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Farmstead Table
Farmstead Table

Farmstead Table Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "I considered not writing this review, knowing it might hurt my chances at a reservation, but could not help myself. Simply put, Farmstead Table is the best restaurant in Newton. The menu is more creative than the competition, and presents diners more of a variety week-to-week. If you are looking for great food in a nice, unpretentious atmosphere, this is it. We recently had roast hen and salmon, and both were wonderful. The wine list is excellent, and they even have a nice range of microbrews that match the food well. The restaurant is directly across from the T, so easy to come to from Brookline and Boston."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "salads always change with the season and always very good and creative. Vegetables sides always something new and tasty. entrees very good (beef and trout). great service, small restaurant, nice & simple, adult atmosphere. unfortunately, no espresso; just coffee."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the swordfish special. Tables are very close together."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We went last night for my big birthday. I had requested a romantic table - they offerred me this little table near the door that was too tight for us- when other bigger tables were available. We asked to sit at the bigger table in the back since it was my birthday- which I told the hotess- much better. The food was ok- the game hen was dry and the veggies bland. The morrel mushrooms were definitely reconstituted and the fish seemed to have been previously frozen. The mushroom app was really good- and the drinks were great. We were the last table left and were talking to our server- who was great- about my birthday- and he said he wished someone had told him. I would have liked a happy birthday or something...."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "What a great restaurant--always enjoy this lovely neighborhood place--chef is very accommodating, staff friendly and the food is consistently interesting and perfectly prepared."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "As a Newton resident I have passed this restaurant many times noticing that it is full. I then tried to get in at a logical hour via Open Table several times, all without luck, until Sunday. Now I know why it is always full. Because it is wonderful. Had the lamb chop with just enough vegetables to make a filling, but not overstuffed, meal and a bib lettuce salad with a very light and delicious dressing. Clever but not overdone decor. Delicious experience all around."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We really enjoyed brunch at this restaurant. It is really small so definitely has "city style" seatting where you are very close to the table next to you. We were seated at a table for 4 although there were only 2 of us, so it gave us a little bit of a privacy buffer. The food was very good. Our server was attentive but not disruptive. I would love to try it for dinner sometime."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Why go into Boston when yo have such an amazing restaurant in Newton! The food is wonderful. We do go often and usually get the fish, but have had the beef and lamb and love that as well. The wine list is rich and tasty. The desserts incredibly creative and tasty. The staff is gret and make you feel you are coming to their home for dinner. This is the best restaurant we have ever been to. Very highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Wonderful, simple, fresh food served carefully but plainly. The focus is the food. Delicious seasonal drinks, menu changes daily-- just a good spot to enjoy a nice meal."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Had a great dinner here with my family this weekend. Food was great all around. We all had different dishes and everyone was pleased. Entrees took quite a bit of time to come out, but it was also nice not to be rushed and considering the quality of presentation and taste I'd say it was worth it! Look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I've been here many times for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Never disappointed. Food is fresh, delicious, imaginative!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "the service was the best, food creative, delicious and the dessert even better. the carmel dessert was the best dessert i ever had."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Recommended by a friend a year ago - I am a fan! The small bar is perfect for a mid-evening dinner and drink. Brunch is superb. This chef owned restaurant has a wait staff that is friendly, professional and provides a hometown experience. The menu is fresh, presentation is always eye pleasing and the food experience is top shelf. Sophisticated simplicity."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was a great meal. We had the impression the chef truly enjoys their work - creating some very original combinations of ingredients with delightful results. All of our food was fresh and perfectly prepared. Although I rated Farmstead as "Fit for Foodies" I should add that it is totally unpretentious. Our 12 year old goddaughter was with us and was as welcome as we were (and enjoyed her dinner as much as we did ours). Although it is a small restaurant I really appreciate that they don't cram the tables "elbow to elbow" like other places we've been to."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Met a friend here for lunch--a nice buzzing atmosphere mostly tables of 2 enjoying lunch together at this bright and fresh restaurant. Great menu options with something for everyone--a vegetarian, a fish, a meat and many chicken choices. Home baked bread and butter to start was delicious. Love that even the salad with the soup-salad-popover special changes too. All in all a terrific place"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Farmstead is a quaint place with a small menu but great burgers."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was our first visit on a Saturday night. The service was friendly and attentive from beginning to end. Great ambiance, wine list and the food was delicious. We loved the décor and neighborhood feel. It is not an extensive menu but has something for everyone's taste. You could taste and appreciate the freshness of the ingredients and care in preparation. We will be back again and again. This is one of the better restaurant experiences we've had in a while."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have eaten at Farmstead Table twice before in the middle of the week for dinner and enjoyed the food and service and recommended that my friend come with me and give it a try. This recent experience with her at 8:15 on a Friday night was very disappointing. The service was just TERRIBLE and my Lamb Porterhouse Chop with barley and vegetables was cooked to order, medium rare, but was tasteless. Even a little salt didn't perk up the flavor of the chop or vegetables."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We brought my sister in law.. a true foodie from out of town and a magnificent cook herself. She loved the meal. The roasted carrot soup with pistachios was the best carrot soup I have ever had. I had the bass on a potato puree with parsnips was terrific... the bass was cooked in a wonderful sauce that gave it wonderful flavor... not fishy at all. Because they stress fresh and organic the vegie dish was wonderful. Lots of "mmmmmmms" at our table. The home made macaroon (they told me everything is made from scratch at the restaurant) desert was also delicious. Better than Henrietta's table and Blue Ginger --thus my "outstanding" rating. We had the verdicchio wine.. I never see that on a wine list and it is my favorite Italian white."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We just moved to the neighborhood and are so thrilled to have found this wonderful restaurant. The food is always thoughtful and delicious. I have also been surprised by the wine list on more than one occasion. Service is always polite and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I think that farmstead is consistently delicious and amazing. The food preparation is inventive. The food is fresh and delicious. I look forward to my next meal!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I went with no expectations even tho i had heard some great reviews and was blown away by the quality of all of the food - had the braised mushrooms and an pretty sure they were some of the best i have ever had - altho all of the food was great -"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our 20th over incredibly fresh food and engaging service."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Bright and fresh, innovative, surprising and familiar all at once -- really a charming place, some wonderful food, very pleasingly presented. The sophisticated but not unctuous kitchen is on its toes. HOWEVER! The management needs to step up in front of house. Mysterious lapses here. It feels like a couple of kids running the place while the parents aren't home. NO sense of genuine management, or management strategy, though the servers are all friendly and well-meaning. If front of house cannot develop a center of gravity, this lovely little place cannot succeed in the long run."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The ambiance and the preparation and presentation of the food was fabulous. Brunch offerings were perfect. The croissants were to die for! Loved the clever touches...the menu on a cedar shingle as well as the bill in a pint-size fruit basket!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Very nice menu selections of unique eclectic offerings. Nice wine offerings as well."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Outstanding food but tables are too close together. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had lunch there. Good food but very few choices. Wished there were more options."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Farmstead Table is a lovely neighborhood gem, definitely fit for foodies. It has a short menu but everything we tried was delicious -- the trout special, veggie bowl with yummy homemade toast, the burger, salad, coffee. All organic and locally sourced when possible. Looking forward to trying them for dinner soon."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We were expecting more. Went at 9:15 on a Saturday night, servers seemed tired and cranky. Chardonnay by the glass was very good, and also the feta spread. Carmelized onion and lentil soup was incredibly salty, which overwhelmed all the other flavors and made it difficult to eat. Great idea, not great execution. The steak and the swordfish were perfectly prepared-- melt in your mouth fantastic. But the rest of the food on each plate was just not great. Very confusing how a place called farm table could mess up vegetables. And again, all the veggies had way too much salt. And we are people who love salt! Bread pudding and coffee at the end were good. Maybe it was an off night, but I'm not inclined to go again and wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "All 3 of us had the Halibut special, and it was fabulous. We ordered a roasted cauliflower to share, and it was memorable. The waitress was very helpful with my wine selection and after a tasting, chose something different than what I had first thought I'd like. The waitress was a little pushy in what seemed like an attempt to have us order more food. At $60 per person, plus tip, we ordered plenty, thank you. I'd go back - once I've saved up enough $."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Delicious Cocktails. Food perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned. Everything including the service was delightful. A great find and will be sure to return soon."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great, locally sourced food with vegetarian and carne options. The soup of the day is always good, and the service is excellent while not over bearing."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My husband and I have been looking forward to dining at Farmstead Table for a long time. We left very underwhelmed. The charcuterie plate was a mix of flavors that do not go well together -- goat cheese, kalamata olives, honey, jalapeno pepers, etc. The only meats were a bland paté and dried salami. Such a disappointment as we LOVE charcuterie plates and have had some lovely ones in the Boston-area. We also ordered a small plate of roasted cauliflower which seemed dry and overcooked. For entrees husband had the braised meat of the day -- braised lamb. It lacked flavor and seemed very fatty. I had the halibut which was good, but not remarkable. We decided to skip dessert. The best thing about this restaurant is its close proximity to the T."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Fabulous food, large portions, excellent ingredients, simple hip modern decor."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "the chef and staff really take their jobs very seriously and try very hard to give a wonderful experience, we have been here a few times in the past and have nver been disappointed"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We appreciate when our food isn't tinkered with, sauced up, oversized, etc. Farmstand Table pleased us with their simple, and high quality fare. Service was helpful, comfortable too. Warm environment, great wine/cocktails. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Pro: Service The staff offered to buy us a round of drinks after our reservation was delayed due to a previous party not wanting to leave. Once we got our table, our waitress was extremely friendly. One of the people I was with only wanted the Mussels, listed as an appetizer with ~12 mussels. However, her plate arrived as a generous entree portion, with a slice of toasted baguette & sausage. Pro: Food The bread tastes homemade - one of their best features. I had the Cornish Hen - perfectly cooked, tender, & juicy. Everyone else at my table also seemed to love their dish. We ordered dessert - S'mores Tart & Apple Tart; both were heavenly. The S'mores' Oreo crust & Apple's vanilla bean ice cream were definitely the highlights of the dessert."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We had 5 for brunch. The food was good, the waiter attentive."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was fresh and delicious and quite reasonably priced for the inventiveness, quality and portion size- we had the crab and lobster cake, brussel sprouts, liver pate and short ribs and all the dishes were very good to fantastic. Service was friendly and aware, but not overly hovering. Restaurant was a bit cramped in that they get quite a few tables in there, but we were in the back so had a bit more room than other tables so were fine. Wine was a bit costly for the quality, particularly relative to the price of the food. Atmosphere was warm. Looking forward to dining there again."
    Dined on 1/30/2014