Farmstead Table

4.7
1224 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch served Tuesday-Friday, 11:30-2:30
Brunch on Saturday, 11-3
Brunch on Sunday, 10-3
Dinner Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday 5-9
Open until 10 on Friday and Saturday
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Phone number
(617) 928-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chad Burns
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Metered lots are located at Beacon St., Cypress St., and Pleasant St. in Newton Centre. On-street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Across from the Newton Centre stop on the Green D Line
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Ericka Curley: ericka@farmsteadtable.com
Additional
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1224 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This is a wonderful local restaurant with delicious food. I like how they pair what is being harvested with recipes. My fish entree had a grain that was mixed with corn and blueberries and it was such a nice combination.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was excellent, fresh and vibrant tasting. Service was friendly, albeit a little slow and non attentive in 1 or 2 spots, but it wasn't a major problem. Cute interior. Recommended.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We always love returning to Farmstead. The flavors and textures are enhanced by the attentive service and the ambience.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

We completely enjoyed our meal here. Delicious street tacos with corn and homemade pasta with corn, tomatoes and shrimp. My friends enjoyed their scallops. The popovers were a treat.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Outstanding food prepared in a fresh and light manner. Really excellent vegetarian options with high-quality ingredients and very nice flavors. Efficient and attentive service. The setting is very spartan but the focus is on the food.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I love this restaurant. The food is simple and excellent. It’s obvious that the team really cares about what they do.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great tasty farm to table cozy restaurant.
Menu is seasonal but always great options for vegetarians to fish to meat.
The taco appetizer is always great.
Beet salad is good with some cheese, nuts and green pesto.
The scallops special was great. Cooked to perfection, on top of corn purée en veggies.
Save room for the fruit (blueberry) cobbler . Topping is slightly different than most, similar to a corn biscuit , served with ice cream.
Very nice coffee (pressed at your table)

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

While the food was tasty and the service good, the pricing was a bit extravagant for the overall experience. Ambiance was middle of the road to campy, and for a warm evening, the A/C was not great. $300 for dinner for 4 commands a bit more than what we got.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Awesome meal!! Burger was outrageous! Service super. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Wait person was very good and nice.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Food is not as good as it used to be. Trout did inedible.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Best farm to table meal I’ve had ever.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Lovely setting and a nice mix of choices on the menu. I’m vegetarian and there were delicious and innovative selections

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

It took quite a while to place our drink order and longer than expected to get them delivered. Our waiter may have gotten a large group right before we sat down. After waiting quite a while for drinks, our dinners came out almost too quickly. I ordered a fish dish without bacon & it came with - may have been the runner’s error, but they sent a correct plate pretty quickly.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

This restaurant has outstanding food for all occasions. This is my go to place for sure!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Wonderful dinner! Chef/owner Chad always picks what is in season for his ingredients which makes the meals so flavorful. The lobster salad sandwich is exquisite!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Excellent. Food was fresh and well prepared

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Usually we would rate the food here five stars. Last night we all chose a five seared scallop main course with chanterelles and fingerlings served in a few spoonfuls of broth. It was pleasant but not up to the best of Farmstead. Dessert was a "hummingbird" cake, a golden delight with a thick, delicate white buttery frosting: perfection. One of us had a cold, smooth, yogurt cucumber soup which was delicious save for the lack of some texture such as diced cucumber.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Fresh, simple and just delish.
Enjoyed the combination of ingredients in the dishes.
From starters to entrees, we all loved every single experience.
So glad we had a table since we were just visiting.
Cheers!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Everything was terrific except for the fact that one of our party had a gluten free diet and there was no gluten free bread as an option.
Our recommendation is for the addition of gluten free bread for patrons.
It was still a great meal.

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2.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Small portions, asked for a birthday celebration twice nothing was done about it .

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food/service was ok. Atmosphere was very nice.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

As always as delicious meal made with the freshest ingredients imaginatively combined. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Loved the food, fish tacos were amazing and the quality of the food was outstanding. So fresh.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Lovely place and food. Is very expensive though.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

One of the nicest lunches in memory. Superior food and service.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Delicious fresh food simply prepared; dedicated and attentive waitstaff; a small but spotless dining area; all these made for a memorable lunch.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

This is one of my favorite places to go. But on the past two visits there seems to be a new policy of having time limits on the time guests have at a table. We felt rushed to order, make decisions, and finish up. It was uncomfortable. I hope it was just a blip.

(One of these two times one of three guests was 15 minutes late, which should not be a big deal. The other two ordered drinks while we waited. But for some reason this was a problem.)

I have never before had any issues if we said to the server that we wanted to take our time ordering the food. The past couple times we were afraid to say it!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

We had really incredible service. The asparagus appetizer was simply amazing - delicious, simple but so many flavors. The wine list wasn't huge but the selections ranged from familiar to less well known but delicious selections.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Tight seating is annoying but food quality is excellent and service is acceptable if harried.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Great presentation, thoughtfully prepared food and a really nice neighborhood feel.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

If you are looking for an organic, creative and scrumptious meal, I highly recommend Farmstead Table. From the moment you walk in until you finish your meal, you are greeted with a warm smile, informative staff and creative food choices that will make you want more.

We had the fresh halibut with a fresh garden salad and the lobster BLT. The food was filling, delicious and packed with flavor. We need with their strawberry rhubarb cobbler topped with almond vanilla ice cream. It was the perfect ending to the meal.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

One of our favorite places to dine. Whether a special event or just a usual dinner, dining at Farmstead Table never ceases to impress me!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Order the popovers & jam no matter what else you order. The salad this time was also a stand-out - strawberry, goat cheese, almonds. Elegant and down-to-earth service. It would be good if there were more vegetarian options but there are small plates. I didn't order so can't comment.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Farmstead Table remains one of my sisters and my favorite restaurants in Newton Center. We love to enjoy ladies' lunch there. The menu reflects the season and the specials always the freshest and creative ideas coming from Chef. Yesterday there was a John Dorry on the menu (a white fish which tastes a little like trout). Delicious! One of us tried the lobster sandwich which was a very generous and full portion of lobster. We could not skip the popovers which are absolutely yummy.
We ended our meal by sharing the chocolate almond mousse torte. Just a perfect ending to a satisfying meal. Our server, Ericka, took great care of us--attentive while allowing us to enjoy our sisters reunion.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Fabulous food in this neighborhood surprise. The locally sourced food is fresh and vibrant, with unique options of proteins and fresh veggies. There is an intimate, comfortable feel to the restaurant which is very inviting. The staff are welcoming and attentive, warm and professional. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our server, John, was enthusiastic and charming (as was Libby, whom I had met before). The mushroom bisque was like a dessert, it was so "transportive" (is that even a word?). The salad "of the day" was sprinkled with a cheese so salty it rendered the salad *inedible. But, heck, that soup almost made up for it.....
*we told John, and he seemed to know this (I gather we were not the 1st to mention it); but our uneaten portions went back, with no mea culpa.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Lobster BLT was the bomb! Not a big place with a big menu, but what they offer is excellent. Known for their oven fresh popovers......

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Charming place, wonderfully prepared food, excellent service

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1.0Dined on June 2, 2018

If you don’t read the full review, we’ll keep it simple; it was a completely disappointing $220 dinner for two. Our dining experience couldn’t have been further from our expectations and the associated 5 star reviews - it was an utter failure. Service was spotty at best, the drinks were terribly made and way overpriced. Food was beyond underwhelming despite high costs, and someone really needs to explain to the kitchen that sousevide steak needs to be adequately seared off, otherwise, it is essentially boiled meat. The spicy lamb ragu was a total let down, with the ground lamb being way over cooked and taking on a grainy consistency. The papperdelle pasta was good, so I have to give them credit where it’s due. Dessert was unmemorable, and capped off an overall unremarkable experience. Normally, I wouldn’t be so harsh but this was a total waste of $220+ tip.

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