Farm House - The Lodge at Point Reyes

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73 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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One of the original establishments in the quaint Point Reyes town of Olema, our Farm House Restaurant and Bar first opened its doors to wagoners and travelers in 1865, and like good wine, it is aging well.


Ever since those first days, the Farm House has been regarded by travelers and locals alike as a pleasurable getaway for dining and for peaceful enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore Park.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Organic
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 663-1264
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Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cross street
Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
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3.7
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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s
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall a very good dinner relaxing al fresco.
Clam chowder was delicious, BBQ oysters were delicious - quite small but I guess that's how they come in nature.
salad was fresh and tasty and we also shared a fish entree
broiled banana split was amazing
server was attentive, also observed him being very nice to diners with little kids
Nothing special for us despite indicating a special event dinner (anniversary) but overall we enjoyed this dinner and would come back when in the beautiful region.
Prices are very fair.

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SR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovingly prepared. And one of the best Old Fashioneds I’ve ever had.

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e
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Remodeling, but still a great meal and experience.

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RO
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice place and will go back

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great location and view of stream outside. Deck with heaters for outside dining.

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K
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Considering the fact the place is in a small remote town, you can't expect great food, which could be better. The wine list is limited. The salad lyonnaise was sub-par with too much vinaigrette making it too sour (a couple of teaspoons should suffice). The place is under construction (Feb 2018).

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JJ
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though they are in the midst of a remodel, they did not disappoint! We got special guidance for an excellent tequila to provide a tasty backdrop for a fun Margarita!! Every bite was a delight! What more can a customer want?

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H
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am no spring chicken, so, when I say it was the BEST reuban Iever had, it is saying something! Beet salad was fresh and delish too!

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TH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Grilled artichoke excellent! Clam chowder was fantastic!! And of course hog island oysters!! Will return and definitely recommend!!

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IN
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good drinks; tasty food; reasonably priced; AMAZING staff; nice ambience; welcoming and friendly. When you go, be sure to say hello to Neil (the boss) and Joe (the bartender) for us. Enjoy!

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TJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We got to the restaurant and had to wait for 10 minutes for a hostess. We were told that we would have an additional wait for 10-15 minutes (now almost a half hour past our reservation). We were told we could be seated 15 minutes later but only outside, it was 50 degrees out and we have two little children. Since the kids were hungry we sat outside and then proceeded to wait 30 minutes to even have a server say they were getting to us - while we were waiting the server in our section was walking around looking for a customers credit card from the uk that she had lost from taking it to the register and back. We decided to leave after it being a hour after our reservation and we hadn’t even had a drink or taken.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I liked my hang town fry, and others said the fries were great. The only negative is the price and quality of the steak frite. $27 for a little bit of steak and a ton of fries; 3/4 of the plate was fries! and my husband said the steak was a little dry and not much taste.

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food overall, unexpectedly creative, wonderful desserts!

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JW
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really liked the rustic feel of this place. Very genuine. The wait staff was very friendly tho stretched a bit thin due to the Sonoma County fires. The oysters were fresh but over salty. The salad lyonnaise was also a bit over salty as well, perhaps due to the liberal use of bacon vs lardons. The farrow entre was more evenly seasoned and had great ingredients. I would have preferred less lemon zest for this otherwise "meaty" vegetarian dish. The cod entry was spectacular with great crust and vegetables. The flourless chocolate torte was also very good. A pretty good value overall. Just a few tweaks to some of the dishes and it would be outstanding. Would definitely try again if I was in the area.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

When we first arrived for our reservation we were the only two diners. The music seemed too loud. I found myself really trying to concentrate on our conversation. The restaurant did fill up later and the music was less intrusive. Our meals were generous and delicious. My sea bass was prepared perfectly and my friend had the sweet potato and brussel sprout hash with poached eggs that she enjoyed that evening as well as for leftovers. Our waiter did not refill empty water glasses which we found annoying. Overall a good choice with the previous caveats.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Seated as requested on the patio.
Clam chowder very good.
The steak was rather too spicy for the dinner's taste - would have preferred to taste more of the beef.
Cheese plate very good.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed eating at this restaurant. It was very rustic and the food was delicious. The staff are very friendly. I recommend trying this place out. It’s worth the drive!

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R
New England
390 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely farm to table place in Olema. All of our dishes were outstanding and we had a nice time on the terrace.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

An absolute wonderful find after spending time driving around Point Reyes and hanging out at Limantour Beach. We started off with a dozen delicious local Hog Island oysters in the half shell. Each of the main dishes were equally well received: Hangtown Fry, Sweet Potato & Brussel Sprout Hash, and 2 Fish & Chips.

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J
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is a case of a choosing a restaurant because it's in the right place, leaving Pt. Reyes National Seashore, on our way to the airport. Good locally sourced food. The half chicken was an odd combination of brie, apricot and chicken but quite good and very ample. Server seemed distracted and disappeared for stretches of time. Sitting out on the back porch was marvelous.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Restaurant, location, ambiance and convenience was stellar. The service was awful. Had to cancel the reservations we had for the next night. Decided sandwiches on our own was better than wasting our evening in the dining room.

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M
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Interior is worn and noisy. The halibut was good but the fish and chips was mostly chips with no vegetables, not even coleslaw.

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SC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had dinner at Farm House during a road trip along the West Coast. We had many great meals but this one was the absolute best. The food was fresh and well prepared. The service was really great.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I read the reviews before making the reservation but we were unfortunately disappointed. Tapas delivered to the table without plates. Fish/chips were questionable for freshness and overcooked.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We ordered a bunch of the small plates, and it was more than enough to stuff us! All quite delicious - and the service was great. We also enjoyed a delectable dessert!

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MH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

My husband and I came here for lunch to celebrate our anniversary. He had the burger and I had the kale salad. I very explicitly asked the server to leave the cheese off. I asked about another dish and the server seemed to get impatient with my questions, so I held off. I have a pretty major intolerance to dairy. I am not just being picky- it is a health issue. The salad came fully covered in cheese. I spent the first half of our lunch inspecting every inch of the salad and pulling off all of the cheese I could find. I would have sent it back had our server not been impatient. The food was very tasty otherwise. Not all of us fake allergies or intolerances for vanity. This was a really uncomfortable situation. I would recommend this place for people without dietary concerns. Otherwise, don't bother.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Nice ambience, but too pricey. My teeny "bowl" of clam chowder (less than a cup) cost $11., and on the menu included potatoes, seemingly as a side, but in fact just 3 or 4 tiny pieces of potato in the soup. Delicious soup, but about half of what I would have hoped for. Disappointing.

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

don't bother ... so not good. I couldn't eat the pork chop and had to send it back. Salty and had crispy stuff on it that smelled like old oil. I felt so bad for the waiter, she was trying, but when she brought our salad she said the plates just came out of the wash and were warm. Bread? um ... we just ran out. huh?

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GS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We vacation in the area regularly and The Farm House is one of our go-to places for dinner. Its dependable, interesting cuisine is a draw, and the waitstaff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

The one quibble I have with this specific visit is that we arrived early and told the gentleman who seated us that we had a reservation for roughly a half-hour later. He seemed to shrug it off, so I told our server (probably AFTER our scheduled arrival time) and she said she'd take care of it. However, we got an email from OpenTable saying we'd missed our reservation.

I clicked on the link in the OT email and assured them we'd been there (and to the degree possible in 300 characters, what had happened) and that seemed to take care of it. So unless there are negative ramifications to come, it's just a quibble.

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LT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have been to the Farmhouse many times and loved it, but it had changed management, so we were nervous. We need not have been, it was as good as ever. The servers are so friendly and helpful. We ordered a bunch of small plates and it was all delicious. We had an delightful dessert, banana brûlée, which was different and tasty.

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W
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

We loved our arrival and welcome and the server just could not have been better.
We did find that the food was not quite what we were expecting. We wanted to try
something different so ordered the corn.. it was sort of tough and very hard to pick up
and eat with so much cheese etc on it. We had the steak and frites.. and the frites were quite good but the meat was not good.. tiny cuts of overcooked and over marinated meat.
The creek behind the restaurant was just gorgeous and the location on the wooded coast
was peaceful and very pretty. Of note: we are from Sonoma, so are very spoiled by our own local chefs, so please don't take our review harshly.

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M
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Had a great time. Delicious food in a casual atmosphere.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have never been disappointed at the Farm House. Our server was a delight.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

My husband and I were staying over Saturday night at the Lodge at Pt Reyes and the Farm House is located right next door. We had a reservation for dinner and were seated right away. We didn't love our table- it was in the back of the restaurant right next to the busy door to the kitchen. The area around our table was dirty- dirty carpet and dirty walls. The servers were running and appeared stressed out.

Our food was very good- tasty Hog island grilled oysters with lemon and garlic, as well as the deviled eggs appetizers. We also had the horseradish encrusted Cod and the sea bass- both excellent. We would definitely go back if we are in the area again.

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S
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We are repeat diners at the Farm House and will keep coming back. The food is quite good and portions are sensible. The service was very good, our waiter willing to recommend dishes that were notable in quality and reputation. We dined with two other couples and all were quite satisfied with the evening.

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L
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

What a wonderful find in such a little, coastal town. The artichoke appetizer was tasty, the fish dishes were well prepared.

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LP
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stopped in after getting settled at the campground next door. Great food, great service. We'll be back before we leave!

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

If you are hungry, they will feed you lots of reasonably good food!

Don't take this the wrong way, but they give you too much food (specifically potatoes). I had fish, which was good, although not great. However, they gave me way too much mashed potato - could have done with less potato and maybe added a vegetable to the disk. My wife had steak frite - she thought it was very good, but again the plate was heaped with fries - too many to eat - her meal would have benefited from less fries and the addition of a nicely prepared vegetable.

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DM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Waiter wasn't familiar with food allergies.

One item was ordered but never delivered (and was charged to our bill)

Kids meal came with fries when we specified fruit (you had to pick one--it wasn't a special request)

Entrees came out 65 minutes after ordering and the restaurant was half full.

The menu was pitch perfect. Not a single dish lived up to the menu.

Bill for two adults and two kids meals with three glasses (total) of wine: $140

Place was cold: everybody had jackets on while dining. I hate it when places heat for the staff's comfort (who are running around) not their seated guests.

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