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By Andrea Strong

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

For those who value farm-to-fork eating, Blue Hill Stone Barns is a must-visit destination.

Chef Dan Barber, a pioneer of the local food movement, has created an 80-acre oasis of agriculture, farming, and feasting set in the peaceful Pocantico Hills, just a quick train ride from Manhattan. Come with an appetite; dinner in the restored dairy barn, built in the 1930s as part of the former Rockefeller estate, is a thrilling multi-course menu that changes daily with the farm’s harvest—radiant tomatoes, braised pork jowls, fairytale eggplant charred over house-made charcoal, you get the idea. And don’t miss the wine pairings—unexpected and exceptional.

The entire experience is intoxicating, from the setting to food and service. If you’ve got a splurge in you, don’t miss Stone Barns.

Note: Tasting menu is $258 per guest exclusive of beverage and tax and there is no à la carte menu. Wine pairings are $168. The restaurant recently did away with the practice of tipping to ensure every member of their team is compensated more equitably. Instead, a 20% administrative fee will be added to your bill.
Must try:
Vegetable Tasting Menu
Farm-to-Fork / Day Trip
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Reservations: Reservations can be made starting at midnight, 60 days prior to the calendar date, for parties of up to 8 guests. A credit card is required at booking time. A fee of $100 per guest will be applied if your reservation is cancelled within 48 hours of the reservation date.
Hours: Wed-Sat, 5-10 p.m.; Sundays 1-7:30 p.m.
Location: Westchester County
Address: 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, NY
Phone: (914) 366-9600
  • Metro North / Hudson Line to Tarrytown; 10 Minute Taxi to Stone Barns
 
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