The Farmhouse

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595 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
A favorite Southwest Virginia landmark, The Farmhouse Restaurant has served the New River Valley since 1963. The authentic farm house, originally part of the Ridinger Estate, was build in the 1800's.

In the early 1970's, an old train caboose was added to provide a unique dining area. During the past decade, a rustic lounge, additional dinner seats, and a spacious 250-seat Banquet Facility have added to the charm of The Farmhouse.
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WilliamB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very highly recommend The Farmhouse. Food was very good, atmosphere was quiet and pleasant.

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NickH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your in the Blacksburg/Christiansburg Area, you need to eat here. Amazing atmosphere, great service and 5 star food. This is a place we will always come back to.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Made reservations…got seated in the banquet area instead of the main dining area. Not much ambience, just bubbling wallpaper and walls in need of a scrub or fresh paint. Certainly not the cozy and intimate setting other reviewers describe. If you make reservations you should specify no banquet area or just take your chances in good weather and sit outside. We should have done the latter—it was a beautiful evening for it.

Fortunately the food and service allayed my initial skepticism. Despite being well away from, well, everything, our waitress didn’t neglect us. Drinks were replenished and she checked on us periodically without hovering.

My wife and I both started with a house salad and went with beef entrees. The salads were fresh and crisp. My prime rib was well marbled, rare but hot, and I cut it with a butter knife. Asked for coarse horseradish instead of the creamy sauce. They accommodated me (but charged $0.50 for it, which is a little humorous on a $100 tab). It was delicious, as was my wife’s ribeye—which she said was spot on just barely the rare side of medium. For sides we both chose the asparagus and carrots—both delicious.

If we lived closer would we return? Yes, but at this price point we’d insist on not being in the banquet hall. Is this an OpenTable thing? This by far isn’t the first time we’ve made reservations through OT at what is supposed to be a cozy restaurant only to be seated in a banquet hall.

Down a star for the seating, back up for the service. This is a 3.5 so I’ll round up.

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Bobby
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went there for our anniversary and it was great. Food was awesome, waitress was great and drinks were excellent.

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EdithH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. We really loved the ambiance of all the private booths— made us feel very comfortable dining inside during this time of COVID-19. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day for brunch!

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TimM
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Cubicle we were seated in so close I had sit at end of table. Hostess should pay attention to patrons size. Don’t sit extra lg person in a booth with 14 inches between table and seat back.

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Dennis
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the Farmhouse restaurant that we knew and loved from 50 years ago. We love the intimate booths and the super attentiveness of the wait staff. The food was excellent too, and it was a perfect anniversary celebration for both of us.

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Natureboy
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal in restaurant since coronavirus started in March. Very quiet and secluded. Food was delicious as always!

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KarenT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy anytime that I get the opportunity to go to The Farmhouse. It is the perfect setting for a quite dinner with my husband.

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Erin
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great meal. Very nice server. Felt very safe and comfortable dining inside. We have avoided restaurants during the pandemic but Farmhouse would definitely be a great choice and we’d recommend

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The farmhouse is a great place to go eat for a nice romantic weekend whether it's for a date or a couples retreat or just to go hang out with some friends and have some good beer and nice wine selection

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good food, and the service was excellent.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful experience! Service was wonderful and so was the food. The waitress named Melinda was a joy to have serving us.

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KathyR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great place to eat indoors or outdoors. We had our own little room so very nice to dine like that. We had two small children and they have high chairs and booster seats and kids meals. Great place for all of us and food is always great.

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MichaelY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Food and atmosphere has gone down the tubes since reopening. Quality and food has not been as before. Staff is very unfriendly.

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JaneW
West Virginia
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There were only 10 people eating outside. We asked the waitress to clean our table and I held two water glasses while she sprayed and cleaned the table. She said she did not want to spray us with the cleaner which was nice. I only had water to drink and my glass went empty twice without timely notice from the waitress. My wedge salad was mostly yellow lettuce. My mom had the salmon cakes and they were good. My husband had the chicken and it was a very small breast with little taste. My bacon was burnt on the outside and raw on the inside around my over done scallops. We dined on another Sunday about a month ago and I had the exact order and it was delicious! Not sure what happened on this visit. My mom had the house salad and ate the spring mix but did not care for it. The lady at the table behind us sent her salad back because she did not like it either. We will take a break from the Farmhouse and try again.

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TanisC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food and ambience was amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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TommyA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Our meal was not very good. I usually have prime rib but this time i tried something different. I will come back again.

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Person2
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely enjoyed myself for the first time experience. It was well worth it, the food was cooked perfectly. Would recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the outdoor seating which was spaced just right between tables. Our waitress was excellent. We both had steak and it was done perfectly. Good-sized portions of two sides. We will definitely go back soon.

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MikeRL
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife had the prime rib which she thought was excellent. Her Grilled asparagus were small but good, mashed potatoes very good. My ribeye was excellent, baked potato very good. However, the creamed spinach was runny. So, I left the spinach behind.

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Sprague007
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I were passing through and The Farmhouse was recommended to us. It did not disappoint! Absolutely delicious! We will stop anytime we are in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melinda was a fantastic server.

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Donna
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal! Food and service were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sever was fabulous; very attentive and personable!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner for our daughter with a party of ten. They were not than accommodating and put us in a private room so that we could eat together. Service and food was great. Would definitely go there again

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vipWhinetoDine
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We returned to The Farmhouse on a busy Saturday night. The hostess greeted us and seated us promptly. Isabella served us and she delivered professional service. She was confident when serving wine and made sure our filets were properly prepared. The Farmhouse is uniquely suited for social distancing because of the maze of private booths and a large outdoor patio and bar. The Farmhouse is not terrific but dependably good.

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our steak dinner. It was quiet and separated. Though we did not sit and enjoy the outdoor patio and bar, it looked like a great space.

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vipStephenP
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another fine dinner at the Farmhouse! A great selection of food and wines for the Blacksburg area. We naturally went with a few of their steaks and paired it with some sides and a full bodied wine.

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SteveW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place, excellent service and very good food. Had the bourbon glazed salmon and crab cakes.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Had a downpour just as we were finishing dinner and staff immediately moved us under porch

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BarbaraG
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and timing great. The steak was tender but a bit salty. Excellent experience and will be back.

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KathyS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was great, staff were awesome. The FarmHouse staff were prepared with the new social distancing standards, tables spaced appropriately and as soon as a patron left they were sanitizing the tables and chairs. Nice first venture out after the shutdown. Can’t wait to go back.

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Janet
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating out in three months!!!!!

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SVan
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! So nice to finally be out during this crazy time!

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JaneW
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!! We dined outside and it was great. Our waitress was fabulous. Food was delicious and we were glad to be out.


Thanks,
The Wolkoffs

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AlisonP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope was our server and she was amazing! She was knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and on point.

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ElizabethP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter, very attentive. It was nice and quiet but not a busy Friday night in the room we were in. Wonderful shrimp cocktail and prime rib.

The Farmhouse
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for taking your time to leave a 5 star rating and nice review. We love hearing from all our guests. Feedback is always helpful and appreciated. We look forward to you dining with us again.

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TabithaJ
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and fresh. Our waiter was very efficient and pleasant as well. Overall a great experience.

The Farmhouse
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star rating and great review. We are striving to give all our guests exceptional service, quality food, and that overall great experience like you mentioned in your comments. We sincerely appreciate you giving us such positive feedback and we love hearing from all our guests. Thank you again for your comments and for your business. We look forward to you dining with us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Friendly server.

The Farmhouse
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you for taking time to leave us a 5 star rating and nice review. We love hearing from our guests and appreciate your business!

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