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.
Grazing Pecking Rooting $258; Pairing: $168
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.