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Told off for taking photos at Blue Hill [moved from Manhattan board]

belma79 | Mar 8, 201002:23 AM

I had dinner at Blue Hill last week. First time, so was very much looking forward to it. I was astounded though when I was told not to take any more flash photos. Up to that point I was really enjoying myself but I have to say that kind of ruined the evening a little bit for me. I felt very patronised, like being back in school and scolded by the teacher! In retrospect I understand that flash can be distracting in a dark room and I definitely wouldn't want to annoy any of my fellow diners or detract from their dining experience. But then again surely a couple of celebratory photos isn't such a big deal and people don't mind? I'm not really sure what to think - am I being overly sensitive and shouldn't have let this get to me, or is Blue Hill right and I should stop taking flash photos in restaurants?

The food itself was good, although nothing so exciting that I feel the need to return anytime soon - I've enjoyed the food numerous other NY much more. But it was good and worth trying at least once.

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