Farmhouse - Chicago

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Farm-to-table
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. Along with our Cider!

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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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took clients out and it was perfect for a casual dinner. Recommend for easy business meal, dinner with friends or date night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and loved the decor of the farm theme. Plus there was a Johnny Cash signed photo in the back! And I am a big fan 😊

CK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice vibe. So glad we found this place

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would not call the noise level “energetic.” It was really really loud. Loud music and a large and loud party next to us upstairs. We were sitting next to each other in a corner table and had trouble hearing each other. Everything else was great.

H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Short ribs melt in your mouth. Loved service and food.

CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and cool location! Love the place and sustainability aspect of it.

T
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the BEST brunch place in Chicago, We started with the HOT donut holes and sweet sauce, followed by the Eggs Benedict that I could not even finish. The crispy potatoes and sausage were just amazing. The bloody mary's were very good and the service is always excellent. I highly recommend The Farmhouse for any occasion! Thanks again for a wonderful experience...

JB
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The kale and tomato (with burrata) salad was amazingly fresh. I had a pan seared barramundi “side order” with it, and the fish was light and tasty. After asking the portion size of the fish entree (2 fillets, 10 oz total), I asked if they would do a half portion. That’s when she pointed out the side order, which was perfect with the salad. Wine pours were generous, and the house made vodka in a martini was superb. The burger was delicious, and the fries....yummm! Let’s just say you could tell they were fried in something other than vegetable oil. The only negative was how long it took to get our drinks and our food. And the bleach smell that greeted us when we entered.

i
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing quality food, everything was incredibly delicious. Highly recommended!

RH
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Farmhouse is a great last minute reservation in the city. We like it for a Friday night date night. The food is a good value, and they change up their menu a lot. The cocktails are interesting, and the food is incredibly rich. I've never been disappointed.

JK
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been better.

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the beers on tap, and the food was really great. Restaurant was pretty busy, but the food came out very quickly so we could get to a show. Would definitely go back and try other things on the menu.

OT
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was great! I even went back the next week with another friend who wanted to try it. Highly recommend!

CW
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Farmhouse many, MANY times, and I do my best to bring any friend / family member here while they're visiting. Never have I had a bad visit.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

One of my favorite places in Chicago. I love that the menu rotates with the seasons and with what is fresh from the local farms. We had flatbread as an appetizer, which was topped with fall vegetables and was delicious. The seasonal salad and house burger both were perfectly balanced with flavor and creativity. Our only complaint was our server, who seemed to have wanted to be anywhere else but there that night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great pork chop and smoked trout

FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing every time we go! The menu changes every 2-3 months, always with fresh amazing ingredients. No dish has every disappointed. This was our second visit, we will be coming back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped for brunch on a busy day of wedding dress appointments. There was something on the menu for everyone, drinks were delicious, and the staff are all just great. Highly recommend this place.

HS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time here! Booth was a little tight but other than that it was yummy and fun!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful. Server was fantastic. Huge delay between ordering dinner and receiving our food. While we had a group of 7, there was a couple that came in after us that was seated at a nearby table. They ordered dinner after us, obtained their meals, ate, paid and left before we obtained our entrees. Everything else about the experience was great. This was the only thing that was disappointing. Clearly an issue with the back of the house.

TR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had brunch and the food and service were both very good. Bloody Mary's were great! As were the homemade little donuts.

J
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Intimate setting, great service and food, and perfect music. Very relaxing!

TK
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Meal was great, as was the ambiance. Service was unfortunately slow despite the fact that the restaurant wasn't full. Took well over 10 minutes after being seated to take drink orders

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin our server was great! The food was superb - it was the largest pork chop I’ve ever seen and perfectly done. Seasoning, presentation and libations were all a great fit.

CD
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food freshly prepared in exciting downtown location. Fabulous local art on the walls and locally grown ingredients make this a great dining destination.

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sweet and hip place, chicken with horseradish mash and brussel sprouts was tasty! Service was super and desserts where delish... those doughnuts!

SS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so fresh. From appetizers, to main dishes to deserts, all was so yummy. Our waiter was very polite and professional. Lovely atmosphere.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We randomly picked a Farmhouse to try something new. It was so delicious. There was not one thing I would change. Great place for date night!

H
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, but a bit noisy, the room is loud but food was outstanding.

RB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.

Loved every moment of my brunch.

TT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We asked for a high top on our open table reservation because we wanted to sit downstairs by the bar but instead got shuffled upstairs. When we asked to be reseated where we had reserved a table the host left us alone wondering what to do for 10 minutes. Expected homey and friendly service and instead were meant with haughty and indifferent front of house staff. We ended up having a lovely server upstairs and she turned around our experience! More of her, less rude guys at host stand.

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet for conversation and really good food. Staff was friendly and attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch spot

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good. My guests really liked this place. The PORK CHOP was the biggest we have ever seen. And the food is delicious. Recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We (my kids and husband and I) loved everything about it! The restaurant was cozy and welcoming, the service helpful, but not in a pushy way, the wine was perfect, cheese curds (and sauces) were awesome and the meals were fresh and so, so good. Go when you get a chance. It was a great choice for our quick trip to Chicago!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had so much fun at farmhouse! The service was incredible—our waiter was so attentive, knowledgeable, and kind. The food was great—when was the last time we had cheese curds?? We loved how local and fresh all the food was. We finished every bite. Overall a great time, would definitely recommend!

SE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend recommended this restaurant and it exceeded our expectations. There were 4 in our party and we got different things and loved it!

KC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good and fresh. They seemed a little understaffed, but we still had a good experience and would return on our next visit.

H
Toledo
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a gem in Chicago. I am afraid of telling too many folks about this place so I can eat there every time I am in town. But really stop everything and run and eat here. Cool place, cool menu and always creating new things. Have eaten here a lot and it has never disappointed.