The Farm Bar and Grille - Essex
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
World Famous BBQ Nachos
Hand cut tortilla chips. Vermont Cheddar cheese, slow-smoked pulled pork, pico and topped with our house-made BBQ
Sunday Funday! Pulled Pork Sandwiches
w/ Hand Cut Fries!
3 flour tortillas stuffed with fried haddock, cheddar cheese, slaw, pico, pickled onions and cilantro-lime sour cream. Want your fish baked, just ask!
Service was excellent and friendly as always. Fried haddock and baked salmon with quinoa was amazing! Have never been disappointed with anything at this restaurant, it's definitely one of our favorites. Go!
Thank you so much! We appreciate you as a customer and are happy to hear all the nice things you said about us!
I’ve been in the industry my whole life. Probably the most inedible food I’ve had in a long time. Soggy wings, flatbread smothered in gross cheese, jalapeño poppers over fried w more questionable cheese , onion wings over fried. We ate one piece of each item and left the rest. Server was good. When food is this bad.... what’s the use of complaining, just won’t go back.
Lots of choices on the menu. Great service. We enjoyed our time.
Thank you so much! So happy to know you enjoyed your time here!
While it was Mother's Day, the restaurant was not very busy. After waiting 20 minutes, we had to request service and the server wasn't especially friendly, didn't introduce herself, etc. Anyway, we waited a while for drinks and upon delivery of our meals, the food was not cooked well, soggy asparagus, raw fish. The deserts were the best part of the meal. Delicious churros and chocolate lava cake.
It was great! I was looking for a fun place to have lunch and catch up with a friend. Couldn’t have chosen a better restaurant. Great menu with lots of choices for reasonable prices. I would definitely go back!
The Farm has great food at reasonable prices and a nice outdoor eating area in the back. The nachos, BBQ, and sandwiches are all solid choices. They have a nice choice of craft beers available
Great place to enjoy a nice Spring day! Food was tasty, beer was cold and service was friendly!
We had the quesadilla which was so good. Fish tacos delicious and love that you could get the fish grilled not fried! Will definitely go back.
Your basic pub. Not a lot to write about. Outdoor seating but didn't look like there were any heaters out there.
Outdoor area looks like a great place
A very short drive from the busy village center of Essex. Ample free parking. Nice rustic decor. Food is very good. Ahi Tuna Burger was amazing. Hamburgers are the best around. The steak tip salad is awesome. A+ service.
We are regulars at The Farm and consistently enjoy excellent service, but this time we experienced some attitude from our server and were rushed from the moment we were seated. Our server was pushing us to order our entrees even before our appetizer was delivered. We felt like our server didn’t want to deal with us. Every visit to our table was quick and abrupt. It was obvious to us that our server didn’t want anything to do with us that day.
We’re really hoping for a more positive experience next time we visit.
Parents “breakout party” after being inside for a year!
Alexis placed us at a nice table partially in the sun. Our server was excellent, food was delicious. Please get more Maine Brewing “Lunch” on tap.
Great food, friendly service. Felt very safe eating during Covid. And they honored my request for seating, in a booth in front of the fireplace.
Alexis did a great job!
Very casual but great food and drinks, we definitely will go again.
This place is home away from home for me. Comfortable farmhouse vibe in both the dining and bar areas with a huge outdoor patio and yard in season.
We chose pub seating and everything was exactly as expected, service was above and beyond.
The Tuna appetizer was AMAZING!! The cosmopolitan was superb and the Ipswich IPA was delicious. We split the fish tacos (broiled) and they were DELICIOUS!!!! And to top it off, we had the Strawberry Shortcake for dessert - and HOLY COW was it phenomenal.. If we had known - we would have had dessert twice and skipped dinner!!!
Second time there and it won't be the last.
Our favorite waitress Denise made us feel welcome and at home!
Always consistently great food and innovative drink specials. Bar food yes, but a whole lot more. You will not be disappointed.
Excellent comfort food with good size portions. Everything we ordered tasted super fresh.
This was my husband and my first time at The Farm Bar and Grille. I was very impressed as our Server seemed to have her hands full waiting on many tables but was attentive to us. In addition, the Manager who stopped by our table to bring out something to our table made a comment that next time she will have to give us a bigger table as that was my only negativity as we ordered many different appetizers and side dishes, as well as a sandwich and our table, was truthfully to small. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be dining there in the near future.
Always fun at farm!
Excellent as always. One of my favorite restaurants. The wait staff is the best, food & drinks are great.
Ian is excellent, took good care of us. Outside dining is getting chilly, but we’re still able to sit outside, thank you!
My rewards points continue to not make it to my account, which leads to phone calls to the manager. Jayna always rectifies the situation, which is appreciated.
The specials & beer list should be updated to reflect what is not available. I’m often informed that my choices are not available, after looking at the menu.
We had a nice time!
Delicious and fun! We will be back.
Awesome food, very clean and spaced appropriately and we had an awesomely positive server that kept us smiling!
Thank you again for having outside dining and for having staff willing to go out into the chilly temperatures to serve us. Andriana was excellent as usual. The only issue we had was that there were absolutely NO specials available, not even one, though were were given the “Specials” menu. Kind of disappointing but not a big deal. We’ll be back soon!
A great”local”:friendly with great fresh food and good service.
Always great at the farm. Food is amazing !! So is the staff ❤️
Thank you for having Outside Dining!
Alexis is very welcoming and pleasant at the front desk.
Andriana was excellent, didn’t miss anything! Love the food, beer selection, and patio.
The Farm is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always great. It’s very comfortable and the service is excellent. We will be back again & again.
Had a great time outside dining! Ian took good care of us.
Great food and good service.
Thanks for having outside dining!!! Good value overall. Adriana was excellent. Kathy & Alexis are very nice!
We’re outside dining as long as possible
Service was good. Food came fast. Still felt crowded in bar area.
Great food, great atmosphere and super service . Excellent out door dining in a comfortable setting. Always enjoy visiting. You get generous portions and almost always end up with a good size doggy bag.
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The Farm Bar and Grille - Essex is rated 4.6 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.
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