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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

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Oslo bucco and pork chop were both mind blowingly good

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Really good food. I have never been a fan of cheese curds but the appetizer ended up bring maybe my favorite part of the meal! Solid burger, good concept with locally sourced ingredients and comfort food. Wish I had room to eat more in one sitting! Solid service as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was below expectation, burger was thinner than McDonald’s and $15! Cheese curds were good though, pass on the catchup and red dipping sauce.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We had never dined here before. Was a pleasant new find!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful Restaurant Week menu and experience. The salad was well balanced with a variety of flavors and textures. The mushroom fussily was a hearty bowl of comfort food on a very cold day. I wanted to pick up the bowl and drink the broth, which was reminiscent of an onion soup. I normally skip or take home the dessert, but the right-sized apple crumble with dollop of ice cream was just the right finishing touch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food, a little noisy, filled with happy chatter.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Had an excellent restaurant week brunch. Had some very creative Mimosa and Sangria choices...for example the Cider Sangria. The Eggs Benedict was great, and the accompanying roasted potatoes were delicious and crispy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food & Drinks awesome.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Even during restaurant week! Solid, scrumptious and attentive.
On a date, cozy, a bit loud on the second floor seated inches from the party going on next to us. But, hey, it is not a suburban steak house, now is it?
Nice vegetarian options, strong beer selections (Contorter Porter!) and perfectly done roasted chicken.
A nice flow to the people and the staff.
(Okay, one minor beef. Did you really completely block up the front staircase by placing a group all around it and send us to leave via the back stairs? My late fire marshal uncle is rolling over...)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

What a great spot! Food and service were both fantastic. Highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week and, as two people, could order everything on the RW menu except the fusilli. The salad and cheese curds were both perfect, but the curds did not need the ketchup. They could have stood without any sauce, but the ranch went very nicely with them too.
The “half chicken” may have been called that because that’s what it’s called on the regular menu, but what we received was an airline breast. That is slightly more than 1/8 of a chicken, nowhere near a half. Still well-seasoned, with very smooth potato purée and root veg that complemented the dish well. The Mac and cheese part of the short rib Mac and cheese was delightful, and the added bacon and veg may be offensive to Mac and cheese purists but were a pleasant addition. Unfortunately the short rib laid over it was disappointing in its absence of flavor.
Loved both desserts, two days later I am still thinking about the bread pudding.
Service was friendly and pleasant, music was a lovely 80s playlist that made me forget I wasn't listening to my own Pandora.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Ordered the roasted chicken, it was slightly dry. Was difficult to cut with the knife provided. Pork Belly appetizer and cheese curds were amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I love Farmhouse and the food is always fantastic. We did the restaurant week dinner and it was well worth the price and quite good. Loved the beef short rib Mac & Cheese and Chicken. Cocktails fabulous. We also ordered another side of the cheese curds. My only suggestion is to improve the desserts... I find they are always too savory. I do find the music they play just awful and it kind of ruined our somewhat romantic evening. I wish they would play jazz, or something cool instead of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. It's not very romantic to eat dinner while listening to Thriller. They could do a MUCH better job setting the mood at this place.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious menu options for the Chicago Restaurant Weeks tasting menu. I went with my sister and shared all the food so was able to sample even more variety. The cocktail list was very interesting. Reading about the mission of the restaurant made me enjoy the experience even more!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fantastic food and a great atmosphere! It is Chicago Restaurant Week so they offered a fabulous three course prix fix brunch for $22. I highly recommend the biscuits and gravy with pork ribs. Also one of the best Bloody Marys I have ever had. Service was good but the kitchen was a little slow-give yourself time for a leisurely brunch.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We loved Farmhouse! Food was great and a really awesome atmosphere.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This quaint restaurant has a superhero in the kitchen. A superhero with the power to disguise and elevate comfort food into gourmet meals that balance portion, flavor and elegance. Who does that? On my husband's plate was a subtle puree of squash and Malagueta Pepper (at least that's what I think the server said) and that was only the garnish. It was amazing !!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were at Farm House for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed all aspects of our meal. Austin was our server and he was great...professional, friendly and really took pride in his work. Also had drinks at the bar afterwards and the bartender was awesome. Would recommend and will definitely go back!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had been to the Farmhouse in Evanston and really enjoyed it. We were looking forward to visiting this location and were equally impressed. Yes, it's crowded, cramped and loud -- but just SO GOOD! Cheese curds, short rib mac and cheese, duck schnitzel, whitefish, bread pudding --- everything was delicious! Server was wonderful. We loved it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service. Enjoyed the variety and the dessert was yummy.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Chicken soup, mac & cheese, biscuit were excellent! Cheese curds arrived cold so weren't as good as they probably should have been. Food was very slow to come out. Waiter was not friendly, spoke the bare minimum, and did not even say "thank you" at the end of the meal while dropping off the check. I had to ask for coffee refills. Hostess sat us at table with blazing sun shining on it. We asked for another table further inside the restaurant and was told it was reserved for a four top and we were a party of two. Thirty minutes later the hostess sat a party of two at that same empty four top! Wish the service matched the quality of the food.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good food and great service. Disappointed by our table shared and right by the door. Not sure why since our reservation was far in advance but there was a private party. Third time there and usually enjoy it but now may not return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We were seated upstairs where there isn’t the fun ambience of below. The waiter had no help; service was terrible. Did not get refills on iced tea- too busy. Table next to us wasnt cleared for awhile. No high top available although open table let us request one. Food ok, nothing great. Not impressed

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was bland and the sides were lukewarm.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Flipping good food! Fresh like it came from the farm...we have these in Atlanta and this was just as good here in Chicago. Glad I came

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Farmhouse is great - terrific ‘libations’ menu with wholesome menu that has an option for everyone.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Outstanding food service and value. This is place to get a great meal that you never had before as well as a personal favorite with a flavor twist you never thought of.

Farmhouse never disappoints.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The special salad with roasted beets was excellent. The signature cheese curds were yummy. Nice selection of craft beers and cocktails. Good crowd level.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 9, 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 2, 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 28, 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 23, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 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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