Hearth Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 403 East 12 Street

    New York, NY 10009

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  • 212-673-3650

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Mon-Thurs 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sat / Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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*** Food Poisoning Alert***\r
Generally I do not bother to write reviews, however, got a nasty bout of food poisoning from this place on Saturday night. It was either the snails or someone not washing their hands and touching my food.

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★★★★★

*** Food Poisoning Alert***\r
Generally I do not bother to write reviews, however, got a nasty bout of food poisoning from this place on Saturday night. It was either the snails or someone not washing their hands and touching my food.

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I read a lot of reviews online about Hearth and I wanted to take advantage of their Red Sauce Sundays. I finally got here and was excited to try out their food. But I ended up being quite disappointed.

With the Red Sauce Sundays, you get an appetizer, an entree and a dessert. I got the caesar salad, meatball pasta and Espresso over vanilla ice cream.

The caesar salad was good but I mean you can't really go wrong with caesar?!? The meatball pasta is just plain. The sauce is lacking seasoning and the meatballs are not even simmered enough to grasp all the flavors as they should have. Unfortunately, I think the best of my dishes is the dessert. Espresso was strong and vanilla ice cream tastes artisan.

My boyfriend's dishes were slightly better. He got the shrimp scampi and they were pretty flavorful but again they are small portion and really just shrimps and nothing else.

The panna cotta was creamy and milky soft. Again, this is probably the highlight of his meal too.

I won't pay $50 per person for all these. Service was outstanding but not enough to make up for the lack of flavor.

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★★★☆☆

I read a lot of reviews online about Hearth and I wanted to take advantage of their Red Sauce Sundays. I finally got here and was excited to try out their food. But I ended up being quite disappointed.

With the Red Sauce Sundays, you get an appetizer, an entree and a dessert. I got the caesar salad, meatball pasta and Espresso over vanilla ice cream.

The caesar salad was good but I mean you can't really go wrong with caesar?!? The meatball pasta is just plain. The sauce is lacking seasoning and the meatballs are not even simmered enough to grasp all the flavors as they should have. Unfortunately, I think the best of my dishes is the dessert. Espresso was strong and vanilla ice cream tastes artisan.

My boyfriend's dishes were slightly better. He got the shrimp scampi and they were pretty flavorful but again they are small portion and really just shrimps and nothing else.

The panna cotta was creamy and milky soft. Again, this is probably the highlight of his meal too.

I won't pay $50 per person for all these. Service was outstanding but not enough to make up for the lack of flavor.

Pros: Very attentive service

Cons: Pricey and average food

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I am a NYC fine dining regular and was excited to give Hearth a shot after numerous excellent reviews. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a pleasant hostess and a large, spare dining room with padded carpet strips on one wall. Hearth has a large, complicated wine list that is likely excellent by-the-bottle, but too highbrow if going by-the-glass. After plenty of consultation with our server, we opted for the autumn tasting menu with one substitution. The salad course was not remarkable, with light dressing reminiscent of Henri's Tas-tee on the pear and pecorino salad. Next, came lukewarm pumpkin ravioli that was so sweet it made my teeth ache, like a too-rich dessert. The main course was venison (again, lukewarm), which was overcooked and which the server smartly and subtly tried to warn me off. I should have taken her advice. My wife substituted the duck, which was excellent and the best thing we ate that evening. The apple crisp dessert was very basic and very good. In the end, I was turned off by the coldness of the dining room and the average quality of the food, especially at those prices.

1
★★☆☆☆

I am a NYC fine dining regular and was excited to give Hearth a shot after numerous excellent reviews. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a pleasant hostess and a large, spare dining room with padded carpet strips on one wall. Hearth has a large, complicated wine list that is likely excellent by-the-bottle, but too highbrow if going by-the-glass. After plenty of consultation with our server, we opted for the autumn tasting menu with one substitution. The salad course was not remarkable, with light dressing reminiscent of Henri's Tas-tee on the pear and pecorino salad. Next, came lukewarm pumpkin ravioli that was so sweet it made my teeth ache, like a too-rich dessert. The main course was venison (again, lukewarm), which was overcooked and which the server smartly and subtly tried to warn me off. I should have taken her advice. My wife substituted the duck, which was excellent and the best thing we ate that evening. The apple crisp dessert was very basic and very good. In the end, I was turned off by the coldness of the dining room and the average quality of the food, especially at those prices.

Pros: Great duck

Cons: Chilly dining room, average food, high prices

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Average New American restaurant. Nothing special about it, but nothing bad about it either. Ambiance is a bit dark, but it caters to a large group and casual couple dining.

1
★★★☆☆

Average New American restaurant. Nothing special about it, but nothing bad about it either. Ambiance is a bit dark, but it caters to a large group and casual couple dining.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: For all the hype, food could've been better

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I met a couple of friends at Hearth for dinner on a Saturday night.

We decided to share so we carefully scanned the menu for the items that appealed to us the most. We selected the braised veal breast , the pumpkin ortelli , and the beet salad.

The service was timely. The food was tasty and well prepared. The decor was modern and welcoming. It's just, for some strange reason, nothing stands out as excellent.

And then we had dessert. We selected the chai spice cake. A nice finish to a good meal.

Would I have enjoyed the food as much if I did not have such excellent company? Perhaps. It's all part of the experience.

It was enjoyable. I would eat there again.

1
★★★☆☆

I met a couple of friends at Hearth for dinner on a Saturday night.

We decided to share so we carefully scanned the menu for the items that appealed to us the most. We selected the braised veal breast , the pumpkin ortelli , and the beet salad.

The service was timely. The food was tasty and well prepared. The decor was modern and welcoming. It's just, for some strange reason, nothing stands out as excellent.

And then we had dessert. We selected the chai spice cake. A nice finish to a good meal.

Would I have enjoyed the food as much if I did not have such excellent company? Perhaps. It's all part of the experience.

It was enjoyable. I would eat there again.

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This is hands down, one of the best restaurants in New York City! My boyfriend and I went on Friday night for our one year anniversary, and the experience was amazing. We had a reservation, but we requested a seat overlooking the kitchen and the hostess was extremely accomodating. I highly reccommend the seats overlooking the kitchen - you can watch the chefs as you dine and you get a firsthand look at all the care and preparation that is put into each dish. The service was wonderful and the food is divine. I highly highly reccomend the chicken with autumn vegetables - it was cooked to perfection and each bite was heaven. My boyfriend had the sturgeon wrapped in prosciutto, which he said was the best he has ever had. I think our waiter overhead that we we there for our anniversary, and he sent a side of gnocchi over with the food- each piece melted in my mouth - it was amazing! Not only is the food exceptional, but service of the waitstaff and chefs is one in a million. It is worth every penny. Hearth provided me with one of the best dining experiences I have ever had!

2
★★★★★

This is hands down, one of the best restaurants in New York City! My boyfriend and I went on Friday night for our one year anniversary, and the experience was amazing. We had a reservation, but we requested a seat overlooking the kitchen and the hostess was extremely accomodating. I highly reccommend the seats overlooking the kitchen - you can watch the chefs as you dine and you get a firsthand look at all the care and preparation that is put into each dish. The service was wonderful and the food is divine. I highly highly reccomend the chicken with autumn vegetables - it was cooked to perfection and each bite was heaven. My boyfriend had the sturgeon wrapped in prosciutto, which he said was the best he has ever had. I think our waiter overhead that we we there for our anniversary, and he sent a side of gnocchi over with the food- each piece melted in my mouth - it was amazing! Not only is the food exceptional, but service of the waitstaff and chefs is one in a million. It is worth every penny. Hearth provided me with one of the best dining experiences I have ever had!

Pros: Service, food, wine ambience

Cons: None

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I went to Hearth with two friends on Friday night. The restaurant was cozy and the service great. Not only were we able to transfer our bar tab to our table, the bartender suggested it. They pool tips so everyone is friendly and helpful. We ordered the New Zealand Snapper Crudo which I would compare to sashimi. It was impeccable. I ordered the Roasted Duck as did one of my friends, our other friend ordered one of the fish dishes (both entrees were delicious). We also had a side of yummy potatoes puree and an amazing Chocolate-peanut Butter Tart for desert. Our server was great and she didn't mind when two other friends joined us for another bottle of wine close to midnight. I would love to go back and try the tasting menu sometime soon.

2
★★★★★

I went to Hearth with two friends on Friday night. The restaurant was cozy and the service great. Not only were we able to transfer our bar tab to our table, the bartender suggested it. They pool tips so everyone is friendly and helpful. We ordered the New Zealand Snapper Crudo which I would compare to sashimi. It was impeccable. I ordered the Roasted Duck as did one of my friends, our other friend ordered one of the fish dishes (both entrees were delicious). We also had a side of yummy potatoes puree and an amazing Chocolate-peanut Butter Tart for desert. Our server was great and she didn't mind when two other friends joined us for another bottle of wine close to midnight. I would love to go back and try the tasting menu sometime soon.

Pros: Great food and friendly servers

Cons: Drafty

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The service is very good. Compared to other $$$$ restaurants in NYC, the service level is comparable.

But the food is not really that great.

We all tried the House cocktails; none of them have good taste. But the drinks are quite expensive.

We all had the tasting menu. I would not say the food was terrible, but it was just OK. I don't think I needed to pay that price for that kind of food because they were not that tasty. When we had the scallop as the second course; there was some sand inside the scallop. We complained to the waitress; she spoke to the chef about it and told us that it was NORMAL. The chef refused to exchange a new plate for us.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service is very good. Compared to other $$$$ restaurants in NYC, the service level is comparable.

But the food is not really that great.

We all tried the House cocktails; none of them have good taste. But the drinks are quite expensive.

We all had the tasting menu. I would not say the food was terrible, but it was just OK. I don't think I needed to pay that price for that kind of food because they were not that tasty. When we had the scallop as the second course; there was some sand inside the scallop. We complained to the waitress; she spoke to the chef about it and told us that it was NORMAL. The chef refused to exchange a new plate for us.

Pros: Good Service

Cons: Not Great Food

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We've become regulars at Hearth, and love it. Saturday found the restaurant NOT in good form. We sat down, ordered our meal, and half an hour later, our appetizers had not arrived. It was odd because, fifteen minutes before, the waiter had come by to tell us they were on the way, and he was sorry for the delay. Ten minutes later, we heard the chef yell WHERE ARE THOSE FIRSTS? Talking about ours. We were ready to leave, because that wasn't the only problem. Then they came out, and the manager came out, with corporate double speak, just making us angrier. Finally, the chef came out, serving us our entrees personally, and apologizing for the "miscommunication."

What miscommunication? There wasn't any, at least not on our part. The food WAS good, and we enjoyed it and ordered dessert, which was also wonderful.

When we asked for the bill, they told us they were comping us on the whole dinner because of their goofs. Could NOT have been more apologetic. We didn't feel we could accept that, and suggested instead that they buy us our drinks. Again, you couldn't have seen more appreciative people.

Restaurants make mistakes. They ALL do. Sometimes they happen to good customers. It's going to happen. How you fix it is the test of a good restaurant. Hearth is a VERY good restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

We've become regulars at Hearth, and love it. Saturday found the restaurant NOT in good form. We sat down, ordered our meal, and half an hour later, our appetizers had not arrived. It was odd because, fifteen minutes before, the waiter had come by to tell us they were on the way, and he was sorry for the delay. Ten minutes later, we heard the chef yell WHERE ARE THOSE FIRSTS? Talking about ours. We were ready to leave, because that wasn't the only problem. Then they came out, and the manager came out, with corporate double speak, just making us angrier. Finally, the chef came out, serving us our entrees personally, and apologizing for the "miscommunication."

What miscommunication? There wasn't any, at least not on our part. The food WAS good, and we enjoyed it and ordered dessert, which was also wonderful.

When we asked for the bill, they told us they were comping us on the whole dinner because of their goofs. Could NOT have been more apologetic. We didn't feel we could accept that, and suggested instead that they buy us our drinks. Again, you couldn't have seen more appreciative people.

Restaurants make mistakes. They ALL do. Sometimes they happen to good customers. It's going to happen. How you fix it is the test of a good restaurant. Hearth is a VERY good restaurant.

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I went with 3 of my girlfriends and we were given exceptional service combined with delicious, well-prepared food. Not only was the food amazing, it was presented beautifully and in the perfect proportions. We could not stop raving about this place for the rest of the evening!! Definitely make a reservation and if you like a more quieter setting, try the back room. ENJOY!

2
★★★★★

I went with 3 of my girlfriends and we were given exceptional service combined with delicious, well-prepared food. Not only was the food amazing, it was presented beautifully and in the perfect proportions. We could not stop raving about this place for the rest of the evening!! Definitely make a reservation and if you like a more quieter setting, try the back room. ENJOY!

Pros: food, service

Cons: gets very crowded-go early and avoid the rush!

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I'm new in the review writing business, but I was so impressed by my experience at Hearth that I felt compelled to write one. Immediately upon arriving I was greeted by gracious house staff and bartenders, but I was decisively most impressed by the service I received while sitting at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Although I was hesitant at first to forgo the ambience of the main dining room by sitting at the kitchen-side bar, I can't thank my date enough for insisting upon it. The chefs were conversive and charming, one in particular spent far more time with us, guiding our wine choices and acquainting us with their seasonal menu, than any wait staff, much less chef, that I've ever encountered.

We had the tasting menu (the scallops with golden raisin reduction were my favorite), every course was flavorful and sumptuous, I was unceasingly impressed. The presentation was so beautiful that at one point my ravenously hungry date actually stopped and stared at his food before eating it. The gnocchi quite literally melted in your mouth and were the best that I've EVER had. The desert amuse- Meyer lemon with pomegranate molasses, was original and quite honestly energizing, it was a taste that I experienced with my entire body.

In all, Hearth has everything going for it, charming staff who enhance the dining experience, reasonable and exceeding worthwhile prices, a relaxed and inviting ambiance, and most importantly delicious food. Please do yourself the favor of experiencing it; just leave me a seat at the kitchen bar.

2
★★★★★

I'm new in the review writing business, but I was so impressed by my experience at Hearth that I felt compelled to write one. Immediately upon arriving I was greeted by gracious house staff and bartenders, but I was decisively most impressed by the service I received while sitting at the bar overlooking the kitchen. Although I was hesitant at first to forgo the ambience of the main dining room by sitting at the kitchen-side bar, I can't thank my date enough for insisting upon it. The chefs were conversive and charming, one in particular spent far more time with us, guiding our wine choices and acquainting us with their seasonal menu, than any wait staff, much less chef, that I've ever encountered.

We had the tasting menu (the scallops with golden raisin reduction were my favorite), every course was flavorful and sumptuous, I was unceasingly impressed. The presentation was so beautiful that at one point my ravenously hungry date actually stopped and stared at his food before eating it. The gnocchi quite literally melted in your mouth and were the best that I've EVER had. The desert amuse- Meyer lemon with pomegranate molasses, was original and quite honestly energizing, it was a taste that I experienced with my entire body.

In all, Hearth has everything going for it, charming staff who enhance the dining experience, reasonable and exceeding worthwhile prices, a relaxed and inviting ambiance, and most importantly delicious food. Please do yourself the favor of experiencing it; just leave me a seat at the kitchen bar.

Pros: exceptional food and service

Cons: none

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This place was rec?d by a friend as "one of his favorite places" so I was excited when my girl and I finally had a chance to try it. We were seated promptly and given our allotted 1 piece of bread. We decided against the $1350 cabernet and instead chose lowly glasses of shiraz for $17 each. Crowd was mostly 50+ who looked like they just finished 9 holes at the countryclub. Lots of sweaters tied around necks. We ordered apps + mains. Arugula salad with walnut vinaigrette & a ribollita(sp?) soup of cannelloni beans, toasts covered in parmesan cheese and some kind of greens. The soup was very thick and too salty although overall it was the most edible thing we ordered, and was the only thing we finished. The salad was AWFUL and inedible. I have a very adaptable palate- but the flavor of the dressing was horrid, it had a very "earthy" (NOT in a good way) taste, like dirt/mold if you can imagine that. Both of us ate a few bites and wound up leaving most of the $15 mess to the busboy. We then waited 20 mins for our 2nd courses to arrive. I ordered a striped bass which was the "special", served with clams and roasted fennel, and she chose a skate fish with beets & sunchokes. Both dishes were small for $31. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise! My fish had a very strong/bad musky odor and didn?t taste fresh at all. The clams had a "sudsy" butter sauce on them and tasted OK at first but had an aftertaste that reminded me of dishwashing soap. (I think that they spilled some in the broth!) The fennel was good but everything was drenched in butter & salt. I left 3/4 of my fish untouched. My girl?s dish was a little better but also way too salty and had a strange odor. This place is trying too hard to impart exotic flavors to their dishes and is missing the mark, resulting in hideous frankenstein-like combinations. The damage was $150 for 2 of us, which did NOT include dessert. We both left hungry and feeling sick. I will never go back to Hearth!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place was rec?d by a friend as "one of his favorite places" so I was excited when my girl and I finally had a chance to try it. We were seated promptly and given our allotted 1 piece of bread. We decided against the $1350 cabernet and instead chose lowly glasses of shiraz for $17 each. Crowd was mostly 50+ who looked like they just finished 9 holes at the countryclub. Lots of sweaters tied around necks. We ordered apps + mains. Arugula salad with walnut vinaigrette & a ribollita(sp?) soup of cannelloni beans, toasts covered in parmesan cheese and some kind of greens. The soup was very thick and too salty although overall it was the most edible thing we ordered, and was the only thing we finished. The salad was AWFUL and inedible. I have a very adaptable palate- but the flavor of the dressing was horrid, it had a very "earthy" (NOT in a good way) taste, like dirt/mold if you can imagine that. Both of us ate a few bites and wound up leaving most of the $15 mess to the busboy. We then waited 20 mins for our 2nd courses to arrive. I ordered a striped bass which was the "special", served with clams and roasted fennel, and she chose a skate fish with beets & sunchokes. Both dishes were small for $31. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise! My fish had a very strong/bad musky odor and didn?t taste fresh at all. The clams had a "sudsy" butter sauce on them and tasted OK at first but had an aftertaste that reminded me of dishwashing soap. (I think that they spilled some in the broth!) The fennel was good but everything was drenched in butter & salt. I left 3/4 of my fish untouched. My girl?s dish was a little better but also way too salty and had a strange odor. This place is trying too hard to impart exotic flavors to their dishes and is missing the mark, resulting in hideous frankenstein-like combinations. The damage was $150 for 2 of us, which did NOT include dessert. We both left hungry and feeling sick. I will never go back to Hearth!

Pros: very expensive wine list will impress your snooty countryclub buddies

Cons: food is overpriced and mostly awful

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I was dragged to Hearth by a friend of mine who wanted to have an app and a drink at their "bar by the kitchen". I had heard of Hearth before as being a top restaurant in New York so I was intrigued to say the least. We sat down and the bar was literally looking over the kitchen. As a foodie and wannabee Thomas Keller, I was simply in heaven! Our waiter couldn't have been more accomadating and all the Chefs were willing to pause to explain to us what they were intricately preparing. Though I promised to only order an app, a three course meal was in the works. The wine list was incredible-- we settled on a fruity Austrian white. Chef Jordan et all were so helpful and intuitive that we felt like we were cooking the meals ourselves. I have dined at incredible restaurants in New York (per se, etc.) and have never had such an exciting and exuberant dining experience. The food was to die for as well.

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★★★★★

I was dragged to Hearth by a friend of mine who wanted to have an app and a drink at their "bar by the kitchen". I had heard of Hearth before as being a top restaurant in New York so I was intrigued to say the least. We sat down and the bar was literally looking over the kitchen. As a foodie and wannabee Thomas Keller, I was simply in heaven! Our waiter couldn't have been more accomadating and all the Chefs were willing to pause to explain to us what they were intricately preparing. Though I promised to only order an app, a three course meal was in the works. The wine list was incredible-- we settled on a fruity Austrian white. Chef Jordan et all were so helpful and intuitive that we felt like we were cooking the meals ourselves. I have dined at incredible restaurants in New York (per se, etc.) and have never had such an exciting and exuberant dining experience. The food was to die for as well.

Pros: snapper, duck, blueberry tart, service, etc

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Went to Hearth over the weekend with a friend, she was eager to try it. We were late for our reservation, and the hostess couldn't have been nicer, our waiter was also a pleasure, unfortunately the food did not live up to the service, or the price-tag. We decided to get the $77 tasting menu, it was 5 courses, which is perfect - not too much food - but the dishes themselves were bland; there was nothing exciting or exceptional, and for $77 per person, there really should be. Perhaps the food ala carte is better, but the tasting menu was a complete (and expensive) disappointment. I feel no need to go back to Hearth - although the wine list was impressive, and we got a great Zweigelt for $37 (one of the cheaper bottles). Desserts were tasty, but the "savory" dishes were very under-seasoned, and well, again, bland. Anyway, I wanted to like it, but I really didn't...

1
★★☆☆☆

Went to Hearth over the weekend with a friend, she was eager to try it. We were late for our reservation, and the hostess couldn't have been nicer, our waiter was also a pleasure, unfortunately the food did not live up to the service, or the price-tag. We decided to get the $77 tasting menu, it was 5 courses, which is perfect - not too much food - but the dishes themselves were bland; there was nothing exciting or exceptional, and for $77 per person, there really should be. Perhaps the food ala carte is better, but the tasting menu was a complete (and expensive) disappointment. I feel no need to go back to Hearth - although the wine list was impressive, and we got a great Zweigelt for $37 (one of the cheaper bottles). Desserts were tasty, but the "savory" dishes were very under-seasoned, and well, again, bland. Anyway, I wanted to like it, but I really didn't...

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I had been wanting to try this place for a while, so when a friend and I ended up near it after a dinner out, we decided to stop by and have dessert and drinks to check it out. Glad we did, because now I know I will never be going back. The initial host was very nice and sat us promptly, but once we sat and then mentioned to our server that we were going to have just drinks & dessert (it was 10:45PM), the mood changed drastically. We barely saw out server after that, just the second hand servers. The dessert list was boring. They brought out our dessert so fast (it felt rushed), that my friend wasn't even back from the bathroom when it arrived. A good restaurant should pay attention to when their customers are ready for their food. The server brought our drinks AFTER we got our dessert. My friend was still gone, so he left the bottle of champagne on the table until she came back so he could pour it for her. Nothing special about the dessert we got and we didn't see our waiter again until we got the check. Highly disappointing evening.

1
★★☆☆☆

I had been wanting to try this place for a while, so when a friend and I ended up near it after a dinner out, we decided to stop by and have dessert and drinks to check it out. Glad we did, because now I know I will never be going back. The initial host was very nice and sat us promptly, but once we sat and then mentioned to our server that we were going to have just drinks & dessert (it was 10:45PM), the mood changed drastically. We barely saw out server after that, just the second hand servers. The dessert list was boring. They brought out our dessert so fast (it felt rushed), that my friend wasn't even back from the bathroom when it arrived. A good restaurant should pay attention to when their customers are ready for their food. The server brought our drinks AFTER we got our dessert. My friend was still gone, so he left the bottle of champagne on the table until she came back so he could pour it for her. Nothing special about the dessert we got and we didn't see our waiter again until we got the check. Highly disappointing evening.

Pros: Nice decore.

Cons: Aweful service.

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Met two friends for dinner on a cold Thurs night at 9pm. Tables were full but we didn't have to wait for our table (with reservation). Warm atmosphere was a welcome from the cold. Wonderful wine list and great wines by the glass ($8-$12). Greeted with a lentil soup amuse that was perfect. We opted for the tasting menu and one friend asked for a substitution which was easily honored. All of us were surprised by the ample portions presented for the tasting. Lobster ravioli was excellent as the scent of orange zest wafted towards us even before the plate was placed (abundant lobster meat). The nantucket scallops paired with sweet dates and savoy cabbage was a delightful play on flavors. Main courses (ribeye and bass) were staple but the beginning courses satisfied the palate the most. Dessert was a bit of a disapointment as the coconut souffle was too heavy on the shredded coconut (amuse of passion fruit semifreddo was better). However, the service was spot on (not sure why others have had so many issues) i.e. water refilled, wine on request, more bread all with pleasant, smiling servers and waitstaff. Will return as season changes to check out more dishes.

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★★★★★

Met two friends for dinner on a cold Thurs night at 9pm. Tables were full but we didn't have to wait for our table (with reservation). Warm atmosphere was a welcome from the cold. Wonderful wine list and great wines by the glass ($8-$12). Greeted with a lentil soup amuse that was perfect. We opted for the tasting menu and one friend asked for a substitution which was easily honored. All of us were surprised by the ample portions presented for the tasting. Lobster ravioli was excellent as the scent of orange zest wafted towards us even before the plate was placed (abundant lobster meat). The nantucket scallops paired with sweet dates and savoy cabbage was a delightful play on flavors. Main courses (ribeye and bass) were staple but the beginning courses satisfied the palate the most. Dessert was a bit of a disapointment as the coconut souffle was too heavy on the shredded coconut (amuse of passion fruit semifreddo was better). However, the service was spot on (not sure why others have had so many issues) i.e. water refilled, wine on request, more bread all with pleasant, smiling servers and waitstaff. Will return as season changes to check out more dishes.

Pros: warm environment, wine list, flavorful dishes

Cons: can get a little loud

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I can't say enough about this place. But if I had to make just one comment, it'd be this: the people at Hearth know what a great dining experience is supposed to be like, they work very hard to make it happen, and they succeed.

I went to Hearth for the first time last week, and the experience surpassed even the high expectations I had. It was an experience, not just a great dinner. The interior of the restaurant is simple but well designed, decorated and lit. The staff are absolutely top notch--very knowledgeable not only about every aspect of the menu, but also about how to manage the diner's experience. The were always available but never hovered, and served and cleared courses perfectly. But the best thing, obviously, is the food. At our table, we had the Ribollita (Tuscan soup) and Nantucket Bay Scallops to start. The soup was incredibly flavorful and precisely the right portion size for a first course. The scallops, wrapped in prosciutto, were tender, delicious and beautifully presented. Our main courses were the Wild Striped Bass, Roasted Sturgeon and Buckwheat Tortelli. The Bass was cooked perfectly and served in a flavorful broth with artichokes, bld oranges and cockles. The citrus of the bld oranges was perfect with the slightly buttery fish. The Tortelli was also delicious--stuffed with goat cheese, beans, cabbages and mushrooms. It was rich but also delicate. More complex than we'd expected it to be. The sturgeon really wowed us. Smoky, tender, meaty...I can't do it justice. Fantastic. We didn't have time for dessert, sadly.

In choosing our wines, we were very fortunate to have Paul Grieco, one of Hearth's owners, offer some advice. We started off with a pre-meal Spanish sherry-like wine that was absolutely perfect. With our meal, Paul suggested a Lebanese red that was great. I'd never had Lebanese wine--didn't even know they made wine in Lebanon. It went perfectly with our meal.

This is a great place. I look forward to my next trip!

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★★★★★

I can't say enough about this place. But if I had to make just one comment, it'd be this: the people at Hearth know what a great dining experience is supposed to be like, they work very hard to make it happen, and they succeed.

I went to Hearth for the first time last week, and the experience surpassed even the high expectations I had. It was an experience, not just a great dinner. The interior of the restaurant is simple but well designed, decorated and lit. The staff are absolutely top notch--very knowledgeable not only about every aspect of the menu, but also about how to manage the diner's experience. The were always available but never hovered, and served and cleared courses perfectly. But the best thing, obviously, is the food. At our table, we had the Ribollita (Tuscan soup) and Nantucket Bay Scallops to start. The soup was incredibly flavorful and precisely the right portion size for a first course. The scallops, wrapped in prosciutto, were tender, delicious and beautifully presented. Our main courses were the Wild Striped Bass, Roasted Sturgeon and Buckwheat Tortelli. The Bass was cooked perfectly and served in a flavorful broth with artichokes, bld oranges and cockles. The citrus of the bld oranges was perfect with the slightly buttery fish. The Tortelli was also delicious--stuffed with goat cheese, beans, cabbages and mushrooms. It was rich but also delicate. More complex than we'd expected it to be. The sturgeon really wowed us. Smoky, tender, meaty...I can't do it justice. Fantastic. We didn't have time for dessert, sadly.

In choosing our wines, we were very fortunate to have Paul Grieco, one of Hearth's owners, offer some advice. We started off with a pre-meal Spanish sherry-like wine that was absolutely perfect. With our meal, Paul suggested a Lebanese red that was great. I'd never had Lebanese wine--didn't even know they made wine in Lebanon. It went perfectly with our meal.

This is a great place. I look forward to my next trip!

Pros: Food, Service

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Sitting right up at the kitchen offers a stellar view of the eclectic heart of Hearth. Marco (owner/chef) was a pleasure, offering up his take on the menu and appropriate beverage choices. The food was excellent. Seared scallops for an appetizer were crisp and flavorful. A sushi grade yellowtail appetizer was zesty and fresh. Main courses of duck papardelle and striped bass were prepared to perfection. Not to mention a superb wine list. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Sitting right up at the kitchen offers a stellar view of the eclectic heart of Hearth. Marco (owner/chef) was a pleasure, offering up his take on the menu and appropriate beverage choices. The food was excellent. Seared scallops for an appetizer were crisp and flavorful. A sushi grade yellowtail appetizer was zesty and fresh. Main courses of duck papardelle and striped bass were prepared to perfection. Not to mention a superb wine list. Highly recommended.

Pros: excellent food, staff, wine

Cons: none

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I expected alot more based on the reputation and prices. My calamari salad was one of the best I've had, but my fish dish was bland. I wasn't impressed.

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★★★☆☆

I expected alot more based on the reputation and prices. My calamari salad was one of the best I've had, but my fish dish was bland. I wasn't impressed.

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Been there twice for dinner and can't wait to go back Let's start off with reservations.. simple and easy via opentable. Everyone (hostess, waiters, busboys) at the place is pleasant, friendly and attentive. The menus change with the seasons (i.e. in season ingredients) and the wine list is vast (but a bit overpriced). Everything felt "clean" when I ate it. Nothing was overly seasoned or overly cooked. The fresh ingredients were evident with each portion. Decor is casual and cool.

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★★★★★

Been there twice for dinner and can't wait to go back Let's start off with reservations.. simple and easy via opentable. Everyone (hostess, waiters, busboys) at the place is pleasant, friendly and attentive. The menus change with the seasons (i.e. in season ingredients) and the wine list is vast (but a bit overpriced). Everything felt "clean" when I ate it. Nothing was overly seasoned or overly cooked. The fresh ingredients were evident with each portion. Decor is casual and cool.

Pros: food, service, fresh ingredients

Cons: overpriced wine list

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I'm a native NYer, so I've been to amazing first-rate places and Hearth is far from the best. The meal for two started out well, had a nice wine that matched the tasting menu. It was a Friday night, but there were lots of empty tables around us. Decent service in the beginning but he knew nothing of wine and there was no sommelier.. after our main course, we had two more left, we were asked to move to the bar and give up our table for a large group that was coming. I mean I had never ever been moved from a table at a restaurant before, even casual places and I would certainly expect more from the $250 meal for two. So this was really off-putting and the hostess could sense that, but we were like uhm ok, so we sat at the bar. We watched as the disgruntled chefs were cursing and sweating, picking at the food with their fingers. We were offered one glass of sherry to make up for the moving, and the manager did come by or apologize! The hostess just said, "arent you glad you moved? so you can see the kitchen?" Appauling. As if this was normal procedure for restaurants! Absurd! Then we were done and looked for our waiter for 15 minutes, asking three other waiters for our check. Our original waiter had not checked in with us once after we moved. How ridiculous. Needless to say, what started out as an ok meal, ended on a low note. Also for the $, Hearth definately needs improvements (in service obviously), but also in some of the food. Wide range of great to so-so & salty. To the managers/ owners of Hearth, if you want to put on the guise that you run a classy restaurant, you have to put the effort into it and get with it. This is NYC, where a better restaurant is opening just around the corner... seriously people go elsewhere, this place is not worth the time for any reason, go spend your $ elsewhere. Don't make the same mistake we did.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I'm a native NYer, so I've been to amazing first-rate places and Hearth is far from the best. The meal for two started out well, had a nice wine that matched the tasting menu. It was a Friday night, but there were lots of empty tables around us. Decent service in the beginning but he knew nothing of wine and there was no sommelier.. after our main course, we had two more left, we were asked to move to the bar and give up our table for a large group that was coming. I mean I had never ever been moved from a table at a restaurant before, even casual places and I would certainly expect more from the $250 meal for two. So this was really off-putting and the hostess could sense that, but we were like uhm ok, so we sat at the bar. We watched as the disgruntled chefs were cursing and sweating, picking at the food with their fingers. We were offered one glass of sherry to make up for the moving, and the manager did come by or apologize! The hostess just said, "arent you glad you moved? so you can see the kitchen?" Appauling. As if this was normal procedure for restaurants! Absurd! Then we were done and looked for our waiter for 15 minutes, asking three other waiters for our check. Our original waiter had not checked in with us once after we moved. How ridiculous. Needless to say, what started out as an ok meal, ended on a low note. Also for the $, Hearth definately needs improvements (in service obviously), but also in some of the food. Wide range of great to so-so & salty. To the managers/ owners of Hearth, if you want to put on the guise that you run a classy restaurant, you have to put the effort into it and get with it. This is NYC, where a better restaurant is opening just around the corner... seriously people go elsewhere, this place is not worth the time for any reason, go spend your $ elsewhere. Don't make the same mistake we did.

Pros: not too crowded, some of the food

Cons: service, rest of the food

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It was a quiet Sunday night, so getting a table and the service were not a problem. The ambiance was very relaxing. The Autumn menu looked great, the dishes we had were amazingly tasty and had very respectable portions to match. I want to go back every change of season.

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★★★★★

It was a quiet Sunday night, so getting a table and the service were not a problem. The ambiance was very relaxing. The Autumn menu looked great, the dishes we had were amazingly tasty and had very respectable portions to match. I want to go back every change of season.

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The place is great. The food is really good - it sounds off the wall but it's exactly what you want. It is a bit pricey, but if you're reading these reviews, then it's not going to be a surprise.

Read the wine list - it's a kick.

2
★★★★★

The place is great. The food is really good - it sounds off the wall but it's exactly what you want. It is a bit pricey, but if you're reading these reviews, then it's not going to be a surprise.

Read the wine list - it's a kick.

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The first two visits had a lot of highlights so we thought a third time might reveal a tighter focus on a top quality dining experience. Instead, it was a bigger disappointment. The woman I've known as the sommelier was unable to help us choose because she was distracted at another table by a couple who schmoozed her for over an hour. Food was good to very good but there were looong waits between courses. There should have been one or two more wait staff as well as more kitchen staff. A table of ten loud Euro types with a cacophonous chorus of perfumes and colognes was seated next to us. When paying this much, close to $400, one is renting real estate (a table) with the expectation of being able to carry on a conversation and linger over a meal. It became excruciating and instead of luxuriating with a food high we became desperate to leave with an earache. Unable to wait any longer for the first of two desert courses to arrive we asked for a check. The waiter was embarrassed by our discomfort and seated us at another table. Unfortunately it was next to the kitchen and, as he pointed out, was a bit warm. The worst part was that it smelled of burning cooking grease.
After three visits, here is my nutshell review. Food is very, very good to just so-so, service is lovely and attentive to m.i.a., portions are reasonable to "delicate", ambience is warm, romantic and inviting to obnoxious and malodorous. Things are not consistent enough to justify the tab. They seem to be putting a great effort into getting things right but when things don't click there's no denying it. We won't be going back for a long time, if at all. There are better places to enjoy a special meal.

1
★★★☆☆

The first two visits had a lot of highlights so we thought a third time might reveal a tighter focus on a top quality dining experience. Instead, it was a bigger disappointment. The woman I've known as the sommelier was unable to help us choose because she was distracted at another table by a couple who schmoozed her for over an hour. Food was good to very good but there were looong waits between courses. There should have been one or two more wait staff as well as more kitchen staff. A table of ten loud Euro types with a cacophonous chorus of perfumes and colognes was seated next to us. When paying this much, close to $400, one is renting real estate (a table) with the expectation of being able to carry on a conversation and linger over a meal. It became excruciating and instead of luxuriating with a food high we became desperate to leave with an earache. Unable to wait any longer for the first of two desert courses to arrive we asked for a check. The waiter was embarrassed by our discomfort and seated us at another table. Unfortunately it was next to the kitchen and, as he pointed out, was a bit warm. The worst part was that it smelled of burning cooking grease.
After three visits, here is my nutshell review. Food is very, very good to just so-so, service is lovely and attentive to m.i.a., portions are reasonable to "delicate", ambience is warm, romantic and inviting to obnoxious and malodorous. Things are not consistent enough to justify the tab. They seem to be putting a great effort into getting things right but when things don't click there's no denying it. We won't be going back for a long time, if at all. There are better places to enjoy a special meal.

Pros: wine list

Cons: inconsistent in many ways

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While the decor is fairly simple the wine list and food are spectacular. I didn't understand the previous reviews that complained about food quality or service issues as I have enjoyed two wonderful meals here. Both times knowledgeable servers walked us through an interesting and enjoyable wine list that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed.

The food is absolutely amazing - the gnocchi is the best I have ever had, the duck ravioli is amazing and I loved the lamb cooked three ways. Compared to New York prices, the menu seems reasonably priced (it is not cheap like Fridays, but is reasonable compared to top quality food experiences in this city).

I am now a big fan of this place and will bring many of my business dinners here - I just wish it was located in midtown!

2
★★★★★

While the decor is fairly simple the wine list and food are spectacular. I didn't understand the previous reviews that complained about food quality or service issues as I have enjoyed two wonderful meals here. Both times knowledgeable servers walked us through an interesting and enjoyable wine list that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed.

The food is absolutely amazing - the gnocchi is the best I have ever had, the duck ravioli is amazing and I loved the lamb cooked three ways. Compared to New York prices, the menu seems reasonably priced (it is not cheap like Fridays, but is reasonable compared to top quality food experiences in this city).

I am now a big fan of this place and will bring many of my business dinners here - I just wish it was located in midtown!

Pros: Food quality, wine list, service

Cons: none

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A spontaneous date at Heath afforded a number of suprises with pure and vibrant food combinatons, jewel-like wines and a truly hospitable atmosphere. While this was a rather brief dinner, I can't wait to return as everything was truly right on target. Bravo!

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★★★★★

A spontaneous date at Heath afforded a number of suprises with pure and vibrant food combinatons, jewel-like wines and a truly hospitable atmosphere. While this was a rather brief dinner, I can't wait to return as everything was truly right on target. Bravo!

Pros: overall warmth and healthy vibe

Cons: none to list

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The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is excellent. Paul picked out the wines throughout our meal and was not disappointed. Marco's meals were just a piece of heaven in your mouth.
Surprise samplings were sent out and for the first time my husband ate asparagus and loved it and wanted more.
We ordered the chocolate tart for desert, and was just great..
If you get the chance this is a must go to restaurant.

2
★★★★★

The atmosphere is wonderful, the service is excellent. Paul picked out the wines throughout our meal and was not disappointed. Marco's meals were just a piece of heaven in your mouth.
Surprise samplings were sent out and for the first time my husband ate asparagus and loved it and wanted more.
We ordered the chocolate tart for desert, and was just great..
If you get the chance this is a must go to restaurant.

Pros: Ambience, service, food.

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This was one of the most disappointing dining experiences, as my expectations after reading the reviews here were met short. First, the customer service at Hearth is topnotch. I had read (again, here) which items on the menu were suggested.The marinated sardines appetizer was one sardine (very good, though), the veal was lacking in taste. The lamb was very good, cooked to perfection, but the sausage served with it was very dry. Monkfish was just horrible across the board, overcooked and low quality, but I am not an expert with monkfish. The risotto was oversalted and difficult to enjoy, the duck was ok, the pasta dish very bland. The gnocchi was served overcooked, which I heard was the best in the city. The bread pudding, was just a mess. I'd have to say I think this place is very overhyped, but maybe just a very off night for the kitchen.

1
★★☆☆☆

This was one of the most disappointing dining experiences, as my expectations after reading the reviews here were met short. First, the customer service at Hearth is topnotch. I had read (again, here) which items on the menu were suggested.The marinated sardines appetizer was one sardine (very good, though), the veal was lacking in taste. The lamb was very good, cooked to perfection, but the sausage served with it was very dry. Monkfish was just horrible across the board, overcooked and low quality, but I am not an expert with monkfish. The risotto was oversalted and difficult to enjoy, the duck was ok, the pasta dish very bland. The gnocchi was served overcooked, which I heard was the best in the city. The bread pudding, was just a mess. I'd have to say I think this place is very overhyped, but maybe just a very off night for the kitchen.

Pros: service

Cons: food

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I hadn't been here in a while and just went back and yet agian was thrilled with my meal and service. We had the tasting dinner for $75.00 quite lovely- kobe beef was excellent, I personally did not care for the coconut dessert but the rest was devine.

2
★★★★★

I hadn't been here in a while and just went back and yet agian was thrilled with my meal and service. We had the tasting dinner for $75.00 quite lovely- kobe beef was excellent, I personally did not care for the coconut dessert but the rest was devine.

Pros: Cozy, Casual Elegant, Yummy

Cons: Little Loud

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Hearth has easily become our favorite restaurant over the past couple of years. The service was excellent and Marco Canora's cooking has never been better. We started with the Marinated Sardines and the Snapper Crudo. (to the complainer below, crudo=raw) We followed that with the Roasted Chatham Cod and the Monkfish Osso Buco. The kitchen graciously gave us a side of the gnocchi as well. Everything was paired with a bottle of Hans Lang Reisling. My wife chose Banana Cake for dessert, while I opted for a few pieces of cheese. All in all, it was a great evening.
I see many comments here and at other sites mentioning "small portions". I wouldn't describe the portions as small as much as I'd say "appropriate". Also, the ingredients are of extremely high quality. Bottom line and no disrespect intended, some will not appreciate this style of restaurant and should go elsewhere.

2
★★★★★

Hearth has easily become our favorite restaurant over the past couple of years. The service was excellent and Marco Canora's cooking has never been better. We started with the Marinated Sardines and the Snapper Crudo. (to the complainer below, crudo=raw) We followed that with the Roasted Chatham Cod and the Monkfish Osso Buco. The kitchen graciously gave us a side of the gnocchi as well. Everything was paired with a bottle of Hans Lang Reisling. My wife chose Banana Cake for dessert, while I opted for a few pieces of cheese. All in all, it was a great evening.
I see many comments here and at other sites mentioning "small portions". I wouldn't describe the portions as small as much as I'd say "appropriate". Also, the ingredients are of extremely high quality. Bottom line and no disrespect intended, some will not appreciate this style of restaurant and should go elsewhere.

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We took our out-of-town guests here, both big foodies who dine regularly at top-notch restaurants. The four of us were blown away: From the California wine country atmosphere and laid-back crowd to the apple cider doughnuts for dessert. The pumpkin and brown butter pasta is a MUST HAVE! We also loved the grilled octopus appetizer and the skate entree. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. I ordered a dish not knowing it had anchovies, and he graciously exchanged it for another. The wine - I think it was a Carabella pinot noir - was sensational. We totally look forward to our next visit!

2
★★★★★

We took our out-of-town guests here, both big foodies who dine regularly at top-notch restaurants. The four of us were blown away: From the California wine country atmosphere and laid-back crowd to the apple cider doughnuts for dessert. The pumpkin and brown butter pasta is a MUST HAVE! We also loved the grilled octopus appetizer and the skate entree. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. I ordered a dish not knowing it had anchovies, and he graciously exchanged it for another. The wine - I think it was a Carabella pinot noir - was sensational. We totally look forward to our next visit!

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My boyfriend and I went to Hearth to ring in the New Year and had an absolutely fabulous time! The atmosphere is nice and not pretentious or trendy. The food was incredible - apps, dinner, and dessert! The wine list was pretty lenghty - and was great because it offered me a "taste" of wine, in addition to just a "glass". And the service..... most likely the best service I've ever had out! The staff was very attentive even to the point that they would pair our food with other wine if we were disatisfied with our original choice. The prices are a bit high, but hey, this is New York - you certainly get what you pay for here! I highly recommend it!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Hearth to ring in the New Year and had an absolutely fabulous time! The atmosphere is nice and not pretentious or trendy. The food was incredible - apps, dinner, and dessert! The wine list was pretty lenghty - and was great because it offered me a "taste" of wine, in addition to just a "glass". And the service..... most likely the best service I've ever had out! The staff was very attentive even to the point that they would pair our food with other wine if we were disatisfied with our original choice. The prices are a bit high, but hey, this is New York - you certainly get what you pay for here! I highly recommend it!

Pros: food , service, not pretentious!

Cons: none

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On a friends suggestion, I had dinner here last night. Place has a good vibe. The food was delicious. The waiter was great, very helpful. The wine list was a little confusing, and he really helped me out by making a great suggestion. The decor is nothing special... pretty minimalistic, but the food and service make up for it. I had the scallop appetizer and the lamb entree. So good...

2
★★★★★

On a friends suggestion, I had dinner here last night. Place has a good vibe. The food was delicious. The waiter was great, very helpful. The wine list was a little confusing, and he really helped me out by making a great suggestion. The decor is nothing special... pretty minimalistic, but the food and service make up for it. I had the scallop appetizer and the lamb entree. So good...

Pros: Service, Food

Cons: Pricey, Decor

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This is a very cool place with excellent food, tasty cocktails, sexy modern design, and lively but not loud scene... Very expensive though and the the portions, from appetizers to dessert, are small. Each course is beautifully presented on your plate but, hey, don't be fooled, find your food in the middle of all that art: diet pieces!

2
★★★★☆

This is a very cool place with excellent food, tasty cocktails, sexy modern design, and lively but not loud scene... Very expensive though and the the portions, from appetizers to dessert, are small. Each course is beautifully presented on your plate but, hey, don't be fooled, find your food in the middle of all that art: diet pieces!

Pros: Modern decor, Creative drinks, Tasty food

Cons: Value

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Appetizer: Menu said snapper-we ordered. Menu neglected to mention it was uncooked. Poorly written Menu.

Main Course: I ordered Lamb. 75% fat, 20% Cartilage/bone 5% meat.
Sides: We ordered creamed potatoes and Gnocchi. Both of which were utterly saturated in butter & salt.

Dessert: I ordered apple donuts, which the waiter gushed about. Warm, but hard as rocks. Maple cream was terrible too.

Service was ok.
Decor was nice. Nicely decorated with a nice environment and feel. Not too loud.

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★☆☆☆☆

Appetizer: Menu said snapper-we ordered. Menu neglected to mention it was uncooked. Poorly written Menu.

Main Course: I ordered Lamb. 75% fat, 20% Cartilage/bone 5% meat.
Sides: We ordered creamed potatoes and Gnocchi. Both of which were utterly saturated in butter & salt.

Dessert: I ordered apple donuts, which the waiter gushed about. Warm, but hard as rocks. Maple cream was terrible too.

Service was ok.
Decor was nice. Nicely decorated with a nice environment and feel. Not too loud.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Food

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Service was fantastic and knowledgeable, despite their casual dress. Sensing I didn't like my original wine choice, our waitress suggested I try another and helped me choose a perfect glass to go with my meal. The foie gras app and my lamb entree were delicious. Portions were neither too small nor too big. Desserts were decadent, especially the donuts which would typically sound boring. Very cozy and comfortable ambience.

2
★★★★★

Service was fantastic and knowledgeable, despite their casual dress. Sensing I didn't like my original wine choice, our waitress suggested I try another and helped me choose a perfect glass to go with my meal. The foie gras app and my lamb entree were delicious. Portions were neither too small nor too big. Desserts were decadent, especially the donuts which would typically sound boring. Very cozy and comfortable ambience.

Pros: Food, Service

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One of the most romantic places i've been to, cozy atmosphere, romantic lights, intimate, excellent (and wholly unexpected!) live music on Fri night.

2
★★★★★

One of the most romantic places i've been to, cozy atmosphere, romantic lights, intimate, excellent (and wholly unexpected!) live music on Fri night.

Pros: atmosphere

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While many restaurants have open kitchens, none will entertain you as much as Hearth. Chef Marco and his staff give you the unedited behind the scenes look at what a real NYC kitchen is like. Marco's wit, charm and painstaking commitment to quality are a joy to behold. My wife and I sat at the kitchen bar for 3 1/2 hours in utter amazement of every aspect involved.

The food is impeccible!! Scallop carpaccio light and fruity. Ribbiletta soup was heart warming. Pumpkin tortillini exploded with flavors of fall. Desserts were subtle and simple, perfect after an incredible meal and a GREAT SHOW!

2
★★★★★

While many restaurants have open kitchens, none will entertain you as much as Hearth. Chef Marco and his staff give you the unedited behind the scenes look at what a real NYC kitchen is like. Marco's wit, charm and painstaking commitment to quality are a joy to behold. My wife and I sat at the kitchen bar for 3 1/2 hours in utter amazement of every aspect involved.

The food is impeccible!! Scallop carpaccio light and fruity. Ribbiletta soup was heart warming. Pumpkin tortillini exploded with flavors of fall. Desserts were subtle and simple, perfect after an incredible meal and a GREAT SHOW!

Pros: Wine list, Open kitchen seating, Service

Cons: Having to leave

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If you want the slowest service ever! and high priced average to good food..head to hearth. We waited nearly an hour to receive our appetizers! we were already ordering our second bottle of wine before any 'real food' came, it would have helped if the bread was good, but it was almost stale...and when our orders finally did come...the portions were small-and please note that we were a table of mostly Italians with fine tuned palets-used to meager portions big on taste-but this was average. where was our waitner? we had to flag a bus boy if we wanted anything, the service was so horrendous we will never ever go back..but the place probably will close soon..so there's no chance of that...what a ripoff! and where were our truffles?

1
★★☆☆☆

If you want the slowest service ever! and high priced average to good food..head to hearth. We waited nearly an hour to receive our appetizers! we were already ordering our second bottle of wine before any 'real food' came, it would have helped if the bread was good, but it was almost stale...and when our orders finally did come...the portions were small-and please note that we were a table of mostly Italians with fine tuned palets-used to meager portions big on taste-but this was average. where was our waitner? we had to flag a bus boy if we wanted anything, the service was so horrendous we will never ever go back..but the place probably will close soon..so there's no chance of that...what a ripoff! and where were our truffles?

Pros: wine list, decent food

Cons: service, ambiance, small portions

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I am a regular here and I have never had a dish I didn't like. The menu is a la carte style and everything is great. I had the pleasure (yes, it was great!) to sit at the kitchen bar last time and we were served extra tastings of special dishes, and we got to enjoy the energy of the kitchen staff. We are big wine people and the GM and most of the bartenders can always recommend a unique bottle of great wine. Most of all, the service is impeccable. I stop and tell the staff often because I am overwhelmed by it!

2
★★★★★

I am a regular here and I have never had a dish I didn't like. The menu is a la carte style and everything is great. I had the pleasure (yes, it was great!) to sit at the kitchen bar last time and we were served extra tastings of special dishes, and we got to enjoy the energy of the kitchen staff. We are big wine people and the GM and most of the bartenders can always recommend a unique bottle of great wine. Most of all, the service is impeccable. I stop and tell the staff often because I am overwhelmed by it!

Pros: service, food, wine list

Cons: a little pricey

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Out-competed in Manhattan. In a city with as many good restaurants as New York, there's no need to trek down to the East Village to pay seriously extraordinary prices for such ordinary food. It's good food, don't get me wrong. But it's just no better than any other good restaurant in New York. So for these sky high prices, you can do a lot better elsewhere. Not worth it. Go elsewhere.

1
★★★☆☆

Out-competed in Manhattan. In a city with as many good restaurants as New York, there's no need to trek down to the East Village to pay seriously extraordinary prices for such ordinary food. It's good food, don't get me wrong. But it's just no better than any other good restaurant in New York. So for these sky high prices, you can do a lot better elsewhere. Not worth it. Go elsewhere.

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Everything about this place was wrong. The food was way overpriced, the portions were tiny (don't go if you are actually hungry) and the waitstaff is very inttentive and not helpful at all. One of the main reasons we went was because of the supposed "homemade truffles that arrive at the end of your meal (personally delivered by the pastry chef" and they were no where to be found. Save your money as you can get much better, quality, food & service else where for less money especially on the Lower East Side where great, reasonable restaurants abound.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Everything about this place was wrong. The food was way overpriced, the portions were tiny (don't go if you are actually hungry) and the waitstaff is very inttentive and not helpful at all. One of the main reasons we went was because of the supposed "homemade truffles that arrive at the end of your meal (personally delivered by the pastry chef" and they were no where to be found. Save your money as you can get much better, quality, food & service else where for less money especially on the Lower East Side where great, reasonable restaurants abound.

Pros: None

Cons: Portions, Waitstaff, Price

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A welcomed step above for the neighborhood. The space is very interesting and the food was well prepared, presented and served. They also space the seating nicely so you won't feel cramped and crowded, something I really appreciate. Highly recommended for a date or dinner with friends.

2
★★★★☆

A welcomed step above for the neighborhood. The space is very interesting and the food was well prepared, presented and served. They also space the seating nicely so you won't feel cramped and crowded, something I really appreciate. Highly recommended for a date or dinner with friends.

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The food was decent tasting but nothing spectacular. I went with my sister and neither of us had wine so the final bill was a bit shocking. I went by the reviews here but I'd have to say "pass" on this restaurant.

1
★★★☆☆

The food was decent tasting but nothing spectacular. I went with my sister and neither of us had wine so the final bill was a bit shocking. I went by the reviews here but I'd have to say "pass" on this restaurant.

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I think this place is very average in general. I was quite excited to go given the reviews I had read, and I have to say I was rather disappointed. The service was extremely slow and the waiter was very opinionated. The food was good but too salty and nothig that special. Too expensive for what you get - especially when we smelled like fried food after we left (they sat us by the open-ish kitchen).

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★★★☆☆

I think this place is very average in general. I was quite excited to go given the reviews I had read, and I have to say I was rather disappointed. The service was extremely slow and the waiter was very opinionated. The food was good but too salty and nothig that special. Too expensive for what you get - especially when we smelled like fried food after we left (they sat us by the open-ish kitchen).

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One of the more memorable meals I've ever had in New York. The food was divine, the service lovely, the wine list impressive...we weren't rushed and were seated on time. I truly couldn't have asked for a better dinner.

The doughnuts are all they say!

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★★★★★

One of the more memorable meals I've ever had in New York. The food was divine, the service lovely, the wine list impressive...we weren't rushed and were seated on time. I truly couldn't have asked for a better dinner.

The doughnuts are all they say!

Pros: wine list, tasting menu, service

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I went last week for dinner and it was wonderful. My boyfriend and I had the tasting menu and we loved every course. The host, waitress, bartender and runners were all very friendly. The check came out a little high, but it was worth it. I probably can't dine here every week, but I would definitely go for special occasions.

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★★★★☆

I went last week for dinner and it was wonderful. My boyfriend and I had the tasting menu and we loved every course. The host, waitress, bartender and runners were all very friendly. The check came out a little high, but it was worth it. I probably can't dine here every week, but I would definitely go for special occasions.

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An outstanding spot for wine and food lovers. From the amuse soup to the petit fours, every bite was delicious. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and the wine list is superb- full of classic great wines and new quirky discoveries, organized by region and producer, with a hefty after dinner drink menu. It is rare that the waiters know details of food preparation and wines in most places, but here it's just the beginning. The flawless service and relaxed atmosphere raise the bar for all restaurants in the city.

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★★★★★

An outstanding spot for wine and food lovers. From the amuse soup to the petit fours, every bite was delicious. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, and the wine list is superb- full of classic great wines and new quirky discoveries, organized by region and producer, with a hefty after dinner drink menu. It is rare that the waiters know details of food preparation and wines in most places, but here it's just the beginning. The flawless service and relaxed atmosphere raise the bar for all restaurants in the city.

Pros: Service, Ambience, Wine List

Cons: No Parking

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Hearth is expensive as far as East Village restaurants go, but I haven't had a meal that good in quite some time. I booked my hubby and I reservations well in advance for Valentine's Day (if I waited for him to do it, we'd have been dining at Burger King, but I digress...). We opted for the prix fixe menu. The first course was amazing and everything just kept getting better. We had shrimp and scallops and lobster and it was as if I'd never tasted these things before. As for the atmosphere, it's simple and we really liked it. You'd feel comfortable taking a date there without feeling like you're trying to hard or going there with a group of friends (who have steady jobs).

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★★★★★

Hearth is expensive as far as East Village restaurants go, but I haven't had a meal that good in quite some time. I booked my hubby and I reservations well in advance for Valentine's Day (if I waited for him to do it, we'd have been dining at Burger King, but I digress...). We opted for the prix fixe menu. The first course was amazing and everything just kept getting better. We had shrimp and scallops and lobster and it was as if I'd never tasted these things before. As for the atmosphere, it's simple and we really liked it. You'd feel comfortable taking a date there without feeling like you're trying to hard or going there with a group of friends (who have steady jobs).

Pros: Delicious, Delicious, Delicious

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RUN don't walk to get some of talented young Chef Marco Canora's gnocchi and other gustatory delights. Hearth is one of the best new restaurants to open in the past year - comfortable, fun, hip, and it has a great wine list and some of the best Italian-American food to be found anywhere. I haven't been disappointed by anything, and it's so charming to see a place where the owners are putting their heart and soul into the restaurant. Kudos!

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★★★★★

RUN don't walk to get some of talented young Chef Marco Canora's gnocchi and other gustatory delights. Hearth is one of the best new restaurants to open in the past year - comfortable, fun, hip, and it has a great wine list and some of the best Italian-American food to be found anywhere. I haven't been disappointed by anything, and it's so charming to see a place where the owners are putting their heart and soul into the restaurant. Kudos!

Pros: gnocchi, wines, cozy room

 

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