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Reviewed 30 April 2021

We were excited to have our wedding at Blue Hill after hearing wonderful reviews since great food was a top priority for us. After two months of me chasing down the event manager there, I still did not have a finalized contract. Weeks would go...by with no response from them. I had to repeatedly call and email in order to check what the status was. They would miss calls they scheduled with me and there would be no updates on next steps. I eventually gave up. I'm sure if you end up having your wedding there, it will be magical. But I couldn't get past the frustrations of the working relationship.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

We scored a last minute reservation for dinner. Food and service were first rate. Dinner was imaginative and full of flavors. Wine pairings and cocktails were excellent. Not a meal for the budget conscious.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

It was definitely one of the best fine dining experiences we have ever had in the world. We watched the episode of Chef Table about Dan Barber, the chef of Blue Hill At Stone Barns, and were impressed by his vision. The farm was magnificent...with historical buildings. Only outdoor dining was available and the decor is elegant & classic. The staff was super polite & friendly; the speech before we were seated was motivational and touching. During the pandemic, they brainstormed to bring back their passion after a short close down. What we experienced was a temporary, kind of like a pop-up version but still with all the hard work and effort from the team. The food was currently served in a special picnic style, bread, appetizers, salad and dessert were prepared in advance by tables and limited dishes served in person with social distancing. - In the picnic basket: Salad, bread and spread on the top level; appetizer, dessert and fruit on the bottom level. - Entree: Grilled pork and signature butter squash - Dessert: Jelly milk and chocolate cookies All the ingredients were fresh with the best quality, especially the veggies. Their food was overall delicious and what really surprised us were the miso spray for the bread & the jelly milk. We had a really great time and definitely recommended others to visit for the once in a life time experience. However, it’s quite difficult to do the reservation and make sure to check every Wednesday morning at 9:00am for the following week available time slots.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

I would really like to justify the price of $$$ but I cannot, I could honestly have produced a more exciting menu, I realize these are awful times, and I do want these places to survive, but a few different salad items with no dressing,...slices of ham, cous cous salad so sour that it’s hard to eat, Dutch cheese out of Wisconsin, the two things on the menu we did like were the been bundle and tuna tartare, but that wasn’t $$$$$ worth.... service was a bit weird, I do realize that it’s corona times but spent summer in Europe and there are ways to do this without making it so awkward. The result was that dessert, a goats cheese and berry something was really not that much fun after a few hours in picnic basket in the relative warmth. I’m sorry, the setting is fantastic, but the quality of food is not worth it!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a true farm-to-table experience in a beautiful Rockefeller farm estate. The rolling hills and stone barns are impressive. The food basket was excellent. Signature cocktails, delicious. Salads and appetizers fresh. Main course was small but well prepared. Tables were...well distanced and staff had masks and gloves at all times. The cost is outrageous. I cannot see going back anytime soon.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 July 2020

My wife and another couple went with us to Blue Hill at Stone Barns for their "Picnic" offering. We were all excited to go as the 4 of us regularly go out to try new restaurants. The ambiance was pleasant, with a fine-dining-rustic feel. We...could tell that some thought was put into the idea of the presentation which was interesting. However when it came to the food and service, that was another story. The service was near non-existent. We wanted to look at the wine list, and yet there was no one to ask. We never had a waiter check in on us without us being the one to flag them down, often after a 20-30+ minute waits. After flagging on down the waiter only pointed out that there were 3 wines at different prices. Mind you there were no names, or description of what the wines were asides from Red, White, Rose, and only the prices. No sommelier to explain in depth, or even a name or region or grape. They never cleared our plates, or gave us new plates as we cleared our own and put into the basket next our table. This led to our only plates having many dishes worth of flavors and residues combining in unpleasant ways. When the basket was overflowing that we had emptied our own dishes into it was never emptied. We were never visited with inquires as to how we were enjoying things from the very elusive waitstaff. I think I now understand why the tip was included before we even sat down. One could overlook all of this if the food was good.. although the food itself just was either mediocre and or straight-up not palatable. As we were two couples the two husbands helped finish their respective wives meals. We could tell that the cuisant/doneness of the fish and steak were inconsistent, to the point that they tasted like different dishes. The food itself hard a very weak theme, although lacked cohesiveness between the 3 courses and within courses as well. In short for the 4 of us, despite coming in with excitement and an open mind left with disappointment and a bitter-taste. I can only presume the chefs that created the gastronomic experience that many have lauded has either left and been replaced by lesser cooks (not chefs) or they've had their will to prepare good meals leave them. I believe I've now spent more effort writing this review than both the servers and the chefs put into the dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 21 July 2020

Artists, lots of them, all talented. Keen eyes and appreciation for all the senses. As a vendor I was a guest and treated to the widest range of looks. An incredible, memorable experience. The stone barns themselves display in full force the geological profile of...the northeastern landscape.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 23 April 2020

We started out with a tour of the gardens. We had someone who worked the grounds as well as someone who worked in the kitchen show us around. They answered any questions the group provided and talked about how the current harvest would impact our...visit. We happened to walk in on the tomato harvest! For the actual dinner, we walked into what I would describe as the bar of the restaurant, where we waited for our table. The actual drink menu was based on a map of the grounds which included local ingredients. This was very clever! I had the apiary, which was splendid. We were soon called to our table. The course included mostly vegetarian options, which is to be expected if you follow Dan Barber and his approach to food. I am mostly averse to vegetarian options and am a very proud carnivore, but the food was splendid. We had a cornbread burgers, duck breast at the end of the meal, and beef tallow coated vegetables to name a few. The whole experience was spectacular. The waiters were present at exactly the right times to either explain what we had to do (finding the needle in the haystack was difficult!) or guide us to the next part of the experience. And that's exactly what I would call it, an experience. The entire night was a mix of being guided, yet experiencing food in a different way than one would expect. This included moving us to a garden where some of the chefs were snipping herbs and greens for tonight's dinner. It was a magical experience surely, we even interacted with one of the chefs who gave us the tour earlier that day, and sampled her approach to eggplant bread. Although it was a work in progress as the sauce was a bit too sharp (for one course out of MANY), we still enjoyed the experience and it is something we will never forget! Thank you to Dan Barber and his team, the dinner was spectacular!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

.... you already know how to live off the land, even if you actually do not live off the land. If you know how to make duck or goose confit, or you make your own sausage, or you occasionally pickle your own vegetables... or know...how to slow roast a carrot... you will think this place is a colossal waste of money...... unless you want to pay to be amused... and they will definitely amuse. This was not a gourmet experience.... which is what I hoped for, as you can have a gourmet experience while you profess the ethos of creating everyday food choice consciousness and present a multi-taste feast of available choices from field and market... but it was mostly a meal that I would suspect could be made from the un-sellable, wilting and decomposing vegetables and fruit thrown away from your local grocery store. Salvaged, picked over kale was our salad. Also, my parents would roll over in their graves if they knew we spent over $2,300 on a diner for 7 people, consuming the same stuff they grew in their small garden plot less than 30 yard from our back door and the annual, purchased, locally raised (finished on cabbage & acorns) less than one year old 180 +/- pig that we killed and hung and butchered in our basement... stuffing hog casings and making pate from its' liver (cutting it with chicken or duck livers - as they do at Blue Hill, as pork liver is quite strong) and pickled tongue and hocks, followed by fruit canned in their nectar at the height of their harvest. On the other hand, it was a good lesson in food. finance and marketing for the adult kids (who grew up picking raspberries and mulberries, white and dark purple, catching & cleaning fish and now are even shooting and cooking squirrel)… but in many respects for us, the eating part.... it was nothing new or extraordinary. For others it may be or will be novel and grand. Regardless, the Blue Hill table was art and the dining room was a stage and the kitchen was an orchestra and it was an afternoon well spent. We ate a lot of bread. I did leave wondering why they did not finish their pigs on acorns collected from their white oak (Quercus alba) trees?More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

This experience was just incredible. The buildings and surrounding grounds are beautiful and scenic. The staff was knowledgeable and very excited to be working in this environment. We were a group and the cocktail hour featured some wonderful and delicious bites. The bar area is...spectacular and welcoming. We had a beautiful set menu and each course was more delicious than the next. I particularly loved the main lobster in the shellfish chowder. Highly recommended and I will definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5