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Reviewed August 6, 2021

We were just browsing "The Heights" and came across Hearth thought we'd stop in and take a look at their menu it was about 430 we were pleasantly surprised that the menu did focus primarily on protein which is Perfect as we are a keto/low...carb family! We were given the 4-top overlooking the outside by the window. Perfect view. I ordered the Ciappino which was delish and we also got the NY Strip with Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce paired with the mushrooms and Haricots Verts. So good!!! We splurged and finished it off with the Pecan Pie which was amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

We went there for a birthday. We were 6 and I booked almost 3 weeks before the event to be sure to have a place outside. It was a very sunny day, perfect for a lunch outside with friends. Unfortunately, the table the restaurant kept...for us wasn’t on the terrace, in the middle of the sidewalk without shade or parasol. We asked for another table with shade (one was free when we arrived!) and remembered the restaurant that we booked three weeks ago but apparently they couldn’t do anything for us and were very rude, telling us that we could seat inside ! The food was good but the way they answered to us was too rude and disrespectful to want to go back there again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 9, 2020

We had a superb meal, Salmon with Maple glaze was out of this world. Filet Mignon was done perfectly with the augratin potatoes as a great addition. Loved the cheese and fruit tray to start off our meal. Our waitress was friendly and very responsive....Highly recommend this as a night out. LookIng forward to returning in the futureMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Who doesn't like whisky? Hugh, the owner, took a private group through several bourbon, rye, Irish and Scottish whiskies. Very fun to try and experience the different flavors and nuances. Following that we had a lovely 3 course dinner. Well done Hugh! I will be...coming back to add my name to the whisky wall!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

After having eaten at Hearth the previous weekend and LOVING the food (veggie burger, chicken salad, sweet potato fries, blackberry balsamic dressing so delicious I wanted to drink it...) my husband and I were very excited to take my mother-in-law. We knew she'd love the...chicken salad. The waitress took our order telling us she was trying to get it in ahead of a party of 20 in the back room. We waited for an hour for our food. The waitress was very apologetic and accommodating, but at one point the manager/owner was going from table to table apologizing for the wait and he was immediately defensive when we asked what the issue was and then contradicted us when we said we'd been waiting for our food for an hour. We were extremely upset by this interaction. We almost left when after an hour and ten minutes the waitress told us our order had been lost in the bustle of preparing the meals for the party of 20+ (as well as the other diners), but we decided to stay when she assured us it would only be a matter of minutes before our food was ready. The couple at the table next to us DID get up and leave. Fortunately, the food was DELICIOUS and as expected, my mother-in-law loved the chicken salad and the blackberry balsamic dressing, and said the catfish po' boy was one of the best she'd ever eaten. Honestly, if it hadn't been for the interaction with the manager/owner, we probably would have been assuaged by the superb quality of the food. If we return to Hearth, it will be after some very serious consideration.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Hugh H, Owner at Hearth, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Words cannot express the regret I hold in my heart for the absolutely and completely unacceptable way I (the owner) reacted last Saturday. Obviously the frustration I was feeling was not properly contained and spilled out in an incredibly unprofessional way. Just prior to my...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019

There are so many things I was pleased about at this restaurant! The atmosphere is really cool and the location is in an up-and-coming area of Peoria Heights. I really liked that I could make a reservation online and that I could take a peek...at the menu beforehand on their website. The hostess was very pleasant; however, our waitress really acted like she didn't want to be there. She wasn't upbeat and didn't even look at us when she talked to us or when we ordered/talked to her. I am docking points on my review partly because of her. The presentation of the food was great. You can tell each item had a lot of thought put into it; even the toppings for the burger and the salad. Someone truly put a lot of love into every bit of each item, down to the toppings and garnishes. I had a bite of brisket and it was absolutely stellar. It had a great smoky flavor without being overpowering. It tasted like the bun was freshly baked and buttered. I had a burger and it was kind of dry and didn't "wow" me with flavor. The fries were very good. I would say the overall quality of the food was 4.5/5. But because of the waitress and dry burger I will give 4/5. I would definitely go again and try something other than the burger. I do wish they'd add a few more items to the menu for both lunch and dinner and publish their dessert menu to the website. Like I said, I will definitely go again! Worth trying for sureMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Not good this visit. Caesar salad was awful. Do not recommend. Wife and I both ordered grilled chicken breast over tomato purée with green beans and house potatoes. Green beans were really good and potatoes ok but chicken not very good. Chicken seemed pre cooked...and nuked. Chicken and purée were luke warm and not tender. If this had been our first visit, we would not return.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

I have eaten at many restaurants in Naples, FL on 5th Ave and 3rd Street. I will put the Hearth right up there with any of them. At the Hearth, the food is always excellently prepared, it always has flavor that just pops in you...mouth and the entire staff there are the best. Hugh has done an excellent job of putting together what I would call the best restaurant in Peoria.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

My friend and I visited for lunch. I had the homemade tomato soup and toasted cheese. It was very good. I’m ready to return. The soup was super good and could tell it was homemade. The toasted cheese had a thin slice of Granny Smith...apple on it. That was a nice addition. Full of creamy cheese. Totally worth it. Service was good. Ambience is nice.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

I like the people that work here. They are friendly and professional, responsive to special requests. It is a bit pricey for my income level, but that is my problem not theirs. The result is that it is a 3-4 times per year place for...us. All the food is good so it is hard to call out any particular item, but they can cakes are perfect and I enjoy their big ball ice cube with a whiskey.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We highly recommend the Hearth. Hugh is a wonderful host and the food and drink are top notch. Great for lunch too!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance. Great service and reasonable prices. Ordered the mushroom quiche and cheeseburger. Both were excellent. We'll be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

What a nice place. Great ambiance. Good food. Surprisingly reasonable prices. On arriving for lunch, I was a bit uneasy because there was a large private party there also; you would have never have know it. The facility was properly staffed to meet all requirements...with ease. Our waiter was efficient and friendly and the food preparation was timely and well done. This was our first time there, but I'm sure it will be high on the list for a return visit. Very nicely done.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Recently stopped in for lunch with my wife. Was disappointed that they no longer have the Muffaletta. It however is still on the menu. I then settled for the Hearth grilled cheese. It was very good. My wife ordered the pulled pork and said it...was decent. Overall it was good. Not sure how soon I will return with all the choices in the Heights.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

Casual yet Elegant atmosphere coupled with good service and good food makes this restaurant a winner. Had the quiche with a salad and it all was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Aban R
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Response from Mdk71 | Reviewed this property |
There is only street parking. On the weekends, it’s really difficult to find anything close.
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Absolutely. Great neighborhood, well lit. Street parking only but always space available in the neighborhood. Hugh Higgins owner
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Hearth is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5