Blenheim Restaurant looks like many other chic bistros in New York City from the outside, but a little more cozy and rustic with a unique and individual character that goes above and beyond the norm. First of all, it is named after the 150-acre Blenheim Hill Farm in the Catskills, so the restaurant is a true “farm-to-table” proposition, where every ingredient is grown on the farm and cooked to order. Secondly, the restaurant was designed by the proprietors, Morten Sohlberg and Min Ye, who split their time between the restaurant and the farm.
It is what we would call an intimate restaurant, with some alfresco dining with outside pavement sitting which really is nice to have in this neighborhood that is perfect for the early summer climate. Inside, the long white marble top bar blends well with the rustic and tailor made high stools contrasting the modern well stocked bar in soothing lighting as a backdrop. Adding some playful touches are a few wooden ornaments as well as some old style cast iron kitchenware and collectable home décor items on display.
Across the bar is the proper dining area decorated with a line of tables down one side of the room brightened up by the yellow glass lamps and Scandinavian design black cushioned wooden chairs and brass-sided white marble table top together with the well polished and coloured wood panel wall above the long gray headboard. Subtle and thoughtful design elements are seen everywhere in Blenheim with the unmistakable contemporary Scandinavian chic. The window tables at each corner by the entrance are the most sought after tables to get reserved by watching the world go by while dining inside. A private dining room further in with walls lined with essential farm house hardware tools and up-cycled giant tin ceiling hanging lamps are even more roguish, Sohlberg’s intention by bridging the farm house experience to the restaurant surely makes dining more fun here. We love it!
Tel:+1 212 243 7073