283 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.blenheimhill.com/
- Phone: 2122437073x
- Hours of Operation:
Sun - Mon: 5:30 - 10:00 pm
Tues - Wed: 5:30 - 10:30 pm
Thurs - Sat: 5:30 - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat-Sun 11:00 - 5:00 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.
- Private Party Facilities: Please inquire for further details.
- Private Party Contact: Samantha Thomas 212-243-7073x
- Special Events: Please contact our Private Events department for further information.
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
87 reviews since May 24, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (56)neighborhood gem (47)special occasion (33)romantic (30)great for outdoor dining (16)notable wine list (14)great for brunch (8)hot spot (8)good for groups (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- 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:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined 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:
- Not Bad But...OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 8/15/2014Some of the meal was delicious and portions generous. Some of the meal was not very tasty and tiny portions. Don't really know what to say. We will probably not return but feel bad saying so.Special Features:
- Beautiful Village Settingase1707VIPDined on 8/12/2014I dined at Blenheim last evening and had a very good experience. I will definitely return and when I do, I will select a different entree and probably up my rating to 5 stars. I enjoyed a cocktail and then had the cold cauliflower soup that was presented beautifully in a chilled ceramic bowl. For my main course I opted for the skate wing and did not love it. I am reluctant to even mention it, because it could certainly have been my personal taste and not the quality of the dish. This is a beautiful restaurant with attentive service and I will return to try a different entree.Special Features:
- True gemmybudsdontlieDined on 8/4/2014Hate to give away my new favorite secret spot, but this restaurant deserves its accolades. Great décor-clean, contemporary, cozy, like its staff--considerate, professional, personable and cool. The food is a continuation of what made Chef Tate's Le Restaurant a foodie legend, taking seasonal ingredients only, imaginatively interpreting it, and executing with the seemingly conflicting touch of sophistication and simplicity. People will inevitably discover Blenheim soon. Try it before you need to wait two months to get a reservation.Special Features:
- Pretty goodAleavitt12Dined on 8/3/2014Very pretty interior and relatively uncrowded. Liked the atmosphere! Food was very good, but not exceptional (as a note I went for brunch and feel this way about most brunches). Portions weren't huge, which is fine but including as a data point, and coffee was expensive! Service was a little slow. Seems like some new people still learning the ropes.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Brilliant!SeanNYVIPDined on 8/1/2014Brilliant food, superb service and a gorgeous atmosphere. What more could you want?Special Features:
- Very Pleasant Surpriseyes2eatDined on 7/30/2014Blenheim combines the high notes of starred restaurants with reliable and informed service that does not dominate your meal. The food is superb, fresh interesting ingredients and innovative combinations. I've been there twice and shall continue to go for a long time to come I trust. Just hope they keep some reservations for people in the neighborhood as time goes on and the tables fill up nightly.Special Features:
- Spectacular in everyway!OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 7/25/2014Beautiful table settings, incredible attention to every detail, stunning food presentations, knowledgeable and charming staff. A true neughborhood gem!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/24/2014The food is entirely amazing. Service professional and hospitable - not over hovering. We were there early so is was quiet. Later with more people noise probably goes up some, but there was NO obnoxious loud music. :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- maccersVIPDined on 7/16/2014Ryan Tate continues his wonderful farm to table cuisine at Blenheim. This time however you can order a la carte as well as the tasting menu. Front of house staff are very gracious.Special Features:
- Welcome to the West Village!!nyccrlygrlDined on 7/12/2014After living in the West Village, it is not a surprise to see one restaurant disappear and a new one take it's place. To be honest there are so many restaurants in the West Village that we are guilty of not trying as many as we would like. I am very glad to say that we didn't make the same mistake with Blenheim. We went with a good friend on a Saturday night and the restaurant had a definite upscale feel which was a nice change from some of the other neighborhood restaurants. The food was amazing and Chef Ryan Tate took the time to speak with us as well. I hope they let him do what he does best and the future will only be bright for Blenheim. So glad they are in the neighborhood!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- fun new foodtelmsDined on 6/15/2014Really fun fresh combinations of flavors that were delicious. The wait staff is very knowledgeable. The wine selection is also excellent.Special Features:
- Fit for foodies with fundsdjjayVIPDined on 6/11/2014What a good meal! Locally sourced, organic, very fresh food, well prepared in interesting and delicious ways. The pace is relaxed, no hype, no scene and no rush. It is a bit serious though; this is food for those who are into food. The room is beautiful, earthy and elegant at the same time. It is a bit costly though, so I won't be eating here often, but how could it not be with all of this and being situated on what is probably the most charming corner of the West Village. I must say though that I miss the simple, hearty, warmth of its previous incarnation, Smorgas Chef.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Watch out Blue Hill!dhohman99VIPDined on 6/11/2014This restaurant is poised to explode on the foodie scene! The space is comfortable, well lit, and nicely designed. The service is excellent, and the food sensational. The wine recommendations were also spot on. While they did not have their five course tasting menu ready (they were only open a few days when we dined), I can't wait to try it! In the mean time, there is plenty to satisfy even the most discerning foodies. Try the pink G&T cocktail, and the crab and trout second courses were outstanding. We will most definitely be going back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BlenheimMichellee1VIPDined on 6/11/2014We had perfect service and beautiful hand crafted foods. The vibe was great and restaurant design fresh elegant. Gifts from the chef began a fantastic meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DiningdivaDined on 6/4/2014Lovely place, lovely service, and interesting food. A bit heavy on the herbs. In the only vegetarian main dish on the menu, Spring vegetables in green sauce, you couldn't taste the veg. for the sauce.Special Features:
- Loved Blenheim!!!OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 6/1/2014I really loved everything about Blenheim. The drinks are very creative and delicious and the food is just amazing! Just wait until you taste the piping hot home made dinner rolls AND who else makes their own butter? Yes, I was impressed with absolutely everything about the place. The service was top notch as well. I can't wait to go back.Special Features:
- foodloveDined on 5/29/2014Chef Justin Hilbert is a gifted, original and adventurous exemplar of the fresh & local school of food thought. His work at now-closed Gwynnett Street in Brooklyn knocked me out. I am excited to see how things develop at Blenheim. Only a week after opening, it is already very very good, complimented by unusual and delicious offerings from the liquor and wine list. Service: smooth, cordial and unpretentious. The style is spiffed-up cafe on a pretty West Village corner, a light-filled room that feels both special and appealingly understated.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great new spot!westvillage2014VIPDined on 5/28/2014Blenheim is a much welcomed addition to the west village. Food, service and ambience are excellent and well recommended for a romantic dinner. I highly recommend the trout!!Special Features: