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HELP! Blue Hill or Little Owl

dec132 Mar 13, 2008 11:29 AM

I am taking out my boyfriend for his 29th birthday and have reservations at both Blue Hill and Little Owl. WHICH TO CHOOSE!! Things to consider: noice level (it is a friday night), food, service, cost (as in not worth the money), anything else. Thanks in advance!!

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    sam1 RE: dec132 Mar 13, 2008 11:43 AM

    totally different places. little owl is a bit cramped but cozy, relatively lively and loud but not roaring loud like some other places. food is fine but definitely not the best youll ever have. they just do 'west village nook' very well.

    blue hill is much more subtle, quieter, older crowd, cleaner...i was never wowed by the food here. for a celebration, id rather do something like fleur de sel which i enjoyed quite a bit recently.

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      dec132 RE: sam1 Mar 13, 2008 04:32 PM

      Interesting suggestion. thanks sam1. Anyone else have a thought? Do you think we would feel too young at Blue Hill?

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        idia RE: dec132 Mar 13, 2008 04:45 PM

        Blue Hill.
        Just my humble opinion.

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          viniferaNYC RE: idia Mar 13, 2008 06:04 PM

          I agree, Blue Hill. I just don't see Lil Owl being a great birthday restaurant spot. Better for casual dinners and brunch.

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          david sprague RE: dec132 Mar 13, 2008 06:16 PM

          i don't think you'd feel completely out of your element at Blue Hill...as far as i can recall, we're talking diners in their late 30s and early 40s for the most part, not a greybeard crowd (not that there's anything wrong with that!) and my overall experience has been better at Blue Hill.

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            harrison RE: david sprague Mar 14, 2008 09:07 AM

            agree wtih DS.

            just note blue hill is not exactly spacious! but food is top notch

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        offthebeatenpath1 RE: dec132 Mar 14, 2008 09:15 AM

        I don't think you can go wrong with either. As someone mentioned, they are different types of atmospheres, but both are great in their own right. Little Owl may have a younger crowd, but I think Blue Hill's food might be a tad better.

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