Next Sunday's review: Blue Hill Tavern
Next 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)