Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Best Dinner Ever...I took my parents and boyfriend here for my mom's birthday/father's day - We all agreed this was the best dinner (food & experience) we'd ever had... The food was amazing - it was far more fresh than any restaurant I've been too. Every single course was "my favorite."
And the service was perfect - the wait-staff clearly worked as a well oiled machine. It was fun to watch. I got the impression everyone who came to our table genuinely wanted to be there. When we got outside, our car was already waiting for us - the coordination was so impressive!
Clearly the price tag does reflect all of this perfection - but I will come back here for the next special dinner I want to throw. It was worth every penny.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMspectacularover the years, this restaurnat has maintained exquisite cusine standard, one of, if not THE best in NY.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing anniversary mealI can't begin to describe how fantastic our experience was for our 10 year wedding anniversary! This was our 3rd meal here. It's pricey and very special so we only go for an occasion. But this time I made friends with our waiter and we were invited to have our dessert in the kitchen and met Chef Dan Barber! So fascinating to learn about the kitchen and watch the prep. The waitstaff absolutely get to know you and relay your needs to the kitchen. Every meal is customized, though there isn't a menu!! Truly a night to remember.
Also, a little tip for making a reservation. If you keep checking open table the 2 weeks leading up to the date you'd like to go, something usually opens up, especially if you are flexible on the time.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding! Truly unique . . .All I can say is wow! It was beyond a fantastic dinner, the food was artwork and the meal was an experience from start to finish. They take every diner's preferences and restrictions into consideration to make the meal all about YOU. The embiance/grounds are breathtaking and the food the freshest I've found anywhere in my NY dining experience (and I've been a foodie trying all the best restaurants in the area for 9 years). You must find a time to go to Blue Hill at Stone Barns.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMulti-Dimensional Dining ExperienceWe had the 12-course tasting menu (which was something more akin to 25 courses). Exceptional presentation and creativity, marvelous flavors, and unparalleled service (without feeling stuffy at all). Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our 5 hour dining experience (which included seating various locations)! I will try and come seasonally as this has now trumped all of my favourite NYC restaurants.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing as alwaysI used to come often but hadn't been in quite a while and wanted to host a special birthday for a friend there. The experience was as wonderful as ever, with stellar service of exquisite food. Loved the "weeds". The entire evening was just perfect in every way, and this local treasure rises again to the very top of my favorites list. We are so lucky that it is in our backyard and we can enjoy it any time.
This visit gave me an expanded appreciation for Phillippe's talents - we had not known they included skillful horticulture. His orchids and other plantings are as happy as the guests, thanks to his and his staff's doting attention. Thank you for a superior and memorable evening. We will be back again very soon!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!Very unique experience! The fact that each table gets its own menu is very fun!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative dining experienceThe chef creates a multi-course dinner for you based on seasonal offerings of the adjacent gardens and cellars and your individual dietary preferences and restrictions. Numerous small plates bearing foods with a variety of flavors are delivered to your table discretely and efficiently, making this a dining experience rarely equalled. The large staff is a model of teamwork, and all dishes are prepared with a consistently high level of artistry. The experience comes at a large cost, but definitely worth it. After all, you don't eat this way every night.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMbest dining experienceWe were waited on by 13 waiters...we were comped drinks because they were nice to us and we even took home some of the best bread I've ever tasted in my life!
We took the train from NYC and a woman came to let us know that she would suggest that she book us a taxi to get back to the train station!
They went above and beyond!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMVery special...even in the rainBHSB was one of the most remarkable overall dining experiences ever.
One of the most delightful moments was when we were offered a venue
change after several courses. We were escorted to a beautiful private table for 2 courses.
We overlooked the farm and the terrace at a candlelit farm table...a bit of heaven and
one of the few times I have been surprised and delighted in a very long time!
Thank you for your commitment to excellence and remembering the personal touch!
We will be back.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEddie OI was pleased beyond compare with Blue Hill At Stone Barn! The food was outstanding. The service staff were superb and explained all 8 courses in great knowledgeable as well as the wine pairing for the courses The quality of all was excellent. Price for 2 was very high but was expected after a 3 month wait for reservations.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn Experience Like No OtherBlue Hill at Stone Barns takes you on a culinary journey with every dish being an experience and bursting with flavor. From the freshly picked vegetables to the irresistible desserts and everything in between, this restaurant is a must!5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy third time there. FoodMy third time there. Food was good but not at par with the other two times. Several dishes were over salted. My companion agreed with me. Would not have expected a mistake like that in a restaurant of this caliber..... And price!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in WestchesterGreat place to take a special someone. Delectable extravaganza.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful building, divineBeautiful building, divine setting, excellent service and magnifient food with exceptional presentation5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost perfect!Not just a big fan of foamy sauce on a perfectly poached egg. Hard to get a reservation for a date you want. We grabbed the first available date and waited the 5pm reservation for 2 months to enjoy.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply Absolute perfection....A symphony of flavors perfectly executed, served and presented.
Amazing, delicious, culinarily sophisticated and true. Located in the charming rolling hills of Rockefeller Preserve this is a culinary sanctuary and the wait staff are knowledgeable, sophisticated, really "into" their craft Unbelievable team that execute seamlessly and flawlessly.
Like what you find in nature-it simply couldn't be more perfect
I discovered this place when i was meandering through the Rockefeller trails on horse back and I am so happy to have found it.....5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of a kind!!!Our first visit to Blue Hill at Stone Barns was so amazing we hesitated to return. Could it possibly be that memorable a second time? The answer: yes, yes and yes. This turned out to be not a repeat visit, but something altogether new. Dinner not lunch, spring not summer, which at Stone Barns means an entirely fresh experience. Except for the service, which was just as professional, knowledgeable and attentive as we remembered. Can't wait to see what happens in autumn and winter!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBest dining experience everIt truly is a very special and unique dining experience. Nothing compares to it. An absolute treat!!!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing meal for a specialAmazing meal for a special occasion. Blue Hill once again died not disappoint.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Anniversary CelebrationEasily the best meal of my life. We chose the eight course harvest feast with the wine and cheese pairings. Despite the fixed menu, they asked about any food allergies or dislikes to cater the menu towards our tastes. The root vegetable appetizers would delicious with the flavored drawn out with a light salting. The congealed ceviche was a nice surprise. The pasta course was tasty. The pork and beef courses were amazing with their accompanying sauces. They accommodated our chocolate request in the second dessert course and it did not disappoint. The apple and pear chutney for the cheese course was delicious. All of the wine parings were spot on. While I do not enjoy dry wines, none of the selections had the bitter after taste.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIn a category by itself ofIn a category by itself of the very best dining experiences. The creativity and thoughtfulness that goes into each plate is astounding. Highly recommended!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as it gets in theAs good as it gets in the modern dining scene. Local (Grown outside the windows) food. A menu inspired by the harvest and unique to each individual table during an evening. The food is delicious, eclectic, and inspiring. I'm not certain, but my experiences lead me to believe the chef tailors the courses for your table to the wines you select. That's the only explanation I can come up with for how perfectly the food (which is a surprise for each course) always perfectly matches the wine you blindly select. And often overlooked, the service is absolutely impeccable. A truly special dining experience crafted by exceptional restaurateurs.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMin its own class, bh@sb deliversin its own class, bh@sb delivers on their well-stated mission. a truly memorable experience. i can't wait to return.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, service,Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. Bit - given the cost, our excellent experience will not be replicated.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful. Bountiful, BrunchMy wife and I recently visited Blue Hill at Stone Barns for a Sunday brunch. The beauty of the rural setting along with the gorgeous stone buildings is only surpassed by the incredible "Farmers Feast" presented by an army of incredibly competent servers.
Chef/Owner Dan Barber and G.M. Philippe Gouze, have put together a culinary experience that is truly unforgettable.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, unique dining experienceWonderful, unique dining experience. Great way to spend time with those you really enjoy.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had certainly here theWe had certainly here the best restaurant experience of the year. Inventive combinaisons, excellent products and profesional service. For sure, we will be back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA really nice experience -A really nice experience - extremely expensive with wine. Many other wonderful restaurants available for far less $$.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhen you say "fit for foodies"When you say "fit for foodies" it more than applies to blue hill. Just a wonderful food event. Everything was wonderful.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing...words cannot describe.Amazing...words cannot describe. Definitely an experience!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service are superb.The food and service are superb. This is a perfect place for a 'special ocassion'.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI only have superlatives toI only have superlatives to describe our experience at this restaurant. The food is very unusual, beautifully presented, superb, and the element of surprise makes it a lot of fun. We went as a group of eight, and I found that the presentation and the unusual combinations and pairings in this restaurant, all contributed to the conversation. It was as if we were all sharing the same delicious adventure. Everyone who served us was personable and helpful, and I would describe the service as impeccable. I wish I had been able to see more of the grounds, but it was dark when we got there. It does look like a spectacular setting. The interior is tasteful and elegant. Just an unforgettable experience and worthy of a special occasion.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWw had a lovely dinner andWw had a lovely dinner and look forward to returning again-- as soon as we can get another reservation!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA food experience!Blue Hills is an amazing and creative food experience in a beautiful setting. However be ready for "busy" service with an attitude, a medoicre wine list in the low-mid range (lots of excellent, very expensive choices) and a big bill. We ordered the five course menu (with an optional cheese course - very good), but had to ask several times along the way which course we were eating. A request for bread from a European colleague was greeted with a resolute "No, that is planned for later in the meal"! Presentation is outstanding - the beef course and desserts were very tasty. It's an unusual experience, but next time I would eat in the very cozy bar and skip the bustle and pretension in the dining room.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you love food that is takenIf you love food that is taken to a whole other level, just go there...You will experience an evening that you will find nowhere else.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was absolutely fabulous!!!It was absolutely fabulous!!! The staff was extremely detailed-oriented and knowledgeable in wines as well as food.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had a memorableMy husband and I had a memorable (in a good way!) experience at Blue Hill. The hosts were affable and professional; the servers were knowledgeable, respectful, and personable; the sommelier was very helpful, steering us to the most appropriate wine; and the food was delicious, creative, and served in a timely and thoughtful fashion. The restaurant itself is beautiful. We had a great table with plenty of room, and with a good vantage point. The way the food is delivered is kind of like a little performance, with some choreography involved, but all the dishes were very accessible to most palates. The people who work there share a kind of aesthetic,and the farm to table mission is apparent and something to support. Unforgettable!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAn unbelievable meal - a extroardinAn unbelievable meal - a extroardinary food experience. Fabulous!!!
It gets better each time I go.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSublimeExtraordinary and inventive food that is atractivelly presented in a creative and sophisticted style.
This restaurant offered the superior dining experience among all the top tier establishments in New York City I have experienced.
The service was attentive and professional while unobtrusive, and the decor and ambiance offered the perfect complement for the superb meal.
The portions sizes were perfect. We went with the five course menu which was ideal for a late lunch. There are plenty of small complimentary samplings included. The meal is a visual and gastronomic feast. Save this gem restaurant for a special celebration.
While it is not inexpensive, we all found that for the rare quality offered it was well worth the price.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the Best Restaurants PeriodBlue Hill at Stone Barns is a must visit venue to anybody who is passionate about great food. Farm-to-table dining at it's best; sitting literally in the midst of a farm in a beautiful setting just under an hour north of NYC. The food is as fresh as possible and this really makes a marked difference. Service is top notch and one of the best features is they personalize your menu based on what is fresh, what you enjoy eating and what you dislike. This is one of the top few meals I have had in my entire life; I was blown away and will make a return to Blue Hill a central component of my next visit to New York.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM3rd row in a row - OUTSTANDINGour 3rd year in a row coming here for weekend brunch, and this was probably the best experience yet. we opted for a 5-course prix fixe and every single morsel of food that followed was perfect. from bread to coffee, to everything in between - the meal was spectacular! we've never tried it for dinner but can only imagine it's as good as brunch.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is an experience everyoneIt is an experience everyone should be so privileged to have.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorable. I've been thereMemorable. I've been there 3 times and it's been fabulous every time. Beautiful presentation of food, very fresh ingredients, creative combinations. The service is excellent.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery special place and special foodWent here with my boyfriend for my 30th birthday - couldn't have picked a better place. 5 course menu was perfect amount of food and staff was very helpful and knowledgeable and explained all our dishes. Would love to go back for dinner again in the summer when it stays light out a little later to get a better tour of the farm.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery expensive but wonderfulVery expensive but wonderful for a special occasion. It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we were delighted with the entire experience.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMTop 10 restaurant on my topTop 10 restaurant on my top 100 global list. And I have been to some very good restaurants.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about this restaurantEverything about this restaurant is first class... The food, the extraordinary service. The space, the attention to detail. Very memorable evening punctuated with thoughtful. Personal service. A real treat3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPut it on your bucket list!WOW! Outstanding array of wonderfully creative dishes. Each tasting brought with it a new twist in both content and presentation. The service was impeccable. The atmosphere was elegant but not stuffy. Open, airy dining room with the most impressive floral centerpiece that one has to see to fully appreciate. Without a doubt one of the best dining experiences I've ever had, and contrary to what others have stated, we left full. It is expensive, but worth every penny if you have the means and are looking for something a cut above the other "notables" in NYC.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch for the GodsMy husband and I have been to Blue Hill at Stone Barns many times (six that I can remember). It has always been outstanding. This time we took our daughter and her beau for a special birthday brunch and, because they had never been there, we were able to experience it afresh through their eyes. They were surprised and delighted by the experience. It was marvelous in every way. The food was original and exciting, as was the presentation of each of our eight courses plus the delightful amuse bouches, our server, Matthew, was the perfect combination of professional and sweet. But then again, every member of the staff was superb. The pacing was perfect. All in all, a most memorable experience.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM