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Posted by Anonymous on 11/12/2004
I went to Hearth and had an amazing meal with wonderful service. Maybe the nay sayers went on "off nights"? (it happens) It wasn't cheap but it was worth it. I liked that it wasn't stuffy. I had the foie gras appetizer and pappardelle with boar as an entree; both were lust-worthy. To finish, I had an apple "donut" like dessert that was equally excellent. My friend, who had completely different items, also loved her meal. I enjoyed it so much that my husband and I are taking friends there for a celebratory dinner. Maybe this place only appeals to certain tastes, that is all I can say to those who didn't like it. If it helps for reference, my favorite places to eat in NYC are Babbo, Prune and the Strip House (all totally different, I think!).
Posted by Nate on 10/29/2004
I have a problem with any restaurant that purports to be high-end, with a bill that easily goes over $100 per person, and yet you leave unhappy, and worse, entirely unsatiated. The waitstaff is about as unengaging as it gets, the first sign of a place that is living off its hype and not for the happiness of it's patrons. Their $58 tasting menu nearly serves you a piece of bread and calls it a course. Basically, for $208 for two people, we liked the wine. Unfortunately, we still left without a buzz, laughing "well, at least we never have to go back again..." To all of the people reading this, the foks we consider friends because they help us to weed out the lame, the overhyped, and the badly valued, we cannot recommend this place in good faith. While the athosphere from outside appears warm and inviting (as does the name), take the same money, go to Cafe Boulud, and experience the real deal; the people who go to Hearth go there because it is trendy, looks upscale, and honestly, because the poor souls just don't know any better.
Posted by AZ on 07/19/2004
Wow, there are no other words to describe the experience I had at Hearth! I have been there twice, and twice i have received wonderful service. Marco Canora has put together one of the best NYC menus. Every dish i ate was tasteful and filling. The atmosphere of Heart is warm and cozy, Hearth is not supposed to be fancy, like Gramercy Tavern. However the food at Hearth is equal in greatness to Gramercy Tavern. I would highly recommend Hearth, it's a wonderful place to spend an evening!!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/23/2004
We went to celebrate and unfortunately, Hearth was a buzzkill. The food was overpriced and the staff was cold.
Posted by SRM on 06/07/2004
I wanted to take my girlfriend out to dinner for an intimate celebration (she finished her first year of law school!), and Hearth was the perfect spot. From the moment we walked into the restaurant, we were treated kindly. We sat near to the kitchen -- in fact, I was able to see Marco Canora in action, even if it was only to see him add the finishing touches to his dishes. (He even came by our table to see how everything was.) The food was very, very good -- tasty and original. Our waiter was also incredible. I'm not one typically to "rave" about restaurants, but Hearth honestly is a great establishment all around.
Posted by SF on 04/27/2004
The food is really good at this restaurant, I've been there 2 times and I love everything about them. The service is very attentive, they do have a good wine selection. The tuna appetizer is really good, the octopus is excellent, the hen of the woods mushrooms are out of this world same with the mashed potatoes, the sirloin is very good, I've also tried the tasmanian sea trout and the last time I believe I had the bass, both excellent. The milk chocolate tart is a great dessert as well as the pecan tart.
Posted by dc on 04/24/2004
I guess we should have never had such great expectations. I would not have been so disappointed. Where to begin...The Styrofoam walls have to go, the service is coldly polite (just about scrapes the line of being rude w/o using words), the fish entree portions are very small for their menu price, and the waiters try to obtrusively pour off your wine to politely corner you to into purchasing more wine. Where does it end....at the wine list. Each bottle was properly chosen to exemplify the beauty of its varietals and region. With a high ratio of fish entrees to meat on the menu there should be lighter style reds as opposed to the heavy California and Italians. There are barely any "hearth" style dishes as an appetizer or entree. Maybe some more American Pinot Noirs. Hearth, I don't think so. GT is Hearth and beyond. Good Luck.