Burgers & Beer were great
Enjoyed a great amber ale! Both of us had burgers and fries - excellent!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
OK ... but
The food was sensational, most of my party had the chicken and mac & cheese; I had the burger - tasty!!. The restaurant was roomy and clean, clean (even the window sills!). The service was good until the end. This is what seems to happen in most restaurants; everything is great until the end when you need to leave, not all diners are bosses, and we have an hour for lunch. The next time we go we will let the waiter know that we are on the clock and need the check. When the wait staff processes payment of the meal quickly and we are out in a timely manner, it will be a five-star restaurant.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new spot
My wife and I visited The Farmer's Union last Friday evening and had a wonderful dining experience. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was very good from start to finish. We split a salad. I had the burger. She had the Fish n Chips. Then we split the cobbler. I'm not a beer drinker but the extensive beer offerings looked impressive. We had a wine flight that turned out pretty good.
Great spot for date night, after work or to catch a game.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is more of
This restaurant is more of a sports bar then restaurant. I will go back for happy hour.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Limited but interesting menu,
Limited but interesting menu, nicely presented. I was there at a not-too-busy lunchtime so it was relatively quiet. I can see that noise level could be loud with a crowd.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the tie in to old San Jose with the name as well as the old mural that was restored (above the kitchen area). Ordered the Union Burger and loved it. Wide selection of beer, which was great. But my favorite part was the wide array of TV's and the 200 inch projector... GREAT for watching 49ers games!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farmers Union - Oct. 5, 2013
Good vibe with energetic atmosephere. Menu looks eclectic and limited but dishes were well prepared and satisfying. Great draft beer selection. Service with a smile. Good for dinner with a group of freinds before a Sharks game.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Met our daughter there for lunch. TV's showing football and baseball playoffs, everyone having fun. There were places to eat where you didn't have all the noise. The food was outstanding! Try the brussel sprout salad :)
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming and Tasty
The service was great. Good place to watch sports with a tv wall. The tv did not disturb you if you sat in the booths. We had short rib sliders the combination of tender meat & blue cheese was nice. Entrees we chose were fish & chips (they use mahi mahi) and the grilled cheese with tomato soup (myy suggestion add bacon & the bacon marmalade they use on the burger). Nice salty sweet component which. We had the brownie with ice cream. It was good. Beer list is super expansive they do offer a taste of their beers if you are unsure or trust the bartenders.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for pre-Shark game
Perfect for pre-Shark game dining. Amazing service. Food was good. Try the Mac n cheese
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & beer, too many TVs
A very nice menu with tasty dishes. A lot of beers to choose from. Nice large dining tables that are spread out. Lots of TVs for watching sports, but since we were headed to the theater the TVs were a distraction. Overall, a nice experience and I'll be back.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
New restaurant in San Jose. Wow..
What a New Great Fine, in Downtown San Jose.... It's an upscale restaurant / sports Bars. In one big Space, but with fine dining.. And it's works..... The bar area didn't over power the dining Experience...Beautiful Place. Very well done. Only open 4- months, Food was Delish,!!! ! Restaurant was so inviting.
New clean and very upscale but so comfortable. Large bar area, with lots of different Beers, and load of Tv"s quite a few were HUGE.
We sat at a Booth near a very nice large window... Service was really good, this place is such a fun place for groups. Had private rooms for group dining, looks like you were at home... And an upstairs area that over looked the Bar / Restaurant area. Just a great feel of a place,. We will be back....
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What you'd expect only better
With a name like Farmer's Union, you would envision a bunch of blabber about locally sourced, organic fresh fare, which they certainly could have done. However, it our server was not caught up in hyperbole and let the menu do the talking for him, answering questions about what he preferred, popular dishes and perhaps less desirable choices.
We settled on few dishes which were shared (kale salad, grilled cheese and tomato soup, union Cobb with salmon instead of chicken, and a burger). All of these were wonderful. If this small sampling any indication of the rest of menu, then absolutely worth a return visit.
We arrived early when it was quiet. By the time entrees arrived every table was filled and the energy level high.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty & Creative
Wonderful adaptations of classic comforts- outstanding beer selecttions!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner with friends
2 friends and I have an annual Thanksgiving get together and this year, we decided to try this new restaurant out. The seating was strange as we were sat at a high top table in front of the window facing the sidewalk.. It would be nice for bar seating but not for dining.. We asked to be moved to a dining table with actually chairs and they moved us. They were very nice about it as well. We ordered 'small plates' as opposed to entrees as the entree selection wasn't that big. We ordered the meatballs, cauliflower, a salad, cheesy bread, mac n cheese and tomato soup. Everything was delicious. The mac n cheese was a bit bland but the tomato soup was delicious. The server was very attentive and friendly.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere was fun, vibrant and service was great! Food was delicious
And my dessert was yummy. I'm a sports fan so the option of ditto on either side
Of the booth ( which was so comfortable ) worked for me
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM