Fresh, interesting food
Selections were not what you find anywhere. Our dishes were served promptly and our waiter was attentive but not bothersome. Food was excellent.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful experience. Dined
A wonderful experience. Dined with a friend whom I had not seen for a long time, Farm Café accommodated all our needs for time to the order and timing of our dishes. Everything was delicious, service outstanding and ambience perfect!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff were outstanding and
Staff were outstanding and food was great. After eating there on Thursday, we cancelled our existing reservations at a restaurant on Friday so we could come back here. Both nights the cocktails were very liberally poured, and the food was incredible. Both nights we had the baked brie. Both nights it was amazing. I also really enjoyed the smoked salmon deviled eggs and the clams.
We didn't have any entrees on the first night, but the second night I had the veggie burger and my husband had the lamb special. I didn't care for the texture of the veggie burger, but the taste was really good. I definitely recommend this place. If we lived in Portland I'm sure we'd be here at least once a month, if not more. Go! Now!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
fresh, tasty, & resonably priced
Fine local ingredients, well-prepared with a little flair for flavor (creative but not weird.) Had an excellent wine. Everybody's food was tasty. I had the lamb special which was well-flavored--I don't often eat lamb but was so hapy I'd ordered it. Workers there friendly & attentive. My only improvement would be couple more choices on the menu, for entrees and desserts. Have been going here for a few years, always love the building, through its various changes. Strongly appreciate their commitment to local ingredients..
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Energetic" but oh so tasty
"Energetic" is the noise level that Open Table makes available on the high end of the rating scale. That's my only complaint about The Farm Cafe - it can get noisy during peak periods. Absolutely worth it for the wonderful food, however. Service has always been very good here on my various visits too. The outside patio is fairly new (or else we just didn't notice it on previous vists) and looks like a delightful place to have a quieter dinner experience. Unfortunately the weather didn't cooperate this time - will try again! Highly recommended.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great gourmet that's not downtown but on the east side in chic cool part of Portland.
Awesome Brie with berries for dessert or app.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
creatuve and healthy
Lots of healthy options that are tasty, attractive and unpredictable. Portions and prices are reasonable and appropriate.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always fresh,
The food is always fresh, artistic, and delicious!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to The Farm Cafe for my birthday dinner. Both entrees were excellent. My husband especially liked the smoked salmon deviled eggs.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first time here
This was my first time here and it was great. Something for everyone- vegetarians and carnivores alike. Also carafe wines make having a bottle of wine reasonable. Great date spot.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The heirloom tomato salad
The heirloom tomato salad was excellent as was the baked brie. My wife had the risotto which was very good. My trout was somewhat overcooked and the greens served with it tasteless. All in all, a good experience.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
outstanding vegetarian food
quite simply, i appreciate this restaurant. Been wanting to get there for awhile. Great atmosphere, great food. Both of us are vegetarian and what we had was outstanding. I love what this place is doing and we will be back.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my wife's and my new favorites! The food was absolutely amazing and some of the best I have ever had! The price is really good and the ambience is nice as well. Highly recommend!!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Healthy Choices
I had the Kale Salad and the Special; Albacore Tuna. Would have loved it if this was a combined plate by itself (Kale and Albacore) rather than order two entrees.
The food was fantastic though, and we had a great time.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food without the farm work
Best restaurant I've had the pleasure of visiting in a very long time. I'm not a real foodie, I just love good food, so this was not on my radar. But leaving a performance at the Imago someone strongly suggested that we walk around the corner and I am so glad they did. The meal was so delightful our group was inspired to walk back to our hotel at 1st & Morrison. This is what farm food should do - give you the energy to move!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is hands down some of the best prepared and highest quality in Portland. Thank you for going the extra milke to make the whole experience memorable!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was only surpassed by the outstanding service. Great eats, especially if you are vegetarian! Also, conveniently located right beside the Bossanova Ballroom, makes a very good "dinner and a show" combo.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I enjoyed Farm Cafe...the
I enjoyed Farm Cafe...the food was outstanding and the wine we had was fantastic (we picked a Pinot Noir since we were in Oregon). I felt like for the price it was well deserved. Service was commendable and our waitress was very friendly. My only caveat was the layout is a little weird (it was once an actual house). Overall I enjoyed it and would go back.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved "The Farm"!! Service was great. Romantic dinner before Citizen Cope performance!!! Appetizers, halibut dinner and cheesecake dessert were awesome. Can't wait to go back!!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always good here. Our night there was no exception. The mussels & clam appetizer was particularly excellent. Great, attentive wait staff that got us served & out the door in time for the theater we had tickets for that evening.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of those places where everything is great. .. need I say more?
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner spot
Great fresh food and wonderful service. Lots of vegetarian options. Good value on house wine by the carafe.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ran the Portland Marathon on Sunday and had made reservations for the evening after the race. The food was fantastic. We all ordered 3 or 4 courses, and enjoyed many great cocktails and brews. Thank you for a wonderful evening. If we are ever in Portland again we will surely swing by for more local and tasty food!
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visit to The Farm Cafe after being recommended it by several different people and wanted to try somewhere new for our anniversary. Unfortunately we got stuck with a very poor main waitress. (I say "main waitress" because we had drinks refilled and small plates served by a couple other very friendly/happy staff) our "main waitress" was a grouch never smiling, and mess up several things which are not worth detailing because as we were leaving we overheard Her telling someone that she was "celebrating her last shift"....YAY! All that being said we will be going back and will be recommending it to others, the food was excellent and the rest of the staff seemed happy and on top of things. Also the online reservations, quick and easy
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will go again
We took some friends here to celebrate their marriage. It was great. The food was delicious and the service very nice. We will be back. By the way, this is a great place for both vegetarians and meat eaters.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took 8 out for birthday. 2 of us were vegetarian. this was a very memorable place. I ordered the duck and I never like duck. I was just testing, and boy was I surprised. The food was great. we all still talk about our time there. It's about $25/person and after we were finished we thought it was a bargain. Service was friendly and a bit odd, which added to the event. I want to go back soooo bad.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continues to Impress
Farm Cafe is an excellent place for deceptively simple, very tasty food. Best place to take someone for a special occasion while still being relaxed and unhurried. Wine list is incredible.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Farm is always good
The Farm is always a great dinner choice, we've gone there on many occasions with out of town visitors, or to celebrate a special occasion. The food is always incredible, the servers are nice, the drinks are reasonably priced, and the list has many choices. It's just a great place to visit. Never disappointed
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and ambience! I would definitely recommend to make a reservation ahead of time, they are popular but has limited seating.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good meal
I love this place. I love the ambience- small, cozy, not stuffy at all. I love the vegetarian options- always creative and delicious. Not just an add on. My husband loves the trout dish.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought some clients to your establishment the other night. They were visiting from Indiana and we wanted to take them somewhere fun with local/Portland style food. It was my first visit as well but The Farm Cafe came highly recommended. You did not disappoint! We had several excellent and unique appetizers, great wine and amazing food. The trout, lamb and tuna were the best we'd all ever had. I will certainly be coming back soon. Also, the cost was very reasonable (I was actually suprised by how reasonable even) and the service was not only great but the food was delivered quickly. Thank you for making our dining experience wonderful!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a good time, good food.
I liked the place when I walk in it. It's cozy and warm, give you a homey feeling. The olive oil grilled bread they serve is great. Must try the clam & mussel sauce with the bread.
My parents had a lamb meatball dish, it's their lamb special for the day. They have a new menu every week and sometimes it changes day by day, depending on what kind of ingredients are available at the farms. They enjoyed the dish except it has a little too much salt and the meat was rather dry. I had a grilled trout and it was wonderful, nicely charred and paired very well with the quinoa.
I will go to this restaurant again if I visit Portland again. Definitely a reasonably priced farm-to-table restaurant with great food.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly, Attentive and Fun
If you are looking for local food, great atmosphere and attentive staff then the Farm Cafe is a great choice. I had the lamb special which on this night was lamb meatballs, a bread pudding (savory not sweet) and cabbage. I rotated between each of the items because of how well they tasted together. It was just the right size of meal but still I was sad when I finished because it tasted so good. Since I enjoyed the savory bread pudding so much my desert choice was their desert bread pudding. Heads all turned when it was delivered and for good reason it looked great and had the flavor to match. I am looking forward to returning to Portland with my wife. The Farm Cafe will be on the top of our list.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this restaurant. I have eaten here three times over the last few years and every time has been fantastic. The food is superb, the atmosphere is intimate (even when the noise level is a little high with a full house), and you never feel like you need to look around for a server.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't stop reminiscing about this dining experience it was so wonderful! Excellent service, exciting menu and exceptional food. We where seated promptly at a romantic table near the front window. Empty plates where cleared quickly and discretely. Cocktail where handmade and delicious. The wine paired with diner was spot on. And the bill was very surprisingly reasonable.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service, great food in a peaceful atmosphere.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A delightful Portland gem
By virtue of a quick flip through the "travel Portland" visitor guide under the 'Northwest/Regional' restaurants + subsequent Google search, I settled on Farm Cafe. Right across the Hawthorne bridge from Downtown Portland, Farm Cafe was nestled just off the busier Burnside and Grand Avenue. Easy to find.
Upon entering for my reservation for one, I was promptly seated in the back room housing the bar, at a table with a solitary candle's flickering flame helping to set the warm tone against the all wood interior. I had browsed the menu before coming, so I ordered the fried trout, but the quinoa to accompany was phenomenal. Add friendly service and affordable prices and the Farm Cafe has my patronage when I return to Portland!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Service! Excellent
Excellent Service! Excellent Food! Excellent Drink! My boyfriend and I decided to try this place before a Blazer game the other night. What a find! The gentleman that greeted us (we were first ones there when they opened) gave us the best seat in the house, gave us great recommendations, let my boyfriend have tastes of his favorite brews before ordering. The place had such a great feel to it - very romantic for us, but a group not too far away was also having a great time! Fresh local food prepared so deliciously! Great personal touch! They started our evening off perfectly and the Blazers even won on a last second shot! :O) I would highly recommend The Farm for any occasion! It was just extremely delicious and delightful!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique ingredients and flavorful combinations leave you wanting to taste more. Save room for dessert, the soufflé is always satisfying.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always excellent food
This was my fifth dinner at Farm Cafe and every meal I have had there has been sooooo good! have usually had seafood and something involving root vegetables and it has never failed. One time we had the housemade crackers and they were so delicious. And this time we had a delicious chocolate souffle as the scent kept coming out of the kitchen we were sitting near. Couldn't resist! it's always cozy and warm inside but can get a little crazy and noisy at times. But overall I love the place and the service is always great, as are the drinks and the food...so what more could one want? It is always consistent and that's more than can be said for a number of "trendy" places in town.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will be back
Service & location were a surprise and pleased we found The farm cafe. The rabbit and trout were excellent but to all of us both dishes were a bit over salted. The trout appeared to be a signature entre and it is worth having again. We found our sizes just right for us. Will be back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Untouched food went unnoticed
After our first meal at Farm Cafe was so delicious, we decided to bring friends. Given that lamb is a specialty, one ordered the "lamb medallions" special. Three of us ordered other favorites. The meal was exceptional - delicious starters, salads, main courses and desserts - except for the lamb entree. She took a few bites, commented on how tough the lamb was and pushed the entire plate aside. The server, as well as supporting wait staff came by our table multiple times to clear plates. Not one asked how the meal was (we each noted later that, if asked, one of us would have spoken up) or made any comment about the one barely touched plate of food. We may go back but were disappointed in lack of interest in customer satisfaction.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Date Night Experience
My partner and I recently visited The Farm for my birthday, and we were both blown away by the great food and cozy atmosphere. Both of our meals (he got the polenta cakes, I got the ravioli) were fresh and delicious, and the portions left me feeling comfortably full. The service was great, and our dessert even arrived with a birthday candle in it. I'd happily recommend this spot to anyone looking for a special night out!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our dinner at The Farm Cafe
Server was friendly and helpful. No sense that my concerns (allergies) created an imposition. Food was fresh, delicious, nicely presented. Tables are close together, but there was just enough conversation going on around us that we could talk freely without feeling overheard. Getting in and out of the small parking lot was tricky, but otherwise no complaint. The Farm Cafe was recommended to us and we'll do the same.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to take out of town guest or a special occassion. Broad menu for the vegetarians in the group. I had the Lamb Medallions and were delicious. Make reservations well in advance.. A little hard to talk without raising your voice a bit but tolerable. On a cold night don't sit by the door the spaceheater and curtain doesn't quite do it. I run a small business and I appreciate their hospitality and best intention to detail. We'd go again.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food. Waiter made
Awesome food. Waiter made a mistake and gave our reserved table away but instead we sat at the bar where we enjoyed an amazing dinner with our drinks and appies on the house for the mistake. Bartenders were excellent. Menu was outstanding.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun evening with the family
Took all the adults in the family out for a dinner without little ones. Food and service were both great. Lots of items from which to choose. We've been here often and enjoy it every time. Highly recommended.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place!
We could've done with a bit more light to talk by, but our 8-person group had a great time, with very responsive service and accommodating servers. Will be back for the excellent food!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
I felt well taken care of
I have some pretty specific food sensitivities, and The Farm was able to take care of me quite graciously. Best thing was, I didn't really need to alter much with the dishes I chose, the dishes were very clean and uncomplicated, without losing out on flavor at all. Our server was able to list all the dishes that were gluten-free as a start, and could tell me the rest of the ingredients in those dishes I was interested in. Overall a great experience.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Dinner
Six of us dined here celebrating my wife's birthday. The service was prompt, courteous, friendly & professional. Brie appetizer was small but delicious. With thin slices of pears baked in, it was a perfect marriage of flavors. Clam & mussel w/lamb sausage appetizer was a generous portion, delicious and spicy. Broth was so yummy we soaked it all up with bread. The lamb special ($25) was also generous in portion sized, the meat was a melt-in-your mouth quality cut. Red mashed potatoes quite tasty. Everyone enjoyed their entrees ($15-$25,) passing bites around to share the goodness! Nice wine list. I had a Pinot that was excellent and a generous pour. I would highly recommend.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM