Blue Hill at Stone Barns to reopen on October 7
Blue Hill at Stone Barns has a reopening date on the calendar, chef Dan Barber announced over Instagram on Tuesday. An updated version of the two-Michelin-starred restaurant will return on October 7, exactly “563 evenings after our last service,” according to the post.
Ahead of the opening, Barber has implemented a number of changes at the upstate restaurant in an effort to “build a less pressurized restaurant environment,” the post states. Moving forward, Blue Hill will limit its number of nightly seatings, with reservations limited to 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and 2 to 8 p.m. on Sundays. The reopening will also include reservable tastings, tours, and casual lunches prepared by Blue Hill staff, according to the post.
Neither Blue Hill at Stone Barns nor Blue Hill in Greenwich Village have yet to reopen in their pre-pandemic forms. Both restaurants served food boxes for pickup and delivery during the early months of the pandemic. In January, the former restaurant pivoted to a highly touted residency program, where chefs operated out of its kitchen in five-week stints. The program will also return in 2022, Barber shared in the post. The restaurant’s sibling in Greenwich Village recently reopened as part of a temporary pop-up called Family Meal.
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— Tavern On Reade, a tavern on Reade Street, is now open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
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