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Heirloom

4.8
4.8
695 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Heirloom is an American restaurant, inspired by the farm.
We are James Beard nominated in both 2019 & 2020.
We are located at 212 Savannah Road, in downtown historic Lewes, Delaware.
We are open 5 days a week, at 5 pm. Closed Sundays & Mondays.

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended!! We take reservations for the dining room and the bar!
A credit card is required for booking a reservation! Guests that cancel within the 24 hour window of their reservation, will be charged $25 per person. Guests that no show on the day of their reservation, will be charged $25 per person.

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Booked 22 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (302) 313-4065

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Team of 7 Bada$$es

  • Neighborhood

    Lewes

  • Cross street

    3rd Street

  • Parking details

    We do not have personal parking - all parking in on the street. The side streets are the BEST place to park for free, as Second & Third Street have meters that run until 8 pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Beginnings

  • Kennett Square Mushroom Soup$12.00

    Castle Valley Mills spelt berries, crispy garlic chips, sage infused honey

    • Veal Sweetbread Dumplings$16.00

      Fifer Orchard Arkansas black apple kimchi, soy cured egg yolk, apple cider ponzu, toasted hemp seeds

      • Crispy Heritage Pork Belly Porchetta$17.00

        fried acorn squash, carrot top chermoula, frisèe salad of Baywater Farm ninja radishes & baby carrots, fall herbs, pork jus dressing

        • Fifer Orchard Broccoli Salad$13.00

          roasted broccoli, shaved granny smith apples, Baywater Farm arugula, shallots, fried lentils, pecorino romano, watermelon radish, tahini apple dressing

          • Hudson Valley Torchon of Foie Gras$20.00

            Fifer Orchard honeycrisp apple & cranberry strudel, rosemary almonds, housemade Arkansas black apple butter

            • Baywater Farm Tuscan Kale Salad$13.00

              Fifer Orchard honeycrisp apples, crumbled goat cheese, einkorn berries, shaved radish, fried walnuts, apple gastrique, maple thyme vinaigrette

              Entrées

              • Corn Fried Southern Grouper$34.00

                roasted fingerling potatoes, Kennett Square trumpet mushrooms, braised leeks, shaved brussels sprouts, herb mustard, parsnip cream

                • Cast Iron Lancaster Amish Chicken$33.00

                  housemade Baywater Farm spinach spanakopita, garam masala spiced carrots, torn mint, peppercorn chicken gravy

                  • Housemade Turmeric Pappardelle$28.00

                    Kennett Square oyster mushrooms, Baywater Farm tuscan kale, spiced pepita seeds, brown butter herb crumb, butternut squash cream

                    • Crispy Skin Maryland Rockfish$33.00

                      roasted Baywater Farm butternut squash & collard greens, shallots, blistered turnips, shiitake mushrooms, miso-mushroom broth

                      • Chesapeake Seafood Stew$34.00

                        housemade smoked fish sausage, shrimp, clams & rockfish, fingerling potatoes, Baywater Farm rainbow carrots, crispy guanciale, red pearl onions, winter herbs, white wine broth, grilled sourdough

                        • Grilled Cider Glazed Double Cut Heritage Pork Chop$36.00

                          Baywater Farm sweet potato & cheddar pierogies, charred Fifer Orchard broccoli, shaved honey crisp apples, mustard jus

                          • Grilled Porcini Rubbed Venison$34.00

                            Baywater Farm sweet potatoes, cippolini onions, charred brussels sprouts, horseradish cream, venison jus

                            Table Shares

                            • Charred Brussels Sprouts$10.00

                              pine nuts, garlic, gribiche, brown sugar reduction

                              • Slow Roasted Beets$10.00

                                olive yogurt, orange hazelnut vinaigrette

                                • Kennett Square Mushroom Mix$11.00

                                  sherry, fresh herbs, sea salt

                                  • Our Delicious House Filtered Water

                                    sparkling or still, scented with fresh picked mint leaves

                                    • Bottle (750ml)$2.00

                                  Last updated: November 24, 2021

                                  What 695 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                  4.8
                                  4.8 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.8Food
                                  • 4.8Service
                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                  • 4.5Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                  1. KP

                                    KimberlyP

                                    Baltimore

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                    Food was interesting and delicious. Bar seating is tight if you get placed in the corner. Service was great

                                  2. JS

                                    JimS

                                    New York Area

                                    63 reviews

                                    vip
                                    4.0

                                    63 reviews

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    Small selection but food was good

                                  3. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Philadelphia

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    I think it is the best restaurant in the state. Last nite was spectacular. This has become our go to spot in the beach area!

                                  4. LF

                                    LoraF

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We have been to Heirloom over half a dozen times, and both the food and service was excellent.

                                  5. SC

                                    ShannonC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Hard to go wrong at this Lewes institution. Some of the pairings were not would I would have selected (cranberry pastry and froiegras) but overall from the various cheese plates to the rice pudding every course offered something enjoyable.

                                  6. GC

                                    GordonC

                                    Singapore

                                    6 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great evening on Thanksgiving eve. Nice ambience, fantastic food and superb service. Thanks Caitlin!

                                  7. g

                                    gertrudeandheadcliff

                                    Philadelphia

                                    9 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    9 reviews

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    We love Heirloom - always our go-to for special evenings out. Last week we went to celebrate another wedding anniversary. I had made a special note of that in our reservation. While we were seated at a wonderful corner table, as requested, there was no mention of our anniversary by the host or waitress. Not a big deal, but several years ago we had the opposite experience including complementary glasses of sparkling wine, which made us feel special. Last week, not so much. Our waitress was super efficient, kind and helpful, although there was a hint of 'rush' to turn our table. Also, we were sad to see that Heirloom had ditched their Covid safety protocol of extra distance between seated parties. Not only did we have to sit right next to strangers with us all not wearing masks (which felt very odd and unsafe), but sadly our neighbors were bickering the last 1/2 hour of their meal. Lastly, while I usually boast about the wonderful cuisine, I can't do that this time.

                                  8. t

                                    tracy

                                    Philadelphia

                                    50 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    50 reviews

                                    Dined 5 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Our local go to. My husband had the Version and I had the grouper. Both were cooked and plated perfectly. The rice pudding was RIDICULOUS. Never disappointed. Another amazing meal.

                                  9. n

                                    nerf

                                    Washington DC

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always a pleasure to see how the menu changes with the seasons, and how the flavors and ingredients come together in a new dish. Never disappointed when we leave Heirloom.

                                  10. MW

                                    MaryW

                                    Baltimore

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Best mushroom soup I’ve had in a long time! The fish stew was new on the menu and delicious!

                                  11. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Heirloom never disappoints!

                                  12. DM

                                    DMac

                                    Baltimore

                                    42 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    42 reviews

                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Beautiful converted Victorian in the heart of Lewes. Several intimate dining areas, and a very cozy bar. Service was excellent.

                                  13. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    My wife and I went to Heirloom to celebrate our 1 month wedding anniversary and her new job. We’ve been there twice before and they never fail to impress us with the food and service. The Instagram post of the veal dumplings drew us in and the venison steak blew us away. Can’t wait to come back!

                                    HeirloomResponded 7 days ago

                                    LOVE THIS!!

                                  14. DW

                                    DavidW

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great cocktails, great wine, and great food. Always amazing! We loved it!

                                  15. DG

                                    DanielleG

                                    San Francisco

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on November 21, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Our group of 6 sampled a variety of appetizers, drinks, and desserts. We each had a different main course. Everything was excellent!

                                  16. FP

                                    FranP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Exceeded all expectations in every area! Will definitely return.

                                  17. OP

                                    OPGracie

                                    Philadelphia

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                                    overall3food5service4ambience3

                                    Some good, some not so good The good - the food (Rock Fish and Pork Chops were excellent; the service was very good The not so good- we were seated at a very small table that backed to a window sill and even with a pillow, it was very uncomfortable and drafty......because the tables were so close that when the server brought food to the next table and bent slightly, his backside was in our face......because of the noise, conversation was very difficult.....for my birthday, they brought a thin slice of upside down cake with a candle and charge us $11.00.......I have never been charge for a birthday or anniversary treat before......for $154.00, I guess we expected something a little different......was the food good?.....yes.......would I return?......probably not......

                                  18. k

                                    kupo

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Quality to be had in all of the dining experience!

                                  19. R

                                    Reliable

                                    Washington DC

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was very good, flavor combinations spot on. Pork belly appetizer with acorn squash delectable. Service excellent! We enjoyed ourselves and will make this place a date night favorite.

                                  20. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Philadelphia

                                    19 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    19 reviews

                                    Dined on November 20, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent as always

                                  21. C

                                    Cindy

                                    Baltimore

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on November 19, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We sat at the bar and enjoyed the ambiance very much. Andrea made the experience extra special

                                  22. GG

                                    GwenG

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 19, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always a treat! Enjoyed a simple light meal - mushroom soup and broccoli salad - and a glass of fine wine. Perfect fare for a chilly evening.

                                  23. TJ

                                    TimJ

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                    Birthday very nice

                                  24. JM

                                    JeanM

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything about Heirloom hit high marks. Cocktails, food, presentation, service. The flavors in each dish are complex and wonderful!

                                  25. C

                                    Chef

                                    Philadelphia

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We returned to Heirloom once again for another wonderful meal. We enjoy the ferry ride, a bit of shopping and a fine dinner, before the return ferry ride and back home to Stone Harbor.

                                  26. E

                                    Eddwin

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 17, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The Staff did an amazing job and the food was extremely great

                                  27. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Philadelphia

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 14, 2021

                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                    Fall menu was uninspiring. Ran out of the one item (beef cheek) that actually looked interesting. Cheese board was ok, but have had better in other Delaware restaurants. Both our meals were served “cool”, and quite frankly we’re not all that tasty. Pork was boring and lacked flavor. Chicken was good, not great. Overall disappointment given the hype this place gets locally. I also wish I had read the reviews prior to coming as I don’t appreciate the snarky responses by the owner, or whoever is posting responses back when negative feedback is provided. Tells me your not really interested in hearing critical feedback. Would have canceled reservation if I had read reviews prior.

                                  28. RL

                                    RickyLynn

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 14, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We don't give 5 stars much - but this was worth the wait! The food was outstanding, I could eat that Beef Cheek app for breakfast lunch, and dinner - and the venison blew me away. Also loved the charcuterie and the mushroom soup, both of which can be pretty standard on menus these days but Heirloom managed to make the more interesting! Great job, lovely place and a fantastic addition to the shore!

                                  29. IW

                                    IzabelW

                                    Washington DC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 14, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Had bar seating. Bartenders were great with their service and knowledge of the menu. Food was fantastic. Will definitely go back.

                                  30. ML

                                    MichaelL

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This place is the most underrated restaurant on the eastern seaboard.

                                  31. KC

                                    KarinC

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 12, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had a great dinner. Everything was delicious - can’t stop thinking about the grouper, it was Soo good! Lovely setting and innovative, delicious food.

                                  32. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 11, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Excellent food! Beautiful presentation. Service was very good.

                                  33. R

                                    Rusty

                                    Philadelphia

                                    79 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    79 reviews

                                    Dined on November 11, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We had a wonderful birthday dinner. Once again, Heirloom proved that it might be the best restaurant in Delaware. My wife had the shrimp and I had the perfectly prepared venison. The presentation of both dishes was great. The service with Angel and everyone else in the restaurant was exceptional. We cannot say enough about how much we always enjoy our evening at Heirloom. Well done all around.

                                  34. CD

                                    CDipietro

                                    Philadelphia

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on November 9, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Probably the best restaurant in the area. Still owned by private owners and not the large restaurant groups that all make the same touristy uninspired foods. Cocktails are also top tier. In house pastry chefs so everything is fresh!

                                    HeirloomResponded on November 10, 2021

                                    THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

                                  35. PM

                                    PaulaMcG

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 9, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Heirloom lives up to its 'special occasion' status, though it's clearly a mainstay for locals, as well. This was our first visit, but it won't be our last. An inventive and ever-changing menu will keep patrons from getting bored. Its cozy interior and vintage plates are reminiscent of grandma's house--if she collected Michelin stars. Of particular note: 14-hour braised beef cheek, Foie Gras, butternut squash toast -- and their house sourdough bread. No room for desserts -- we'll be back!

                                  36. G

                                    Gary

                                    Indiana

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on November 7, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Great service and the food was really good. The noise level is a bit high but okay. 5 stars!

                                  37. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Always incredible.

                                  38. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Baltimore

                                    3 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    Everything was great. Server made a boo-boo on one of our main course orders but quickly fixed it.

                                    HeirloomResponded on November 8, 2021

                                    ahhh yes! And we thank you for being so accomodating!!

                                  39. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Philadelphia

                                    5 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Hands down the best restaurant around! Very imaginative food ingredients! Consistently wonderful!

                                    HeirloomResponded on November 8, 2021

                                    WAHOOOOOOOO

                                  40. d

                                    delighted

                                    Baltimore

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on November 6, 2021

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It is always a delight to dine at Hierloom! Excellent service and superb food.

                                    HeirloomResponded on November 8, 2021

                                    THANK YOUUUUUU

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                                  Heirloom is rated 4.8 stars by 695 OpenTable diners

                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                  Booked 22 times today
                                  Google Map for Heirloom

                                  212 Savannah Road Lewes, DE 19958

                                  • Cross street

                                    3rd Street

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Lewes

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Dinner
                                    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    American, Farm-to-table

                                  • Dining style

                                    Fine Dining

                                  • Dress code

                                    Smart Casual

                                  • Parking details

                                    We do not have personal parking - all parking in on the street. The side streets are the BEST place to park for free, as Second & Third Street have meters that run until 8 pm.

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Team of 7 Bada$$es

                                  • Additional

                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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