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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HS
Omaha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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

RB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.

Loved every moment of my brunch.

TT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service!

J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch spot

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Very accommodating, had to change my reservation several times due to work and they graciously moved my reservation without issue.

Y
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible food!

OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious.

EJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

When we walked into a sparsely filled dining room at 6:30 on Saturday night, I was a bit nervous about my choice. But the food and service quickly showed me why Farmhouse had received so many positive reviews on Open Table. The Farmhouse salad starter and short rib entree were delicious; my guests said the same about the cheese curds appetizer and pork chop entree. My only complaint was the room is very loud; the 70s/80s dance music blaring -while fun, did not help at all. I would go back any time!

DO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is fresh. The flavors are clear, crisp and bold when they should be. I gave 4 stars because my steak was way too salty (slip of the hand in the kitchen?). I don't think it's a big issue - a simple mistake. However, wait service was so so slow in responding to my waving hand that I finally got up to find someone in the back of the house to request help. They kindly provided me a fresh side of delicious locally procured beef. However, my guest did not get his change in order he requested (sub-out mash potatoes for diabetic friendly salad). Regardless, love the place, will return.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Très bonne nourriture de bonne qualité ( bonnes matières premières) typiquement américaine

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MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Farmhouse was amazing. The restaurant is adorable and the food is to die for. We ordered the chicken thighs appetizer, half chicken entree & pork-chop entree and everything was cooked to perfection. The pork chop was the best I have ever had, it was beautifully marbled and juicy. The half chicken was just as good, super juicy and delicious. Would recommend this place to anyone, you can't go wrong!

OT
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was very personable and attentive. We lived the food. We had the Rye salad, Farro main course and the fish dish. All were well prepared and very tasty. No one rushed us and we would definitely return.

KM
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing fresh food! The carmelized onion dip is something I'll drive the 3 hours from home for!

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! My best friend’s first time here and she loved it so much!!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great staff and super food

KK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food - got a mix of salad, cauliflower app, and the short ribs. Each were amazing. The Moscato was really good and while we didn't get dessert, those looked good too. I love the use of locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Wish there were more places with menus like Farmhouse! I look forward to coming back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Good energy in the restaurant yet quiet enough to have a business lunch. Will go again.

KA
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful ambiance. Will go back soon.

H
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely brunch/lunch catch-up with friends up stairs on Labor Day. Unlike a lot of holiday weekends, the restaurant was surprising quiet and were lucky enough to get a last minute table for 9! Thankfully it was upstairs away from most of the other diners as we had two young infants with us (who can get loud.)
Mike, our server, was nothing but accommodating, helpful and attentive. He was friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about his job.
The food was delicious - full of flavor and you could taste the freshness. The homemade biscuits were amazing!
We will definitely be back! Thanks Mike!!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Liked everything except the fries.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding. My chicken was cooked perfectly. There were 7 of us. Everyone's enjoyed there meal. Very fresh ingredients

E
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Did not enjoy the food. The guy next to us sent his back 4x and the lady next to us hated her pasta. Wouldn’t go back.

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