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About Farmhouse - Chicago

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.

228 W Chicago
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

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.

Cross Street:
Franklin

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 280-4960

Website:
http://www.farmhousechicago.com/

Catering:
Farmhouse can accommodate private groups up to 70. Please contact Amanda Fladung at amanda@farmhousechicago.com

We also cater to downtown businesses. If you are looking to cater your office lunch or dinner please contact amanda@farmhousechicago.com for examples of our menus and pricing.

Parking Details:
Plentiful street parking, some of it free within a couple of blocks

Public Transit:
We are right under the Chicago Avenue Brown Line Stop. The 66 bus stops in front of Farmhouse.

Executive Chef:
Eric Mansavage

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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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.

Farmhouse - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Seasonal (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Healthy (13)
Fun (10)
Organic (10)
Authentic (8)
Great Beer (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 6 days ago

We really enjoyed our brunch at Farmhouse! The food and coffee were both very tasty. The root vegetable hash could have been bland, but instead was spicy and full of flavor.

The only thing I would change is where we sat! We were right next to a window with the sun shining directly through and I felt like an ant under a magnifying glass for our entire meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious meal. We enjoyed the harvest salad with butter nut squash, pasta with mushroom sauce from urban belly and grilled brushed sprouts! Yumm!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went here with a friend for a quick brunch, 11AM on a Saturday. We had a reservation so no wait to get seated. It definitely got more crowded as we left (around 12:15PM). The food was delicious, but a little cold. Not sure if that was how it was supposed to be served but I was so hungry it didn't bother me too much!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food is good, however they offer a very limited menu.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 10, 2018

A great little find in the River North. Great food and local offerings. More tables than expected, as they have a whole upstairs.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Love this place! My second time here and although I loved what I had the first time (beef short rib mac and cheese) I wanted to try something else. Our waiter suggested the pork chop and boy was he spot on. It was delicious and huge. The other people in our group both ordered the duck schnitzel and they too were blown away, it was that good. Definitely going back to try other tasty dishes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Healthy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food and great service.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best pork chop ever eaten! Great waiter. Not crowded but should have been. Overall excellent!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always a great dining experience here!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent dinner enjoyed by all of us, each with a different entrée. Service is efficient and not rushed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I've been to Farmhouse a few times, both in Chicago and in Evanston, and its always a great meal! Their menu is diverse with good options for all, including my vegetarian sister and my meat loving boyfriend. Prices are similar to other restaurants in the area but I feel less bad about spending the money sine they use farm fresh ingredients and but a lot of care into their dishes. Definitely try the cheese curds!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food! Loved the burger and the baked Mac and cheese. Service was pretty slow but overall solid dining experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Really loved eating at Farmhouse. I had an AMAZING salad that I haven't stopped thinking about with the most tender grass fed steak on top. Beer list was great, and we saw the bartender making some really cool looking cocktails. Definitely make a reservation; we had an 8pm and ended up waiting until 8:20. The bartender was so apologetic though, and gave us a free appetizer. Its a small space, cozy with tables very close to one another. We sat at a community table with a few chairs between us and the other couple sitting there. Definitely not a place to be romantic, but a fun date or friends get together spot. Love that they source local ingredients. Staff was great; I think the hostess was dead tired from working but she was so sweet and apologetic about us having to wait.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Always wonderful.....Menu is updated but old favorites still stay the same. High quality food and service.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was excited to try Farmhouse and I thought it was meh. The server also seemed like he was over waiting tables. And when the server isn't friendly and the food is meh, it's not somewhere I will seek out again.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic brunch, everyone in our group was happy with their selection. The restaurant was not too crowded. Service was great, we never felt rushed. Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Healthy, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was good but we were seated by the door and it was quite cold at times.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a couple of the appetizers, which were very tasty. Specifically, the pretzels, the cheese curds, and the midwestern winter salad with grilled chicken. The service was great!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a group of six in our party. It was priced well for business colleagues. Craft cocktails, local beers and food were wonderful. We made modifications for allergens and those avoiding certain foods. Highly recommend for business or pleasure!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everyone’s food was great . Will definitely return! Good service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good comfort food- rich and filling.
We felt a bit rushed. Wait staff was quick to ask to clear plates. They dropped one of our entrees so we had to wait for them to make another one. Forgot some of our drinks.
Overall it was mediocre. Not dying to return.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome place! Food was fantastic, cheese curds are amazing, I had the mushroom pasta and my husband had duck schnitzel, both were very tasty and would order again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This place is definitely a find. Great food, good presentation, excellent service, an interesting drinks menu and very qualified bartenders. The owner stopped by our table to add a personal touch. Very lively atmosphere. We sat at a table with strangers and had a great time. We did not try the ciders, but our new friends did and they looked quite interesting and tasty. The price is right for the food quality and service. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This is our favorite spot for cheese curds! They are delicious, very lightly fried and gooey in the middle. Served with a sweet BBQ sauce and homemade spicy ranch.. they're the best; we first found them at taste of River North and had to go to the source! The rest of the menu is never a disappointment. The ingredients are fresh and the chef blends them delicately in innovative takes on classic comfort food favorites. Chicken soup is my boyfriend's favorite. The duck confit Weiner Schnitzel with warm French fry salad was fabulous. I was hesitant about the salad, but it was surprisingly delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Every dish we ordered from the pub pretzel to the house salad to the pork, chicken and duck, was exceptionally good. All the food tasted fresh and the service was great without being overbearing. Our only slight complaint is that it was cold (we were seated near the door), but it was a small price to pay for a really nice experience overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was interesting, well presented and quite a surprise. My wife enjoyed her Amish chicken and my daughters liked their beef short ribs on mac n' cheese. Service by Brendan was first rate. It's well located a few blocks off the Magnificent Mile, literally under the Chicago Avenue el stop. On-street parking was a breeze and we had no problem reaching LSD and the expressways. Their farm-to-table appeal is a winner!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The hand crafted cocktails were great, the Squash & Greens salad was really good and large enough to split. the Beef Shortrib Mac & Cheese was richly delicious. The Indiana Duck Breast Schnitzel was very tasty. Portions were large enough so that we had leftovers to take home and enjoy again! Wine selection was adequate and the dessert menu could use an expansion. Not much to choose from on the dessert menu, but the Plum Almond Tart with vanilla ice cream was really good. Looking forward to a return visit to try more dishes.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We shared the flatbread for the table and it was somewhat burnt around the edges and they had a sauce on it that was sweet. Total disconnect. It had over cooked eggs on it and bad tasting sausage. The cheese curds were the best thing we ate. The ham was really strong flavored and my guest couldn’t eat it on her Benedict. The others had farmers egg with bacon so they didn’t have to deal with the sausage. They liked the potatoes. There are so many good brunch places so this one did not impress and we all agreed we wouldn’t be coming back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our server was great! He was kind, attentive and answered all my questions. The food was amazing-I had the forest mushrooms and fusilli and my son had the short ribs with Mac ‘n cheese. Cannot wait to go back-I’ll have to try the duck or fish.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food all around was great and loved the ambiance. Small changes and probably nitpicking but when doing biscuits, they have to be all white extra fun fluffy you name it type of biscuit. It’s brunch, go all out.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fun Atmosphere with a Friendly Staff, Diverse Menu and Tasty, well prepared Food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Found this gem by chance and were delighted with our experience. The ambiance, food, and service were all outstanding. We enjoyed a crafted cocktail to start along with some cheese curds. The short rib Mac and cheese is sinfully delicious. It’s quite large, so we split that to save room for the plum tart. Yum!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great local beer options. Small venue with cozy ambiance. Farm to table healthy food options.

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Farmhouse! Brunch was so delicious and it’s comforting to know they take such pride in the ingredients they use! Definitely will be going back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Organic, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place! Cheese curds are AMAZING. Great atmosphere, delicious food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is always satisfying at Farmhouse with good ingredients that are well-prepared. The restaurant is welcoming to groups. We had a great retirement lunch there, which seemed to please everyone who attended.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were there for dinner. Had the steak and the pork chop. Cooked perfectly. The steak was grass fed and was absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great little find

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was good, but near the bottom of the pasta dish there were 3 long hairs. We didn't bring it up because we had eaten most of it, but still, it was there and at a place as nice as Farmhouse -- it was really disappointing.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved this place! We were looking for good food after running the marathon the previous day and wanted to enjoy drinks as well. Our server helped explain the menu well and we even stayed after eating to enjoy more drinks. The atmosphere wasn't overwhelming as some farm to tables get due to the size of the buildings. We sat closer to the bar and didn't notice it was more noisy. Waiter was awesome and even chatted with us when his shift ended. We got the cheese curds (yummy), beers, the burger (divine) and the grilled cheese and soup. All came out promptly and cooked as asked. We will come back when visiting Chicago next time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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