Sublime time.It's not easy to get the Hub excited about a 5 o'clock dinner reservation. But that was all that was available during the few days we were in NYC. It was one of the few sunny days and we treated it like a late lunch. We arrived while the staff was still in a meeting. Something spectacular about that space completely empty of humans! We were ushered to a romantic corner and proceeded to love every offering. The Chef's treat -- the tiniest little asparagus "burger" on an itty bitty brioche bun I will crave for the rest of my life! The saffron lardo app with the carrot top salt, the 12 grain snap pea risotto with chocolate wheat and the lamb...
Really truly a divine time!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond my expectationsI brought my wife here for our one year anniversary and it was an absolutely incredible experience. Amazing staff who were very knowledgable about the ever-changing menu and made an excellent wine recommendation for us (and it wasn't the most expensive bottle on the list). I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a special evening.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe most exquisite food andThe most exquisite food and setting, would go back again and again6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treatBlue Hill is a farm to table restaurant in the West Village that is special in every sense. The food is so fresh and flavorful. The service is totally helpful and friendly, not snooty at all despite this being a top restaurant . It is expensive , but well worth it. I'd go back any opportunity I had!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHeavenly!Blue Hill is beyond worthy of the James Beard Award Restaurant of the Year 2013. Holy moly this place is amazing! From the tiny asparagus burger amuse bouche to the vegetables on a fence to the farm egg to the bread and butter and the pig and chicken and shortcake, the wine selection, etc., the creativity of the menu options and the sheer melt in your mouth goodness of everything they have makes this restaurant one not to be missed. I can't wait to go back!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen I eat at Blue Hill, IWhen I eat at Blue Hill, I feels like I am surrounded by friends who do really nice things for me, always. But there's also the stunning food. Most reviews of Blue Hill compliment product. That's deserved: I had amazingly sweet butterhead lettuce, fiddleheads, asparagus and strawberries. But what they do with that product is equally remarkable: Stone Barns charcuterie is ridiculous. The butterhead lettuce was beautifully dressed, those fiddleheads and asparagus beautifully seasoned and cooked. And you know how at fancy restaurant you see micro herbs, but it seems like they're there to make dishes look pretty, and the herbs' bitter/cleansing notes are an afterthought? Herbs seem present at Blue HIll primarily to make each dish harmonious.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMStunning Food at a local gemBlue Hill certainly did surprise, it was even better than we had heard. Service and food were both impeccable. The service was warm and friendly, the food innovative and interesting, full of flavour and so well presented. A great deal of thought and care went into everything we experienced. Be sure to select some "farm snacks" from the menu, they were delightful and cannot be missed and leave room for dessert, there are just as many surprises there too. I wish this was my local! We look forward to coming back (all the way from Sydney!!).5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experienceWe had an overall great experience celebrating our anniversary. The food was fabulous but I also appreciated that the server let us know when we were ordering too much and didn't push the more expensive wines. The whole experience was very tasteful.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSpot onAmazing farm to table eats and spot on service. Couldn't have asked for a better meal in the Washington Square area. Absolutely lovely.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch3rd visit and consistently exceptional. Certainly in my top 3 restaurants in Manhattan.
It's difficult to find any fault with this place. It's expensive ($320 for 2 including a nice $90 bottle of wine) but fortunately we are never disappointed. Food and service are exceptional. You get what you pay for.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Meal of my LifeMy fiancee and I went to Blue Hill to celebrate her birthday as we had both heard wonderful things about this place. We went in with high expectations and were blown away. In fact, Blue Hill set a whole new standard for us. It was, quite literally, the best meal I have ever had in my life.
From the simplest part of the meal, the pre-dinner bread served with home made sweet cream butter and seasoned salts, to the main dish, roasted lamb belly, we were consistently blown away. The quality of the local ingredients was unparalleled and the combination of seasonal fare was both surprising and comfortable.
I cannot recommend Blue Hill more highly. If you like local, farm to table fare, and the highest quality preparation, go to Blue Hill.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here was absolutelyThe food here was absolutely amazing. From the complimentary appetizer bite, to my entree, to the last bite of dessert I ate, everything was perfect. The flavor profiles were very diverse, but all worked harmoniously together. I was in NYC for vacation, and this was probably the best restaurant we ate at (and we ate at quite a few top restaurants in Manhattan). The service was impeccable and our waitress was very helpful in offering advice based on what you like.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Anniversary treatMy partner and I celebrated our anniversary here at Blue Hill NYC. I read several reviews, and it lived up to all expectations. We started with the vegetables on a fence. So much fun to eat!! Food should be fun, right? We skipped appetizers since we were planning on having dessert. My partner had the Mahi Mahi, and I the Chicken. It was amazing! The chicken came with a portion of breast, perfectly cooked and a portion of thigh with seared skin. The thigh portion was very small (maybe two ounces), but it was perfect for just a taste! It was served with some sautéed Swiss chard, which I thought was the star of the plate! Then we had the chocolate bread pudding. It was such a delight! I think we may have found our go-to for special occasions.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere to beginI would like to make this as constructive as possible without simply stating this was the best meal I've ever had. My brother and I came in on a Thursday evening. We ordered cocktails and decided to do the chefs tasting courses. We ordered a willamette valley Pinot noir and promptly enjoyed course after course of the freshest, most flavorful food I've ever tasted. Every item was light yet rich. We left feeling satisfied and happy to experience such an occasion as blue hill. I recommend the pork as it is to die for and the poussin was incredibly moist and light. Thank you blue hill and all of your glowing staff. It was an honor.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuch a treatWe were delighted with our meal: asparagus soup and the farm egg appetizer followed by the cauliflower steak and chicken entrees. With our delicious cocktails and bread we were satiated, but to my surprise they brought out a dessert platter for my daughter's birthday.We were both surprised! And delighted, as the offerings were outstanding. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. No complaints!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food with Local TouchThe set menu Farmer's Feast was very well composed - the dishes varied, right sized and innovative. The outlay was nice without any unnecessary gimmicks. A minor minus is that there was too little time between the different dishes. It seemed like the staff wanted to get finished with us so that they could sell the table to the next customers. The check was brought to us without notice immediately after the dessert, which we understood as a message to leave.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!Every time I visit NYC from Europe I pay a visit to Blue hill,.,
This time we were sitting at the back, in a lovely and very quiet room, I am sure some may feel too far from the vibe of the main room, and would be put of having to go through the kitchen, but for me was just the opposite. NY restaurant are usually so noisy!!
And the food? Well, just perfect, with touch of simplicity, big creative sense of cooking, with no extravaganza...
Really my favourite place in town!
Only minus, the aircon blowing coold air in the dishes... It was only 50degrees outside...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, modest portionsI had requested a quiet table and we were offered one in the garden room at the back, which is smaller and quieter than the main room. So that was a good start. Our waiter was serious and knowledgeable. The food was cooked and presented beautifully, all the ingredients fresh, organic, etc etc. Only disappoinment was the bread-pudding dessert, which was rather ordinary. High prices seem deserved. We came away impressed and not overstuffed.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond Farm to TableDon't care that much about farm-to-table. This place is just good.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreenwich Village GemWe dined at Blue Hill for our 1 year anniversary - everything was perfect! We started with the asparagus soup and the potato ball farm snacks. We did have a little food envy after seeing our neighbor's "veggies on a fence" but we were very pleased with our appetizers as well! For dinner we had the pork and the duck. Both were prepared to perfection and went great with our Counoise wine from Washington State - an excellent suggestion from the sommelier. Would love to go back soon as the menu is ever changing and always incorporates the freshest of ingredients!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experienceA well oiled establishment, our waiter was knowledgeable, the waitstaff were attentive and prompt. The food was excellent - A good overall experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Very nice place for a special occasion. Everything was super tasty, except perhaps the risotto that my husband found a bit disappointing (it wasn't what he had expected, but he's probably to blame for not reading the menu properly or asking questions). Also service was very good, the waiter asked us is we had food allergies and since we're lactose-intolerant he brought us olive oil instead of butter with the cheese. Minor cons: (1) we had to wait 10 minutes to be seated (with a reservation) when the table was actually ready and right in front of us. (2) The aircon was very cold in the beginning but it was a bit better after a while. (3) The place was a bit on the loud side for this kind of special occasions place (but not unbearable).5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMStill good, but not greatWe stopped by on a weeknight in hopes of getting a table earlier than our reservation. The hostess pleasant, but was very awkward about taking care of us. Eventually, we found seats at the bar.
We ordered snacks (chick pea fries, veggies on a fence), an appetizer (sausage), entrees (pig, chicken), dessert (choc bread pudding) and wine (reisling and a white blend). Only the sausage appetizer and pig entree were memorable (and the brussel sprouts in the chicken dish). The wine was good, but over-priced (we paid $80 for 4 glasses). The bartender was a highlight of the evening.
We left with full stomachs and a relatively forgettable evening. I'm a BH fan, but be prepared to spend money and walk away without a life-changing experience.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVegetarian friendlyLove a restaurant that includes an outstanding vegetarian choice and Blue Hill's wonderful Cauliflower Steak never disappoints. Add a bowl of delicious corn soup and a great bottle of wine and Blue Hill goes to the top of my vegetarian friendly restaurants in NY.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBoringProbably a little boring getting all perfect scores but after my recent dinner I can't give anything less. We had the extended tasting menu which was fabulous and the service which was captained by Ella was outstanding4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best meals I'veOne of the best meals I've had in NYC. the service was impeccable.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJust outstanding. Staff wasJust outstanding. Staff was very pleasant; we like to share and it was not "frowned upon"!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent all the way around.excellent all the way around. service in particular was outstanding. we will go back4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Perfect NightI had been to their Stone Barns and had an unforgettable brunch with friends, and now at Blue Hill NY, the experience was amazing! From the moment I walked in, we were promptly seated to the perfect corner booth table with my friend. I had not seen my friend who was visiting from LA for several years, so we had a lot to catch on, and the waitress never once interrupted, except to bring our drinks, which this in itself is incredible. We shared our food, family style, started potato balls, and walnut, speck, cabbage, which we loved, followed with the soft shell crab as one of the appetizers, as an second course we shared the most delicious creamy celeriac risotto with shell fish, finished w/ a beautiful flaky braised hake, perfect night!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every way --Outstanding in every way -- food, service and friendliness of the staff.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding asThe food was outstanding as was the service from the staff and GM Franco Serafin.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIntimate, quiet restaurantIntimate, quiet restaurant off Washington Park in Greenwich Village
that is spot-on in selection, preparation, portioning, and presentation
of plate-art that tastes as good as it looks. Service is superb and
knowledgeable, easily describing the process and product for each menu item,
when asked. Boutique-farm raised vegetables are treated reverentially, and the
poached fish was perfectly fresh even on a Monday. Wine list is limited but very well chosen and temperature correct. This was one of my most memorable meals in 35 years of food-roaming.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant place, elegant foodsuberb experience. Elegant setting, elegant food, wait staff incredibly professional and knowledgable. Menu can be a bit complicated and overwhelming, but staff is cheerfully helpful. No wonder Obama dined here, a very special place. Extremely well run4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite spot for special occasionsThe food here is second to none. We always love the local, seasonal dishes and the clever way they're presented.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWent seeking out spring greensWent seeking out spring greens and was not disappointed - a beautiful salad of a variety of raw, lightly steamed or grilled springtime treasures such as ramps, broccoli rabe, and green garlic. main course of lamb was also delicious and a generous portion to boot.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding creative cuisine.Outstanding creative cuisine. There was nothing I didn't love about this place.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful experience FriendlyA wonderful experience
Friendly capable staff
Exhilarating food and techniques4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great!I've been to Blue Hill many times now. It's one of my three favorite restaurants in the village. Try the Emu egg Pasta with immature egg, chanterelles and ramps, the Berkshire Pig
with plums and walnuts, and the Apple beignets with milk jam.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a few minutes late,We were a few minutes late, but seated with a warmth and a smile at a very special corner table. We are always remembered from years past. All items on the menu were imaginative and enticing. I had a bit of a conundrum around finding something "heart friendly," but the waitress gave special attention to my concerns and conferred with the chief. The service was impeccable, the food delicious, and my partner enjoyed the perfect wine parings. A special birthday dessert was brought to the table, and we did not want the evening to end. Splendid night- we are still talking about our evening at Blue Hill.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choiceEnjoyed our meal greatly. Food was wonderfully fresh and beautifully plated. Portions were generous. Cocktails, although smallish, were outstanding. Service was very efficient and friendly without being hovering or annoying. This is a very good and well done urban outpost of the rural Stone Barns location. Restaurant could be a very good choice for a romantic dinner or special occassion meal.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing farm-to-table food.Amazing farm-to-table food. Was there for a special 40th birthday celebration and they really catered to us, gave us a very nice corner table as requested and made sure to include a candle on the dessert. We spent 3 hours there and never felt rushed at any point. Looking forward to visiting Stone Barns this summer.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is one of my top 4I adore Blue Hill for its food, drinks, decor, ambiance, and mos of all for its wonderful staff. I love that it is farm-to-table and hyper-seasonal. I have eaten here twice, and my guests and I enjoyed all aspects, we had no complaints. <34/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI had always heard how wonderfulI had always heard how wonderful Blue Hill was. My dining experience far surpassed my expectations. The food is amazing and the service was great! Our server was very knowledgable about everything on the menu, and really helped us to choose dishes that would provide the best experience for our first time dining there.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delectable and serviceFood was delectable and service was impeccable, in a very chic and upscale atmosphere!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I were in NewMy wife and I were in New York to celebrate our 25th Anniversary and were pleased to have been recommended the Blue Hill Restaurant. The restaurant was fantastic, the staff were amazing and the food was incredible. Looking forward to returning to New York and again visiting the Blue Hill.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSausage appetizer was to dieSausage appetizer was to die for. As with all things New York, prices were high for what you got. But the service was fantastic. Can't say enough about our waitress.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJust a wonderful experienceJust a wonderful experience overall. Worth every $$$ and wait to gt in!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had dinner at Blue HillWe had dinner at Blue Hill Farm on a Friday night, and everything was delicious: the mini beet cheeseburgers with just a touch of mustard, chickpea fries with spicy aioli, potato gnocchi with pork belly, lamb done just right with beets and wood ear mushrooms, and the chocolate bread pudding. The services was also excellent.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCell phones during dinner? Really??Blue Hill has impeccable food and service; it is truly an experience to enjoy a meal here. Unfortunately, our most recent dining experience was diminished by the obnoxious couple sitting next to me who insisted on speaking loudly about their personal issues, making several phone calls during the meal, and generally acting as if they were in their living room, showing no consideration whatsoever for other guests. I wish that someone had politely asked them to pipe down, or put their phones away, but I was too intimidated by their self-importance and combativeness to say anything. It kinda ruined my birthday dinner :(4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for entertainingGreat spot for entertaining friends from out of town who know about food and wine.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AM