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

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (34)
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Local Ingredients (22)
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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)
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Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent meal! I definitely plan to return and bring others. The service and hospitality was was wonderful and the food delicious.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I like this place, but the food is spotty. Sometimes really excellent and sometimes just OK. The service and atmosphere are great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

The evening was perfect. Our server was extremely helpful and very pleasant. All in all a very nice experience for our first visit here.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a secret gem hidden in Newton Center, great for an intimate dinner, all fresh (farm to table). Do not miss the Tacos Brussel Sprouts

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great evening

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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food is terrific and I appreciate the serene ambience allowing for pleasant conversation. The other night was the only time we had less than pleasant service. Nothing nasty just a bit scattered.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Second visit. Now one of our favorites
Everything was delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We were there for lunch. The restaurant prides itself as a server of “farm-to-table” fare and it certainly didn’t disappoint. The menu was varied and very interesting, with many unusual and appetizing choices, many of them vegan or vegetarian. I had a combination of the soup du jour (a mushroom, onion and potato soup that was creamy, yet vegan, and delicious), the salad of the day (with pears, dried cranberries and feta) and a popover. My dining companion had the brussel sprouts tacos - also fabulous.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Enjoyable Ladies Lunch

Enjoyed our meal once again, consistency is important. This is a charming small welcoming place that serves good food. What did we have?
Mom: The burger and fries on a brioche roll, classic and delicious.
My friend : A veggie and ancient grain bowl, perfect egg on top.
Mine: Trout over vegetables , perfect!
French pressed coffee, great!
Desserts: not wowed by the desserts, but them again that doesn’t best represent this charming place tomdone, I think they the two we had, a warm chocolate pudding with repberry creame ice cream was fine but not a wow. My friend had a flattish disc like level fruit tart with saffron ice cream. She said the flavors were spot on but it was not the best rustic fruit tart that I have seen visually, skimpy but again, flavors spot on.

Go enjoy this place, enjoy your meal and time together.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great fresh and healthy food and excellent service! A comfy cozy place for a Sunday brunch!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food in a cozy and unique atmosphere. Had brunch on Sunday, enjoyed the Quiche and others with me enjoyed their dishes (eggs, bacon, potatoes and French toast). We also had their homemade 'poppers' which I HIGHLY RECOMMEND....especially with the fresh made fruit jam. Since all 3 of us wanted coffee, they bring you a french press pot. Coffee was okay, on the moderate to weak side. We had a table near the window so we had a great view for people watching...but be warned since the heater is also along side the window, and it was a sunny day, it is especially warm in that area which can make it a bit uncomfortable after an hour.

For all 3 of us, this was our first time at Farmstead and we all agree we would come back for another meal. The prices are great for the quality and quantity of food. I would best describe it as casual American with some flare mixed in with a few dishes. Oh, we were also able to customize our orders (i.e. the eggs and bacon included 3 eggs and we asked if we could have 2 eggs instead).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very happy with the Farmstead. From the drinks, popovers right to the dessert everything was delicious. I would certainly go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server was superb. The wine list was more than satisfactory.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Berlin)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very friendly place with excellent food and a nice atmosphere. We had the brussels sprout tacos (yes) which were fabulous, the pop overs (first class) and the fish and chips which were very good, too. Out waitress was very kind because we, two friends who had not seen each other in 25 years , had a lot to catch up with (which of course she could not know). She was super patient and respectful and very friendly. We completely overstayed our check I would say (well, arrived early) but never felt rushed. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had read some great reviews prior to booking here. Parking can be difficult at certain times as it is near a major T stop pickup point. The tables are very close together. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly. We chose to have the steak dinner for two and were extremely pleased.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Reliably great food. But it does get expensive even when sharing a dessert and one glass of wine....$180 for 3 people. Crispy brussels sprouts were the favorite dish and look a lot better than neighbor's Brussel sprouts tacos. Cauliflower very good and beets good but not so interesting. Artic char grilled all the way through and very good on the lentils. Quite a yummy apple tart.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our first time at Farmstead Table, but certainly not the last. We enjoyed the popovers, roast chicken, beef tenderloin, and finished with the rustic apple tart. Everything was delicious, cooked appropriately, and portioned well. The service was fantastic and we enjoyed the quaint and cozy setting.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I dined with my 2 young adult sons. We all loved our meals and the wine. All three meals were nicely prepared and delicious! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Organic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This was my second trip and a disappointment compared to the first visit. My friend and I both had the John Dory fish special. It came with a flabby grey skin on the fish (which was poached, so skin should have been removed), and the flesh was stringy and greyish, when it should have been flaky and white. Honestly, we should have both sent it back. Taste was bland. And it was $25, which is steep for lunch. Popovers are great, but they are not rocket science.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Popovers were amazing. Steak was excellent. Waitress tried up selling us on appetizers, drinks, deserts. Temperature of the restaurant was a bit up and down, cold when we got there and stifling hot as we left. Food was great, I️ would return.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a perfectly wonderful experience .
A regular stop when we’re in town to visit my father who lives nearby. The owner Chad, greeted us warmly, our server Libby was delightful and kind, and the food, from popover to chicken & Apple & Goat cheese salad to the hazelnut nougat ice cream, was divine! I can’t say enough great things about Farmstead Table and definitely encourage everyone to go and experience this amazing place for yourself.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My fish was raw in the middle and had to be sent back, but once it was fixed it was very good! Everyone else’s meals were great.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Tasty food, great service, nice room. The helpings are just right in size - not too large, and not too small. Always ask the waiter for specials, they are always excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

I was with two people who had never been there and they were raving about it afterwards. Small menu with GREAT choices!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Perfect spot for a birthday brunch! We enjoyed the atmosphere and all of our meals were delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 31, 2017

First and only visit here, so maybe they have better nights. 1st, greeted by an unsmiling, seemingly occupied host, even though the place was nearly empty. Ambience is hard to describe. Simple, which is not bad, but it did not seem cozy or inviting. Ordered popovers which were advertised as "until they are gone" yet these didn't taste fresh out of oven and were tough and rubbery on outside. Not clear why these would sell out. Ordered an app of Brussels sprouts Tacos. Tasty flavors, but served on ice cold plates that chilled the shells. We ordered two entrees, one scallop, one chicken. Scallops were ok, but just that. The chicken was under-cooked. The top, under the well-browned skin, was, curiously, essentially raw. Sent back. What came back was the same piece, cut up and because of second time cooking was dry and hard in many places. When asked why a new piece of chicken wasn't cooked, the response was "it would've taken 15 minutes and we didn't think you'd want to wait.". Yet no one presented that option to see if we would mind. Ordered a bottle of wine with apps, but was told they were out of that. Said we'd look at another option, but waiter didn't ask if we had selected something else until apps were finished. At that point we passed on wine. Appropriately, the chicken dish was taken off the bill, but not charging for a poorly prepared dish, among other things, doesn't erase a very poor showing.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious meal and wonderful service. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Organic, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had reservation thru Open Table for Sunday Brunch. Were told our table was being prepped but it took 25 minutes to be seated and another 10 min to get a menu.

They were out of quiche, pancakes and popovers. We got fish tacos and a grilled chicken and apple salad. I had asked for dressing on the side, but it was already dressed. Didn't want to wait for another at this point. My friend asked for a clean napkin and a beverage, which didn't happen for another 20 minutes.
Food was very tasty, especially dessert which was the pear and toffee ice cream napoleon.

They definitely could use more or better trained staff, but the food was yummy. Our bill was 85.00, so you judge.

Tags: Cozy, Organic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We'd eaten at Farmstead a few years ago but this time we felt the food was special. The portions were not huge but sufficient. We asked for bread and it was good also. With one glass of wine, a salad we split, two mains, the bill with tip was $90.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This used to be my favorite restaurant not only in Newton but the entire Boston area. Food is still excellent, but the service isn't what it used to be. My friend is a vegetarian and ordered an appetizer and side as her entree. It came out before our cheese plate and sat on the table to cool down, without any acknowledgement from our server. My meal arrived a half hour later. We had to ask for bread.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 25, 2017

great restaurant. only downside is parking may be tough. but food is fresh and tasty. will come back again for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Vegan, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great service, great food, make sure you get a popover and the crispy Brussels sprouts

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Organic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great spot in Newton - we had lunch, soup salad and popover combo was great, and my lunch partner had a great looking burger and fries, service was friendly and unobtrusive- would definitely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Arctic char was perfectly cooked with a delicious, crispy seared skin. Charred rapini and Brussel sprout leaves with a curried pumpkin puree were the perfect accompaniments. My dates tenderloin was perfectly cooked and seasoned and melted in the mouth. Wine list was interesting. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The ambiance was perfect for a date!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious and a nice balance between meat and veggies. I found the service amateurish- nice people doing their best with apparently no training.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food not so good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Don't leave without having the popovers. Fig meringue desert was absolutely incredible!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Outside patio is nice on pleasant evenings. Inside space is cramped and steel chairs are not very comfortable. That's the reason for giving ambiance a 3. Otherwise exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Neighborhood gem, great service as usual, and tasty, farm to table , always fresh .
Great option for vegetarians.
Also a great fish dish on the menu.
Very nice desserts

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Cozy
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