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Farmers Kitchen + Bar, Minneapolis, MN

Farmers Kitchen + Bar

4.2
4.2
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
At Farmers Kitchen + Bar, we are bridging that connection between farmers and diners. Farmers Kitchen + Bar is owned by the farmer-members of Minnesota Farmers Union, a grassroots organization that works to protect and enhance the prosperity and quality of life of family farmers, ranchers and rural residents.

At Farmers Kitchen + Bar, our recipe for success is simple, and it starts with high-quality local ingredients, treated respectfully every step of the way. From field-to-plate, relationships-to-recipes, our menu reflects our unwavering commitment to quality, community, and the importance of spending your food dollars locally. When we say farmer-to-table, we mean it.

Building on Minnesota Farmers Union’s work to protect and bolster farmers and rural communities, Farmers Kitchen + Bar is dedicated to being a seed for positive change, strengthening urban-rural ties through each farm-fresh meal we serve you.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 7:30 am–8:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 200-9434

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Twin Cities / Minneapolis

    Healthy

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  1. Stan

    Minneapolis

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor dining and delicious food made for a lovely late afternoon lunch.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    I booked a reservation on Open Table indicating “outside seating” and was told we can’t reserve outside. I was confused but was able to sit outside. It appeared the man wanted us to know “for future reference “ which won’t be any time soon as we don’t go to the Guthrie every day. Also they charged a 20% additional service charge which may not be unusual for Minneapolis, but I consider myself a generous tipper and don’t like the added charge. The server was great. Food was delicious.
  3. CharG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Server was great except she was not able to render an opinion on drink choices because she was underage.
  4. Stan

    Minneapolis

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb quality food and wonderful ambiance on the patio. Such a nice place to enjoy the outdoors and great food and company.
  5. NOFnotes

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    I don't know if it was an off night or this is reflective of the times but this was a disappointing experience. Our server was very nice but our drink orders were all off. I ordered a gin with their special tonics and I'm not sure I got any gin in the drink and they gave me ginger vs. blueberry lavender tonic. My daughter was give a diet root beer vs. a regular root beer. Other drinks at our table were just not what was ordered. We didn't make a huge fuss about most of the issues because we weren't sure how long it would take to correct. The food looked so good on the menu but the descriptions often didn't match what was received. The grilled cheese says it has a tomato jam dipping sauce but it was not served on the side (per menu) but instead directly on the grilled cheese much to the displeasure of some of our guests. I had the walleye dinner which came with a small piece of walleye (I'm not sure if there was garlic butter as described) and a lot of rice pilaf. The vegetables were cooked to perfection, however. The pork sandwich came with coleslaw vs. just cabbage (as it said on menu). My husband doesn't like creamy coleslaw. We did like the carrot cake which was moist and had a nice crunch added to the top. The cookies and cream dessert was not a fan favorite at the table. They didn't care for the marmalade in it. We were looking forward to a lovely meal before attending a play at the Guthrie but it was disappointing.
  6. Cangrande

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Usually very good casual restaurant next to the Guthrie, however my wife has celiac, and ordered a sandwich with gluten free bread and was served a sandwich with regular bread resulting in sickness later that evening. The kitchen needs better controls regarding their GF offerings. Would not recommend to diners who are gluten free or gluten intolerant.
  7. James

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was creative and very good. The service was outstanding. Great place to have dinner before the Guthrie play.
  8. smsherm

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a lovely lunch. Staff was very pleasant. Food was very good.
  9. Sandy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I came to breakfast after raving to an out of towner about the pancakes, which I have always relished. But this time, they were really terrible. There must be a new chef. I was so frustrated and so sorry to have to pay for them.
  10. AnnW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location before guthrie play. Fast service. Friendly people.
  11. ToddE

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We made a reservation for Mother's Day, then, after we were seated, we were told that a number of the menu items were unavailable. The reason provided was that it had been a very busy Mother's Day. We debated leaving. Next time, I would prefer that the reservation be declined rather than accepted with such a limited menu.
  12. MNTraveler

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The desserts were the best part of the menu. The food was sub-par for what I expected from the old Spoonriver location - think overcooked, poor quality ingredients (not sure where the turkey meat was sourced from), and wet sloppy sandwiches (the bread did not hold up). There were limited non-alcoholic drink options and service was sporadic. You can't beat the location next to the Guthrie and the river, but the restaurant still needs some work.
  13. Blondie

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Despite our reservation, and despite nearby open tables, we had to wait while they brought up a small table to cobble onto the other one for our party of 3. The other nearby open tables remained empty for the duration of our stay. The walleye dinner was served with wild rice, which was dry and unflavorful. The table next to us ordered walleye as well, and also left 4 untouched servings of wild rice. The drinks were unappealing - the Bees Knees tasted like simple lemon juice and we sent it back. The Replacement drink was marginally better, and they made sure to point out that they didn’t charge us for the drink sent back. The service was slow and left us with empty water glasses for most of the meal. The location is great for the Guthrie, but there are better nearby places to go.
  14. VirginiaS

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful in making sure our needs were met-( I am in a wheelchair). Our party of four all had the walleye dinner and, while the walleye was perfectly prepared, the purple cabbage and brussell sprouts beautiful, the rice pilaf was cooked but tasteless- it desperately needed seasoning. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, especially if the pilaf is improved!
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The food was really good and I’ve generally liked this restaurant. But this time the servers and staff all seemed rude and standoffish towards me and my mom. We weren’t often checked on and they acted like anything we asked for was a huge task. Like small plates for a family style brunch?? Also they gave every other mom a rose but they didn’t give one to my mom. Was an overall off experience.
  16. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the very first bite, you immediately taste the quality of the food. There aren’t many places in the city where you can find Farm-to-Table meals. If you want a meal, minus the bs fillers, this is the place!!
  17. Barbie

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We ordered the cheese platter and everything was delicious, but I wish the server had explained what each cheese was when she brought it to our table. It changes every day, so was not printed on the menu. I felt that the service was efficient but not personable.
  18. BrianK

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The overall experience in food wasn't worth the cost.
  19. JeffW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat before a show at the Guthrie. Super fast service. Love the big windows for people-watching. Fun drink specials and good beer. Definite two thumbs up.
  20. MitziB

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner with you. The service was outstanding - we had tickets for the Guthrie and were running late. The food was so good! I had the pasta special which was fabulous! My husband wasn’t fond of the wild rice soup but other wise everyone in our party of 4 were very happy!
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Veggie sandwich was a small soggy blob of overcooked veggies. Bun was a soft roll… not ciabatta, with a crisp crust to hold the soggy vegetables intact. Certainly didn’t deserve the price.
  22. Hafnia

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    There are too few servers in the evening before a Guthrie performance: the are well-meaning, but seem overwhelmed. Two servers for a full restaurant. Sandwiches were good but the JOJO potatoes were soggy and tasted like they had been refrigerated and reheated, and not seasoned. With the 20% service charge, a hamburger and a walleye sandwich, two glasses of wine and two coffees came to over $90. If you are going before a performance at the Guthrie, don't book any later than 5:30pm.
  23. WendyM

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We were excited to try Farmer's Kitchen. Unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. Due to multiple mix ups among staff our order was lost and we had to eat in a rush before leaving for the theater. The food was tasty but we could not enjoy it. The host did compensate us though so we may give the restaurant another try when it is not so busy.
  24. Afoodiesincebirth

    Minneapolis

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    With only one cashier at the counter, the line to order food is long and slow. But the delicious salads—warm grain and beet—were worth our wait!
  25. DavidL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were under the impression that this was a sit-down restaurant, not an order at the counter restaurant (especially since we had reservations).
  26. MNKoda

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I think Farmers Kitchen + Bar is prompting us to visit the Guthrie more! Love the space and love, love, love the multiple vegetarian options! We both enjoyed great dinners off the specials menu and the service was outstanding. Food is flavorful, fresh and interesting and the carrot cake for dessert was dreamy with the crispy carrots on top. Can't wait to go back!
  27. Wilson

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Convenient if going to the Guthrie but food was mediocre.
  28. RalphH

    Minneapolis

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steak was excellent, though a bit overdone. The only real disappointment was lack of dessert selection ─ they had only carrot cake. They could at least keep ice cream on hand. I would have been very satisfied with a dish of ice cream.
  29. AbbyP

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant looked warm and inviting and our server was fantastic! I just wish I would have caught her name- she was so helpful in describing and recommending the various dishes. Our group of 4 enjoyed everything we had! Can't wait to go back.
  30. LoriB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall, nice ambiance buzz. Service was great. But way too warm to be comfortable eating and drinking, but may just be trying to keep up with our crazy weather fluctuations. I would recommend going with specials vs. regular menu for entrees. I did a regular entree-way too much wild rice and the veg was entirely too oily and Brussels nealy raw. Did not try appetizers or salads this first visit, but some sounded good and I would definitely try in next visit. Proximity to Guthrie can't be beat!
  31. KellyR

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great drinks. Friendly staff. Convenient location
  32. Fashionista

    Naples

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service . Great menu with many choices
  33. AllisonR

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is so delicious here. Good flavors…feels “clean” and still filling. Love the emphasis on veg and quality local proteins. Fabulous service, and perfect for pre-theater dining.
  34. HeikeP

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and a very nice restaurant team all working together to deliver good service on a super busy night.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    In looking for an Easter brunch, I came across a recommendation for Farmers Kitchen + Bar. I tried to make a brunch-time reservation and the system said there was not a reservation available until 4pm. I booked it and looked forward to the “brunch”. We were told that they stopped serving brunch at 3 (there were people around us who still had brunch food on their plates). OK, fair enough. But the service was slow and awkward, and delivery was off. The restaurant was not busy at all. We had ordered an appetizer (bruschetta) but the server came back with an order of Jo Jo potatoes, which I had ordered to go with my meal. He took those back and then it took a very long time until we got our bruschetta. When our meals came, they were good. My potatoes, however were not hot (did they re-serve the previous batch?). We then ordered dessert (good carrot cake), with only one choice offered because they were out of all the other plated desserts (they also offered us baked goods that clearly went with brunch, like sweet rolls). We also ordered lattes and an espresso, which weren’t very hot when they finally arrived (no skim available either). The restaurant automatically adds a 20% fee instead a gratuity, giving us no choice to have our tip reflect the (poor) quality of service. Very cold in the restaurant too. Overall, it was disappointing and we won’t go back. Not worth it.
  36. Snowy

    Minneapolis

    67 reviews

    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very good Easter brunch. A little slow on the service but overall excellent.
  37. Blizzarddrift

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were there for Easter Brunch. We were seated at a tiny table that was overcrowded with plates, platters and glassware. Guests and servers swept over our table with aprons and sweaters.... not pleasant. The meat (bacon and ham) were dry and over cooked. The cinnamon rolls were tasty... they were the highlight of the meal. We would not go back there given the mediocre food and tight tables/aisles.
  38. MaryK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was wonderful! Our group very much enjoyed everything and we will absolutely be back!
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The only thing worse than the food was the service. Not crowded at all maybe just over 50% and we were greeted poorly (after a while) and once the food was dropped never were checked on until we asked for our check. Only cooked food ordered was a burger and it came out basically raw but since we never saw our server again and were heading to a show the outside of it was eaten and the rest was not. Not sure if it was a bad night for the staff but it was a bad experience for us.
  40. Jimmy

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was there for breakfast. The hash was outstanding. You have to go up and order at the counter, but then the service was great!

FAQs

Farmers Kitchen + Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Farmers Kitchen + Bar

750 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2276

Additional information

  • Cross street

    South 2nd Street and Chicago Avenue next to The Guthrie Theater

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Mill District

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 7:30 am–8:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

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