Among the little shops and restaurants tucked away in Midway’s colorful and quaint downtown area, one restaurant stands out from the rest. Heirloom, a French-inspired fine dining restaurants, boasts a chic and cozy neutral interior reminiscent of a tucked-away bistro in Paris. Led by chef and owner Mark H. Wombles, who began his culinary career in Lexington, Heirloom was named as such due to Mark’s focus on heirloom produce and Midway’s many antique stores. Chef Wombles completed training at the California Culinary Academy and worked at establishments such as the Merrick Inn and Jonathan’s at Gratz Park in Lexington, Maisonette in Cincinnati, and Bistro La Belle, also in Midway.

The menu changes from season to season, but some of the staples on the menu include the delicious Beef Tenderloin with varying accoutrements and the fantastic chicken livers. The livers may seem a bit out of range of a casual diner, but the crunchiness and smokiness of the livers perfectly contrasts with the bright acidity and creaminess of the small lemon ricotta raviolis. The dessert menu includes options from fruity to chocolate-y, and the list of wines is impressive and extensive. If you enjoy Malbecs, the Luigi Bosca is very good (we know this from experience!).

Though it is on the pricier end of Central Kentucky restaurants, Heirloom provides large portions that you wouldn’t expect from a higher-priced restaurant. This is a great spot for dates and smaller-end special events and celebrations – just be sure and make a reservation!

For more information, visit and make a reservation at (859) 846-5565.