What a nice restaurant! The service was technically perfect but also warm and friendly. Our meals were outstanding. The food was healthy, well presented, delicious and well proportioned. We’ll be back.
It's an interesting restaurant. The food is definitely not for those with a picky palette. And I'm not sure it is good for a business dinner...which is what I was hosting. The menu is creative and somewhat obscure. I had guests who were leery of trying some of the "out of the ordinary" cuisine and there weren't many options for those skeptical of eating most of what is offered. Our server lacked enthusiasm and did little to sell the experience. This surprised me a bit because unique experiences deserve more passion. Overall, I'd recommend the Bachelor Farmer but I'd also caution that expectations should be tempered. It's unique food with a nice setting.
The Batchelor Farmer doesn’t live up to all the hype. We had reservations for late evening and were sat at a table pushed up against the wall and right next to the kitchen. One side of the table had to squeeze past a support beem to get to their seat and the other side sat at the door of the kitchen. The ambiance of a busy kitchen constantly clammed with a verboseness that interferes with dinner conversations. The popovers we good but over cooked the entrees were above average in quality but not over the top in flavor or quality the would warrant the premium prices. The staff was courteous and very attentive.
Celebrated my parents moving into a new home and our two year anniversary!
Wow. This food was outstanding. The menu varies as this is farm to table food, so I won’t get into details regarding what we ordered, but I will say that it was perfectly prepared. We went for a date night without our kids and the ambience was ideal. We both ordered a cocktail and they were creatively done and very tasty. We ordered a toast dish to share as an appetizer, each had an entree, and my husband ordered a side. Our bill totally roughly $150 before tip.
Great for an anniversary. The food & service were remarkable.
Delicious and so unexpected!! Great accommodation for vegan dinner.
Bachelor farmer was the perfect location to celebrate my partners birthday! I'm celiac, and she's vegetarian, and the chef was able to craft a meal for us that we're still thinking about days later, simply incredible. Servers are hip, food is worldclass, atmosphere is perfectly minnesotan.
My husband and I went to The Bachelor Farmer for our first fancy dinner out after moving to the Twin Cities. It was a wonderful experience - everything we ordered was even more delicious than anticipated (including the cocktails!), the service was wonderful, and overall it was just a very fun evening. We are already planning to go back for the next special occasion!
Very nice ambience, the specialty drinks were very good, the server did do a few recommendations which might have led to not reviewing the menu and full. My meal was great however did not live up to the hype that the foodies give the place.
Server was nice but recommended a wine that was not at all what we asked for, wanted chewy bold cab style and got a tart Pinot style wine., The pork tasted more like pot roast, the duck was over cooked and too salty the carrots were not evenly cooked. The cookies they give you upon leaving were great!
Food was highly disappointing. We had the pate platter to start, which was much nicer than our main dishes. We found the prices way too high for the quality. I had the duck for my main, which was rubbery, and the duck comfit was so over fried there was no meat left. I know what duck comfit is supposed to take like and this was not close.
Great service and food. Their menu is somewhat limited, so if you are a picky eater, this may not be the place for you.
I liked it -- it was unique. Interesting that bar didn't have mix to make a bloody mary....oh well.
Portions were very tiny, prices were very high. It was all very tasty, but I was still hungry when we were done.
Food and service were both really good. Especially enjoyed the cabbage salad recommended by our server. Thought prices seemed a bit high though.
Food was not great. Service was slow. Pricing was high.
We have visited about 50 MN eateries in the past few years, trying their special quizines all were 4.5 out of 5 until the Bacholers Daughter which is a 3 at best. Very good wine selection. Also good desserts saved this restaurant from being a complete disappointment.
The Bachelor Farmer is consistently realized throughout, fitting with its name. Portion size falls between modest and meager across the board, the only place it falls out of line with its namesake theme. Service was attentive and professional. The 3 oz. (see above) Devon beef was a disappointment, flavorful but not the best cut of New York strip. I enjoyed the interplay of flavors in both the salanova salad and the lemon chiffon cake. All in all, it was a competent effort but not one that left us wanting for an encore visit.
Had great service from the entrance. Took my bestie for his 35th bday. Ordered the grilled devon beef and the pork meatballs & braised pork leg, both were delicious. Server had great drink recommendations as well. At the end she brought out sorbet and ginger cookies for the bday boy! Great dinner option definitely coming back.
Great food and service! You can't go wrong!
The food and cocktails were outstanding. Looking forward to going back and trying different dishes!
Fantastic food, excellent service, great location!!
Awesome service. Food good. Not as good as expected. The cabbage salad was amazing. Entrees includes pan roasted walleye over black beans and meatballs with pork shoulder. These could best be described as good, not great. Lively ambiance and friendly atmosphere. We’ll be back. The wine list was limited and pretty over priced.
I planned an entire trip to Minneapolis with my best friend from New York because I wanted to go to dinner with her at Bachelor Farmer after eating here a month ago. So it was BFFs at BF... And it was worth the trip! The food is INTERESTING, and I don't mean that as faint praise. Sprouted northern grain salad is transformed into a rich, deep, multi-textured indulgence. Steak tartare on toast reminds you of why this dish is classic, and how perfect it can be when the ingredients are top notch and the balance of flavors (yay for anchovies!) is spot on. we were joined a little late by two other friends, and the service was just wonderful, accommodating our weird timing and uncoordinated ordering without any fuss at all. The waiter made recommendations for wine pairings, and again they were INTERESTING in a great way - flavors I would not have chosen for myself that were just surprising enough to work without taking away from the food itself. We had an amazing time, hats off to the chef and staff, and I hope to return many times!
The food was some of the best we've had in the Twin Cities. Our friend who is originally from Germany said she had the best Beef Tartare she has ever had in America! We appreciated not having music - the noise of people visiting is enough or maybe even too much... Was a lovely evening.
Phenomenal. Extraordinary. Perfect for a special occasion.
A holiday tradition, for my family and I, to dine at The Bachelor Farmer. Our server, Laura, was attentive and knowledgeable. She offered suggestions on wine, and helped make our dinner simply amazing.
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.
This was our first time at the bachelor farmer, and it did not disappoint. The sweet potatoes and pork shoulder were fantastic, as were the drinks we had. Outstanding food and service!
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!
My entree was the special, beef and home made sausage. The beef was very tough and the sausage was mediocre. Our waitress was good when at the table but seemed to be missing for long stretches.
Once again, loved it!! Third time in 7 months. Way to go Dayton bros!!! Everything was 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.