FARMHOUSE Tavern
FARMHOUSE Tavern

FARMHOUSE Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://farmhousehospitality.tumblr.com/
  • Phone: (416) 561-9114
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Small Mid-Day Menu: Saturday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

    Dinner: Thursday - Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
    *Buck-A-Shuck Oysters 5-6pm Sunday nights.
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Tom Wade
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private "HUNT CAMP' room seats 9-12ppl at one high top table.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Edwin
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: You can park Edwin on our North/South street, or on North side of Dupont East of the restaurant.
A word from FARMHOUSE Tavern
Serving #FARMHOUSEhospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of #FARMdrivenFOOD. Pouring Ontario craft brews + artisanal VQA.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
FARMHOUSE Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (69)fit for foodies (64)great for brunch (44)hot spot (22)great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (16)notable wine list (10)special occasion (9)romantic (8)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • amazing brunch in the junction
    NickSVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Can't go wrong with brunch here. Pretty amazing quality food and friendly service. Bustling. Make reservations. Everything looks great on the short brunch menu. On the pricey side but they have little competition in the area. Worth a trip to the Junction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Farmhouse Tavern!
    RachaelRobert
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    It is one of our favourite restaurants in the city. The food is amazing and always fresh. The cocktails are delish and the service is always friendly and fun. If you are a party of 2 people, we recommend sitting at the oyster bar. You can watch the kitchen, and get a sneak peek at all the dishes being served. If you are 4 or more order the Big Bird or the Big Pig!!! Trust me!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great food and very kid friendly service. Best meal I've had in a while. We had the trout, rabbit gnocchi, burger, and rib eye. Waitress was friendly, funny,and excellent with our evil two year old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great neigborhood restaurant with attentive knowlegeable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find in the neiborhood!
    chany
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Wonderful food, excellent service! A culinary experience worth gold!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food, atmosphere, service
    craigarVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Happy, fun, casual atmosphere created by the decor and very friendly, helpful staff. I never order burgers, but so glad I ordered this one - best burger I've ever had. Foie gras bacon, duck egg, and the patty was the best, most flavorful ever. Spectacular. Better than ribeye! The 14oz. 50 day-aged ribeye may be the best steak i’ve ever had. And i've tried most of the top steakhouses in town (mostly disappointing). Crispy on outside, melt in your mouth inside, tasty seasoning, and a bit of duck fat (?) on top. Mmmm. The veg harvest was also fantastic. Variety of smoked veggies - book choy, onions, in a squash. Everything should be smoked like this. Delicious! Chocolate pudding was great. Smoked ham hock bread pudding was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    lovesteak
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was really delicious and our server was lovely! We will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Anniversary Party
    Spiderman
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were two couples celebrating our anniversaries. We had an amazing time!! The food and service was excellent. We would all come back for more. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food but over priced
    Foody
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed the meal but the food was overpriced for what was offered. For example the 14 oz steak dinner came with only Brussel sprouts and cost $40. Side dishes were not available for purchase. No bread and butter at the table. Wine list is extensive but overpriced. No option for a house wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    RonyMom
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My daughter and I booked both dinner and brunch reservations at Farmhouse Tavern. We were not disappointed from the appetizer to our mains and then desserts. Likewise, brunch was wonderful as well and my daughter greatly enjoyed the strawberry pancakes. We will definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kalyani
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We enjoyed our brunch very much -- fun place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Meatlovers
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love this place. Cosy, always friendly staff and always great food. Neat cocktails. Impressive brunch. They're simple yet dishes are impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girlatdovercourt
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was good, especially the appetizer (toffeed apple with sausages. Outstanding). We ordered the prime-rib steak and a pork belly. Whilst the steak was good, the pork belly was, alas, overdone and hence, a bit dry. Another facet of the restaurant was that the service was slightly waning once we were seated. We were ignored by servers for a full 10 minutes until we flagged someone down for attention. After assigning a server to our table, the service was solid, but first impressions count: no patron shalt be ignored once seated. Overall, it was a fairly positive experience, but my experience with FH is that something is slightly amiss w/each of my visits. Last time, it was the cheap hamburger bun and soupy peach crumble...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for carnivores
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We've been here before for their great brunch, but this was our first time for dinner. We enjoyed the ploughman's platter with the addition of the double foie gras. It's everything you would expect, and the hunter's sausage was very good. The only concern was that the duck leg confit was a bit overdone, and thus dried out/crispy. We also enjoyed the dry-aged ribeye, perfect temperature and char on the outside. The shortribs gnudi was also very delicious, though perhaps we overdid it on the meat courses. The server was very nice and attentive without being bothersome. Overall a fun experience, and we'd definitely go back. In fact, the next night we tried out their sister restaurant, Farmer's daughter and also had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch!
    Yumnation
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    A friend and I attended FARMHOUSE Tavern for brunch on a Saturday. Luckily it wasn't very busy so we managed to get a table outside in the sunshine. The hostess was great and gave us a run down twice of the menu as we both couldn't decide on what to get. Service was great, the food was good, a little more on the pricey side, but I didn't mind paying for the great quality and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Chef
    Eater
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    interesting taste layers, thought-provoking dish names like in the case of Mother and Child Union where duck leg meets duck egg, awesome salad dressing, duck to die for. service is slow, not responsive. no wifi for customers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch!
    ADMM
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Small menu but everything was delicious! Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the Trip
    constructivecritic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I got here from Buffalo. My friends met me from NYC. We were very happy. It's the kind of small, locally sourced menu and laid back vibe I love. The beer was great, the wine was great, the food was great, the room was fun. It's a bit of a haul from downtown Toronto but you get to see lots of the city getting there and a neighborhood you wouldn't necessarily get to otherwise as a visitor to the city. Go here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. Antonio is an excellent server. Go to Farmhouse Tavern and see for yourself. The food is delicious, imaginative, and carefully sourced and sourced. The decor is whimsical and comfortable. We loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Edwin and Dupont
    jimmer8
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I was impressed with the welcome, the service, the food and the atmosphere. If I lived in TO, I would be back and often. The atmosphere is unique, the service complete and surprisingly fast but I didn't feel rushed and the presentation was excellent. I had the trout which was impeccably prepared and the wine selection by my waiter appropriate. As soon as I walked in, I felt welcome and that feeling continued throughout my meal and the send off was equally gracious. A pleasant hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best eggs benny ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food and wait staff were excellent! The owner or host had a bit of an attitude which was not appreciated by myself or my party.. Otherwise, great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale farm feeling in Toronto
    Pete
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We have heard a couple of times about Farmhouse Tavern and were very curious when going there. Overall, we were not disappointed. This place has a great mixture of down-to-earth easy going junction style (clothes and approach of service) to absolutely excellent and innovative food while sticking to countryside classics. We have never been to a place like this and will definitely come back. Impressing also the open kitchen with many busy men working in it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I liked this place overall. I found the food pretty bland. I ordered the vegetable harvest plate, which was mostly just a plain roasted squash. I don't recommend it. My friends got the trout, and it was plain but very fresh. The peach cobbler was great. We really enjoyed the ambiance and the outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    cannedfresh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had the platter and the rabbit pasta. Mains are not really shareable size but the platter was perfect. Everything had rich flavours and the ambience was cozy. Perfect service with knowledgable servers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    AmandaB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Plain and simple, this restaurant has few but great options. Always tasty and love that it's a neighbourhood gem! Eggs Benny and strawberry pancakes sensational!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • silver8deer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Both food and service were amazing. Interesting cocktails and a good Ontario wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Fantastic Food
    F1nK
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was top notch. Though they do not have a kids menu the kitchen accommodated us very we'll. Food was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    SatisfiedDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    never disappointed - we love this place - took some friends for brunch on Sunday August 16th, 2014 and now they are hooked! Keep up the excellent work.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in the junction
    Surenity82
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great little place in the Junction. Great to know that ingredients are locally sourced. Very chill vibe but something elegant about the atmosphere. Had the Barnyard Burger and Ploughman's Platter. Overall, looking forward to going again. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 71 reviews are from the FARMHOUSE Tavern reviews archive.
  • Great brunch spot
    Subecky
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Recently had brunch on a Sunday for a group of six and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The space is quite nice although the cowhide benches aren't the most comfortable when wearing shorts or a skirt. The brunch menu may be limited but everything on it was delicious. Pancakes were great but the order was somewhat small. Great burger, great eggs benny, great house bacon, and their coffee is great too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always
    jnmke
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Farmhouse Tavern has become one of our favourite spots in town for a special meal. Casual vibe, but spectacular food that takes full advantage of fresh ingredients and the flavours added by the smoker. The fish dish was one of the best pieces of fish that I have had in years. Possibly too salty for some, but it was reminiscent of the very best grilled fish that I have had in Japan, complemented by a vegetable puree and other garnishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Brunch
    KKScheid
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Farmhouse was outstanding - delicious food, super cute atmosphere. Had birthday brunch with my parents... everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Staff were very accommodating of food allergies, provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Waitresses was great. Great service. Food was overpriced for what you get. Pretty mediocre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highs and Lows
    chew20
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The only reason i might go back is for the burger. The duck 3 ways was overrated. The farmers plough could have used more than the 2 meager bread wedges. We asked for extra bread- needed it for the pate. P.S. I like to eat my few rashes of bacon with some bread as well. We were charged an extra $1.00 for 2 more meager bread wedges. A total scam! If you are going to advertise your dish as a FARMERS whatever, remember FARMERS have big appetites. I expect to see some more bread. I hate to harp on it but accompaniments to food have to be thoughtful. This wasn't. The pickled veggies were wilted. Rib eye wasn't cooked as order & when it was refired, the sides were missing! By they time they came back, our rib eye was cold. Sides looked less too!
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  • Would be better with easy fixes
    mgfr
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Brunch menu too small IMHP. We had the eggs benedict w pork belly & eggs in a nest. Both were v tasty, v pretty and reasonably well-priced, but portions were v small; we left hungry. What's with the literally quarter-sized piece of pork belly under each of my eggs, one of which was entirely hard, rubbery fat? I asked the server if such small pieces of pork are usual and she said "yes" and walked away. Maybe my complaint was too nicely (or passive-aggressively) expressed, but walking away is never a response to a customer's polite irritation. And I get the farmhouse aesthetic is "keeping it real", but those hard scratchy concrete patio tables have to go. Plus, rethink firing up the smoker during service - I had to shower when I got home.
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  • buns
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service was very friendly and casual. Really good. Food was interesting and delicious. Staff was very interested in feedback BUT quite pricey! Restaurant is very low key really like a neighbourhood restaurant until the bill arrives. Now we'll go for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun times!
    laurinkim1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    we celebrated our anniversary there this weekend. The food was fantastic. We loved the tzaziki with the lamb, the fish was perfect, and the staff was a lot of fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and we'll be back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    V555
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Wasn't anything great. Ribeye came out undercooked and just tasted weird, and ploughmans platter was overpriced and not good at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just okay
    DecadeVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great service, fantastic presentation but ultimately the flavour wasn't there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting and innovative, but....
    npzFLVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    While the food was very good, the menu choices are very limited. If you like what's there, great. Otherwise, not so much. The decor on the patio is great. Car and tractor parts used as wall planters and table bases. But the idea of using concrete patio slabs as tabletops really does not work due to the textured non slip side of the stone. The restaurant's smoker is at the south end of the patio, and although we were not sitting near it (and others were right next to it) we still came home smelling like we had been on a canoe trip. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate