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

Farmstead Table Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (34)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Healthy (26)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Local Ingredients (22)
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Organic (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
Cozy (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Seasonal (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Business Meals (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was great as was the service. It’s small but comfortable. Looking forward to going back soon.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Very personal service, great menu selections from h'ors doevres to desserts.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

3 people— 3 different set of tastebuds, but everyone was very happy with his choice. We didn’t order alcohol— so can’t help you with wine menu.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Glad we had a corner table. Others looked a bit cramped. Food was well prepared, nicely spiced with a bit of heat.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful as usual, creative food, and plenty of choices for vegans.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Masa pancakes with ice cream was sublime. Small veggie side plates are delicious and can make a meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

This was the first time I had mediocre food at this restaurant. Previously, everything had been delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent service!! Food was very good! The scallop entree was fantastic! Nice options for healthy, vegan and gluten free. Small, clean and quiet on a Wednesday evening. I will be returning foe sure.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is consistently delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

lovely ambiance, fresh and delicious food, great for couples and small parties

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great brunch spot. Food is terrific. Lots of vegetarian options

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A very pleasant dining experience for a quite Sunday brunch. Not a huge menu selection but the food was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Waiter immediately seated me and then forgot me. Meal was delicious, as always, but the angst waiting for service spoiled my experience. Otherwise, I do love this spot. Consistently delicious food and comfortable atmosphere.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very happy with our selection
Waiter was a bit over whelmed
Hence the service was off

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Amazing as usual! This is our go-to for date night and has been for years. Did not disappoint!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was my fourth or fifth meal at Farmstead. The food has always been great. This time, the service was not amazing. Maybe because our party of two was next to a party of six, but our server did not pay a great deal of attention to us and never brought bread when asked. But the food was still awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food, friendly, knowledgeable, and accomodating staff. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Met my friend for brunch and we loved it! It's a beautiful little place and the food was amazing. Four stars instead of five due to the high prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always a lovely experience as both food and service are very good. It's a very small and simple room without much character but a nice experience regardless.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I love eating here! The food is delicious and healthy! It is a wonderful restaurant in my neighborhood.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great tagliatelle but the cucumber soup of the day was too peppered for my taste and was not enjoyed.. a rare Miss at this spot.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A pleasant place for an interesting and well-prepared meal after a Sunday afternoon Red Sox game, especially if you are taking the T, with the Newton Centre station just across the street.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

So much fun- everything was delicious. We ordered the popover basket for two people and it was perfect- they were so delicious. Prices were reasonable and the drinks delicious

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Just fabulous

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 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent meal in a relaxed setting. My husband and I have eaten several times at Farmstead table over the past year. Food is always fresh, tasty and perfectly prepared. We tend to eat early and the service has been great. I am not a fan of popovers but the homemade bread is excellent. The appetizers, small plates and entrées we have tried have always been excellent. I haven't always loved the desserts, but the blueberry blackberry cobbler this time was amazing. I wish I had some now. We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Our server was excellent and the food was great. Try the s'more tart

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Good simply delicious food, great cocktails
Great service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a very enjoyable dinner. My corn chowder with crab was delicious as was the berry cobbler. My husband and I shared the steak which was accompanied by very light potatoes nicely puréed and tender beans. The bar manager was very friendly.

This is a very comfortable farm to table restaurant in a friendly and not pretentious setting.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

I often go there because the food is always interesting and delicious . The interior is nice and light, not too noisy, although the chairs are rather hard and the tables pretty close together. There is a good bar with a generous pour.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Every dish we ordered was excellent. My fish tacos were flavorful and tender; my beet salad was exquisite; the tortellini soup was perfect. We were there on a week night, so it was very quiet and made conversation easy. Highly recommend Farmstead Table!!!

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Delicious corn soup and green salad with plums, perfect treat for an out of town guest, I am never disappointed at Farmstead Table.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

My husband and I were staying in Newton on a trip to Boston, and were intrigued by reviews of this restaurant. We were thrilled with the food, and the whole experience was lovely. The duck was probably the best duck either of us had ever had, and duck is something my husband frequently orders in restaurants. I ordered tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms, and it was exquisite. Delicious peach salad and fruit tart for dessert. I recommend Farmstead Table to anyone looking for an intimate restaurant experience with food that is lovingly prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. It was a memorable meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

One of my favorite upscale restaurants. Creative menu, local farm ingredients, Excellent service. No complaints.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

In town for the weekend found this came highly recommended so we gave it a try. We really enjoyed the outdoor family style seating. Had a great time conversing with the others at the table. The waiter and waitress were spot on with meeting all our needs. Had our first popover thanks to a recommendation from a table mate and they were over the top.
Especially with the home made jam.
Hoping to return next time we are in the area.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

I can always rely on Farmstand for delicious food served in a creative, comfortable
and warm setting.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent food and service. They were very accommodating to allergies and took extra effort to ensure the food met the needs

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2017

As always, we had an amazing meal at Farmstead. Never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Farmstead Table has been a favorite of mine for several years, and I was looking forward to a return visit after an absence of a couple of years. Everything was as I remembered; the friendly bartender (John, I think) was also our server as we were seated at a table for two at the window in front of the little bar. The popovers are amazingly good, served with nice soft butter and an excellent jam, and anyone who dines there should try to get the popovers (while they last). I also ordered the calamari, a new menu item, and while I have eaten calamari many times in many places I cannot remember a better preparation. Five stars! There were two slight bumps in the road -- my daughter Sara ordered the chicken and it arrived slightly undercooked. It was taken back to the kitchen for extra cooking, but by the time it returned to the table my entree had been sitting there for a while. I think they should have taken both entrees to the kitchen and returned them at the same time. That said, my haddock was cooked properly and was very tasty. The other slight bump was a specialty cocktail that was simply not very good; it was returned and taken off the bill. Otherwise, we had a very nice meal and I love the "farm-to-fork" aspect of the place, its coziness and warm ambience, and friendly service. I'll go back, for sure.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great neighborhood spot, fresh , seasonal, farm to table . Service is always great.
Tacos appetizers are a must, always varies seasonally.
Fish special, scallops were cooked to perfection and served on top of beets purée. Very tasty.
Fruit crisp was delicious

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I was quite impressed with my lunch at Farmstead Table. While it's a small menu it has interesting choices and the food was outstanding! I had a beet soup, a special salad, and a popover, and they were all delicious. Our waiter was outstanding too - a lovely young man who made sure we were well taken care of and that our special requests were granted. I would absolutely return. My only quibble was that the metal chair on which I was seated was tiny so not terribly comfortable. Parking in Newton Center is terrible but that's just part and parcel of dining anywhere around there. Definitely recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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