Blue Hill
Blue Hill

Blue Hill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluehillfarm.com/
  • Phone: 2125391776
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Dan Barber, Chef/Co-Owner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Avenue and MacDougal
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,B,D,F,V at West 4th Street Stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: The closest public parking garage is located on West 3rd Street between 6th and MacDougal.
A word from Blue Hill
Located in a Land-Marked old "Speakeasy" right off of Washington Square Park in the heart of Greenwich Village. Blue Hill restaurant opened at the end of April 2000. Blue Hill is dedicated to creating a new category of neighborhood restaurant that maintains the classic attributes of warmth and affordability, while delivering superior food and service.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Blue Hill reviews from OpenTable diners
207 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (153)special occasion (152)romantic (110)notable wine list (71)neighborhood gem (67)hot spot (12)late-night find (6)good for groups (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Phenomenal experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The whole experience was delightful. You would take one bite of a dish and the flavored would explode. I recommend this restaurant to all foodies. Not only the food was amazing but also our server
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Farm to Table in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was my best dining experience in months. Impeccable service! Freshest, most appealing ingredients. A unique dining experience. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish
    AandJVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The restaurant was a little brighter. It's too dark that we could not fully enjoy a beautiful art work of the chef nor color of foods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Hill has really lost it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We've been dining at Blue Hill for years; among their best customers, we've been told. However, we went last night, and much had changed. Nothing was as good as it normally is. They've stopped making fresh bread. They no longer have an a la carte menu, and the prix-fixe is sorely lacking. They certainly should have informed their regulars of these changes. Frankly, their food has never really been exceptional. It was a convenience, as we live around the corner. The food is boring, and the staff is pretentious. There are too many good restaurants in NYC to put up with this. It's just a tourist trap in a basement now. Ciao, Blue Hill.
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  • A NYC staple.
    NYC1
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Blue Hill has been around for a while, and for good reason. It's a solid dining experience, and a nice diversion from all the trendy, overpriced restaurants in town. The quality of the ingredients is what distances Blue Hill from the pack. The preparation is solid, and mostly memorable. It would be nice to see the menu offer a little more diversity, but even without, dinner at Blue Hill is always something to look forward to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emphasis on quality and taste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The ingredients are selected for taste even down to the knowledge of the seeds from which they are grown. I had the Sampler for $98. Four different amuse bouche were served. They were great. The very first dish was a variety of tomatoes in a broken vinegrette (bone marrow) with a hint of cheese. Each kind of tomato was absolutely scrumptious. I hated for it to end. The beef dish of 3 different cuts of eight year old dairy cow tasted different from any other beef I have had. Not sure that I loved it but it was different. The intermezzo was a wonderful sorbet and mint. The service was great and the server, Jessica, was very knowledgeable about the dishes which did require explanation. The bead and butter was excellent also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely evening
    islington185
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Blue Hill lives up to its reputation. Great service and a terrific wine recommendation from our server. The only weak spot in the meal (and it was a small thing) was the goat, which was very salty. Otherwise, it's everything you would expect. Delicious and elegant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing meals and wine pairing
    Flick
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoyed an amazing meas for our first wedding anniversary here last week. Enjoyed a very exciting Chefs tasting menu and asked for wine pairing for the meal and everything was perfect and inventive. Staff were great, attentive and social. Great place, great food, will definitely be back when we are next in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals I have had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    An excellent meal. Every bite was delicious. It met and exceeded our expectations. The pig face was amazing. The service was great. Truly inspiring.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect night
    Max3
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Pitch perfect service and food for small wedding celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and presentation
    peachesVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Everything about Blue Hill was excellent (service and presentation), except being seated in " the garden." It was like sitting in an aquarium. Too close to the next table to converse without them hearing every word. Felt like we were sitting in a morgue it was so quiet. I'm sure the main dining room is a much more "active" place to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    EagleVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had an excellent, memory making send off dinner for my nephew who is a freshman at NYU. The night could not have been better. Great service and excellent food. I plan on dining here in the spring before he graduates to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife took me to Blue Hill for my birthday. What an amazing menu! You must try the morning's fried egg. Everything is so fresh and flavorful. We just love their use of local ingredients. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I miss the a la carte menu.
    elmicaelVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I am an old time client of Blue Hill, but I found the move to only two menus, the feast which is a degustation menu and the prix-fix was not a fortunate one. The service is still very good, the quality of the food too, but something was lost that was really outstanding when eliminating the a-la-carte menu. I will probably visit less often when I come every year to NYC.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the wait
    Love2sauce
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It took some time and I had to be stratigic on getting reservations but it was so delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Hit
    RichardHVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was my second time dining at Blue Hill. We enjoyed the tasting menu and there were some outstanding dishes - the curried zucchini with almonds was delicious as was the strip loin and flat iron steak combo. Although the servings seemed small, by the end of the evening, we felt very satisfied. We were provided with 3 different "amuse bouche" which was a nice way to start the meal. Our server was really great and took time to explain the restaurant's culinary mission. Table service was outstanding. One mishap; I spilled my dessert glass of port and some of it splashed onto the table cloth of the empty table beside us. The bar manager (I think) came over to clear the empty table and didn't try to hide her noticeable annoyance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Past it's prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While once great, there are now many better places to go. The food was good but not great. Service was underwhelming. The credit card machine broke and instead of addressing this, the staff simply slowed down the service. When we asked for the check after 15 minutes post dessert, we got a blank stare and we're notified it would probably be another ten minutes. No apology. No visit from the manager. No comped drink or dessert. Ten minutes we paid cash and left. After
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    fit for foodies
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  • Good Living at Blue Hill
    Donostiac
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Dinner was extravagantly delicious from first niblet through 2nd dessert. Portions were perfect, though by the end (a spectacular pork dish) we were beyond sated. I'd love it if a la carte was also an option, as every trip that is a degustation menu seems like an expedition to me in my old age that I really don't have the stamina for. Service, though was perfect, and it would be hard to imagine a much better night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The ambience was great as was the server. The first 2 courses and bread were wonderful, as was dessert However, I had heard the food was special. The main courses were not. I had a pork dish that was very salty. That seemed a cheap way to get flavor and it was really too salty. I tried my daughters beef and it too was salty. My sister had the vegetarian dish , a steak eggplant. The thickness and meatiness of it was wonderful but it too was salty . I did not think the prices that bad for a restaurant of this reputation. But the main course did not meet up to its reputation. The ambience lent itself to my having a wonderful time with my daughter and sister. I would not return here for a special event or with my wife for a special dinner
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Tremendous dining experience. Food was everything we expected, and our waiter - Alexandra, added to our dinner with her knowledge and enthusiasm. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Terrific food.
    Kate47
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Among the four of us, we tried almost everything on the 4-course menu. The tomato "hamburgers" amuse bouche, the curried zucchini and the lamb were really amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CraigVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    One of the best in the city. Not as good as others in its league for the money though (e.g., Bouley, Gramercy Tavern).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid evening
    KenwuVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Good food and service. Our waitress, Amelia was exceptional great.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    eatingout
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The experience of dining at Blue Hill is one that will be remembered. From the softly lit room that welcomes you to the impeccable service provided by the staff you will be pampered the entire length of your visit. The kitchen will delight you with small portions of artfully crafted foods. We would recommend a reservation for any special occasion or just to say you have dined at one of the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food--very nice night
    letseat1VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food is great. It is always great. I liked everything that we ordered (which is unusual). Since the restaurant is small and busy, there seems to be a lot of staff clumping near the bar. To be honest, the service was a little slow. In particular, between our first and main, there was a very long wait. It was long enough that I thought they may have forgotten to put the order in for the main. In the end, the chicken and pig dishes arrived and they both were great. We will definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Never disappoints, food is superior every time I am there. Service is outstanding. We were seated on the patio which I never even knew was there. it was perfect summer night.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • danii
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    When I went last time two years ago all the foods were either salty or had a strong flavor. But thankfully the chef changed and everything was great. The best impression of the food for this restaurant was when I first went here back in 2009. This time I had the Hake and it was perfectly made. I also had duck which was a bit chewy. My concern was the "three" desserts at the end where we were first served yoghurt with blueberry sauce, second the flourless chocolate cake, and then third was the madeline. Although the portions are small I did not need three desserts at the end.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • People
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Service was first rate, as was the menu and wine list. Food was fresh, seasonal and absolutely delicious! Our server was highly knowledgable and fun! Our one wish was for the portion sizes to be larger.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    human
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    One of the best diners I've ever had in NY. From the appetizer to the desert, everything was delicious.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Docnan
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Loved the service; Ellen was awesome and very attentive. The beet salad; the tongue and the hake was especially goos. We had a wonderful experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Special Experience
    Char
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    There's nothing like Blue Hill if you want to remember the evening. We go to plenty of restaurants with good food but this restaurant is unique. Until now, we've only been to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, but I think we will book our next reservation at the Village locale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Tried farmers feast menu. Started from peas and tomatoes, it was well presented to indicate an atomosphere of rural organic farm, but it was interestingly awkward for the restaurant's upscale ambience. Roasted beans with herbs were a very good idea to enjoy those without BBQing. Porgy with cucumber bisque tasted wonderfully as well as following lobster. Enjoyed Berkshire pork with egg plant and sesame seeds. Fortunately got an opportunity to try a bottle of 2009 Nine Barrels Reserve Merlot from Shinn Estate Vineyards, Long Island. The deep fruit notes went well with especially the pork dish. Dessert was chocolate cake with black cherries. Overall, the dishes taste great, but ordinary and less than expectation. Portions were too small.
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  • spectacular
    NYCoutoftownVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have tried to get in to Blue Hill fir years on every trip to NYC. Finally got in and everything was spectacular. the tasting menu was so interesting and the presentation was a form of art.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    JESilver
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    From top to bottom, from hostess to wait staff everyone was delightful. Food was impeccable and very well done. Thanks for a wonderful meal
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to the hype
    Suzanne007VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I go to a lot of five-star restaurants. The meals are often fine but not up to the hype. Blue Hill is one of a handful that not only live up to the hype, they exceed it. The food was spectacular and the service was terrific. Sometimes the season approach leads to a poor progression of courses that start to taste the same do to the overuse of an abundant ingredient. That was not the case here. Each course was distinct and flavorful. The overall atmosphere is sophisticated while still being comfortable and not pretentious. All-in-all a terrific experience. I would go back in a heartbeat, and recommend it to anyone who can get reservations.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Special Meal
    Freddy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We arrived 1/2 hour late, right at last moment one can be seated (11pm). No problem!! Take your time!! And a glorious meal of six tasters. We shall be back!!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Best resturant in NYC, and they have the nicest staff
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    Michel6NYC
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    A classy restaurant with trendy cuisine! A must in Greenwich Village, actually in Manhattan!
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    notable wine list
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  • B H - Informal Exceptional Dinner
    Irishfe53VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The combination of excellence with relaxed but nice attire for guests makes for a great experience. We had dinner at 10 pm following the first set at the Village Vanguard. The downstairs softly lit room is always full but not overly loud which also makes for a great experience. We opted for the $85 4-course menu. Our vegetarian guest was thrilled with her selections. We all liked the samplings of raw vegetables. The bread and seed encrusted butter were memorable. In fact, everything was memorable. Appetizer. second course and dessert portions lean toward the small size which is wise when the entree is a variation on a theme of pork, duck or fish. Wine list is strong with good selections about $100. Red wine by the glass was weak.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • A slice of heaven
    Suzq2818
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We loved the dining experience. The staff was incredible. The food was divine and the presentation top notch. We even loved the soap and lotion in the bathroom that is made on the farm and purchased that as well! I highly suggest going!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.