Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About FARMHOUSE Tavern
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.
Toronto, ON M6P 3S8
Canadian, Gastro Pub, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
*Buck-A-Shuck Oysters every Thursday night.
Dinner: Thursday - Sunday 5:45pm - 10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:45am - 3:00pm
**small mid-day menu & full bar: Saturday & Sunday 3:00pm - 5:45pm
CAN$30 and under
You can park Edwin on our North/South street, or on North side of Dupont East of the restaurant.
Nearest subway is Bloor & Keel. 4 min walk.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private 'HUNT CAMP' room seats 9-12ppl at one high top table.
The entire venue can accommodate 120 guests for buy out events.
Private Party Contact:
Darcy MacDonell: (416) 561-9114
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
FARMHOUSE tavern is available for private or semi-private functions on Wednesday or Thursday nights.
FARMHOUSE Tavern Ratings and Reviews
Our server completely forgot about us, even though she walked by frequently. I think the fact that they don't have menus and rely on the server to come by the table to explain the menu plays a factor. We had to flag her down about 10 minutes in to get our drinks. And then had to flag her down another 10 minutes later to explain the menu and take our order. The place is small and she walked by us a million times so I don't know how she could forget us. The food was delicious, but the portions were small. I was still hungry afterwards. It was a decent experience but it didn't leave me wanting to come back to try other things on the menu.
Altho the noise level was challenging it has a great atmosphere and the food is good. My friends complained about the burnt taste on the bread. It would be wonderful if they could have a few more gluten free options as I am celiac. Our server was wonderful.
We went for a New Years Day Breakfast - the food was outstanding, started off with a Mimosa, fresh oj and not too heavy on the bubbly. The meals were fantastic, and the server did an excellent job of describing them, as the chalk board descriptions only allow for "ordering' but do not describe the food. My lunch partner had the "Mother and Daughter Reunion" which was in their words "AMAZING".
Ambiance is what I would describe as funky chic - true to the farmhouse spirit - reminded me of many of my family farmhouses, meets city foodie.
Its intimate, in that the tables are close together so be prepared to eavesdrop, or be eavesdropped on.
Second time going there, will definitely be going back on another spur of the moment occasion.
I thought the environment was super cozy and a great place for brunch on a Sunday! Loved the poached eggs in a birds nest concept and would love to suggest to the Chef a cute idea - scrape all the squash from skin (bc its hard to eat with grace) mix the squash with flax seed meal or a beaten egg and mix with sun dried tomato, cilantro, spices - anything that will give rise to a nest "look" then create nests by hand and pre bake these so they are slightly dry. Pop the poached eggs inside and baby tomatoes/potatoes could look like the birds eggs ....anyways very much liked the concept. Oh and one more thing to all patrons...they really do open up at 10:45 am so don't arrive early bc they still need a bit of prep time before seating you.
Thanks again - September
Service was overall poor. The server took a long time to even acknowledge us which I was surprised by. The menu was ok....we went for oysters and it was supposed to go till 10pm we got there for 7:45 pm and they had less than 20 left?! For the food and value it was definitely not worth it. Reading the reviews and rating I was really excited to try this place out only to be very disappointed. Will not be going back.
I went to Farmhouse Tavern with my daughter for dinner. She is a picky eater and did pass on a few items that we ordered but she tried the Venison (very good) and a multiple amount of vegetables. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable of the food. The atmosphere is quaint and cozy. If there would have been a large group in the area we were it would have been too loud though. I have already mentioned this restaurant to many of my friends.
I was originally seated at a table right next to another pair of guests. There was an available table one spot over, right by the window and attractively lit with a nice spotlight. I asked if I could be seated there, but the employee told me no, because "they have a bunch of weird table flips that night". Ok, but then a few minutes later another staff member told me I could sit there. Not sure what the mixed signal was about but it was a little unpolished.
Food was very tasty and good value for the price. We had the short rib pasta and the rainbow trout. Unfortunately they had already run out of the duck.
A nice meal but the restaurant was extremely loud. I believe it was due to one group behind us with a guest who was quite the thermostat for the room. He was practically yelling, causing the rest of the room to up their volume. It was almost impossible to hear my guest across our little table.
Visited on 30/9/17 for brunch The food was delicious and the atomosphere cosy. 3 star for service because of having to wait a long time for explanation of menu / water / napkins - I saw some servers just standing around chatting. The girl at the door who greeted us was amazing though friendly and kept us up to date on the wait times etc.
Food was overall delicious. I deducted 1 start however as my poached eggs although cooked well had a very strong vinegar taste from the poaching water so that should be adjusted.
Every time we visit our families who live in TO we try to go to Farmhouse. We even celebrated Mother's Day there last year. Staff are professional and helpful. We really love brunch. I work in a high school and share this great restaurant pick with staff. Kid friendly.
The Farmhouse Tavern is our family go-to restaurant. We enjoy celebrating birthdays there with a routinely excellent Sunday brunch. Casual and friendly, the staff listen carefully and help us manage our special menu requirements. The food is well prepared using quality ingredients. We also recommend it for dinner with friends.
We have now gone to Farmhouse Tavern 3 times over the past year, and the last two times were disappointing.
1. they haven't changed the menu in the year since we first went, which means it's somewhat boring on the brunch options and between the 2 of us, we've tried almost all of them;
2. The unchanged options are very rich, and while it's true that narrow brunch menus are "hip" why not try the myriad of new things out there to try? It feels like the chef doesn't want to experiment or the owner isn't letting him/her do so; it also feels like FT is trying to appeal to two groups of people: the hip young "Junction North" crowd who like to keep coming back for the cocktails and the food they can count on, and tourists who are trying to out for the first time.
3. the patio wasps were a real sting...they are trying to deal with them, but they can't, really, and the smokers they are using are nasty smelling
4. the food was served cold, and should have arrived hot, perhaps our order was left in the kitchen too long?
5. On the plus side our server was superb, and really kind to my elderly mother, and patient.
Let us know when you've changed the menu, and we'll maybe think about coming back.
The for was unbelievable! We went for brunch and had the peaches and cream french toast -- best french toast ever! -- and the mother and child duck confit sandwich with a side of bacon. The bacon is serious voodoo! UNREAL. I also loved the way they had smoke stations set up to detract wasps from the patio.
Will def be back!
Our group found Farmhouse to be ok but not great. I asked our server if the ploughman's platter was a good appetizer for 4 people to share and was told yes, but the portions are far too small for that. Our server was also not familiar enough with the wine menu. The fish fish (trout that night) was quite small without substantial sides (just a little bit of a purée and a tiny amount of Swiss chard). It's a nice place, but I think the portions are an issue.
We have been wanting to try Farmhouse Tavern for some time and so happy that we finally made it for brunch this past Sunday. It was definitely worth the wait and exceeded our expectations but we just wish we had made it sooner as we have been missing out on this great spot! We will certainly be back :-)
Have been to Farmhouse tavern several times. I love that I can make a reservation for brunch! Rare in Toronto. The food is good, and reasonably priced. The service for brunch this pas Saturday was however some of the worst service I have experienced. Our waitress continually forgot to bring things we asked for like milk for our coffee (which was cold by the time she brought milk). She would also spend several minutes talking to other tables which is why I assume she would forget to refill our coffees, or to make sure we had the right orders ( which we didn't).
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.