The Heritage

4.3
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$30 and under
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American
The Heritage is an American restaurant built on the mutual love and respect of valued local partners from breweries and distilleries to farms and purveyors. The menu focuses on fresh, seasonal and farm-focused dishes and interpretations of American classics. Located just outside Chicago’s city limits, The Heritage, which opened in fall 2016, has quickly become a staple in the flourishing Forest Park and Oak Park communities. Featuring a space that parallels the ethos of its cooking philosophy and menu, the cozy, yet charming dining room seats 54 and serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Coq au vin was really just baked chicken. It is supposed to be a stew. The skimpy sauce was tasteless. Look up recipes for this dish to see how it is made.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks very good and seemingly very fresh. Our waitress was extremely attentive and the staff even went out of their way to accommodate dietary restrictions for me and my friend (gluten and dairy-free). Sat at a table in the middle and felt fully apart of the restaurant but also able to have personal conversations easily. Wonderful find.

MS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great, leisurely dinner - we sat and talked for hours, and our servers were extremely gracious and didn’t rush us at all.

J
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

A neighborhood gem. A bit pricier than its neighbors, but the food does not dissapoint.

F
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything great. Service gets a bit diminished as they get closer to close time.

SH
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends for brunch - will have to return for dinner. Get the doubles!

JH
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Very limited menu and very pricey. Food and service were good but overall not a good value. Review the menu on line prior to going to ensure you like the limited options.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

A very disappointing meal, food took a very long time and was not cooked through

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. A great time to be had in Forest Park. Looking forward to returning.

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was inviting.
Service was friendly, and attentive, although I feel there were some missed opportunities.
They didn't share the happy hour menu with us until I asked about the sign outside.
Overall, a very nice experience.

G
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I can’t really comment on noise level, because we were almost the only customers.
They have one of the most interesting and tasty brunch menus I’ve seen.

DW
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was fair at best. Long time at table before server came by, long wait for food. VERY small portions of good food, went home hungry.

t
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely, relaxing brunch. Drinks and food were wonderful.

GD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

The server seemed rushed and annoyed. Never acknowledged the special occasion, did not highlight any menu items. Food and atmosphere is always amazing.

HR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was even better.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience when I visit The Heritage. Best cocktails, exquisite food and the staff is friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend. ~Maria

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The food was delicious from start to finish. The chicken and honey pie are a must. The only complaint was the noise level. Very loud and hard to have a conversation.

D
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I went for brunch with 3 friends. I hadn't been there in about a year. The service was slow and one of the of the orders got messed up because the burger wasn't cooked to specifications. We were finished when my friend finally got her meal which she ended up getting to go. The waiter wasn't attentive at all and we tipped accordingly. Something may have changed since my first time there last year. Or maybe they were just having a bad day. I don't plan to go back.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Chef does superb job. Love it.

C
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We like this place a lot, however, if you have a couple cocktails it can get pricey pretty quickly. Group of 5 with bill over $300. Sometimes tough to have a conversation when it gets loud. Seems to do pretty well as all tables were full on a Thursday night. Nice to have in the neighborhood, but, at the cost...will only choose for special occasions.

GP
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a joyous experience with two birthdays to celebrate! Two of us arrived early and sat at the bar for cocktails, which were delicious! We ordered oysters— and this is the only criticism — I could have sworn they were on the menu at $2 each, and we were charged $4 each, a fact I didn’t notice until I got the electronic receipt. Other than that, we ordered a variety of menu items, both small and large plates plus birthday desserts, and all the food was delectable, beautifully prepared and presented. Service was attentive and fun, without interfering in our conversation. Altogether a winner. We will definitely go again!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and unique menu with an excellent wine list and cocktail list to match!

E
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Sunday brunch- tasty Bloody Mary with mustard seeds. and a nice menu. We enjoyed the smoked salmon toast and the omelette.

OP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places in Oak Park/Forest Park. Great food, great drinks and surprisingly well priced for the quality.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great and our server seemed friendly and competent, but the food took an extremely long time to come out from the time we ordered.

HS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We like coming here, but the affogato dessert was disappointing this time because they ran out of the right kind of cookies for it. They substituted another cookie but it was not the best. Should have just cancelled the dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I eat at The Heritage , my experience is outstanding. Love the food, ambiance, and service. Keep up the amazing work.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

They didn’t have my Open Table reservation, which was my only complaint and may not even be an issue on their end. Though I heard the host tell two other parties he did not have their reservation. They had space, the food was excellent and service great.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Had the Boursin and mushroom omelet and smoked salmon toast with a side of crispy potatoes. All were delicious and we will definitely be back! Can’t beat the ambiance. It feels like we’re back in Prague!