The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thefarmhouse.ca/
  • Phone: 7057370522
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Steakhouse, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Randy Feltis and Head Chef Christopher Gardiner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We specialize in restaurant food for catered events. Fully licensed and with 14 years of catering experience; you won"t find a better team anywhere!
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on the patio during summer hours

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Essa Rd
  • Public Transit: Essa and Tiffin St, adjacent to the Allandale GO Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Front and rear if the restaurant as well as green P spots along the waterfront. No meters.
A word from The Farmhouse
Family Sheek Farm Food with the best waterfront patio in Barrie. Casual atmosphere with a value driven menu. Ideal for weddings, corporate functions or an intimate dinner for two. We grow our micro greens and fresh herbs on site with our indoor greenhouse and serve fresh pressed juices and cocktails. Check out thefarmhouse.ca for more info and to view our incredible menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerComfort Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Farmhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (37)great for outdoor dining (35)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (24)great for lunch (22)special occasion (21)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (13)romantic (8)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Second review, Great improvement FH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good job Farm house, Food is fresh, delicious and delivered with great service . Kudos to the hostess and Candace for their welcoming vibe and attentiveness . look forward to more FH dinning .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    CautiousCarnivore
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I was looking for somewhere to get a thanksgiving turkey dinner for my g.f, and happened onto the Farm House. Being from Toronto, and in the area for the long weekend, we had never heard of it. Read a few reviews and made a reservation. Service, quality and quantity were all beyond what we expected! Ive since told several people about this hidden gem. Cant wait to visit again, maybe a Saturday afternoon before a Colts game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • zoltri99
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Family friendly dining. Food excellent as was the service. Definitely a "relaxed dining" experience. The Bar downstairs (although not visited) seemed energetic and a lively place to meet friends. If you want romantic - soft lights and mellow music - you'll have to look elsewhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    Rock
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Spectacular menu ideas - the chef rocks! The offering of daily grain, vegetable and soup ideas are inspiring. The appetizers are very filling. Be careful what you order - you may have to take some of it home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    happywanderer
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went with another couple, and could not have been more pleased. The service was excellent, and the food was well prepared and well presented. The garlic bread grilled cheese sandwich was arguably the most satisfying decadent lunch choice EVER. We will be back. It was too cold to sit outside, but the patios looked nice. Upstairs was closed for a private function, but I think we would try that next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stellar - All Around Stellar
    durostar
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My fiancé and I had driven by multiple times and always said we should try it out. We finally did and we are so happy we did! The food was beyond belief, the service was great, and the atmosphere is just right (that perfect mix between rustic and chic). Honestly, we didn't know what to expect going into our meal, but as soon as the bowl of mussels with fresh baked bread hit out table we knew this place was astounding. The best part is that you won't bust the bank going here either! In my opinion you get better food from here than you do at The Keg - and its half the price! Also need to mention how great it is that they use locally farmed produce to make a lot of their food. All around incredible experience that we both cannot wait to again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at The Farmhouse. The food was excellent. The service was excellent, very friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    Flareca
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and looking forward to going back again!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great salads, great view
    Edgechc
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had a nice wedge salad while enjoying company on the patio looking out on the bay... What could be better..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place!
    Leela
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I found The Farmhouse online when looking for a restaurant to have dinner before our night at the theatre. We were so happy with everything! The meal was delicious and food presentation is stylish and fun. Service was excellent. Overall it was a warm, friendly environment and we are looking forward to coming back, especially during warmer weather to enjoy the patio looking out over the lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Service - Great Value!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Very friendly and accommodating staff. No problem with special requests at all. Great price for the quality of food. Nice to have the choices with the sides too. Unique presentation of salads and desserts in jars. Take your own wine for a $12 corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farmhouse
    Dawnlee
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My daughter has just begun school in Barrie, so we are very unfamiliar of the area. While looking up restarrants on the water the Farmhouse came up so we decided to give it a try. Awesome restaurant - waiter made us feel very welcome and informative as we asked some questions about Barrie. A great spot and we will definitely visit the Farmhouse again ! Food was fantastic - love the local element !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • goodfoodplease
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Food was ok but for the price expected better than "ok". Also, from the website and from the price was looking for the white tablecloth. Service was perfunctory, server did chat us up when she brought the bill.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Looking forward to going back
    8apeach
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This is only my second time at The Farmhouse - but I will definitely be back. I've had breakfast and lunch there and am eager to try the dinner menu. For breakfast I had the Roast Strip Benny and it was fantastic! A group of us went for lunch and a couple of people had the burgers and raved about them. I had the Chicken Club Sandwich which I really enjoyed - the chicken was moist and the sides were fresh. Our server was really great and we loved the charm and ambiance of The Farmhouse. I'm looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was delicious and waitress was great. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent staff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved this place. Quaint charm. Staff very friendly and the kitchen staff very cognizant of my dairy allergy. Would defiantly return when back in town. Thank you for the enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointed this time
    drul
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    it took 80 minutes to get the food, very loud, asked to sit on the patio and waitress didn't try to accommodate yet another table was moved out. asked for some bread after waiting an hour, told no but we could have chips. food was good or we wouldn't be back. I know it was busy but servers should be able to think outside of the box as to how to compensate for business, I know there is bread! or little toasts. At least tried to get us on patio, etc. lemon tart was liquid!! yet told by server that is how it is, really??? I had talked two people in joining me telling them it was a great place, I know they won't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was amazing! The restaurant was nice and the staff was great, the only thing we found that we didn't like was what the waitress were wearing. They need to dress a little classier, not shorts and t-shirts. The prices are a bit high but for an occasional dinner out, it was worth it-the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Farmhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This was my first visit to The Farmhouse and I'll be going back. The service and the food was excellent; from the moment I walked into the restaurant I was welcomed in a friendly and warm manner. Our server was professional and friendly and helpful with the daily specials. It was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sev2dine5
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were a table of 8. They had us set up downstairs but for some reason moved us upstairs after we ordered our drinks. Awkward had to carry our drinks upstairs. Turned out to be better though because we had an awesome view of the water. My daughter found a hair in her food. They were quick to replace it and gave her free desert. I hated the salad in a mason jar , but would just ask for it in bowl next time. I would eat there again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unhappycamper5
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Food was good. Although the sides could have been larger in size. Service wasn't great, appearance of waitresses clothing not what we expected for what we thought was going to be a little fancier place. For a "Farm House" the tables and chairs did not come out of a farm house they were the same as any other pub / bar. A few harvest tables and some older looking chairs would have been better. The prices of the food did not match the ambiance. We were disappointed .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bad timing
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We ordered an appetizer. It came out, we had no forks or plates. Waited 5 minutes for a server to walk by. Asked for plates he said he would be right back. Never came back. Our server walked by. Asked for plates. She brought our plates and then our main course came right after. By the time we had our apps, our dinners were cold. The food was good but would have been better if it was hot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvement
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    High cost for a mediocre burger, over cooked fries and small salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food but...
    Donald14
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great but there was a snag with service. The restaurant was half full but we were placed at a table right below a blowing vent. The AC was quite chilly blowing directly on us. When we requested a different table, the waiter replied that the other tables were reserved and could not fulfill our request. The other tables remained vacant throughout our entire meal. The cool blowing air ruined the experience for my parents. I brought them there to experience something different as they are from out of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super Good
    foodishelpfuloccasionally
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We attended for Barrielicious, and while the appetizer could have been better (the soup was a little bland), the rest of the meal made up for it. Also our waiter was cool, he had that face where you're sure you've seen him around before but you don't know where. Super good all in all
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best
    CassB
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The best dinner, food, service , originality ive seen/had in a long time! Bringing my whole family here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    kent782
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We went to the farmhouse for barrielicious and enjoyed our experience very much. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.. I could go on..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were greeted by an associates back, who stood there for several moments..didn't turn around & left. Another girl came to the stand, didn't look at us & left. Yet a third looked at us…& did nothing. Then a boy came to seat us. We asked for a patio table. He told us if it rained there was nothing they could do (the inside only had 2 or 3 tables occupied)..broken concrete & large wire poking out at our feet..server pleasant but didn't explain Barrielicous menu til we asked. While ordering we were told 2 items were out..so on the spot decisions..entrees appeared moments after our appetizer..ordered a rare steak & was brought a medium well..returned it only to receive a blue rare which was cold & raw!..trout was overdone..lamb forgettable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great spot with delicious local food choices. Nice twists on popular menu choices. Will definitely return and have already recommended to family and friends!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not good......
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    5 of us came to The Farmhouse as we had heard amazing things about it. We thought we would try it with the Barrielicious. I ordered the ribs and had to send it back as it was stone cold by the second part of the rib. The waiter came and took my plate, however, it was over 25 minutes until I got it back. By this time, all my friends were finished. As I started to seperate the ribs, the ribs were all pink in colour (not cooked). When the waiter came, I told him but there was nothing said. He took my plate, with the full rack of ribs (minus one rib) and disappeared. I figured maybe a 'sorry' would be mentioned or 'let me get the manager' but nothing. I was very disappointed with this and not sure I would visit again. Sorry.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SEATING
    jojogirl
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    requested window table upstairs -3 were available at 5pm we were denied, hostess said they would be busy as barrielicious was on. however, we didn't leave the restaurant until 640 pm and at that time there were still two tables at the window that were empty! how disappointing as we chose this restaurant thinking we would have a beautiful view. the food was outstanding, but that particular experience soured us a bit on the restaurant. I did mention this to our waiter, however his service was excellent so we tipped him well. a coupon towards another visit would be appreciated and we would come again. also, overheard another couple seated at window after us saying how nice it was to get a window seat without any reservation. we did reserve an
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased
    Gator
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were in Barrie to visit family and ate dinner at the Farm House. Very pleasant atmosphere, courteous staff, inexpensive menu but awesome food. Seven dined so we had varied appetizers and mains - ALL were well presented and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT
    hdsm
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Really, really good food. Great staff. Delicious! (the food, I mean)
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food and service was very good
    Jigger
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We went for dinner for our anniversary. First time at this restaurant but I don't know if I would go back. The food was very fresh but I found a very limited menu. Also, I found the portions small even though you get 2 sides. The waitress was very friendly and service was good. The air conditioning was not working properly so it was uncomfortably hot in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm house
    Food1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great food and service for a reasonable cost ! I'd definately recommend this restaraunt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
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    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect summer spot
    Janer24
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant was a wonderful discovery. Close to the water's edge, it has a great patio to go along with the great menu. I loved the ribs I chose and the burgers of others looked delicious. The mac and cheese could use a little more zing - either some heat or more crispy topping This was the only negative and it isn't a big one. Our group really enjoyed our dinner there and I would definitely go back when I am in Barrie again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 168 reviews are from the The Farmhouse reviews archive.
  • Friendly
    Lov2eat
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food is always fresh and presentation outstanding. Freindly Service and a great view of the lake from the top deck. Have been back many times and recommend to anyone that want a delicious meal
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I went for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon with my parents, my husband and one year old. The service was friendly but they did seem to be under staffed. I can't tell you how much we all enjoyed the food. We did appetizers to start and all had a different dish. It was a beautiful day on the patio looking out to the water. I have been here 4 times and have loved the food every time. Highly recommended particularly in the summer months when the produce is farm fresh and you can sit out on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improvement needed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The restaurant has the capacity to be a great establishment but must work on refining a few key issues .. 1. Introduction Address guest at door less then 2-3 minutes ( even a hello , be right with you ) 2.Table Service - . Addressing the table , Pre sets . Cutlery ( proper cutlery ; steak knife ) .. 3. Food - although going for healthy , home feel .. Too much butter in the Benedict muffins ( soaked in butter ) Trout was so salty it was crystallizing Half the mussels were expired .. This was the third visit I had with farmhouse, Never had problems with food until this visit on Saturday 14th of June '14.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate