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Apr 22, 2013 05:37 PM

Blue Hill NYC vs Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Hi all!

Long time reader of the boards on here, but this is actually the first time I've posted. Looking for some help that I know you can provide.

I really want to take my girlfriend to Blue Hill. She is a huge fan of farm to table cuisine, in general, and I thought that this restaurant would be a great place to take her for a special night out. The only problem is, I don't know whether I should take the 45-minute drive out of NYC to go to the Stone Barns location or whether the NYC location is as good or better.

Anyone have any experience with each of these?

Thanks so much!

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  1. For the full immersion you MUST go to BH@SB, no question about it. Don't get me wrong, BH in the city is a very good choice, very pretty, excellent food but being on the farm, walking around before (or after) dinner, dining in a beautiful, spacious room looking out onto beautiful landscapes all the while knowing most of the food you are eating was never more than a couple thousand feet away, that's what you want for your GF.

    1. Take the train to Stone Barns. Go early. Walk around before the sun sets.

      Also I believe they book 60 days ahead and it is VERY popular in spring & summer. Plan ahead.

      1. You should go to the Stone barn location if you haven't been there yet! It's so pretty and romantic! But remember that you eat more vege than protein and you have to dress up(which I hate to do).

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        1. re: Monica

          Well, for a much more casual (if you choose) option there is always the bar which in addition to the dining room "menu" options there is the $58 3 course which is a veritable bargain. The bar is something we like to do for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

          1. re: Monica

            I'm in the minority on this, after schlepping out to BHSB in the rain. The Greenwich Village restaurant is less hassle, less pompous, and judging by my last two visits, the food is at least as enjoyable (BHSB is much more expensive too, if that's a consideration).