Phenomenal. Extraordinary. Perfect for a special occasion.
My husband and I were visiting from Seattle. We have a lovely meal earlier in the week in the same area. We came with high expectations and were very disappointed. Our waitress seemed bored? Tired? Disinterested? She barely spoke a word all evening, never asked if we liked anything, never made any suggestions or explained any of the dishes. I’m not sure she even served any of the dishes. The food was ok. My trout was bland, the skin was barely crisped and black beans were overpowering. The chocolate cake was under whelming. I would not bother going again.
While everything was delicious, my date and I could not get over how delicious our "toast" dish was. We ordered several sides, the lake trout and the duck- those were all tasty but nothing we hadn't had at previous top-notch restaurants. The toast however...was inspired. I'm currently trying to recreate the fennel-pumpkin seed topping to complement my new bucket-list cheese store find, whipped cow's milk cheese. I'm sure we will be back, but may just stick to cocktails (delicious!) and a couple different toast spreads :)
Great atmosphere in a rustic building. Food selections were great!
We met some good friends from Duluth who were staying at the Hewitt Hotel for dinner. Despite reserving 15 days in advance we could not get in until 8:45 PM - this speaks to the popularity of the the restaurant. Items ordered included: APPETIZER: Shaved sweetheart cabbage, pain de mie croutons, toasted almonds, chopped egg, Parmesan vinaigrette; TOAST: Shaved pastrami, kohlrabi, toasted hazelnuts, Juliette apples, dried cherries, apple mustard; MAINS 1) Roasted walleye, braised black turtle beans, sautéed greens, bcona, parsnips, lemon aioli; 2) Duck breast, broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash, toasted almonds, sage; 3) Roasted and braised pork, mashed root vegetables, marinated kale, fermented cabbage, chives; 4) Grilled Devon beef, Hakurei turnips, roasted beets, red onion, old water, gremolata; SIDES: 1) Roasted Brussels sprouts, Camembert Mornay, parsnip chips; 2) Pork fat-fried sweet potatoes, maple butter; 3) Warm popover, honey butter. This splendid meal was enhanced with two bottles of NEBBIOLO Ca’ del Baio Asili Barbaresco, Piemonte, Italy 2014. The ninety minutes of outstanding food, fine service, and amazing conversation made for a remarkable evening. We will be returning - highly recommended!
Bachelor Farmer provides an excellent culinary experience. The wine range is also very expansive and appropriate.
Our first dining experience at Bachelor Farmer. Our server was exceptional, the food very good and the atmosphere pleasant. Will be back!
Duck was over cooked and deep fried
Meat was ok but fatty
Mediocre experience at best. Last meal in past was awesome - spotty experience.
Date-night excursion with my girlfriend. Appetizer of rainbow trout was melt-in-the-mouth. My meal was good, her meal was extremely good. Dessert was a good, but routine chocolate cake.
It’s impossible to deny there’s talent in the kitchen. My issue with The Bachelor Farmer is their competition. There are simply too many restaurants (North Loop and elsewhere) offering food as good or better at a lower price point, with great ambience (of all sorts). The exclusivity only gets you so far. I’m glad we tried it, but I doubt we’ll be back: other options are more compelling for the money.
A business associate and I dined at The Bachelor Farmer on 2/15/18 at the suggestion of a friend. We were extremely pleased with & impressed by our experience. The drinks, wine list, and most of all the food was terrific! Great personal, friendly service and welcoming, comfortable environment. Highly recommended!
The food was good. Portions were fairly small. Seating was very tight. The tables on either side of us weren't event a foot away. My girlfriend who's very skinny had to turn sideways to get to her seat. I'm glad we tried it but we don't plan on going back
Have been to Bachelor Farmer a couple times and this was one of the best. We chose to do the Valentine's Day date special which was three types of meat – tenderloin, sausage and new york strip along with an amazing cabbage, radish salad topped with an herb vinaigrette dressing and hard boiled egg sprinkles to start. We also had to try the pastrami toast which was phenomenal as well.
LOVED this meal.
Excellent food and service as always. The duck breast was extraordinarily and the pork shoulder was amazingly tender; both had wonderful flavor.
This was my third time dining at TBF and by far the worst experience I’ve had. 5 minutes after being sat a woman greeted us by asking if we were ready to order. No introduction or explanation of the menu. Didn’t ever tell us her name. We ordered the sweet potatoes and received the Brussels sprouts. My beef Devon was cold. For $160 you’d expect more. I won’t be back.
Our server Mike, was AMAZING!! He helped us out throughout the menu with our Vegan diet. Everything he suggested and recommended we order and it was all amazing!! The kitchen did a great job making things specifically for us and we couldn’t of been happier.
Had our first and hopefully not last meal at the Bachelor Farmer. Highly recommend a Monday evening meal if you like pork chops. The service was outstanding, the meal was lovely and inventive without being pretentious or skimping on portions. Really appreciate the wine splits options!
our service was perfect. The pork chop my husband ordered was the best pork chop either of us has ever had.
Went to Bachelor Farmer for an early Valentine's Day dinner with my wife. It was my first time and I truly enjoyed it! Although it's on the spendy side the food and service was more than worth it. It's a very cool space in an old warehouse building, and I also recommend visiting the Marvel Bar downstairs...the Singapore Sling was delicious!
We have wanted to eat at Bachelor Farmer for a long time. We were delighted with the ambiance, the service and the food. Just one recommendation: food was a little bit too salty, which seems to be the trend. Being older, we are watching our salt-intake.
Foie gras appetizer was excellent. Beef tartare toast was excellent. Grilled devon beef entree was overcooked and rather bland. Roasted meatballs were dry, and braised pork leg pieces were half delicious and half dry that needed water to get down. Salted beets side was excellent.
Wonderful food and service. Couldn't be better.
Skip the toasts. Don’t listen to other reviews. Nothing special. On the other hand the duck was great as was the foie gras salad appetizer. The trout was just ok. Marvel bar below has great drinks. Fun night out.
We only had two dinners in Minneapolis and we're so happy we chose The Bachelor a Farmer. Everything was outstanding!
I have eaten here many times and have been wowed each time. At this dinner we learned they are in transition, looking for a new executive chief. They need one, the meal was very average. I will go back when a new chief takes over.
Enjoyed out dinner. Maybe a little too many greens for my taste - seems like every entrée was accompanied by collard greens of some sort. Just not my thing. Highly recommend the chop night (just hope they make it with tart apples instead of salty greens)
Absolutely phenomenal food and service! Creative cuisine! Every dish was delicious and unique. Monday night Chop night is the best pork chop ever, anywhere!
Overall an OK meal but not amazing as I have come to expect. There were two pork entrees and no chicken or beef.
Lovely extra birthday treats. Nice wine list. Yummy food!
Simple, yet intriguing food combinations, meticulously prepared and presented. Helpful, attentive service. Highly recommended.