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.
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.
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.
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.
First meal in restaurant since coronavirus started in March. Very quiet and secluded. Food was delicious as always!
Enjoy anytime that I get the opportunity to go to The Farmhouse. It is the perfect setting for a quite dinner with my husband.
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
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
It was very good food, and the service was excellent.
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.
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.
Food and atmosphere has gone down the tubes since reopening. Quality and food has not been as before. Staff is very unfriendly.
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.
Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food and ambience was amazing!! Highly recommend!!
Our meal was not very good. I usually have prime rib but this time i tried something different. I will come back again.
I definitely enjoyed myself for the first time experience. It was well worth it, the food was cooked perfectly. Would recommend to others.
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.
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.
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!
Melinda was a fantastic server.
We had a fantastic meal! Food and service were wonderful.
Sever was fabulous; very attentive and personable!
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
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.
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.
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.
Nice place, excellent service and very good food. Had the bourbon glazed salmon and crab cakes.
Everything was fantastic. Had a downpour just as we were finishing dinner and staff immediately moved us under porch
The service was excellent and timing great. The steak was tender but a bit salty. Excellent experience and will be back.
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.
First time eating out in three months!!!!!
Everything was great! So nice to finally be out during this crazy time!
Loved it!!! We dined outside and it was great. Our waitress was fabulous. Food was delicious and we were glad to be out.
Hope was our server and she was amazing! She was knowledgeable about the menu, friendly and on point.
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.
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.
The food was wonderful and fresh. Our waiter was very efficient and pleasant as well. Overall a great experience.
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.
Beautiful restaurant. Friendly server.
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The seating accommodations were poor at best. We had 5 people including a baby and we were put in a booth at the back of the restaurant that did not have enough room from table to seat. The baby was put in a sling at the end of the table that did not leave enough room for the servers to maneuver. The server would have to carry food to the other dinners and lift it over the babies head. This is a very expensive restaurant that has the server passing menus because she could not reach. We will not be back!
Thank you for the feedback. This restaurant was built in 1963 and almost the entire restaurant was designed that way. It’s just part of the unique atmosphere of an old locally owned Christiansburg relic. The booths are uncomfortable for some but many of our guest come just for the quaint private booths. We do offer a limited amount of table seating which may have worked better for you. If you would like to speak with someone further about your experience. Please call us at (540)251-7600
What a pleasant surprise to find the Farm House. First time there, our server Benjamin was a wealth of information and provided excellent service - he is also an excellent Creme Brulee dessert maker! The food was excellent, we will definitely be back.
Thank you for the 5 star review and the excellent review. We love hearing from our guests and appreciate all the wonderful feedback. We will let Benjamin know he made your first visit with us memorable and we look forward to you dining with us again very soon!
Great restaurant. We had a great time. Waite staff was excellent.
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Food was excellent. I can’t wait to go back again.
Thank you for the 5 star rating and excellent feedback. We sincerely appreciate your business and looking forward to your next visit!
The Farmhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 591 OpenTable diners.
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