About Farmstead Table

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.

71 Union Street
Newton, MA 02459
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 928-6000

Website:
http://www.farmsteadtable.com/

Parking Details:
Metered lots are located at Beacon St., Cypress St., and Pleasant St. in Newton Centre. On-street parking is also available.

Public Transit:
Across from the Newton Centre stop on the Green D Line

Executive Chef:
Chad Burns

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Ericka Curley: ericka@farmsteadtable.com

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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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4.6

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4.4

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2015

Food was delicious, love the popovers!
Prices are high
Worth the price if you know what you are getting into beforehand

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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2015

The staff is super friendly. You feel welcome from the moment you sit down. They're not normally open on Mondays but with all the out to towners here for graduations...

The decor... A bit eclectic, kind of a nouveau farm theme with a mix of stainless and wooden chairs with wooden table tops.

I'm a bread freak so bread is very important. Tonight I start with Warm Popover with house whipped butter...

Start with Grilled Cauliflower Tacos... Avocado, Cole Slaw and garnished with scallions...

This evenings Fish special... Baked Cod baked in a Porcine broth with Porcine Mushrooms, English Peas, Bok Choi, Spinach and Asparagus... Totally different than I normally would order but I feel really good about this! Flavorful AND healthy... What a concept...

With all of this goodness I feel a strong urge to have something bad so... The Dobos Torteve... Rum Creme Anglaise, Hand-Dipped Chocolate Espresso Bean... Five layers of cake with a buttercream frosting between layers...

What a great place. I feel content, nourished and not at all bloated like so many places where you leave stuffed. If you are looking for some place different, this is your place. I would definitely come back.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2015

Great place - would definitely go again! Why do you need 50 characters?

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 10, 2015

My husband and I have always enjoyed dinner here. Service and food were always fantastic. My husband made reservations for mother's day brunch to celebrate my first mother's day. We called ahead to make sure there was a high chair available for our baby. They said no problem I'll put one on hold for you.
We arrived and asked again if they had a high chair available. The woman looked at us and said you reserved a 2 top. I'll have to check if we have room. Her tone was very indignant. Another woman, much nicer got a high chair for us and even helped us set it up. Our waitress turned out to be the first lady, the indignant one. Her smile and cheerfulness seemed very forced and fake.
We ordered the food. The portions were tiny. Luckily we ordered 3 plates. Two would not have been enough. The quiche was delicious but small. The French toast was super soggy. Blitzes were very good. Although the food was good, it was nothing like the dinners we've had there previously. The were mind blowingly yummy.
Needless to say we were very disappointed with both the service and the food.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2015

more beer selections as not everyone loves the craft beers

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 24, 2015

I hestitate to rave about this place for fear that it will attract the greater Boston foodie crowd and become less accessible as a neighborhood place. Really, it is that good! Easily measures up to similar restaurants in the S. End or Cambridge.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2015

The salmon over risotto and trout were excellent. They offered nice wines by the glass. The cheesecake with rosemary crust and drizzle was lovely. The service was attentive. The prices were high - plan on $50 per person with one glass of wine.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 14, 2015

This is a nice place to sit and to spend time with friends. Our server was particularly attentive and pleasant without the pretension that is sometimes noted in some upscale neighborhood restaurant. The food prepared was attractive but a roasted chicken dish that I had was far to "soupy" (au jus) and the Char my wife had was not the freshest. Salads, soups and apps were very nice, however. Worth the trip.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2015

We took a chance on Farmstead Table for a late morning Saturday brunch It is early spring, and the first actually warm sunny day since who knows when. We made a reservation in hopes of avoiding the usual Cambridge & Brookline brunch line wait.

We were seated immediately and the restaurant was not busy shortly before noon. The vibe was lazy and relaxing. Just what we were after. Our waiter was great - pleasant, professional, there when we needed him, but not when we didn't.

We ordered the Spring Vegetable Quiche, the Roasted Asparagus Tacos and the lamb burger. My quiche was really good, made in a rustic crust that held it's crisp and flake throughout, a rarity for pies in my experience. The filling was perfectly tender - creamy and light with loads of asparagus, and goat cheese. The green garlic was a flavor that complemented it perfectly. This is what I want for breakfast. Every day. I got the green salad as the side. My brunch mates really enjoyed their tacos (I heard tiny ecstasy sounds and was NOT offered a taste (I didn't give any of mine away either) but described (between moans) as fresh with interesting textures and textures. The lamb burger was reported to be delicious. The bread on that is so comically thick that she was able to slice one piece in half for the sandwich, and took the other half home.

We also shared the basket of popovers and a side of bacon. The bacon was well done and thick but crisp not chewy.

The popovers were so good, lightly crisp on the outside with a pillowy inside so tender it was almost creamy. I've never had anything like them. We were also given a little basket of quite small muffins that were very tender with a slightly crispy exterior with a delicate apple cinnamon flavor. There is a serious baker at this place.

Oh, and we also ordered mimosas. Truly fresh squeezed OJ and champagne served in champagne flutes. So delicious I forgot to order coffee.

The restaurant was filling up by about 1pm. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Really tasty food. Everything we had was delicious. Pork chop, chicken, cauliflower etc. All great.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Order the popovers!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 10, 2015

Get there early as this restaurant fills up quickly (reservations suggested). Went for lunch with a friend. She had Kale salad with chicken and loved every bit of it! I love the soups that this place turns out. Soup du Jour was a roasted tomato bisque with a hint of paprika and it was delish and not ordinary!
Day Boat Fish was delightful as a seared swordfish in a safforn and veggie broth - yum! Too full for dessert, but a very satisfying and tasty lunch!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 5, 2015

Unique menu. Everything was fresh, well prepared. Our two teenage boys enjoyed it as much as the adults. Our waitress was wonderful.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 5, 2015

Gotten to be a place where I meet a good friend monthly. Always something a little different to try on the menu, a cocktail or entree. Wish they had a choice for poultry sausage or bacon for those of us who eat no pork or beef ... but always a delicious meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2015

nice ambiance, the waitress was a little OTT with her sweetness, everyone's food was good (John Dory fish of the day, Salmon and Pork Chops). All in all, very nice evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2015

Food was good, service fair, stuffy and cramped tables. Not very comfortable. A bit pricy for the overall experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 29, 2015

I've been to farmstead table before, it has been very nice for the most part. Unfortunately, this most recent visit was very disappointing. After being seated, we were sitting for 10 minutes without menus. After receiving our orders, our coffee cups were never refilled. We were told later that the coffee maker was malfunctioning. Our single cups of coffee were free, which was considerate; but still, a lack of coffee is disappointing. However, our water glasses, too, were never filled and there is no excuse for that. Most frustrating was the experience of sitting for 20 minutes after finishing—with no water and no coffee—waiting for the check. Finally, parched and exasperated, one of us had to get up and fetch the waiter to ask for the check. The food and coffee were delectable as always, but the service really soured the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2015

Short of a perfect dinner due to a know it all at the adjacent table discussing race relations at college at a volume fit for a sporting event., our meal here was fantastic. The service was unmatched. Great food selection and prepared just right. We were wonderfully greeted and seated right on time. A+ experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2015

I dine here for lunch, often, and dinner from time to time. The food is always prepared to perfection and the service is always attentive, friendly, and almost goes unnoticed - as it should be. My most recent visit was with a dear friend with whom I shared a large bowl of roasted cauliflower soup, which was rich and delicious, grilled asparagus tacos, which were light and crispy, and the burger, which was cooked to a perfect medium rare and had me licking my fingers often. We also split the Victory Pilsner, which went great with the burger, and we skipped desert on this visit. I work in the Newton Centre area so I visit Farmstead as often as possible, and I would encourage anyone else to do the same.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 15, 2015

All was going great. I ordered the Farmer's Plate breakfast and according to the menu it came with bacon but there was an option for lamb sausage (an extra $3). I specifically asked the waitress if the extra $3 meant I got the bacon and the sausage and she answered yes. When my meal came (you guessed it ) no bacon. When I pointed this out she said no bacon and asked if I wanted a side of bacon (an extra $6). At this point I pointed out that I had specifically asked this question and so she said she would speak to the chef. She returned with bacon so now I was happy. Unfortunately, I was now the devil. Friendly conversation ceased and Mr. Hyde came out. Not rude, just not as friendly as before. Overall it was good but a little on the pricey side. My party of 5 ordered 5 different items and everyone was very happy with their choices. I live a good distance away so don't know if I would go back but just because of the distance not the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 13, 2015

I often come to Farmstead Table to meet friends for lunch. The menu is varied with different price points for diverse budgets. The food is usually quite good and the ambiance is warm and inviting, which is why my friends and I go there. This visit however, was less enjoyable than past times. Our waitress, while I'm sure is a nice person, continuously tried to upsell us and although no one was waiting for a table, she rushed us through our meal. There's a rhythm to dining and discussion, even for lunch. Feeling rushed doesn't make one feel welcome and an attempt at upselling reads as an act of desperation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 8, 2015

Fabulous little place with superb food and service . Their daily catch is always devine. The popovers are a special treat as well. Can't wait to go back

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2015

Visited Farmstead Table for the fourth or fifth time last Saturday, and as always our meal was delicious. It's a small place with a limited menu, but there always seems to be something new that one of us tries, and that always seems to be fantastic. And whether it is new (Parizske Rozky) or a Farmstead standard (Crispy Brussels Sprouts Tacos), the food is often something we wouldn't find anywhere else.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2015

Food was wonderful. It was the service I was not excited about. Took a while for a waiter to show up and take drink orders (10min), never got any bread until we asked for it with our mussels appetizer, never had our waters refilled, and we really didn't get any dessert recs, other than "all is good".

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 6, 2015

Farmstead table is a cozy neighborhood restaurant with delicious, fresh food. The restaurant smells like freshly baked bread. Both the homemade popovers and the homemade bread are fantastic! On this occasion, I had a delicious fresh Boston Bibb lettuce salad and two amazing lamb chops. Two of us ordered the fish of the day, and the other ordered roast chicken. The fish was John Dory. Everyone was happy with their meal. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Fried oysters, mussels & veggies taco: great tasty appetizers.
Tuna special was delicious well balanced with grilled veggies & sauce.
Great service: professional & courteous & friendly.
Dessert could have been better. Hoping apple tart returns to menu ( their crust is light and flaky: delicious)
No espresso available.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Went downhill as meal progressed. Warm popovers were very good. Appetizers of vegatable salad and sausage were good. Hamburger entree was salty, sweet potato frites were burnt, pork chop was tasteless and a little fatty. Will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2015

Farmstead Table was a charming restaurant. Small but carefully crafted menu. We tried over half the items and were please with all of them and extremely pleased with several. Lovely place to get great food in a completely unpretentious atmosphere. It is obvious that everyone involved cares about the place.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2015

Overall this was a fabulous experience. Rustic, homey feeling. The food was fantastic, adn the staff was excelent. The only downside was I had a speaker right in my ear, so it was hard to hear my friend speaking at times. I asked for it to be turned down, but it never happened.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 22, 2015

small glass orange juice $5?
2 eggs, bacon, toast $15?
There was nothing remarkable about the food or the service. Just not worth it.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 19, 2015

Coming here is such a pleasure..food, ambience...a splendid eve..always leave with a smile..and food is yummy, unusual..

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Love the place - service was a bit slow this time, and one appetizer was never delivered. I wish the menu had a few more salad appetizer options (they had only one) and just a few more entree options - 5-6 plus a special is not a lot to choose from - I loved when they had a daily braise special - but apparently no longer. Anyway, glad to have it around.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This was our 3rd or 4th time dining at this establishment - we have always left happy. The quaint size of the dining area creates a warm atmosphere and the food was wonderful. The wait staff are on the spot and very friendly.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2015

We enjoyed the food very much. The rainbow trout was delicious, cooked perfectly and much bigger than most I've had. On previous visits the service matched the quality of the food. On this occasion we felt like we were in a diner. The server was also tending the bar so her focus was not entirely on the dining patrons. Her attention to us was minimal and rushed. The bread basket arrived moments before our entrees. Her overall appearance was sloppy. We were seated at a window table as requested. However, next time I will be sure to ask to be seated in the main dining area. Finally, the overall ambience of a restaurant of this caliber was sadly diminished by the poor service.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2015

Great food, creative but not too esoteric, nice wait staff, great scale, always parking in big center lot if need be.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2015

FARMSTEAD TABLE IS A FOODIES DREAM. DISHES ARE WELL CONCEIVED AND PERFECTLY EXECUTED. KUDOS TO THE KITCHEN STAFF AND CHEF.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 7, 2015

We were very pleased with the food and service from beginning to end. Popovers and pear salad were supberb. We were both pleased with our entrees. Only down side was waiting to be seated was a bit long because the hostess was also the bartender. Weird. Also, she didn't make eye contact and say I'll be right with you and apologize--she just ignored us. I was glad the others were so friendly or it would have completely turned me off to the place.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Wonderful, trendy atmosphere and delicious food made with fresh ingredients. I have been to Farmstead Table several times and each time I have tried something new. I have never been disappointed.This past weekend I had their Sole with Carrot Risotto and it was excellent! The Wait Staff and Host/Hostess are very friendly and attentive. I almost don't want to give the Farmstead Table such a nice review because it is a small restaurant and I am afraid that I will not be able to get a reservation the next time I call, but it is just too good to keep it a secret any longer!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2015

A tad too expensive. $70 for breakfast for two is a little on the upperside I'd say. Definitely a special occasion.

Great all around though!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Farmstead Table is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant! The food is creatively prepared and always very fresh and homemade. The restaurant smells delicious, too! They offer brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays which is hard to find in the Boston area. On this occasion, two of us ordered the eggs with mushrooms, one of us had the Wagu burger, one of us had the chicken salad and the tomato soup, One of us had traditional eggs, and the other one of us ordered the quiche. We had a side of bacon, we ordered popovers, and they gave us homemade mini muffins. We also had an order of blintzes, and we split them. We were very happy with all of the food. We definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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