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Heirloom Restaurant

6 S Lake Dr, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2547
+1 716-357-5005
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (7 reviews)
“filet” (4 reviews)
“trout” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
6 S Lake Dr, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2547
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

We were booked in to the Athenaeum Hotel for a week as part of a group program which included all meals.Our first meal was a buffet with roast turkey and all of the sides. The food was cold. I even checked under the serving units...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The brunch itself was very good. The people working there, not so good! First we arrived and asked for a table outside, they said there was a 20 minute wait, so we ate inside and it was very nice, by the window. The truth was...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed August 8, 2018

You need to starve yourself the week before and pig-out at this place. Their Sunday buffet is AMAZING!!!!

Thank Onefinelady
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Heirloom, in the Grande Dame hotel of Chautauqua (the Athenaeum, built in 1888), enjoys a great location. Try to get a reservation on the porch deck for maximum viewing. The offerings, although a bit pretentious and expensive, features locally sourced food. I enjoyed the...More

Thank wheiles
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We had a party of about sixteen people. Reservations were phoned two days in advance. When we arrived, nothing was prepared. The staff did not even know we had a reservation. We had to wait fifteen minutes while they pulled some tables together. Even then...More

Thank Dave48838
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Finally got it right! We have been eating here once a week for the past 6 years..This year we are here 3 times. The menu was great with plenty of options--I ordered the trout 2 times it was that good. The stagg this year was...More

Thank readerboehm
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The Heirloom Restaurant in the Atheneum Hotel at Chautauqua is getting better. By leaps and bounds compared to the Sunday brunch I reviewed Two years ago. As a summer resident at Chautauqua, I really want the Heirloom to succeed. Tonight’s dinner with friends raised my...More

Thank gransfors
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful romantic dinner on the porch of the Athenaeum Hotel, home of this unique restaurant. The food was excellent (we had the Filet Mignon cooked to perfection), the service very professional, and they have an excellent wine selection! This is one of...More

1  Thank raingauge
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Our food here was less than impressive. My husband ordered the grand prime rib buffet - lots of fat on the prime rib, the baked potato and mixed vegetable looked average. He said it was ok but nothing special. I ordered a fish dish which...More

Thank Barb2427
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Brian and I had a wonderful luncheon on the porch. Food was wonderful, fruit platter outstanding. Brian and I had a great time.

Thank BrenLucy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 S Lake Dr, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2547
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Chautauqua County  >  Chautauqua
  • Phone Number: +1 716-357-5005
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Heirloom is a seasonal 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 through August of 2019. 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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