If you go to Blue Hill At Stone Barns just for the restaurant, that's OK. Can't beat the location. But when you have time, visit the entire Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. The hiking trails are beautiful--especially in the fall--and the educational side of the Center is pretty cool, too. The gardens are insane, and the farm beats any zoo hands down. Bring the kids.
I’ve only been to the Blue Hill restaurant in NYC, but I’ve always wanted to try the one at Stone Barns. I like your suggestion to do more with the visit—sounds like it’d make it more worthwhile to travel up there!
As you arrive at Blue Hill At Stone Barns, the former Peggy Rockefeller farm, you'll pass pigs, sheep, hens and beehives. Only later will you realize that you were looking at your dinner. Renowned chef, Dan Barber, has created a new standard for the concept of 'field to table' eating.
Loved this place! they have a 5-course or 8-course option + wine pairing. I've never had food that was more fresh. Purely organic and everything served is from the farm attached to the chateau. From the carrots, radishes and asparagus as starters to their fresh unpasteurized cheeses. My recommendation is to go with the 5- course ... we were stuffed after the 5th course of our 8-course option.