Farmhouse - Evanston

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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 Evanston. Focused on the Midwest, Farmhouse offers 36 beers on draft from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. We feature local artisanal liquors and wine, as well.

The menu ingredients are harvested from local farmers and change with the Midwestern seasons. Farmhouse offers locally sourced, pastured raised burgers, steaks, and poultry and makes almost everything from scratch on premise. We are a green tavern. 85% of the building materials, furniture and fixtures were salvaged from old barns in Southwestern Wisconsin and an abandoned factory on Chicago's South Side.
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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Until the bill cane we were not notified that the additions to our salad would be charge with add ons. The bill did not reflect the charges only the total did. The manager never came over to the table after we spoke the the server about this matter twice. Called and spoke to the manager after this visit and he stated that was told about the matter after we left and he can not do anything for us after the fact. Terrible customer service- management doesn’t care about their patrons.

Farmhouse - Evanston
Responded 3 days ago

I apologize again for the lack of direct communication regarding your bill. Our system is set up to provide several small additions to a meal, not to create completely customized dishes. We have now adjusted our printed receipts so that all charges are reflected on a check as individual items, not included in the total price of their parent item. In good faith, I offered for you to visit us again and ask for me directly so that I can take care of your next meal, which you declined.

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S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Brunch with my daughter during parents weekend brought us back to the Farmhouse. We really enjoyed the food on our last visit. This time one item was amazing and one lacking ? The house pretzel was delicious and the cheese dip would make a paint chip yummy. The butternut squash burrata toast was cold. The bread was hard like a brick and poached egg was unseasoned and bland. Was this how this was intended to be served ? It was a disappointment for us.

g
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good experience overall. Food was great--all farm to table. Great cocktails. Definitely would return.

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become a favorite every visit to Evanston.

S
Chicago
92 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good; the wine expensive. Parking meters go to 9 so had to leave and re-feed meter.

SP
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I can be discerning when it comes to food, drink, ambiance, and service. And although I rate this place highly, I don't think much of it. It's pretty much what one might expect of a farm to table restaurant in a city suburb -- Not nearly as good as it aspires to be, and lacking in almost every category, but otherwise fine, especially given the other options. If you're meeting friends or business associates for a bite, you could do worse.

k
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid food hearty food. Love the thickness of the bread for breakfast sandwich. Bacon and ham with egg on top is scrumptious. Eggs Benedict perfect and best potatoes anywhere. Service is wonderful. It was a very busy morning but I'm happy we weren't rushed. Really a great place to fine anytime of day

JM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

When I made my reservation, I asked for a standard table and we were seated at a high top. Its not a huge deal, but I do wonder why the restaurant asks people their preference if that preference is then ignored. I much prefer a standard table. I find high top table chairs incredibly uncomfortable to sit in, but we did not have time to wait for a standard table to become available.

PC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service fabulous but VERY pricey....dinner for for was $350. One appetizer to share, no dessert.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great as always. The host was anxious and curt. We had made a reservation at 5pm but the table wasn’t ready and then wasn’t good so we asked to move. Our server was fantastic. The room was way too hot.

LV
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great and service is friendly and easy timely. And, they have Hamm's the beer refreshing.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The quality of service in the Chicago location has always matched the outstanding food. The service in Evanston really ruined an otherwise great meal (incompetent and snarky).

MM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Different limited menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is all locally sourced and extremely well prepared. The fried cheese curds by themselves are worth the trip.

ER
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was average and service left me quite disappointed. Went with my brother. We split and appetizer each had a soup and split and entree. I was disappointed when the soups and entree arrived at the same time. So by the time we ate our pork chop it was pretty cold. It was over cooked too. Soup was really bland. Oh well maybe they had a bad night.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us dined and we all enjoyed our entrees, beverages and especially dessert. The waiter was
attentive but not intrusive. We had a really nice evening out with good friends, good food, good service. We'll be back.

d
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Food was fantastic. Perfect spot for pregame meal to Northwestern football game. Free university parking nearby and game shuttle one block a way .

k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed the food and service. Was looking for a good down home meal in chicago. Farmhouse hit the spot. Great soups, grilled cheese and desserts. Appetizer of cauliflower was not so enjoyed, yet that may be to personal taste.
Recommend you go and enjoy

MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor took care of us and she is awesome, so friendly, helpful and on top of things. We appreciated being seated in a smaller more private room which was much quieter.

K
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very busy when we were there with a wedding party from the hotel its attached to. We were never offered drinks. Appetizers came out in literally 5 minutes which left a very long delay between apps and main. Not the end of the world, but they could time better. Our waiter who greeted us disappeared and then we had a waitress show up with no explanation. Had to ask for silverware, plates, water refills... You get the idea. Again, not the end of the world, but a little communication would have been nice. Food was good but way overpriced in my opinion. $17 for a chicken sandwich is excessive. I wouldn't go back only because there are so many other places to try and this wasn't memorable.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Interesting asthetic. Salad was bland in tasteless

Fries and cheese curds were good

Service was good but it was not busy

Not work $60 for three people

h
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. My spouse had the fried cod and French fries. The food was good. It is a medium restaurant located in the Hilton Hotel across from the Northwestern campus dorms. It has bare brick walls and wooden tables.

SH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Over cooked and poor quality. Server was very gracious. Get a new meat supplies.

EL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Everything was super. Unfortunately, noise level too: super loud.

S
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Frankly food so so and waiter seemed to rush us. Pretty expensive for what you get and nothing too special about the ambiance - was oddly loud for lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a helpful attentive waitstaff

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for her birthday brunch and she loved it. Tasty breakfast cocktails and yummy food. Our server was amazing!

e
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for delicious and original Midwestern cuisine, this is the place! Farmhouse works with local farmers and growers to bring the freshest local produce, meats and dairy to each dish. As you peruse the menu, you’ll notice the food source is listed next to the dish, which is nice. We decided to share several of the dishes, which was a wise choice as many of the selections sounded too delicious to pass up! Our dishes included the Farmhouse salad, hummus with lamb, chicken thighs, baked mac-n-cheese, and the house made pickled jar. Although the portions were generous enough to share among the three of us, we left room to enjoy the maple poached apple bread pudding and ice cream. All was delicious! The Farmhouse also offers a wide selection of crafted beers and they make their own hard cider. The wait staff are friendly and service is excellent. The menu often changes based on available ingredients so returns trips are suggested! Highly recommend a visit.

M
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Many service gaps: reported me as a no-show to Open Table even though I shared my name and that there had been a reservation, brought food with no silverware, Drink menu built around limoncello but out of limoncello, disappearing servers. Good was of high quality.

KV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Farmhouse was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was timely and great. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
New England
53 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

went for brunch on a Sunday. Great location to people watch on a Sunday. Interesting food selection, well presented.

S
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

we were not impressed. very limited menu. we were told ahead that you had "gluten free menu" as we had two people with Celiac disease. when we got there, the waiter said he would get the menu when we asked. He then came back and told us that they had discontinued the menu and the only things really gluten free were the salads. And the food was just average, not one thing special. what a bummer. We had come to Evanston to see the MSU vs Northwestern game, and this was really a downer after an earlier fun experience. I would not recommend to anyone.

A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The waiter was a little slow or forgetful. He seemed like he didn’t know everything on the menu. My 82 year old aunt and 65 year old cousin immediately said it was too loud inside restaurant. Chicken vegetable soup was very good. Potato soup and salad a little too heavy on the bacon bits.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, vibe, outdoor space, location and service.

GC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great Food! Great Location! Service was slow and we never seemed to have a waiter!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Moving son into Northwestern and chose Farmhouse for breakfast. Service good and food was mediocre.

PJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Excellent service

RB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was not a bad experience, but service was spotty. Once the food was delivered it was impossible to get the server back to our table. They should check in a few minutes after delivering the food. And I found the waiter not that particularly interested in helping us make decisions. It is not a large menu, so we did not have that many questions. Food was ok though.

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was meh

KS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As always, Farmhouse Evanston did not disappoint. Great drinks and food in a welcoming atmosphere.

VQ
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed with Farmhouse mostly because the food, while tasty, was barely warm when we received it. I ordered the eggs Benedict and the Bollain daisy sauce was superb with a dash of savory lemon flavor. But who want to eat cold eggs? Also the potatoes were very flavorful, but again the meal was cold. My partner ha the biscuits and gravy with nice chorizo. In er case the combination of a flavorful chorizo with a sweet biscuit was not a good fit. The ambiance was appropriate to the theme and only a few patrons were there.