Farmer's Table - La Mesa

4.2
1394 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Excited to announce that we officially have four locations open in San Diego including Bay Park, Little Italy, La Mesa, and Chula Vista. As a family run operation we believe every good neighborhood deserves an eatery where locals and visitors can enjoy “honest food done right”. Here at Farmers Table, we specialize in farm-to-fork cuisine that focuses on bringing locally sourced organic ingredients together to be savored in an inviting family-friendly atmosphere, where adults and children can enjoy many different food options that are just right for them. If you are looking for a magical brunch this week, come stop by for an unforgettable night.
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NikkiM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food fell short of expectations for the price.

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ValueMom
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It’s menu is getting stale. Plus they were out of fruit and English muffins at breakfast?

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KathyK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough good things about the service, food and overall experience. It was amazing and we will definitely be back soon!

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R2000
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My Mom had sea bass, I had halibut both, too dry, overcooked and flavorless. Very disappointed, since they were the most expensive items on menu.
Brussels sprouts, figs and bacon were also burnt and calamari shrimp appetizer was cold!

We usually love breakfast, and thought we tried dinner. We probably won’t return for dinner.

Joel and other staff were superb!

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vipDelL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food but a little pricey

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vipSDCris
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful, the service was great. It is a little on the pricey side, especially the appetizer menu. But all in all a good experience.

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vipDineAllTheTime
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Quick client lunch. Service was slow but friendly. I’m at the point of giving everyone the benefit of the doubt. The old fashioned was poorly made; no excuse for that. But the manager or supervisor pop a shot in there once he saw from afar that I was scooping ice out of it. I was happy with that. Food was delish per usual!

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vipJoeL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The service was very good and attentive. We had the chicken and pork chop, both of which were cooked too much and were very dry (as were the vegetables with the chicken). We ate on the patio in the evening and flies were a constant companion throughout the meal. This was the first time that I had a moderate food experience here so hopefully it was the exception and not the norm.

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patriciag
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was over the top excellent. Friendly! Prompt! Just the best. Sorry I forgot her name

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brad was awesome. Ambiance was pretty. A little loud for my grandparents but fine for a younger crowd. Delicious food, great old fashioned. Free cake for bday! <3

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service were great. The flies are annoying but it’s hard to control that if half the restaurant is open

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juliec
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming sidewalk restaurant in La Mesa. It's Italian by the language you hear from the chef and staff but not quite Italian food. A nouveau cuisine featuring organic and local markets. Fun modern farm decor and the staff was friendly and quick. Just a different blend of flavors than I've had before, which was Artichoke Ravioli w olives and a non traditional tomato sauce. Tasted good and not heavy or rich, just fresh. My hubby had stuffed sole w crab and shrimp which he loved. We had no problem getting a reservation on this Thursday evening. With drinks be prepared to drop a Benjamin.

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MiguelD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my two besties

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lori
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh lovely flavors with outdoor dining. Nice atmosphere in downtown La Mesa.

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DavidP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Joel was great, good recommendations, especially on drink selection. Menu offerings change from time to time, but still a great variety in offerings and price point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great breakfast. Took my parents there and they enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Great outdoor seating in a quaint neighborhood.

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NikNak
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great! Especially our waiter who was so attentive and kept checking on us. The blackberry lemonade made with their version of moonshine - very delish! Also the truffle flat bread was yummy (maybe add a little truffle salt for us foodies in the back).

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vipMarcU
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Timing of bringing out the main courses was poorly synchronized. Pizza had nice fluffy crust.

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vipAMPP
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was slightly slow, but waitress was adorable. Food was really good, we will be back

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viprjvr1954
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This used to be a GREAT place for dinner.....but it has really gone down hill as of late...the service was terrible....and the food was not at all worth having. We have been going here for about 3 years or so ....but this may be the last time....

THEY NEED TO MAKE CHANGES

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vipLisaF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ordered the seabass. The sauce vegies and fish were great but there was a gritty taste to the meal like there was sand in it or something. If the sandy crunch was removed the meal would have been devine. My friends chicken was excellent and the drinks were tasty as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for dinner. Omgosh. Dinner was delicious. Recommend the gnocchi and pistachio cavatelli. And the Lemoncello cake for dessert. Wow!

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NagaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The receptionist seems to be in a bad mood. She gave me a table close to toilets when other tables are available. I was disappointed, but what can I say? People do have bad days.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Maria the server was very rude and short with us. We asked twice for bread and never got it but then got charged for it. When we brought it up to Maria, she rolled her eyes and acted like it was an inconvenience that she had to take it off. Save your money and go somewhere else

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NagaT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe and Brad served me very friendly. The reception was great. Parking is ok. Reservation ready on time.

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We brought my brother here and ate outside.

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JBird
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We had reservations at 7:30. We were not seated until 815 and no one came to our table until 845. I had to find a hostess to see about getting us seated and she said that once a table is clean they will seat us. We noticed the table that they sat us at was dirty for about 20 minutes before it was clean. Also, once we were seated we waited about 20/30 minutes we before I had to get up and asked someone if we could get our order taken and then they told us because we had drinks in front of us they assumed that someone had already been there. Our menus were still on the table.

We have been there several times. This unfortunately was a horrible experience. We will not be returning.

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JosephL
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our dinner for 5 was on a Wednesday at 7:15 PM. We were seated within 5 minutes. Service was a bit slow as the restaurant was somewhat full and busy. Once we ordered appetizers and entrees, it didn't take long for the food to arrive. As usual, the portions were plentiful and the food was delicious. Although busy, the servers were friendly and polite. This is a restaurant to be counted on for good food, and we've eaten here multiple times.

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JamesK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really delicious food, and lots of it Great gin martini. A little loud, but ok. Service was slow but friendly, my guess from all I've heard is that they are having trouble getting enough servers.

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MalindaM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food! The charcuterie board was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The people that work here are amazing. The place is very, very very noisy. It’s impossible to have a conversation. There’s no acoustics in the restaurant. If someone drops a spoon at the other side of the restaurant you’ll hear it very plainly. Avoid the gluten-free pasta. It taste like glue. The chicken was good and the ribs were good the pasta was not so good. It does have a very nice ambience. The noise is insane. And I grew up in a big city so I’m not afraid of noise. The prices have gone up ridiculously. $35 for a small entrée is not a good value to me.

Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service, overall, was mediocre. The food came out fast, however, once we got our food, we didn’t see our server until it was time to pay. Good luck getting a refill.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing, all the staff are friendly and prompt. The food choices are wonderful.
I took my friend her for lunch, her first time here...and she LOVED it !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and all our special instructions were granted.

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vippcabrales
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this place was great. food and drinks were excellent.
the service was very friendly and helpful. we will be back.
thank you

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Lori
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many yummy things to choose from! Not sure how to get thru the whole menu!!

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TammyL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We will be going back. Unfortunately, their Gluten free supplies did not arrive & I could not have any GF items. My burnt carrot salad was good. They are pretty pricey, but you have to pay more quality food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere and delicious food. We enjoyed everything we had. We went on a Friday night with another couple who enjoy good food as much as we do. One interesting thing was how well all the servers stepped in for one another so we were never left waiting long although the place was quiet busy.

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DonnaS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to lunch with a friend and found the food quit delightful. I had a salad with pecan crusted chicken, so good! The French toast was very tempting though!

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vipPamelaG
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service was absolutely terrible. Our drinks sat at the bar so long our ice was completely melted and our birthday girl had to go up to the bar to see if we could get them. Fish was once again dry and overcooked. Tok many good places to put up with this.

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Farmer's Table - La Mesa is rated 4.2 stars by 1394 OpenTable diners.

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