75 Washington Pl, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.731987 -73.999702
Mon-Sat, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 5:30pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
Dan Barber's cooking has officially shown a generation of chefs that you can have a spectacular menu that works with the seasons and local farms. And then win awards and do TED Talks.
The consummate greenmarket restaurant (well, it and Gramercy Tavern) presents a kind of zen-like simplicity in both the room and the food. While the proteins are very good, it's in the produce, all grown for the restaurant, that is the star of the show. For that reason, and given the seasonality that is almost a religion here, you'd do better to go in spring or summer.
Thumbs Up!!! – Excellent food. Excellent service. My husband and I went for our anniversary and I will never forget it.
The fresh local produce was the biggest draw. Our cold asparagus soup was a major highlight, as well as the chocolate bread pudding for dessert! The wine list was big and well priced; we had an excellent bottle of rose (a Le Fleur from Mendoza). The ambiance was cozy and romantic, and well worth it!
Fresh, locally cultivated, and absolutely delicious – 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.
Outstanding dining experience – 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.
Mouth watering dishes – 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.
It was one of the best dining experiences of my life, and my wife and I got our own appetizer, our own entree and we split dessert and we were more than satisfied. Go on the website and read about the place, it is truly interesting!!!
Best elegant and comfortable restaurant in NYC! – One of the best dining experiences in New York. the ingredients and the melded flavors are first rate. The cozy feel of an old speakeasy, the flowers, and the very friendly as well as knowledgable wait staff are first rate. It is both elegant and very comfortable at the same time.
Fantastic Food, small portions – Fantastic food. Sublime quality of ingredients and magical (simple) preparations that equal NYC 4-stars restaurants. The chicken that we ate at Blue Hill was from heaven and maid the legendary Bresse chicken that we ate few months ago at a Michelin-3-star restaurant near Lion, France, pale in comparison.
However, the owners message that freshness and top quality ingredients should be microscopically consumed spoiled a bit our happiness of what could have been be a perfect dinner. The portions were so tiny that they could hardly satisfy even a petit eater like my wife. Do not come to this restaurant hungry but the food is so good that you should not miss it, despite the small portions.
Nearly Perfect, Get the tasting menu!!! – Just made my second visit to Blue Hill and it was simply amazing. Chef Dan Barber and his staff are master's of taking high quality ingredients and maximizing their potential without overcomplicating the food with smoke and mirrors.
The portions are not huge, but the $68 tasting menu is quite a bit of food. On my last visit I ordered the tasting menu and added on a course (that made it $83). My companion and I were very full at the end of the meal. Some may say of course we were at that price, but I've eaten MUCH more expensive dinners that offered MUCH less food. *cough* *wd~50* *cough*
Besides everything else, the food at Blue Hill is superb. And that's the only important thing in my book.
Nice but unexciting – We had a great table and accommodating waiter. Everything was good but nothing really grabs you, servings on the slightly small side and muted flavors. Cool room tho.
Lovely Experience – A restaurant that doesn't try to do anything except serve great food with great service in a pleasant atmosphere. No gimmicks here -- the food speaks for itself in its freshness and preparation. The dining room is quietly elegant with no music to shout over -- how refreshing! The service was impeccable and unobtrusive -- the staff knows what they are there to do -- to know their menu, present your meal, and attend to your needs. Looking around, I saw a room full of New Yorkers enjoying a real meal in a real restaurant, not a clubhouse of the fabulous trying to be seen. Beautiful experience.
Tasty – I went a couple weeks ago with a dinner group. We each tried something different. The appetizers were good, I was told the crab salad was very refreshing. For an entree, their grass fed lamb almost melts in your mouth. As dessert I would highly recommend the steamed cheesecake. I'm not crazy about cheesecake but this was, hands-down, the best cheesecake I have ever had. It was topped with berries that weren't too sweet and weren't very tart. If you're a cheese fan, the cheese plate is also very good. As a group of five, we were treated very well by the bartender, Sean, and our waitress was also very attentive. The atmosphere is better for small groups (less than 5) or a romantic evening.
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