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September 21, 2009

Next Sunday's review: Blue Hill Tavern

blue_hill_sign.jpgNext Sunday I review the new Blue Hill Tavern in Brewers Hill. Everyone who writes about it (that I've read) comments as much about the striking decor as anything else, so it wasn't quite as startling for me as it would have been if I hadn't known about it in advance. You're more likely to find out the name of the firm that designed it (Cahill Studio in New Jersey) from the press it's getting than the name of the chef.

The Blue Hill Tavern is very handsome, but noise is a real issue in a space like this because so little fabric is involved. I do think  you can use industrial carpeting if nothing else to get some soundproofing and still maintain the bare minimalist chic look. That's what, for instance, the new B & O American Brasserie did.

Anyway, is the food as good as the design? You'll have to wait until next Sunday to find out my opinion.

(Photo courtesy of the Blue Hill Tavern Web site)

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 5:43 PM | | Comments (4)
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EL, it seems that beer drinkers like noise while liquor sippers prefer to converse.

Do they have a happy hour? ;)

MrRational, I believe that on Friday's they have happy hour from 4:00-7:00 and it's 25% off your total check. Not sure what other days and times this applies to but I think it's something like 4:00-6:00 Monday-Thursday.

I can't wait to hear about the parmesan donuts!

I just received the "Baltimore Magazine's" October issue and guess which restaurant is reviewed???

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.
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