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Blue Hill

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75 Washington Pl (at nr. Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY 10011
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(212) 539-1776
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Best

I had a lovely time at Blue Hill. The food is, overall, simply prepared and everything tastes incredibly fresh. I wouldn't say the creativity of flavors was as high a I had potent...

Worst

We were served much too quickly. We had to return both entrees. One (the cod) was undercooked and the other (rib steak special) was overcooked (delivered medium when ordered rar...


Can practically taste the farm in the food! 5/10/2010

I had a lovely time at Blue Hill. The food is, overall, simply prepared and everything tastes incredibly fresh. I wouldn't say the creativity of flavors was as high a I had potentially anticipated, but they really allowed every ingredient's flavor to shine through in such a clean, subtle way. The service was simply inspiring. They're incredibly accommodating to preparation and taste preferences in the kitchen, and the server we seemed to nearly be a mind reader! He was patient in answering various questions and even gave us an extra glass of wine on the house when he thought we might have preferred a different wine than the one we had ordered. Really superb overall experience! Pros: Fantastic service, fresh seasonal menu Cons: Pricey! more

Expected Better Food 3/28/2010

This is the second time I had dinner at Blue Hill. The waitress recommended the slice veal which both my wife and I ordered. It was full of sinew and grizzle. Both my wife and I mentioned to her that she should not recommend this item to anyone else. The restaurant supplied us with free desert which was excellent. To say the least, we had a dissapointeng experience. Pros: Good service and presentation Cons: Inedible food more

Perfect for a special occasion 11/20/2009

Came here for a non-special occasion dinner, but the majority of those around us were there for birthdays or other special occasions. The food was AMAZING, and very accessible for the price point, meaning you didn't have to ask the waiter what things were on your plate - they aren't trying to disguise the food into ambiguous dishes, they let it speak for itself. I had the morning egg, which was FANTASTIC and highly recommended, the duck, and quince for dessert. I'm in culinary school, so I put my food through a thorough examination, and everything was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. The waiter even noticed me examining my food and guessed I was in culinary school and offered a tour of the (unimaginably small) kitchen. Great food, great service. Highly recommended. Pros: Great portion size, fresh ingredients Cons: none! more

Simple, delicious food. Nothing flashy, great... 9/15/2009

Simple, delicious food. Nothing flashy, great service, a perfect experience. more

Simple, delicious food. Nothing flashy, great... 9/15/2009

susan Provided by Partner
Simple, delicious food. Nothing flashy, great service, a perfect experience. more

test 9/14/2009

i love it more

nearly flawless 4/26/2009

Excellent execution with the freshest of ingredients which are aloud to shine on their own merits without any overpowering spices or sauces. Best of class among the new american/season/local restaurants. The space mirrors the food in its elegant simplicity. Excellent service to boot. Pros: incrediblly fesh ingredients, solid wine menu, not stuffy Cons: can drain your wallet, but better value most more

Mixed Bag 2/6/2009

It is difficult to categorize this restaurant, because our dining experience in it was extremely mixed. The space is gorgeous, perfect for a quiet evening, although the tables are a little too closely spaced. The wine selection was very respectable. The service was EXCELLENT--attentive but not intrusive, solicitous but not annoying, accommodating, knowledgeable, able to offer alternatives, and generally close to perfect. The food--the portions were so tiny, that after a three-course meal, I was ready for a nice-portioned dinner. My morning egg with lentils offered a wonderful garnish of lentils and an extremely undercooked and cold egg on top. My rabbit came in 4 ridiculous, literally quarter-sized portions of practically raw rabbit. Seriously, the meat was undercooked to the point of being cold. But the sweetbread ravioli that came with it were heavenly. My husband's pork included a spectacular pork belly, an interesting in-house made warm sausage, and a card-board consistency, flavorless pork loin over mediocre chickpeas. My dessert included perhaps the most original item I have ever tasted--black pepper icecream, which was amazing, served over very good pear and pecorino combination served with a terrible, dry, tasteless biscotti styled cake. I think the restaurant suffers from a definite lack of balance in the kitchen and needs to make a better effort to put together its ingredients. Pros: service, desserts, wine list, quality of ingredients Cons: some of the food, portion size more

Delicious and great for a special occasion! 11/30/2008

I took my SO here for a birthday - service was lovely and the amuse bouches and vegetables were all clever and delicious. It's clear that the chef, Dan Barber takes a lot of care and effort into the food. Food was simple but outstanding. Pros: Quiet, excellent food more

Expensive, miniature portions 10/29/2008

I made a reservation for me and my best friend to celebrate his birthday, based on the amazing reviews I'd read both on this site and elsewhere. The food was admittedly very good, but the portions were ridiculous. Five mini ravioli in a huge bowl for $16, a $30+ entree that was essentially a thin layer of tomato based sauce with some barley-like grain and four small pitiful pieces of lamb, and an $8 side order of brussels sprouts that looked generous in the dish, until I realized that they had separated the leaves of 3 or 4 brussels sprouts and tossed them so that it looked like much more food. All this paired with a $50 bottle of wine that I found on-line for $12 a bottle retail. They are so, so very precious about describing the food that it evidently impresses most people. Overhyped and not worth it. Philip Marie does delicious new American food for a fraction of the price of Blue Hill. Pros: Delicious, fresh food Cons: Not terribly inventive, prices are a complete rip-off more

Simply Outstanding 8/29/2008

Went for dinner for a special occasion and had an unbelievable time. Didn't do the tasting menu, but really savored each course. They have a great selection of wine by the glass and make sure to save room for dessert. The service here is impeccable - probably one of the top 5 I have experienced in NYC. more

Thumbs Up!!! 6/29/2008

Excellent food. Excellent service. My husband and I went for our anniversary and I will never forget it. Pros: food, service, ambiance more

I recently ate at Blue Hill. The entrance was... 12/10/2007

I recently ate at Blue Hill. The entrance was a little crowded and akward to manuever with people coming... more

I recently ate at Blue Hill. The entrance was... 12/10/2007

GlennP Provided by Partner
I recently ate at Blue Hill. The entrance was a little crowded and akward to manuever with people coming and going at. The decor is muted but nice.... more

great garden in the back, so serene & civilized. food is ... 7/30/2007

great garden in the back, so serene & civilized. food is okay, not as great as everyone's raving about -... more

great garden in the back, so serene & civilized. food is ... 7/30/2007

ClaraPark Provided by Partner
great garden in the back, so serene & civilized. food is okay, not as great as everyone's raving about - but it's very romantic there more

Fresh, locally cultivated, and absolutely delicious 6/25/2007

We went to the farm upstate in the morning and then the restaurant in the city that night. We saw the care that was put into the cultivation of the foods, and it was reflected by the presentation and preparation at dinner. It was also our anniversary (which we mentioned only in passing) and the staff treated us so nicely. The food is outstanding - everything is fresh and seasonal. The service is excellent. The atmosphere is balanced with elegance and unpretentiousness. A great place to go for a special night. Pros: All thumbs up more

Outstanding dining experience 12/24/2006

Flawless was the word I used to describe my dining experience at Blue Hill when speaking to friends and co-workers the next day. Service was perfect, so knowledgable and friendly, I really enjoyed being in this restaurant. Started the meal with the maine crabmeat appetizer and fennel and apple salad. The cod was absolutely delicious, the vegetables were fresh and practically bursting off the plate. Ended the meal with their cheese plate. Cannot wait to try Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Pros: Excellent service more

Mouth watering dishes 12/6/2006

I found out about this restuarant through a magazine article. When I got on CitySearch to read the reviews the only negative I saw was the portions. My conclusion is that if you enjoy great food and a great dining experience you will have a hard time finding a better place than Blue Hill. If you are looking for large portions such as a family style Italian place, this is not the place for you. Pros: Garden Fresh veggies and local fare more
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Editorial

  • The Scene
    The small, below ground dining room has the feeling of an exclusive, well-bred supper club. Framed by backlit banquettes and warmly illuminated brick walls, and with a cozy bar...

  • 8/14/2003 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Sat, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Visa, American Express, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Greenwich Village

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