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Heirloom Restaurant

6 S Lake Dr, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY 14722
+1 800-821-1881
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Chautauqua
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Heirloom Restaurant is a new restaurant that opened up in the Athenaeum Hotel in the summer of 2014. It has a brand new menu with a new chef. Heirloom is a full-service restaurant that is available to hotel guests, Chautauqua visitors and guests coming from off the grounds for a great dining experience. It is open 7 days a week and is available and open to the public from June 21 through August 24. All outside dining guests receive a complimentary gate pass to Chautauqua Institution. A gate pass that has amphitheater access will have to be purchased if you plan on attending amphitheater entertainment.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

New chef, delicious food, good choices, lovely hotel. Right on the lake. Some dining opportunities on the wide porch. Costs are relatively high but really good food, preparation, and atmosphere. Delightful dining room.

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Littlestown, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a delight to sit out outside and enjoy a wonderful dinner while staring out at the Lake. It was peaceful and spectacular. The food was incredible. The staff was attentive and quick to take care of our needs in spite of the large crowd.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went mainly to check out the old hotel; it did seem to have lost its list re. Breakfast buffet was a good value with many traditional classic dishes not readily available elsewhere. Servers were a very sweet brother and sister. Rocking chairs and free Wifi there, maybe even a cup of coffee if you know your way around.

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208 reviews 208 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was generally good, although we experienced a number of service issues. We had a total of seven dinners, seven breakfasts, one lunch, and two wine & tapas in the late afternoon. For breakfast, there is a fairly extensive buffet. The items that were intended to be hot, however, were sometimes room temperature or just plain cold. They have... More

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Derwood, Maryland, USA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well, eating at the Chautauqua Institute is not really very pleasant. Most food is mediocre at best. So we decided to splurge for dinner one night. Glad we did. At least we had one good meal while the week we were there. The artichoke dip appetizer accompanied by toasted baguette was terrific. The steaks were nice and tender although the... More

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san antonio, tx
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Hard to complain about a restaurant that faces Lake Chautauqua with a wrap sound patio for your choice of dining. The interior dining room is grand with light flooding in that gave us a sense of bygone years not found in many places. The food was fair priced with an early bird tapas menu if you dine before 6pm. Our... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The Heirloom is the restaurant inside the Athenaeum Hotel on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, NY. The hotel is wonderful. By all means, treat yourself to a stay at the hotel. We've stayed there before and would like to stay there again. We've also eaten in the main dining facility there before and found it to be... More

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Vancouver, WA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you can get a table on the porch the view is incredible. They have tried to expand the menu to offer more casual fare but the hours they are offered are limited and the selection is also limited. The food is alright but if I am going to spend a lot on a meal I want a better dining... More

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Hamburg, NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed at the Atheneum and this restaurant is located in the hotel. Food is overpriced for what you get. Servers are very good, I would not eat there for dinner. Breakfast is all right.

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Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have dined at the restaurant at the Athenaeum a number of times and heard it was under new management; once of the major changes is a set menu rather than daily. There are enough choices to please someone even staying for a week. On Fridays a dinner buffet was available which looked fine but I opted for a menu... More

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