So my husband and I used to enjoy going to the bar at BHSB every so often and having their three course bar menu (most recently priced at $58, I think) which included many amuse bouches and extra little desserts. Especially on a weeknight at opening time you’d have a good chance of nabbing a seat and enjoying a less expensive, briefer BHSB menu. I know opinions on the restaurant are all over the place but for the price there was little for me to find fault with.
This June my husband wanted to go for his birthday so I went online to check the hours and I noted the following on their website:
At the bar
A tasting menu is available at the bar for $188. Seats at the counter can be reserved on our website up to 2 days in advance.
Please check availability online, as we no longer set aside seats for walk-ins.
So there goes one of the best kept secrets in Westchester, where locals could sidle up last minute to the bar of one of the country’s best restaurants and enjoy a meal for a fraction of the regular cost. I guess it was only a matter of time and from a business sense it completely makes sense-- if people are willing to pay $188 to reserve a seat at a bar and eat, why have a cheaper walk-in option?
I probably will never go again but I’m glad I got to experience it while it lasted!