FARMbloomington
FARMbloomington

FARMbloomington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.farm-bloomington.com/
  • Phone: (812) 323-0002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Orr
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from FARMbloomington
FARMbloomington celebrates the best of the heartland and Indiana. Products and produce utilized in dynamic, innovative and flavorful dishes translate into “real food for real people!”
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
FARMbloomington reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (34)neighborhood gem (32)great for brunch (18)good for groups (17)special occasion (15)hot spot (14)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (7)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)romantic (3)Show More
  • Amazing new menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    My wife and I were in Indiana for a couple of days and remembered hearing about this place on TV. We had a few things picked out to try from the online menu but were excited when we walked in they had literally just switched to a new menu. My wife ordered the trout and I got the lamb off our waiters recommendation. Both were amazing. This is the first time lamb has been on the menu there and chef Orr knocked it out of the park. Its a very relaxed atmosphere for the quality of dining. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Ginnhoo
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We went to FARMBloomington for my birthday dinner. It was our first time dining there. The food was delicious and promptly served. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Sous chef Sunday's are the BEST
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Love love love this restaurant. The eclectic menu, the presentation, the combination of tastes and the fact that the sous chefs get their own day to shine says tons about this place. I have no bad comments! Been there twice and look forward to many more visits there in our IU years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab Farm Chic Fare
    Foodie4Life
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Really awesome experience. We went for Sunday brunch on IU parents weekend, a time notorious for jam packed restaurants and this certainly could have put a strain on them, but we never noticed anything out of the ordinary. Food was fab all the way around, server was incredibly accommodating despite 2 tired indecisive children and really loved the farm chic ambiance. Used Open Table for reservation so made getting in effortless. Want to come back and try their dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing...
    LuvmediterraneanVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    You would expect by the name to find a seasonal menu with in season ingredients. Why in November would a salad offer blueberries and strawberries? Other than a spaghetti squash salad, not a very interesting menu. Service was nice, but why did they ask if you wanted dessert halfway through the meal??? T
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  • Bad manager, good food
    Valentine
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The hostess and our waitress were fantastic!!! The person who appeared to be the manager however was incredibly rude. We were 10 min late for our reservations and I apologized when we spoke to the hostess who then said we would be seated immediately, then a man who appeared to be a manager came over and told her she needed to make us wait because we were late even though I saw the table was already ready. The hostess was very polite about it and only made us wait a few minutes. I was incredibly disappointed that a manager would act that way. Hopefully we aren't there again when he is working. Luckily the kind hostess and waitress and good food made up for it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good quality food
    SuziVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our second time visiting the restaurant and found it was not as wonderful as the first time. Eggs a little greasy, portion a little smaller and just not as tasty as the last time. Still good, just not great, which is why we went back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Magic Happens!
    jennyva
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We found FARMbloomington via a websearch for locally sourced restaurants in Bloomington. As first timers to Bloomington, and after a long day's drive in from Virginia, we wanted something that represented the local area. We fell in love with the restaurant from the moment we walked in! Chef Orr's staff was very professional, courteous, and kind. The food, wine, and beer menu was creative and satisfying. We loved the Chicken-of-the-Forest Mushroom appetizer and the Orchard & Bramble Salad. The Fried Chicken special was excellent! We went there twice in 3 days, and loved the Vegetarian sliders, Pizza special, and Strawberry Cake on our second visit. We highly recommend and would definitely return! Great job, Chef Orr!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Dining for Foodies
    HealthNutFoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The atmosphere was vibrant. The meal presentation was delightful. The wine superb. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as LA and Lenox!
    homebodyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    In the past three weeks I have eaten at several of the top restaurants of Lenox, Mass, and at The Larchmont in LA. Each meal was a delight, especially at The Larchmont. Friday I also had the joy of trying FARMbloomington with five friends, and it shares top honors. I split the autumn Caesar salad, the salmon, and a side. Every preparation was unique and flavorful, as were my friends' selections. I wish we had this place in San Diego!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Not as good as usual.
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The last few times we've been to FARM, the food hasn't been as good as in the past. They were incredibly busy, as usual, and perhaps this contributes to the food quality. And, parking downtown is awful! Just nowhere to park, regardless of the meters! Just not worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and wonderful!
    karen07
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    An excellent place for those who appreciate fresh, creatively prepared food. We met our nephew, a student at IU there for a weeknight meal. It was hearty enough for him while being elegantly prepared for more discerning tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    ilovefood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I heard about Farm from a friend and it certainly lived up to expectations. All the food was great and the brunch options were fit for all. I will definitely be going back either with friends or family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • llllVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had pizza, roasted green beans and garlic fries for appetizers. Delicious. Main courses we tried were flat iron steak, and the bison burger. Bison burger was overcooked, but the steak was great. Service was a tad slow, so the kitchen brought out another order of garlic fries to many tables. All in all a nice meal. We would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it as always!
    Sanvan
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have always loved FARM and try to go there every time I am in Bloomington. Our dinner was fabulous. Great food, different items and beautiful presentation. My favorite place!! Thanks...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noce Surprise
    AlwaysTrying
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A nice surprise in Bloomington where most of the fare is "chain usual". Great service in a casual atmosphere. Fresh ingredients, creative selection, all prepared well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Ate here twice during visit
    JoyfulVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food was fabulous, as was service. Will definitely return on next visit to Bloomington
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm Fresh
    DeborahVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Sundays are sous chef choice night and we really enjoyed all of our dishes. I am looking forward to returning to try chef Orrs menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, wine, and service.
    DateNiteGuy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Bloomington is blessed with several great restaurants. FarmBloomington is certainly one of them. Great food and wine. Conveniently located right next to the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bright & Cheery Farm-House Dining
    2foodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Breakfast was awesome! We had scrambled eggs, grilled cheddar sausage, home fried potatoes, fresh fruit & biscuits with the most delicious apple butter we've ever tasted. Yummy! We loved the coffee there too. The old fashioned tables and chairs, along with hanging quilts create a wonderful farm-house ambience. They even have bed pans from the olden days hanging on the wall outside of the restrooms. It's feels so authentic in there you could almost here the "cluck clucking" of chickens. The service was wonderful -- prompt and friendly. We can't wait to try out the lunch menu next time we are in town!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    JCS67
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Awesome food, friendly and refined service, fun ambience!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So many outstanding dishes
    Ate2muchagain
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Every single entree (5) was a winner. The vegetable sides had so much flavor and were of the highest quality. The fries had an great mix of flavors set off with a hint of lemon. I will be back time and again to try everything on this menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 530 reviews are from the FARMbloomington reviews archive.
  • Expected better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The presentation of everything from location, ambiance, to food was perfection. The only problem was the food was not as amazing. The filet mignon was fatty, which I wouldn't expect, and had to skip big portions! The fried fish was very bland, and there was no kick to the tarter sauce. I'm gonna give it another shot and order something different to see if I just got unlucky. The desserts seemed right out of a box. Gosh, I wish I had something better to say. It just wasn't my night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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  • Neighborhood Gem
    carolVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Farmbloomington is a great find. The food was amazing and service excellent! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves good food. The garlic french fries with the homemade chipolte ketsup were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing-Not worth the money
    sweetpotato
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We started with the garlic fries, which were good, not spectacular, and the serving was way too large for two people. I had the Eggplant FARMesan, which was an eggplant parmesan (not fried) served with greens. I did not enjoy this dish, but I ate it because it cost $18. The skin was left on the eggplant and the only part I enjoyed was the marinara. My husband had the Lugar burger which was good, but not great. We both agree that Feast makes a much better burger (also with local, organic ingredients). The best part of my meal was the good life salad. We planned on having bread pudding for dessert, but apparently it was still baking at 6 p.m., so we decided to take the check and go elsewhere.
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  • Birthday lunch
    SweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We took my mother here for her 87th birthday and had a pleasant lunch, as usual. The portions for lunch are substantial. Always a great place for a meal of something different.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great farm to table!
    Anna
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was all excellent, we had both dinner and brunch there during our stay. My only issue is that they still serve HFCS laden soda - which made me question how much stuff in the kitchen was not local sourced either. Beyond that the place is great and I 100% support what they are trying to accomplish - farm to table is awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Downtown eatings
    bloomfoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    FARM is a nice addition to downtown eateries. Appreciated that since the Buskirk Chumley play was out a little early that we were seated earlier than our original reservation. Will keep FARM on the mind for a special treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It was a wonderful dining experience. It has become one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great food! We had the pizzas and very tasty. I had daddy chicken. It was a lot of food and very good. I wish it was boneless. It was hard to eat. The salad needed to be served separate from the hot chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration Dinner
    Hoosiers
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The Farm has been on the Bloomington bucket list for a while. Started dinner with two cocktails then ordered appetizers. The Parmesan Garlic Fries are out of this world (Maybe best in the world?). Also, received the fried green tomatoes sliders(2). Both of these appetizers were delicious. We then ordered a pizza (to go) and the Spicy Mushroom Po - Boy. Every dish was excellently put together and the flavors, oh the flavors. Highly recommend either for cocktails and french fries, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe Hagedorn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The Sunday Brunch is always excellent. My wife try to eat at FARMbloomington whenever we stay over after a game. The biscuits are worthy calories and the Bacon Egg Pizza is a must try for anyone who has not been to FARM (worthy calories too). Victor was our server this past Sunday. He was helpful and attentive, without hovering. Good job Victor!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Highly Recommended!
    Annan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We came from Indy for an event in Bloomington with a party of six. Although we couldn't get reservations via Open Table, we took a chance and were surprised to be seated immediately. The food was terrific and the service excellent. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was everything we had hoped! We have heard nothing but good things about FARM and were so excited to finally try it out. The night we went, the entire menu was made up and prepared by the Sous chefs and did not disappoint. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Lousy Service
    NLS60614VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    After a 53 minute wait for our meals, and a good 10-15 for each round of (inconsistent) cocktails, we were happily surprised with the quality of our brunch. Unfortunately, the service was so poor that we question whether we would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Special treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We don't get to Bloomington for dinner often, so when we do, FARM is my destination of choice. I love the colorful, creative decor- "FARM FUN" but not country and relaxed atmosphere. We had an excellent waiter informative, helpful but concise. I had the wild mushroom and sweet pea risotto which was creamy and delicious, topped with a little crunchy bacon or some type of yummy fat for a hint of saltiness. My husband enjoyed the pizza which has pleasantly thin crust topped with goat cheese and banana peppers - nice lightly spicy combination. When we asked what time the restaurant opened the next morning for coffee, our waiter bragged on their excellent house blend and brought us a sample - nice touch!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • dels
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    three of us had trout it was very good. excellent bread pudding
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crammed in for poor service
    rhinoman
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our table was inches from our neighbors in a linear arrangement on a Saturday night. I was closer to the guy next to me than to my wife, sitting across the table. Food was good but too heavily spiced, peppered and salted for my wife. Service was very slow due to our waiter training another. He was so distracted we were not offered desert and we were in the mood for it to neutralize the spicy food. We went for desert and coffee elsewhere.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Mother's Day Dinner
    KevinMDVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was a fun find down in Bloomington, IN for Mother's Day. The food was good, but a bit pricey for the experience. My pork loin was tasty and unique, but my wife's beef filet was a bit overcooked. The fries and bread pudding were outstanding. The service was good, but could use some refinement.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch Prix Fixe Menu Sad
    IUin3
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We are a big fan of Farm and have had many lovely meals there, however we were disappointed with the Graduation Brunch menu. The options were limited and did not include some of the menu favorites - and most importantly did not include ANY choices for the meat and potatoes diner - which put a damper on our family meal!! We've done prix fixe during restaurant week in Miami and Grand Rapids, and always felt we were getting great value and delicious choices. This was not the case on Saturday - our food was served lukewarm and had to be reheate (at $25 one expects better quality and presentation) and we were at our table 15 minutes or more before our drinks were served -
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.