Lotus Farm to Table
Lotus Farm to Table was so wonderful. The Wait staff is very knowledgeable about the food, and they made wonderful recommendations. Every bite was delicious, I had to taste everyone’s dish. I look forward to going back again!
Lotus Farm to Table provided a nice quiet location on a weekday night for a small group of friends. The food was excellent and just inventive enough to be familiar and surprising. Our server was friendly and not intrusive. I would recommend this place for a healthy, fun and local-friendly meal, with the benefit of BYO.
Nancy, thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for your positive review! We're so delighted that Lotus could provide a pleasant space for an enjoyable evening with friends :) We are happy that you enjoyed your meal and server! Lotus will be closing on December 31st, and we certainly hope to see you again before then!
Great food and plenty of options for the Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Pescaterian guests.
And it’s a BYO, will be back soon
Adrian, thank you for dining with us and for your kind words! Lotus will be closing on December 31st, and we hope to see you again before then!
This was our 2nd visit to Lotus Farm to Table. Our first visit was great... this one just OK... My pork rib chop was tough. Fish dishes good but not great. Whipped ricotta with sourdough app was delicious
Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us and for your feedback. We appreciate it. We apologize that the food was not up to par, and we hope you'll try us again for a farm-fresh meal before we close on December 31st. All the best!
I had wanted to try Lotus for a few years and finally got the chance this weekend. We arrived early and the restaurant was not that crowded. While our server was very sweet, she was not very attentive. The presentation and concepts of the food were wonderful, however execution was inconsistent. The burger was not able to be prepared for anything less than medium well. Very strange as most places serve beef medium-rare unless requested otherwise. The skin of the fish was disgustingly rubbery and inedible. Not at all crisp. Our appetizers could've used a bit more seasoning but were very fresh. Rice was cooked nicely. Prices are a bit high for what you get aside from presentation but it is a BYOB. Just very disappointed considering how long I've looked forward to this. With the many great restaurants in Media, I'm unlikely to return.
Hi LocalFoodie! Thanks so much for dining with us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with the food or service. We strive to provide high-quality food, and we always try to preserve the integrity of all of our ingredients and to provide supreme service. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope you'll try us again in the future and try some other dishes that you might prefer. We are closing on December 31st and hope you'll join us before then!
We made a 7pm reservation for dining under the stars as this restaurant was highly recommended. We were instructed upon confirmation not to be 15 minutes late or our table would be given away. We arrived at 7 and were seated with two menus and 3 waters for four people. For the next 30 minutes no one opened our wine or stated they would be with us. I requested the hostess open our wine and was told a waitress would do that. After 30 minutes of being ignored we left for another local restaurant that was great. No one from Lotus even cared we were leaving.
I rarely write bad reviews but this supposed zagat restaurant is far from it and I would consider many other great local restaurants other than this one.
Hi Charles, we are so sorry for your negative dining experience with us last night. Those dus nights tend to get quite hectic, although not an excuse for poor service. Please give us another chance for you to experience a real Lotus dinner. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can make sure we can provide you with a meal on us!
Enjoyed a lovely evening of delicious food. Salmon and green beans were absolutely awesome! Filet was perfect and the free range chicken delicious! Presentation was very inviting, couldn’t wait for the first bite. Another great meal at Lotus.
Hi Bill! Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dishes and certainly hope to see you again soon. Lotus will be closing on December 31st, do join us again before then!
not interested in dining hear again. kind of boring.
Hi Mainlinediner - thank you for joining us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience. We hope you will try us again in the future - some evenings, we host live music, so perhaps that can provide a more dynamic experience. We wish you the best.
Best food in Media!
Thank you for dining with us! What a high compliment - we are grateful! We hope to see you again soon.
My wife and I went out for a special occasion. The ambience was very cute, and the food ended up to be very good. We had a few (relatively?) minor mixups with service: one of our apps came out as the wrong one (both involved peaches), the used forks and knives from apps were left with us right on the table when app plates were removed, and general spills were not cleaned up. With other restaurants maybe these are acceptable, but lotus seems expensive enough that these types of service issues shouldn’t happen here. The used forks and knives left on the table is something that I personally can’t accept at a restaurant of this cost. But the food WAS very good and the ambience also was very nice.
Hi Ian, thanks so much for dining with us and for your review. We deeply apologize for the mixups with service. We strive to provide a supreme customer experience and assure you that is not our usual standard of service. As such, we appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve our guests' experiences. We are happy that you still enjoyed your food and the ambience, and we hope you will try us again in the future! We would love to hear your thoughts on our upcoming fall menu.
Great food and service. Seasonal menu with fresh selections.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review! We're so happy that you enjoyed the seasonal menu and hope you will come back to try our fall selections :)
Food was great. This was a great place for a friend and I to catch up for her birthday lunch. The food was creative and delicious. The atmosphere lovely and the good service did not rush us. Thank you. Marianne
Hi Marianne! Thank you for dining with us and for leaving us a review :) We are delighted that you had a positive experience with us for your friend's birthday lunch! We hope to see you again soon - our fall menu will be released shortly, and we would love to hear your thoughts!
We all enjoyed our meals thoroughly. They even mixed various side's that we preferred with the entree we wanted, was perfect.
Was really nice and quiet, could enjoy our conversations.
We will go back.
Hi Bett - thank you greatly for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are appreciative of the detailed feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your entree, your chosen sides, and the ambiance. Always feel free to let us know if there is anything we can improve on - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Always a great meal at dining under the stars
Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a review :) We are delighted that you had a nice meal at Dining Under the Stars. A few more evenings have been added for September because of the rain cancellations this past summer (Saturday the 14th and 28th of Sept). We hope to see you again to try our fall menu in the coming weeks!
Went on Wednesday in Media night. Food was over cooked and manager was cranky
Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are deeply sorry that your experience was not up to par to our usual standards. We are appreciative of the feedback and assure that this was an atypical experience. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com if you would like to further address the issue.
Beautifully seasoned, imaginative dishes that highlight fresh ingredients. The snapper special and sea bass with broccoli rabe were wonderful.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your review. We're delighted that you enjoyed the snapper and sea bass. We hope you'll join us again to try future seasonal menu changes.
Fresh, flavorful food and soothing ambiance. Amazing indie folk alternative playlist. Looking forward to visiting again.
Thank you for dining at Lotus and for your review. We appreciate the feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the music playlist - we try to create the inviting ambiance that you described :) We greatly look forward to serving you again!
Ate here outside during Media’s Dining Under the Stars (DUTS) weekly event. They squeezed us in during busy time slot and accommodated is increasing count from 2 to 3 which is a different table size.
Food was very good as usual, service a little off but understandable when the tables are in the middle of State Street and the whole street is mobbed with diners.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your honest, open feedback and review :) We very much appreciate your understanding and are delighted that you had a nice meal. We apologize that service did not feel up to par, as we always strive to provide a high-quality experience. We hope you will come back to dine with us in the future!
Dining under the stars Media
Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you back at Lotus!
Great food, although a somewhat limited menu and the most uncomfortable wooden chairs ever made.
Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We are grateful for your feedback and have taken note of your thoughts on the chairs. We strive to create a comfortable experience for our guests so we appreciate understanding your preferences! We hope you will try us again in the future!
Dining under Stars. Just beat the rain. Enjoyed the duck breast and trout dishes. Preparation, presentation and taste may be best in Media. You really do get a special entree. You can enjoy a very special meal here at very reasonable price.
Hi Bear, thanks so much for eating with us at Lotus for Dining Under the Stars! Lucky you just beat the rain. We're so happy you found the duck breast and trout to be satisfactory, along with the presentation. We are grateful for your feedback and hope you will try us again in the future for our changing menu.
The overall experience and meal was outstanding.
Susan, thanks so much for dining at Lotus with us! We are so happy you had a great meal and experience and look forward to having you dine with us again! :)
I was really excited to try this restaurant, but kind of disappointed. The server brought me my drink and picked his hair out of the cup right in front of me! He wasn’t very knowledgeable about the menu either. The service was slow, we waiting over 40 min for our meals. The food was ok, kind of a letdown after the wait.
Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus. We appreciate that you took the time to leave a review. We're grateful for your feedback so we can continually improve. We apologize for your experience with your server and assure you that is not typical of our standards. Our menu has just changed to offer new summer dishes so perhaps they will be of liking to you. Please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to further address your experience.
Went here for Dining Under the Stars so it is hard to rate noise level and ambiance :) We had a lovely night dining outside here. Servers were friendly, food was good and we brought our own delicious wine. It's always nice to get to a BYOB. This was our first time at Lotus and we were very happy with it.
Hi Ejda - thank you for dining with us at Lotus and for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so happy you had a nice time at Dining Under the Stars. It's such a special Media tradition, and we're lucky to be a part of it! We appreciate your feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your servers, the food, and the option to have your own wine. We look forward to having you back with us with another of your favorite bottles! All the best.
Very home like, not glitzey. Spent the evening with slow dinner. Not rushed out for a second seating. Like France, BYOB makes it a nice bargain.
Hi James! Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We're glad you enjoyed the BYOB aspect of Lotus - we love that guests are able to bring their favorite bottles or try new ones of their choice. We're also delighted that you were able to enjoy a relaxed dinner in our homey environment. As always, we are open to any feedback you have so we can continue improving. We hope you'll try us again in the future! All the best.
Excellent menu. The chef is an artist and pays attention to every detail!
Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for your positive review and feedback. We're so happy you enjoyed the details of your dishes; our chef, Ryan, is absolutely an artist! :) We are glad you think so too and certainly hope you will come back in the future to try our future seasonal menus.
Emma was our waitress in spite of the fact that she was alone because their bookings were suppose to be low that evening turned out just the opposite,Emma was amazing !
Friendly. Smile never left her face.
Apologetic when necessary. What ever they are paying her isn’t enough. I disapprove of restaurants that are expensive and decide to skimp on paying Help because their Bookings are low. Emma didn’t even have help keeping water glasses filled .
Hi! Thank you so much for dining with us at Lotus and for your feedback. We're delighted that you were impressed with Emma, as we are too! We are always sure to compensate our employees fairly and treat them well. We are beyond grateful for our loyal, hardworking staff; in addition, employees can always (and are encouraged to) call in extra help whenever they need it. Emma has been with us for 3 years and is one of our best servers. She is very much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon!
Excellent appetizers. Main course was good particularly the Hake. The service was superior.
Hi Fatherted! :) Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave us a review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your appetizers and main course, and we are please that you found the service to be superior. We hope you'll choose us again to try our changing menu. Take care!
Everything was okay but not a place I’d be dying to return to. Wait staff seemed disorganized. Felt like they were new or perhaps temporary fill ins for the dining under the stars night. Everything was just average.
Hi Karin! Thanks so much for dining with us and for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it, as we're always looking to improve our service and food experience. We're deeply sorry that you experienced what felt like a disorganized wait staff. Sometimes, Dining Under the Stars can be a bit hectic as we adjust to a crowd that is larger than usual. Either way, we are always striving to provide a high-quality experience, even during busy nights. We hope you'll try us again.
Lovely dinner with friends before going to the Media Theater. Staff was attentive to our time schedule. Food sang with freshness. I had the brussel sprout caesar salad and the mussels. Both delish! Next time we will leave time for dessert
Nancy, thank you for dining with us and for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal and that our staff met your scheduling needs. We certainly hope to see you again! All the best.
Always enjoy the food and one of the reasons we go to this restaurant is because of the quiet environment. The live music was disturbing.
Hi Nancy! Thanks so much for dining with us at Lotus and for leaving a review. We are delighted that you enjoy the food. We deeply apologize that the live music was disturbing. We will post when we have live music so guests will know if there will be a musician, and we will also intend to keep the volume at a reasonable level. Let us know if you have any other feedback, as we're committed to creating an enjoyable experience for our guests. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon.
Everything was truly fabulous!
Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience and hope you will dine with us again soon!
Went for dining under the stars. Food was really good. Maybe needs a few more options for some of the picky eaters with us. But service was great.
Thank you so much for dining with us and for leaving a review! We've taken note of your feedback :) We appreciate it and are always looking for ways to continue improving. We hope to see you again soon.
We had a group of 8 for Dinning under the stars. The staff was friendly and the food was great. I also had to change my reservations and I called in and left a message. They called me right back to confirm.
Josh, thank you so much for joining us for Dining Under the Stars! We are so happy that you enjoyed your food and had a great experience with our staff. See you soon!
Beautiful night accompanied by a beautiful meal!!
I will come back again and again.
The server didn’t smile the whole time but maybe she was just busy. It won’t deter me from going there though!
Thank you for dining at Lotus! We appreciate your review. We're sorry to hear about your server; we're sure it was just one of those nights! We are thankful for your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve, so we appreciate it! All the best.
The menu is diverse. Changing from season to season.
I had the scallops that were done just right and my wife had the salmon which she thought was excellent. We have been there a number of times and the food is always great. We will be back again soon.
Hi Fred! Thanks so much for dining with us at Lotus. We appreciate your review and love hearing your feedback on how you and your wife felt the food was prepared. We're always open to comments and suggestions so we can continue providing a supreme dining experience. Thanks again, and hope to see you soon!
We had a really incredible meal on Saturday. The chef nailed all the dishes we ordered - frisee salad with fried egg, pork ribs with collards, and fresh spaghetti with clams. Everything was delicious.
We are so happy you enjoyed your meal. Thanks so much for your review and for visiting us at Lotus. We hope to see you again soon and are excited to hear your feedback on our spring and summer seasonal menus!
Great meal ! The kohlrabi salad was so good. My husband is not a salad person and really enjoyed it. We split that because it's pretty large. I had the salmon and it was done to perfection. Ryan our server was great ! Never disappointed with this BYOB.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your the kohlrabi salad and salmon at Lotus and were pleased with our server, Ryan! Thank you so much for dining with us and for your positive review! We hope to see you again soon :)
Interesting menu and great food😀
Mary, thank you for dining at Lotus! We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and our menu offerings :) We hope you will join us again!
This is my favorite restaurant in Media. I love the unusual combinations that taste terrific together and awaken my taste buds. The deserts are always good and everything is creative. All fresh.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for dining with us! :) We are pleased that you've enjoyed your service, dinners, and desserts at Lotus and that you have found the food to be continually unique and creative. We hope to see you again soon.