The southern specialties extend into the drinks menu, where the front porch iced tea with flavors of bourbon, seasonal fruit,housemade ginger nectar, fresh brewed tea, served in a mason jar, is a refreshing drink to enjoy with your meal.
I’ve gone both on a Wednesday morning and a Sunday night now, and I’ve enjoyed the experience both times. Being a Southerner, I’m usually pretty skeptical of “Southern” places around here. I must say that farmerbrown has some of the best cheesy grits I’ve had, and their biscuits are great as well. The first time I went, the biscuits came with kumquat jam - surprisingly tasty! The standard chicken was okay the first time I went; we got to chat with Darnell, the awesome chef, on my second trip and he kicked up the seasoning for us which did improve the experience. We liked the Southern-vibe cocktails as well (I had their version of an old fashioned). It can get somewhat pricey, of course, but not any more than similar places in the city. The staff are attentive and super friendly, which does give farmerbrown an edge as far as enjoying your dining experience.
Excellent service and great fried chicken! The grits were also amazing.
The waiter is very attentive. I think his name was Matt. We asked for the dinner recommendation and we ordered his suggetions. Food came out quickly. The fried chicken and pulled pork sandwiches were delicious. The lemonade cocktail was strong and he provided us with extra sweetener.
Farmer Brown was awesome! We had the fried chicken and short ribs, which were amazing but my favorite was the crab & spinach dip appetizer :)
This place was fantastic! The wait was a little long, and the line of people bunched up at the front waiting for tables made it feel crowded. The food was delicious and beautiful. The cocktails were really cute and tasty too! Will come back when I am in SF again.
Food was overpriced, came out luke warm, portions were burnt. $20 for a salad that was slightly larger than a side salad? Not sure how this place has received so many good reviews because there was literally nothing good about it except when we finally got to leave. I would not recommend to anyone
Took a while for someone to come to our table but that's not the biggest deal. We got the okra/rockshrimp app which was good. We also went on a Monday and enjoyed the $5 pom margaritas which were also tasty. Gumbo and Jambalaya were good. Greens with hamhock were lacking flavor, and the biscuit was dry. Not a bad experience but not what we had hoped for.
So glad we found this great restaurant. Food was excellent. We were heading to the theater, our waiter anticipated this and asked what the curtain time was. Friendly staff. We will come back.
My wife and I wanted a nice dinner before a show at the Orpheum---I had catfish, cheddar grits and some of the best greens I 've ever had, short of the kind my mother made..Everything was great--my wife had the Fried chicken and it was crisp and juicy--Our server Matthew was very personable and conscientious--I will be coming back and recommending as well
Amazing date night. On accident
Great Valentines Day dinner. We have been to FB's a number of times over the years, often pre concert at The Warfield & with friends, & have never had a bad dining experience. All of their dishes are excellent & never disappoint. Do yourself a favor & visit soon. They often have live music, as they did Valentines Day eve for our most recent visit.
I was looking forward to eating here, since Sweet T's in Santa Rosa burned down in the Tubbs Fire. Very disappointed in the dishes. Little flavor.
Great service and food.
A great place with delicious food and a nice atmosphere once you are in the restaurant. Be prepared to pay for parking, because street parking in that part of San Francisco is not advisable
It was really enjoyable.
We had a lovely lunch. The chicken was wonderful- crispy on the outside and moist in the middle. It was not crowded in the middle of the week at noon.
They printed the wrong menu but it was fine because they honored Opentable menu.
Always a 'go to' place when we are downtown. Can't go wrong with their Southern Fried Chicken, grits, yams, biscuits & greens.
Not easy to find good 'soul' food in San Francisco and Farmer Brown nails it and never disappoints.
Great chicken & waffles!!
Went in and they didn't have our reservation for 8 people on New Years Eve. They made room! The food and drinks were fantastic and the service was exceptional. THANK YOU!
Had NYE dinner hear on Sunday night. We started with the fried okra/shrimp appetizer. Amazing. Okra cooked perfectly. Large shrimp. Perfect breading. Then moved on to Fried Chicken and Waffles. We added Maple syrup (passed on the sorghum syrup...) and it was fantastic. Chicken coated perfectly, meat ( breast and wing) tender and moist. When we forked both the syrup soaked waffle and the chicken in a single bite it was some kinda heaven! Too stuffed for their legendary pecan pie...Next time!
I still love farmerbrown, but I have to admit it seems to have lost a bit of its pizzazz. While the presentation was absolutely stunning, the taste didn't come up to their old down-home goodness. Not that anything was bad, it is just their own high bar that was set early on. I do see improvement from about a year ago, but I hope the chef really digs in and spices up the flavors. The options are great and they have kept the comfort food vibe alive. This used to be one of my absolute favorite spots in town, and I know they can get back there.
Great food...nice environment and great for socializing
If you are hoping to have good southern food this is definitely not the place. The service was friendly but the food was simply mediocre, very mediocre.
A new favorite restaurant!
It was great
The food was really good. However, as someone with a southern background, it is outrageous to see anything with grits being sold for $23. Grits are supposed to be an affordable good. So this place is good for a treat but it is definitely expensive for many of the dishes.
Enjoyed the jambalaya and the chicken and waffles. Not a place for dessert, but its a very nice pre-concert meal if you're going to the Warfield.
Great southern soul food. My kids loved the chicken & waffles.
Yummy! Loved the ambiance, service and home cooked foods!
Their fried chicken is still one of my favorites in the city. Add tasty cocktails and dim interior and you've got a good stop for a meal with friends that is a step up from your everyday joint. The prices are a bit high, but in SF whose aren't right now? They accommodated our small child and his stroller without hesitation.
Relaxed homey southern feel. Unfortunately, we did not receive the warm southern welcome. The restaurant wasn’t necessarily full. We were one of three tables and there was one group at the bar. We waited at the hostess station for about 5 mins before grabbing our menu and seating ourselves. We eventually ended up leaving since no one greeted us. Which is unfortunate because I’ve eaten and enjoyed meals at their sister location.
Great Place, Great Service, Great Food. what else can you ask for. everyone was so nice. we arrived way earlier than their opening to public and still took me and my sister in to have early breakfast before we headed to the airport. it was so nice.
Quality Monday night meal, great ribs and fried chicken
The drinks were great. They seated is quickly took our orders for food right away. 50min later we were told the food was coming right out. We had a show to catch. I told her not to bother bring me the check for our drinks. The food on other tables looked great, I wish we would have had some. In the end give yourselves 2hrs from the time you sit to have 1 drink and food. Service need improvement
Great food. Great fried chicken.
Would have liked more intense flavor in the jambalaya, and the grits where a bit on the bland side... but thread just nitpicking on an excellent meal.
Catfish sandwich on brioche bun was fresh, light and lightly breaded and seasoned. Nice choice.
Fantastic food, cocktails, service and vibe.