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.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Thirty-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.
Private Party Contact:
Matthew Strecker: 7045957710x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Heirloom Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Best restaurant ever..best cooking practices!
This restaurant should be more recognized for its boldness to have a new menu daily, using NC product in every part of the meal, and overall taste and service! I see this restaurant being a rising star in the restaurant industry!
What a great evening! Not just dinner, ...
What a great evening! Not just dinner, but also a food experience! I loved that all the foods are prepared with NC products. Every dish was creative. We did the 12 Course Tasting Menu. I have a couple of food allergies and the chef was fabulous to accommodate (Please call ahead and give him a heads up so he can be prepared). This is a greaat way to try new foods, NC native items and even NC wines and beers that can be expertly paired with each course for you. I can't wait to go again!
This is my husband's and my favorite res ...
This is my husband's and my favorite restaurant in Charlotte, bar none. The food is amazing - delicious and beautifully plated. The service is wonderful - the staff is so knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. And there is always at least one course that forces us out of our comfort zone in the best possible way. We can't praise it enough. Highly recommend!
Everything including liquor sourced from ...
Everything including liquor sourced from NC. Menu changes daily. A great dining experience
Chef Amy the pastry chef is delightful a ...
Chef Amy the pastry chef is delightful and her beet infused red velvet cake is to die for. The food as always was amazing. full of flavor and delightful.
One of the best meals I have ever had!!! ...
One of the best meals I have ever had!!!! fantastic all around. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.
we enjoyed the amazing variety of food a ...
we enjoyed the amazing variety of food and the personalized service... Jodie was our main server (I think that was her name) and she was very attentive and told us about each course as we were served... I came about a month ago with my daughter and our experience was excellent too... I will definitely come back when I am in the area again... :)
We enjoyed every last bite! We had been wanting to go for a while and we were not disappointed.
Fourth time we've been, just about each season and the consistency of unique, high quality, interesting and very well prepared dishes remains!
This is my second time going to Hierloom and I was blown away again! They offer a fresh menu with a unique twist. The food is local, often foraged, and you will most likely try something that you've never had before. Our waiter, Madison, was attentive & knowledgeable and well supported by the rest of the staff. Our food courses were served at an enjoyable pace. While we opted for the seven courses, I was quite full after the first five and will only chose five next time. Please note that this is a tasting menu so the portions are small so that you can have anywhere from 3 -5-7-12 courses depending on your preferences. Hierloom is on the pricey side, so I tend to go only for special occasions.
We enjoy eating at Heirloom. The food is delicious and always very inventive. With the menu changing so frequently you can always try something new. It is a tasting menu so the portions are small but the 3 course meal is enough for us.
Three Trips and Counting
This was our third visit, don't do that often to any restaurant. We've been in the summer, fall and now spring and the menu perfectly supports the season. An overall outstanding experience from arrival to reliving it on the way home. Strongest recommendation.
We have been here twice so far and will definitely be back. The food and staff and excellent. Awesome chef! You have got to try this restaurant it is a rare find.
A hidden gem
We ordered the 12 course pairing to share along with the drink pairing option and had a great time trying all of the creative options. All locally sourced - even the wine and beer. The neighborhood is unexpected but only adds to its charm. The staff all work together to make sure your experience is the best possible. They were in top of everything. Well worth every penny.
Love this place and all the staff!
Love this place and all the staff!
Love the chef's creativity and the foraged products he finds and incorporates so seamlessly. Such a lovely evening with perfect attention and outstanding food. Thanks to you all. And, one of our party found the "green center" in her dessert...fun all around! We'll be back.
The food is wonderfully flavorful and the service is exceptional. My wife & I went to Heirloom to celebrate our anniversary. We split the 12 course meal and we were beyond impressed. There wasn't a single course we did not absolutely love, but we would have been fine with 9 courses - 12 was too many. It was so delicious we plan to go back every anniversary. Go with an appetite and you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend.
Hidden Gem for Foodies
The one thing my husband and I miss most about our days in New York City is the lack of unique restaurants in Charlotte. Located on the outskirts, Heirloom is definitely worth the trip. Tasting menus are our favorite and you can't beat the $120 12-course menu that's meant to be shared. $60 per person is unheard of for such a fresh, farm to table dinner made of only local ingredients. The server and bartender were passionate about every ingredient and each dish had its own story. I ordered a "mocktail" because I'm pregnant and even that was carefully created and delicious. Considering the fact that the menu changes daily we will definitely be back soon to see what's being created in the kitchen.
Heirloom continues to amaze
From the warm hello and congratulations (we were celebrating a special occasion) at the door, to exciting new cocktails at the bar (I love the red kale margarita), and knowing about our dietary needs when we sit down at the table and letting us know what dining options we could have that night before we even ask, Heirloom's staff continue to exceed all expectations. Each course is beautifully plated and you hesitate to touch it, because it's so gorgeous, but once you take that first bite you are glad you did....the products utilized are so fresh, grown with such care, and prepared with expertise and restraint so that the NC products shine. I could shop all day long at the farmers market, but my food will never taste that good, which is why we come back again and again.
Everything was wonderful. The 12 course tasting menu was exceptional. I would highly recommend the experience to friends and family.
Great farm-to-table experience
Visited for the first time to celebrate my husband's birthday. We each ordered the 7 course menu, it was just enough food without being too full. I like that if you don't order all 12 courses, you can pick which of them you would like for a smaller tasting menu, as opposed to chef's choice. This makes it very diner-friendly, especially if you've never tried a tasting menu before. Everything was delicious, very fresh and beautifully presented. The quality of the ingredients is amazing. I loved that the chef had foraged for the walnuts that were on the salad!
One of the most sophisticated and varied menus
We've dined at some amazing restaurants around the world, with leading chefs at the helm, and were so thrilled to find this gem in our own backyard here in Charlotte. The chef's creativity and exquisite care with local, fresh ingredients, translated to a dining experience that was deeply enjoyable and incredibly memorable. We will definitely be back for our next special occasion!
Wow, Wow, Wow!
This is one fine restaurant. Location is a bit odd and when you pull-up out front you will question your choice, but open the door and your mind to some incredibly creative and well-done cuisine! I literally can't say enough great things about this place!
The staff was very friendly. The food w ...
The staff was very friendly. The food was art! Love the commitment to NC products. Amazing what you can do. We had the 12 course tasting menu shared by two people and the wine pairings. It was a perfect about of food. We were impressed with the NC wines (except the Chardonnay). They do allow you to bring your own wine for a small corkage fee.
We had a wonderful experience at Heirloo ...
We had a wonderful experience at Heirloom. The staff was extremely welcoming and all seemed to be very happy and passionate about explaining the concept (farm to table with a specific focus on North Carolina products) and the dishes. They allow you to choose a 12 course, or 9, 7, 5 or 3 courses which changes daily. All of the dishes were extremely delicious and great care went into the preparation. This was just a very very exciting and refreshing restaurant that was all about delicious, local food. Awesome will be back as soon as possible.
All locally sourced and delicious!
First, I will say if you are a meat and potatoes person, not interested in a variety of flavors or expect the menu to be the same each visit, this is not your restaurant. Heirloom is quiet, the wait staff very knowledgable with the menu and they made our choices very simple. We had all 12 courses (table of 5) and the portions were perfect. It's 'Tapas style' , smaller plates but with 12 courses we all got our share. The drink menu is eclectic and on the pricey side, but well worth it for the flavors we tasted in our cocktails. I will definitely go back again!
A top-notch experience from start to finish
Don't be put off by the drive or the exterior of this place; it is worth every mile traveled and every penny you spend. From the host to the wait-staff to the infamous tableside bread-man, we were treated great and educated on everything we were eating and experiencing. The backstory of the place as well as this chef is truly fascinating. The fact that he literally forages in the woods for ingredients just blew my mind, not to mention the honeycombs and gardens that are tended to on the roof! I cannot recommend enough how special of a place this is. You will not be disappointed!
Heirloom -- Fun to Try!
We enjoyed our meal -- the food was good, but the explanation of how the 12-course works needs improvement. The sausage and the duck confit in particular were delicious. The menu is always changing, so each time you dine is a new experience. The layout of the restaurant is fun, but the bar lighting clashed with the overall ambiance. Way too bright.
Not your ordinary meal
The farm to fork tasting course menu is fabulous. A definite good choice for a special night out. It beats the ordinary chain restaurant. There are also plenty of beverage items and suggested pairings with their courses. The waiters are very friendly and knowledgable about the menu.
Our party of 4 made a reservation over a month in advance to celebrate a birthday. Upon checking in with the restaurant regarding some food allergies, which they kindly accommodated, we were notified that the evening we were dining was going to be a special menu for the restaurant's anniversary. Our reservation was for 6:30PM and we did not depart until shortly after 10PM after a 9 course tasting menu. There were a few courses that were good (1st course salad, the Ranch pasta course and dessert course,) however, many of the courses strangely came to the table at room temperature (the soup, duck,) and were underseasoned. It was unfortunate as we were very much looking forward to dining at Heirloom with all of the great things we'd heard about it. In short, the meal was underwhelming and the service was quite slow. While I can give room for a restaurant preparing an unfamiliar menu for a special occasion, this establishment changes their menu daily so it should not likely have been an issue.
We really enjoyed our evening at Heirloom. I think it is really neat what they are trying to do-serve food and drink from the area. It can be tricky with the wine and liquor, but I applaud them for doing it and thought it was well done!
Unique preparations with interesting ingredients including chef foraged foods. Definitely a foodie experience. Don't bring the meat and potatoes crowd. Looking forward to coming again for the full experience with the tasting menu. Went during restaurant week where the abbreviated menu was available. Smaller sized portions but delicious and adventurous taste combinations.
Interesting and delicious....
My husband and I ate at Heirloom for Queen's Feast. The usual menu wasn't available so we went with the 3 course meal that is offered with restaurant week. I started with the Beef Carpaccio dish and my husband had the soup. Loved his soup, but the Carpaccio dish was a little grassy for me, seems like it needed a little salt and acid too. Main courses were very good. I had the vegetarian stir fry and my husband had the Pork shank. Both were very good but the Pork shank was my favorite., absolutely cooked to perfection. Desserts were delicious, creative and just the right portion. My only complaint? Awfully stingy with the bread!!! We had to ASK for bread and when the guy finally came around with the "bread cart" he stingily served us such small pieces that it was literally consumed in two small bites!!! I understand that people don't need a whole basket but PLEASE give your patrons a decent size piece of bread!!!! It would have been nice to have tried the local olive oil with a larger piece of bread. Overall, we really enjoyed Heirloom and would come back to try the regular menu.
Heirloom is Fabulous!
I've eaten here twice, once for brunch and once for dinner. The food is delicious! The wait staff is fabulous. The food taste fresh and is cooked perfectly. This restaurant is at the top of my favorites list for Charlotte restaurants! I enjoy the fact that the menu will be different every time I dine at Heirloom. I also love that almost 100% of the food is from NC farms!
First time at Heirloom even though we live in the area. My wife were treated like we have been going there forever. Service was top notch from everyone we interacted with. Food was outstanding. Great place for a special occasion. Everyone must try Heirloom. We will be back.
First Time Diner
I dined at Heirloom during restaurant week with a few friends and was happy with the options for each course. My main dish (the vegetarian stir fry) was a little bland, but everything else was great! The peanut butter cheesecake was a unique take on "cheesecake" but still delicious! Service was attentive and very knowledgeable. There were a lot of options for the vegetarian diner!
Dishes too complex. Too many different s ...
Dishes too complex. Too many different spices/flavors
Interesting Menu, Consistently Terrific!
This is my "go to" spot for bringing out-of-town guests because it showcases the best NC has to offer in local food, wine, and spirits. It is easy to get to during rush-hour traffic because it is outside the more congested areas. The service is top notch! The waitstaff presents each course with a description of the food and its preparation. The waitstaff are knowledgeable about local producers and can answer a range of questions about locally sourced ingredients. The wine list is impressive with a number of very tasty bottles - I was not expecting to find so many good local wines. The cocktail list features a surprising array of North Carolina spirits. The dishes are creatively prepared and attractively displayed. My guests are always impressed by the dining experience here.
This was delicious. Start at the bar for ...
This was delicious. Start at the bar for some creative cocktails from the bartender. All around great experience.
Tasty and Romantic
Each server was attentive. We enjoyed the squash soup with pink lady apples and scallops along with a pork shank for the main dish. For dessert we tried the peanut butter cheesecake and the watermelon dessert and we enjoyed everything we tried. Great for a romantic night out. I would not bring the kids. Adults only. Enjoy!
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