The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://serenbefarmhouse.com/
  • Phone: 7704632622x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Fried Chicken Lunch: Saturday 11:30am-3:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-7:00pm; Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern
  • Executive Chef: Marie Nygren
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room with Large Wood Table that seats up to 10.

    Also Glass Sun Porch off Main Dining Room that seats up to 30.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Selborn Lane
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Farmhouse
The Farmhouse, one of Atlanta's original farm-to-table restaurants, serves regional cuisine using locally grown, organic ingredients from Serenbe Farms and other area producers. The menu changes weekly to highlight the freshest seasonal ingredients available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Farmhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)scenic view (44)fit for foodies (39)romantic (34)great for lunch (32)great for brunch (31)neighborhood gem (20)kid-friendly (18)good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (10)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Food, Service & Ambiance
    RaferKelly
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food, service and Ambiance compliment each other at this great place. Ideal for a romantic dinner or brunch. Bob our server was outstanding, even remembering us from a visit a few months ago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • veggies
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Need to serve a larger portion of veggies and mac and cheese. we received a small portion of veggies and mac and cheese and the veggies and mac and cheese was very good. chicken outstanding, served a good protion of that.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a lovely setting for a lunch or dinner. We have been for both and each time truly enjoyed the "tucked away" nature of this place. Sunday lunch is also excellent. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time
    Fancy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Took my daughter there for her 21st Birthday. Wonderful meal, great time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alex diappointed
    alex30223
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The meal was very disappointing except for the biscuits and pepper jelly. I feel it was way overpriced for what we received. We have no plans to return to the Farmhouse for meals. We did enjoy the atmosphere very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a beautiful place!
    eatsbyerin
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Not only is this place beautiful, but everything was DELICIOUs! I went there with two girlfriends for a Sunday brunch and enjoyed every second. Our server was extremely friendly, the fried green tomatoes and fried chicken were incredible and even the sweet tea was unique! (Lightly sweetened and infused with mint, so good!!) I am already planning a trip back with my husband!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drink
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My party ordered sweet tea - It was so strong w/mint that we couldn't drink it - The waitress offered us half and half to try to cut the mint flavor, but it didn't help - still couldn't drink it and yet we were charged for it - I think you should definitely have a plain, southern sweet tea!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sykpleier2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent ambiance for out of town guests. Very unique setting (we walked around the farm after dinner). I loved the sweet mint tea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Not So Good
    Southpaw
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had heard about how great the fried chicken was at The Farmhouse. I was severely disappointed. I have had a lot better fried chicken at other restaurants. The chicken was okay, but for price I was expecting a lot better. The other items with the meal were average. I have had some awesome meals at this restaurant, but this is not one of them. I will not be going back there for lunch.
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  • Serenbe Farmhouse
    dottie44
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Farmhouse ambience very appealing, quiet enough to have good conversation, delicious food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Day trip from Atlanta
    Mabel
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We spent the day in Serenbe and loved lunch at The Farmhouse. The fried chicken is excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reservation trouble
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have eaten at the Farmhouse many times. This past Sunday was a VERY special celebration occasion and we made our reservation on OpenTable for 7 and we were looking forward to our visit; however by pure chance we went to the website to check the daily menu as it changes and when we did we happen to see that they were closing at 6. At that point I called the restaurant directly and verified they were closing at 6. I believe the reservation system should have marked to deny our 7 o'clock reservation. We thought we had our dinner plans all set and instead had no dinner.
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  • Slow and just okay
    NotUsuallyCriticalBut
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were there on a Sunday night, closing night for the play. Our service was astonishingly slow, considering there were only 2 menu items to choose from. After about an hour of waiting (and polishing off every morsel of our starter), the server told us that one of the two items was "out." We picked another item; the server later returned to inform us that, actually, there was one more of the original item. After another 30 minutes, we finally got our food and it was, at best, ordinary. Quite disappointing, plus we were there so long we had no time to walk around or enjoy the evening before the play started. No apology. And the chairs were not comfortable enough to keep people sitting so long. Breakfast the next day was excellent though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were very disappointed in this restaurant. We have been to The Hill many times and wanted to try another restaurant in Serenbe. The service was very slow. I know the lunch menu typically has 2 choices, but they were both fried along with sides that were fried! The fried chicken was good but the fried steak tasted like cardboard. It had no flavor at all. The fried squash was ok, but needed seasoning. We didn't get our water refilled until we were done eating. She didn't even come by to check on us. I would not go back nor could I recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Sunday lunch
    Frsu
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We drove down with some freinds from Atlanta and had a delicious Sunday lunch. The fried chicken was delicious and the desserts absolutely wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic!
    JD61
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food a The Farmhouse was outstanding. We had a wonderful meal and our waiter, Michael, was wonderfully attentive to all of our needs. Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC
    Hungry
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am a super picky eater and knowing that The Farmhouse serves what I thought to be "foodie type" of food, I was sure that due to my "limited taste buds", I wouldn't find anything. WRONG! Every single bite I ate was FANTASTIC all the way through dessert! What a delicious evening and a beautiful restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming ambiance, ok food
    jsbfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Positives: Really attractive dining rooms; killer biscuits; friendly attitudes; gentle prices Negatives: Juicy but characterless fried chicken breast; throwaway sides; very fresh but underdressed salad; sweet but inefficient service.
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  • Service was slow
    diner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A bit of an off night here I think. Service was very slow. I was seated at 6:45 and didn't get my entree until 8:05. Took 20 minutes to get a drink. I was told a group of 40 people was the reason. I was seated ahead of this large group. I was going to see the show at Serenbe which began at 8:30 (which ended up starting 30 mins. late because of large group). I was concerned I would be late to the show which affected my enjoyment of the entree and my overall dining experience. Servers are friendly however which is the reason I gave service 2 stars instead of 1. Food was fresh, small portions, presented well. Pretty dining room...request to sit on the sun porch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a mess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Servers were pleasant, but the overall timing was just awful. Hours to wait for the dinkiest plate of food. Warm white wine. Second time we've been, and the service timing is just inconceivable. I get that it is a unique thing, being out in the country primarily serving those who come to the theater, but it needs to be figured out.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly terrible.
    NewtoGA
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Was so looking forward to experiencing The Farmhouse after reading up on it online. Booked a table for my birthday with my best friend and our daughters. No one helped us at the bar until a server came in and yelled for a bartender. The kitchen ran out of food and our choice was fried chicken - or fried chicken. What we received matched none of the photos I had seen on Yelp. We pre-ordered dessert when we heard they were running out of menu options, but it was served to someone else in the interim. We had a reservation, but no one thought to call us to ask us to rebook. I called the restaurant to tell management about our experience and see if it was an off day - left my number, and no one ever called me back. Horribly run place. Avoid!!!
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  • wogerdodger
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Starting to figure out what this restaurant wants to be. Visited twice (once for Thanksgiving buffet dinner - not a typical experience for any dining establishment). Decent entrees and small plate each time. Nothing to write home about - except for the the biscuits. Pork loin entree was so-so, and portion was on the small side. Wait staff is usually v. pleasant and great ambiance if you like the farmhouse setting. You're not driving this far to find a great gastronomic experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful find
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a delicious dinner in this lovely spot before the play at Serenbe. Our waitress was friendly, but let us have our personal space and time during dinner. Very nice service. We ate on the porch overlooking a serene view of trees and a farm feeling! We highly recommend The Farmhouse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps getting better!
    mparks
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We've been going to the Farmhouse for years and it just keeps getting better! Our meal on this visit was wonderful, unique, tasty, and well presented. Service was good as usual and the atmosphere romantic as expected. We really love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server did not know the menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I ordered "The Meatball" - because the server said it came with homemade pasta that was delicious. My order came without any pasta. Server said he was surprised. Overall, disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food
    Edromero
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food is very fresh but the portion size is a little small when it came yo the main entrée
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Disappointing we felt rushed and did not like the energy of our server. The vegetarian entree was not substantial
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  • evelyn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our table was ready on time in the area I requested. Service was good as was the food, the drink choices were delightful, my guests had a lovely time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Nice place, beautiful setting
    Rayd01
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    As always the food was great, service was amazing and the setting wonderful. I wish the potions were a bit larger to go along with the large prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodieforlife
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    As usual, an excellent dinner. Meatballs were outstanding. The sweet corn cheesecake was terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High Cost for what you receive
    HeyLady
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was OK, portions OK, wine taste wonderful (but $10 a glass??? really), high priced for what you receive, medium portions for $15 - for a small piece of chicken and two veggies. If you have food allergies they will attempt to accommodate, but as they only offer two items on the menu it made it very tough. Not everyone eats fried foods, and to offer Cat Fish without the breading - this is a fish that needs the breading to make it taste palatable. I ended up with a $15 plate of sides to stay gluten free. If it wasn't for the very wonderful wait staff, I would have been completely dissatisfied.
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  • Farmhouse at serene
    Disappointeddiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Dined on Saturday night for a birthday celebration. Atmosphere was very appealing - white tablecloths and beautiful surroundings. Served delicious hot biscuits as soon as we were seated, but went downhill from there. No southern restaurant worth it's salt should serve flavored tea exclusively. We love our sweet tea - not mint tea. Ordered a special cocktail that was only average. When food arrived for out table of 4, all of it was cold. Wished now that we had sent it back. Definitely not worth the hour and fifteen minute drive to get there. Will not be returning.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • It was good, but overhyped
    Bravodawg
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Went in with too high of expectations I think. Because of the farm-to-table premise, would have been neat to know what of what we were eating was actually local
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farmhouse rocks!
    Serenbefan
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Fried chicken and mint tea to die for! Nice not to have too many choices from which to choose, knowing that what they prepare is fresh and excellent. And stroll the gardens and farm animal area afterwards. A delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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  • 2Satisfiedguests
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We always enjoy dining at The Farmhouse. The food is superb, the ambiance relaxing, and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic setting
    JMyers
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Beautiful, rustic farmhouse setting at Serenbe. Have been many times but this time the service was great but the food was mediocre. Country fried steak, one of the only two entree's on the menu, was overdone and tough. I was on the edge of sending it back but 'toughed it out' and did not. This has not been the case on previous visits. Veggies were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    Jessica
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I read that The Farmhouse is rated in the top 50 Atlanta area eateries. The location and facility itself is wonderful, and the service was excellent, however, I was very dissappointed with the food. The main couse came out cold (my plate and both my friend's plates as well). My fried chicken was not even luke warm. So we sent them back and were given new plates that were warmer, but still below what I consider to be hot food. My fried chicken was very tasty, but the sides were not noteworthy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place to visit.
    iateherethat1time
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly. It was a but pricey but we walked around the farm after dinner and had a wonderful time which made it well worth the money. Definitely worth checking out.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish It Had Been Better
    jubalharshaw
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We stayed at the Serenbe Inn for two nights, having dinner at the Farmhouse the first night and The Hil on the second. The food at The Farmhouse was good. I wish my main course had been hotter than room temperature, though it was tasty. It would have tasted better if the glass of wine I had ordered had actually come out before I was finished with my dinner, but this was not to be. We have discovered that this is typical at this restaurant (try getting a second cup of coffee at morning breakfast - we actually had to get up and ask someone after being ignored twice by the server). Service is amateur - especially for a $100 dinner for two.
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    special occasion
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  • Hidden Gem at Serenbe Farms
    Yumm
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was good provided you don't mind home-style with very limited choices. Food was a bit pricey for what it was but it tasted very fresh. Server was wonderful- we'd go back just for her. Highly recommend checking this place out along with the rest of the places in Serenbe.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.