Restaurant similar to Blue Hill???
My spouse and I always go out for a nice dinner for our anniversary on July 31st. The past 2 times, we've done Blue Hill... which I adore, but I've been thinking about trying somewhere different this year. Can anyone recommend a nice anniversary-ish type restauarant similar to Blue Hill? My taste buds thank everyone in advance. :)
Can you give us a little more precision in what you're looking for?
Do you want a restaurant that focuses on using locally-grown and raised food, like Blue Hill?
Do you want recommendations for restaurants at the same general level of quality and excellence as Blue Hill?
Do you want *both*?
Honestly, if you both love Blue Hill, and you haven't checked out their Pocantico Hills location yet, I think you owe it to yourselves to make reservations at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, take the Metro North train ride to Tarrytown, NY and the brief ($10 if memory serves) taxi ride up the hill to the farm, and eat there as your special anniversary meal. ;-)
It'll be the same, but also different.
And since you're talking "end of July," you will (a) have plenty of time to get a reservation there, and (b) will be able to enjoy produce grown on the farm in the highest of high season.
If you are looking for lovely food in a nice setting around the same neighborhood, I would recommend 5 Points. When we lived in the neighborhood, for nice occassions my husband and I would usually go to either Blue Hill or Five Points. I haven't been to Five Points in forever, but remember it being a lovely place to celebrate an anniversary.
If you can't get up to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, give Hearth a try. It offers the same attention to quality, local and often sustainable food. Great wine list and the gnocchi, oof!