Blue Hill New York: Seasonal American in the West Village
Sometimes the most romantic part of a meal is knowing that the food on the table is sourced from local farmers, made from the freshest ingredients available. New York's Blue Hill offers this and a delightful ambience, making it an obvious selection for a Luxist nomination in the most romantic restaurant category.
Established in 2000, Blue Hill is located in Greenwich Village, just below street level alongside Washington Square Park. The restaurant gets all its ingredients from nearby farms like Blue Hill Farm in Great Barrington, Mass., and Stone Barns Center just north of Manhattan. Expect to pay about $70 for a full à la carte meal, or $78 for a five-course tasting menu culled from the week's harvest and curated by executive chef Dan Barber.
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For diners who'd like to get even closer to the source of their food, there's Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a sister restaurant on the same farm that supplies the Greenwich Village eatery. Just 40 minutes north of Manhattan by car or train, Blue Hill at Stone Barns offers a bucolic atmosphere and true farm-style dining.
There are no menus at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, only a list of recently harvested ingredients like ruby chard, husk cherries and black trumpet mushrooms. Guests can chose from two "Farmer's Feast" options: an eight-course meal for $135 or a five-course meal for $105. There's also a four-course Sunday lunch available for $85.
Vote for the restaurant that you believe is the most romantic. The voting period runs through September 30 and winners will be announced on October 1.