What You'll Get
In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word “crab cakes.” Moisten your own sandwich receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fine American cuisine and drinks at the contemporary Blue Hill Tavern. Located in the heart of Brewers Hill, this modestly upscale eatery masterfully merges a classically conditioned menu with an un-snooty atmosphere and complimentary valet parking. This Groupon is valid for dinner only.
The vibrant space of one of Baltimore’s finest neighborhood gems lays the backdrop for the meal to follow. Blue Hill Tavern's modern and sophisticated décor sends ripples of dining auras swirling throughout the restaurant. A private dining room is also available, and if the weather’s right, you can dine outside. Blue Hill's dinner menu offers a diverse selection of diverse tastes. Start with a tasty appetizer such as calamari salad ($10) or pork belly ($12), but don't get over-appetized, because you'll want to save room for a mouth-moistening entree. Try the bison osso bucco ($24), mushroom Wellington (shitake, portabella, feta, spinach en croute, and onion sauce, $19), or seared cobia ($25), and don’t forget to pair your meal with a bottle of wine. Prolong your experience with a dessert drink or a dessert dessert that includes such items as brioche bread pudding, crème brûlée, and chocolate silken pie (desserts are $8).
Baltimore magazine and the Baltimore City Paper praise Blue Hill Tavern for its refined atmosphere. Blue Hill Tavern was a Diners' Choice on OpenTable in eight categories, including Best Ambiance, Most Booked, and Hot Spot, and reviewers there give it an average of 4.3 stars. Yelpers give the restaurant an average of four stars:
- The building—within sight of the Natty Boh warehouse—has been dismantled and reassembled to wow visitors with a sophisticated spaciousness. Open stairs with chrome railings lead upward to a second-floor bar, balcony, patio, and dining room. Huge windows add light to the cerulean-blue accents and dark-wood floors and tables on both levels. – Suzanne Loudermilk, Baltimore
- We were looking for some place a little special, close to home, with good, creative food, and some interesting ambience (no chain restaurants please). Blue Hill Tavern fit the bill to a tee...with valet parking to boot (yes please!). – Amanda R., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for dinner. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Blue Hill Tavern
Segmented by awnings and gently protruding balconies, the cubic exterior of Blue Hill Tavern conceals a young yet illustrious kitchen where, as City Paper extols, "usual entrees become unusual." Critics have indeed taken note of the chic tavern’s dinner menu, whose sous-vide prepared meats and seasonal ingredients recently turned heads on Baltimore magazine’s list of the area's best eateries in 2015.
Smudges of robin's-egg blue punctuate the tavern’s two-story dining room, where pearlescent curtains shade tabletops from the afternoon sun as patrons look over the lunch menu’s gourmet sandwiches and simple bar snacks. Outside, diners peruse the wine list or head up to a balcony peppered with high-top tables, fire pits brimming with glassy blue stones, and hopscotch courts drawn with drizzles of aromatic truffle oil.