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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (90)
Local Ingredients (80)
Special Occasion (74)
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Creative Cuisine (71)
Good for a Date (69)
Good for Anniversaries (62)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (44)
Romantic (43)
Notable Wine List (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Cozy (41)
Seasonal (39)
Healthy (39)
Hot Spot (37)
Authentic (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Pre/post Theatre (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (27)
Fun (26)
Organic (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Casual (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Business Meals (19)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Groups (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
People Watching (9)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Vegan (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Paul at the bar was very knowledgable about wine and pairing with food. Outstanding meal!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

New takes on classics + localvore

The best steak tartar I've had in many years--traditional presentation, but every single element was executed magnificently adding up to a supurb dish! The duck confit and NY strip steak with beef sausage were absolutely delicious, prepared with selected local meats. The accompanying side dishes were creative combinations, very tasty! The best of the best! We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Bachelor Farmer lived up to the hype! The cow’s-milk cheese toast was a great starter, and our entrees of fish & squash were both fantastic. The wine list provides tons of good options, and our server gave us a complimentary warm fudge cake since it was my wife’s 30th birthday. We will come back- be sure to enjoy cocktails at Marvel before or after dinner too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Sunday night great fixed menu. Food is fantastic. Love that if someone else orders bottle of wine they list what additional glasses are available from bottles.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was great

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic service. Wait staff was great. Super helpful and engaging. Food was great and interesting. Very Nordic, nothing too crazy but well done as advertised.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Spectacular food. Great service and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My ratings would have all been outstanding if there would be a reasonable parking lot nearby. The existing lot is very confusing . Not just me but at least four people were standing around the pay box, all confused by the directions. Please let the owner of the lot know that there needs to be some changes.
Thank you,
Roger B

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great experience, great food, great service

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Everything about this meal was wonderful. The pork meatballs were perfect. The squash eggplant mushroom ragu was a flavor sensation. Each bite complex and interesting. A popovers were a nice nostalgia trip.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Best way to describe this restaurant is High-End comfort food. Nice setting in a historic building. A unique menu by creative chefs. A few small tastings surprises mixed in. If you're the type that likes huge portions this isn't for you. For my husband and me, it was perfect size portions so we didn't feel overly stuffed.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have always been very happy eating here. The dishes are unique and delicious! Always something special.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Exceptional service. Food was good but not fabulous. Very pricey. My sister ordered the beef dish and received quite a small portion with a large sausage ( that was not listed on the menu). Pheasant was very good. Pork meatballs ok. Appetizers were not as expected.
Glad we tried it but probably try a different restaurant next time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We ordered the Devon beef and the walleye. Both were beyond our expectations and we'd easily order both again, especially the walleye because of the creamy black-bean sauce that accompanied the fish. For dessert, we ordered the warm chocolate cake and the macadamia nut cake. The chocolate cake, which was paired with toasted almond ice cream and an almond cookie, was one of the best desserts I have ever had. We had heard great reviews for a long time about Bachelor Farmer, and have several friends that have praised it highly, but we were thoroughly surprised with how good it really was. Our only complaint is that it was a bit too noisy, but we were also sitting in probably the loudest spot in the room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding service and really out of the box wine list

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We went here to celebrate a daughter's birthday, as we were visiting family but don't live in Minneapolis. The food was delicious and top-notch, from my husband's fresh-trout appetizer to a daughter's delicata squash entree and my own devon beef. I'd definitely recommend it and would visit again. However, next time I would share an appetizer or two -- one of the toasts -- and split an entree between two people. I was taken aback by the price of my wine -- $19.50 a glass, and I had two glasses. I have been to some fine restaurants in the Chicago area, and I just can't reason that kind of money for a glass of wine unless it is truly exceptional. I wish I'd asked, and I would (and will) next time I order wine off the priced menu. Otherwise, this place was divine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service. Stopped downstairs for a drink after dinner.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I was a little nervous at first. My husband looked over the menu and said, “This isn’t my kind of place.” The we got our food and he loved every bite!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It’s a bit overpriced for what you get.
The service was excellent and the drinks were good. The meal was just average.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is the third time we’ve been to the Bachelor. Experience pretty similar. Unable to have a pre-dinner cocktail comfortably with friends because bar is focused on serving food to those without reservations. Service was attentive and timing was good. I had the duck breast which was excellent and one companion really enjoyed his meal. The other two meals were just OK.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It took over a half hour to get a drink or food. Once we ordered, it was quick. Our reservation was for 7:15p. I sat on a "crack" on the bench seat, not the nicest. The food was very tasty and different. The duck was a little chewy in my opinion, but the sausage was very tasty, liked the popovers.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding, fancy comfort food with amazing flavors. Highly recommend for foodies; we loved the diverse menu and portion sizes were perfect. Swedish farmhouse flair, the best duck breast we've ever had and fantastic kale and beet sides. From the melt-in-your mouth homemade potato chips upon seating, to the fresh popovers with honey butter and ginger snaps as a parting gift....we had a superb experience and have already recommended to many! Approachable, upscale menu. An all around excellent restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Organic, Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful experience, the food was fantastic and the service even better.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Waaaaaay overpriced combined with small portions. The food wasn't anything exceptional either. Wine cost me close to $20/glass.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were in town visiting and heard it was a must visit place. We were not disappointed. The food and service was outstanding.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Service was incredibly slow. Food was good--portions were large. We live nearby but have never been as impressed as with other places.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We went for our 7 year anniversary and they politely said congratulations, but offered nothing beyond that. Most places offer a small desert at least.
The tartar toast was delicious. The beet salad was good as well. The rest of the food was good, but we didn’t care for it overall.
The shock came when we received the bill and saw the $22 cost of a 6 oz. glass of wine!! The waitress failed to tell us the cost of the wine listed on their chaulkboard. The 2 oz. port was $16 a glass as well. Our meal including tip was $180!!!! This was SO disappointing, especially when the staff was Minnesota Ice. We will not be going back. I recommend you don’t go their either. There are so many more friendly places that don’t cost a fortune!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful experience. Drinks in the bar were great. I had a Boulevardier which was sublime. The bar was pretty crowded, though, so I was glad when we got to our table. I ordered the poached egg and pastrami toast as an appetizer. The pastrami was out of this world. I had the duck entree which was six slices of which half were perfectly tender and the other half a bit fatty. The suggested wine was a Jean Louis Chave "Offerus" - a terrific suggestion. I like that TBF will serve single glasses from almost any bottle and offer the remainder of the bottle on a chalk board. One can score some great wine as a result.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

AMAZING food and presentation! A wonderful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fabulous!! Service and food was exceptional. Great recommendation on wine as well!! This was the perfect place to celebrate my husbands birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not bad but definitely not great. Experience does not warrant a repeat visit. Here is breakdown:
Food: Celery root soup, beef tartare toast delicious.
Smoked salmon mixed in with arugula OK. Fresh cow's milk cheese OK but cheese lacked flavor.
Salt cured foie gras was a mushy glob over greens with cranberries. I had a hard time eating this. Delicata squash ragout was vinegary with a half of a squash on top, peeling on squash hard to swallow. Roasted walleye had a small amount of black bean stew underneath.
Desert was chocolate fudge cake but serving of ice-cream that came with it was a couple of bites. It was delicious, just very small serving.
Service was good, received the cocktail ordered after the apps arrived.
Ambiance nice. Was seated with the service area and kitchen to my left, so I heard "corner" all night as wait staff alerted each other coming around the corner. At least it wasn't super noisy.

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