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Hidden three steps below street level, the restaurant occupies a landmark "speakeasy" just off of Washington Square Park is Blue Hill. A farm-to-table innovator before such hyphenates existed, Blue... Read More
Hidden three steps below street level, the restaurant occupies a landmark "speakeasy" just off of Washington Square Park is Blue Hill. A farm-to-table innovator before such hyphenates existed, Blue Hill is devoted to local, sustainably sourced ingredients. What sets it apart is the Chef Barber's leadership at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in bucolic Pocantico Hills, NY, which sources many of the restaurant's ingredients as does the Barber family's farm in Great Barrington, MA. Lucky business associates and soon-to-be-engaged couples fill the small dining room, uttering the occasional rhapsodic sighs over New American fare like duck with lovage and cherries, or braised halibut with fermented oats and mushrooms or somethings simple like Blue Hill farm pig with corn polenta and morels.
- Greenwich Village's Best Restaurants: "Reservations accepted a month in advance for groups of up to six; with just 55 seats in the main dining room and16 in the Garden Room. get here early. A word to the wise: stash the phone or flash for the duration, please."
- Best for Greenwich Village's Best Restaurants Because: Chef Barber's activities at Blue Hill at Stone Barn benefit diners at this downtown Michelin-starred dining room where flavors pop more intensely than you'd imagine.