283 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.blenheimhill.com/
- Phone: (212) 243-7073
- Hours of Operation:
Sun - Mon: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Tues - Wed: 6:00 - 10:30 pm
Thurs - Sat: 6:00 - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat-Sun 11:00 - 3:00 pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Ryan Tate
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: Our charming and rustic "Tool Shed" is the perfect space to host an intimate gathering of up to ten guests. For larger parties, we can arrange for seating in our main dining room or discuss potential buy-out options. We also offer a special 4-course tasting menu with multiple options and wine pairings for parties of 7 or over, to accommodate different preferences and dietary restrictions.
Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 646-400-3711.
A word from Blenheim
Blenheim is an enticing new restaurant in the West Village highlighting ingredients sourced from owners Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye’s proprietary 150-acre farm in the Catskill Mountains. The restaurant is a canvas for the property’s vegetables, fruits, meats, dairy, and even maple syrup. Executive Chef Ryan Tate's menu pays homage to the farm with its thoughtful flavor combinations accentuating the ingredients in their purest incarnation. A curated wine list showcases organic, biodynamic, and natural wines and artisanal cocktails will utilize farm ingredients to pair with the flavor profiles of the menu. Inspired by a world away from the bustle of New York City, this 45 seat eatery with modern lines give a departure from the traditional farm-to-table look, juxtaposed against vintage and antique décor. We look forward to welcoming you to Blenheim.Continued
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Blenheim reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (62)special occasion (33)romantic (31)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (16)great for outdoor dining (13)hot spot (12)good for groups (9)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/20/2014service is a mess. complete mess. this was a real disappointment as the food was very good and the wine list and assistance from the sommelier were excellent.
- DelightfulOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 11/17/2014If you're into the farm to table experience, look no further. These folks have their own farm, so the greens (superb) the pork (spectacular) etc. are raised for the restaurant. The space is beautiful, and when you walk in you are immediately greeted with the aromas of a homey kitchen - I smelled the smokiness of something roasting. The wine list is excellent, well selected and the pairings are really terrific. I will definitely be going back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hungry for more - maybe not here.40YearProDined on 11/8/2014Food was beautiful, tasteful and with one exception* carefully prepared, but portions were so insubstantial that they make this restaurant much more expensive than the posted prices lead you to believe. No one's appetite was satisfied with the quantity of food we had been served. We were all still hungry after two courses, but not ready to drop at least another $100 to fill the needs of our party of four. It's not that we're large portion eaters. Two plates in the Gramercy Tavern Cafe, for example, would be more than enough for any of us. *The first taste off the top of the Slow Cooked Egg with Uni and Caviar was wonderful, but what laid beneath was a pool of uncooked egg white. I hope that wasn't the intention. Service was inconsistent.Special Features:
- PattiVIPDined on 11/6/2014Great farm to table food. Staff, however, a little pretentious and condescending.Special Features:
- SkipBuzzVIPDined on 11/6/2014Excellent farm to table, smallish restaurant. Food is imaginative and outstanding ( e.g.bay scallops with three parsnip variations, guinea hen, pork loin). Service is attentive and professional. Wine list is extensive, varied, but pricy. Atmosphere is modern but cozy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best meal of my life.patulinaDined on 10/30/2014Wonderfully creative kitchen and fabulous service. Loved the trumpet mushroom!Special Features:
- disappointedwindy1018VIPDined on 10/24/2014veggies were very tasty but the "hanger steak and egg" dish was a joke. the hanger steak turned out to be sprinkles of tiny strips of over-cooked meat...that's it! the tilefish was delicious but so tiny...2"x1" size of fish as an entree! left very hungry. and the sommelier was very pushy...asked if we wanted to order the 2nd bottle when the there was 1/3 left of the first. very very disappointed. no wonder it was only half full at 8pm on a friday.
- An ice addition to the West VillageRichDined on 10/21/2014A great use of the space. Simple menu, but great selection and great food.Special Features:
- Eh.OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 10/17/2014We got the tasting menu but the food was really just OK and for the money We expected more. Service was terrible.Special Features:
- West Village GemLaureneDined on 10/12/2014Don't miss out on this West Village gem (corner of W. 4th and W. 12th). They offer an interesting tasting menu, but our group of four ordered ala carte to create a family style tasting experience (squash soup, Blenheim salad, squid, charcuterie board ... pork loin, scallops [they were out of fish], venison, short ribs ... corn creameux [WOW!] and cheese platter for dessert). The food was interesting and delicious. I generally don't like venison, but theirs was very good. With the exception of one small slip (the gentleman serving bread placed our selected roll on the right plate ... not left) the service was very good (our assigned waiter provided impeccable service).Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/11/2014Had a wonderful experience at Blenheim Saturday night. The food was fantastic, service was efficient and I can't wait to visit again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Rarefied eatsDelectaVIPDined on 10/8/2014Impressively executed, understated elegance. The food was excellent, the service discreet yet committed, the ambiance (lighting especially the music) was tinged with subtlety. Great experience and will be back.Special Features:
- Great food!!DutchieDined on 9/29/2014IT was our last night in nyc after having lived here for month en we couldn't have had a better evening. The food is biologic, healthy and of excellent taste. We had grouse from scotland, very well prepared. We sat outside which in itself was good, the only disturbing thing was the engine of the car of the driver of other guests. Such a bad habit in ny that everybody keeps the motor running while standing.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- excellent brunch spotros72099Dined on 9/27/2014wonderful place in the west village. farm to table brunch with butter that you will wish for every time you have a buttered roll or bread elsewhereSpecial Features:
- Great food - horrible serviceARixonVIPDined on 9/26/2014This is my second time here, and from the moment you step foot in the door, the hostess is nowhere to be found, there are waiters crashing into each other with plates, and it took 20 minutes to get our cocktails at our table. They do not have any organization at this place. Great food, but probably not going back for a while. Poor service.Special Features:
- Charming Place - Insane FoodOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/25/2014This restaurant is not only a wonderfully aesthetic experience, with award-winning sexy designs and a modern luxury meets upstate new york feel, but the food is first class. You literally feel like you are eating on a farm, everything is incredibly fresh and flavorful. I would highly recommend this for any occasion.Special Features:
- Amazing foodPsfPVIPDined on 9/23/2014Blenheim is a great addition to the neighborhood. A simple sounding Tomato and Cucumber salad was a revelation. The Rabbit was larded with bacon and among the best I have ever had. The popcorn creme dessert was stunning in both it's simplicity and it's complexity. Every dish we had sounded simple, had simple ingredients, and was somehow more than its parts. Highly recommended!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very pretty food!SaraVIPDined on 9/14/2014Very pretty presentation, food was very fresh. We did not love some of the more eclectic flavors. It's not for everyone.Special Features:
- Very good food - fair servicetoasVIPDined on 9/14/2014The food was very good but I would not recommend it to people who are not open for an experiment of tastes. The menu is very well composited and the tastes were sometimes surprising but always very good. But the staff showed very strange behavior especially with regard to wines/wine list. So wife was asking for an American wine and the answer was they do not serve it because American wines do not go well with the menu. The other episode was that one of the guests at the table next to us had ordered a glass of Gamay. The wine was served quite cold and the guest mentioned that to the waiter. The waiter just responded quite rude that this is a Beaujoulais and it must be served that cold.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 9/14/2014felt like they're still working out the kinks...service, food, etc, not spot on.Special Features:
- BlenheimOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 9/12/2014The food was tasteless. And the place was terribly pretentious...i'd recommend a new chef.
- Very Disappointedwestvillage2014VIPDined on 9/11/2014We were very disappointed with the new chef. The at first sight the menu was much improved, but unfortunately two entrees came out back to back, both too rubbery for consumption. After indicating this to multiple employees at the restaurant, the consensus given was that "that is just how the dish is." Not a great way to retain customers.
- Highlights-but also disappointmentsTheGourmetVIPDined on 9/11/2014Upfront I have to state that my expectations may not be in line with the Chef's vision, but I go through the experiences. This quaint little restaurant has a great ambience where the interior hints at the eclectic food experience. The "short" menu heightens your expectation of an extraordinary food experience. For me I still would have set white table cloth for a 5-star Ambiance, but you can't always argue with Art. The 5-star dish: hangar steak, the 3 1/2-star: roasted beet (missing fennel crisp), guinea hen (uninspiring), cream cheese panna cotta the 3 star: Tasmanian sea Trout (lacked flavor) the 2 star: corn crémeux (curdled-albeit restaurant claimed "purposefully") Wine list: InterestingSpecial Features:
- Blue hill wanna be., and may be!FoodwomanVIPDined on 9/10/2014Sophisticated dining in a neighborhood setting. Wrapped in Blue Hill aspiration, and yes, everything is delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, but slow to arriveSotoVIPDined on 9/10/2014I arrived early – 6 PM – in a party of three and, while we thought both the food and the cocktails were great they took quite a long time to appear. There were few other diners at that time, so there wasn't a crowd for the kitchen. The Decour is really well done and the whole sending is extremely comfortable and casual.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Just lovely all around!!StefVIPDined on 9/9/2014It's so wonderful to find a restaurant that serves inventive and thoughtfully prepared cocktails and food in an atmosphere that is both inviting and comfortable.Special Features:
- Left hungrydjsrabbitDined on 9/7/2014The portions are tiny and the food is over complicated.
- Never heard 'no' so many times ...GourmetteDined on 9/7/2014We walked in to a half empty restaurant for a late brunch and asked to wait at our table for our daughter to arrive - 'no, you need to wait at the bar.' Once seated, we asked for bread while we sipped our (ver good) Bloody Mary's- 'no, we don't serve bread with brunch.' The one item we all wanted had run out. Later my daughter asked for a Diet Coke. 'No, we only serve artisanal sodas.' The brunch food was no better than my neighborhood diner (over-cooked omelet, very underwhelming eggs Benedict). I hope the dinner offerings are better, but we're not returning.
- Amazing New Chef at BlenheimCherylVIPDined on 9/6/2014I had high expectations for Blenheim after Chef Ryan Tate took over because I loved his food at prior gigs, and I'm happy to report that Blenheim is farm-to-table at its best: it reminds me of blue hill in west village, but better. Loved the choice of a la carte and two tasting menus, all at reasonable prices and can accommodate either casual meals or special occasions. We had the smaller tasting and found every course delicious and inventive. Presentation was thoughtful, ingredients very fresh and well integrated. We particularly loved the sous vide hanger steak. Some prior reviews complained about service, but the restaurant must have corrected all the hiccups because the service was top notch. Will recommend and go back for sure.Special Features:
- Put Blenheim on your radarPeterEVIPDined on 9/2/2014Chef Ryan Tate is back with a vengeance at Blenheim. Unlike his previous tasting-menu-only at Le Restaurant, here you can choose from a solid list of apps/entrees or a more experimental and daring tasting menu. I did the full tasting and it was a delight. Great flavors throughout. The Guinea Hen Egg was a favorite, as was the amazing blackberries dessert (an outstanding mix of sweet and savory). A special nod to the superb drink pairings: starting with a delicious vermouth, including unusual wines like German Pinot Noir (dry and delicious), and a raspberry beer to close with the chocolate course. Very well thought out. The team is new and it's not perfect yet, but what fun to be there at the start of something great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointingLTPNYCVIPDined on 9/1/2014Albeit a lovely space and excellent farm to table concept, the experience at Blenheim disappoints. The food lacked on taste, content and variety. For a September rich with produce, this lack of excellence with fresh farm vegetables was particularly surprising.
- Missed the mark.betty69VIPDined on 9/1/2014We celebrated our anniversary at this beautiful spot. Food was gorgeous and service was friendly. Unfortunately, service also had major missteps. When asked about the monkfish, waitress said it's a "white, flaky fish." Despite doubts, I (stupidly) trusted the her. Monkfish is actually "meaty." I do not like meaty fish and did not like the monkfish. Additionally, two phone calls from the restaurant to confirm (despite a half-empty restaurant) and a server who poured a half cup of coffee from a french press and who needed to be reminded by another server to leave the whole pot = an inept staff not worthy of the price or hype on the (beautiful) website. We will not return.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 8/29/2014Service has got to pick up The food is good but it just takes too long A bottle of wine gone before the first course - poured to quickly Love the new creative menuSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- not ready for prime timeleeandsheVIPDined on 8/27/2014the cocktail was excellent. the first courses and bread were very good. the main courses were poor: tough hen, poor selection of sides, good pork, but the chef has a heavy hand with salt on all dishes. dessert was strange: cream cheese pana-cotta ok, but buckwheat crepes out of place in this dish, flavorless and too coarse in texture. everything on the plate is the same color, boring. waitstaff is friendly but decidedly unprofessional. lack of tablecloths bring down level of restaurant from "destination" to "neighborhood." while the restaurant is not wildly expensive, it it is too expensive for what is served, by comparison to other restaurants in the city. we wish the owners good luck, but it will be a long time before we eat here again.
- UnevenGermanMoyerVIPDined on 8/21/2014Great cocktails and wine list. The oyster amouse bouche was superb, but then the momentum slackened with our first courses. The king crab was excellent but not so the green salad from their Catskills farm. The cauliflower vichyssoise was great in texture but disappointing in terms of flavors. Our main courses' quality led the downward trend with large uncooked portions of our striped bass, while the pork loin needed trimming to discard excess fat....the cucumber granità was a nice close to an otherwise highly uneven dining experience managed by a very cordial well- meaning waiter.
- Farm to table wanna be ..justBVIPDined on 8/19/2014Disappointing probably sums it up best - with a farm upstate you would expect the food to be full of flavor - the menu sounded amazing but the words did not translate to the plate - the good was just plain boring. We learned that the original chef quit after a month - maybe this explains a little.
- Excellent seasonal food, kind staffumamiloveDined on 8/18/2014Food was excellent, and the portions were just enough - everyone at the table felt satisfied with a starter and entree, but no one felt overly stuffed. Dishes change frequently and are chosen with the seasons. Waitstaff were kind, if not a bit hesitant and didn't quite exude confidence.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food; attractive surroundings!SkaldDined on 8/16/2014Understand the restaurant opened in May with problems in the kitchen and with the wait staff and closed to reorganize. Blenheim Farm has now reopened. From what we saw, the problems have been resolved. We ate dinner in very attractive and comfortable surroundings. The food was very good and well presented; the wait staff friendly and efficient. Although we ate inside, there is a pleasant outdoor eating area with canvas umbrellas for protection. We were regular diners at Smorgas -- the predecessor to Blenheim Farm (same ownership) -- and, after this visit, happily will be regulars again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- entre suggestionview2buDined on 8/16/2014I had the pork loin which was cooked spot on. My only suggestion is that it would be five star if more gristle and fat had been trimmed from the succulent meat. Several times I found myself with either a mouth full of fat or processing gristle and sinew through vigorous chewing. Otherwise lovely, toothsome and well concieved.Special Features:
- delightful farm fresh diningnewyorkerVIPDined on 8/15/2014very sleek modern decor - and a warm welcome greet you. outdoor seating is on the tree lined sidewalk of a quiet street in the village. food and cocktails are very creative and delicious - using ingredients not usually seen. fussy unadventureous eaters should not go - but those with open minds and taste buds are in for a treat.Special Features: