Farmstead Table
Farmstead Table

Farmstead Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.farmsteadtable.com/
  • Phone: (617) 928-6000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch served Tuesday-Friday, 11-3
    Brunch on Saturday, 11-3
    Brunch on Sunday, 10-3
    Dinner Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 5-9
    open until 10 on Friday and Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Burns
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar
  • Special Events: please contact Ericka Curley, ericka@farmsteadtable.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Across from the Newton Centre stop on the D line
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Metered lots are located at Beacon St., Cypress St., and Pleasant St. in Newton Centre. On-street parking is also available.
A word from Farmstead Table
Opened in 2012, Farmstead Table blends French technique and new world innovation in a classic American country kitchen. Inspired by local farmers, our culinary team believes that fresh and pure ingredients don’t need too much tinkering and can speak for themselves. The innovative food is complemented by lively cocktails, domestic craft brews, and finely curated wines. A soothing design and intimate dining area provide a relaxed feel, while our staff delivers polished, yet approachable service. We are dedicated to being actively involved our community, contributing sustainable, responsibly sourced product and knowledge, and in doing so, establishing ourselves as a place for its members to gather.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Farmstead Table reviews from OpenTable diners
170 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (128)fit for foodies (121)great for lunch (55)great for brunch (32)special occasion (31)romantic (16)good for groups (9)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great
    EatOutALot
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Locally sourced and gourmet. Delicious and unusual selections that are not over-the-top eclectic. Eat the popovers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oppi328VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We had eaten both lunch and dinner at Farmstead Table, but we enjoyed brunch there for the first time on Sunday. I ordered a salad with roast chicken on top. It had goat cheese and apples in it, too, and it was delicious. My husband ordered the brussel sprout quiche, and he enjoyed it very much. I had a glass off resh squeezed juice that was a combination of orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime. As a special treat, we also split the homemade blintzes which were the best blintzes I have ever eaten! We highly recommend Farmstead Tabke for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheerful Brunch Spot
    FigburreraVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food was tasty, substantial, and reasonably priced. The restaurant setting is simple but pleasant. Overall it's a very nice way to start a week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do good Eat good
    sayThatAGAINVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great concept. Fresh food. Happy waitress. Cold but tasty grilled cheese
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tea for four
    HSF1
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My friends and I tried out the new tea service at farmstead. Wonder baked Brie, lemon tarte, scone with clotted cream. They let us sit for hours. Wonderful service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Recent dining experience
    Eatout
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We've eaten at Farmsted Table 4 times. Our first dining experience was great. I've noticed a deterioration in service and quality of food preparation. It's unfortunate as our first dining experience was so good
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Farm in the City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Wonderful lunch with great flavored food, serene atmosphere. They now serve afternoon tea also. Gracious dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FridaynightlightsVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was great. We all enjoyed dinner and would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    SRGK
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We've eaten at Farmstead before, and this was the first disappointing experience we've had. Our server was inattentive, but one of her colleagues noted it and came to our rescue. The cocktails were excellent, but things went downhill from there. It is a limited menu to start with, and they were out of the two entrees we wanted at 8:30 on a Friday night. The two we had--the game hen and the pork chop--were good, but nothing special. To top off our experience, we ordered the baked chocolate pudding, which the menu says must be ordered 20 minutes in advance, suggesting that it is made fresh. It arrived at the table dried out, perhaps because it had been cooked some time ago and then reheated. Here's hoping this was just a bad night.
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  • Excellent food and service...but
    Love2EatOutVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Went for lunch recently. The food is amazing (specials + standard fare). The server was great however the space is very confined and the acoustics not great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good lunch menu
    shelleybelly
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Like the menu, the food was fresh and tasty, a little overpriced. Server did good job of attending to a very crowded room. Would try again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GoodFoodMattersVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    What a find even with the challenge of finding a parking space! The food was awesome - flavors I didn't know existed in the butternut squash soup - heavenly. Although I am aghast at the portions typically served up at many American restaurants, Farmstead could err on the side of slightly increasing portions - mostly wanted to enjoy a few more bites of the delectable offerings! Service was very friendly and attentive ; the space is bright and cheery even on a very gray, rainy day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very good loal restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Farmstead Table is consistently good with creative cuisine that is fairly priced. An excellent neighborhood venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find in Newton Center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The basics: excellent food, I would have given 4.5 stars if possible (mushy spaghetti squash tasted good but texture was off putting) - beautiful vegetables, perfect rib eye steak, delicious pork. Brandade fritter and onion rings were 5 star plus. Service attentive, knowledgeable. It was a quiet night, so noise level was not a problem. Decor simple and soothing. They serve tea in the afternoons! Must try. Beyond the basics: Newton Center was always a puzzle - leaving aside diner food and pizza, every restaurant was mediocre. No more! This place is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • A farmstead twist on comfort
    LisaJohnson
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Good wine & beer list, the spelt bread they brought to the table was fantastic. We both had the pork chops which were cooked tender and juicy and loved the butternut squash as a side. The Apple tart had a touch of lemon which elevated the dish, fantastic all around. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great
    pattidVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Farmstead Table is probably our favorite restaurant in Newton. We're clearly not the only ones -- it's a hard reservation to get! We've had great dinners there several times, but this was our first brunch and it was outstanding. Creative, fresh, delicious. The only downside in our mind is how close the tables are together -- they certainly make the most of the space, but you're often practically rubbing elbows with your neighbors. The noise level, however, is somehow well-managed. The food keeps us going back, and the service is always friendly and attentive but not intrusive. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always a very enjoyable dining experience. Very good food and a lovely, relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect
    CriticM
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Good service and wine recommendation. Main courses are perfectly cooked - delicious and fresh with seasonal vegetables; nice texture and combination of ingredients - I will give a five stars to the main courses. The desert bread pudding is just a little dry -like muffin but the sweetness is just right not overly sweet. Really enjoy the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had dinner at Farmstead the other night and the food never disappoints. I had the poussin and my friend had the salmon. Both entrees were delicious. One of my favorite spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    lisad
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    been here twice in the last few months. the food is very good. small menu but good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty BLTs
    grandmother
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Three of our party of four had the BLTs with fries. The bacon was thick and crunchy, and the mayo a bit spicy, but delicious. The sandwiches were ample; if we'd known how large, two of us could have split one. Nevertheless, each of us managed to eat our entire sandwich. It was noisy at the beginning of our lunch, but we moved our heads closer to the table center and managed just fine to hear one another.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hooked
    Dinewithfriends
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My only hesitation in providing this review is I'd like to keep this place a secret....I've been here numerous times and have always had a great experience - .food, timing, friendliness of wait staff. Menu choice and updates with the season keep it fresh. My hats off to farmstead. I encourage you to visit - be careful you may become hooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    winegeekVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We at lunch here, and though it is a tad expensive, it was worth every penny.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    steveVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    My roasted vegetable dish was dry and tasteless. The kale salad was bad. We had a business client with us and her food was not good to her either. They did offer free dessert which we didn't really want since we were trying to eat healthy.
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  • delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    the food was so delicious and fresh. the ambience was just right for a quiet lunch...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Solid quality food
    RICHVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Service was odd; not sure who was doing the serving; bartender, waitress, host?? Similar comments as other diners and the service was very slow. Food was great as always. Wine list is far too limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great place for brunch.
    richardtisinger
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I asked my granddaughter who is a freshman at Boston College to find a place for us to have brunch the morning we were to visit her on our trip to Boston. Happily she found Farmstead. The ambience is bright and cheerful. The service is attentive and knowledgable . I would describe the food as traditional brunch with an innovative twist. I had scrambled eggs with cheese and jalapenos. Plus the little village of Newton where it is locate is very charming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Newton star
    Katrinka
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We have always found Farmstead Table to be a warm, inviting, not-too- noisy restaurant. The vegetarian entrees are really creative and delicious. Service has always been very good, and the wines delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parking was difficult
    71Lincoln
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Was frustrating and hard to find parking during the lunch hour in Newton Centre. Once we made it in, the initial welcoming was cool. Our waiter was kind attentive. I told him I had a lactose intolerance just incase I chose an item that had lactose that I wouldn't be aware of. We had a BLT with salad. The presentation was excellent as was the sandwhich and the salad. Unfortunatly, the bread was toasted with butter, so I had to send it back and get plain bread. We weren't pressured to leave and enjoyed the time we spent there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant!
    ETPhillipsVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We love this restaurant! The food is wonderful, the staff is great, the owner/chef will come out to say hello. We go there often and each time the food is amazing. We always get the popovers, the baked bread is fabulous and the wine is interesting and delicious. I had the kale salad, fried brussel sprouts, and the hen. Really wonderful. I am looking forward to my next meal there. A wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find.
    Ew327
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Farmstead Table was a great find. We were looking for a restaurant in Newton on Open Table and this came up. Would definitely recommend. Great food (appetizers to dessert) and great service. Our waiter was very personable. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food in the neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food at Farmstead Table is consistently delicious. We have never been disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Addition to Newton Center
    BKap
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very pleasant semi-farmhouse type atmosphere. The broccoli appetizer was incredible, and our steaks and fish were very good as well. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very attentive without being intrusive, and just very pleasant.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but did not meet expectations
    ZtaKEDVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a party of 6 that included one vegetarian and 2 dedicated carnivores so we had a reasonable spectrum of selections from the menu. First, the service was very good. Attentive and not overbearing. Wait staff very pleasant. No problems there. The food was good but not to a level that would have met my expectations. Nothing wrong but just not quite there. The only issue was the generous serving of salt with the french fries but that was rapidly corrected to our satisfaction without question or issue. The group was polled the next day and the consensus was an overall '4.' Try it, you may like it. As we live out of state, we will probably move along.
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  • Soup excellent; grilled cheese OK
    BusyWorkMom40s
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Soup outstanding. Grilled cheese was oily bread and did not notice any cheese, just pesto. High quality green tea but cup was sosmall cup, had to ask for hot water 2more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • You won't be disappointed!
    Foodie007
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Top-notch food, service, decor. Can't be beat. Farmstead Table is always reliably good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fresh foods
    NellVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I like being able to order either half or full portions for some dishes. Half portion sizes are entirely ade
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Ladies Lunch
    DJC555VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Another birthday lunch treat. My guest loved it. Food fresh and consistent. Another enjoyable quiet lunch. Great grilled fish of the day!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Simple simply amazing food
    Jollieduck
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I ordered a brioche french toast that was garnished with figs that I drizzled real Vermont maple syrup over, and it was so simple yet perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very fresh food from farm to table type - nice presentation and very relaxed atmosphere. A fabulous burger
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate