The Farmhouse at People's Light

4.5
479 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Farmhouse offers a casual outdoor dining experience featuring our new Farmhouse menu by Executive Chef Scott Burns. We’re talking Fresh Salmon Burgers, veggie-filled salads, Fried Chicken and Waffles and even gourmet waffle fries – all prepared in accordance with strict health and safety protocols – and a great selection of seasonal cocktails, beer and fun wine. Find out more at farmhousepeopleslight.com!

Reservations required for a socially-distanced table in the gardens. We also have outside heaters for your comfort.

Wednesday: 3:30pm - 7pm
Thursday: 3:30pm - 7pm
Friday: 3:30pm - 8:30pm -- Live music starts at 6:30pm on Friday nights!
Saturday: Dinner 3:30pm – 7pm
Sunday: 3:30pm - 7pm

Takeout is currently available Wednesday through Sunday

Support The Farmhouse at People's Light during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 479 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rochester
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, flavorful. Staff very attentive. Split the check for our party of 10. Red Sangria was fair- tasted only like peach schnapps.

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JeanAllele
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A longtime favorite offering signature food and drink in expanded outdoor dining.

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ReneeG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for charm and beautiful scenery with a side of great food and service, this is your place. They have a wonderful outdoor music series on Thursdays during the summer and many other events. The theatre there puts on some great professional productions as well. Wonderful wedding/event space too! (We are booked in Sept 2022 for our big day! Can't wait!)👰🤵

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EthelR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Manager dropped by the table and was quite accommodating and friendly. Server logged quite a few steps going back and forth between kitchen and our outside table. Weather was perfect making for a most pleasant experience.

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diane
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Lovely back patio with vented tent. Will return for a Thursday night dinner with live music. Wish though that the menu had a greater selection.

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IremA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Amazing ambience.mlive music was excellent!! She picked lovely songs to sing and was interactive in a nice way ! Would like to see some nibbling kind is starters in the menu. Prices were great and the food was amazing:) def. would want to go back!

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MonicaY
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue! Menu is small but mighty! Service is exemplary!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great evening last night... ambiance in the gardens was perfect, great food, prompt service, yummy cocktails, live music... we will definitely be back!

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vipLoriS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner and evening at The Farmhouse. The music on Thursday night was absolutely delightful.

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vipKathyG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I have been to the Farmhouse many times and have always loved the elegant ambiance, beautiful garden, great service etc. I don't know if it was an off night but our salmon with dill sauce was good but not great. Our waiter might have been brand new but seemed very confused and when we pointed our an error on our bill he said, "Oh that might have been my mistake. I will see what I can do." It was never really resolved.

We were all seated out on the lawn which was fine. They had a solo act playing; a man on guitar. His voice was very very nice but the music was loud and very distracting for such a small space.

The owner (who I think is new) seemed to care deeply about his restaurant and could not have been nicer.

Cost - wise - It's always been pricey but I never minded because I always had such a wonderful time. They need to return to the old elegance and charm they had before.

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ShannonH
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere food was okay service was great 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nothing special. Brussel sprouts were mushy. Really wanted to like this place but just eh.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch was spectacular! The food was delicious and there was a great variety for brunch. They have a nice tent set up outdoors in the garden with heaters! Would go again

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Alaska
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our waitress was very nice however our order did get delayed for 1/2 of the people at our table.
The food was ok. The setting was nice and quiet. I wouldn’t go there again but we still had a fun night.

The Farmhouse at People's Light
Responded on May 12, 2021

Alaska, I am sorry for the delay in your service. Please give us another try. We are working off the rust since being closed for the last 5 months. I hope to see you again...Richard

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vipRShea
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super experience. Great food, service, and setting.

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FranS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! Great staff and great food!

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SusanH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food tastes so much more delicious when hot and not in a takeout carton.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening !! Very pleasant and warm atmosphere, and our service and host were exceptional!! Would highly recommend it !!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the outdoor acoustic Friday, music was very good and our food was delicious as always. Manager went around and greeted everyone at their tables and made us feel welcome. Very attentive service, love this place

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vipGreta1
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the option to sit outside in these uncertain times. The food was great. The service and ambience too. The singer was the best! Will definitely be back 😊

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LeslieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely afternoon at the Farmhouse. As it happened we were the only patrons there. We sat outside under the tent, with a heater and we were quite comfortable. The food was excellent, as always, so was the service. It was a unique experience to be the only people there, and we never felt rushed. In fact, they kept telling us not to worry but to stay as long as we liked. It is a wonderful place to eat, before a play or not !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live music and the outdoor ambience. We’ll be back for sure.

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LucyC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

In times where everyone is struggling to adapt to the new normal, the restaurants are adapting as well. That's what Farmhouse is doing as well. We made a reservation to sit outdoors. The table around the fire pit was pretty cozy. The food was served in closed and disposable containers. We were ok with it and felt like we were doing a picnic around the fire pit. The service was really great. The manager stopped by 2x to check on us and we enjoyed chatting with him. Although we got out the house for dinner, we felt at home at the Farmhouse!

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KW1234
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Order was not correct. By the time my daughter's food had arrived everyone else had finished. Eggs were microwaved.

The Farmhouse at People's Light
Responded on October 20, 2020

We are sorry that your order was not correct due to our error. I did come to your table to apologize and correct the issue. I can assure you that we do not microwave our eggs. I welcome you back to give us another opportunity exceed your expectations.

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FranS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice night out for our anniversary! Food was and service was awesome as usual. Had a great guitarist playing. Gotta get the Filet Sliders, we love them!

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Barb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the Farmhouse to enjoy being with a few friends, outside in a safe socially distanced setting. The food is very good, as are the wine choices and drinks and the service is excellent. We love the chance to hear live music on Friday nights. They now have a tent with open sides and heaters to keep you comfortable.

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Dee1440
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful outdoor eatery! Loved the little white lights and delicious filet sliders!

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vipBRHreviews
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice venue. A little car noise since close to 401 but overall very nice experience. Service was great and light menu was good. Drinks were good, too.

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GandD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at The Farmhouse. The food was generously portioned and delicious. We had onion rings and brussels sprouts for an appetizer, and sliders for an entree (with leftovers to bring home for lunch the next day).

We appreciated their commitment to making it a safe dining experience. The staff persons were friendly and helpful. We felt very welcomed.

We went on a Friday night and the music was such a beautiful addition. We sat by the fire pit, and had a very lovely time. It was casual but also classy. Will definitely be back and highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently had a girls night on a Friday evening. We all LOVED it! Not only is the farmhouse beautiful with all of the lights, the music was a great touch to our fantastic meal! We will all definitely be coming back and bringing our husbands!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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TerriB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

this was a lovely outdoor dining experience! The Farmhouse gardens atmosphere is just delightful, and it helps that the late summer weather is perfect for outdoor eating. The fare was traditional American--sandwiches, salads, and delightful mac n cheese.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We would love to see a better menu, like farm to table type foods. It would go very well with the beautiful garden setting and music.

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JeanAllele
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat, to eat delicious food in a lovely garden on a gorgeous summer afternoon! Distancing in place - very safe. Food, as usual, top notch with generous portions. Try the skinny margarita for a real treat.

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ChadG
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors at the Farmhouse, which is new to them due to the pandemic. They have picnic tables set up, some with tablecloths and some with umbrellas. Unfortunately, all had ants, but I don't know what else they could do about that. We switched from an umbrella table to a tablecloth table, and that helped a little (the ants were marching up and down the umbrella, hurrah, hurrah). Everything was served in to-go containers, which was helpful in all the ways you could imagine. We ordered the waffle fries, which were loaded with cheese, bacon, fresh jalapenos and chives, with ranch on the side, which I was happy about 'cuz I'm not a huge ranch person. They were fresh and crispy, would definitely get again. My wife and I shared a burger and a salad. The burger was grilled, server on a kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and onion, and pickles in their own container, all on the side. They did forget cheese, but honestly this burger didn't need it. Even halved, it was quite satisfying. The salad had goat cheese and strawberries, was very refreshing. There was live music as well, at a perfect volume. We're looking forward to going back.

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Wenhook
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Amazing ambiance from acoustic music. Food delicious and servers were attentive and friendly. Highly recommend. We went with our children, kid-friendly. No wines by the glass though, need to buy a bottle or go with a mixed drink.

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vipLadydi
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a birthday celebration there this week. The service was good the people were great but I do have one thing to report that could be better. We have been to other outdoor venues. We didn’t care for the meals coming out in “to go” containers at all. I truly understand the whole COVID thing but I have been to a restaurant similar in quality and set up and we had regular glassware and tableware. I felt the rolls on my petit fillet sliders were too soft/soggy because of it. Again I can’t stress enough how great the staff was but I think this maybe needs to have a re-look?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Open air dining. We had the feeling we were the only diners but in truth there were two other tables. The food was excellent but limited. We thought we could get a regular dinner but that was not available

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barbs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Although we ate at the restaurant outside, our dinners we were served in takeout container.

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Okay
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, waiter was great, food excellent. Would go back

FAQs

The Farmhouse at People's Light offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 647-1631 ext. 158.

The Farmhouse at People's Light is rated 4.5 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

The Farmhouse at People's Light does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://farmhousepeopleslight.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.