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About 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.
New York, NY 10011
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
6th Avenue and MacDougal
$50 and over
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The closest public parking garage is located on West 3rd Street between 6th and MacDougal.
A,C,E,B,D,F,V at West 4th Street Stop.
Dan Barber, Chef/Co-Owner
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.
Private Party Contact:
Danielle Harrity: (877) 287-4616
Banquet, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Blue Hill Ratings and Reviews
Two things here:
1) The subterranean location is, well, a subterranean location. A little dark and low-ceilinged.
2) Half of the first round of drinks ended up in one of my party's lap. We did not make a fuss. They were prompt about mopping up/drying out. They comped the first round of drinks, an underwhelming gesture.
Wow, just wow. My husband and I were both blown away during our visit. Everything was absolutely amazing. Food is beyond spectacular; service is impeccable. I would not hesitate to go back next time we're in NYC. Pro-tip: order the extended tasting menu. trust.
Everything tastes so precise like in HD. It is clever, creative and delicious. The service is efficient and kind but a bit too fast. The atmosphere is welcoming and lively. A slightly brighter lighting would better show the beautiful colors and composition of the splendid plates. Overall outstanding food and a great evening.
The food is delicious and interesting without being overwrought, the service is warm, attentive and enthusiastic, and they always go the extra mile whenever given the chance. I love this place. I think it’s a great place to bring people who are deeply interested in food, but also people who are put off by some of the things that are normally associated with the experience of so-called “fine dining.” Maybe it’s not great for something like a pre-Broadway dinner—the service is excellent in every way, but it would be a shame to go here if you don’t have the time to really savor the food and overall experience.
I must say that I was a bit underwhelmed with Blue Hill, but maybe my expectations were just too high. The space and ambience were great. Our server was great. Our wines were great. But, the food just didn't do it for me, and I love vegetables more than the average person. We had the Farmer's Feast of six courses, and there wasn't one dish that I went home thinking about that night. The homemade bread and butter with seeds was quite delicious though.
The restaurant is amazing! The food is great and the service is even better. The servers are great and they explain each course to you. They actually know what it is and where it came from. The atmosphere of the restaurant was perfect. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Food at Blue Hill is, simply, exquisite. We ate from the regular menu (not the tasting menu). I was thrilled to see the the choices were limited, but carefully chosen for variety/range/eating preferences, so that there was something special for everyone in each course. I can't wait to go again!
Suffice it to say, it surpassed even our very high expectations. A truly unique dining experience that changed how I think about food, as few meals have done. The sincle disappointment was the cocktails which were not especially well balanced. But that seemed trivial and unimportant given the outstanding food.
Dine at Blue Hill.
What an incredible meal. I went here on a fantastic date with my friend from Switzerland, a man who is very hard to impress. He was incredibly impressed with the service at the restaurant and the food quality and different tastings as well. We opted for the prix-fixed menu and chose each of the two options and shared them 50/50.
In terms of what we ordered, we began with the "summer fruits and vegetables" with Blue Hill farms yogurt, watermelon and hyssop; "Peppers and Plums" with arugula, smoked farmers cheese and black pepper. The next portion consisted of "This Morning's Farm Egg" with shelling beans, almond and speck; "Montauk Triggerfish" with tomato pepper gazpacho. The main courses were "Freedom Ranger Chicken" with baby corn, summer squash and okra; "Blue Hill Farm Pig" with tropea onion, parsley and romesco. The meal was finished with "Peaches" with stone barns honey, yogurt and pistachio.
Including the additional tastings of habanero peppers bred to have zero spice and tomato water shooters, which were both an experience in themselves, Chef Dan Barber's famous bread before the main courses, and the delicious final taste of the blueberry pie with white chocolate cream and a husk tomato that was bred to taste like a pineapple. Mind blowing experience, to say the least. All of the people who work here are incredibly knowledgeable about the products they serve.
At the end of the meal, it was 11 tasting courses.
We did this before going to a jazz show at the village vanguard. Allow 2-2.5 hours if you want the full experience of Blue Hill.
This was one for the books. You will undoubtedly enjoy this experience. Worth every penny.
I've been to a few starred (1-2) restaurants but this is definitely the one I have most enjoyed.
I enjoyed each of the 8 dishes I tried.
A few dishes were truly exceptional.
My personal favorite was the Tile Fish which had a slight smokiness to it coupled with a refreshing gazpacho. Beyond that every dish was incredibly fresh and well seasoned, cooked, and portioned.
To top it off the waitstaff was excellent.
Our waiter (Taylor) knew the food in and out and really knew how to tell the Blue Hill story.
He also did an excellent job of pairing the wines with my meal (two bottles of which I retained the names of).
All in all I am very happy with my experience at Blue Hill and look forward to coming back in the future.
I cannot say enough good things about Blue Hill. I took a date there and we were both so pleased with the whole evening. Our waitress, Adrienne, was so kind and informative. She made the entire dinner an experience. Last but certainly not least, the food was exquisite. There was more than once my date and I sat in contemplative silence over the dish we just ate. They are very committed at Blue Hill to local, seasonal produce, unique and creative combinations of flavors, and memorable experiences. If you haven't been, it's a must.
Fantastic experience, truly memorable. Chose the extended Farmers Feast - and yet still left feeling light as air, not bloated and stuffed. Every course was carefully crafted, fresh, and as expected from what I knew of Blue Hill / Chef Barber. I did not love the service from our host who while knowledgeable seemed more annoyed than disappointed if we didn't finish every bite of a course, but with so many courses there is bound to be something you don't enjoy or can't quite finish. That being said the manager Cole was absolutely incredible from start to finish, he was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly - Cole was engaging and really helped to take our experience to a special level. I took my friend for her birthday and everyone wished her a happy birthday over the course of the evening. Overall the menu and service are exactly what I expected from the caliber restaurant Blue Hill is, and I was pleased that I really couldn't find a course that could be disliked given the fact you don't know whats coming your way! I cannot wait to return with new guests in my company, so they too can experience the fresh food-first menu. Quite loud as it is a small, tight space (be prepared to overhear, be overheard, and maybe join the conversation of those near you, particularly if you're in a banquette... we made new friends with our table-adjacent). Service from staff was above par with relation to dropped napkins etc, moving unnoticed and never missing the minutia I really think it goes a long way in elevating the experience (something you'd be accustomed to at a large high end restaurant but could easily be overlooked on a place known for its menu and small space, I was happy to see they have a strong support staff making the experience 5-star all around). I would say we dined at an average pace, enjoying conversation, and did not linger after the meal and still spent 3.5-4 hours there, plan accordingly if you choose the extended menu which *I RECOMMEND*.
Extraordinary dining experience. six-course tasting menu was sublime, and the knowledge of the staff enhanced every bit of the experience. Need reservations! Put on your calendar for one month ahead of when you can go. Smart, sophisticated, farm to table, interesting and uniquely crafted dishes and wines.
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