The Bachelor Farmer
The Bachelor Farmer

The Bachelor Farmer

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Bachelor Farmer reviews from OpenTable diners
342 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (285)special occasion (222)neighborhood gem (128)romantic (121)hot spot (114)notable wine list (106)vibrant bar scene (62)good for groups (52)late-night find (22)great for brunch (21)great for lunch (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • I thought it was just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Though I do appreciate smaller menus I found it hard to find something I would enjoy. What we did order tasted good. I did feel that my meal was overly salted. Probably would not visit again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server Charlie-made our celebration so special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Charlie was very responsive, professional, very thoughtful and efficient! Really the best service I have experienced in a long time. Special thanks to him! The food was fabulous. We enjoyed it all. Only suggestion was to have the popovers hotter when served. There was great style/beauty in the presentation. Can't wait to come back on pork chop nite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Service, Very Good Food
    DrRchard
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Tucked away in Minneapolis is a gem of a restaurant. The food is good with a distinctly European flavor, there is an excellent wine list (two, actually) and the service is top notch. A terrific place for an intimate evening getaway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Sunday supper!
    Scblime
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everything was terrific and that is a rarity in my experience! I love the Sunday supper concept, family style service, limited menu so chefs can focus on every element.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    Diner
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Unique menu but everything we had, no matter how strange the combo sounded, was really good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastronomic delight!
    Satorialista
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Fresh surprising cornucopia of flavors. Nothing disappointed. Noise level was civil: we did not have to shout. Waiter was knowledgable and unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Supper
    SirMacksALot
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    On the whole, our experience here was stupendous. The service was superb and they accommodated all of my bizarre requests without hesitation. The food was delicious (the flan was not to my liking, but I don't like flan so it's hard for me to rate it down, especially when the rest of the dessert was delightful).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food interesting wine idea
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We took our daughter and her boyfriend and had a great time. The only negative was it was a little loud for converstation and a little dark for reading the menu. They did do a unique thing with their wine that I thought was great. Any wine off of their list that was not a wine by the glass you could buy as a half bottle. They only charged you half price and then put two glasses of wine on their board that they sold for 1/4 of the price of a bottle. It worked great for us. The food was great and we would go again the next time we are in Minneapolis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a wonderful experience. Sampled many new food items/combinations. Would like to have more entree choices. Would probably make a meal out of appetizers and sides in the future. Would highly recommend as a special occasion destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so great
    CatDVMVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had heard about this restaurant for a long time and made reservations two months in advance. Thought the menu was a bit forced and difficult to find something that made sense. The portions were small and overall felt that they were trying too hard and needed to make everything complicated-would not go back-bad value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommend
    Mspfeed
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The food and service were beyond expectation. The host even went out in the rain to pay my parking meter. (His idea). Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine. Great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The Bachelor Farmer is a "must experience" restaurant. The food is outstanding and greatly presented by friendly and attentative waiters. The premises are nothing less than fantastic - giving it a roustique and authentic atmosphere. If you haven't been there you have missed out on a great opportunity for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    It's no question that this restaurant creates incredible food. What I was not expecting was the hospitality. Everyone that worked there seemed genuinely happy to be a part of such a venue and were consistent with their service throughout our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bachelor Farmer Review
    Oysterlover
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The ambiance and food was amazing. Service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    ilovefood
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    There were four of us for dinner on Saturday night. The ambiance was great, the meal good but not worth the price. I was looking forward to trying The Bachelor Farmer after hearing such great things. The couple we were with had been before and none of us were wowed by the food this time. Based on this experience, I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Autumn in Minnesota
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Our food and drink pairings were wonderful and were something we talked about into the night. It was a lovely autumn meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ParkCottage
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always have had a great experience at BF, this evening was no exception. Still looking for a repeat of that goose-egg potato standout, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    Topwater
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    While highly recommended by one of our daughters, and having read about it, we were still surprised by the wonderful feeling and the tremendous staff. Our waiter Joel is to die for... The food preparation and appearance was nothing short of outstanding, the in house meats were extremely well made and seasoned,..the balancing of the "brining" and spices was great, for me, a bit on the wild side for my less adventerous wife, but the entrees were tremendously satisfying to both. Our 37th Anniversary and a great wow !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    mpls
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    What a amazing dinner. The food was excellent, and the service was perfect. If you are looking for a nice slow paced meal, and do not want to feel rushed in and out, I suggest The Bachelor Farmer..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of extras
    Macgonk
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner Tuesday evening. Loved the extra's brought out to the table for us. Radishes and butter/toasted crumbs, a takeaway sweet. Our favorite entree was the pheasant. Great attentive service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place!
    StaceyTVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    So much fun to go here. The food is crazy weird buy you can find something to remember. Go downstairs to marvel Bar first for a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday supper
    Peggt
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Not enough food- the salad was very plain, the pork and brussel sprouts were good but not enough food to fill us up- No potatoes, the rolls were very small, the dessert was small. A very expensive meal that was not enjoyed as much as it cost.....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday supper
    Starving
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is a great idea, a 3 course Sunday supper! Just like going to a friend's house for dinner! It was delicious and we will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One and done.
    Cheryl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Don't bother. Food was way too salty and nothing special. Better off at Tilia or Wise Acre Eatery if you want farm to table.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over Hyped by still very good
    DJLance
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    If I were to judge TBF on how well it matched high expectations created by it's hyped reputation, I would say it fell short. That's not really a fair standard of review, as it relies too much on my personal expectations. Briefly: The good: The Groaning Board, a menu staple, at $21 is basically their assorted meat tray, served with toasted bread in a fun tree like holder. The Groaning board is probably named such for all the groaning of delight coming from our table. It was easily the highlight of the night, and worth a trip back. The Ok:The menu is too small. Make sure you review it before making reservation so you know what is on the menu that week. The Bad: far too few beers on tap served in cheater 12 oz glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sisters Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Started our night at Marvel Bar for one drink which was wonderful! Very dark in there however. Had to use my cell phone flashlight to read drink menu. Then up to TBF.....Everything was wonderful. Our server was very sweet and knowledgeable. They accommodated our 'gluten free' sister and the rest of us had a great time dinner as well. will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming
    Charming
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    what a charming restaurant and yummy food. The historic setting adds to the charming ambiance. The food was very flavorful and fresh. The house wines very good. Service was outstanding. We had a great time and were delighted by the Bachelor Farmer. I would highly recommend this restaurant. We also stopped in the fun bar below the restaurant. Very hip, trendy and comfortable. Again great service and good house wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    RevSD
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great special place to go. Excellent food, and they went out of their way to pick items for the two children that were along as well as for those who were glutton free. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This is first restaurant I've been to that offered all it's wine by the half bottle. Then they sell the feast if the bottle by the glass. It really gives the diner greater options. It was an exciting way to celebrate the meal. The lake herring was perfectly simple with a generous be bed of sprouts that matched the simplicity of the fish perfectly. The service was friendly, just enough familiarity to make us feel at home. It was a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding food and creativity
    Agreatdeal
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Go for the Food, Atmosphire, but remember not all wait staff are created equal. While the tables next to us were turned two times, our experience was less than timely. Good thing we all had lots to talk about because I think our guy basically forgot about us. Drinks were so slow and a chance for a refill was not offered until the wine glass sat empty for close to 30 min. After appetizers were finished we were not asked about dinner for at least another 20-30 minutes. The food was very fast once it was ordered and incredible. Our total experience was pushing 3 hours with appetizers , dinner and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • treat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was carefully thought through and well crafted. Service was informative and quietly attentive. No one called my wife and I "guys".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Nordic Heaven
    Ses535VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I've been to the Bachelor Farmer several times and it does not disappoint. Menu rotates seasonally. Pork meatballs were great. Cheese toasts were delicious and a very large portion (almost too big for the two of us as a starter). We had the chicken which was pounded out like a schnitzel and very moist and flavorful. Always get a pop over. Only complaint was that the pacing of the meal was a bit too slow for a wednesday night - we waited about 15 minutes between completion of appetizer and toasts arriving. Otherwise lovely service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Bachelor
    HodgesVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Research the menu before you go but trust that you will love it! The food is exquisite (though in some cases what might be called "rustic") We ended up sitting at the bar and we got plenty of entertainment value along with the food & drink. I had a German Pinot Noir (I rarely drink pinot, much less from Germany) that was quite nice. The pork meatballs, cabbage and cauliflower are to die for, truly. We mostly sampled a variety of items, all fantastic. We had a great time with our servers, Elijah & Zane--they truly added to the experience. This was possibly my favorite dining experience in Minneapolis. Do not miss it, SO SO glad we fit it in. Make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion Dinner
    Nick
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    The food was amazing. I had the walleye, others had the crispy duck, and the rolled chicken. The appetizers were delicious and we liked the cucumbers served at the very beginning of our meal. Oh yes, the popovers were wonderful also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location
    ChrisF
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great location with the added advantage of the speakeasy, great food, service was a bit variable and the meal took well over 3 hours which was way too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, questionable service
    MissDee
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Everything was delicious, and the creativity was spot on - not too inventive yet not run of the mill - and seasoning was perfect. Note that the menu is not vegetarian friendly. Food is where the positives end. I don't think I have ever been humiliated by a waitperson before, let alone twice over the same issue. Twice he made me want to curl up into a ball and hide when all he had to do was replace a glass of flat sparkling wine. He also lacked basic understanding of food descriptors. Don't think I could face returning again, despite the excellent fare. Be prepared to be treated like an ignorant fool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quality performance all around
    chaska
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We had a waiter that knew his profession. He was able to help explain the dishes and made helpful recommendations, which is not the norm. The food was excellent. It is at the upper end of the Minneapolis price point, but it is also at the upper end of what it delivers, high quality, perfectly prepared, interesting and visually appealing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent birthday dinner!
    almilou
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    There were 5 of us (three generations) fro my mom's 70th. We all enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. We were pleasently surprised how kid friendly the restaurant was for our 6 year old. She had the best grilled cheese and facy sliced apple. It was the perfect cozy spot for us and the noise level was refreshingly tolerable. Thanks for a delicious meal and perfect service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Dining
    BEQ1
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I had a business guest in from out of town and brought her to BF. She was a bit skeptical, being a CA girl. she was blown away. thanks for service perfection and amazing food. I have been talking about you constantly for the last 3 days. See you soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Supper never disappoints
    Link
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We always go to the Family Supper when my son and his girlfriend are in town. This past Sunday they invited another friend whose 21st birthday was on the same day. The five of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner of beet salad, braised short ribs and a brioche dessert. The wait person brought an elegant after dinner drink in celebration of his birthday. The evening was a total delight. The only downside was our 8:30 reservations. We didn't get seated until about 8:50 then it took a long time for the food and drinks to arrive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.