FARM at The Carneros Inn
FARM at The Carneros Inn

FARM at The Carneros Inn

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.farmatthecarnerosinn.com/
  • Phone: (707) 299-4880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Menu 5:30-9:45pm Wednesday-Sunday
    Bar Menu 4:00pm-10:00pm daily
    Bar closes at 11:00pm daily and 12:00am on Friday/Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Budnyi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music every Wednesday & Thursday in the outdoor pavilion from 5:00pm - 8:00pm beginning May 15th through September. Small plate and drink specials apply during these times.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Sonoma Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from FARM at The Carneros Inn
FARM, at The Carneros Inn is a restaurant dedicated to food that accompanies wine. We believe in well-balanced, comforting, full-flavored dishes that are simple in concept but complex in taste, emphasizing the natural flavors of the ingredients. We craft our own breads, pastries and Artisan Charcuterie products using our passion for experimentation, and respect of tradition. Our inspiration comes from access to the finest organic and sustainably raised ingredients that we source primarily within a 150 mile radius of Carneros, to harvest food that is at the peak of its season and flavor. The food we prepare supports and nurtures ourselves, our guests, and our land.

Our dress code is business casual. For men, please adhere to no hats, shorts, or sandals in the dining room. Jackets are not required.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
FARM at The Carneros Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (91)special occasion (72)notable wine list (68)romantic (66)great for outdoor dining (47)good for groups (31)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (19)neighborhood gem (16)scenic view (8)great for brunch (7)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Fun for a special dinner
    jennyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great food. Had the tasting menu with wine pairing and it was very good. Waiter even made a substitution which I very much appreciated. Service was good but I have to knock them a star for the reception area. We had a 6:15 reservation (we made it last minute and that was all they had). Arrived about 6:10 and checked in with the hostess. There were probably 20 empty tables and she rather snottily told us that we were early and our table would be ready in about 15-20 minutes. We had a nice laugh about it at the bar but she really was rude when talking to us. Bar area is nice and fun décor but the bar tender and waiters must have taken a page from the hostess' book and were so condescending when they spoke to us. I asked for a taste of one of the wines by the glass that I wasn't familiar with and the waiter actually rolled his eyes. Sorry, but when the glass is $27 I'd kinda like to know if I'm going to like it before I order it. Could not understand all the attitude and have to say it was uncalled for. When you are dropping $800 on food and drinks for the evening you except superior service. Food made up for it but they have some work to do in the service department.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    Tailwind
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time at Farm..Great evening..food service presentation was excellent..wait staff very attentive...enjoyed ..modern look to restaurant ..outside covered seating looked interesting..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We arrived after dark, and the covered patio area was beautifully lit with plenty of heaters to warm the space. Nice furniture groupings. We were seated promptly in the lovely dining room, and the service was neither rushed nor slow. Good selection of wines. Risotto was fabulous with small pieces of lobster, seasoned perfectly. The salmon entree was a substantial size - a thicker filet, which we prefer. Tables are nicely spaced so that we never felt we were on top of another group. Noise level was low and we were able to converse with normal voices. One suggestion - the signage when we arrived was confusing as to where to park for Farm. Overall, fantastic experience!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    From the glass of bubbles at dynamic bar to dessert on their patio everything was perfect. Service staff was on point thank you Brian Penly for making great suggestions on your list. Chef is clearly a talent and team disciplined because flavors and presentations we impressive and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner for 8
    Suzszak
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We hosted a client dinner for 8 at Farm and it was fabulous. Great food, service and decor. Great place to impress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites in Napa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The Farm has a well rounded menu and the food is wonderful. The prices are a bit high but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely Disappointing
    SFboundVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The entire experience at the farm can be best described as disappointing in the extreme. The room was dark and cold in spots. We asked if something could be done about the air conditioning and were told, "No." We had to ask to be moved. Our waiter, James, initially did not want to move us. He begrudgingly did so, and had an attitude for the rest of the dinner service. We considered the tasting menu, but luckily decided against it. Instead we ordered the Carnaroli risotto (too cheesy w/out any hint of lobster and sporadic bites of Meyer lemon); a "pickled" vegetable salad with one small piece of pickled cauliflower; the most flavorless bouillabaisse I've ever tasted; and a grilled duck breast that was bland and unevenly cooked. When all of our dishes were delivered to the table, James, our waiter never came over to say what we were being served, as is customary in any fine dining establishment. Both my friend and I are in the wine business and have told our friends and colleagues to steer clear of the Farm. There are too many other fantastic options in and around Napa.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best food in napa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We live in texas and travel to napa for the food and wine. Farm continues to have the best tasting food and great service. Love these guys
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Patio Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The outdoor patio when you first walk in is spectacularly donned with long couches around fire pits, perfect for enjoying post dinner wine in the crisp Napa night. The food itself is also amazing; definitely try the lamb 3 ways. The lamb bacon was one of the best things I've ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was good, but the noise!
    Taster2VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The FARM had a high rating, so we dicided to give it a try. Perhaps we were unlucky. The three of us sat right next to a group of 10 or so ladies that sounded like they had a little too much to drink. We got bursts of loud laughter that was disruptive to a quiet dinner. Didn't think it will matter too much where we sat at the restaurant. I'm sure they resonated throughtout the restaurant. Thank goodness they left about 2/3 through our meal. We had the chef's course dinner. They were very accomodating to our requests. The food is good to very good. Although, the black peas that came with the breast of squab was salty. It was not just me and we just pushed it aside. The squab was very good. Other than the noise, the meal was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience
    two4dinner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our first time at Farm and we were pleasantly surprised. The outdoor dining area with the fires and casual seating would have been my preference if not for the Word Series showing in the bar that we could see from our table. We chose the Chef's Menu and every dish was excellent. If you are at all price conscious, this may not be the dining experience for you. But for a great dining experience I would highly recommend Farm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The restaurant was beautiful, unfortunately FARM's policies and procedures need to be revisited to be more accommodating to "guests" and not focused on just making money. Very disappointed in the way we were treated by management, we will not go back nor will we recommend this restaurant to anyone. What a shame…..should have been a fantastic dining experience….. We still had a wonderful day WITHOUT FARM!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Venue But Salty Cuisine
    WoodyDines
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I've truly enjoyed The Farm on the past: good ambiance, beautiful locale, excellent service and fine food. All were in play this Saturday evening except for the food. Both the chicken entree and the striped bass entree were just way too salty. My girlfriend and I dine at a number of Napa and northeast Bay venues and do not encounter this problem. Seems like the chef is heavy-handed with the salt these days.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • marie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    so good! would definitely eat here again. will recommend this restaurant to friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    JenI
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I spent a long weekend in Napa and made sure to eat at many reputable, high quality restaurants. As much as we loved Ad Hoc and Enotre, we thought FARM was the best meal we ate. Beautiful scenery and restaurant, friendly service and delicious food. We ordered the tasting menu and honestly loved every course. The waitress was very accommodating, as my husband wanted the wine flight and I did not. She made sure he had everything he needed and kept me happy with a fabulous recommendation as well. Highly recommend FARM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special dining
    SushiloverVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We arrived on time and were immediately seated. We had brought our own wine and the waiter graciously examined the bottle and opened it. We started with their fresh salad that was fabulous, and since we had brought a fine aged cab we both elected to eat the fillet. The fillet was cooked to perfection and served with some potatoes and mushrooms that were all perfectly prepared. Dessert was also amazing, i had the sorbets and my friend the apple bread pudding. Both were amazing. This is for a special occasion and it is not cheap, but well worth the price for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    SaintJohnsMIGuy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My wife and I dined here on our 25th anniversary trip and loved it. We ordered the food tasting menu and enjoyed seven unique courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood
    goodfoodVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My husbannd and I dined at th bar at this beautiful venue. We prefer to sit there whenever possible. Bartenders/waiters were very attentive. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Farm to Table and AMAZING!
    ILovetoDineOutVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had the pleasure of dining at Farm and chose the 7 course tasting menu. It was creative, delicious, and one of the most memorable meals I have had..... ever. There is an optional wine pairing with it as well. The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was relaxing. Looking forward to returning on my next trip to Napa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent spot!
    BostonFoodie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If I ever made it back to Napa, I wil definitely eat here again. A little pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't think about it, just go
    2foodies
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great ingredients, creative combinations and excellent execution. The outdoor eating area was also quiet and sophisticated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The FARM
    Lmaro0
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The restaurant was able to accommodate an change in our reservation time which was great to start with. We were staying on property so went a bit early and enjoyed cocktails by the fire pit-husband ordered the Standard Mule which was tasty. Once seated we chose the tasting menu which was comprised of 9 courses. Favorite courses included the lamb and chocolate mint dessert. Overall presentation was excellent and the courses were well proportioned as we were quite full by the end. The only negative for us was the amount of time between each course-10 to 15 minutes which could have been shortened in my opinion. We would return for a repeat meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    Bobs
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    the was a great find-excellent service, food, wine, music. Decorations/deco is fabulous. The outside patio area with fireplace, comfortable seating,and live music was an added bonus. Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Corex
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Quaint hidden location...amazing food!!! Customers a little snooty, but staff was nothing but professional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • deliciuos special occasion meal
    opsoccermom
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    7 course tasting was excellent Enjoyed the flavors and textures of every course!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining in the wine country.
    gable13
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Access is a little difficult, but worth figuring out. A relaxing ambiance on both outdoor and indoor dining spaces. Bar service available both inside and out, with interesting specialty drinks as well as a very good wine cellar. The service is impeccable, thoughtful and very friendly. There is a menu to suit most palates. Dining here is a special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Carneros Inn jewel
    Gaucho
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A well deserved five star rating for The Farm. Wonderful food and lovely atmosphere. Always a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    lulu
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The tasting menu..... You will enjoy every bit of it....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Huge Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Wow, I was really looking forward to going to this highly rated restaurant while vacationing in wine country. What a let down. I can say they have a great sommelier who was very helpful, and their salads were very fresh, but the entrees were nothing special and the dessert was terrible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    FARM at The Carneros Inn is amazing. Great blues/jazz/Motown band and delicious food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good But Hard to Find at Night
    ROBOTMEISTERVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Beautiful building and grounds that encourages large, covered outdoor patio seating. 4 star food using local provisions. Good restaurant service and great bartender. Overall, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie Heaven
    ERhoneVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My boyfriend and I had the chefs tasting menu. Every plate was the wow factor, especially the lobster risotto!! We can't wait to come back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect Napa dining experience
    Beachlife
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The dining experience was perfectly matched only by the beauty and fantastic wines of Napa. Our culinary adventure starting with refreshing cucumber soup slightly accented with almonds, and spice pepper; followed by a perfect filet and the most extraordinary lobster risotto! We have never tasted risotto with such flavors and perfect texture. Finishing off the evening with Pluot Cobbler - A dessert of my liking, not too sweet or tart and baked to perfection. Wrapped in excellent service, it was a memorable evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    caitlynelizabet
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was delicious and the portions hearty. The staff was excellent. Go a little earlier than your reservation to have a cocktail outside by the fire pits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Seemed to have slipped a touch since our first visit. Still very good but in Napa, you HAVE to shine. Sommelier had to read the list, he should know it by heart.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing group dinner
    HersheycrewVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    FARM was hands down the best dinner we had over our three day visit to Napa this past weekend. The ambience of the hotel and grounds are amazing and the restaurant itself very tastefully designed. Our group had the tasting menu and while the food was superb, the only negative comment would be the time it took to get through all the courses. Negative is not really fair, as we enjoyed our time, but three hours was a bit long. All in all, very pleased with our experience and we will be back not only to FARM, but to the hotel itself as this place is truly special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last night of vacation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our final night of vacation was spent at the Farm Restaurant. Group of 4. We had drinks and appetizers on the covered patio. We listened to a great trio of musicians. The hostess came to get us at our reservation time (7:45) . Staff was very attentive. The menu was not extensive but had something for everyone. All farm fresh. I had the Salmon,....fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rebecca
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a glass of very good Sauvignon Blanc and left. The menu was Over the top "eclectic" and we were having trouble finding something we really wanted to order. I'm sure the food is good, but the place felt stiff, was expensive and none of the entrees were really appealing to us. It was 8pm on Friday night and the place was 2/3 empty. My husband and I have eaten in a lot of high end restaurants all over the country, and we could just tell from the menu that we were going to be underwhelmed when neither of us could find anything we really wanted to have. The place is just trying way too hard. I was very disappointed--had been looking forward to it.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Truly enjoyed it. 2nd time we've dined at FARM and we would definitely go back for a 3rd. Food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our honeymoon
    Honeymooners
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Matthew was our server and was just excellent. He was so attentive and explained every item we were curious about. He was always looking out for cues if his tables needed anything else. At some places I'd have to have a staring contest with my server and watch them walk past just to flag them down. I merely glanced ups for a moment and he came by. Food was a journey with so many flavors residing in each dish. We had a wonderful honeymoon dinner there and had a couple special treats sent out to us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.