Blue Hill

4.8
3195 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 539-1776
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Barber, Chef/Co-Owner
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Private party facilities
Blue Hill is the perfect location for intimate occasions. Three steps below street level, set in a landmark 19th-century townhouse, it maintains the classic warmth of a neighborhood restaurant while delivering superior food and service.
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Private party contact
Danielle Harrity: (877) 287-4616
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Washington Place between 6th Avenue and MacDougal
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Parking details
The closest public parking garage is located on West 3rd Street between 6th Avenue and MacDougal.
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Public transit
A,C,E,B,D,F,V at West 4th Street Stop.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 3195 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Blue Hill is a solid, consistent, high-end restaurant that serves as a stark contrast to the trendy places that have overtaken the city.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining companion and I loved this restaurant! It was memorable in every way and while it's costlier than some other fine dining restaurants, we felt it was worth every penny; we would recommend it highly and plan to return.

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r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Maybe our expectations were too high, as the restaurant has been voted the best in America, but some of the dishes were underwhelming. The idea of bringing the true flavors of the farm to table ingredients is great, but it lacked the element of flavor, for example in an eggplant dish with cheese and pesto. None of the elements really had a taste, and even the texture wasn’t all that much either. The drink we had read as super crazy and special on the menu, but lacked oompf in real life. Of all things, the two standouts were the simplest: bread and butter, and grapes. By the way, best grapes I ever tasted by a mile. They serve more than what’s on the menu (we had the farmer’s feast) which was a nice surprise. The service is outstanding, they made us feel special from start to finish. So maybe we got unlucky with one or two dishes, but we expected perfection - thus we left somewhat disappointed.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special occasion. Excellent food and service

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After attempting to make a reservation at Blue Hill Farms for a birthday celebration, I fell back on the NYC location due to availability for the intended date. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint! While the farm experience is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime moment, I highly recommend the restaurant. We chose the 6-course tasting menu, and were able to substitute one of the set dishes for a 'chef's choice' due to dietary restrictions. Innovative, fresh, flavorful, ambiance- just some of the words to describe the food and experience. Don't miss out on Blue Hill for a special occasion, or simply night on the town with your date or best friends. While I can't wait to get to the farm one day, I'll certainly dine at the Manhattan location again!

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i
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Hill does not disappoint. It has been our go-to for special occasion dining for many years. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience this at least once. Every time I try to take photos (no flash of course) and they never come out well. One of these days, I'll get a better camera to capture how beautiful everything looks to go along with how delicious it tastes.

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DD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, kudos to Chef Dan Barber. Start to finish was perfect!

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AC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Near perfect experience on all levels. Passionate staff. Highly recommend!

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was the most outstanding I've ever had, but the waitstaff need to grow up. They would make fun of their customers and joke about trading tables they disliked behind the bar. Extremely rude and childish, and I'd expect a lot more out of the service given the price of the meal.

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As being a chef myself I admire restaurants that live their mission in every detail. What they say at their homepage is what you get. And it tastes awesome!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to the Blue Hill with my wife to celebrate my 30th birthday. It was probably the most elevated gastronomical experience of my life. I have a few other places on the top 100 restaurants list to compare this to but the Blue Hill is on a different level. There is a whole philosophical idea behind every single ingredient on every plate. Not to mention the technique and the execution of the plates which are near to perfection. And the depth of the palette of flavours achieved is constantly taking your memory back and forth to think "where have I tried this before?"
It is truly a heart warming experience to be able to visit this place at least once in your life. I really hope this is not the last time I dine at the Blue Hill.

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l
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lots of nice amuse-bouche just keep coming to the table, i.e. habanero peppers bred without the heat (?), chicken liver pate with chocolate(!). Then the courses start with a few extras such as the sunflower stalk hollowed out and filled with a puree of sunflower stalk innards and bone marrow, topped with crunchy, pickled and salty immature sunflower seeds. This dish is accompanied by the server bringing over a huge sunflower that hangs over you like the sword of Damocles. It seems Stone Barns planted sunflowers in its new fields this summer. The Stone Barns dark bread with their own butter covered in toasted sunflower seeds is addictive. They should sell loves of it, which they may do at Stone Barns. The only disappointing course is the final dessert. (There were two). I remember last time the dessert was also disappointing. Too bad. A meal should end on a "whoopee", not on a "ho-hum". But I am being picky.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been on my bucket list of restaurants for many years and the build up to it did not disappoint. Everything, and I mean literally everything, was exceptional. This was among the best meals I’ve ever had, in any city in the world. I will definitely be back and you should go. Our service from Greg, our server, and everyone else was commendable and made our overall experience outstanding.

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RK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food along with the service was amazing! I would highly recommend to anyone!

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IP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal bread and farm egg dish otherwise food lacked creativity. Everything else was overwhelmingly ok, fresh ingredients is not enough for a dining experience. We were expecting creativity and more complex dishes.

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent, answering our questions and giving great recommendations. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant, the back garden was wonderful, and it was easy to have a conversation without feeling like everyone could hear us. The food itself was exceptional and met all of our expectations.

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R
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at the bar and Ben made the experience the best. Love our meal, service and the whole experience.

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R
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Hill exceeded our expectations. From the service staff to the meal, every aspect of our dining experience was superlative. We celebrated our 25th anniversary at the restaurnat and it was as special as our celebration. The food was marvelous- with delictable courses that just kept getting better with each dish; the wine choices were carefully curated- selections from local and international regions; and the staff was gracious, informative and professional. The collaborative effort of the evening was like watching a wonderful Broadway show. We will be making more trips to Blue Hill. Thank you!

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L
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and interesting experience!

Still, I was kinda dissapointed to say the least. I had the taster menu and it took a long time inbetween the dishes, 3h30 in total. The service itself was splendid, very friendly staff. It is pretty noisy though and when presenting the dished I didn't get half of it, which is a pity.

Also, some dishes were strongly overseasoned so I missed out on the floral notes. The experimental corn for example, not to mention the brownish molasses like sauce which made it even saltier. The grass fed beef dish was also not my favourite, even though the elements on the dish were nice, they didn't combine for me.

In essence the overal experience was positive, but it still didn't meet my expectations unfortunately. I've been reading Barbers book and saw his episode on chef's table and it really inspired me, too bad I've got the impression that the food wasn't the star of the night and that a a lot of it is posh, what you can feel in the price. Still really admire his approach to food, but I just did't really feel that philosophy in the the overal experience as much as I would've liked.

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RC
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is STUNNING. Lovely service. Note NO MOBILE PHONES, it's a very civilised experience, pretty calm quiet restaurant, but we did eat early (pre theatre). Excellent food though, one of the best meals of my life so far

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AM
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime experience and one we will remember.
This restaurant had come highly recommended by friends in Australia and we were eager to try for ourselves.
Loved everything about Blue Hill, the location, cozy & intimate feel. Service was very attentive and most importantly the food was delicious.

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DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In the past twenty years I have had 3 outstanding servers - Blue hill being the third. The food is smart with some clever surprises.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Muy bueno, comida con bastante sabor y saludable, recomendado

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S
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Really fresh and interesting food. Painfully slow service. Generally accommodating but our server was intense and intimidating. Overall too long and drawn out.

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SF
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Bluehill is exceptional! The food is absolutely amazing. The beautiful flavors that you get from such fresh, clean food is superb. And the service at Bluehill is wonderful. All of the staff went above and beyond to make our experience the very best.

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was impeccable. The service was first rate, the ambiance was subtle and provided a perfect environment for the meal, and the food was even better than we hoped for. This was truly a special occasion, and I would highly recommend Blue Hill to anyone and everyone.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply phenomenal. It was wonderful to know exactly from where my food came.
A+ Dining experience where you can sit and fully immerse yourself in every texture and flavor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very authentic and interesting!

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PP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tried the 6-course tasting menu. It was tomato, sweet corn, meat (chicken), eggplant, cantaloupe and then berry. Each course was prepared simply and thoughtfully to highlight the fresh taste of the food.

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CJ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Hill was an amazing opportunity to get the farm-to-table experience in an elegant atmosphere. The food was the best of everything you have had, and an opportunity to try things you might not otherwise order. The service was outstanding and truly understanding of your dietary needs. A wonderful experience for a special occasion for sure.

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AR
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience, perfectly prepared beautifully presented food. We have watched Chef's Tables and admire what Dan Barber is doing with sustainable great tasting food. We live in Minneapolis but knew our next trip to NY needed to include a meal at Blue Hill. Small intimate restaurant, easy to have a conversation - staff very knowledgeable and attentive.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Very friendly staff

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JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Must try

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service made the incredible ingredients into an amazing dining experience. Creative mix of seasonal produce, both for the dish and dressing/sauces. Would definitely return in another season to enjoy something different!

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PN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was very good, service was excellent. I was expecting small portions, but a few dishes were a little to small. Overall very creative worth the experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made our anniversary super special. Waiter was so patient and kind! Loved it so much. The food and the service was just a great overall experience.

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BV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just amazing. Everything you'd expect. The staff are amazing, the food is amazing.

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JM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative flavorful food & amazing cocktails. Very knowledgeable wait staff. Overall a terrific experience.

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MP
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. The food, staff, and vibe were professional, chill, and dedicated to quality.

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GI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in the city.

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