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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MT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

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

EL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

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

S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a helpful attentive waitstaff

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
51 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

GC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

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

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

PJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Excellent service

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was meh

KS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

VQ
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

A
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I really appreciated how receptive the servers were during my solo birthday lunch. They were attentive to when I needed my water refilled, when I just wanted to sit on my phone, when I was just gazing outside, etc. I also really appreciated that they didn't make me feel weird about having a solo birthday lunch. Food was good, but the service was lovely.

BK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great brunch choices. Service was spot on. Area we sat in was very warm which was uncomfortable.

RH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My husband has been here for dinner before but this was our first time having brunch. We were really excited about the menu as it seemed to be hearty takes on classic fare. Unfortunately, the food didn't feel like it was prepared as well as it could have been. The apple cider donuts were cold and a little soggy, the bavarian pretzel was great, but we both had the open faced breakfast sandwich and there wasn't a big enough difference in textures on the sandwich for it to not feel really mushy when eating it. That said, our server Dustin was great and we would be willing to give it another go.

CM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Had some good drinks at the bar, but the bartender spilled a shaker on my friend - cleaned it up and said sorry but did not offer to clean up her dress or her shoes. Then at the dinner table, It took it all least 30 minutes to get our first drink, and the waiter seemed disinterested and as though he had a chip on the shoulder. The food was good, but the service took so much away from the experience. Not sure I’d recommend or visit again

C
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We sat outside on a nice day and enjoyed our salads and entrees.

KJ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the food but thought it was quite overpriced. Service was excellent, and the atmosphere was pleasant.

K
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for lunch out on the patio. Delicious and fresh food, nice staff.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

My friend and I had different salads and the greens tasted old, dry and wilted. I would never eat there again.

R
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for a weekday breakfast, and the food was really superb. The coffee was also terrific. Definitely worth going to if you're in the area.

J
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had a very enjoyable meal, server was excellent, food was very good and lived up to their hype. Only complaint is that the outdoor furniture is not really sturdy.

C
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I loved the locally sourced meals, more restaurants need to take on this trend. Relaxing atmosphere and hospitable servers, I would highly recommend it.

GS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Expensive for the quality of food and service. Orders were mixed up, not a great attention to the minimal needs of our table....pepper for instance.

G
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parents and they can’t stop raving! Loved the salad and special bread and butter, loved the barramundi, loved the burger, loved the doughnuts- coffee was delish. We want early and it was a bit louder that I expected but it worked out fine. Dimmed the lights after my mom commented how bright it was- really nice of them:)!

Z
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a great experience. The food was great and our waiter was perfect!

AE
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the interior! Healthy & Fresh! Love everything on the menu! We eat outside this time, it was really nice.
Always enjoy my time at this restaurant !

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined outside, and everything (and everyone) was wonderful!

N
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Yes- though I would warn about the slow service! Perhaps I would recommend going for drinks only at the bar... Our server did not seem at all concerned about our table in any regard. It was hard to flag him down to take even our drink order or get more water! It was a warm evening on the patio, water shouldn’t run dry. He never once dropped by to ask our our food was. It’s not a cheap place to eat, so the value of the food seems to greatly diminish with terrible customer service

A
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

HI have been to Farmhouse many times and always enjoyed it, but this time was a complete disaster. Our table was not ready until 25 mins after the reservation, despite there being plenty of tables - all un-bused. We waited another 20 mins for a server to come take our drink order. Apps were served and long gone by the time 4/5 drinks arrived, and then it took another 15 mins for a server to some tell us drink #5 was not coming because they were out of the whiskey. No plates or silverware was served with the apps, and no one would come help us, so I had to get up and help myself to them from the busing station....up until then, we thought it was a staffing problem. Then our wine appeared in tiny, overfilled glasses, because they apparently broke all of their regular glasses? And when the food arrived it was just horrible - my steak (the most expensive thing on the menu) was way overcooked, the gratin potatoes were a brown, dry and shriveled hockey puck, the broccoli so bitter it was inedible. My husband's salad was totally undressed...we would have complained, but no one ever came back to the table. We had to stand up for someone to come give us the bill. Maybe it was just a bad night, but I will NEVER go back.

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