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Heirloom Restaurant

6 S Lake Dr, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2547
+1 716-357-5005
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (8 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
6 S Lake Dr, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY 14722-2547
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

After many incarnations let me recommend the Sunday Buffet Brunch in the dining room and on the terrace of the Athenaeum Hotel on the campus of Chautauqua Institution . Now it is an upscale buffet with selections for all ages and tastes at a reasonable...More

Thank Freddiemf
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in an old Victorian hotel. There is an absolute lack of atmosphere . They have changed the decor that gave the place a feeling of stepping back in time. There are plain walls where there was wallpaper, new tables and chairs that...More

Thank Maid40
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

The Athenaeum is a historic hotel in a lovely setting. Its Heirloom Restaurant should be a standout, with seating on the spacious hotel porch and a generous dining room off the lobby. Sadly, the atmosphere is seedy and the food quality is uneven at best....More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Thought it would be special to eat at this historic hotel. Wrong! Dining room acoustics bad and hard to converse. Ordered wine, Prince Edward mussels, lettuce wedge and salmon caesar salad. 1st came the wedge, then wine, then mussels and wait and wait and wait...More

1  Thank richrick
Reviewed 12 July 2017

After asking about a late night snack/dessert and drinks, we were seated on the porch. It took over fifteen minutes for the drinks to arrive (a glass of wine, coffee, and water). Then we were told, no food options were possible as the chef had...More

1  Thank Jill_WilmNC
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We had a large family party of 10 for lunch here and had a lovely buffet selection, including fish, beef, ham, rice and vegetable hot side dishes, and a variety of salads plus one soup choice. This was followed by a dessert table, which was...More

Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The dining room is part of an old hotel and we were not sure what to expect. But we were pleasantly surprised. The dining room staff was helpful and informative. The menu had both old standards and imaginative presentations of a variety of items. There...More

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We visited the Anthenaeum Hotel for drinks and tapas, and ended up staying for an early dinner. The chilled soup was delicious, the entries were tasty, the salads just ok and the grilled veggies were almost unedible, most likely frozen and poorly prepared. Good service,...More

Thank ilenekk
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We have been going to the chautauqua institute for decades. we remember when it was a real experience to eat at the atheneum, heirloom restaurant. we tried it quite a while ago, and it was just a real disappointment. we were there for the dedication...More

2  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Lovely surrounding, very large dining room and very attentive staff. The food was delicious, however the menu was somewhat limited. Enjoyed the view as much as the food.

Thank Lynn H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 23:00
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 Restaurant opened up in the Athenaeum Hotel in the summer of 2014. 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 24 through August 27, 2017. 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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