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.

50 North Second Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Nordic, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
North First Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 206-3920

Website:
http://www.thebachelorfarmer.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Paul Berglund

Additional:
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

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (77)
Special Occasion (71)
Local Ingredients (67)
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Good for a Date (66)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Worth the Drive (36)
Cozy (35)
Healthy (35)
Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Notable Wine List (30)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Seasonal (27)
Authentic (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Organic (23)
Fun (22)
Hot Spot (21)
Good Vegetarian Options (21)
Casual (20)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
People Watching (6)
Vegan (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing. Best service we’ve ever Had. Everything was timed perfectly. The attention and time to enjoy was well balanced. The food was simply fantastic.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Aleksander

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food, service and selections. My husband and I loved the amuse bouche surprises and were pleasantly surprised by the entrees. This place is a gem!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New Year’s Eve event. Service was spectacular as was the food. Love the setup with the balloons and add ins on the entrees. Fois Gras in the duck was decedent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE was awesome here.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was amazing, made excellent drink recommendations and was so kind. Food as always was glorious, and ambiance warm and inviting. ❤️

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our experience was simply spectacular. The service, drinks, ambiance, and (especially) the food were second to none. We came from out of town and got a room just to be able to enjoy this meal. We were in no way disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Organic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was great! However my girlfriend became really sick from the chicken sausage served.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had dinner in the bar. Bartenders treat you like old friends! Very knowledgeable of the menu. Beautiful, delicious food.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Their food is always creative, inspired and delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed the speciality drinks and Scandinavian dishes

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

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 .

Bravo .

Appreciate you all .

And special thanks for your support to my good buddies at Libation Project .
Love the wine .

- J

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We shared all of our dishes so they gave us clean plates and serving utensils to do so. Very fun. Too noisy for my 90 year old grandma. The butterscotch pudding was the highlight.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

wonderful meal, wonderful time! :) check out the bar under the restaurant for pre-dinner cocktails

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Terrific service and food! Celebrated a birthday of a friend. While there is no complimentary birthday treat, the server did bring out a candle with our paid dessert.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was wonderful as was our server! She was very helpful with the wine selection and explained our meal choices.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Again...My wife and I went with her parents to dinner and it was wonderful. Parents in town from Ohio and were very excited to return. Nothing but good things to say.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

As always, the food and service were the best in the Twin Cities! Everything was spectacular!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a wonderful time and appreciated that we felt comfortable having our 6 year old along. He was so impressed by the charcuterie that he told our waiter 3 times that he made the best food ever.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food and service. Our reservation was running late but they were very accommodating. It just got to be late for dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Appetizers and entree were awesome. Cookie and Candy plate was overpriced. Photos are pheasant, beef, and fish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Really excellent top to bottom. Great service and amazing food. Had the cabbage salad, and WOW - who knew cabbage could be so amazing. I am going back again this week to have it one more time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Attentive service. Excellent food. A truly wonderful evening!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

We sat next to an obnoxiously large and noisy group, but usually it's a quieter and romantic setting.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been to TBA several times and love the appetizers and toasts especially. This time however, my friend and I both ordered the lake trout and it was a bit disappointing.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 :-)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Organic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Creative menu, great toasts. Menu is always changing and delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food at Bachelor Farmers is as creative and delicious as it has ever been. The service is good and it was a great place to be on a cold winters evening .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Awesome place. AAAAAA+++++++

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