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About The Bachelor Farmer
The Bachelor Farmer is a restaurant in America’s North featuring the freshest locally-sourced ingredients possible, all four seasons of the year. We celebrate our state’s cultural heritage and draw inspiration from the surrounding region. We use organic products whenever possible and also grow our own herbs and vegetables on our rooftop farm, the first of its kind in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
North First Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A large public lot is available directly behind our restaurant, with access via North 2nd Avenue. Another public lot is located on North 1st Street between North 1st and North 2nd Avenues. Street parking is also available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
The Bachelor Farmer Ratings and Reviews
So far this is our favorite restaurant in the Twin Cities.
For an appetizer we had the foie gras which was the best tasting thing I've consumed. We followed that with a beef tartare toast which we also loved. For an entree I had the beef & sausage and my wife had the pork, both were incredible.
Total price for two including wine & tip: $200
Have to say for anyone looking to try some win they have a great program! The Gamay 2016 was brought in a carafe and not only was our server Laura able to describe the wine she seemed more than overjoyed telling us about it!
Will definitely be visiting soon!
I noticed on the menu after being seated that in small print on the very bottom of the menu that they ask the guests to refrain from using cell phones. Because of the very close proximity to other guests, I watched as a young couple took selfies, then a picture of the food that was just delivered and then of course a picture of her eating the food. If I wasn't so close to the other guests table I probably wouldn't have noticed the incessant picture taking, selfies, and a play by play of her Facebook friends comments. As a chef, I thought the food was okay but nothing memorable. The best part of our meal were the cocktails, our charcuterie plate and the desserts.
Between snuggling up to rude strangers, the foods lack of luster and our server forgetting drinks, I don't plan on visiting there again.
First time visiting this restaurant; the food was very good, especially enjoyed the scallops entree.
We had the cheese toast as an appetizer which I would recommend; very good though a couple pieces of the toast were way to dark and partially burnt.
We liked the atmosphere and had very good service, would recommend
They made me feel inferior from my opening glass of wine to payment of the bill. Service was poor and for a upscale restaurant I would expect service with excellence. I was in restaurant for two hours and not once did a manager or lead person check on my experience. Not once did the server ask if I enjoyed the food.
I attended with my husband and in-laws for a New Years Eve pre fixe. They accommodated my milk allergies and my husband’s multitude of allergies and intolerances, along with an in-laws texture preferences. They prepared a vegan panna cotta for me, instead of the usual lump of sorbet that restaurants normally give as the dairy-free substitute.
The good things first: the waitstaff was excellent in every way. They were kind, knowledgeable, and efficient for the entire meal. The ambience was also great. The food quality and presentation was good - fresh and cooked with care and passion.
The negatives: I made a reservation for myself and two friends for NYE dinner, on the morning of NYE. None of us had been to BF before so we checked out the website prior to reserving. We didn’t see anything, at the time we checked, about BF only serving their pre-fixed menu at the price of $95 per person. So our excitement about eating at such a buzzed-about restaurant quickly died when we sat down and learned of our only option. Since we already paid for parking and didn’t want to wander around on a frigidly cold NYE looking for takeout, we asked to split 2 five-course meals among the 3 of us, putting us at $190 total without tax, tip, or drinks (we did not order any drinks, but we were given complimentary champagne). The portion sizes were very small. The main course was very underwhelming - a few small slices of rather chewy, poorly seasoned duck. I had to scrub the whole plate clean so I could get as much sauce as possible into each chewy bite. We were really looking forward to trying BF’s popular main menu items and on our own budget. I personally would like to return since the food itself was fresh and flavorful (minus the chewy duck), but I know my friends were so disappointed by the small portion size and ridiculous pricing that they would need serious convincing.
Second time and both time superior food, great service and ambiance. Only advice if u want to go make reservations and make them early. Wanted to go a year ago for 40th anniversary and couldn't get reservation for date wanted even though was a month in advance. This year again made reservation a month ahead and only reservation available, on open table, was at 5:30' when they first open for dinner. Not complaining as they are popular. In fact restaurant was full we were having dinner and there were people waiting when we left. Our preferred place to celebrate anniversaries if we are in Minneapolis when they happen.
We are all from the industry down in Rochester .
I have to say, I thought Lauren (our server) was a class act . A+ . Knowledgeable . Fluid . Confident . I appreciated the little extras she threw our way too .
Expected the food to be good; been here before. No disappointment there .
Appreciate you all .
And special thanks for your support to my good buddies at Libation Project .
Love the wine .
The best thing I can say about this restaurant is their service, which was outstanding. I travel often for work and am no stranger to eating out. In the past 20 years, I can't remember a waitress more knowledgeable of the menu and wine list than the one we had. The atmosphere was really cozy, so high marks there as well. The food itself was well prepared, but a wee-bit pricey for the market, costing them point on the value front. The staff was very friendly.
Overall, I would dine here again where time with wife and/or friends demands an atmosphere that is comfortable and allows for good conversation.
Check the menu online ahead of time, however. The menu is unique, interesting and creative, but being locally sourced/seasonal, the offering can be a little limited in scope.
I have been to the Bachelor Farmer several times and the food and ambience are always top notch. I love the locally grown and locally harvested ingredients. There is always great creativity in the entrees, and I've never had a bad meal. Get a popover - they're delicious. Four of us were there and we had the Pike (new addition to the menu that they were excited about), the Roasted duck with broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, and toasted almonds; and the
Grilled Devon beef with turnips, roasted beets, red onion, old water and gremolata. We laughed about the "old water" ingredient. Our waiter explained it and of course I can't remember exactly what it is but I can tell you it was delicious. Everything was. Every bit of it. So were the brussel sprouts and pork fat fried sweet potatoes. How can anything pork fat fried be bad? We loved our food and will certainly be back. Great wine before and great coffee after. It is always a wonderful dining experience.
We loved the wine program where different wines by the glass become available throughout the night. That was fun to try new wines we normally would not. We loved the flavor of the ribeye but I must say, it was such a small cut of meat. While I understand the quality is there, we were not expecting it to be so small. I would have preferred not to have the large sausage on the side but just a larger ribeye. But the experience was fabulous and the servers were amazing and I'd love to come back. Also, the decor is top notch. Thanks!
Our friends from San Francisco were in town and we enjoyed an evening together beginning with dinner at The Bachelor Farmer followed by a concert at Orchestra Hall. The dinner was lovely. We enjoyed the
Charcuterie platter as an appetizer which was delicious. Across our table we enjoyed the pheasant, the pork meatballs and the beef tenderloin. It was all yummy. So were the cocktails and wine. What a perfect preparation for the concert to follow!!
This one’s been around for a few years now but I still haven’t got a chance to try it. What the heck took me so long? Unbelievably good! The service was absolutely impeccable which is very hard to see in today’s climate and the food was even better! The wine selection the drink menu and the dessert menu were all unique and fantastic. I love the way they run this place you must check it out. And when you’re done don’t forget to go downstairs to Mravel bar for a fun craft cocktail! They do have a parking lot that does fill up so make sure you leave a little extra time for parking and bring cash you have to fill out one of the old-fashioned envelopes with your license plate number and parking slot number :-)
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