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The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis, MN

The Bachelor Farmer

4.8
4.8
2975 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Tucked in the Twin Cities’ vibrant North Loop district stands one of the most lauded restaurants in the state. The Bachelor Farmer is a tribute to its Northern region's wild lands and deep agriculture roots, with a focus on sustainability to boot. Think whole-animal butchery, veggies picked fresh from the rooftop garden, and foraged delicacies like pine cones softened with honey over the long winter.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (612) 206-3920

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Gans

  • Private party facilities

    Through a series of four distinct rooms on our building’s second floor, we are able to provide the experience of The Bachelor Farmer in a more intimate setting. We host private dinners, meetings, and receptions for groups of all sizes.

  • Private party contact

    Dana Sobania: (612) 206-3932

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Cross street

    North First Street & North 2nd Avenue

  • Parking details

    Car: The Bachelor Farmer offers valet parking seven days a week in front of the restaurant’s entrance on North 2nd Avenue. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood. For electric car owners, charging is available in the Central Library parking lot free of charge after a parking ramp fee.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,975 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing good service and excellent food. Highly recommend it
  2. EH

    EHlovefood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love their walleye! Wish they had it all year long. Get in there while you can and enjoy it! I normally don't like fish, but this is just delicious!
  3. BH

    BethH

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants of all time. Promise to open again when all of the Covid 19 craziness passes.
  4. JG

    JenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, Cool atmosphere, easy parking, INCREDIBLE food!!
  5. CH

    CindyH

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As “first timers”, we loved the selection of food and beverage. The four of us enjoyed the nuanced flavors (the Tuxedo and Brooklyn for drinks, the fennel/walleye combination etc.) Our waiter was informative and interesting- offering suggestions but not intrusive. The setting was great - right down to the exposed beams.Wonderful dining experience!
  6. MJ

    MikeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and amazing food! I'll definitely be visiting The Bachelor Farmer again in the future.
  7. b

    bubba3

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first visit to BF and we enjoyed it. We saw the review in Mpls St Paul restaurant and when we realized the team was built from chefs from Heartland and Lucia's (both places we tried and liked), we knew we had to try it. We were thoroughly amazed with our first experience with sunroot soup and the rest of the meal (including the warm Popover with honey was delicious. Who would of thought that toast would be so delicious when made with whipped wattle red pork fat? Very willing to come back again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely from start to finish. Excellent service. Delicious food. Delightful ambience. A very special place.
  9. SG

    SGMD

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is not a 4-star restaurant. It is perhaps 2+ stars. But it is a most relaxing neighborhood place that even we who don't live in the area visit from time to time. The service is just wonderful. And the food is close, so close but has never, ever been more than very good. On our dinner the other night the sunchoke soup was superb and the venison sausage with polenta was outstanding. The lovely chicken was fatally marred by brining which rendered it too salty. A good kitchen should never brine, in my opinion. It takes more skill to keep chicken moist without brine, but it tastes much better. The Caesar tasted of lemons, not Caesar dressing, and the butterscotch pudding was bitter with little butterscotch flavor. This dinner hit exactly the same quality level as our others have over the years, regardless of the chef. We wish it were better and we'd come a lot more often.
  10. L

    Lydan

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, but the service was what really knocked my socks off!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Simply amazing. Super simple yet complex and interesting flavors. Will be going again in a heartbeat.
  12. J

    Jeffrey

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always superb. Their food is artfully crafted and delicious and the staff is knowledgeable. This is a must-go establishment.
  13. CL

    CarlyL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on October 21, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    One of our all-time favorite places in town! Cannot go wrong.
  14. b

    bj674

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on September 20, 2019

    overall2foodserviceambience
    Food was ok. Frankly, was pretty disappointed at the experience after hearing so much good about this place.
  15. CS

    CptStubbing

    Minneapolis

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Reviewed on July 1, 2019

    overall3foodserviceambience
    The food is ok, the location is great. It seemed a little pretentious, including the service.
  16. N

    Noshabouttown

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on June 13, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Must have been an off nite (short-staffed). Dined here before and service was better (waited a long time between being seated and having a server come by) Also, our server not so familiar with the wine menu. Asparagus ramp soup was amazing. Mon nights are chop nights. An oversized brined bone-in pork chop, was the best we'd ever had! Lamb short rib appetizer in a balsamic glaze was perfect.
  17. TD

    TheDazzler

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Reviewed on June 12, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    One of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities. Perfect for impressing clients or colleagues.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our server was not very engaged. The server who brought our food was very matter of fact and never smiled. We never warmed up to anyone or anything. Food was okay but not wonderful. Photos are discouraged in the restaurant so no photos to share.
  19. C

    vCard

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Must visit Marvel bar downstairs.
  20. B

    Brady

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Pork meatballs so salty as to be inedible. Wonderful server, but I’m not going back.
  21. N

    Nephron010

    Manitoba

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant- attentive server. Great recommendations and knowledgeable wait staff. Delicious food. Try the cocktails- well put together. Would return if lived locally.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute perfection. I drove 2 hours to get there and it was well worth it.
  23. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at The Bachelor Farmer. We went for our 25th wedding anniversary. From start to finish, we were impressed with it ALL! It’s been almost 3 weeks and I’m still dreaming of our meal! My husbands pork chop was THE BEST we’ve ever had! Our server was personable, helpful, present, but not more than we needed him to be. Drinks, food, dessert—all top notch! It was a little noisy, but it was just diners’ glee, not music. We will for sure go back on for another big event :)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister-in-law was in town from Boston last week. She had heard good things about The Bachelor Farmer and wanted to try it. She heard about it, as it was nationally recognized and she had never eaten at a James Beard Winning Restaurant before. So, that was my first pick for her! Thankfully, I could get a reservation on Open Table on a Sunday night. We had an excellent dinner and desserts! Our server was very good! A great experience and to thank us, my sister-in-law paid for our dinner that night! Wow! a WIN-WIN!
  25. B

    Birthdaydinner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was excellent as always! Our server was not helpful at all about the wine list and for that reason I did not give the service top rating.
  26. KE

    KELLS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We had high hopes but were not impressed. Super strong emphasis on buying wine off their bottle list which made it seem like the waitress would get a commission. We had drinks downstairs at Marvel which was really good ( & expensive) but a bit hard to decipher on the menu what the drink ingredients were. The dinner menu seemed a bit light on options and our waitress did not offer up much by way of explanation or recommendations. Pretty much all of our menu choices ended being just okay---but not fantastic. A bit of a let down and we probably will not be back based on our first experience...
  27. MG

    MaryG

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very upscale farm-to-table dining experience. Food was delicious and our server very knowledgeable about all aspects of The Bachelor Farmer. Did not expect this level of dining in Minneapolis. Bravo!
  28. WB

    WhiteBearWald

    Minneapolis

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holy cow! Our night was spectacular! The food was interesting, fresh and delicious. Our server was absolutely FANTASTIC! He explained everything perfectly and made great & honest recommendations. We asked him to surprise us with the wine and his selections were incredible! We'll be back for sure!
  29. k

    kittelpooh

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. They have a way with vegetables. Marinated turnips surprisingly delicious. Charred kale so smoky, so good. Beets were great as well. Then we also ordered lamb shank, tender, rich not overly lamb-ish. Only complaint was our first bottle of Rose was not thoroughly chilled.
  30. DT

    DianaT

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Each item that we had was flavorful, fresh, and a culinary delight. The main course was flavorful, melt off the bone lamb. Definitely would recommend it!
  31. DY

    DonnaY

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 50th and chose this spot. Wonderful. The setting is delightful and the food was very creative. Loved it. Would invite the chef to offer a few more vegetarian choices.
  32. CJ

    ChuckJ

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serving staff and management outstanding. They make every dinner a special occasion. Special acknowledgement to Amy and Chloe (all the time) and Tasha during our last visit.
  33. AY

    AlyssaY

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I love so many restaurants in this area (Spoon and Stable, Butcher and the Boar, Bar la grasa, Smack Shack, Four bells). Cute place, good cocktails and our service was great but all four of our entrees were pretty bland. We can check it off the list but I won’t be back.
  34. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liked it. Nice place. Creative food. Great waitress.
  35. MR

    MattR

    Minneapolis

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    This place doesn’t live up to the hype, but is still a fine night out and a good pre-game before heading down to Marvel Bar. I thought the food was just good, not great, although the group I was with all really enjoyed the charcuterie board a lot. There are some many great options around here, I don’t think I’d be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a phenomenal meal, service was incredible and overall experience was +5 stars. We'd go back next time we visit Minneapolis. Specifically the sauces were so unique. The chicken was the best I've ever had. WOW it was great!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle provided excellent service and the food was top notch. Highly recommend the turnip appetizer - surprising and unique!
  38. m

    margaretz

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being from Boston, it was a thrill to see Northern Pike as the fish of the day. It is a delicate fish, often disparaged as boney, that was simply and beautifully prepared. A great treat. We shared a tomato board served with homemade fresh cheese, similar to homemade ricotta and a dense, whole wheat sourdough bread. (This was such a generous plate, it could stand in as a lunch.) Marinated turnips sat on a pool of basil parmesan cream and surrounded with baby greens - altogether heavenly. Alas, if only it weren't so far from Boston, I'd eat there often.
  39. S

    Sheba

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Everything was fine. Toast was great. Service slow. Over priced. OK.
  40. RS

    RichardS

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent not matter how odd some of the dishes sound!!

FAQs

The Bachelor Farmer is rated 4.8 stars by 2975 OpenTable diners.

The Bachelor Farmer does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North First Street & North 2nd Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / North Loop

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Car: The Bachelor Farmer offers valet parking seven days a week in front of the restaurant’s entrance on North 2nd Avenue. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood. For electric car owners, charging is available in the Central Library parking lot free of charge after a parking ramp fee.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Gans

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (612) 206-3920

  • Private party facilities

    Through a series of four distinct rooms on our building’s second floor, we are able to provide the experience of The Bachelor Farmer in a more intimate setting. We host private dinners, meetings, and receptions for groups of all sizes.

  • Private party contact

    Dana Sobania: (612) 206-3932

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