Heirloom - New Haven

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1173 reviews
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Contemporary American
A Farm Coastal Restaurant located inside the Study at Yale Hotel on Chapel Street at the heart of Yale University Campus in New Haven, CT. Our friends, farmers & growers in Connecticut, New England & beyond supply us with heritage ingredients showcasing the farm & coastal bounty, integral to American Heirloom Cooking. Our wine collection includes wines from Italy, Spain, France, Australia, Germany, South Africa and the United States. Our wine choices are eclectic and distinctive with a focus on value and boutique labels as well as Sustainable, Organic and Bio dynamic selections. Inviting warmth and hospitality, local-heartfelt fare; eclectic wines and cocktails and a commitment to honest service and value are paramount to the Heirloom experience.
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LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was a bit salty. And 2 people in my party ordered hamburgers medium and medium well. They both came out rare. Service and staff were excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a graduation. The food was excellent. The beverages were tasty using fresh fruits. “Not a bad bite of food on the table.” Very enjoyable brunch!

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was not fresh. Old octopus real fishy. Place was empty on a Sunday now we know why.

CT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing. We have been to Heirloom a number of times and have consistently enjoyed a lovely dinner with delicious food and excellent service. It is located in a delightful hotel in New Haven, CT called The Study. If you are staying at the hotel, Heirloom is on the ground floor. The breakfast at Heirloom is just as fabulous as the dinner. I highly recommend Heirloom if you are looking for a restaurant with great ambiance, excellent service and a talented chef!

MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the food was fresh, beautifully prepared, seasoned and cooked perfectly. Selection was very good and the food and wine were all reasonably priced given the quality and ambience of the restaurant. We were accommodated in our request to have a quiet location and the server was attentive, personable and polite. She made excellent recommendations regarding food choices.

RS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu, cool atmosphere, great staff. We spent several hours reminiscing with old college friends and no one pressured us to leave. Outstanding experience!

FF
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The people at the front entrance were very accommodating. They have valet service and got someone to take care of us right away. They provided us complimentary champagne for our 39th anniversary which was extremely thoughtful and reserved a special table for us. The waiter was very attentive and helpful. Their menu is very interesting and offers wonderful combinations. The appetizers were very flavorful. I had salmon which was cooked perfectly and had a great combination of vegetables and rice. The salmon was a little on the bland side though. My husband had steak. He was a bit disappointed because it was fatty but he is very picky. Not all places specialize in steaks so I feel based on past reviews Heirloom is definitely worth trying. I wouldn't order the steak though.

SF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cocktail menu, outstanding cheese and cured meats selection, most of our table ordered and was very happy with the gnocchi entree, I ordered the sea scallops and they were delicious. One of the best restaurants in New Haven.

d
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for Brunch on Sunday: the Blueberry Pancakes were tasty and filling, the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable.

ML
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Fresh, unique preparations highlighted by excellent service that was friendly and not stuffy.

The meat was prepared just a bit rarer than I would have liked, but still well executed.

I will look forward to returning.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always enjoy the brunch at Heirloom. Delicious food in a very inviting atmosphere. A must try!

KS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food (eggs Benedict) was delicious. Service was mediocre at best.

Z
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Tasteless food, overcooked vegetables, poor service, multiple errors on order....

JA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a lovely experience. My favorite restaurant!

LR
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food imaginatively prepared. Great service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and helpful.

PC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Understated elegance, prompt attentive and unhurried service, excellent food, reasonably priced. A recipe for value and enjoyment.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

No one in our party of four enjoyed their food. The use of roe on the lobster bucatini was so far over-applied that I couldn’t see the pasta under it! It finished terribly and fought with the lobster—and lost.

Even after complaining to the waiter and leaving more than half of our meals on the plates, no one cared enough to come out and talk to us.

So disappointing. Nice decor and great spot.

BL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My guest had to send her salad back politely because she requested the dressing on the side, which the server repeated .

OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Third time this year that we have been there and it never disappoints!
The food is always great and we have had the same waitress Amanda each time, she is wonderful!

ZG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful space. Great place to have an early brunch.

F
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We are long time fans of Heirloom. The food remained outstanding this time but the service was seriously inattentive which has not happened before. We appreciate not being rushed but our waiter disappeared for long periods of time. We decided against ordering dessert or coffee since we waited so long it was time to go.

SS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was mediocre. Service was lackadaisical. Not recommended.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch is a favorite for us here- the Salmon Benedict is yummy as is everything else!

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

LF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

This is a reasonably expensive restaurant and the quality of the food does not match the price. My crudite with hummus was a bowl of vegetables--so if you favored one vegetable in particular, you'd have to search for it-- with a practically inedible hummus (The main spices seemed to have been chili pepper and paprika) My duck breast was tough and the vegetables fairly tasteless. My husband's martini was, in his words, below par and so was his fish dish. I think the food was so mediocre, I would not even go to the restaurant again to give it a second chance. And seriously, when I order DRY sherry, I don't expect the wait person to bring me what I am pretty sure was very sweet port with a cherry draped over the edge of the glass.

R
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Can’t wait to come back. The food and service were outstanding. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. Kudos to the Chef!!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was pretty good but service needs some help. Not sure i would go back.

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and so was the service. The apple caramel donuts are a must have!

AC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Everything from the starters to dessert was phenomenal. Michael, our server, went beyond what was expected. I definitely recommend Heirloom and can't wait to go back.

BH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Heirloom, the service is always amazing and the food is always delicious. We love coming to Heirloom for breakfast and brunch.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. I would highly recommend trying Heirloom.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice spot in town near Yale. Only negative- would have loved to be able to choose items off of regular lunch menu (were there on Sunday for brunch).

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch, great food, great service!

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Heirloom is normally one of our favorites, but this last visit was a real disappointment. Although we appreciated time to chat without being interrupted every five minutes like some restaurants, the service was ridiculously slow for how quiet it was in the dining room, and the sea scallops were a bit overdone and the spaghetti squash was over served, dense, and seemed like it had been sitting for awhile. The dark chocolate fudge cake dessert was boring. I hope next time we go, it’s more back on it’s game!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu looked really good, and the space was aesthetically pleasing... but we waited well over an hour for our food. It was midday on a Sunday, so one would think they’d have staffed the kitchen expecting a brunch crowd, but we were just there on our own, with no one checking on us for an hour. Finally our server came over and apologized for the delay, but just said the kitchen was backed up. No drinks or snacks on the house while waiting, no discount on the check, just an apology after all that time. We then waited another 20 minutes for food that was okay but not extraordinary.

J
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Convenient location, good food and nice ambience.

AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. I can’t wait to go back!

LC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We were staying at the Study so found it convenient to eat at Heirloom. My salad at
Inch was delicious. My husbands Berger was over done. I ordered a glass of wine ($20) which took 25 minutes to arrive at our table. Not my idea of great service. Our waitress was not the only waitress on duty. We had dinner that same day. Our waiter was very engaged and punctual. I had the octopus appetizer - incredibly rich. Scallops for my main course were nicely prepared. Breakfast was really disappointing. Toast was burnt and cold! Not much you can do to ruin fried eggs - they were fine. I should have asked for crispy bacon. Bacon was barely cooked on one side.

BM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I have had the Chicken Pate many times. it is creamy and excellent. It has always been served with what you would expect - thin bread triangles. This time it came with slices of crusty Italian Bread!! I complained to the waitress, and she said that was all that was available. Also, the pate had some kind of a bacon glop on top! Is there a new chef?

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