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75 Washington Pl., New York, NY, 10011
nr. Sixth Ave.
Good, not great
By robrizzo3 on 1/6/2007
So I had been trying to go to Blue Hill for a while. It is very tough to get a table, but having finally eaten there, I don't know why it is so difficult. The food was good but there are tons of restaurants in New York serving equally good food for far less money. The decor is a plus - low ceilings, dim lighting and well appointed furniture make for a slightly serene and sphisticated space. The service was excellent. For my money, there are plenty of other options in this area.
A Great Experience
By randalljay on 12/7/2006
Everything that previous reviewers said was true. We had great service and the food was interesting and very tasty. We even had a brief chat with the chef about one of his dishes!
By 2nyfoodies on 7/4/2005
Having been to all of the top restaurants in NYC, Blue Hill easily holds its own among them at only half the price. The food is always inventive and ever changing. The wine list is excellent and moderately priced. The decor and service while nothing special, go by unnoticed because the food is just that good. We have recommended it to a number of friends and all of them have come back equally as enchanted as we are with Blue Hill.
Lives up to hype
By Masa on 11/13/2004
Without a doubt one of the top restaurants in New York. I read about this restaurant in Japan and was eager to go and it did not disappoint, in fact the food and service exceeded expectations. I have traveled extensively around the globe and have eaten at the top restaurants, Blue Hill deserves its mention to be among the elite.
Little Let Down
By Hask on 9/24/2004
Dinner started on slow note with the waiter misunderstanding the drink order for 2 of my guests, bringing the wrong drink and then saying that they didn't make the drink that was ordered. (Mojitos) I researched the wine list on their website and ordered 2 bottles and was told that they didn't have either of them. The waiter told me that they "turn their wine list often". The food was above average in presentation, uniqueness and seasoning and more than made up for the slow start. The service was very good otherwise and the place was packed when we finished our early dinner.
By jshin on 6/10/2004
Blue Hill has been my favorite restaurant for the last 4 years and there's no question why. Last night, I savored every bite of the tasting menu. The freshest ingredients and the perfect combinations of flavors & texture. Quality of food rivals that of much more expensive restaurants. I love Blue Hill!!
By Spicy on 6/5/2004
Enjoyed a dinner with friends there recently and 4 of us have since been back with dates. That alone should tell you it's worth the trip. The food is fresh and delicious - be sure to note the specials, because they truly are just that, special. And ladies, do not skip dessert - and that's all I'm saying! The ambiance is simple and elegant and the wait staff really can help guide you as you plan your meal. Enjoy!
Civilized, unpretentious, casual chic dining
By Alice on 5/9/2004
A very delightful, genteel evening with wonderful food. I had the cod which was light and tasty, the asparagus soup was not too rich and the fruit souffle was out of this world. Light with a zest of mango at the bottom. The mint gelato was truly made from fresh mint leaves. We had 3 courses and wine. We left satisfied, not stuffed. There is a nice warmth in the atmosphere. Blue Hill is a discreet and elegant adult dining experience. I agree with one reviewer's assessment "soothing and provacative". Only thing, the menu print is very tiny and hard to read..in step with the discreet theme.
By emily1 on 3/15/2004
I had dinner at Blue Hill recently, after having dined there since they opened. The waitress told us they have a new chef, after I inquired about the new and incredible tasting menu that we had. Juan Cuevas, formerly of Lespinasse (as I learned), has transformed Blue Hill from a simple dining pleasure into an exploration of great local food with a Mediterranean influence. You must go, try the cod, his dishes are inventive and amazing.
By stephenm on 2/1/2004
I've been to Blue Hill a few times, and the food and service have been consistently top quality. The tasting menu is particularly inventive and carefully crafted. I highly recommend this restaurant for those who do not simply want to fill their stomachs, but also desire to undergo the delight of experiencing a symphony of the senses of taste, smell and touch.
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