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Hearth

403 E. 12th St., New York, NY, 10009
at First Ave.
646-602-1300

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

52% would go back.

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casual, great food, cucina povera + wine = deal; sit @ kitchen pass

By wavsurfer on 5/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Hearth's new "recession special" is a 3-course "cucina povera" dinner for $35 (wine pairings only $15 extra! really cheap for restaurant wine, esp. in NY). Came in w/o a rez on a Thurs night in the mid of the dinner rush and sat at the kitchen pass. Got a great show and a bit of an education watching the fish cook juggle 7 dishes at once. Even felt bad when the chef gently scolded the saute cook for delaying an order. Fun night with great food in a casual, non-pretentious atmosphere. BTW: yelp sucks!

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110 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

Incredible

By msulli5402 on 3/26/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I have been a few times and found it consistently enjoyable - it has quickly become our favorite restaurant. Menu is interesting, food well prepared and service is always attentive and informative. I would never have expected such a good experience in the East Village but regardless they deliver.

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370 out of 726 people found this review helpful.

Finally, a great meal

By bichon on 1/18/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Gush, that's all I can do about the atmosphere, service and food at Hearth. I had a cod which was slightly crisp on the outside and moist and sweet on the inside. My friends had steak which they said was delicious and they ordered the most exotic sauteed mushrooms. Stop reading this already and make a reservation!

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236 out of 438 people found this review helpful.

A great way to end 2011

By Happy2012 on 1/1/2012

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

We ended 2011 with a fabulous meal at Hearth. The special New Years menu was incredibly balanced and delicious. Each course was coupled with the perfect wine. It was the most memorable meal we've had in a long time (and we frequent some of NYs best). We can't wait wait to go back to explore the full menu. GOGOGO!!!!

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42 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

I don't care what others say, you'd be CRAZY not to eat here

By tasterC on 9/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I took a date and we sat at the kitchen pass; a real treat, especially since I work as a cook in Brooklyn. We chose the Riesling from Alsace; light with nice acidity. I had the chilled corn soup with fennel and gulf shrimp, a perfectly balanced Summer soup. She had the beet salad, which was expertly seasoned and beautifully presented. Next I had the zucchini raviolo; a pouch of perfectly cooked pasta enveloping ricotta, zucchini, onions and tomato. She had the chicken with polenta and market vegetables. I'm not usually a fan of poultry but this was delicious. One critique I have is that, in general, they could hold back just a tad on the salt, but that's it. We both enjoyed the pie of the day; key lime with graham cracker crust, presented with a beautiful quinelle of whipped cream. The hostess and our server were friendly and knowledgeable, the decor was warm and inviting. We both had a wonderful time and agreed that it was the perfect place for a date. In fact, if I had the cash I'd go back again tomorrow!

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95 out of 184 people found this review helpful.

One of the best in NYC

By panagisv on 6/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've been to Hearth many times and every single time the food and the service have been excellent. Their wine list is very interesting to read, with great comments from the sommelier. It helped me discover an excellent Cab Franc from the North Fork! Their knowledgeable staff are great and very friendly. The only comment I'd make is that I'd like to see some more variety in the main courses. I love their food and that's why it'd be nice to have more choice there! I can't wait to go back!!

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100 out of 190 people found this review helpful.

At home at Hearth

By daisy on 10/2/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

From the friendly, smiling hostess to the heavenly peanut brittle ice cream, Hearth is a delight. In spite of the somewhat sparse decor, Hearth radiates warmth. All the food is delicious - lots of great flavors and the "vitello tonnato" is fabulous and that is coming from a non-fan of veal. Our server was excellent - knowledgeable without being snooty and always on hand. Can't wait to go back.

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330 out of 700 people found this review helpful.

best meal out in a while

By bhk on 2/2/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

i eat out a fair amount at quite nice/well reviewed places and am not often compelled to post reviews but after eating here, felt i had to. honestly one of the best dinners i've had in nyc in a long time. and amuse buche of parsnip puree tasted like the vegetables had been uprooted and blended 2 seconds earlier. the snapper crudo appetizer bordered on perfection (i think the high, high quality olive oil used really helped) and the chicken dish that was my entree was so far from boring and bland (as is chickens rep) i would easily rank it up there with some of the top main dishes i've eaten...the braised thigh being the standout bit on the plate. service is very welcoming but not creepily so and the chef took my compilment ever so graciously. love this place.

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211 out of 387 people found this review helpful.

Delightful

By Campbell55 on 6/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had the half portion of the mushroom/pasta to start, followed by the veal breast and chicken. All items were exceptionally prepared and our server was instrumental in the selection process. Other than atmosphere, which can be noisy, the food and service are top shelf.

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87 out of 177 people found this review helpful.

great spot

By bklynpair on 8/19/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had a great dinner here. We were immediately welcomed by a personable and attentive staff who took good care of us throughout the evening. The decor is perfect: warm and inviting with just the right touch of sophistication. We had the tasting menu which was very good, but I have to admit I thought the price was a bit much. Overall I definitely recommend for a great evening out.

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309 out of 690 people found this review helpful.

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