While Farm can be pricey, it is completely worth it for multiple reasons. The food is the best I've ever had. I had the crab-stuffed rainbow trout and was able to save half for the next day. The presentation was great as well. This was my first time here and I would recommend it for any foodie. I shared the french fries appetizer with 2 friends - those fries were amazing as well. I will always keep Farm in mind for people visiting me and also believe it is a great "date-night" venue. I look forward to going for brunch for the first time as well. Food, presentation, service extraordinary - very well done!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Farm offers great food and
Farm offers great food and ambience, most of time I live the food, other times I love it. However, few times I find it more or less like food I can cook home, which makes me think about the prices and some of the foodie pretense of embellished menus. Some very simple foods might seem a bit pricy.
We will still go to farm, but for the most part stick to our usuals.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
FARM Sets Dining Bar High
This was my second trip to FARMbloomington and it was even better than the first. Our server dealt with a couple of special requests with grace and charm. The kitchen even surprised us with a wonderful twist on our dessert! By all means, when in Bloomington check out FARM
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best food ever but service was slow
Best food for brunch we ever had. Service was the problem lots of staff standing around and we waited for drinks and refills a long time and had to ask twice.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best meal I've had in Indiana
Probably the best restaurant I have gone to in Indiana, and that's including downtown Indy places. The food is hearty and much different than a typical trendy spot. The server also brought out samples of 2 non menu items, and the cocktail list is just as exciting as the food menu. I am definitely looking forward to my next visit here.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was really delicious!
Food was really delicious! The restaurant was very busy so it was really loud, but worth it!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Farm was recommended to us
Farm was recommended to us by several friends who rave about it. The atmosphere is eclectic and entertaining, the service is really good, very attentive. The waitress offered us tasted of any of the wines we were interested in, and came around just the right amount of times. The food was good, but not as special as we had expected. It's slanted toward Southern American cooking.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a lovely Easter brunch for six. The restaurant is quaintly elegant with charming, eclectic decor and delicious food.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We eat here alot when we are
We eat here alot when we are in town visiting our daughter. We just love the different specials that you have that change all the time. The food is so fresh and organic.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another great dinner @ FARM
FARMBloomington is a great local restaurant!!
Chef Orr makes excellent use of local ingredients, which he prepares very creatively.
The food is always delicious, the atmosphere is great, the service is competent and the bar scene is also outstanding!!
Definitely would come again and enthusiastically recommend!!
Keep up the great job!!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trent treated us well!
Our server Trent was a gem! Not only did he describe all the dishes with devine perfection, but he throw in tidbits about the decor being based off the orignal structure.
Lovely brunch! Thanks Trent!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner great but Salad unimpressive
Most everything we ordered was first rate. But we had also ordered a $19 salad-with-chicken that contained little specialized lettuce (like spinach, arugula, red lettuce, etc.), and nothing extra like olives, artichoke hearts, banana peppers, grated cheese, or even pepper. The dressing was not tossed evenly. The salad was three times as expensive as the caesar salad at Noodles down the street...and only one-third as good. The three or four chicken slices that adorned the top of the salad were indeed delicious!
The main course, drinks from the bar, and sides were exceptional. We described our disappointment and were later rewarded with a dessert and a subtraction from the bill. These were very nice concessions. We tipped well.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been coming to FarmBlooming
We have been coming to FarmBloomington for 3 years and we have had great food and great service everytime.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eclectic.....in the best way!
'Eclectic' describes not only the interior design of FARM but also the wonderful menu full of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced food. My guess is that because FARM goes out of their way to provide seasonal food, that the menu changes frequently and the result is a wide range of thoughtfully prepared dishes which include various multi cultural recipes to good old fashioned 'down on the Farm' American food.
I loved it and will certainly be back.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
FRESH! Everything is fresh. Wonderful locally sourced foods. Portion sizes are perfect. Not too much not too little. One of my favorites is the Lugar Burger. Bison cooked perfectly. You will miss out if you don't come to this Indiana treasure.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is FRESH!
I mean everything. Even their ketchup is homemade. Had the FARMburger and it was outstanding. It's huge and I had ordered their famous garlic fries as an app that I shared with my wife. They are addicting. The have the best potato salad and great mixed drinks. My wife enjoyed her trout. The portions were big so we had lunch the next day and it was just as good on the reheat. The staff is friendly. My only complaint it is a minor one is that it was freezing in there. My wife was freezing as were the 2 women sitting next to us.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss this local treasure
Don't miss the FARMfamous fries. They are well worth the splurge. We had the fish tacos, spicy walnut cabbage tacos and a hamburger. Everything was delicious. The food tasted fresh, clean and innovative. I'd definitely return here on my next trip to town. On my next, I'd try different entrees but will stick with an appetizer portion of the fries. Our waiter was able to answer all our questions about the menu. He was friendly and efficient.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been in Bloomington for over 5 years and have never ventured in to this place. I can't believe it took me this long! Food is awesome! We went for brunch today, and I had one of the specials (French Tickler). They have specials all the time, the food is fresh, and it is a great place overall! Give it a try! Do not wait five years!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best places in Bloomington to eat at any time of the day. The price is higher than that of Mcdonalds, but the farm to table scene that Chef Dan Orr has created is second to none. The food is fresh and most of it comes from his garden or locally scored. The Burger of the day is cant miss along with the Vegetarian dish of the day. Then menu is seasonal and changes often but you wont go wrong with a single item. Well done Chef Orr
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bonus Points with the wife!
We try to make a habit of going out to non chain restaurants every Saturday night. I happened onto this place by doing an Internet search for the "best restaurant in Bloomington". The staff were all professional, the menu had a lot of variety, and the food was just outstanding to top it off. Their thing is farm fresh ingredients and you can really taste a difference. We also bought the cook book and had even had the chef sign it. It was definitely worth the 80 mile round trip and we will be going back.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fresh Food Feast
When in Bloomington, this is a must visit. Quality food in a great atmosphere and right in the campus energy. Don't miss it.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm is the Place
Spent last weekend at Lake Monroe with 6 of my closest girlfriends. We are only able to get together once a year so I decided to show them a local place where we could all experience good food and a special ambiance. After a day on the lake, Farm was the perfect place to help us make fun filled memories. Our server, Troy, accommodated us with great suggestions from the daily specials to surprising us with complimentary birthday desserts. The food was prepared in creative and healthy ways for us to thoroughly enjoy without guilt. The chef even stopped by the table to check on our experience. I have been to Farm numerous times and have never been disappointed. It has been and will continue to be my 1st choice for entertaining.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the grilled corn!
The service was attentive and the food was fun and delicious. It is a bit pricey though, so we will save going to Farm for special occasions.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Food all the time
I have been at Farm Bloomington several times and I am never disappointed. The Sunday chef creations are delightful, as well as, delicious. Great place to eat while staying in Bloomington, IN
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for something different
This was our second time here. It was a Sunday and a much more limited menu than a Saturday night. Not as good as our first time, but will try it again because they have interesting items to try. Mussel appetizer was the best this time. Combo strawberry/raspberry pie was wonderful also. Had a waiter in training, so a few small inconveniences, but maybe to be expected and why the service rating is 3 stars. Wish they would get more comfortable chairs. The wood is very hard and the backs are real straight.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local food in quaint setting. I am a big fan!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hangar steak in salad was
Hangar steak in salad was a little chewy. Steaks were phenomenal. Overpriced but loved the darling look and feel!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was awesome as always.
Food was awesome as always. Service was very good. The Falafel and Filet Mignon were outstanding! Garlic fries fantastic as always.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real treat!
We've heard great reviews and were not disappointed.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
A gourmet twist on farm-to-table comfort food. Loved it all!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely surprise in Bloomington, IN
We had a wonderful table looking out onto the street. The food was unique. The service was excellent!
What more could anyone ask for. We will go back and visit this restaurant on are next trip to IU
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always
Wife enjoyed the Lugar Burger and I had the Puttanesca pizza. We were going to share but the pizza had goat cheese instead of the parm. like the menu said, I didn't mind but my better half did. If you get the garlic fries make sure you get a to-go box when you order the main course, you will need it. We live about an hour and a half away and plan our "dinner dates" around dinner at Farm.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are never disappointed by our trips to Bloomington, especially when we top the day off with a visit to FARMbloomington. Thanks again guys!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is wonderful! We were
Food is wonderful! We were there for Sunday brunch. Service VERY slow. Took forever to get drinks. Apparently bartender was new. My food came out at least 15 minutes after everyone else's. Manager came and apologized, explained that there was new help in the restaurant. My meal was comped. I have been there before for lunch and dinner and did not have this problem. Hopefully they will get service issues straightened out.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great locally sourced food
Very tasty treatment of local food...vegetable sides were outstanding (and we don't usually like vegetables). Guests aged 21 to 59 raved about their choices. Service was very good at making suggestions....
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm offers a wonderful menu with fresh, delicious choices. The kitchen is open so you can see all of the fresh herbs that are used for your food hanging up there above the chef. There are plenty of food choices so it is fun to share so you can try more than one. You can taste the difference in their entrees because they use all fresh locally grown products.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Feel Good Eating
Fresh, local ingredients and unique, flavor-popping, delicious dishes, Bloomington's got nothing else like it. They deliver what they promise. Even though I'm a foodie that moved here from LA where there's just no end to innovative, cutting-edge chefery (and I partook of it as much as humanly possible), I whole heartedly give Farm five stars for quality, creativity, and of course FLAVOR. Love the combinations they come up with. The decor has a local feel, which I appreciate. Longish wait after ordering, but worth the wait. Also they subscribe to OpenTable, for me a plus. I call it feel-good eating because Farm is transparent about what goes into their dishes and where it comes from. They pretty much shop where I shop. Works for me.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great booth, great food (although
Great booth, great food (although portions could have been a little larger!) I had the veggie plate which was outstanding, hubby had the bison steak, which he loved. The chef brought us a pre-appetizer, which was lovely and very thoughtful. Had a bite of my friend's pizza, which was wonderful. The food was well-seasoned and very tasty. The ambiance was charming. Will definitely return when back in town.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
FARM took many ordinary dishes and really took it to a new level. I had the falafel and it was fantastic, paired up with fresh vegetables, feta, herbs, and slaw. Plus if you love garlic, this is for you. The person I was with had a pizza, and it had a yummy, crispy crust and fresh toppings. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first visit to Farm. We were hoping there would be more vegetarian dishes to pick from. Seems that most all the entrees had meat. Even a dish with fish would of been nice. Our server recommend the flatbread with chicken in the woods. It was fantastic and saved our dining experience.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good quality food
Fresh delicious food with a unique touch. Their tortilla soup and glam omelet where excellent. Cute restaurant, only complaint was service was slow and even w a reservation we waited 20 minutes.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit but we will be
First visit but we will be back. On prior tries I did not make early reservations.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun, great menu
Ate there before attending at event at IU. Great menu, lots of interesting dishes. Ordered several of their smaller items off their seasonal menu (to share with another person) and liked them all...each was a little different than anything I had had before. Delicious. Great ambience. Would definitely go again.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This meal had ups and downs. When the 3 of us arrived, we were first seated at a table in the back room right next to a table where there was going to be a party of 20-25 people arriving soon. We asked to be reseated somewhere else so we could hear each other. Although indignant, she did reluctantly reseat us in the front room.
Our waiter (Trent) was absolutely awesome. Helpful suggestions, great service, just a terrifically friendly person. The garlic fries were unbelievable - everyone should have to try them. My bison steak was perfect. My daughter's Lugar burger was "the best she's ever had." The one drawback was that my wife's salmon was way way too salty (really way too salty).
All in all, it was good but not great.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
FARM is not to be missed!!!
This was our first visit to FARM and all I can say is WOW! Our waitress recommended that we try one of their giant cinnamon rolls to start. Y-U-M!!! Our breakfast/brunch was amazing! This place is a foodie's dream! Everything is homemade with farm fresh ingredients...even their jellies and hot sauces are made in house! I had one of their specials that had a sampling of items. It had 2 eggs any way you wanted them cooked, two slices of thick-cut, smoked, peppery bacon, delicious home fries with crunchy brown bits, roasted peppers and scallions, and the most unique sweet and savory french toast rolled in Fall spices and toasted coconut with caramel sauce, cooked apples, and citrus creme fraiche on top. We will definitely be back!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had not visited here for two years (last time my football team was in town playing IU), but the four of us had come before and enjoyed it, so we came again. Although a couple people in the party were not completely thrilled with their choices (more their likes vs. a problem with the food), my husband and I enjoyed the pork chop....very good! Someday we must come for breakfast....looks like a place that would have some yummy choices! I like the variety and the unusual pairings....will go back
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the very best in a town with a lot of great restaurants. Service excellent and a consistently top notch, innovative menu. Also, the underground "Root Cellar" bar featured a great bartender (Best Moscow Mule I've ever had). Highly recommended.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM