Heirloom

4.8
377 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.

We require a credit card to make 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.

The Heirloom PATIO opens each day, by 1 pm, based on the weather that day. The patio tables are released the day of, or day before, depending on weather. Reservations for the patio are ONLY accepted the day of. We do not have heaters, so please dress appropriately.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 377 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
CJ
CarolineJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zimri was our server and he did a wonderful job describing everything on the menu and his suggestions were spot on, will certainly be going back!!

C
Chris
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner. The food was fresh and prepared with care and attention to detail. The restaurant was very accommodating. I would certainly recommend, and look forward to returning on our next trip to the area!

ND
NancyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the Delmarva area. Always a culinary adventure that leads to looking up at least 2-3 ingredients in the summaries of the dishes.

BS
BrianS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the gazpacho, octopus and burrata appetizers. Three of us had the soft shell crab entree and it was awesome. We found the deconstructed peach pie dessert underwhelming and were surprised it was served cold in a cast iron serving dish. Sourdough bread made in house was amazing. Friendly service.

t
vipthehitz
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, service was excellent and the facility was nice. The deserts were disappointing though....... Overall it was a very nice meal but in all honesty it did not live up to expectations ( which were very high) due to previous recommendations.

TN
TheNJDivorceAtty
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Do not opt for sitting outside if possible. Street noise is loud and the metal table kept making a pull in my sleeve. Wish there were more appetizer options, gluten free options and more dessert options.

MJ
vipMadeleineJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heirloom is the best restaurant in Lewes, maybe in all of Delaware. It was superb in every way--from the warm and inviting decor to the delicious farm fresh ingredients and preparation. The dinner was so imaginatively prepared and graciously served.

EB
EatsinBalto
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat at the bar with Andrea, our bartender who made excellent recommendations for what to eat and how to eat it, savoring the farm to table ingredients of each dish. Attentive waitstaff, delicious food, and memorable culinary experience. We had the tile fish and the scallops. Dessert: deconstructed peach pie. Perhaps the most impressive to us was the perfect consistency of our food, not overly spiced or seasoned yet enough to highlight the fish itself. It’s not often you leave a restaurant satiated by taste but not heavy or feeling overloaded.

m
vipmbk1
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous evening and wonderful meals. Highly recommend Heirloom. Always a favorite. Only small recommendation would be to add less olive juice to the dirty martinis. They were a little on the weak side. But other than that … perfection!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

J
vipJames
Baltimore
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to Heirloom for our anniversary this year. A great decision. Caitlin was our server aided by Tess and Else and they were all great. We started with the warm burrata and then on to the double cut pork chop. Fantastic! It is pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

TC
TerryC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best of Delmarva!!! Beautiful Food, Special Atmosphere and a Knowledgeable Attentive Staff!!

JH
JoeH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

… they one-upped themselves this past time … spot on with all our selections … couldn’t have asked for better

G
Guest
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything great ,portions could be a little more.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heirloom is one of my favorite restaurants. Service is excellent and the food is fantastic.

KS
KristenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible , delicious, beautiful food.
Fantastic date night restaurant.

M
Mommom6
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heirloom is an amazing restaurant! Everything about it is outstanding. Their chef is fabulous…EVERY dish is creative, fresh and AMAZING!! Heirloom is a must to visit!

F
1Foodie
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous dining experience! Delicious, creative food . The service was amazing. Our favorites were the made in house Burrata & Tuna entree. Their mixologist made us the best cocktails.
Great restaurant in the cozy, coastal
town of Lewes. Thank you Heirloom & we will be back😋

CE
CateE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambience all 100% Highly recommend the Quad of Goat cheese platter

C
Countvlaf
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the location beautiful and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed getting to know Andrea our server for the evening. Highly recommend.

S
vipSteve
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Heirloom for the second time during our annual trip to Lewes. Dined at the bar and had a fantastic experience in every regard. Andrea was wonderful and took great care of us.

RH
RogerH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best restaurant in Delaware, hands down. We try to book there for our birthdays and Valentines Day. My fiancé and I also celebrated our engagement there (a couple hours after the question had been popped). Always a positive experience.

L
Lexy
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!! Love this place!!

S
Shuxy1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The hype surrounding this restaurant is huge. We were very excited to try it. The food was underwhelming. The in-house ravioli was an exquisite presentation but dried out to the point it was almost inedible. We understand that things happen. The fact that no one cared was disappointing. The scallops were delicious…all four of them. They were out of our chosen dessert (they have two) so we had the deconstructed peach pie. It was awful. Served cold in cast iron. The best thing we had was their bread service. The sourdough was incredible. Not a repeat for us.

BL
BobL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always amazing food. Sat outside so it was a little noisy due to the traffic. Nothing to do with the restaurant.
Angel our server, this time and many times prior, is always great, always makes fantastic wine recommendations.
Food speaks for itself. Hands down the best food/restaurant in the area.

HQ
HaleyQ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, definitely recommend!

Heirloom
Responded 7 days ago

thank you so much Haley!!!

Report
l
lagloriacubano
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar, Andrea was very helpful with the menu & the wine selection - can't wait to go back!

KD
KathyD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heirloom never disappoints! From craft cocktails thru the always different menu plus desserts to die for, Heirloom scores a perfect 10. The service is outstanding, you never feel rushed, and a table visit from the owner will be part of your experience. So happy to have the Heirloom crew as part of our Lewes cuisine scene.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and a attentive wait staff.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent! We had 4 entrees and tried each other’s and they were all great. Also had a salad and cheese plate which were good. The desserts were all good. Surprisingly the deconstructed peach pie was my least favorite and the one with corn was my favorite. The cheese board, while good would have benefitted from a fig jam or other jelly type condiment and walnuts. The prices are high as expected but not out of line for the food quality. Will definitely be back again.

SC
SusanC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated the chef's creativity...surprising and wonderful flavor combinations. This was truly a dining experience, with delicious locally sourced food, excellent service, and a lovely ambiance. We look forward to our next reservation!

IL
ILoveStevenTyler
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As vegans, we oftentimes have trouble in Lewes finding quality food; however, Heirloom created vegan meals for us, using the most seasonal and fresh vegetables.

JS
JanetS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Can't relax and enjoy other people's company when being rushed. We were on "the clock" and reminded of that. Maybe go back in February. Food was ok

Heirloom
Responded 7 days ago

Wow Janet. What a sad review. We always enjoyed having you here, but clearly the feeling isn't mutual. Did not expect such a negative review from you. Weird how you said everything was amazing to my face, and even asked about my daughter. So was that all fake? Best of luck to you finding your "other Heirloom"

Report
A
vipAdele
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of farm to table - creative and delicious -- great wine list- especially enjoyed their Rosé wine list from around the world...wish they had tasting flights for rosé featured this summer. Young, friendly local wait staff who are well-trained. Friendly yet sophisticated dining. We ate outdoors on the patio (inside sold out) only suggestion would be to add more lighting on patio. Would love to eat inside next time ...inn style atmosphere was appealing - can imagine it also off season it would be very warm and welcoming. Definitely will go back next visit! Already recommended it to one of our foodie friends who arrive next week!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place with wonderful people.

RP
vipRobP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with my wife. We sat at the bar. Everything was wonderful - food, drinks, conversation with the owner and the bartender. LOVE this restaurant!!!!

Heirloom
Responded 7 days ago

THANK YOUUUUUU

Report
LD
vipLorianneD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal! A true dining experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, very impressed with the staff, food and atmosphere. Will definitely come back and make a reservation well in advance. Thanks

OR
OscarR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

excellent presentation and tasting variety in each dish

LS
LeeS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!
Great food… perfect pace… very busy and our service was first class.

Thanks for the experience

FAQs

Heirloom is rated 4.8 stars by 377 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.