Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar

4.7
193 reviews
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Eastern European
Smoky, salty, sour, sweet ... these flavors weave the story of our grandparents; the food memories that tie us together as a culture, a nation, and as a city.

We create these stories with food and drink from our past, fashioning a future around our table, and over our bar. Let us tell the story of who we are as a community—at breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Heritage is a love note to Chicago, and all of the immigrants who built our city.
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Specials

Daily $1 Oyster Happy Hour

$1 Oysters
Giant Bloody Mary with KimChi Hot Link, Curry Pickles, Pickled Quail Eggs and Pickled Vegetables
Chicharron, Rose, High Life, and Sake Specials

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 29, 2018

Ends: October 30, 2117

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

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Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Heritage for dinner but this was our first time for brunch. A different experience but still delicious food! We had eggs on eggs and our favorite the hamburger, kids shared their favorite the ramen. It was all topped off with Chef Alan’s chocolate cake with lemon curd. He never fails to treat your tastebuds to something delicious! Chef Guy and his restaurant will greet you with hospitality and fill you with food and drinks so delicious and enjoyable you’ll wonder why you haven’t been before or already salivating when you’ll be able to return to try something else.

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TP
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the first time I've been here and certainly not the last. Food and drink is consistently outstanding! Staff is friendly, attentive, knowledgeable but not overbearing. Caviar service is a true pleasure - I've done both a $10 service and a $150 service (and a couple in between) and have enjoyed them all! Oysters are fresh and tasty. Their house cured gravlax is great and changes with the season. And, their desserts (and pastry at brunch) are not to be missed. Ambiance is a perfect balance - I've gone in wearing a sportcoat and also just tshirt/shorts and felt equally comfortable.

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SG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive caviar menu - which was delicious! Excellent cocktails!

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JP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service, food, drinks and atmosphere. It surpassed our expectations however, I will have to save up money so we can come back!

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M
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! The potato pieorgis, pork schnitzel, and million dollar noodles were highlights. The flavors and ingredients are unique and of exceptional quality.

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HC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on a Wednesday night for caviar. We had the caviar grand platter and it was delicious. In addition, the infused vodka was a nice compliment to the caviar. Definitely a fun date night!

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LT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was quiet for Saturday brunch, which was awesome. We had craft cocktails, a mix of the less expensive caviars, the deviled eggs, and the pastry assortment. Everything was exceptional. If you've never tried caviar, this is the place to learn and not break the bank. I can't stop thinking about the spicy dill pickles and the deviled eggs! Service was exemplary. It's probably good that we don't live closer, or I'd haunt this place all the time.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The menu looked great, but we left before dining after waiting 50 minutes and receiving only one of the two cocktails we ordered around the 30 minute mark. That cocktail came with a promise that our first round would be covered, which was greatly appreciated, but we waited another 20 minutes before deciding to cut our losses and go without spending $200 a head on food. I'd love to give this place another shot, but would hope that future kitchen or staffing emergencies would be discussed with patrons so they could decide whether to spend their time waiting or come back another night.

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OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely spot with creative, well-executed menu and nice cocktails. Very friendly staff. Will definitely return with our foodie kids.

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J
London
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Really enjoyed our food there! Unique and more of a place to get an appetizer and great drink than dinner, although they do have some larger portion items.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was amazing. The food was great and so were the staffs.

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LP
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Caviar service is very lovely, but why, why, WHY serve delicate (and expensive) caviar on rustic, highly flavored brown bread? How about blinis? Or even toast points? Infused vodkas were not worthwhile...and I'm sorry, but my Polish grandma would not call that a pierogi. (More like an empanda, IMHO.)

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JD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have wanted to try caviar for a few years now but was pretty intimidated by the whole process. Heritage takes the mystery out of caviar and the entire experience was kinda magical. We had the Kristal and the Sturgeon and both were out of this world. The accoutrements included a butter I nearly put in my purse; it was so delicious. The manager (who was very attentive) let us know that every other Tuesday this summer has a fixed menu during the downstairs burlesque show! Going to be back soon.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A real gem! Neighborhood feel with fine dining level cuisine at a reasonable price. Friendly,
Knowledgeable servers. Outstanding caviar service. Will definitely be back!

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Chicago
186 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has really become my “go to” restaurant in Chicago. I love it! What a unique selection of food, drink and wines, all done so well! Sure “Caviar” connotes swanky and expensive but that’s just the bonus. Very casual, even family friendly atmosphere. And by all means, get your introduction to fish eggs here, either through an a la carte order (trout roe is my fave— mild flavor, medium size, great popping] or an add on to a dish as suggested (bowfin with he chicharrones and pimiento cheese appetizer, or crab soufflé). The a la carte servings come with tons of house made chips, 2 chunks of house made black bread, house made pickles and all the traditional accoutrements in an escargot plate). Said crab soufflé is delay but takes awhile so order it early and choose other stuff to eat while waiting. The Caesar has added flakes of lightly fried anchovies and crispy crustacean shells. The octopus is delicious. Oysters are phenomenal although sometimes only one delicious variety is on hand. They are a bit pricey if you’re not on happy hour. The house made mignonette is something you’ll drink straight up. At least I do. Service is so friendly and helpful at levels. You’ll interact positively with the host, waterperson, server and chef. Go if you haven’t already!

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LM
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give 10 stars I would!! Excellent ambiance. Friendly staff. Amazing food. We had a group of 5 and shared plates so we experienced most everything on the menu. Just outstanding on every level!!! We will be back.

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L
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Fun place interesting menu. Caviar was good missed the blinis to put the caviar on. The black bread which was delicious and the potato crisps masked the flavor of the caviar.

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RS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for the burlesque show and had a phenomenal time! The food was delicious, the drinks were creative and fun, the server was fantastic and attentive, and the show was top-notch!

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Mother’s Day brunch. Incredible food, incredible ambiance. Heritage takes the best of the Chicago dining experience and adds an Eastern European taste. The staff didn’t rush us, the owner spoke with everyone and made everyone feel very welcome. He shared that his goal with this place is to take the pretentious out of caviar- and he did so most skillfully. About half of the dishes on the brunch menu included a sprinkling of caviar- including the deviled eggs and the “eggs on eggs” sandwich. All around a class A dining experience that was trendy enough for me, and relaxed enough for mom and dad.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day and everyone there was so nice. We sat downstairs and had plenty of attention from all the staff. Everyone was super nice to my daughter! Not to mention, The food was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Had a reservation... got there 10 minutes early took our order 10 minutes after we sat down... Food never came and we left 75 minutes later hangry

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very. Very kind staff—quiet with nice music —good food except Caesar salad—too mustardy —had the best dessert I have had—avocado and strawberry sorbets with meringue—-will go back for that!

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Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, libations, ambience. And caviar! Eat here soon.

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M
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best brunch places in town - pastries are the star as are the creative cocktails. A true hidden gem.

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KT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for my husband’s birthday and Heritage was super accommodating with all the changes that we made. The food and drinks were great and Hannah was a good server. The manager even ran after us to give my friend her coat. Very much appreciated!

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CK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. We invited a chef friend as our guest, an intimidating prospect, and we all were very pleased and satisfied. We shared several appetizers and a few entrees and two desserts. The selections are eclectic, from octopus to beef tartare to pierogis to ramen, and everything was executed beautifully. The service was excellent, nice cocktails, even a good IPA although the server advised it was a not-beer place, all in a very cool yet surprisingly homey setting. We finished the evening with zucchini cake, also delicious. I highly recommend this place!

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a
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful experience. Would definitely return when I am back in Chicago. Keep up the amazing work. And yes, that bacon DOES deserve that trophy!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 6th time dining at Heritage and this is our first review. Every single time we’ve enjoyed a meal here we’re blown away. Today we had the French toast and lamb hash special - and both were absolutely delicious. Chef is one of the most talented in Chicago and we will definitely be back again and again and again. Thanks for consistently delivering exceptional food!

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CL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night here and awesome happy hour special!

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l
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A hidden gem, so happen I found it. The cocktails were made with intention, you could tell each signature drink was created to be different and delicious. The place had a cool sophisticated vibe which I adored, the music was equally as fitting - I mean they had Des Visages Des Figures playing. The food was incredible. Not a single thing I didn't enjoy.

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JR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the staff ,the food . Exactly what we were looking for. Not at all stuffy. Woul go bac in a minute.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this place! The food is outstanding, the service is incredible, and the ambiance is perfect. I've been here for brunch and dinner multiple times and will continue to come back.

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JT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding. The service was prompt, professional, and friendly. The food was inventive and fresh, well executed, and not at all pretensious. The cost was an outstanding value given the very high quality.

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M
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting concept. Fusion + caviar/roe. The grilled octopus was exceptional! My wife liked the trout roe and the ramen. Did not like the hamachi loin app (very fishy). Friendly and knowledgeable waitress. Bartender was VERY slow making one specialty cocktail (only six customers at the time). $190 w/tip.

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New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and delicious plates to share. Make sure to try the Uni shooters

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LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! We had caviar and the pricing was great to try two different kinds. The drinks were really different and fun to try and our server knew what she was talking about. We had the million dollar noodles and were by far my favorite thing I have tasted in the last couple months! We also had the octopus and it was grilled perfectly and the red eye gravy and grits were a perfect combination. SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT! We had a creme brûlée’s that was to die for! This place is off the beaten path but it is worth it!

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PS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Must go for Sunday brunch or dinner! Super cool restaurant off the beaten path. Best and unique dinning you can have in Chicago!

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t
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening here. A full bar for our favorite cocktails, plus some amazing infused vodkas. Small plates included the best herring, caviar, homemade bread & chips you could ever want. All the food was delicious and the service was great. This place is off the beaten path a bit, but well worth a trip.

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A
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had one of the best meals here! And the caviar set was a ton of fun! Service was on point, too! Will be back!

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Cleveland
61 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very small wonderful restaurant!! The Sunday brunch menu has changed a little from October 2018, but the food was fabulous. Second time there, because we are visitors to Chicago. Will go again when next in town.
Service was great. Our server was very knowledgeable about their caviar selection and the menu in general. We also had the eggs on eggs, and eggs any style. All the dishes were fab flavors. The make a number of items in house, such as potato chips, Russian rye bread, and pickles (some of the best I’ve ever had).
Truly a find and a must visit for us!

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