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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.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
North First Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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!!
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 :-)
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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