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Heirloom, New Haven - anyone else been?

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JRW | | Dec 3, 2008 02:27 PM

Hi everyone-

So I decided to give this new spot on Chapel a try. It's inside a very swanky new hotel--the Study. I have to say, I was really disappointed!
I thought the food was was really overpriced for what I got. For $30, I ordered the Amish chicken with root vegetables and herb gnocchi. The chicken was ok, but I only got (count 'em) 3 measly gnocchi and the few vegetables I got were tasteless.
I usually ask for tap water in restaurants, but it wasn't offered right off the bat--bottled was. At $7 a bottle. Now, I don't eat at seriously swanky places all the time (this was, sadly, an anniversary dinner) but is this the norm? $7? For Nestle bottled water?
I did order an oyster appetizer that was terrific, but that's about it. The waitress told us she thought oysters were "the most delicious of all the sea creatures." Not exactly what you want to hear after eating them.....sea creatures....Needless to say, that's a running joke in my house now.
The waitress was.....strange. Fake pretentious is the only way I can describe her. At one odd moment in the dinner, she chose to tell my dining companion and me that the chairs in the restaurant cost more than her rent...talk about uncomfortable! She did know exactly where the oysters were from--I'll give her that.

I had heard good things about this new place, but I really didn't enjoy myself. Am I alone here?

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