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columbuscircle Apr 25, 2007 06:53 PM

How is Blue Hill in the city? Any can't miss items? Thanks

  1. jon Apr 25, 2007 07:15 PM

    i had one of the best meals of my life at blue hill during the winter. had a fantastic broccoli soup and an amazing roasted lamb. i highly recommend it.

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      Mazzer Apr 25, 2007 09:37 PM

      Blue Hill is a fantastic restaurant. I have been to many restaurants that try to be what Blue Hill is--a spotlight on the ingredients--but none really come close. Their menu changes often, as you might expect, and might already be unrecognizable from what it was a month or two ago. The sommelier there is great as well.

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      1. re: Mazzer
        estufarian Apr 26, 2007 05:08 AM

        I hope the menu does change frequently. Because my meal was 'just OK'. And I felt ignored by the servers. Absolutely unmemorable and expensive (for what I got).

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        binkis Apr 25, 2007 10:33 PM

        i ate there a few weeks ago and am dreaming about when i can return. it's incredible.

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          fatboy44 Apr 26, 2007 09:47 AM

          I absolutely love Blue Hill. A must have to me is the Farm Egg with mushrooms en lettuce broth. Very different. Also the fish dishes are beautiful and very well executed. You can't go wrong there. Cheers

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          1. re: fatboy44
            twiggles Apr 27, 2007 01:41 PM

            definitely the morning's Farm Egg with mushrooms and lettuce. the eggs (as do many of the veggies) come directly from their farm in westchester. so fresh, so good.

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            madgirlnyc Apr 26, 2007 03:24 PM

            (oops, this is Blue Hill at Stone Barns, didn't read carefully! Haven't been to the city location yet.)

            I recommend the tasting menu. I was there in winter and it does change seasonally.
            We had quite a few requirements at the table (I believe the whole table has to go in for it) But we had a vegetarian who ate fish, and a carnivore who eats everything BUT fish, and someone else who is allergic to all nuts. They were artfully able to accomodate us all. We had great service and a wonderful meal. I can wait to go back.

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              kobetobiko Apr 27, 2007 07:15 AM

              I agree with the comments of other hounds here. I would go with whatever the waiters recommend as the seasonal items or just ask for the tasting menu. Those are the things that really demonstrate their strength - the use of seasonal and fresh ingredients. I particular enjoyed the way they incorporated vegetables into the dish - flavorful with the freshness of the ingredients still being the center stage. It was awhile ago that I last visited, but I remembered the tomato sandwiches and tomato salad were really memorable. I also enjoyed their lamb chops.

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                mpeem Apr 27, 2007 08:29 AM

                My favourite restaurant.... do the prix fixe, it is always worth it paired with the wine. The service is amazing and it is a special touch. However, if you do the PF, the whole table needs to join you..

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                1. re: mpeem
                  ceeceee Jun 14, 2007 11:31 AM

                  the website lists the tasting menu, but there's no mention of the option of adding wine pairings...do they have a set price for that?
                  or will the sommelier work with you on either pairings for each dish or let's say...maybe 2 half bottles or bottles that would work?

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                  TheDagster Apr 27, 2007 09:13 AM

                  One of my favorite meals. We made our own tasting menu and the sommelier came over and gave wine pairings for us at a very reasonable price.
                  This morning's farm egg is a must, loved the squash soup and venison. Day boat scallops were acceptable, but nothing to write home about. Can't wait to go back.

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