Hill and Bay
Hill and Bay

Hill and Bay

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hillandbay.com/
  • Phone: (212) 245-5554
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday 11:30 AM to 10 PM
    Tuesday 11:30 AM to 11 PM
    Wednesday 11:30 AM to 11 PM
    Thursday 11:30 AM to 11 PM
    Friday 11:30 AM to 12 AM
    Saturday 11:00 AM to 12 AM
    Sunday 11:00 AM to 10 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 32nd St and 2nd Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Hill and Bay
Hill and Bay, part of the E&E Hospitality Group, is a neighborhood place where friends, family and colleagues gather to eat, drink and socialize. Nestled between Murray Hill and Kips Bay, the menu features a variety of tastes and flavors that truly appeal to the diverse neighborhood. Guests come for a hot cup of coffee or an icy martini; a quick bite or a full-fledged feast. Lunch, brunch and dinner menus have many options for vegetarians, fish lovers and meat eaters. Fair prices, sharable plates and a friendly bar scene make Hill and Bay a popular neighborly dining destination.
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Hill and Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
29 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (11)great for brunch (8)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Warm, comfortable, accomodating
    Grover80VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    When we arrived, our table for 7 was set up and ready to go. Our waitress was present, prompt, and friendly. The food came out quickly and was delicious. The noise level wasn't too loud, which allowed us to very pleasant conversation. It was spacious and cozy at the same time. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mussels
    KappaVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great food for the price, had the mahi mahi and mussels. Really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok for a place close to movies
    ColkelVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Cute place with nice energy but food was disappointing for the price. Ribeye steak was 36.00 and tasteless. Fries were good though. I would go back and try a burger.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    KG1870
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Came with a group for brunch. We were seated right away, no long wait. Both the hostess waitress were friendly and attentive. Our food and drinks were great and the overall atmosphere was awesome. Would absolutely come again and definitely recommend. Very happy to have tried it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fourth time and still love it!
    KidteacherVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had another fantastic dinner at this cute local restaurant. The staff is always friendly and the food is excellent. I had the grilled salmon and it was perfectly prepared. My husband's turkey burger was delicious. Don't miss the sweet potato fries!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed atmosphere and great fish
    KidteacherVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This addition to the Kips Bay Area is a gem. The menu is great. We had the special halibut and the Scottish salmon on the menu. Both dishes were prepared perfectly. The drink menu is also fun! Our waitress was enthusiastic and attentive.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for what you get
    Travelingfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When I first approached the restaurant I noticed how empty it was on a Friday night. And after sitting down and dining here I understand why. The menu is overpriced and the food was a little less than mediocre. The prices are higher than other restaurants in the area but there was nothing special about the food. Service was fine.
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  • Great quality food
    Bennewyork13VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The organic chicken and BBQ pulled pork sliders were delicious. The service was excellent too!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    dindinrev
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The restaurant was a great find. We were able to get last minute reservations, but probably didn't need them. The food was great and the drinks were incredible. The ambiance was nice but your voice echoed a little bit so it is not a place for private conversation. The service was a tad bit slow, but it was nice to not be rushed. I would definitely return here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasting addition to neighborhood
    Particular
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We stopped by for Sunday brunch-delicious. Went back to try the dinner menu on a Monday evening-also delicious. Comfort-healthy American fare. On both occasions, service was efficient and friendly. Atmosphere relaxed. We WILL return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried food paradise... Not.
    CocoaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We wanted to love this place as it is sooo close to the movie theater. We didn't. There are a limited amount of food options and a whole lot of fried food. I had the fried chicken, which was all dark meat and extremely fatty. I couldn't eat it! We also had the beer battered cod with fries, but the whole basket was soaking with grease. The fries were undercooked and the fish wasn't crispy. The fish taco appetizer was very good. Overall service was great, although our server couldn't tell us which sauce was what (there were six that came with our meal). Overall, the menu really didn't provide enough variety and we ordered wrong.
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  • BCBX
    BCBX
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to Hill and Bay for the first time Saturday for brunch after reading several reviews and was very pleased. Food, cocktails, and service were all excellent. My companion and I ordered the Hangover Helper and Bloody Murray, both of which I can recommend highly. We will definitely retirn.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 42 reviews are from the Hill and Bay reviews archive.
  • onedimpleVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Really like the place but the noise level is disturbing. Hard to talk to other people at table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ehh
    123456
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Very slow, overpriced for the quality. I really want to like H&B but always leave disappointed.
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  • Def over priced
    tourguideforaday
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I spent $50 on 1 drink, a burger with fries and we shared a dessert. the food was good, but how did i spend $50 bucks! I would say skip it and find a more reasonable priced place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laid back and delicious
    jeddkarenVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our little family had a most pleasant Sunday dinner. We were impressed with the beer list and the non-alcoholic cocktails. The salads were flavorful and clean, try the mac & cheese appetizer for sure. Also, the muscles and fish tacos are well-worth your time. Our friendly waitress was attentive and we all liked the painting in the back room. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and slow
    TIna
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We had a lovely time and the food was delicious and a good value. The service was lacking. Inattentive and not warm and welcoming
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Still getting their act together?
    DiscerningNYCDinersVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Or simply settling into mediocrity? Not quite sure, as it was our first visit, although it will almost certainly be our last. We had such high hopes after reading several positive OpenTable reviews and checking out the restaurant's website to note the pedigree of some of those involved, but we witnessed table after table (including ours) treated with careless indifference last night. The kitchen turning out these completely uninspired dishes appears to be on the exact same wavelength. Fellow foodies, there is NO compelling reason to seek this restaurant out -- and even if you're simply looking for a quick bite before or after seeing a movie across the street at the Kips Bay theater, there are better options nearby.
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  • Stuygirl
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Loved it. The staff was great and brunch was outstanding. Looking forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Neighborhood Find!
    wineanddinegirlVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We stopped in at Hill and Bay for a quick supper before taking in a film at the cinema across the street. It was perfect! Unpretentious, inviting, great service, awesome food - try the mussels! We would definitely stop by again! We recommend it whole-heartedly!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch Spot
    RachelVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food is delicious and it is the perfect spot for brunch. I first went here on New Years Day for brunch and loved it. We sat at the bar because of the wait, but I have been back since and have never had to wait. They used to have a great grilled veggie eggs benedict, but unfortunately they took it off the menu. They have a great featured omelete with mushrooms and goat cheese, which I would recommend. They also have homemade biscuits which are delicious (and I am not a carb person). In addition they had matza brie this past weekend for Passover. Overall, great neighborhood brunch spot!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice buzzy Place
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We had walked by a couple of times and decided it looked nice. We weren't disappointed. The front room and the back look and feel totally different, the front being more casual and buzzy, the back room feels more restaurant. Food was excellent, both the fish and the burger were very generous servings. Service was very friendly. Both front and back rooms were spotless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New on the block
    NYCNainVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great new restaurant in the Kips Bay neighborhood! Great menu, and superlative Bloody Mary (a/k/a Bloody Murray). ONLY complaint is that the food is served barely luke-warm. Would have been perfect otherwise!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried it for the first time
    ekfcheungVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I live in the neighborhood and saw Hill and Bay open up a few months ago. I've been meaning to try it ever since. The menu is a nice modern take of southern comfort food. It was all very tasty. I was there a bit early for a typical Friday night dinner, so it was not too packed yet, and the ambiance and noise level was quite good. I had the short rib and it was cooked to perfection. The meat was very tender and just melted in my mouth. I did not try any of the desert menu, but look to try something upon my next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Local Spot!
    Mary
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    What a great addition to the Murray Hill & Kips Bay neighborhood! We met friends here and found the entire experience very pleasant. The servers were friendly and helpful and the food was all very tasty. Our server recommended the shrimp & grits appetizer and it was awesome. The chicken strips, meatballs, mac & cheese and fish & chips were all really good too. As locals we really need a good, predictable, casual spot to call our own and this just might be it! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Clint
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Service was good, but food wasn't anything special and the restaurant was so loud I couldn't hear my wife sitting across from me. Will not go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cute Decor, Good Food
    DebbVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Went here for late brunch and did not have a problem getting a table. The restaurant is really cute and larger than I had expected. Nice and roomy. My eggs benny was good, but not amazing. We also had the steak fries and it was good as well. The fries were addicting and we couldn't stop until we finished it all. The price was right and the waiters were nice. We'll probably come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Run for the hills
    Aroundjenn
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great neighborhood gem. Simple decor, clean, wholesome cuisine. Lunch can easily be 20/person excluding drinks. Great diverse menu for vegetarians and non. Service felt a bit rushed , but overall. Great. Would definitely go back .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Place in Kips Bay!
    KidteacherVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at Hill and Bay. It is nicely decorated, with a full bar and pretty ambiance. My arctic char dinner was terrific, perfectly prepared and presented. Moderately priced for excellent food and service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative, delicious menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Everything we ate was delicious. The salad with the truffle oil vinegrette had amazing flavor. Every bite of the burger was better than the next. The short ribs melted in your mouth. After all that, there was still room for dessert! Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Love that this place is in the neighborhood now! Veggie burger is delicious :)
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Murray Hill American
    UsuallyHungryVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Pub inspired better than average food. Full of parents taking out their 20 somethings (like us)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great
    KAEDO
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I was in town with a group of 6, and we were looking for last minute reservations in this part of time. Staff was welcoming, reserved a table and we were set within minutes. The menu was exactly the right size with limited but excellent options and everyone's meal came out perfect. Best of all, the bill did not break the bank and everyone was quite satisfied. I'd go there again if given the option. -kk-
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood spot
    Marianoelle1210VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    This restaurant is down the block from me and it's truly a great neighborhood spot. The menu is great and reasonably priced. The food is great and service is impressive as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Horrible Service
    thomahawk69
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Had a reservation through OpenTable, but they didn't have any seats when we arrived. Waited for 30 minutes, and decided to sit at a high top near the bar instead of waiting longer for actual seats. The hostess seemed clueless, the kitchen is definitely understaffed. Overall the food is great, but not worth the poor service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to the neighborhood
    KaybeeVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had an amazing New Year's Eve dinner. The short ribs and Arctic char were delicious. Would highly recommend (in fact already mentioned to a few people today!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Can't Get it Right
    frogVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Our first experience soon after opening was disappointing, but we decided to give it another chance several months later. It didn't get much better,which is shocking when both owners have such an extensive Food and Beverage background. The wait for beverage & food is terrible, service is sub par and food just isn't anything special. Even though the locals are bored with all the Kips Bay restaurants, there is no reason to dine at this high priced establishment that just can't get it right.
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  • New arrival in Kips Bay
    KevinAtHome
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Had lunch at the Hill and Bay and found it very enjoyable, with good, fresh food and a pleasant bistro atmosphere looking out on busy 2nd Ave. The staff were pleasant and the service efficient. Good value for the money and a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Good service. Terrible
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Good food. Good service. Terrible noise level and inconsiderate and rude Party-goers who ignored repeated requests to tone down.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    ecolieredelagastronomieVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Three of us went to brunch before a movie> Two of us had a tremendous spinach, goat cheese, mushroom omelet--it was excellent, the third the veggie burger. It was quiet when we got there near opening time (11 a.m.) and by noon it was hopping. Lovely service. A terrific place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.