Farmhouse - Chicago

4.6
1350 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
Farmhouse is a Midwestern Craft Tavern focused on delivering warm hospitality, great beer and wonderful food in a comfortable neighborhood setting in the heart of River North. Focused on the Midwest, Farmhouse offers 28 beers on draft, 24 from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. We feature local artisanal liquors and a cocktail program created by Adam Seger.

The menu ingredients are harvested from local farmers and change with the Midwestern seasons. Farmhouse offers locally sourced, pastured raised burgers, cuts their our own fries and makes almost everything from scratch on premise. We are a green tavern. 85% of the building materials, furniture and fixtures were salvaged from an abandoned factory on the South Side.

Some of the seating at Farmhouse consists of community tables, seating between eight and ten guests, encouraging a convivial atmosphere. Please be aware that smaller parties are sometimes seated at community tables.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Kitchen Hours:
Monday-Wednesday 11am-10pm
Thursday-Friday 11am-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-9pm

Bar Hours:
Sunday 10am-11pm
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 12 am
Friday 11 am - 1 am
Saturday 10am- 1 am

We will be offering a Tavern Menu from 3-4pm Saturday and Sundays.
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Phone number
(312) 280-4960
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eric Mansavage
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Catering



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Cross street
Franklin
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Parking details
Plentiful street parking, some of it free within a couple of blocks
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Public transit
We are right under the Chicago Avenue Brown Line Stop. The 66 bus stops in front of Farmhouse.

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Special events & promotions
Farmhouse can accommodate private groups up to 70 on our second floor Hayloft or if you prefer to buy out the restaurant we can accommodate 120. Please contact Amanda Fladung at amanda@farmhousechicago.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Farmhouse Tavern is a Midwestern Craft Tavern specializing in local food and drink. We are a farm to tavern restaurant, making all of our own burgers, condiments, and sodas from scratch. And with more than 28 craft beers on tap we are sure you will find something special to wash it all down.

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1,350 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
69%
Very Good
21%
Good
7%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I liked the simple menu they had...not overwhelming. To me, that is important. Each entree that we had at our table was delicious and fresh. I liked the cider flight that they offered. I thought the prices were reasonable because the ingredients used to make entree was fresh.... not mass produced.

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RL
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and incredible food. Also a very creative cocktail menu.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh flavorful amazing food! The staff was great and the drinks were perfectly crafted! Best old fashioned ever! Would go there every day for a meal!

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e
Oklahoma City
49 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Cheese curds were amazing

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JP
Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for Brunch!

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AB
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a last minute reservation on our last night in Chicago. It did not disappoint. Service was great. Food superb and fresh. Perfect portions. Great local beer selection. We did find the speaker system for the music could be improved upon- the sound was a bit tinny. We would go back in a heartbeat!

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday and anniversary dinner before seeing Hamilton

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St. Louis
1 review
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience with great food

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Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Casual and fun environment. Cider sangria was amazing.

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JM
San Francisco
7 reviews
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went on a date when it was super hot and the air conditioning was minimal at best. People were sweating inside the restaurant. Other than that, it was a positive experience.

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a
Phoenix
7 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Drinks and food was delish! Small menu. Outside seating was loud & stinky :/

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RP
Chicago
5 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Farmhouse has a great menu of local food that gets updated often. Great craft beer menu and other beverages. I take customer's here all the time that are in the area and would recommend it to any one.

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Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farmhouse never disappoints. Their flight of proprietary ciders is worth the trip. The food is local and delicious.

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M
Washington DC
24 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great vegetarian choices. Excellent service! I visit Chicago often and always try to fit in lunch here.

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New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for unpretentious, good food in a relaxed, authentic environment, this is the place to find it.

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food fantastic, especially the pork chop. Service was a bit on the slow side, took about 10 minutes to take drink order after sitting down. I came after work- I’d like a glass of wine please!

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SG
St. Louis
1 review
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great service and attentive staff. The house cider is incredible and I recommend a flight to try different types. The cheese curds are also out of this world. But other than that the food was actually bad. Fries and bacon were undercooked and not crispy at all.

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, fresh food

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San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great locally sourced food, unique atmosphere

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DC
1 review
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The food here is mediocre at best. My friend ordered the pork chop. It was a huge serving but it was mostly bone and fat. My friend complained that it was not seasoned well. I ordered the veggie burger which was okay but not great. This is not a horrible restaurant but there are so many places that are better in Chicago that I would not waste my time going again.

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MV
Austin
5 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went there with a friend after work. I’ve heard good things about the place and it’s walking distance from work so we decided to give it a try. Service was superb. She was knowledgeable, even giddy talking about food, which we appreciate and enjoy.
Cheese curds were fantastic, you can’t go wrong with fried cheese.
My fiend had the short ribs, which she enjoyed. I had the burger. It was good, nothing spectacular, something you can do at home. Fries were ok.
Overall we had a good time.

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LC
Edmonton
13 reviews
2.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was disappointing. Not enough bar staff...waited forever for cocktails

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s
Chicago
9 reviews
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Great drinks, I suggest the house Old Fashioned. The food was ok. My steak was cold and chewy. Also, our server was fairly slow.

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RD
New Orleans
1 review
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were not fans of the tall chair seating and close proximity to other tables, but otherwise it was great. Some of the best service we’ve had in Chicago and excellent food!

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G
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My Bibb lettuce salad stood out outer my entree (lamb shank— it was a bit tough and I didn’t like the flavor). On the positive side, the service was friendly and the wine was fine. Noisy.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamie was awesome!!!

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GG
Chicago
147 reviews
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good service. Cider from their farm is a nice option to wine. Strong farm to table elements. Creative menu items. My cod was on a bed of spring pea puree and spring peas plus three types of mushrooms and most unusual, red beans. Love bean but have never had this type with cod. Almost did not order it but am most happy that I did. The Marjolaine dessert was also excellent. Moist.
Can't believe that I have been driving by this place for years and have never gone in.
Will definitely return

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San Francisco
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, pleasant and informal surroundings. Despite online descriptions of long communal tables, there are several tables for two. Excellent service, too. A must whenever we’re in Chicago.

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s
Chicago
54 reviews
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious! Portions are very large; the quality is outstanding. Reasonable prices.

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Chicago
1 review
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great, kitchen got seriously behind. Definitely worth another try.

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D
Chicago
40 reviews
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Didn’t know quite what to expect, but thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the server was very pleasant. Just to note- not all of the tables are communal and there are steps to the upstairs dining room that are a bit steep. Easily found parking in Franklin.

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DT
Chicago
1 review
4.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I hadn't been here before but will definitely go back, especially for a business lunch. I got the half salad half chicken soup and it was fantastic! I ordered the Midwestern Spring Salad - fantastic flavor and creative textures with spring veggies like radish and asparagus. The chicken soup is apparently a regular specialty of the house and didn't disappoint. Very chunky and good broth, and they didn't scrimp on the chicken. My tablemates liked their dishes as well. We shared a side of fries, served w/garlic aoli as well as ketchup, and they didn't disappoint.

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RL
Key West
1 review
3.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

food was a huge disappointment

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Charleston
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very surprised. Quaint yet adorable place. Has two levels and outside seating. Nice selection of cocktails. We'll definitely go back

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Baltimore
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary (34 years).

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SB
Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been to Evanston before, loved the food and ambience. This time in Chicago we sat outside, where buses pulled up frequently and several times, loud drunk people walked by or tried to sit down. Not sure I would do that again. The inside looked kinda ordinary.

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j
Chicago
1 review
1.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were seated right away, and ordered our dinner. 70 minutes later, we still had no food. When we finally found our waiter to ask, he was rude and unapologetic. Never going back.

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a
Chicago
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Farmhouse is awesome. food is amazing and the service top notch. I think most people are surprised at how good the food is at such a comfortable unassuming place.

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Las Vegas
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coming from portland oregon where we eat a little cleaner than Chicago (and I don’t mean that in an uppity way) this was a nice compromise for my son (a solid meat eater) and I. Enough choices to eat lighter, but still meat options. Food was great! Great atmosphere and welcoming decor. Definitely recommend!

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Chicago
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing for brunch, shout out to Paige for being awesome! Loved the Bavarian pretzel and steak and eggs. Highly recommend!

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