Blue Hill at Stone Barns
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If you're looking for a unique fine-dining experience, try Blue Hill at Stone Barns. A beautiful country setting with farmland greets you upon arrival. As there's no set menu at Blue Hill, you're invited to sample a variety of goods at a set price. You can choose the tasting menu at the bar or opt to graze, peck and root in an open dining room that offers an extensive menu serving food from the market and field, including tender, savory meats and fresh vegetables.
To host a private event at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, reserve the dining room that overlooks the herb garden. It can hold up to 14 guests, or you can choose other options for up to 260 people.
Ales, Lagers, Ciders and Mead
Hefeweizen and Weizenbock
Aged Ale & Gose
Half Bottles Sparkling
Half Bottles White
Half Bottles Red
Large Format Bottles
Other Sparkling Wines
Brut Blanc de Blancs
Brut Blanc de Noirs
Russian River Valley
Santa Cruz Mountains
Santa Lucia Highlands
Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Rita Hills
Other Varietals & Blends
Other Varietals & Blends
Northern Rhône Valley
Vin de Pays
Southern Rhône Valley
Jerez de la Frontera
Russian River Valley
San Mateo County
Santa Cruz Mountains
San Benito County
Santa Maria Valley
Sta. Rita Hills
First, we want to say that our meal at Blue Hill was delicious. From start to end, the food was fun, delicious, and exciting. And the meal was a special one. If we were rating just on the food, we'd give five stars. But the facts surrounding our meal are somewhat shocking. I was planning to propose to my now-fiancee on March 4. We made a 1:30 p.m. reservation at Blue Hill and provided our credit card for the $258 per person charge. We rented a car in NYC, got a hotel in Tarrytown and made the drive up. The plan was to go on a romantic hike, get engaged, and celebrate at Blue Hill. We emailed Blue Hill and the hotel to arrange a photographer for the proposal, to arrange roses and notify all of the engagement plan. I worked hard to make it a perfect day for my fiancee, as it's a huge memory for us (we will only get engaged once, after all). Everything was great and we went on a hike, she said yes (yay)and we planned to head over to Blue Hill for a surprise, romantic meal to top off the engagement. As we were getting ready to head over, I received an email that our reservation (for less than hours later at this point) had been "Cancelled" in the Blue Hill automatic system (the cancellation email is attached; it is dated March 4 at 12pm for a 130pm reservation, and lists the cancellation policy at the bottom). We also received an email and voicemail from the director of Guest Relations saying that, due to a storm that had knocked out their power, they were cancelling our reservation. Blue Hill has a policy whereby they charge the $258 per person dining fee if the customer cancels within 48 hours. This was two hours before. When we called, the restaurant said they were sorry but were indeed closed, asked if my fiancee had said yes (again, they knew we were getting engaged that day),and asked if we could reschedule.They were almost nonchalant about it. The engagement plan was busted. It was the right way to treat customers.They had the chance to make it right and didn't.
I spent my birthday here with friends and it was a very unique experience from the start to finish. I was just amazed by the choice of food and the exceptional manner it which it was presented. We even got to meet the chef and to actually see the kitchen staff at work. An amazing wine list too. It was a great evening well spent with my friends.
What an amazing experience. Perhaps once in a lifetime but I hope not!!!
We found Blue Hill to be a total dining experience in a naturally welcoming setting. The fruits of the field and pasture were presented in a very creative, artistic manner. We learned much about the seasonal nature of the foods. There was a magic in our dining experience that we will never forget thanks to the knowledgeable and courteous Blue Hill staff.
The most incredible experience you will encounter. Got to try it.
This was the second time we ate at Blue Hill at Stone Barns (the first was about a year ago.) Our second visit was not as fun because, first, we knew the routine - one dish brought out at a time, an excursion to somewhere else (kitchen, special room with compost) part way through the meal. But also, it was disappointing to see some of the same things on the menu as we had last time. Yes, it was the almost the same time of year, but surely a restaurant of this caliber can be more creative.
And sometimes they were a bit too creative on this visit... We were served a slice of melon that had been fermented. With the first (and last) bite, I said to my husband, "This tastes exactly like cow manure smells." Well, when we were ushered to the compost room for our half of a baby potato, we saw/smelled where the fermenting had taken place: in a bag placed in the compost bin. Ew. "That explains it," I thought.
Also, I know one eats seasonally at Stone Barns - but the menu was very, very heavy on beets, squash and parsnips. While the beet jerky was out of this world (please! sell to the general public in quantity!) and the beet sliders were so great we could have eaten ten more each, it was a bit much to have so many sweet vegetables at one sitting, especially if one leans toward the savory as I do.
So, while I would recommend BH at SB ONE time, I don't think it is worth subsequent visits, especially if you go close to the same season you went before.
Two other observations: 1. The staff is quite wonderful. 2.I would not bother with the deli for lunch. The food is nothing special. Also, we got a bag of popcorn and it was stale as could be.
Great experience but a little too expensive.
One of the most incredible and interactive dining experiences one could ever have. A phenomenal concept with exceptional service and delicious food!
Blue Hill at Stone Barns is, in a word: SPECTACULAR.
The food is creative, delicious, and FRESH! One incredible taste after another. I have been telling everyone what a fantastic time my wife and I had dining here.
The service is also as good as it gets. Knowledgable, friendly, diverse...Awesome!
This is a dining experience that everyone should experience. If price is a concern, I recommend not going out for 2-3 weeks, and then splurging!
We will be back again and again. Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a very special place!
Memorable birthday! Incredible culinary experience!
Just sit back and let the service of food follow. There's nothing else to do but be amazed and enjoy the unknown.
We have dined at the finest restaurants around the world and none top Blue Hill. We have been there many times and Chef Dan and team continue to get even better - so unique, interesting, innovative and flat out superb dining experience - amazing service and atmosphere.
This was our third dining experience at BH@SB. It didn't disappoint. By far the most professional staff, creative presentation, and most eclectic fresh food by any restaurant around. Each course is explained in detail and it's all sourced from their farm or from parent Blue Hill farm in the Berkshires. It was a true gourmet farm to table experience. The price tag is step, but you get what you pay for. Definitely worth a trip for a special occasion.
Dinner for 2 with only 1 wine pairing and 1 coffee (tap water only) cost $800.00. $800.00! The only meal I've had that cost that for two people was at le Meurice--the star chef led, 3 michelin starred, Phillippe Stark decorated, restaurant by the Louvre in Paris. I considered that once in a lifetime fare; Blue Hill isn't once that once in lifetime experience at all, as lovely as it is. Another note, the meal is extremely vegetable heavy (many served simply raw) and protein light, which would be fine except for the stunning price. Our service was exceptional. I just would't feel right recommending this to a friend because of the price/value.