Farmer's Bottega Restaurant
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Sun - Thu 4:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Very pleasant experience. Dinner was very good. Atmosphere was pleasant and price was fair.
Even though I made reservations on open table they did not have me in the system when I got to the restaurant on their computer.
This was my second time at Farmer's Bottega. I will be back. Cocktails were creative, delicious and refreshing. There was also a good selection of delicious main dishes. I had the lamb ragout pappardelle with mushrooms. It was savory and satisfying. Mango coconut cake was also excellent.
The automatic 18% for parties larger than 6 guarantees lackluster service. I believe in tipping well for good service; it annoys me when restaurants just automatically tack this on to the bill and for that reason I probably won't be back. Some members of our party had to leave early because the dessert order and the bill were so slow in coming.
This is NOT a baby appropriate restaurant. We would have enjoyed our meal much more without two babies screaming at the next table over.....
I know it wasn't the restaurant's fault but when six people arrived with two screaming infants for dinner on a holiday weekend when the place was already 100% full it may have been a good idea for someone to suggest they go to another place.
We were almost done and stayed BUT four other tables stood up and stated very loudly that they were OUT of there. The parents of the infants just smiled and raised their finger at the other guests leaving as their babies continued to scream. NOT COOL.
Room was not full, yet still very noisy...tough to have a conversation with tablemates.
Ordered a cocktail start; my first cocktail (a basic Old Fashioned) was very watered down, looked like water; it took a long time to get a server's attention to replace it; then the replacement cocktail did not arrive until half-way through my entree.
The "Seasonal Melons" was disappointing -- just a bed of arugula with a few crumbles of pecans and feta and a half dozen small pieces of tasteless watermelon; the entire salad was bland.
The pork belly on the "pork belly flatbread" was almost entirely fat.
The Duck Gnocchi was ok, but just okay. Duck was not "falling off the bone tender."
Service in general was friendly but poor -- servers never stopped by to see if everything was okay unless we flagged one down.
Overall, a major disappointment - we won't be back.
My only disappointment was that I requested an outside table. My reservation was confirmed but when we arrived we were told that we had to sit inside as they had a private party outside. My family were visiting from England and they wanted to enjoy an early evening meal in the San Diego sunshine.
The decor is aesthetically pleasing. A very nice use of space with the wood, metal, and foliage. The menu is farm-to-table and has taste and texture. We had the Shrimp Eggs Benedict served with polenta in place of English muffin which had a little kick of spice. French toast with strawberries were very soft but dense and filing. The Seasonal Fresh Fruit Plate had fresh cut fruit, none of the pieces were too soft or firm. Our table also had the Housemade meatloaf hash which was also very good.
No server at our table for 20 minutes once we arrived. Food was good, but server seemed indifferent to our presence, almost like she was disappointed to have to serve a large party.
Really loved the food the location presentation and the music playing in the background.
I am looking forward to going again.
We had a super time.
Food is always wonderful here. A variety of healthy options and very tasty!
Our pork chop was tough, but note the other four people at the table very much liked their orders. We sat outside and thought the space was very pleasant. It’s quiet enough for people with hearing aids. We will return.
Delicious!! Went for lunch, going back for dinner as soon as I can. We want to try everything!
Great dinner all around. Service was excellent. Seemed to take a bit longer then expected to get our food but worth the wait
Delicious! We came for our anniversary / date night. We love everything about Farmers Bottega: food, ambience, service, location. The yellow tail is spectacular and so is the chicken. We get a different bread pudding every time we come here since it’s with seasonal fruit..so amazing!
Pleasant staff and charming ambiance. I was there for a business dinner but would be very comfortable bringing my wife there for a romantic night out as well.
The service was disappointing with our entrees arriving 10 minutes apart. We also ordered a glass of wine and cancelled the order after waiting 15 minutes. I understand it was a busy night at the restaurant, but the slow service will prevent us from returning.
The server was a very nice and attentive young lady but the
Great brunch, good service, excellent ambiance. We always requested outdoor seatings to enjoy the unbeatable San Diego weather.
Our waiter, Tyler, a transplant from Nebraska, was either over-whelmed by the Big City or was a bit hard to believe; everything was not "amazing" or "the best."
Nonetheless, a great meal. Kids loved their food. Portions were good-sized, and the food was as described on the menu. Moderately priced wines by the glass or bottle, including at least three Super Tuscans.
Menu was not huge, but had a lot to choose from. Fish, vegan, and pasta options.
Food was excellent point blank period
Was really looking forward to this meal. I’ve been following them on Instagram and loved their appeal. The meal was fine but nothing special. We ate outdoors and that was delightful even though they couldn’t get the heat lamp working. Very noisy inside. Was expecting a “wow” and got a good.
All the food was good. Fried green tomatoes and bison tartare were really good. Portobello stack is very well seasoned .
Loved this place, everything was so fresh! My husband had salmon special and I had lamb Ragu. He had potato soup and I had wonderful salad!
Good place to meet friends and talk over lunch or dinner. Atmosphere is comfortable and service was excellent. Food was outstanding as always.
I have eaten lunch here before but never dinner. The food was fabulous and the
wait staff excellent. I wasn't expecting this quality of food and service from a
neighborhood surprise and was pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back!
We enjoyed our anniversary dinner there.
Our server was really nice and food was good for the price.
Nice atmosphere inside and out. Very friendly staff. Food was very good. Decent portions. Drinks were pretty weak. Accommodated three guide dogs nicely. Fun place. Tyler our waiter was very fun and engaging.
Love this. It’s our go to place whenever we have visitors. The oxtail ravioli is the best. Tony takes great care of us.
Wonderful experience at Farmers Bottega, great service and delicious food.
It’s always a treat to come here for breakfast. Service is excellent. Coffee and tea cups are always kept full.Water is brought when we requested .The food came quickly and everything was piping hot.
Everyone was pleased with what they ordered. I especially liked the chilaquiles that came with black beans. The tomatillo sauce really made the dish. It was a large portion and I easily could have saved some to take home for another meal, but it was so delicious I ate it all. I wasn’t hungry again until dinner time. I can’t wait to go back and try something else.
Very accommodating for our group of 12.
We had a great time!! The food was delicious and our server was very nice. His recommendations for food and wine were great. The restaurant is cozy and the food was good. We’ll be back soon for sure!!
The staff and food were excellent..Sat outside on the patio..Loved the option to order breakfast during lunch...Many options on the menu and the wine selection was superb..
Found this little gem on Yelp. What a great find! Outstanding hand made cocktails. Best margarita ever! Everything tasted delicious and fresh. We will be back to try other options.
The tacos were outstanding. I'd like to try the Sunday brunch also.
Outstanding farm to table dining experience in a cozy environment. The house infused jalapeño tequila was a great add to a passion fruit margarita! Vegetarian selections were excellent. Staff was attentive and friendly. If I lived in the San Diego area, this spot would be on my top go to places. Highly recommend!
Food and service were both amazing. The bison tartare appetizer is amazing!
Fresh food, great service!!