Chef Dan Barber's Michelin-starred restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns in upstate New York now only offers a single tasting menu. According to Eater critic Ryan Sutton, the high-end restaurant has eliminated its more affordable "farmers feast option" which was priced at $148, and now only offers its "grazing, pecking, rooting" menu for $198. Barber tells Sutton that he made the change because there have been many nights where "every single table" went for the more expensive menu. Barber adds, however, that the move "isn't permanent." Come Fall, the restaurant will once again offer two menu choices.
This makes Blue Hill at Stone Barns the latest influential restaurant to join the ever growing list of places offering a single set menu. Alinea in Chicago, Alma in Los Angeles, and Manresa in Los Gatos, California have all switched to a tasting menu-only format. Head over to Eater NY to see a handy chart and find out how much you'll end up spending at Stone Barns with the new prices.