Wed-Thu, 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, 1pm-10pm; Mon-Tue, closed
Metro-North Hudson Line from Grand Central to Tarrytown
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
When the Rockefellers decided to turn their old barns into a dining destination, they had the patrician good sense to enlist Dan Barber and his brother, David and wife Laureen are co-owners of Blue Hill, a favorite restaurant among members of the precious slow-food set. The Barbers grew up on the Upper East Side (Dan is the chef, his brother the businessman), but they are card-carrying Greenmarketeers. So while Blue Hill specializes in "seasonal cuisine," its new suburban cousin is supposed to be the real thing: an agro-restaurant replete with its own state-of-the-art, Rockefeller-built greenhouse, its own flock of hyperorganic chickens, its own collection of prize Berkshire hogs and even a few sheep... The five- or eight- or twelve-course menus focus on what's in season... Chef Barber is a master at poaching and braising, and he takes pains to showcase ingredients instead of obliterating them with too much heat and sauce. Sometimes this kind of food can veer into blandness, but in the proper hands it's an education in primary flavors.Farmer's Feast
Five-course dinner, $108; eight-course dinner, $148; twelve-course dinner, $218
WedSun, 10am 5pm; a café serves snacks, farm-fresh lattes, and locally grown products.