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Farmhouse Tavern - Chicago
Farmhouse Tavern - Chicago

Farmhouse Tavern - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.farmhousechicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 280-4960
  • Hours of Operation: Kitchen Hours:
    Monday-Wednesday 11am-10pm
    Thursday-Friday 11am-11pm
    Saturday 10am-11pm
    Sunday 10am-10pm

    Bar Hours:
    Sunday-Monday 11am-12am
    Tuesday-Friday 11am-2am
    Saturday 10am-2pm

    We will be offering a Tavern Menu from 3-4pm Saturday and Sundays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Eric Mansavage
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Farmhouse can accommodate private groups up to 70
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate groups up to 70 in a cocktail party setting; a seated group of 40 in our second floor space. Our private dining space has a private bar and restrooms. Coat check is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Gentile (312) 280-4960

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Franklin
  • Public Transit: We are right under the Chicago Avenue Brown Line Stop. The 66 bus stops in front of Farmhouse.

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plentiful street parking, some of it free within a couple of blocks
A word from Farmhouse Tavern - Chicago
Farmhouse is a Midwestern Craft Tavern focused on delivering warm hospitality, great beer and wonderful food in a comfortable neighborhood setting in the heart of River North. Focused on the Midwest, Farmhouse offers 28 beers on draft, 24 from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. We feature local artisanal liquors and a cocktail program created by Adam Seger.

The menu ingredients are harvested from local farmers and change with the Midwestern seasons. Farmhouse offers locally sourced, pastured raised burgers, cuts their our own fries and makes almost everything from scratch on premise. We are a green tavern. 85% of the building materials, furniture and fixtures were salvaged from an abandoned factory on the South Side.

Much of the seating at Farmhouse consists of community tables, seating between eight and ten guests, encouraging a convivial atmosphere. Please be aware that smaller parties are often seated at community tables.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I've been here for a weekday lunch and weekend brunch. Both times the food was awesome. Guess I have to try dinner next..."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The burger was not very good The tomato-melon salad was great"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "While the atmosphere was great, and unique.. the food was underwhelming. not a lot of spice, (basic salt and pepper). All the food is local fare, which could be great.. but again a lot of the flavor was missing. We ordered the cheese curds, burger , salad and side of baked mac/cheese. my husband got the shrimp dish- it came out raw, and then the manager came over to let us know we were in the wrong, and that- that is how the shrimp is to be cooked. the second dish came back- fully cooked. not the best service, or food.. but the decor is amazing!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I really like this restaurant and have been there three times. I went when it first opened and then again recently. The food is always excellent and a great place to go when visiting the midwest for staple midwest food and drink. Also the wait staff is very nice. I am giving the restaurant 3 stars though because it took a long time to get our drinks when it wasn't very busy. Also, our food came out as we were ordering wine for dinner. It seemed a little unorganized. We were obviously looking to enjoy our meal and it felt rushed. They also sat us at a table that wasn't ready (and way to close to the tables next to us)."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Was very excited for farmhouse, but ended up incredibly disappointed in the food. We had the farmhouse salad -- it tasted like leaves with salt water. We also had the trout, which was bland, and the fish and chips. The fried fish was soggy and the ketchup tasted like BBQ sauce (but not in a good way). Even if it weren't pricey, I would been underwhelmed by the food but a $100 dinner for two should be more delicious. One caveat -- the more traditional meat dishes may be better thought out than the fish options."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The service was phenomenal, and the food was great as well."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had a group of 4 and were in a rush to get to a show so they were very great about that. Great food. Great service."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A terrific server made the great food at Farmhouse even better!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was FANTASTIC (especially the peas & carrots and the grilled pork). Mary's a great server, personable and accommodating."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Incredible farm to table freshness and wonderful atmosphere. Quaint and romantic for two and large enough to be enjoyed by groups of any size. Place is a hidden gem!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The server, as well as all other staff members, were very knowledgeable about the menu items and great at describing them. The food was excellent! The restaurant is smaller than I had anticipated, which lent a cozy, more homey vibe to the restaurant. Some of the tables are a bit closer to each other than is standard so if you're not comfortable with that, I would recommend taking your order to go (food is worth it!). Server was a bit slow, but could easily have been an off day."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I ordered a burger and the first one wasn't done right but the entire staff did everything to ensure that I was accommodated and my meal was made correct. Awesome atmosphere, great staff. Small but roomy."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Fun Spot. Great food and excellent drinks. Everything fresh and local and it tastes like it! Great burger, excellent steaks and the salads are really something. Feeling sinful, try the fried cheese curds! Cocktails are really wonderfully crafted from unique local ingredients. A Keeper!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "If you're looking for local food and drinks, give the Farmhouse a shot. While visiting we met done friends there and had a wonderful dinner. The beer selection had a lot of local options. The the food was great, and the service was on point."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We have dined here numerous times and have never been disappointed. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The menu changes seasonally and everything is well prepared and presented. We especially enjoy the selection of craft beers. Farmhouse is a great spot for a delicious meal."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Farmhouse never disappoints. Great service, combined with tasty food and an extensive drinks menu, makes this one of my favorite neighborhood spots."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food, servers who know what they're talking about, and a good setting for talking and for groups. The food was wonderful, the cheese curds were great and the sauces they came in were delicious, the salads and the burgers according to my friends were on point, and filleted trouts was delicious. I love fish with the head on, and they did a great job filleting the fish."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed this farm-to-table restaurant. Menu choices were creative, delicious and the serving staff was very friendly and helpful with recommendations. I tried one of the local white wines and was pleased with its flavor and balance."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "BLT Bloodies are out of control. Man v Food destination for good reason!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Definitely worth returning. Casual atmosphere but not out of place when I dressed up. Great food and great beer selection! My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was fantastic. We shared an appetizer and our entrée and were each able to eat dessert!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was fantastic! I recommend the cheese curds, bone-in pork chop and fish and chips. All were delicious!!!! Service was ok. Not sure if it's their "gig" or not, but our waiter didn't seem very happy to be there or take care of us. We were a group of 7 so maybe they just like smaller tables. I'm not sure I'd go back for this reason, but the food might entice me, it was really good, it's what prompted me to give it a four star rating."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had a great time with at The Farmhouse. The food was awesome. My only complaint - we had a reservation, but we sat way in the back...by the bathrooms. :("
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Service was great but food (e.g., hamburger) was a bit bland and rather average"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The wait person seemed very inexperienced. The pacing was poor and he came off as condescending. Somehow he seemed to think that because we had never been to this restaurant, we didn't know what organic or locally sourced food was. He wasn't familiar with several of the items on the menu. He seemed much more concerned with turning over our table than with providing us with good or even useful service. The food was very good, but not earth shattering. The whole experience was a bit annoying and pretentious. They are not good enough to have earned that kind of attitude."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Simple yet slightly different comfort food. Wish it were quieter. Great beer list. The Amish chicken is still my favorite. Moist flavorful without overdone seasonings."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was great and I really liked the ambiance. The cheese curds were amazing and I loved the dipping sauce. I also had the steak breakfast sandwich and it was delicious. Lots of yummy brunch options. Haven't had dinner but everything was so good I look forward to coming back and trying dinner. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We went there for an early dinner - 6PM. I made the reservation for 3 people, but we had four. They said they could accommodate us, but it would have to be at a communal table. It was totally fine and there was still space between us and the other group, but it was a bit odd as all of the other tables around us were empty for the entire time we were there. It wasn't an issue, but it was a bit strange. Food and service was great. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was simple, flavorful and local! Great decor and the menu delivered delicious mix of food for all palates!!! So happy we came;)"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We were looking for a last minute place to eat and found the Farmhouse via Open Table. We were not disappointed- the food was great, the server was helpful and friendly (David) and the atmosphere is pretty cool. My husband had the burger (which was really good especially the fries) and I had the steak special- melted in my mouth. Everything was really good from the cheese platter app to the bread pudding dessert! Good thing we had to walk home. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A small but tasty menu. Service was perfect. Staff takes pride!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Can't say enough about our experience at Farmhouse Tavern. I'm a Chicagoan always looking for new places to try and Farmhouse did not disappoint. Wonderful food and spirits sourced locally. Sam, our waiter, was great. Great atmosphere. I'll be returning. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "If you're going to wash tables with a spray bottle, don't hold the spray bottle two feet above the table. You'll spray the customers sitting adjacent to the dirty table. Luckily our food wasn't on our table as our meals would have been sprayed, but instead we were. I'll go back again, just not pleased with this brunch visit."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The group enjoyed a perfect spring night outside on the patio. The food was great, but our waiter seemed a little rushed. The special root beer was amazing! And the cheese curds... as always."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "this was my 3rd time back to farmhouse tavern and it didn't disappoint!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "I wouldn't say it was the best thing ever but the food was very good. I like the whole local thing as well"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great atmosphere. As good for a date night as it is for a girls' brunch. And anything in between. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We were disappointed that there were only two of us so we could not try more items on the menu. All locally-sourced, great twist on classic American dining. Very good and extensive local beer menu as well."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great neighborhood place. Mac and cheese was awesome. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food was outstanding-fresh and cooked to perfection! Sam was very attentive to our every need!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The cocktails are unique and interesting Food is tasty and well presented The waitress rocked It is a bit off the beating path but do go Summer outdoor dining just expect the noise of chicago ave... Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014