FARMHOUSE Tavern

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490 reviews
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Serving #FARMHOUSEhospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of #FARMdrivenFOOD. Pouring Ontario craft beers, ciders + artisanal VQA.
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was recommended Farmhouse by a friend because I'm from out of town. I went for brunch and was seated at the bar, which was great! Being right at the bar our server was right in front of us and quickly got us our drinks. I had to get up to see the menu but my server walked me through the cutely named dishes. My wife is a vegetarian but really wanted to try the eggs benedict so the chef made her a special tomato and basil vegetarian option. Food was great, really enjoyed my quirky server. It was a little cold in the restaurant and the coffee wasn't great but over all an amazing brunch. Highly recommend and recommend sitting at the bar!

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SH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Very cold inside made worse every time the door opened.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

A warm and cozy enough ambiance for a miserable March day. A little loud, though admittedly, we were there at the peak of Sunday brunch rush hour.
Both menu and food lives up to its appetizing reputation, give or take details such as average coffee and slightly overdone cheese biscuits (which serve as the inspired base for delicious “trout benny” but did not even yield easily to a steak knife!).
Friendly service, but rather slow, though I did hear something about a faulty oven...
Would definitely go back to sample some of the other very tempting items on the menu.

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KE
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This place is great in theory, but the servers need to be more attentive. Food was great, once I got what I actually ordered.

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WE
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food and service is consistently great. I was slightly disappointed in the back room we were given for a party of 9 that included a toddler. The table was about a foot and a half taller than the high chair provided so she couldnt see any of us and didn’t have a surface to eat on even though I noted these details in the reservation. The other chairs around this table were very uncomfortable - seats from actual tractors. Perhaps something to keep in mind if you’re booking for a larger group.

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TF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable atmosphere and friendly staff. Burger was great.

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FG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We made our reservation 3 weeks in advance for 5 people. When we arrived, we were seated at a tiny table for 4 with an extra chair at the end. There was hardly room for our water glasses and coffees, plates sat on top of each other. We asked the staff to add another table or make some accommodation, but they just said no, without an apology or explanation. The food was good, but one order was wrong so had to be returned to the kitchen, so we could not enjoy our meals together. Last but not least, the odour in the washrooms was extremely off-putting! None of us will return.

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C
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch venue. Family friendly.Fresh farm to table seasonal fare. Great service. Definitely will return

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OT
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy it here.

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food tasted good but service was quite slow, which resulted in the dishes being somewhat cold when they were served

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EM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food choices with vegan options. No waste on menus everything on the chalkboard. Very sustainable! Love the feel here. Wonderful staff as well.

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TM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting the neighbourhood, we made a same-day brunch reservation with @OpenTable successfully at the time we wanted. The atmosphere is EXACTLY like the Farmhouses I grew up in. The staff were professional, cheery, responsive and knew the menu inside and out. The restaurant was BUSY, the concierge handled patron flow like a master and our server capably responded to several tables with ease.

The FOOD was insane. Now, I was VERY hungry. I wanted to order one of everything. I had the burger (their specialty) on a lettuce bun with side salad. Hubs had the pancakes with side bacon. We ordered the made daily bread pudding with an extra side of bacon for dessert. All in, I’d eat here daily if my waistline would allow. I loved that we could see right into the kitchen, nestled in the heart of the restaurant - the chefs and servers bantered and prepared each dish with a massive amount of attention before sending them out.

Only draw back would be accessibility. The washrooms are down a steep staircase, however accurate of most farms I knew! Will be back.

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M
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. We all loved the ambiance - the fantastic wooden floors, the old photos, the license plates on the floor near the bar. Our server was lovely and friendly. We were there for brunch. The only downside was the menu is fairly limited. That said, we all enjoyed what we ordered.

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RH
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best burger in the city, bar none and extremely good staff!

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MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food here was surprisingly AMAZING!! I loved the VEGAN HARVEST dish, so tasty and filling and my husband LOVED the BURGER. He couldn't stop raving about the addition of the pork belly bacon to the burger and also loved the fries and draft beer. He claims this burger to possibly be one of the BEST!

We initially came in for shuck-a-buck oysters. The oysters were 'ok.' But the rest of the food and service was on point!

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service staff was prompt and knowledgeable. Great vibe and awesome food. Definitely going back!

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RS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us all enjoyed our meals. The waitress was very responsive and pleasant. Interpreting restaurant.

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TT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a really comfortable environment. Friendly staff and they take reservations for brunch. What more could you ask for ?

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The vibe is very chill and relaxing.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always excellent. Love the vegan options. Great local beer and wine. Helpful and friendly servers.

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d
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place for foodies. I am always very happy for their roasted vegetables, and my meat-eating friends have a blast. They need someone to help them with desserts, though.

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FK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Great Benny.

Love being able to make a reservation.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Nice setting. Really good service. Definitely will go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We waited 90mins for our meal on what looked like regular Friday night service
The restaurant was freezing cold to the point I was wearing my jacket inside
The server was so laid back she didn’t explain the menu options or pay attention to the fact we were waiting over an hour with no food
The vegan feast which you would think would be next level at farm to table restaurant was bland and oily and overall disappointing
For 4 people with wine pairing and shared app our meal was $250 + tip which didn’t feel in line with our experience.

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DA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love a farmhouse visit, everything is so good!

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L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and the food was so flavourful! I'll definitely be back!

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FP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great and the ambiance is too, but the bathroom definitely needs more constant cleaning...

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great eats, great atmosphere. Cozy little brunch spot.

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a family brunch on a Saturday for 8 people and everyone loved the food, the service and did I say food? The quality of our meal was outstanding!

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JT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Warmly welcoming and friendly service. Food was very flavourful and came quickly. Butter is the star in many dishes (no complaints about that - love butter!!) only criticism is that portions are smallish for the price - especially the vegetable sides to the main courses. No children’s menu, but high chairs available and very welcoming staff.

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LV
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I was really disappointed in my experience at Farmhouse Tavern recently. I have been coming here for special occasions since at least 2015, including hosting a birthday brunch in the past. I was shocked at how poor the service was. I felt like the server was treating my friends and I with condescension. He flat-out ignored me when I tried to get his attention at one point to order another drink. He was moody and sullen and it really detached from the mood. Other people in my party noticed and commented on the servers crappy attitude as well. Needless to say, I won’t be coming back. I want to celebrate my birthday in a place that appreciates my patronage and that treats my friends and I with the respect me deserve. Such a shame because the food is good!

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LH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the brunch burger and it was the best burger I’ve ever had in my life!

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PS
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything was average and quite frankly I can do a better job at home. I also do not like restaurant that skimp and that includes dressing for the salad even what you ask for more as the salad was not dressed.
Also the sliver of bacon that came with the meal.
Al in all ok, but I will not return.

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c
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

When we first walked in the ambiance was great (and throughout the meal). There was a price fixe menu, which I didn’t realize when booking (I had been looking forward to their typical menu for months). The server did not know the answers to quite a few questions about their main craft beers and wines. She went to ask and came back, which was nice. Of the three mains that were on the menu, one of us tried each. The cod was by far the best, very well cooked and the celery root paired well with it. The fowl was very well cooked also. My mom eats gluten and dairy free so she got the vegan harvest. It came out cold one time, I believe the manager brought it back to the kitchen. When it came back out it was warm, the Brussel sprouts coming out of the squash were essentially raw and with corn as the other vegetable. She graciously came back and asked how it was and my mom explained it was raw and the squash was dry. She very nicely brought it back and they prepared it a different way which was nice and they took it off the bill. Overall it was a good experience as they were very accommodating to fix the problem. I think if the dish was supposed to be raw, explaining that in advance would have been helpful. I really liked the choice of local beer and wine. I would go back but would like to try the typical menu!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We unfortunately had a terrible experience here when we came for dinner in December. Even with a reservation we waited for a table for quite some time. Then we continues to wait for water and even a drink order. It appeared that only one waitress was working the entire place which was packed! This seemed very unfair to her but she continued to smile and was very polite.
As we waited to order we waited 3 meals be sent back to the kitchen. One fish dish and 2 chicken dishes. We placed our orders of appetizers and mains with hesitation. The French onion soup was very disappointing. Not at all what someone would expect on a cold winter evening. It was just a bowl of thin broth with some sparse onions and none of the hot cheese and sourdough that is typical for the dish.
Next came our mains. My fish was nice however the chicken was way undercooked. We asked our waitress if that was intentional and she said no that it was raw and took it back for a new one.
This all took 2 people 2 hours for dinner at a place with 4 items on the menu. We left disheartened and will not be returning. I hope things improve as the area could use a nice place for date night dinners however in its current state, the farmhouse tavern is not it.

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ND
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience eating here with a party of 9! We had a few food preferences (gluten free, vegan) which were accommodated no problem. The food was delish - and local! The prix fixe menu was amazing for the price - servings were huge. I would have been fine with just the appetizer. We also got the entire duck for half of the table, and from what I heard, it was awesome. Everyone left happy and full.

Great craft beer and wine selection as well.

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TT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a nice casual brunch. We had a group of seven and were lucky enough to be seated in the back private room. The dining area in the main room was quite loud.
The menu is small and basic but had enough creative twist to make it very tasty.
Our wait staff was fabulous.
Will definitely be back.

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KV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! We went for our anniversary and they made our evening very special. Started us off with some complimentary sparkling cider, excellent service all night and delicious meal! Would definitely recommend.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place to eat. Food is consistently good. They don’t overdo their menu items so that each item is delicious, well made and has great ingredients. You can taste the quality.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Only two standard egg items on the already small brunch menu, 3/4 of the menu was devoted to alcoholic drinks, and the only juice available was orange and it wasn’t even freshly squeezed. And when we called to say we’d be 10 mins late, and then arrived 10 mins after our reservation time of 11 am, they were only focused on pointing out that we were late, and making sure we knew that the next reservation was at 12:30 so we’d have to be done by then. No cheery hello, no “no worries,” nothing like that. It felt very impersonal corporate somehow and was so unwelcoming! My last time there over a year ago was much nicer.

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