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The Bachelor Farmer
The Bachelor Farmer

The Bachelor Farmer Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebachelorfarmer.com
  • Phone: (612) 206-3920
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Nordic
  • Executive Chef: Paul Berglund
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North First Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A large public lot is available directly behind our restaurant, with access via North 2nd Avenue. Another public lot is located on North 1st Street between North 1st and North 2nd Avenues. Street parking is also available.
A word from The Bachelor Farmer
The Bachelor Farmer serves fresh and simple food that honors Minnesota's Nordic heritage.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Minnesota/Scandinavian food has a well-earned reputation for blandness. Not here. Great attention to mixing flavors and textures. All good!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "The food was fresh an deliciously prepared. The evening ambiance was really lovely."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Had brunch for 6 at Bachelor Farmer. Service couldn't have been better - sat at appointed time and the server was great. The food was all we had come to expect. Started with "bacon on toast" which was really delicious pork belly. Everyone enjoyed their entree - I had great French Toast w/ peaches and syrup. Would recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This is the second time we ate at this restaurant. The food was outstanding and the service very attentive. Unfortunately, the noise level was ridiculous. I could barely hear the people across the table from me. I don't remember this from our first time there."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Experience met/exceeded my expectations. Impeccable service, exquisite food. Only the noise level detracted from a perfect experience, but will definitely go again."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My wife and I attended the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Our server was fantastic, as was the food. I highly recommend TBF for a special event dinner."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "After several years of hearing great reviews of Bachelor Farmer, we finally made a visit. A really nice experience overall. I wanted a tiny bit more from them, I guess; thus the four vs five stars. It's a tough world out there, with so many new places opening; seems important to not lose your edge and "settle in". Seated a little late for our reservation...I know this can be out of a restaurant's control. Toasts were excellent and entrees were good. I'd like to go back with a more vegetarian group and try more starters, which were shunned by the meat eaters I was with!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We visited Minneapolis for the first time and the Bachelor Farmer was one of our intended destinations. While we did wait for our table for a bit and the bartender was less than courteous, the experience was exceptional. Our server, Joseph, was outstanding to say the least. The menu is well thought out and the food is something that I can only say must be experienced to be appreciated. Go!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Schnitzel was chewy and not flavorable. Salmon was only fair with watery vegetables. Selected wine was not palatable."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Great interior decor -- cozy, exposed brick walls, wooden beams. Food was absolutely delicious and great portions for the prices. Everything from the simple butter lettuce salad to the smoked herring toast and braised meatballs was extremely tasty. The roasted duck was by far the best duck I've had in years -- cooked perfectly. Great service and energetic ambience rounded out my wonderful experience visiting Minneapolis and the Bachelor Farmer. Would absolutely return for brunch, lunch, or dinner here!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We had a reservation for our anniversary. We were seated very close to a table of 6 who were loud. We had a great deal of trouble hearing the waiter even after the table left and another group came in. It was difficult to have a private conversation with the overall noise level. The food was great and presented well. I would like to have seen a second fish choice. Our waiter was exceptional. Not the best place for a nice, quiet dining experience."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday for the first time after so many tries to get reservations failed. It did not disappoint. The server explained the menu well and was very knowledgeable and eager to provide recommendations, without a foodie air. Everything was super fresh and simple, which is what we like. Bibb salad was perfect size and popovers were buttery (great with honey butter). Probably could have skipped the side of chard because we had way too much food, but it was excellent as well. I had the "small" porkchop of which I was only able to finish half and my wife had the salmon. Both were excellently cooked without a heavy sauce and served on a bed of veggies that were amazing. Pricey for dinner, but for the quality of food, it was perfect."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Great quality but very small portions. Nice atmosphere and great service."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Always a great experience with terrific food and a knowledgeable, conscientious staff."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We were initially seated by the entrance to the kitchen. The place was busy but there were still open tables. Our waiter happily moved us to a much quieter spot. She was also helpful with recommending a dish that was not on the usual Sunday evening fixed menu. The chicken was good - nothing too special - but everything else was intriguing and delicious."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Unique opportunity to have birthday while visiting Minneapolis was amply rewarded. Three- course fixed price dinner : wiener schnitzel/roasted chicken; heirloom tomato & eggplant salad; creme bruleé. Quality ingredients accompanied by Austrian red vino made for memorable dinner. TBF building from 1890s historic character was plus."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Appetizer of tomatoes was very good. The Entree's were ho-hum. I had the steak for entree' which was very chewy. Broccolini was chewy. Chicken was just okay. Dessert, basically brule', was excellent. When there are only two entree's they should knock a person's socks off. These didn't. Parking during a baseball game is also an issue."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the sunday supper fixed price menu. Started with an heirloom tomato salad and then an almost schnitzel like beef dish and an almond and cherry creme brûlée to end. We were in a hurry to get to a Guthrie show and they were very accommodating."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal. Very great night out. I consider myself a foodie and will pay for amazing food. This was fabulous, but I did feel it was a little too pricey."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had menu choices based on a mix of winter vegetables, chewy meats, flavorless sausages and vinegar. The lamb was horrible and had crunchy bones throughout. The process of getting wine is confounding and confusing like betting on a horse race. With slow to non-existent service it didn't matter anyhow. We opted for cocktails instead, and received the wrong ones. The ambiance was great, but there was so much noise we couldn't hear ourselves talking. Who knows? On a different night, we probably would have had better menu choices and a decent server, but we're never returning."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Disappointed. Food was cold and tasteless. Paid too much for this quality of food...meatball dry. Duck egg not seasoned at all. Lamb was ok. Sausage too salty. Very disappointed for ours anniversary."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We brought our son and his GF here for his 24th birthday and we were very pleased with our dinners. The menu is a bit confusing but so many are these days. Our waiter was great and particularly helpful with the one GF/Dairy free member of our party. I wouldn't say every dish was a hit but overall it was very good. I'm less likely to return than I thought I'd be."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at this restaurant while we were visiting from Massachusetts because of all the favorable reviews. The food was delicious. We both had the market fish which was maybe the best trout we've ever had. Service was very good too. My wife can't eat sugar so they whipped up a sugar free treat for dessert. We will definitely return when we are in Minneapolis again."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Confusing parking lot. Needs better signage. Also, better signage needed for restaurant and adjacent bar."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had an excellent time for my wife's birthday dinner. Everything we ordered was great, beer, appetizer, entree, you name it. I found the service to be exceptional as well. The unexpected small snacks that the kitchen sends out were tasty and a real nice touch."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "What a surprising food world. The limited menue was good because we want to try every item!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "There is a decent amount of buzz about this restaurant and it is all very well deserved. Our server was very friendly and explained the menu and the some of the dishes in detail. We decided to forego the traditional apps for their "Toasts" menu and we split the fresh cheese board. Everything on the plate was thought out and delicious, it made for a great way to whet our appetite. For dinner my fiance ordered the chicken leg and I ordered their "chop" It was explained that they get 3 sides of pork (or pigs?) on Friday and they brine the chops for 3 days, and sell them until they run out. The chicken was served bone-out, and was fantastic. And the chop was amazingly seasoned. Great special occasion meal!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Took my wife here (and to Marvel Bar) for our seventh anniversary and we had an amazing time. Great food, great drinks, amazing service. It also sits just outside of downtown proper, so it is much quieter than something more central. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "After hearing so much about the Bachelor Farmer, we were excited to try it out. We were not disappointed. The food was simple, yet elegant and full of flavor. As people who had lived in Scandinavia, we enjoyed the melding of traditional with Minnesota foodie."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Really!? Toast with salsa is considered the second course? Warehouse atmosphere. Slow service. 4 wines purchased by the half bottle- nothing great. Over $400.00 before tip for 4 people."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The kitchen is inventive and very good with fish and vegetables prepared in style found in a very good restaurant in today's Copenhagen. The service is informed and gracious, though not formal. The dinning room is attractive and comfortable though not quiet when full."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had superb service and wonderful food. All 6 of us would return for those things. But for all 6, we could not get the first beverage we ordered. No Jack Daniels, No flavored vodkas, no real Cabernet, no Malibu rum. So we settled for other things. But it was minor blemish on the evening. We will still return and we have recommended it to others already. ☺️😍"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Out table was small and off to the side, at first we thought it wasn't a great spot. Our server, the ambiance and the food was all spectacular. If your looking for something a little different but exquisite this is the place! The recommendations were fabulous and the drinks had such unique combinations.. We will be coming back. Heather & Brent"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We had a wonderful and impressive meal last night. Unfortunately, our server seemed preoccupied and truly not interested in waiting on us. Either way, we still had a great time as we were not in any hurry and the food was so impressive. We have been here multiple times and this is definitely out of the ordinary for bachelor farmer, service has been wonderful in the past."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Love it every time I go! The food is so fun- always new and exciting. The service is impeccable. One of my faves for sure!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "TBF is connected to Marvel Bar, and they know their mixology. The Portions form the appetizers are a little on the small end, but it's good. The toasts are great, and the Groaning Board (charcuterie) was our favorite item."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Great food, trendy place. The bar underneath the restaurant is cool too. Very creative cocktail list. I had the seaweed scotch; very good, especially if you're into scotch on the smokies side. Would definitely go back next time we are in Minneapolis."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Made it to this spot after saying I was going to go since it's opening. Service staff was amazing, especially our server who was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. I ate lunch late, so was looking for something a bit less filling, so the salmon was a great choice. The sauce/soup it was in was amazing. The fish while cooked perfectly wasn't as fresh as I would expect. I am very adventurous and willing to eat almost anything, even if I've had it before and didn't particularly enjoy it just to see if I've changed my mind. But, I'm quite picky when it comes to freshness of fish. Luckily someone else with me ordered the pork chop, and it was excellent. I'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I wasn't sure what to expect from the Bachelor Farmer so I went with an open minds and I was blown away. I've always loved the clean and simple Nordic style. The décor is a great reflection of that done very tastefully. The food was amazing. Interesting combinations but not overly fancy so that everything looks fresh, real, and tempting. Our server Joseph was a star! If you are in Minneapolis, this is a must!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great food, great service, but definatly not quiet."
    Dined on 8/4/2014