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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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4.5

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Comfort Food (16)
Seasonal (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Fun (10)
Cozy (10)
Great Beer (9)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Authentic (9)
Organic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
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Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (London)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Farmhouse was a great dining experience! Lots of energy. Two of us had the steak--the aioli and vegetables that accompanied the steak were wonderful. Steak was cooked perfectly. The third person in our party had the char which was very good. Served with cauliflower and a great sauce. Also had the side of Brussels which were good although could have been cooked just a little longer. Attentive and knowledgeable server.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Really enjoyed the brunch. The table ordered the cheese curds to start. Delish with the ranch dressing with a kick. I dig a brunch burger, which was actually served the medium temperature I ordered :). The French fries had the perfect crisp to them. As good as the fries were, my hope of substituting for a side salad or fries was not met. We all had the pink mimosas, which was rose heavy, in a good way. Id recommend the place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was great! My husband and I went there for brunch and I loved that the menu was not one of those giant brunch menus. They had a great number of options and everything was delicious. We are also vegetarian and had no problem finding something we’d like.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had the short ribs and mac and cheese and the meat was perfect, the mac and cheese was good. My friend had the duck breast schnitzel and would not order it again. A waste of a good duck. More breading than duck. Seemed a very "fast food" treatment for duck.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Loved this spot. Small and cozy. Great food. We all had various breakfast foods. Everything was delicious and well prepared.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great experience! Will be back when in town. Try it!

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the environment. Would definitely go back again.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch; we made a late morning res, but wasn't necessary as the place almost, but not quite, filled up. Decor is Recycled Rust Belt, inviting and fairly comfortable. Menu has changed from the one posted here. I enjoyed a Bloody Mary and some Fried Cheese Curds, followed by Veggie Hash. Mary was quite spicy, and wouldn't be to everyone's taste. Best-ever curds are greasy comfort food, stringy when hot, highly filling and beyond yummy. "Hash" was out of this world, with a couple of sunny side up eggs on a bed of potatoes, corn, green beans, slightly-hot red peppers, squash and more. All the veggies were perfectly cooked and flavored.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband and I had a lovely, delicious at brunch at Farmhouse Chicago this past weekend that did not disappoint. Great meal, good vibe and fantastic service. Highly recommend!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food and service were excellent. My wife and I loved our very first farm to table experience. It was a anniversary dinner and we look forward to more dinners to come!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I went here for a business lunch. We were sat towards the back - it's a bit darker back there but overall the space was very inviting. I was having a bigger dinner than evening so I opted for a salad, although I was slightly nervous since they're known for burgers & sandwiches. The salad was absolutely amazing - I ordered the Beets & Greens salad. It had the right amount of everything - beets, fruit, dressing, etc. We also ordered the cheese curds - mostly because I heard they are amazing & they did not disappoint. Closest I've had to any in Wisconsin. Definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This was actually my third time at Farmhouse. I've never been disappointed with the food and am lucky to always get very good service. I also enjoy that the menu is always a little different each visit, being a farm to table restaurant. I ordered the house Old Fashioned cocktail. It was a good strong drink, but very easy to sip. In fact I ended up having two. We had the cheese curds which I get every visit. Always fried cheese deliciousness with two different sauces, a home made ketchup and a spicy creamy sauce. We also had the shishito peppers, which were very tasty and every so often there was a spicy one. Just as they are supposed to be. For my entree I had the steak which was perfectly cooked and accompanied with several kinds of vegetables. My friend had the burger which wasn't cooked as much as she liked, but admitted she really liked it. I think that was clever of the kitchen. You can always add more heat to it if necessary. Once again they served us a wonderful meal. I will certainly be back for a fourth time and probably more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great spot with amazing food - never disappoints! I'll be back

Tags: Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food was good but not great. Our server was very friendly, polite and helpful. However, the food took about 45 minutes to come.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Been there twice. Once for breakfast and wasn't happy. Thought I would try lunch. Soup and grilled cheese were very greasy. Expected fresh and healthy eating.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The service was absolutely amazing at Farmhouse. I marked, "Birthday," down as our reason to dine in Open Table and staff went above and beyond to make our friend feel special on her day. Thank you so much!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Easily the best farm to table restaurant in Chicago. 100 times better than Blue Door Kitchen.

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