Maybe it started when the hostess escorted us to the "Garden Room" aka Siberia. But, okay, after we asked to be seated in the main room, we were, although not at our desired corner table. We were told those tables were specially requested, but we could be placed in their computer system for the coveted corner table when we return one day.
Last time we were here we had a choice of entrees and appetizers. Since then they instituted only tasting menus. We ordered the smaller of the two tasting menus which consisted of three courses and a dessert. All okay.
Small amuses came including a miniature vegetable taste, an small taste of artichoke, the sweet potato course, some great bread and butter and Jerusalem artichokes. All very good. (see photos)
Then after a wait - the main course -which was for me, the lamb. Well, actually not LAMB per sey. It consisted of two tiny pieces of what looked like lamb but were actually grisly lamb fat 2x4 squares with a tablespoon of tiny carrot pieces. (see photo) Needless to say, very disappointing.
After that the meal continued with a palette clearer that came just after coffee was served. Not sure why they did not wait on the coffee until after the palette clearer.... then a delicious dab of dessert that was, for me, the best part of the meal.
A "glass" of wine was the lowest pour I have ever seen in all of my years dining out.
Ultimately, our re-visit to Blue Hill, was a disappointment. As we live just two blocks away, I am sad to say that this over-rated restaurant will not be a return for us. To say that I expected more from a restaurant with such a stellar reputation is an understatement, I think some one was asleep or absent from the kitchen that night. There are too many excellent, reliable and consistent restaurants in the city and even just in the Village that we will not miss this place.