HOME > Chowhound > New York State (exc. NYC) >

Discussion

Harvest VS Blue Hill VS X20

  • 8
  • Share

Morning All - trying to plan special anniversary dinner early Nov - can anyone provide their opinion on
Blue Hill at Stone Barn
Harvest on Hudson
How would their compare to X20 - been a few times and love it. I would like to try something new though.
Many Thanks

-----
Harvest on Hudson
1 River Street, Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706

Blue Hill Cafe
2427 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. You should try Xavier's in Piermont. I have not been to Blue Hill. Harvest is a beautiful restaurant, but I think the food is nothing special.

    1. Harvest in not even close to same level as Blue Hill or even X20. People go there for the view, but I have found the food to be unremarkable. If you want Blue Hill- get on it fast as they book up to a month in advance. If you've never been there, it really is very special and the food and experience really are that good. If you can't get in, you may need a Plan B.
      Would you consider 42 in White Plains? Very special and beautiful views from the top of the Ritz.

      1. BH@SB is head and shoulders above those other options. Call now for reservations, or you may miss your chance.

        5 Replies
        1. re: nmprisons

          I'm going to disagree about the rating order: I think X2O kills Blue Hill.
          But have to agree Harvest isn't in their league.

          -----
          X2O
          71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

          Blue Hill Cafe
          2427 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

          1. re: weedy

            Perhaps this is destinational. I lived in Manhattan for four years and would drive right by Harvest and X2O on my way to Stone Barns. I agree that X20 is a (large) step above Harvest, but I never found anything about X20 to justify the drive (similar, and often much better, food is available in Manhattan). However, spending an afternoon on the farm at Stone Barns followed by a lavish meal has always seemed worth the trip to me.

            -----
            X2O
            71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

          2. re: nmprisons

            I have been underwhelmed by BH (too many $$$ for the experience) and lately, thought that X20 perhaps wasn't *quite* as good as before. But I still love Xaviers in Piermont. I think that's a great place for a very special occasion.

            1. re: DGresh

              We were at X20 Saturday night, and the air conditioning wasn't working properly, and service was terrible. The food was nothing outstanding. I enjoyed mine, but felt it was something I could have anywhere. You might say that the air conditioning was a one time thing, so shouldn't be considered, but after I put my review on Open Table, I saw what others had written, the the same was said about Friday night, as well as the week before. This is a restaurant, and it is the summer, how can they have so many days where their AC can't be fixed?

              1. re: robinsilver

                I had the same experience at North last summer. They actually had the doors open on a hot, humid night.