Lauraville gemHad a medium-sized group (booked 6; actually had 5) and even though the restaurant is small, we were easily accommodated. Small but good wine list; larger beer list (bottles) and many cocktail options. Kind of small menu, but all appeared excellent and obviously used fresh ingredients. As new residents of the neighborhood we'll definitely be back!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent. ServiceFood was excellent. Service was very good also. I dined alone, so opted to sit at the bar, which is not a bar in the conventional sense--no taps, etc. The bar is simply a counter top along a wall. I good food, but I regretted choosing to sit at the bar. This is literally right next to the kitchen, so it is loud (kitchen noise and order calls) and HOT. Air circulation was accomplished from vent directly beneath my feet at this bar area. However, they were insufficient, and I found myself sweating... I had dined here once before, quite a while ago when it was known by another name. Dining room experience was good then. I would recommend, but as this summer comes upon us, I would suggest that you choose outdoor or dining room seating...6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was really fantastic,Food was really fantastic, service decent but a bit disjointed (servers very friendly though!), ambience nothing to write home about, but is casual and cozy enough. My friend and I had the Brussels sprout app, she ordered the rockfish, and I had the gazpacho and the pork belly. Everything was delicious, but I could have made a meal of the Brussels sprouts alone! They were awesome! Also adored the green tomato gazpacho, really fresh and tasty. Will definitely go back!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat local food for foodies!The pros:
Local food, delicious food, outdoor seating, friendly staff, indoors are as nice as the outdoors, doesn't try to be as pretentious as Hamilton Tavern.
Menu is a bit small for those who want a few more choices.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter every timeThe more we dine at Maggie's Farm, the better it gets (if that's possible). Matt and the staff have really come into their own and created a delicious menu and great atmosphere. The Tuesday night 3-course menu is awesome, but you'll leave happy any night of the week!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodgreat food but felt it was a bit pricey, but walked away happy6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA midweek quiet dinnerCocktails were exellentlly crafted, thou a bit on the small side. The cocktails should be at least 50% larger based on the price point. The oyster appetizer was excellent and my wife enjoyed the grilled brussel sprouts. My steak was grilled as ordered and the smoked eggplant puree was great. I don't know why the peanuts were added as they brought nothing to the dish in my opinion. My wife's arctic char was a mediocre piece of fish, but decently prepared. If I had not used a LivingSocial coupon I would have thought the entire meal was overpriced.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI especially like the brusselI especially like the brussel sprouts & how they were prepared. Fried green tomatoes were good too (however my favorite is just fried green peppers wth nothing on them). Soft crab was good too.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was done just right;The food was done just right; crispy bacon, nice omelet ; great coffee!
Great fried chicken with waffles. Great mimosas!!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSo glad to discover this place!I had both Dinner and Brunch at MF this saturday and Sunday. At Dinner the apps were phenomenal, Crispy Brussels and the fried Oyster Bun! A-Mazing! The entrees were a bit underseasoned for my pallette, but still quite good! Brunch however, was a divine dining experience from Start to finish! OY those deviled Eggs!. So so glad you all moved into my neighborhood!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though the menu is limitedEven though the menu is limited and seasonal, it was broad in scope and contains one or more dishes that all would enjoy. The wine list is also limited, but appears to contain wines that pair well with the dishes on the menu. And, the wine is reasonably priced.
The service was great. Even though the restaurant was busy on a Saturday night, our servers were very attentive.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for the food!!The food was awesome. Really awesome. I loved everything I tried. Brussels Sprouts, Fried Green Tomatoes, Asparagus Salad, Burger. Totally recommend. Inside could feel a little nicer, but the food is great and I love that it's right in the neighborhood!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerWe read about the fried chicken in the paper and just had to try it. We enjoyed the Thursday Neighborhood Night which was on my birthday and the prix fix special was the fried chicken. We particularly enjoyed the excellent wine paring.
I could not use my birthday coupon so we came back with my son and his girlfriend for brunch on June 2 and was able to use it then.
We have had brunch at Maggie's before and it is really excellent.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMixed about MFGreat food and good friendly service. The space
for us was a big issue. Dining room had the
strong smell of mould. The decor was blah.
I don't recall these issues with the Chameleon.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the waitI have lived in Hamilton for a few years and never made it to Chameleon Café, despite having the best intentions. When I heard that they had closed and reopened as Maggie's Farm, I decided I wasn't going to wait any longer. After reading reviews on UrbanSpoon and Yelp, we headed in on a Wednesday evening and were not disappointed. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The waitstaff was wonderful, helpful and personable. We ordered a number of small plates (brussel sprouts - of course, fried green tomatoes, bahn mi and the fried oyster steamed buns. Everything was delicious. We topped them off with some of their signature cocktails. I would go back in a heartbeat - they are going to give Clementine a run for their money!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNew restaurant - still great pick!We loved the Chameleon and certainly wanted to love Maggie's Farm. The drinks are always perfect here. The food was a bit uneven. The appetizers were spectacular but the main entrees (both fish selections) were just so-so. The new menu could use a few more main entree selections -- the burger is nice to have but could easily be replaced by lamb, chicken or another beef dish besides the steak.
We'll definitely be back so keep up the good work!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was very good.The service was very good. The food was plentiful and delicious. Our first experience was terrible and we were not going to come back. But after the last meal we will return.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysFirst time having the soft-shell crab app and it was excellent...as was everything else, per usual.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMjust keeps getting better!The new seating at maggies farm has made a measurable difference. It is graceful, elegant and non pretentious all at the same time. A few tables may have been lost but I enjoyed this renewal all the same. Of course, the food offerings are unique and continue in the tradition of freshness mixed with eclectic blends. Great experience.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAll around great night!Ask for Jill. We got excellent service, and that always makes a difference. Food was amazing...fresh ingredients, skilled chefs.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Brunch at Maggie's FarmThis was the best brunch I've had in a LONG time. I will definitely be back.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was the best!! YouThe food was the best!! You have to experience it to appreciate it and understand. Sooooo tasty and creative. LOVE.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing everything!amazing everything! We had the crispy brussel sprouts, a chevre ravioli, and their burger, all delicious.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOur go-to favorite restaurantDependable for consistently serving good food, Maggie's Farm is our go-to restaurant. Having recently become a vegan, I give a head's up to the chef when making a reservation, and an innovative, delicious meal is thoughtfully prepared for me. Enjoying meat and fish, my husband has never been disappointed by the interesting and delicious food offerings at Maggie's Farm. The friendly members of the staff are always warm and welcoming.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMcome to this place!small menu, but all is done well! close your eyes and point to something - you won't be disappointed. can be pricey with drinks, but well worth it. easy to get a table on weeknights.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood gemBrussels sprouts are popular on restaurant menus now. Theirs were the best we've had.
Unusual wine list. We took the remains of our New Zealand Gruner Veltliner to an Austrian neighbor who comes from the part of Austria where the wine was originally produced. He was skeptical, but now wants to get a bottle to take back to Austria on his next visit.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dining experience.Excellent dining experience. Would highly recommend for any occasion, formal or casual.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTuesday too longThe servers were good, the food was delicious, but it just took too long (3 hours) for a Tuesday night dinner. The wait for our
main courses seemed interminable. and we were only 4 people.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThings are great at the farm...Had the "House Ground Burger with bacon, 'Merican cheese, melted shallots, fried egg, wedges" and "Duck Liver Toast with bourbon + bacon jam, mustard seeds, pickles." Both were really good, but the duck liver toast was INCREDIBLY good. The smokey goodness of the duck liver paired with the crisp, cool taste of the cucumbers was nothing short of brilliant. The burger was made using Roseda Farms, a reliable, local meat which has a more "beefy" flavor than other burgers I have had. Ambience got 3 stars because there's a skilled hand in the kitchen, but there seems to be a lack of skill with the execution of decor. The food and the staff will keep me coming back.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous BrunchI've been to Maggie's Farm (previously Chameleon Cafe) for dinner several time over the years and have always had a fantastic experience. The same applied for my first brunch with them. Everything was yummy and the service was friendly and knowledgeable. Highlights were the fresh donuts and Brussels sprouts for starters!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious, interesting menu.Delicious, interesting menu. Our waiter, Brian, could not have been more attentive. It was a delightful evening.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways enjoy. Food, service.Definitely recommend - service is knowledgeable and friendly. Food is different, but not strange. thanks.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Had a great meal. Duck liver on toast is awesome and the fried chicken special was definitely special! Staff is so friendly. It's a great casual dining experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMScrumptiousJust discovered this place. This is my 3rd trip. I think their menu is innovative with unique combinations. A plethora of taste sensations. YUM!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful RestaurantThe cookies are the bomb. This was my first experience with MF. I have already planned my next visit to try the burger.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGood foodWe really love the concept of farm to table and supporting local farms. Food was good, although the Brussels sprouts were piping hot. Expensive dinner, with limited options, but again, food was good. Will definitely return!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMKiller RockfishThe Rockfish was killer !....an island of flavorful fish swimming in an oyster stew bay with fresh greens, it literally melted in my mouth....4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggie's Farm continues toMaggie's Farm continues to deliver great dishes with fresh ingredients, interesting flavor combinations, and excellent service. However, the portions seem to be getting smaller, and the cluttered bar at the restaurant's entrance could certainly use some work.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great meal!Have been wanting to dine here for a while - finally we went last evening and it was wonderful. The veal meatballs were light and surrounded by a broth that had been simmered with a rind of parmesan - yum. I had the proscuitto bolgonaise while my husband had the hanger steak that was subed out with sirloin - great presentation - great night, can't wait to go back.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWhere's the lighting?Loved everything about Maggie's Farm except the lighting was so dim that it was extremely difficult to read the menu, which was printed on a dark paper. I understand that the dining room's ambiance isn't great, so the lights are kept low and the curtains drawn, but this definitely detracted from our group's experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level was perfect..The noise level was perfect.. not too quiet so that everyone in the room could overhear our conversation and yet not loud so that we had trouble hearing each other.
Very small dinner menu but everything that we tried was excellent. We even had 2 non-brussel sprout eaters gobble them down.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI was nervous about tryingI was nervous about trying Maggie's Farm, as I was a huge fan of Chameleon Cafe, but I was not disappointed. The food was fresh and delicious, and the service was lovely. The crispy brussels sprouts were abundant and salty (which I like); you will definitely take some home if you want room for dinner. The hanger steak was perfectly cooked with crunchy asparagus, and the Chesapeake rockfish was served in a rich oyster stew (though you only get 2 oysters, so if you want an oyster fix, get the appetizer). There was a nice beer list, and the wine list is small, but the choices are nice. All of the wine seemed appropriately priced, and the server was eager to give recommendations. We will definitely be back!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic DinnerHad a fantastic dinner and will definitely be going back. We had a charcuterie plate that was amazing along with the crispy brussel sprouts that were probably the best brussel sprouts I have ever had. I had the steak, which turned out to be a sirloin that night and it was cooked perfectly. My wife had the arctic char, which she loved. Finished off with the pecan pie that came with amazing house made salted caramel ice cream. Many thanks to the staff that was absolutely great.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner!LOVED Maggie's Farm! Rockfish was PERFECT! Attentive, friendly staff!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Maggie's FarmWe have been to Maggie's Farm several times and each time the food as well as service hss been outstanding. This is not your typical "Mom & Pop" type of food. It is healthy, delicious and the presentation is outstanding.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently outstanding diningconsistently outstanding dining experience....cocktails are superb, and food always a culinary pleasure4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved it and we'll definitelyWe loved it and we'll definitely be back! Happy to share this place with friends...We wish them all the continued success in the coming years!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways impressed!The difference between someone like me and a professional is consistency and Maggie's Farm bowls a strike again! Kudos! I was slightly late for my reservation and they were still very gracious. Our Server Gordy was upbeat and very personable.
I ordered the chicken and rosemary waffles and the other member of my party ordered the biscuits and gravy...The chicken and waffles were perfect as is, with no need for extra dressing. Although I did not try the biscuits and gravy, there were no complaints from that side of the table either.
I also ordered a side of eggs...breakfast isn't breakfast without them...and again, perfect!
Maggie's Farm will be on rotation for both brunch and dinner for a long time to come.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, locally sourced.Great food, locally sourced. The menu is limited but what is there is is excellent. Good, informed service.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal FavoriteBy far one of the best local restaurant finds to date! The staff is always friendly and the food is spot on. Two words - Brussels Sprouts! Perfect date-dinner atmosphere, I proposed to my fiancee at Maggie's! We dine here a least twice a month, if not more.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM