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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Heirloom Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Clark Barlowe makes very interesting & s ...
Clark Barlowe makes very interesting & sometimes challenging selections for daily menu, always delicious, & very cognizant of local/regional products, used specifically to emphasize NC connections. Have dined there x 3, loved all my meals there, highly recommended, worth a drive if you are not lucky enough to live near it.
We have eaten at Heirloom multiple times ...
We have eaten at Heirloom multiple times, and love the experience. We found the food this time to be a bit more uneven than usual--everything was good, but not everything was stellar. Several dishes also seemed saltier than usual. Because the menu constantly changes, this might have just been alignment between menu and our tastes. we'll still definitely be going back. Desserts were absolutely fantastic!
Most unique dining experience in Charlot ...
Most unique dining experience in Charlotte. We are foodies, and we are so happy with our choice. It is not a kid friendly restaurant, so don't do it. You will disturb the rest of us there on our night away from our kids enjoying amazingly good NC-sourced farm to fork. Relish!
This was hands down in the top 5 best di ...
This was hands down in the top 5 best dining experiences of my entire life and that's not an exaggeration. We were given custom menus to accommodate our dietary choices and they also said "Happy 30th Birthday" at the top, as it was my fiancee's birthday.
The service was phenomenal and the wait staff was extremely knowledgeable about the dishes.
I can't recommend this place enough.
This was our first time at Heirloom and ...
This was our first time at Heirloom and we will definitely be going back. The food was amazing and the service was very good. The fried chicken course was my favorite and I'd also recommend the pork chop. We split the 5 course dinner and it was perfect for us.
The 9 course meal for two was good. We s ...
The 9 course meal for two was good. We shared all of the small plates.
We were seated at a table that was fairly dark. The food could not be seen well. Some of the plates were served in a dark bowl and you could not see the presentation of the dish which I feel is very important in a tasting course.
The building is old and needs some work. The bathrooms are terrible. My lasting impression is when leaving there was a terrible odor in the foyer which told me I would not return.
tapas type menu, with some choices that ...
tapas type menu, with some choices that are uncommonly found in restaurants, much appreciated, & delicious. My wife & I did the entire 12-plate tasting menu, w/ wine pairing, very full at end. Glad we have reservations to go back.
Heirloom is one of the best restaurants ...
Heirloom is one of the best restaurants that I have been to in Charlotte. Not only was the food fresh and tasty , it was presnted in a unique and beautiful manner. The service was increible. All staff seemed to love their jobs and the place. We look forward to going back to Heirloom to enjoy the 12 course tasting menu (it was only 3 for restaurant week). Meals change daily based on what organic NC food the reestaurnt can obtain. Love the concept and everything about the place.
We went for restaurant week for the firs ...
We went for restaurant week for the first time and had no idea what to expect. The outside looks very rustic and it's in a strange location, so we had some concerns, but once inside it was decorated pretty nice. I did feel like our table was uncomfortably close to the lady beside us (2ft) and really we could not talk with out her hearing us, so that was no fun. The menu is normally a pre-fix 12 course menu, but for restaurant week they did three. I had the pineapple tomato appetizer which was very good. My wife had the beef tartar, which she judged as just ok. The bread they serve you is not good. The entree was a blue fish, which was very fishy and I could not eat it. My wife had the pork chop and it was so much better, very tasty. The house merlot by the glass is excellent. The dessert was a triple chocolate moose, but it was served in a glass so the presentation was poor. The other one was a blueberry dessert which was a better presentation, but still nothing fancy. Both desserts where good, but not great. The service was excellent. Our waitress and the hostess were very attentive and helpful. While I'm glad we went to try it, it's just not a concept that I like. I'm not a big eater so 12 courses, even though they are small, is too much food. They said the menu changes daily and it's all farm to table. They have bee's on the roof which is very cool and the chef sources everything on the menu from NC. All that is wonderful, but for the money I have places I'd rather go. It's in Coulwood (west charlotte) so not convenient for everyone, but you should try it at least once to see for yourself. Cheers!
I was a little disappointed with what th ...
I was a little disappointed with what this restaurant advertises itself as and what was produced for us to eat. The pork was over cooked and tough, the sweet corn was nothing impressive or flavorful. The wine list was very minimal and overpriced for North Carolina selection. The service was quick and polite but not over the top. Everything was just fair.
Restaurant Week Review: I've wanted to t ...
Restaurant Week Review: I've wanted to try Heirloom for a while as I was intrigued by the all-Carolina sourced menu, and talked my girlfriends into trying it during the Queens Feast. Our party tried everything on the menu and we enjoyed it. Highlights were the steak tartare and the pork chop, plus dessert. Good NC wines, too. Trying during restaurant week (3 courses) was a lot less intimidating than committing the 12-course tasting menu. Now that I've dipped my toe in the water, I'm ready to take the plunge!
We have been here 3 times before this an ...
We have been here 3 times before this and it was an absolutely amazing experience...the food and the service were impeccable...especially the food. The variety of choices and the fun of creating your own meal was a huge draw for us to keep returning.
When we made the reservation, we did not know Heirloom was participating in Charlotte Restaurant Week but we decided to go even with the limited menu since we assumed they would certainly put their "best food forward". We had been raving about the restaurant to friends so 2 other couples joined us.
The food was so disappointing that my husband said he's not even sure if he wants to return on a normal dining night.
Our experience at Heirloom was a real di ...
Our experience at Heirloom was a real disappointment. We went during restaurant week and I understand that this is often a tough week as restaurants are very busy. However, our experience was really poor. The food portions were very small. I have eaten in very fine restaurants the world over and understand small portions. But, this was crazy. A starter of a tomato salad had exactly 6 small pieces of tomato with a dressing. That was it. For my main dish, the fish was ok, but it was surrounded by broccoli that was desiccated. I mean I am sure the preparation was as intended, but it was very unappetizing...nearly inedible.
I am prepared to pay what 'farm to table' food is worth, but this not worth nearly what we paid. Even at restaurant week prices...which are usually a bargain. Very disappointed. Will not be recommending. Not worth the drive to northern Charlotte IMHO.
My girlfriend and I went here for our an ...
My girlfriend and I went here for our anniversary and were very impressed by the quality and taste of the food served and the detail and attentiveness of the staff. We will definitely go back there when we have another special occasion.
I very much like the concept of a restau ...
I very much like the concept of a restaurant where EVERYTHING is from North Carolina. In practice though, it is problematic, mostly in regards to the wine. NC wine is just not ready for prime time yet.
I look forward to going back and trying this place again in different seasons, but I think I will stick to beer (which NC does great!) and cocktails.
Our 4th visit was not a bright as the ot ...
Our 4th visit was not a bright as the other 3. Reason was the enormous amount of time gap between some courses. At one point a whole 30minutes! The overall rhythm was super slow and we spent almost 3 hours on the 12 course meal between 4 people. There were a few large parties that night so that probably challenged the kitchen a bit. Still, good experience and looking forward to visiting again.
This NC-sourced fresh local food restaur ...
This NC-sourced fresh local food restaurant is outstanding in menu and preparation and service. My wife and I enjoyed the 12-course meal which is 12 sharing samples. I highly recommend it. The building, which seems to be a reformed fish camp, definitely does not prepare you for the delicious meal inside. We're going back!
So we've been thinking king about going ...
So we've been thinking king about going to Heirloom for a while, and we are so glad that we made it there! It was a fantastic evening of great food, all from NC farms and waters. Multiple courses....all were a hit. My husband has a food allergy, and they went through the menu both indicating dishes which contains his allergen, and offering substitutions. Such care at every step. We'll definitely be back soon!
This isn't just dinner - but it's an exp ...
This isn't just dinner - but it's an experience...The food was unbelievable and the staff was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful throughout the evening. The Duck Confit was divine as well as the mushroom soup...Everything was outstanding.
Everything ( except the chocolate, I ass ...
Everything ( except the chocolate, I assume) is from North Carolina. The servers were warm and friendly. They were happy to explain all the details of the tasting menus - which sounded complicated but turned out to be just right. It is a selection of varied numbered tasting menu courses; some options are better than others. The portion sizes vary significantly. The food is carefully and thoughtfully made. It's presented on slate slabs and hand thrown pottery - very nice. If someone at your table orders less courses than others, "fillers" are supplied - pickled cucumbers, chocolate mousse with pecans were fillers for the 3 course person at our table.
The decor was rustic at best. - the building looks like it was a former Denny's or Aunt Sarah's Pancake House. It's sort of fixed up. The best part are the apiaries on the roof.
Wonderful and welcoming. It was our firs ...
Wonderful and welcoming. It was our first time being there, but the atmosphere was just what we were looking for and we immediately knew we would want to come back. The meals were paired very well especially for a scope of just NC! I had no idea NC had so much to offer! So many favors.
What an amazing experience! Heirloom ble ...
What an amazing experience! Heirloom blew us away with their service, menu, and overall dining experience. We will be back, many more times. If you're looking for a unique experience that provides a farm-to-table menu with a wide selection of dishes and a variety of flavor profiles, I could not recommend any better option. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and Heirloom delivered. This has taken the spot of #1 restaurant in Charlotte for me.
My husband and I went here to celebrate ...
My husband and I went here to celebrate a special occasion recently and were blown away by the experience. We split a 7 course meal and were satisfied when we left by how much we ate-it wasn't too much or too little. The portions were perfect and were exquisite pieces of art. There was more than one dish I hated to even cut into due to how beautiful it was! Knowledgeable and attentive staff and amazing chef and bartender-SPOT ON! Will definitely be coming back!
The food was amazing, service was great ...
The food was amazing, service was great but it was a little slow. We got the 12 course meal and we had to wait a bit on the last 5 courses and by the last 3 we were full. Would I do it again? DEFINITELY! No questions asked we will go back but will only get the 9 course meal. On top of the delicious food all the servers were amazing and they customized the menus with "Happy Anniversary" which made us feel extremely special and the Chef even signed them.
For a FOODIE like me that meant the world!!
The food was absolutely fantastic!!! My ...
The food was absolutely fantastic!!! My husband and I really enjoyed our first visit! We took the waiter's recommendation and shared the 12 course meal. It allowed us to sample everything and the portions were the right size for sharing. Thanks for a wonderful meal! We will definitely be back!!
Food was excellent. My wife and I did th ...
Food was excellent. My wife and I did the 12 courses, shared, with the wine pairings. We are not big eaters and it was just right. The staff was very friendly and more knowledgeable than expected. We will definitely be back.
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