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About Heirloom Restaurant
To make a reservation for parties larger than 6 people, please call the restaurant at (704) 595-7710.
Please include any dietary restrictions or other special requests in your reservation. We are able to special order most wines (including those from outside of North Carolina) for your enjoyment with at least 5 days notice.
Heirloom Restaurant is the product of Chef Clark Barlowe's North Carolina farm community upbringing and years of global travel. All ingredients that are brought in to Heirloom come from NC farms or producers, prompting a style best described as: Locally Sourced, Globally Inspired. This style of farm to table dining at Heirloom extends far beyond simply the food. From the Cocktail list focused strictly on NC distilleries, the wine list made up completely of NC vintages, the beer list sourcing only local craft breweries from Charlotte and the surrounding area, to the house music supplied from NC artists, Heirloom is North Carolina's restaurant.
Charlotte, NC 28216
Global, International, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm- 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Hwy 16/Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
31 Space lot with 2 additional van accessible handicap spaces. Restaurant is located in shopping center in a free standing building so ample additional parking is also available.
88x Mountain Island express CATS park and ride stop located at restaurant.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chef Clark Barlowe can create a custom menu or tasting for your guests, or choose from a la carte. Forty-six seat private dining room with additional lounge style seating at one end of the room. Capable of being arranged for presentations, meetings, or functions.
Heirloom Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Food had great flavor but lacked execution and service was a little slow. A group of us went there for the beginning of restaurant week. Oysters were great, raw. The lightening cakes were good but they were a little bitter from being burnt. The ribeye was a great but was overcooked from the requested temp. The fried chicken had great flavor and crunch but dry. The porcini mac and cheese was very earthy but pasta overcooked. Chocolate cake was very good. Duck fat funnel cake was good, tad greasy but the sauce was great. They use all local ingredients for everything. We do recommend Heirloom as everything had great flavor but I am guessing the rush from restaurant week attributes to execution errors. Will go back again though.
The exterior of this suburban location provides no clue about the creative and outstanding dining found inside, until you notice the oyster shells integrated into the landscaping. Mushrooms of multiple varieties were delicious in every course (yes, including dessert). Every item we ordered was delicious and distinctive. Even the focaccia was unusually light and flavorful. Our server was very knowledgeable about the ingredients (who knew that lightning was responsible for an appetizer) and friendly without veering into overly familiar territory. And, with our food sourced from NC, we decided to include NC wine. The server recommended a wine of tenant grape which was full-bodied and tasty...and he shared the grape’s history. Great place for anyone wanting local ingredients creatively prepared. But, if you hate mushrooms, the menu choices may be somewhat reduced.
After hearing so much hype, we were sorely disappointed with our visit. (Note: We went during restaurant week.) The service and ambiance was great but the food was slow and not great. The fried chicken was overcooked. It didn't have any taste and was chewy. I ordered the NC Catch after seeing an image on Instagram. The huge piece of fish was absent and instead I had 2, maybe 1.5 oz filets. With a fresh rotating catch, I understood there may be some variance. The filets were cooked crisp on one side, but the filets were so thin, the entire fish was overcooked. The fish was on top of a bland rice cake. The lightning cakes were the best part of the meal. The desserts left a lot to be desired. $150 and 2 hours laters (two top, only 3 courses), we had some leftovers packaged to go. The server forgot to bring them before we left, but we didn't say anything. We weren't sad to leave the restaurant and leftovers behind.
Wow, Heirloom was fantastic. We did the Chef's Tasting and Wine Pairing, that's 6 courses with 6 wines. The service and knowledge of the servers was outstanding. Each course was crafted, inventive and delicious. I was even introduced to ingredients I've never heard of, Turtle Weed?! The wines were outstanding and portions were perfect. Their push is to use locally sourced ingredients (90%) and with each dish it was described and referenced perfectly. Most of the dishes were served on Carolina made pottery. Even the Avett brothers were playing in the background! What an amazing experience. I can't wait to go back.
We visited Heirloom on New Year's Eve and had the 6 course Tasting Menu with the wine pairings. After being warmly greeted at the door, we began the night with a cocktail at the bar with Dexter, the cocktail menu is ever evolving, but his negroni is perfection! This year's menu (we make it a point to come each year for New Year's Eve) was indulgent, but light and portion sizes were perfect. I mean we started the night with duck prosciutto how can you go wrong with that? It was everything you want in a New Year's Eve Menu. The wine pairings worked magnificently with each course. Service was on point and not rushed. This is how a tasting menu and a fine dining restaurant should be executed. So if you haven't tried Heirloom, or it's been a while.....what are you waiting for? You are truly missing out!
This is a local place for us, and we try to visit often. We have tried the tasting course dinners and have very much enjoyed those. We have recently been getting the entrée choices, and our most recent visit I had the catch special which was swordfish. The chef nailed the preparation as the swordfish steak was perfectly cooked and delicious! I must say the serving portion was very generous, and the fish was very fresh.
My wife ordered the pork Milanese, and she very much enjoyed it and gnocchi side along with the protein. I tried some of it, very nice simple preparation, but very tasty!
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Charlotte restaurant gem. Chef Clark outdoes himself everytime! We got the Groupon for the tasting and left full, happy, and chatting about the meal! Imagine experiencing a NEW flavor- the oysters had a pickled vinegar that changed the entire experience for us- what an amazing flavor. Everything is bursting with flavor- even eating fried chicken was a new flavor experience. Heirloom is definitely a treasure for foodies. Even if you're just in the mood for a burger- there's a burger board that had me salivating! Soups are fantastic and served in beautiful earthy-tree trunk bowls. Staff is courteous, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the menu and how each item is prepared. You can tell that the staff is proud to work here. Chef went out of the way to ensure that our birthday celebrations were special and even autographed our menus. Gotta, GOTTA go if you have not yet experienced this gem.
Heirloom has become a part of my monthly routine.... if not more! Exquisite menu and service. Dining there is an experience that I haven’t had in a long time.. maybe ever! The thought and preparation that go into the food is beyond anything I’ve ever seen! Thank you Clarke and Patrick for opening my eyes and palate to a whole new world!
Wonderful dining experience. Many personal touches made my wife’s birthday celebration extra special. So many great menu options to choose from...we both chose the 6 course tasting menu, and enjoyed every course. The selections were not anything we would have normally chosen from the menu, but the Chef, waiter and staff did a wonderful job explaining and preparing each selection.
We enjoyed the Restaurant and the cuisine education. We left very happy and quite full. Thanks to all of the Heirloom staff, you did everything right!
My husband and I had a Groupon to use so we booked a table at Heirloom on a Friday night. There was a large group having it seemed like a Christmas party in the main area but we were seated in a smaller room off to the side which kept the noise level down. Our servers were very prompt and attentive. We split the tasting menu and had it paired with wine. In addition, we started off with a special cocktail each and shared the lightning cakes, delicious mushroom based nibbles. The wine paired with the tasting menu was excellent and each course was so tasty! By the end, I was so full and very happy that we shared the tasting menu. I would recommend Heirloom in a heartbeat to anyone who has a special occasion because they do make it very special!
We made a reservation for Friday night for anniversary (drove from wingate to experience NC’s finest local cuisine) and they neglected to mention 1/2 of the restaurant was reserved for a Christmas party. We spent most of our meal paying attention to the loud fun they were having instead of enjoying our anniversary dinner. We also waited about ten minutes to be greeted by our server which was frustrating. Ordering the tasting menu was probably a mistake, while it was good, it wasn’t very exciting and seemed like the most basic items from their menue.
This place is truly a hidden gem. Tonight was our first time dining here and we were very pleased. The service was outstanding, the food was delectable, and the ambiance was very nice; it was such a welcome change from the majority of restaurants in the area, where table conversation competes with loud music, where service is lacking, and where the menu offerings are unimaginative and, oftentimes, unpalatable. Heirloom is more than a cut above the rest; it's an experience, not a trough. Looking forward to our next visit!
We have been to this restaurant several times over the last few years.
The food has always been spectacular and the service was top notch.
They went through some reshuffling apparently in January 2017. The food is still pretty good but not quite on par with what it was previous. The service wasn't quite as good. There use to be a bread cart and you could select what you liked. Now they bring you each one piece of bread and that is it.
For the $100 per person it isn't really worth it anymore.
Your results may vary.
My wife and I absolutely love this place. We had our wedding reception here and just celebrated our first wedding anniversary there as well. The food is and excellent and the handcrafted cocktails from the bartender Dexter are on point. They also say that any dietary restrictions can be accommodated with enough of a heads up. This is a place that should definitely be in the rotation if you enjoy good food.
Fantastic. One of the better meals/experiences I have had in some time. 6 course meal was better than I expected. No idea what was coming, which made the experience even better....as it would usually be something I would not order off a menu on my own. I was experiencing new things. And they were great.
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