The Restaurant at Walhill Farm
857 Six Pine Ranch Rd
Batesville, IN 47006Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
The Restaurant at Walhill Farm
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.walhillfarm.com/
- Phone: 8129342600
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American, Wild Game
- Executive Chef: James Bogart
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Simple elegant dishes for a special occasion, or classic American comfort food with lots of it!
- Private Party Facilities: Business corporate, wedding rehearsals, and group dinners for up to 50 in the beautiful and unique Sulky Lodge. Weddings, wedding receptions and reception dinners, as well as large corporate events, training retreats and ceremonies for up to 700 in The Barn, a 12,000 sq ft horse barn converted to a banquet facility in 2009.
- Private Party Contact: General Manager 8129342600
- Entertainment: Live music and entertainment year round. Events include cooking classes, music and art festivals, and cured meat and sausage classes.
A word from The Restaurant at Walhill Farm
The Restaurant at Walhill Farm is more than a place to eat, it is a destination. A butcher shop, catering hall, theater, and restaurant that hosts classes, special events, corporate retreats, family reunions, and any excuse for a party throughout the year.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
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The Restaurant at Walhill Farm reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 6, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (20)fit for foodies (18)great for outdoor dining (17)neighborhood gem (13)good for groups (13)scenic view (11)notable wine list (8)romantic (8)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)Show More
- Food is way better than ambianceOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/30/2014I know this is a farm and I guess they are trying to go with that image, but the quality and the creativity of the food calls for better. We had a reservation and were seated at a table that was 4 feet off the ground and looked like it belonged in a bar, not a high quality eating establishment (which this place legitimately is). That said the food and service were way better than one might have guessed from the feel of the place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enjoyable MealGraysonDad1VIPDined on 8/23/2014Filet and chicken marsala were both winners, and although the service was a bit slow, it was a nice experience. Salads were bountiful and featured the freshest greens and bright dressings. The only downer was a blueberry shortcake ice cream dessert. The ice cream was more like a sorbet and did not have the creaminess to truly enhance the cookie. Other than that, the food was excellent and we had a pleasant evening in a peaceful country setting. We will return to see what's next on their menu!Special Features:
- Went for the music, loved the foodGMommaDined on 8/8/2014This was our second trip to the farm. We knew that live music was featured on Friday Nights, so decided to see what was happening. It was a blues duo, not bad. The food we selected was wonderful, but we both agreed that the entree selection might be a little "out there" for our less adventuresome friends we were thinking of bringing along next time.Special Features:
- SurpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/6/2014We are from Cincinnati and used Walhill Farm as a half-way meeting place for friends from Indianapolis and Richmond, IN. We were pleasantly surprised by the innovative food and lovely presentation. Not expected from a place with "farm" in the name.Special Features:
- SuggestionOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/2/2014Wonderful atmosphere. Quality food and very tasty. But no fish on menu. Also, menu not good for low carb or diabetic diets.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply Great!!!eagleVIPDined on 8/1/2014Fantastic location,decor was perfect,Dropped in second night,and was just as good. Selection in keeping with area,and well executed,all fresh local ingredients,and prepared properly,our server was top notch as well.do not miss place!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- brunchOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/26/2014VERY DELICIOUS, POTATOE SOUP EXCELLANT. WE PLAN ON COMING BACK AS SOON AS WE CAN. ALSO THE BACON WOW, WANT TO GET SOME WHEN AVAILABLESpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Off the beaten pathSaraDined on 7/24/2014First time at restaurant. I am not local so found this out if the way place on Open Table. Loved the ambience. Building is older and extremy well maintained and appointed in an equestrian motif. Staff very attentive and pleasant. Great wine list. Food was very good, although mashed potatoes were slightly over salted. Dessert menu irresistible. Would go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food good but...Eatwell1Dined on 7/19/2014This was our third visit to Walhill Farms for dinner. On all three occasions the food was very good but the last two times the wait for food was crazy long. Our visit on Saturday, the waitress told us that they had a party so we were going to have to wait quite awhile for our food but the good news was that once they started on it, it would come quickly. She was right. It took one hour,from the time we ordered till we got our appetizer and another half hour until the entrees arrived. She could not bring more tea since she said they were out of glasses. Water was served in a small glass because again they were out of glasses. It is questionable whether we will return. The food is good but they have to get there act together.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- monkeyDined on 7/12/2014First time, the tasting menu exceeded our expectations. Service was attentive, Melissa allowed us to enjoy our drinks and paced service of each course. We will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 6/26/2014Pork chops were very good. Filet was very good. Nice that they use local food. Looking forward to trying brunch soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SonjaDined on 6/7/2014Great food, very fresh salads and wonderful dinnersSpecial Features:
- Will returnC1958Dined on 5/25/2014Our foursome enjoyed Sunday brunch at Walhill Farm. The server was personable and efficient. The food was excellent. It was hard to choose what to select. We are looking forward to returning to try out the dinner menu.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great experience!lhabell85Dined on 5/24/2014My husband and I went to dinner at Walhill Farm after a friend told me that the brunch was incredible. The portions are large and the food was delicious!! The restaurant and decor were unique as well. We live in Cincinnati, so it was about an hour drive to get to the restaurant, but well worth the trip. We will definitely be returning!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food, terrible service!PhyllisDined on 5/24/2014Our food was outstanding, but the drink service was and has been, every time we've been terrible. We waited 15 minutes for our first drinks. When we ordered food, we put in a wine order and it didn't come until our meals were almost finished!! Terrible bar service ! Food great, but they need to have more than one bartender!!Special Features:
- GoodOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 5/23/2014The food was good but very over priced. I have to rate it fair because of price.
- Excellent DiningHoosierPattiDined on 5/23/2014We enjoyed our first visit to Walhill and will definitely be back. The food was outstanding, and the outdoor seating added to the ambiance. The band was very enjoyable without being overwhelming.Special Features:
- great placeenjoyDined on 5/16/2014Muscian was a little to loud anx it was a little pricey. But we will definetly be back great food, service, and atmosphereSpecial Features:
- What a terrific find!A1countrygemDined on 5/14/2014My sister discovered Walhill Farm from an ad that played on T.V. in Cincinnati. We met cousins from Indiana, who had never heard of it, there for lunch. The quality of the food was excellent and the seasonings and sauces inventive enough to satisfy any foodie. Even though the food alone sets this restaurant apart, it is the wait staff that puts it over the top. They were friendly and made wonderful recommendations making us feel like we'd come home. My only suggestion would be for them to stretch their advertising budget to include Indianapolis. I've eaten there twice both times with Hoosiers who loved it as much as I did.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic Findlove4foodDined on 5/11/2014This restaurant has the most amazing foods, no matter what you choose off the menu. I have been here several times, and recommend it to all of my friends.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- competes with a big city for taste.BacchusHaynesDined on 5/10/2014I'm from Vancouver Canada and we have some of the best restaurants in the world! This place could compete! The food was fabulous! The place is very busy, which is always a good sign, but it didn't feel crowded or loud. Its old and a little dark, reminded me of an old boys club. (which is not a fault) I would recommend this place, the only thing they could work on is the wine list, but that would not stop me from going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Mother's Day LuncheonOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 5/10/2014We went to lunch on Saturday for Mother's Day and the food was delicious!!Special Features:
- The following 109 reviews are from the The Restaurant at Walhill Farm reviews archive.
- Walhill--who knew?WahooDined on 5/2/2014First time visit a 3 or 7 in our party.....excited to find something different in the area without having to go to Cincinnati or Indianapolis....very few interesting restaurants nearby. HAving said that, first impression, the grounds are huge! Walking in the door, its very tudor style, beams and stucco. But very very dark and very very dated in decor. Would be so much better experience to open up the interior dining areas to light and show off the views. Food was good, but pricey...We knew that going in per the online menu. I had the pricey pork chop & meat was prepared well, thick and the sides were delicious. On line they said on Friday's was live music at 7pm ... but alas...730pm no music....the entertainment cancelled.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wow!DebPeteDined on 4/25/2014We had a wonderful time celebrating my son's 10th birthday. Our server, Brittany, was amazing and our table, conveniently located next to a game room, was perfect! The food was also outstanding. We could not have had a better time!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExcellentSweeteeDined on 3/29/2014Food is great from appetizers, soups, sandwiches, entrees, desserts Atmosphere was so neat and full of history.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Culinary Delight in Country SettingPipelineJoeDined on 3/22/2014This is a gem in a rural setting that is worth visiting over and over again. The menu is creative and the preparation and presentation are outstanding. The service leaves a little to be desired, but overall the experience was delightful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DanDancoy60Dined on 3/14/2014Our experience at the Butcher Shoppe was wonderful. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Their explanation of the wine list and menu was very helpful. Bonny and I will recommend this restaurant to our friends. Look forward to our next visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great dinnerEatNGoodDined on 3/7/2014My wife and I were there on a Friday night. The service was great. The live music was okay. Our meals were fantastic, first the presentation was great. Both meals tasted fantastic, mine was the porkchop and my wife had the filet. Both cooked perfect. Plenty of food. We were disappointed in the desserts though, I had the cheesecake, my wife ordered the apple crisp ala mode. We would NOT recommend either of these. I think we each took two bites and left the rest. This is the only reason I couldn't give the food a 5 star rating. We will be back in the future for Sunday brunch.Special Features:
- Very satisfiedLDesignsDined on 2/28/2014We dined with a group of 10 in the bar/music area. The atmosphere is rustic and cozy with many different nooks and crannies for privacy. The service was good and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the different meats & sausages. I was impressed with the variety of food grown and sourced locally. The menu has good variety and price points. The trio played music from the 80's & 90's. They did a good job, maybe could have played a little softer for easier conversation. We'll visit this summer when the gardens are in bloom.Special Features:
- Delicious!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 2/21/2014We had a great experience and the food was very good!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The main course was fantastic,OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/21/2014The main course was fantastic, the bread served was amazing, desserts were just ok. The only thing to look out for was seating. We were seated in what came across as a hallway. A hallway to the game room none the less. We had a group of children continuously running (yes, running barefoot and all) in front of our table while we were trying to have a conversation. So, although I would recommend the place be careful where you are seated.I would recommend this to a friend.
- My steak was fabulousbearloyerDined on 2/15/2014The dinner was wonderful. I ordered the filet done medium rare and it was wonderful. It has been a long time since I had a steak of this quality, done just the way i wanted it done. Staff were very pleasant and attentive. The quality of the food was well worth the price.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OverpricedJohnnyCDined on 2/15/2014Everything was great but the beer was a bit overpriced. $10 for a pint is a lot ridiculous.Special Features:
- Great New MenuGraysonDad1VIPDined on 2/13/2014The new late winter menu features some old favorites and some new surprises. The roasted red pepper bisque was outstanding and the featured pasta was inspired. The Maryland crab cakes and filet were perfectly prepared, too. I appreciated that the manager stopped by twice to ensure that everything was OK at our table. The warm fireplace was a welcome plus to our evening. I'll plan on returning again soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great BreakfastOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/2/2014Sunday was our first breakfast at Walhill. The choices were great,everything from traditional breakfast to Chef's special creations. There were four of us, everyone ordered something different. Everything was unique and delicious. The cost were no more than you would pay at a Perkins or Denney's. It is a shame more people are not aware of such a gem.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Try it, you'll like it!pickyEaterDined on 1/22/2014I have been to Walhill a couple of different times and each time my experience has been wonderful. I am a picky eater, a self diagnosed super taster. Even the entrees that wouldn't normally be a favorite of mine are a treat here. The fact is that each entree is paired perfectly with specific sides such that the flavors work very well together. It is clear that a lot of attention has been given to pairing complimentary items.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth the tripGMommaDined on 1/4/2014A unique location with history, a menu that can meet the needs of the adventurous as well as the sandwich crowd, in a location that makes for good conversation on the way. We'd say it was well worth the trip from Western Cincinnati.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food, So-So BarLeprechaunDined on 1/3/2014The food at the Butcher Shoppe is superb and keeps us coming back. Unfortunately, they ran out of filet mignon, but I attribute that to the fact that they were closing on January 6th for two weeks. However, the server suggested the New York Strip with the same setup as the filet, and I was very happy. The bar, on the other hand, is a whole other story. If you only want beer and wine, then there is no problem. They have a very nice wine list and the server is knowledgeable. However, I ordered a Vodka Gimlet from the bar and received a glass of lime juice with a hint of vodka. The server tried to fix it with more vodka, but it would have required half a bottle of vodka to offset the amount of lime juice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- totally awesomeOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 12/27/2013Everything was a completely satisfying experience...server was great...excellent knowledge of the menu....great personality.....food was served quickly and the presentation of the dishes made me think I was in an elegant restaurant in NYC or LA. completely awed, the taste equaled the heightened expectations. My only unexpected surprise was the check, not that the experience was not worth the cost, it was worth it, but the amount was unexpected. I must say the cost would not prohibit me from enjoying the experience again....just not as frequently....and understand the cost is completely in line with the services and dinning pleasure I received.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A unique dining oasis in anOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/20/2013A unique dining oasis in an unlikely rural setting! The food is outstanding with a gourmet accent and appealing presentation. Excellent service and knowledgeable, friendly staff.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.