Farmhouse - Chicago

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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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SB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service (patient!), accommodating with requests, and great food. Will be back!

VB
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious farm-to-table food in a cozy, intimate setting. The Farro risotto was delicious.

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambiance were great. It is pricey, but I guess you have to expect that in the city. Overall, worth it.

MP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks are overpriced for being just general brunch options, but the food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great. Definitely a good brunch option in the city. Parking was pretty easy as well.

TH
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and delicious!

B
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks and food!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Server didn’t ask me what I wanted to drink. Didn’t offer dessert menu. Didn’t offer to box my leftovers which were substantial. Leftovers were thrown out.

Server was friendly and apologetic about wasted leftovers.

KV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Austin was our server and he was very friendly. We had a great time!

MM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paula is an amazing server, such quality and friendly service. The biscuits are amazing!

GT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and service, reasonably priced and plenty of parking nearby. We will be back.

CI
Indiana
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would love to know more about the origin of the food itself and the care and growth of the ingredients used. My son works on a sustainable farm in southern IN and we chose this restaurant for his specific interests (and all of our benefit!)

The drinks were outstanding. Absolutely loved the sangria-like drink (they let me omit the extra sugar!) with the fire roasted rosemary sprig. Very unique and fragrant - loved this! The food was amazing. We had the pork chop and chicken dishes and panzanella salad. Will definitely be back!

BA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing atmosphere and delicious food with beautiful presentation healthy, fresh and tasty!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh, interesting, delicious and substantial.

ME
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful farm to table restaurant for our family of five. Food was delicious and service was wonderful. It was a great way to end our day in Chicago.

NN
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st time here was a year ago and the quality hasn’t dropped since. If anything it’s improved a bit. Duck paparadelle was amazing. Desserts were decadent. Locally sourced food and even whiskeys! Not an easy task in Chicago. It’s certainly the best meal we’ve had in Chicago for the price.

OC
Indiana
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken sandwich and the burger that we had. The chicken I’m sure I’m protected from colds for at least a month! Finally, we had their cider donuts — OH MY. Clearly just made after we placed our order, they were pure delight. Our server was VERY attentive and helpful but not pushy or annoying. Farm-to-table establishments can be highly challenged in Midwest winters, but Farmhouse met the challenge well. Ambience is modest but friendly, not fancy at all.

b
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Soup of the day was butternut squash and delicious. I also had the special sandwich of the day, barrundi. It was a little fishy. On the upper level it was very loud and sometimes difficult to hear my Associate. I’d g back but not for a serious business meeting.

HC
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Typically one of my favorites for both the Veggie Burger (typical crab cake consistency) and the chicken soup (as good as your grandmother's fresh). However, this time around I judged my experience differently. The Veggie Burger was overcooked and "smashed", the vegetable soup arrived luke warm, and the service was spotty at best. Farmhouse MGT: note my observations. You have a neighborhood gem...take note and please address as you are one of my favorites just outside of downtown Chicago!

JK
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a really good brunch at The Farmhouse! Fresh ingredients sourced from local farms and so very fresh. Excellent service as well.

b
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We live in the neighborhood and get to Farmhouse occasionally. While the burger is delicious, the rest of the menu is so-so compared with other local spots so we don't go there very often. This time, our waiter was clearly uninterested and actually walked away while we were talking to him.

LP
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The cheese curds were delicious! My veggie burger was hard to eat. I wouldn’t get it again.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. No complaints.

K
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waiter was amazing. They also have the best cheese curds I’ve ever had

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved it! Will be back... everything was outstanding though the ambiance was slightly less (just very good)...service and food off the charts... the Apple cider donuts might be the best thing we’ve ever eaten we decided among our party of eight. Great place!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was wonderful. Our food was excellent, service was outstanding and the ambience was just right. Will definitely return!

BH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Easy parking and attentive staff.

DO
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is not to love? Locally produced food, lovingly produced and kindly served. Good care taken for food allergies. Tables are close together, but noise levels are fine - can easily maintain a conversation without raising your voice to be heard.

PC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food, slightly pricey for what you get, would have expected a warmer/more sociable wait staff.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great brunch, great bloody mary’s, will be back

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Two words. Rye Panzanella. Yum.

CC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my husband's birthday, and it was perfect for this event. Steak and short rib were perfectly cooked and the side vegetables were out of this world good. We will definitely be back!

AR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very family friendly oriented place. The kids meals were delicious.

E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Portion is a little small.

I went for brunch, we had farmer’s breakfast, veggie harsh,trout Benedict.

Veggie harsh is more like potato + sweet potato. A lot of carbs

Trout Benedict just fine, nothing special.

Farmer’s breakfast, if u don’t like green onion like me, it won’t be the choice for you.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff - Sam. Food was great. Atmosphere was perfect.

S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Battered curds....awesome.

GR
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I took a team from work. They held a table for us in a good location. Everyone was very pleased with the food. The cheese curds were phenomenal. The service was quick. I would take my team there again.

m
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

JA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time to Farmhouse. We had a guest who is vegetarian who doesn't like vegetables. It is often difficult to find a restaurant that makes everyone happy. Farmhouse did! We devoured the carmelized cheese dip. And we all enjoyed out entrees! I had the pork chop which everyone said was bigger than my head! Our wait staff was enjoyable. We wanted them to sit down with us! We will be back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Great experience overall. Not noisy, not overpriced. Drinks were unusual and really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paula, our server, was just lovely. Our food was tasty and the restaurant is so cute!