The Farmhouse

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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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KP
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about this restaurant! I just happened upon it while looking for a place to eat brunch. We were staying in Floyd, but worth the drive. Great location, great food, and great service!

H
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Farmhouse has been around for many years and is a local favorite. The food is good quality but they sometimes overcook steaks so you may want to order a lower degree of doneness (medium rare instead of medium).

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We will be back!

The Farmhouse
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating. We sincerely appreciate your business.

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CM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience of my life. Never again. Terrible in every way.

The Farmhouse
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thank you for taking your time to leave us a rating and review. We sincerely apologize for your dining experience and would like to address the issues you had. I would personally like to speak with you. Please call us at (540)251-7600 Director of Guests Relations Christina Albert KeiBri835@gmail.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

20 minutes for the rolls, husbands' salmon burned on the bottom, brought a second one, burned worse on the bottom. Inedible. Cole slaw tasted spoiled. Inedible. Loaded baked potatoes had about a tablespoon of cheese and about a tablespoon of bacon bits. Ordered my prime rib rare. Was medium. After cutting it up, half was fat. Drove 50 minutes for a very poor experience.

The Farmhouse
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating and review. We are striving to give our guests exceptional service, great food, and an overall wonderful experience but it sounds like we fell short in all those areas. I would personally like to speak with you to further understand and address the issues you had. Please call me at (540)251-7600 Christina Albert Director of Guests Relations (540)251-7600

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner with a spouse, very ill from medical treatments and an elderly parent that is nearly deaf, and won’t admit it. A private chat with server, Allison, and everything not only went smoothly, but far exceeded it. No one else knew that Allison our server knew, because she was extremely caring, helpful, as well working hard to give our table everything, and some extra while taking care of other patrons. Even when the unexpected/expected happened; my spouse fell ill as a result of medical issue, and again I quietly let our server Allison know, and that I needed to leave ASAP - our food was boxed, check settled and on our way. Take note, although young, this young lady has the get go, the know how, the can do/will do all while providing great service, and compassion.

I loved this place 35 years ago, still do.

The Farmhouse
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 4 star rating and review. It’s wonderful to hear that Allison gave you the exceptional service and we will be sure to let her know how fondly you spoke of her in your review. We sincerely appreciate your business as well as all the feedback. We hope that your spouse is doing well with the medical treatments and that you dine with us again soon.

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BD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale restaurant with superb food and service. Best prime rib anywhere. Sometimes it’s worth spending a little coin for a special occasion. The only question that we had afterwords was - what will we have next time?

The Farmhouse
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star rating and superb review. We sincerely appreciate your business and feedback. We can’t wait to have you dine with us again. If your having trouble with what to try on your next visit just ask us. Our servers are always willing and able to explain our menu and the specials of the day.

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C
Louisville
67 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed! Had been recommended for this area as a great place to eat, Maybe my expectations were too high. Not a big chain restaurant fan and try to support local business but this is a very average restaurant with average service. I am writing based on my experience so others may have a great experience and be happy with food. I think it is over priced for quality and lacked any I want to be a great restaurant uniqueness for food or service. Very nice just not great food or service! I would recommend Outback or similar over this restaurant.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to give us a rating and feedback. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with the food and service. I would personally like to speak with you further about your dining experience. Please contact me or a manager at (540)251-7600 Christina Albert Director of Guest Relations (540)251-760

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NA
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

We have tried the prime rib several times and it’s always been mediocre at best. Figured we’d try one more time - it was awful and so tough I couldn’t even chew it. Took home for my dogs. Ordered rare and it was raw - sent back and was brought back well done. Never again. Others in our group reported their meals were “okay”. Ambiance is great but it will be a very long time before we venture back

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating and feedback. We are striving to give our guest great food, excellent service, and an overall wonderful experience. I’m sorry to hear you were unhappy with your prime rib. Please contact us at (540)251-7600 so we can further understand and address the issues you had.

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Our waiter William was spot on with everything, made our night of celebrating our daughter's graduation extra nice.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating and the nice review. We are happy to hear you had excellent service from William and we will be sure to let him know. We sincerely appreciate your business and feedback.

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A
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting for a special occasion or any occasion! Cozy with a home like feel. Our server was great too!

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star rating and the feedback. We’re always happy to hear our guests enjoyed our unique cozy atmosphere and had great service while dining with us. We sincerely appreciate your business and feedback.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were a bit perplexed by the "stalls" that we sat in. It is quaint in effect, but if anyone is not of a small size (like the majority of my friends) I am not even sure they could fit in the table set up.
The food was delicious, service impeccable. So nice for a change!!!

Sadly I need to share that both my sister and I were up sick all night from dinner. We suspect that either the bread pudding custard had not cooked through or some of the bacon was raw on the wrapped scallops.

The Farmhouse
Responded on January 3, 2020

Thank you for the 4 star review and the feedback. It sounds like you were a little perplexed by our unique little booths and we completely understand its not for all our guests. We do have a couple open tables options in our Lobby that you can request on your next visit. It sounds like overall you enjoyed the food but had some issues with food and seating. We would love for you to contact us at (540)251-7600, so we could better understand your experience and further address your concerns.

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reserved a party of 9 for the day of my son's college graduation, the food was excellent and served in a timely manner despite how busy the establishment was.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating and review. Congratulations to your son on his recent graduation and we’re happy your food and service was excellent on such a special day. We sincerely appreciate your business and feedback.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and David was awesome. We know the restaurant was extremely busy but he took great care of us and made sure we were taken care of at all times. Food was excellent!

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating and review. We appreciate your feedback and will be sure to let David know that you were extremely happy with him as a server. We appreciate your business and hope you dine with us again soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love to eat here when we come to Blacksburg to visit our son at Virginia Tech. The experience is so unique and the food is great!

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 21, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star rating and wonderful feedback! We sincerely appreciate your business and we are looking forward to having you dine with us on your next visit.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was amazing and was very informative. We all enjoyed our meal and the appetizers.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star rating and the nice review. We sincerely appreciate your business and feedback. Happy Holiday’s!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good service and food. Very friendly staff.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating and review. We love hearing about our guests experience when dining with us and hope to see you again soon. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and business.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here often. Have always had good meals and good service. We enjoy the quiet environment. First time trying the brunch. Great chicken and waffles. Spot on Smoky Mary (Bloody Mary made with In this case Rye).

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating and the wonderful review. We sincerely appreciate your business and feed back. Look forward to serving you again soon!!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak restaurant with a great selection of wines.
The layout of the restaurant makes it feel really small while your enjoying your meal, as you can only see 2-3 tables (which makes it very quiet as well).
It does feel like a bit of a maze to get to the table though

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating and excellent steak review. We appreciate you dining with us and we love to hear feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

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NG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, the dining experience was great. My husband's steak was excellent. My steak was well done instead of medium well as ordered, but they provided a complimentary dessert. Will definitely return.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4 star rating and review. We appreciate your business and feedback.

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife ordered the surf an turf, the rib eye med. Well. I ordered the ny strip, medium well. My wife's came out almost blood raw except on the outside. My my strip was right just a little pink on the inside but outside was burned and actually tasted the burned ashes on the steak. I didnt say anything there but for 70 worth of steak it should be cooked appropriately.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating and review. It is disappointing to hear you had that experience with us. Please give us a call at (540)251-7600. We would like to discuss your experience further. You can ask to speak with the manager on duty or myself the director of guests relations. Sincerely, Christina Albert

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seems to have gone downhill from last year. I do wonder if management or the ownership has changed. Everything was just about ok but not worth the $150 for three dinners. I would be wary of returning.

The Farmhouse
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a rating and review. We are striving to give our guests excellent service, great food, and an overall wonderful experience. I sincerely apologize that we fell short and we truly appreciate your feedback . Please give us a call at (540) 251-7600 so we can further address your experience with us.

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k
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Thanksgiving 2019. We had the last seating at 6 PM. The ambience was lovely but the buffet was underwhelming. Serving dishes had not been refreshed in some time although there was an attendant standing right in the room. Serving spoons for sticky items such as mac & cheese and mashed potatoes were so layered with the food that you could not even scoop a serving. Others were nearly empty. For instance, the roasted vegetables dish had just a few Brussel sprouts. The attendant in the room was doing absolutely nothing. The desserts were dried out from having sat so long. We did see some hot items being refreshed when we returned to the dessert table. Too little too late. I used the ladies restroom on the way out. The stall was dirty with debris on the floor and on the back of the toilet. It was a beautiful restaurant and everything that was wrong could’ve been easily rectified. The 6 o’clock reservations should have the same experience as the 2 o’clock reservations. We paid the same but did not receive the same service. Disappointing.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and Service was fantastic. Only complaints were gravy was a little thinner than I like and pie slices were small, but since it was a buffet we easily could go back for seconds.

LF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Thanksgiving Buffet meal was delicious but quite pricey.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always The Farmhouse exceeded our expectations. The Thanksgiving Buffet was amazing and delicious. The service was on point even with how busy they were.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere. Secluded booths
Very good food but portions were small. For example grilled asparagus side was only 3 stalks.

PR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Decent food and terrific service. Price of what I received was too expensive. It’s best to order Prime Rib. My friend said the prime rib was delicious.

m
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Excellent and delicious food. Our only problem was that, when we came in, they wanted to seat us in a stall, as opposed to an open table. Since we had a handicapped and an overweight person, that would was problematic. However, everybody was courteous and seated us at a regular table when we requested it..

AL
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service. I was waiting for somebody to finish in the restroom on the way out and was asked by multiple staff members if they could get me anything. The food was delicious and generous portions.

LP
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were stuck in traffic from an accident which made us a few minutes late for our reservation. They were very understanding and held our table. The waiter informed us in advance that our food might take awhile because the restaurant was so busy. We appreciated being informed. The food was delicious and our waiter was excellent.

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Best steak I’ve had in a long time (Steak Diane). Good service. Not rushed. Good sides.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I daughter goes to Radford University and we were looking for somewhere different to eat brunch. This was such a nice surprise! The restaurant, food, and staff were all wonderful. We will definitely be back!

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star rating and for the wonderful review. We appreciate your business and look forward to having you dine with us again soon.

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B
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have been coming to the Farmhouse for 40 years! They have always been known for their Prime Rib and onion rings. We ordered the onion rings and they were excellent. We also ordered the Prime Rib and waitress came back and said they did not have any. Not quite sure why that happened if you are famous for your Prime Rib and it was not an especially super busy evening. The management might want to check on what happened.
The young lady waiting on us was excellent. She apologized repeatedly and, of course, we said it certainly was not her fault.
The Farmhouse is loved by everyone in our little town. Do hope that the owners and management can pay more attention to what is happening there.

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us a rating and review. I’m hearing from your review that your overall experience was good but you have concerns about the prime rib being unavailable on your recent visit. We sincerely apologize and wanted to let you know we are addressing your concerns. If you would like to give me a call at (540)251-7600 I would love to further address this with you. Director of guest relations Christina Albert

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and the service was great. The steak was perfectly seasoned and the lobster delicious. I can’t wait to go again.

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 star rating and the nice review. We are excited to hear your steak and Lobster were both perfectly seasoned and delicious. We will forward this feed back to the Chef and kitchen staff. The Farmhouse management and staff are all striving to give our guests exceptional service, great food and an overall wonderful experience. We look forward to having you back!

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c
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Farmhouse is the only place in town that I will take my family and friends. I have been doing it since 1969 except for the two years it was closed. The food quality, service, and atmosphere are great. My waitress last night was perfect in her service, her timing, and her personality. Charlie

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating. We sincerely appreciate your business.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The Farmhouse has a great atmosphere with cozy quiet booths for small groups, facilitating conversations without straining to hear. Unfortunately, the food is not very good. The temperature of the pasta and mashed potatoes was uneven as if they had been carelessly microwaved. The chicken Parmesan was soggy. The onion soup was burnt around the edges. The steak was chewy. We opted to go elsewhere for dessert.

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 19, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a rating and review. We are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere but sorry to hear you were not happy with the quality and temperature of your food. Please feel free to contact us at (540) 251-7600 so we can address your feedback further. Thank you.

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JD
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FARMHOUSE WAS AN UNEXPECTED FIND! THE PRIVATE TABLES, EXCELLENT FOOD, FINE SERVICE.........ALL AT REASONABLE PRICES. ALL THAT COUPLED WITH A FINE WINE LIST. ANYTIME WE PASS BY THIS REGION, WE WILL BE STOPPING IN!

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you and we are certainly glad you found us. We appreciate the 5 star review and the wonderful feedback. Looking forward to having you dine with us again when you’re passing through in the future. We love our private booths and unique atmosphere as well and absolutely love hearing you enjoyed the atmosphere , food , wine and service.

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P
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food when we go to Blacksburg. Enjoy the bar area for dining and drinks

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star rating and nice review. We love to hear our guests enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to serving you at the bar next time your in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our food took an extremely long time, over 30 minutes after we ordered, to arrive. We had reservations for 9:00 and didn’t leave until after 10:45. My daughter’s steak was very overcooked, but by that time we couldn’t wait any longer. For the money we paid it was definitely not worth it. We often go to Farmhouse when we visit Blacksburg but it’s time to find other restaurants. Very overrated.

The Farmhouse
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you for the feedback and we sincerly apologize for your experience. We would love to hear from you so we can address the matter further. Please contact us at (540)251-7600.

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