Blue Hill

4.8
3673 reviews
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American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Local Ingredients
  • Romance
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.
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KT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious, but I didn’t think the service was as good as similar restaurants. We were put in the back/garden room which was a different atmosphere than the main dining room, I think I would have preferred the main. They serve a lot of finger food without flatware in the beginning, I think it would have been nice to have been given a hot towel to clean our hands first. Our waitress was friendly but not as professional as I would have expected for this price level and she made a mistake in our ordering. We ordered the extended farmer’s feast not the regular and we didn’t realize we weren’t getting it until they brought dessert .

JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delighted by how great the food was, and enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the beautiful cozy environment Blue Hill was.

VB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great experience. My only issue was that our last two courses took about an hour. I was dying to leave by that point. I was getting really full and just wanted to get home and stop paying the babysitter. It was completely perfect up until those last two courses.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing night out and many thanks to the whole team for making our 17th Anniversary celebration so very special!!!

CB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true foodie destination. Worth it for the bread alone; which has me thinking about baking more of my own. Every dish interesting, tasty and artful, but not pretentious. Will go back after my bank account tecovers

c
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food, overpriced for portion sizes

More fancy then value

GC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous evening with spectacular culinary delights, presented beautifully, elegantly served at the top end of hospitality, foodie dining experience.

HF
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Blue Hill is an amazing place. The restaurant is lovely and intimate. The staff and service was excellent.
Unfortunately, we were underwhelmed by the food. We had high expectations, possibly too high. The food was good, just not great. Sigh.

L
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My taste buds never experience anything like this before. I wasn’t expecting to get such flavorful dishes with such good service. Now I know why Blue Hill is a destination restaurant. We’ll have to come back here on our next visit from Las Vegas.

AM
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most incredible dining experience I've ever had. The level of thought and care in every dish is unmatched.

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

it was so good!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special food experience! Perfect for birthday dinner, anniversary, or nice date night!

SM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff was amazing, polite and aware of needs. Food was delicious. The value was well balanced.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is unbelievable!!! Extremely professional and still very friendly. Attention to detail is extreme and makes one feel great. It is a great experience!

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat in the garden which was much better than being in the main room and much less noisy. The food is spectacular and the service excellent in a friendly atmosphere of foodie heaven

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall a great experience, but honestly not sure I would do it again if that is a measure. Glad we did it, for sure, but didn’t leave me saying ‘that was awesome’.

All hat said, there are good things to say.

Loved the impression of exclusivity.
You can barely find the place, which if you a r trying to impress, is great.
It’s in a great location. We walked through Washington Square before dinner which added to the overall experience.
Liked being in the ‘room’ with all of the other diners. Family feel was great.

The service was very good! Staff were knowledgeable of the menu, and added to the experience. Would have been nice to make more links to the farm. We were a late evening setting, my sense is there would have been time to find out why we chose Blue Hill and then cater the experience.

The tough ‘old’ beef did not resonate with everyone at our table. Glad I tried it, but not sure I get the story. It seems out of sync with my impression for the exclusivity and price point. Maybe better in a stew, and not a main feature.

Best thing for me was as we were leaving talking to one of the senior staff who asked us how we heard about Blue Hill, almost wanted to sit down again.

Ok, maybe I would come back. I was obviously impressed given a re read of my comments.

DB
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently this is my favorite restaurant in NYC - every meal I've had here has been epically delicious, thoughtful and thought-provoking, and so so satisfying! The way they treat vegetables here is just amazing - you don't miss the meat at all (although there is meat on the menu if you want it) -- there's a great energy in the space and service is attentive, polished but human, and really adds to the experience! This is our favorite place to go for an anniversary or birthday dinner -- this time we introduce my mom to it and she was just over the moon!

JA
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my first visit to Blue Hill. The food was exceptional, as was the service. Definitely a unique dining experience. I will be back next time I’m jn NYC.

TS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Hill is always worth the expense. There’s nothing else like it anywhere. The service is fantastic and our server Mary could not have been better. She selected items that I never would have ordered, and I’m better for it. Excellent, excellent meal.

n
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have had a better experience. Exactly what you expect from fine dining.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great experience

HH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening overall, excellent food and professional customer service

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife's review...

My husband took me to eat at Blue Hill this past July for my birthday. I had been looking forward to eating there for many years, and the experience did not disappoint the build up at all! I unfortunately have several digestive issues that prevent me from enjoying any tasting menu 'as is' and we had let the restaurant know this in advance. When we arrived, we walked into a cozy environment that is tastefully styled and lovely without being tight or giving the feeling that you are sitting with the party next to you. Our host got us settled without delay, at a table with a hand drawn and written card, wishing me a happy birthday. She also confirmed that I was the party requiring special attention to the way my food would be prepared, as did our server as well. When ordering cocktails and wine, we were presented with opinions and options, and a taste to see if our choice would actually be to our liking. The food was beyond delicious, and they took very good care to make sure that my restrictions were no impediment to my enjoyment of the experience. The best part of the evening was when they created a dessert especially for me, so that I could enjoy every course. It was of course the best dessert I've ever eaten! The flavors and decadence of the course was something that I had not experienced at any restaurant previously! As if that wasn't enough, about a week later, my husband and I received another hand written post card from Blue Hill in the mail, thanking us for dining with them and looking forward to serving us again. Such amazing service, attention to detail, and incredible food and drink, for not more than any other 'nice' restaurant would cost you - you can be certain that we will return for more!

TN
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This meal was thoughtful and imaginative start to finish. I will be back, and back, and back.

o
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience. The noise and ambiance is for sitting in the garden room, which is our preferred location. Shared the farmers and 4 course menu to get the full experience. Every course was spot on. Great quality, great execution. Very inventive dishes and unique ingredients. Pricey, but well worth it.

A
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Blue Hill- the food is Fabulous and the service is the BEST!! 💜💕💜

HA
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went hear for my 5 year wedding anniversary and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. Great experience!

NY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional meal. We had the extended farmer’s feast with some excellent wine. Everything was delicious and service was spot-on. Would definitely go again and now have redoubled my efforts to try out the Stone Barns version upstate

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner recently at Blue Hill, NYC. We sat in their garden room which was a delight. The food was fresh and delicious. It made eating more fun. Some of the courses were stronger than others. The grilled eggplant on the menu was amazing. Service was attentive and made the overall experience that much more enjoyable. We’ve been to Blue Hill before and we will definitely visit again!

Z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very memorable experience of dining.

F
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We moved to the area two years ago and couldn't wait to try Blue Hill. We finally did and was disappointed with every course. It was nothing to get excited over, felt like something was missing from each dish. The service and wine were amazing as well as sitting on the back patio but will not be making our way to the farm to try that location.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This was the most disappointing meal we’ve ever had. We love Stone Barns and Dan Barber’s philosophy, so we were very excited about trying this NYC outpost, but start to finish the meal was weak bordering on unacceptable. The pace was slow with upto 35 minute breaks between courses, we were starving after the “finger foods” amuse but then had to wait 25-30 minutes for our first real course to come out, which was served with the wrong knife, so we were shredding apart beautiful tomatoes into mush. I asked for bread at one point because I was so unbelievably hungry, and the waiter curtly said “the bread comes when it comes”, which felt rude and judgmental. The food itself was weak with many courses having too much salt or too little technique and effort to really constitute something special. Presentations were kitschy, and sometimes inconvenient (see cantaloupe soup in a half cantaloupe that had a ton of flesh left on it that couldn’t be eaten with a spoon). It was our anniversary and the staff made little effort beyond putting a “happy anniversary” note on the table. All in all just very underwhelming.

O
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Dan Barber and his team have always taken good care of me and my family when dining with them.

BK
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best service I have ever received. The farmers feast was annazing experience. I would definitely go back

J
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ethereal experience. Everything you’ve heard is true. Worth the time and money.

CB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate at Blue Hill for our anniversary. We were not particularly excited about the farm to table experience and were blown away by the simplicity and freshness of the ingredients - especially the Jersey tomatoes and corn. The service was excellent and we will be returning for special occasions. Thank you!

BC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was absolutely amazing. The team did a great job making us feel welcome. Food was on point. Service even better. Definitely looking forward to coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Amazing service!

s
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our anniversary. As with many restaurants in NYC the tables were very close together. The food and service were very good. We thoroughly enjoyed most everything & we love trying new things.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an incredible meal from start to finish. It’s clear the team takes measures to ensure a good dining experience is had by all. The ingredients from the farm that were brought to start the meal were so flavorful and delicious. Every dish brought something new and interesting to taste. The only item that fell flat for me was the dessert but it was still an incredible meal and dining experience. My waiter was great to offer tastes of wine to choose from but I wish he had laid out the pairing options at the beginning of the meal. Still - 5 stars. I’d come back in a heartbeat. I like that the restaurant asks you to limit cell phone use in dining room. 👌

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