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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
  • "We recently met a couple at a wedding who became wistful when they recommended the Bachelor Farmer to us. We decided to treat ourselves to dinner there for our anniversary, and we couldn't be more glad that we did. The vibe of the restaurant is down to earth, but still feels like a special occasion. The wine list is lovely, and food was excellent across the board. But the highlight of our experience was the "toast"! Toast points served in a special holder are served with a variety of toppings on a board, that you can combine in whatever way you choose. It is a "choose your own adventure" style appetizer, that is both a fun date activity and a deliciously crafted appetizer. We had a wonderful time, and wholeheartedly recommend this TBF!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "For a fairly expensive restaurant with an expensive wine selection, this place is very noisy. I would not recommend going with more than four or can barely hear the wait staff tell you the specials or explain the menu to you. This is our second visit and probably our last."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I think the best food I have experienced. The waitstaff was very attentive and generous with suggestions which we appreciated."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Service and ambiance were great -- very comfortable place -- super clean. Buuuuut..... The food was -- 'meh'. We went Sunday, with a prix fixe line-up of greens, salad, pork or chicken entree, biscuit (1), and dessert. The dominant spice/flavor? Salt. Really? The portions were also pretty small, so had anything been outstanding, there would have been disappointment there, as well. Everbody got one (1) small biscuit, which seemed a titch on the stingy side -- especially given the (small) biscuit was the Star of the meal. So. If you go out for pleasant ambiance and service -- THIS is your place. If you are interested in generous amounts of great food -- not so much. We were expecting more, and felt quite let down."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Amazing experience even with the set Sunday menu. Loved everything about the night. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Sunday supper was outstanding and a unique dining experience. We had out-of-town guests and they were very impressed."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our second trip to the restaurant and we tried the Sunday supper menu which was simple, wholesome, and delicious. Part of our group had the roasted chicken which was tender and moist, I opted for the vegetarian entree and had perfectly basted eggs over a pesto veggie and potato mix. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Very interesting menu. The salt & sugar cured salmon was delicious. We tried the Groaning Board- very interesting-requires open mind and taste buds. Service was terrific, great explanation of the menu/entrees. The journal entry idea at the end if a very unique idea-and fun to read some of the previous entries. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was our third time at Bachelor Farmer and once again were so happy to experience the wonderful food and service. We were there with a group of six and we were celebrating birthdays and anniversaries and Bachelor Farmer turned out to be the perfect place for it. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "An exceptional dining experience. Servers are more culinary tour guides rather than simple waitstaff."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Happening place in former warehouse area. Menu is eclectic. Finding combinations that work not easy. Would Bachelor Farmers eat this way? Doubt it. Two main entrees, duck and fish were out--at 8:30! We still dipped in all menu sections. Strawberry dessert was an A, nuanced. Starter sliced radishes fun. Asparagus side was cold, bland hardly any sauce. Bibb lettuce was ok; innovative toast was poorly executed, burned. Waitress coldly removed it not adjusting the bill. Popovers taste good but were thick and hard, not wispy air hot. In fact all dishes were cold. Plate warmer idea was snubbed. We also had a 30 minute wait between the initial dishes and the entree; the pork and sauce, however, were wonderful, the cut first rate, even tho cold."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "First time; totally delighted by whole experience. Food, service and extras were over the top. We are telling others about great evening"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food, service and decor were excellent, but it became hard to hear the people at my table as more people came to eat. They need some sound absorbing material to make it quieter."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Always have a good experience here. Bright a co-worker from Texas and he loved it."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I took my family to the Sunday Supper. It was a lot of fun to share big plates of delicious food. Service was attentive without being overbearing. It's not really kid friendly, but they worked with my two nephews."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We've been to TBF several times, and each time we're impressed with the creativity of the food and the service."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is a great place for someone with cash to burn and an appreciation for farm-fresh food. We were served fresh radishes as a starter and ordered salad & cocktail meatballs to share, duck and salmon as our entrees and an espresso custard for dessert. Everything was good - unique menu, delicious, good wine, great service, fun atmosphere - but for the price, it was probably a one-time experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Locally grown meets very creative cooking. Everything we ordered was a hit. I'm sorry I don't live in Minneapolis to enjoy this gem over and over again. Great service to boot!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We were very excited to dine at the Bachelor Farmer after hearing the amazing reviews! The food was good, but maybe just a tad bit weird. Instead of a bread basket, we were served whole radishes that were to be dipped in butter and salt. I though, how interesting! No. At the end of the day you are eating radishes dipped in butter and salt. In an effort to be different, I think this missed the mark. Nevertheless, the entrees were very good! My husband had the Chop Night Pork Chops that were the best pork chops he's ever had, though a bit salty. I had the oven baked duck eggs. Very good, but very rich! I would recommend Bachelor Farmer, yet I don't have a yearning to go back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My wife and I decide to pick a city we had never experienced and explore for a few days. As self-proclaimed foodies, we found the culinary scene in Minneapolis better than advertised. The highlight of our dinning experience in Minneapolis was dinner at The Bachelor Farmer. The unusual concept and attention to quality was wonderful. Every bite from start to finish was a delight. We hope the dinning culture is moving towards the example being set by The Bachelor Farmer and look foward to our next visit. Simply excellent. The Simmons Family Houston, TX"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Finally made it to the Bachelor Farmer to celebrate an anniversary, and it is absolutely all it's cracked up to be. We made it on a Sunday night when the restaurant has a set menu and it was amazing! The flavors were perfect, tasted like it has been cooking all day. The service was awesome and the drinks were made perfectly (doesn't hurt having Marvel Bar right below). I can't wait to go again and try the regular menu."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Always love to take new people to BF, great staff and food to match!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Good food and service. The boards were amazing. The pork chop entree special was not that great, a little flavorless and chewy. Salmon entree was fine, I ate it in its entirety but I've had much better. Dessert was amazing. Highlights were the appetizers and desserts. Very interesting food forward stuff. Would like to see a little more consistency throughout the meal. Talks a big talk for an almost middle of the road (because of the entrees) walk. And I say almost--not the home run I was anticipating but very good and interesting nonetheless."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I had been wanting to dine here since I moved to Minneapolis 18 months ago. I heard great things and they were all correct! All of the food was incredibly thought out, prepared and presented. Portion sizes were perfect. I can't wait to bring my foodie friend here when he comes to visit, I took photos of the food and menu for him! We had a great server as well. I enjoyed the special Sunday evening menu but will try another night next time for a different experience. While the salad course wouldn't have been my choice it was still delicious and well made. The drink menu is adventurous!! Really unique cocktails like nothing I've had before."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "food and service were both great. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was truly a wonderful experience from the fresh food to the great service it was an amazing time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I would rank my dinner here among my top three (ever in a restaurant). The detail that was put into the décor was evidence that the owner gives attention to all the little things that make this a special restaurant. My wife and I arrived about 30 minutes before our reservation time so we were able to wait in the bar area. We were seated after about a 15 minute wait. We both thought the service was excellent and our server was very knowledgeable on the menu items. We ordered the pork rib appetizer, duck confit and the pork shoulder."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "celebrated a wedding anniversary and waiter, Miata made evening memorable with his fantastic service. helped us with amazing food choices. loved the appetizer choices, as well as the scandinavian toast/spreads. entrees were very good but not many choices."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had a great time. The food was great and the service was superb. My only quibble was the limited entree menu and what I would call a couple of exotic menu choices."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This past week was our first time dining at TBF. Being in the food industry as well as hoping to experience good food on a special occassion our family was celebrating, we found that TBF did not disappoint! We especially loved the unique Nordic touches, and our waitress was most exceptional in making our night worthy of being a celebration experience!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "TBF has amazing food. During my most recent visit I was there on a Sunday. They only serve a fixed menu "family style supper" on Sundays. It was good but simple, not up to the caliber of their typical menus."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Three of us have become regulars for Sunday Night Supper. Lovely food, warm atmosphere, and an all-around great way to wind down before another week. Altogether enjoyable!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our party of six loved brunch at The Bachelor Farmer. Each dish was delicious. We practically licked our plates!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our meal at Bachelor Farmer was excellent and the ambience is wonderful, with a tastefully decorated interior. We had a toast appetizer, which came with a lot of tasty toppings (e.g., bacon jam, honey, granola, seeds & toasted coriander, homemade soft cheese). With more toast to accompany, this would be great for a small group as the toppings looked small, but were plentiful. The lamb ribs were perfectly done and had an excellent flavor. They came with rhubarb compote/maple vinaigrette, but they were so flavorful, the extra toppings weren't necessary and just became additional toppings for our toast. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the vegetables were fresh and delightful. The pork dish was perfectly cooked, as well, but way too salty."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a great time celebrating our 5th anniversary here. The food and service were great! The vibe is very relaxed while still feeling special. We would return immediately if we could get another table!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Fresh, seasonal & local ingredients, used creatively, super friendly staff, & beautifully restored building. Will go back as soon as I can!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I was resigned to an evening of boring food with a limited wine list. Although limited, the wines are well chosen to pair with the food and reasonably priced at two times retail. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Lots of space between diners. The food is better than the descriptions. I've eaten a lot of salmon over the years and can't remember a better preparation. I'm not a fan of Governor Dayton, so it's a bit painful to give so much credit to his boys."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • ""Service was very good", we tried quite a few different items off the menu, we go to a different restaurant each month for the last few years and none of us were very impressed with any of our meals, the food was just OK, nothing special, popovers were over baked, pork too fatty, meatballs had no flavor, for the price of the entrees they should have included a side. The desserts were noteworthy"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "LOVE IT! Seriously, I went here with my family and you guys are outstanding. Definitely coming here again in the near future! (:"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was great. We were there on chop night and it was one of the best cooked cuts of meat I have ever had. The bar downstairs was also worth going to for a round of drinks, although it was overpriced. We really enjoyed our experience at TBF"
    Dined on 6/16/2014