FARMbloomington
FARMbloomington

FARMbloomington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.farm-bloomington.com/
  • Phone: 8123230002
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked
FARMbloomington reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (27)great for brunch (17)special occasion (13)good for groups (12)great for lunch (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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!
    Special Features:
    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
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 518 reviews are from the FARMbloomington reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Dinner
    KevinMD
    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 -
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going downhill fast
    Notafoodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We went for the special graduation night dinner, which set us back about $80 each, including a round of drinks, but not the tip. The food was not even close to adequate for that amount of money in Bloomington. An overdressed tiny salad with one little shred of fennel, then my chicken was so dry I could not eat it. The DOG had trouble choking it down when I took it home. My wife's beef/noodle special was no better than what you could make at home from canned ingredients. Service was random - lot of lost-looking servers wandering around, but our server was mostly missing until it was time to pay. We have given Farm a lot of chances - it was once one of the best places in town, but this was the last straw. Never again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was lacking
    otterladyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We ate at FARM during IU's graduation weekend and, as expected, they were really busy. We had problems with service in that we were eating our appetizer when our deserts were delivered. I had a soft drink and asked for a refill which never came. I think the servers were just overwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Great Ambience
    KassiG
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We ate here before a show at the Bluebird. It is such a cool place, the décor, the people-we absolutely loved it and wish that there was one up here in Indianapolis. We shared the French Fries and the flank steak entrée and of course some cake. The portions were generous and I recommend sampling the local beers and strange as it may sound, the lemonade. It was so satisfying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hit the Spot
    Clif
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Our first time at FARMbloomington. Nice selection of beers and wine. Loud on a Friday evening. Fun, eclectic crowd. Whimsical decorations. Food was good, but not quite as good as I expected based on word of mouth from friends. We'll return, but we'll keep our expectations more realistic.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VARIED EXPERIENCES
    KLMALIN
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Booked reservations for a birthday luncheon; they were ready to seat us upon arrival - Great! Ordered the garlic fries; they were out in a flash and delicious - Great! Ordered meals and they arrived in an expedient fashion - Great! Pasta dish and pizza were very good, as usual - Great! Chicken was not up to par with previous visits... coating was burnt and altered the taste negatively - Poor! Had plans after lunch, so had to decline the waitresses offer to bring more chicken out - Great customer service,though! Waitress brought a free dessert for the table to share, as 2 of us had obviously not enjoyed our meals - Very nice! Sad that the birthday boy had a bad meal, but we will be back, as food quality at this venue is typically excellent!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Updated Hoosier faves
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Farm does very nice updated versions of traditional local dishes. I love that idea and appreciate Chef Orr's flavor choices.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I was there on a very busy day and despite that the service was very good. Waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Food was excellent! Ambiance is fun!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joseph
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Very good wine at a reasonable price, the food however is a little overpriced.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time in Bloomington...
    threegoofygirls
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We had a recommendation to eat here from a parent of an IU student. Great idea. We were able to add 2 more people to our reservation with no problem and our service was excellent. The cocktails were fun and inspired as well as the menu. Delicious and fresh, we will definitely return if our daughter makes IU her college choice. Sure hope she does :)
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent first date spot
    Hommedemode
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    As long as you're adventurous, FARM has something for you. The hummus or garlic fries are a great starter. She had the risotto which was fantastic. Good consistency and flavor. I had the cowboy filet with ghost pepper, good heat and the meat was cooked smack on medium rare. Dessert was a perfect finish, the meringue was unlike anything I'd ever had. Very light and sweet. Perfect for when you're full, but can't pass up a treat. I highly recommend this to everyone who has the chance to go to FARM.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What you'd expect
    belgaschuVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    FARM is a great place in downtown Bloomington. It is very much a lazy Sunday brunch kinda place. The food is well prepared and tasty. The only thing is they are so busy, the service is a little slow. Everytime we've wanted to go there, the lines were out the door. I recommend making reservations!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Bummer
    Minnieny74
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    My husband and I showed up to celebrate his birthday at one of our Bloomington favorites, but right after we ordered appetizers, he got deathly ill. The staff handled it so graciously. The pastry chef presented the beautiful and delicious birthday cake we had ordered all boxed up for us to take home and the waitress rushed a to-go order for me to eat later (which also was delicious). We will definitely be back to celebrate properly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Reservations allowed us to walk past dozens waiting for a delightful brunch. We had cocktail specials, great entrees and a fantastic dessert. Very reasonable, funky farm house decor, great server, and lots of young people having a great time. Can't beat it. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of Bloomington
    Ronak
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This is probably Bloomington's best all-around restaurant. That's saying a lot, because there's plenty of competition! You'll never be disappointed in the food, the service is great, and Chef Orr will always have a surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.