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Heirloom Restaurant

4 S Lake Dr, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY 14722
+1 716-357-4444
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Chautauqua
Price range: $10 - $40
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Heirloom Restaurant is a new restaurant opening up in the Athenaeum Hotel in the summer of 2014. It has a brand new menu with a brand 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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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Heirloom Restaurant is a new restaurant opening up in the Athenaeum Hotel in the summer of 2014. It has a brand new menu with a brand 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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English first
Hamburg, NY
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While personally not a fan of brunch buffets, I make an exception for the Sunday brunch @ the Heirloom Restaurant. A fresh, generous range of traditional favorites with the big benefit of being able to sit on their spacious veranda overlooking Lake Chautauqua. On a summer Sunday there is NO better place to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had not been to this restaurant or its previous incarnations, so we cannot compare the history. However I would say that Heirloom compares well with Le Fleur: interesting menu selection, nice wine list, including some local selections, excellent service. Not sure how fond I am of the large, somewhat noisy main room, which looks more appropriate for a wedding... More

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The changes were apparent as soon as we sat down. Our service was prompt and the new menu was reasonably priced with lots of selections. The space has been updated and is very comfortable. We will include Heirloom with our favorite area restaurants. Scallion Bistro in Lakewood - Forte in Jamestown - Brazill's on Main in Westfield- Bellini at The... More

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Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Heirloom Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy that you enjoyed your experience at our new restaurant. We hope to see you again this summer! Best, Vanessa Weinert Marketing Manager vweinert@ciweb.org More

Hudson Falls
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was privileged to have the opportunity to attend the "soft opening" of the new Heirloom Restaurant inside the Athenaeum Hotel at the Chautauqua Instituition. Upon arrival, I noticed the hostess station poised beneath a beautiful new sign designating the restaurants name and it's place inside this historic hotel. The tables were tastefully decorated, with soft linens throughout, and an... More

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Vanessa W, Public Relations Manager at Heirloom Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough review. We're really excited about the new restaurant! We hope to see you and your family again this summer. Best, Vanessa Weinert Marketing Manager vweinert@ciweb.org More

Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Okay, who is in charge here? Whoever they are, they should be lashed with 10,000 noodles. Yes, we were on a chartered bus trip but does that mean we get only the leftovers? Granted, the bread basket was refilled several times, but that was because we made that request so we wouldn't be hungry all night. I had ordered the... More

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Dresher
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We sat at the "Community Table" and always had great conversations. The food was good and we also had great conversation with the servers.

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Olcott, New York, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

We have had dinner at the hotel before. Our experience has been the prices are outrageous, the food passable, and the service poor. We had read that there is a new farm to table restaurant open Friday and Saturday night. The reviews were favorable. We went. The portions were very small. My wife found her chicken difficult to eat and... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We made a dinner reservation for 7pm for a Sunday evening. Never were we told it is ONLY Buffet on Sunday. When we arrived we ordered a glass of wine each. Waiting for a menu. After about 15 minutes the waitress came by. We were then told the buffet is over at 7:30. ALL of the food was depleted and... More

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