Farmstead Table

4.5
1735 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Opened in 2012, Farmstead Table blends French technique and new world innovation in a classic American country kitchen. Inspired by local farmers, our culinary team believes that fresh and pure ingredients don’t need too much tinkering and can speak for themselves. The innovative food is complemented by lively cocktails, domestic craft brews, and finely curated wines. A soothing design and intimate dining area provide a relaxed feel, while our staff delivers polished, yet approachable service. We are dedicated to being actively involved our community, contributing sustainable, responsibly sourced product and knowledge, and in doing so, establishing ourselves as a place for its members to gather.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1735 people are saying
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vipLauraP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot near BC. It was the perfect place to go for Sunday brunch.

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BarbaraB
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New waitress who was excellent!

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vipFoodie21
New England
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I am guessing that staff shortages and the pandemic have affected this gem of a place that always felt cosy and welcoming to me in the past. I sat for about 15 minutes before anyone actually connected with me. And that was when I flagged someone down. Getting a drink was not easy! The food was fine, especially the snacks (crispy Brussels and crispy eggplant); the entrees—all three of us had the hanger steak—were not that well presented and had a pile of potatoes that meant the dish did not have that fine feel of my precious meals at FT. I hope for better times!

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viperinj
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really lovely casual meal. Sat on the back patio which was delightful. Will be back!

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meee
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch in a lovely outdoor courtyard! Highly recommend!

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vipalwaysdelicious
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent brunch, fresh and delicious though a bit pricy.
Outdoor dining on sidewalk allowed social distancing and service was excellwnt.

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AdamRotem
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular. respectful and well spoken employees. Food was fresh, delicious, and worth every cent.

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sueh
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cod was amazing! Wine list needs more by the glass options for red wine drinkers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding, flavorful, served piping hot, a generous portion. No matter what I order the quality is the same. The service is fabulous!!! Our waitress was personable and efficient. I’m so happy they have an outdoor dining option! Love this place!!!

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NewtonFoodie
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Something must have gone wrong with our order because we waited nearly 1 hour for our entrees to come out after the appetizers came out speedily. Our server did not acknowledge this delay, and I wished she had to make the experience a little more pleasant. We did not complain as the food was very good so we hope this was a one-off experience.

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vipJack
New England
67 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink offerings are always inspired and delicious. Service is amazing (Thank you John!!).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Sat on patio. Service was a little slow. We waited longer than expected for our food. A little pricey, but fine. Unusual dishes. We were in no rush. Stayed almost 2 hours.

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vipMikeys23
New England
186 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time to Farmstead. Was looking forward to eating outdoors, but weather didn’t cooperate, which turned out to be fine. Server was great throughout. Attentive and polite. Soup and salad came out quickly. Entrees as well. Server suggested that kitchen could make something not on the menu (for younger child) if necessary. Nice touch. Food very good. Would certainly repeat.

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Kris
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks with wonderful service! Great place to have in Newton.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent and this was our second time in a month. Highly recommend it.

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vipFrenchtoast
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal outside. Food always great, and the folks who own and work at Farmstead are wonderful.

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RusselF
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, indifferent service.
Slow to inquire about selections, drinks.
QR menu wasn’t clear graphically. Indicaing “Menu” over the image is an obvious thing to do. No paper menus was inconvenient for a group without cell phones for every person.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The popovers were great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and lovely outside seating- friendly service and wonderful night! Will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was good except outdoor chairs are super uncomfortable.

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vipMitchellG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really creative menu, with great quality. We sat outside and it was a very pleasant environment. Highly recommend

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vipDouglasD
New England
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because we moved out of the neighborhood and then the pandemic, this is the first time we have eaten here in 2 years. We used to go regularly and were pleased to find that all the things we loved are still in place: excellent food that is nuanced and not overly fussy but not bland at all and superb service. We even had the same fabulous waiter we used to have over the years!

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vipKatieR
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance:)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
35 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While it was pleasant to eat outside, well spaced from other diners, this restaurant is okay but I expected more given the price point. I went for a Sunday brunch. Sadly, they seem to have run out of much of what we wanted to order. Maybe they anticipated a lower number of diners given the spike in Covid. Still, at their prices I hope they will be more prepared for the last brunch seating of diners in the future. I will give it another try though. Nice ambiance and good location in Newton Centre.

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vipJr8999
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice brunch spot. Would like to see more plant based/vegan options

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yemma
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and nicely presented. Menu for Sunday brunch was simple but everyone was able to find something to please

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vipShelleyF
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food here is delicious. Lackluster environment that needs TLC. Service could be better. More enthusiasm and full service attention. Bit of an attitude. Back patio needs work. Tend to flowers and repaint.

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foodforthought
New England
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really delicious food and very good service. The only problem was the patio area was super hot. The bricks were radiating heat!

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JenR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good selection of vegitarian and GF
Mussels were extremely tasty and the Seabass sauce was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great birthday dinner!

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DebraB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The muscles were to die from, and the swordfish–defies description. Engaging, happy staff. Great experience!

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vipBalticQ
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was great, but our server was plain horrible. I hope they give better training to their staff.

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vipEvangelos
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This is our first time that opentable reviews misguided us for the selection of this restaurant for dinner. The choices for dinner are not those shown under “menu”. The cost is at least $$$ and not $$ as shown.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not tasty

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BarbaraS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to the Farmstead Table in a few years. Loved eating on the back patio. My sweet corn risotto was outstanding and my husband really enjoyed his swordfish kebabs. The service is always exceptional. It was my favorite meal of the summer! Will go back again I. The near future.

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Lovefood
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good, fresh food. Fun spot. We keep going back!

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MarthaB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

the red seats, while they look nice, are incredibly uncomfortable - the salad had no taste at all and was really hard to eat. It as supposed to be "local lettuces" but really was only romaine and two strips of it. About two slices of radishes and a few tomatoes. The truffle fries were delicious as were the popovers, which was a nice touch. The luncheon menu was very limited - i was taking my niece out to lunch for her birthday and we both admitted we were still hungry after lunch -

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vipLKfoodie
New England
41 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the popovers! First time since Covid shutdown. Glad that they are still in business

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vipEagleEye
New England
64 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farmstead is open again -- and terrific again. Maybe better than ever. Service is outstanding (Thanks, John), food adventurous and excellent, and the bar as always has a great selection of liquors. We ate inside, but we see that many choose outside, which is well-set-up for dining along Union Street. You can't go wrong.

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EACx
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Truffle fries were great and the bacon on my burger was amazing. The beef of the burger was ok. fiance got some plum, prosciutto, cheese dish... it had 1 piece of prosciutto, maybe half a plum, a giant cheese ball, and 4 thumb sized pieces of good bread.

definitely has the you pay more for organic (Burger $21 and Fresh Maplebrook Burrata $17).

Restaurant was quiet, we were the only customers inside though there were others on back deck. It was so quiet inside we could hear the gossip of employees.

Fiance never drinks tap water, but found this water to be delicious.

A good date spot if you like exclusivity and a rustic vibe.

FAQs

Farmstead Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 928-6000.

Farmstead Table is rated 4.5 stars by 1735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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