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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
It's been way too long since we visited Heirloom. Tuesday night is a pretty quiet time in most restaurants. That was a major benefit for us. We had great service from Jodie. She was very helpful and personable. We really enjoyed her. And then there was the food. AMAZING!!! We did the 6 course tasting menu. It was all chef's choice and we were right to put ourselves in chef's hands. I won't detail everything but you just need to get to Heirloom. You and your taste buds will be SO happy you did. The restaurant also started an a la carte menu so you don't have to do a tasting if you want a smaller meal. We will be back to try it. Still highly recommende!
First visit but will not be our last. Easy drive not far off I-485. Local food sources, all from NC. All NC beers and mostly NC wines. I had 6 course meal--all courses were delicious. Best duck I've ever had. My wife had fresh fish and onion pie.
Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly service.
If you enjoy & support local food and the concept of farm to table (& even if you do not) I highly recommend Heirloom!
Farm to table done well. The bar tender was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about mixology. Took the time to show us the bitters and extracts they produce. Excellent local foods creatively prepared. Our server wasn't up to the level of the food. Maybe she was just having a bad day.
Went for an anniversary dinner and it didn't disappoint. We each did the 6 course tasting menu. It was a lot of food, but fun to try everything. I would have never ordered turnip soup, but it was delicious. The roast chicken and steak were also really good, but one of my favorite parts was the cheese course. Local cheese over local Dijon mustard and strawberry jam...the perfect salty, spicy and sweet combo. While the decor isn't great, it wasn't as bad as I expected based on what I had heard...it was comfortable and truthfully I'd rather have amazing food than amazing atmosphere. And the food really was delicious. I guess the only thing I'd say is to update the bathrooms. It's cute and quirky that they encourage graffiti on the walls, but the toilet was wobbly and I felt like I was in a rundown high school bathroom. You can be quirky, but still offer standard accommodations. Otherwise, we really enjoyed ourselves -- definitely a great fit for foodies.
We went on a Thursday night with another couple for our anniversary. The menu was not for people who like familiar selections. I do not like sour beer, hot green sauce for my fried chicken, the blackened shrimp cocktail was cold and the sauce was a weird puree. Worst appetizer I ever had.
Everything there is always prepared perfectly. There isn't even salt at the table.
We splurged on the special Chef's tasting menu of 6 small plates includes salad, soup, pasta with a protein, main with a protein, cheese and dessert. Although you don't know what will be prepared, you can give input to your server on your likes and dislikes. We had caprese salad with heirloom tomatoes and homemade mozzarella , green tomato bisque with chili oil, homemade pasta with bay scallops, tile fish and vegetables, cheddar cheese with crustini and grainy mustard, and strawberry mousse with lemon curd and Chantilly creme. Although some of this sounds simple, the preparation was unusual and totally delicious and his vegetable choices are always unusual.
Our server, Jody, was exceptional. She was very informative and wonderful to talk with.
On a Saturday night there was little traffic taking us 25 minutes from Ballantyne. What a fun place to find "in the middle of nowhere". The concept of farm to table is great however I would have thought more vegetables and vegetarian/vegan dishes would have been featured since farms also grow produce, not just meat. But this was a very meat focused menu. I do give the chef credit for making a vegan dish especially for me (thank you) but it was a tiny amount of food swimming in oil and oversalted. It was supposed to be rice and beans on top of sautéed spinach and nowhere could we find any rice until the waiter explained it was mixed in with the beans. I finally found a few rice grains. This tiny amount of food was served on a huge plate and was pushed off to the side, making the portion look even smaller. A nice touch was chicken of the woods mushrooms fried to a golden brown placed on top. The way they normally serve it is with an egg on top which I had them omit. When I got home the first thing I did was get a snack. My husband's shrimp and grits were a nice portion but he felt it was too rich. The servers were always standing close to our table which felt a little uncomfortable and the water was filled too many times. The host guy at the front was friendly and welcoming, a real asset to this restaurant. The interior was strange with a large hole in the middle and the tables to the side. The couch seat however was very comfortable. We ended up having a wonderful and adventurous evening anyway. While I don't think we will be back many of my friends enjoy meat, butter and heavier foods and they would absolutely love this place. I will highly recommend it to them...it just wasn't for us.
The waiter, Jodie wasn't giving great feedback at all while we ate afterwards nor were there but later on Charlie Wing was giving us an educational and feedback that we were asking for which was overdue during his duty. Jodie didn't noticed the one missing of orders as mac and cheese till we asked.. Jodie didn't showed passionate about the restaurant or food like Charlie did. When I return, I would ask for Him. I brought my bother there for first time and he felt standoff with our waiter however he felt so comfortable with Charlie and we chat a lot and she kept unfriendly so I never experienced that service before. Hostess lady explained about the restaurant history which was good.. only one problem is Jodie: terrible sorry.. She didn't stopped by our table a lot either.
This is a hidden gem, a great place to have outstanding food. The food not only tastes exceptional with layers of flavors, but the presentation is like a work of art. We would recommend the chef's tasting menu to get an experience of what Heirloom has to offer. The service is great, the staff all know the menu in detail and are extremely enthusiastic about the food. We travel just over 35 mins to get to the restaurant, but we would travel twice that distance if we had to.
My wife and I had a wonderful time and compared the layers of flavour to Blackberry Farm .
We had the tasting menu and loved every course and intend to return with friends in May. All of the servers had an extensive knowledge of the menu and made us feel very welcome on our first visit to Heirloom .
As always, the food was great- prepared well, served by a knowledgeable and attentive server. The chef has added a selection of entrees in addition to the tasting menu. I think this is a great move, because it gives a wide selection of special dishes, with various price targets. Should make the restaurant even more enticing for patrons.
We normally do a five-course tasting menu, but this time my wife and I decided on the entree of farm-raised, grass-fed ribeye with mashed potatoes. We had had something similar when we were there on Valentine's Day as part of a tasting menu. It was fantastic, as usual. Don't know how the chef prepares the brussels sprouts that are served as a side, but they really have a unusual, special taste.
All in all, this is our favorite restaurant in the Charlotte area.
The best dining experience! First, started with the reservation confirmation, when they asked if we were celebrating anything. When I said yes, he asked, then had the menus personalized for us!! Our waiter was friendly, informative and seemed to enjoy the concept of the restaurant as much as we did. The menu was varied and reasonably priced with main dishes from $16 - $40. Drinks were great tasting, with good pours. The food... Simply amazing! Good portion size, elegant plating and fantastic on taste! The manager came around and personalized the occasion which was impressive and much appreciated. This will be a meal we'll talk about for a long while! Thank you to the Manager, our Server, Charlie, and the Cook Staff - you've set the bar for celebrating our anniversary extremely high!
Our meal was outstanding, and the service was excellent. Our fish and steak were cooked to perfection. The staff is warm, friendly, and attentive. They personalized the menu in honor of my husband's birthday and then had the chef autograph it. We love knowing that we are supporting local farmers and resources when we dine at the Heirloom Restaurant. We are looking forward to bringing our friends next time.
We celebrated our anniversary there having the Chef's Tasting Menu. Everything was superb. Although I 'm not a fan of duck, it was actually pretty tasty. The soft shell crab was excellent. The hostess, the waiter, the atmosphere all were fantastic. I would recommend the Heirloom in a heartbeat.
This was my first time eating at Heirloom, and I was completely blown away. We are so lucky to have this restaurant in Charlotte! Chef Barlowe has worked at El Bulli and French Laundry; you can't really get better training than that. His commitment to local ingredients goes above and beyond _ there's an apiary on the roof, for crying out loud! Go here - you won't regret it!
Wonderful service - from the hostess to the bartender to the wait staff - excellent people, who are concerned with your dining enjoyment. Obviously, the chef and cooking staff is as well, since the food is wonderful. I love the experimental things they do, constrained by your list of likes and dislikes for the tasting menu.
The service was impeccable and the food was fresh. It was my husband's birthday. He ordered the chef's tasting menu with pairings and I ordered the soup of the day along with the crab cakes and tile fish; we wanted to have options. Everything that came out was delicious. The crab cakes were by far the best crab cakes I have ever had. We will definitely be returning to Heirloom.
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