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Blue Hill at Stone Barns

630 Bedford Rd. (Raffenburg Rd.)
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Cuisine: American
Dining at this farm-to-table restaurant includes a tour of the grounds where ingredients for the daily menu are gathered.
Openings: Open Wed.-Sun.


Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Tarrytown, NY

Blue Hill at Stone Barns Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant: Blue Hill at Stone Barns strikes a fine balance between traditional charm and modern amenities, an archetype. A working farm, education center, and bar and restaurant, it is truly unique. Blue Hill has the pedigree, located within Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, once part of the Rockefeller estate. It has the concept; much of the food served in the restaurant comes straight from the grounds, as well as other local farms. And it has the working, experimental culinary activist in Dan Barber. The result is impossibly fresh tasting fare with little complication. In addition to the main dining room, there's a private dining room overlooking the herb garden.

About the food: Don't expect to be handed a traditional menu. Rather, guests are served a multi-course tasting menu ($278 per guest, exclusive of beverages, tax and 20% administrative fee in place of gratuity). Each month highlights a particular theme, such as April’s “Wild Things” (foraging stinging nettles, harvesting asparagus, etc.) and November’s “Root Cellar (harvesting escarole, curing smoked bacon, etc.). Diners at different tables on any given evening are advised of the menu according to the day's yields. Therefore, supplies of any ingredient can be limited. But one thing is guaranteed. Whatever comes out of the kitchen will be prepared meticulously and with invention. Sweet endings often feature fresh fruit from the farm.

About the wine: The wine list pays homage to the Old World and the New World, including New York wineries, and also has a few ciders from the Hudson Valley. Sure, this place has presence, commanding beauty and fantastic cuisine, but what lingers is Barber's enthusiasm for reaching beyond "farm to table," and broadening its impact.

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