The Farmer's Daughter

4.4
1382 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Influenced by its location in the elegant Normandy Farm Hotel, The Farmer's Daughter is the culinary cornerstone of this historic property & offers an unforgettable dining experience with an exceptional menu of Chef Mtele "Abu" Abubakar`s "Modern Farm Cooking". At The Farmer's Daughter, heirloom and locally sourced ingredients are brought to life on the plate in the form of pure flavors and innovative dishes inspired by the seasons and harvests of our surrounding region. We aspire to give our guests a sense of personal connection to the farmers, brewers, cheese mongers, distillers, winemakers and charcuterie craftsmen who collectively help create an exceptional dining experience. Our expansive bar and fireside lounge follows a "fresh only" approach, creating all of the mixers and infusions in-house from local fruits and vegetables for an extensive list of creative cocktails.
Philadelphia magazine's Best of Philly® 2013 - Best Suburban Brunch
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect
Great place to have a quiet meal

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VincentC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality, atmosphere, and service were great.

TD
vipTD2020
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with friendly staff, delicious food

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Rich
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was my fist visit . I was disappointed. I expected fine dining; it was ok/good but not fine dining. I had duck which I sent back because it was tough and chewey. Taste ok but not great. They cooked it a little more and it was better. Service by wait staff was fine, no complaints, very friendly. Management staff very attentive; excellent. This restaurant is dark.

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PatriciaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most pleasant experience from the food to the atmosphere to the service. The hostess
So graciously accommodated us when an unexpected guest joined us.

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margaretb
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch! Food, service and atmosphere were excellent! We had the Vegetable Panini and Sea Bass Taco Special!. Highly recommend!

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vipCorky
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food very good, but private club vibe.

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vipCathyB
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service…our anniversary so we shared a free dessert

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Albertrx44
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Prime rib and they serve the best. The omelets are outstanding. I usually don't eat desert at a brunch, but Normandy serves the best chocolate strawberries I have ever had.

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vipChristieB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Consistently good food, awesome outdoor patio, fire pit, water falls. Nice cocktail menu.

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vipLaDining
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch with friends yesterday. The menu appealed to everyone and the portions and value were perfect.

Service was a little slow but we weren’t in a rush so we were able to roll with it.

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vipkandc
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A lovely location but food was somewhat flavorless but beautiful to look at. Cocktails are wonderful :-)

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ericl
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were away for a softball tournament and happens to be my daughter’s B’day… we look for something with a nice ambiance… we were sooo pleased w this place it was really Cousy ambiance and great food!!! We will come back to it!

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MargaretJ2020
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor. Great food. Excellent service. Will definitely be back!

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CaraR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overall a disappointing experience. Everything about this restaurant is dated, from the decor to the menu. The charcuterie plate was mostly bread with each cheese so small, two bites maximum. The scallop entree was good with a nice vegetable purée and caramelized ciopollini onions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cocktails were great.
My steak was a little underdone.
The cheese board, while was a large size, the cheeses were nothing particular special
The desserts were fabulous.
Service was good.
I’m door Ambience was adequate for a hotel restaurant.

Considering the lack of great restaurants around the area this is pretty good. It certainly is not like a steak house meal. But it was a pleasant time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very average hotel restaurant. A little disappointed, was expecting better. My pork medallions especially disappointing, came out like leather, unfortunately well over cooked.

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vipJeanV
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative ingredients, especially vegetarian options. Everything was fresh and delicious. Seasonal cocktails and great beer selection. Service was timely but not rushed.

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TheresaS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent in the service was great. We sat outside and there was a wedding going on and you could not hear it. The Umbrellas provided a surprisingly high level of coverage from the Sun. I would definitely return. We had the short rib and the lamb flatbreads, crab cake, their famous chicken salad, and dessert for 2. Was reasonably priced.

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FoodieFinds
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service. You can feel the love put into each dish.

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RandiJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful day. The patio is beautiful. Live music on Thursdays was excellent . The service with Lindsey and others was excellent. I am plant based , so the chef was happy to modify my order , and it was very good. My bean soup was fair, as was Mom's duck. Some very good things, like my brother's salad. We will go again.

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Marissa
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful location but the food was just okay. Fries were cold when they came out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great and the outside terrace is lovely, but there was a lack of service staff, we waited over an hour to get our food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most delicious dinners. Their Mint chocolate chip bread pudding is a must have.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was very bland

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TravisM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Expected alot better everything was sub par very disappointing

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Dave
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent customers. Always love our stay…outstanding service all around. Restaurant offers the best eats in the area.

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WaltV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere on the patio on a gorgeous night. Live entertainment was fantastic and fun. Service was super friendly and attentive on a bust evening.
Food was a combo of outstanding and slight misses. Outstanding was the seared tuna, filet, humus platter with fried pitas and deserts were all good. Slight misses were the mushroom/barley salad which was unfortunately overdressed. Half the amount of dressing would have let the fresh ingredients shine more. Have had better crabcakes, this one was a little undercooked and slightly fishey. Grilled octopus (always tough to get 100% right) was also slightly fishy, but still very well cooked.
Look forward to returning

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GingerSmiles
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

We were so excited to eat here. The space is beautiful and we sat out doors. Our main server was ok not very friendly but the food runner was incredibly engaging. The food was ok. Presentation great but taste not so great.

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vipdj94
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipKieth
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their dishes are of great quality and present a nice variety of selection. The pork loin entre was truly wonderful, as was the sea bass and the cilantro lime hummus appetizer.

We have dined at great restaurants in many different parts of the world and we recognize that this restaurant is among those at the top of the list.

Also the wait staff are extremely well experienced and professional.

Truly a gem.

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LucyD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Farmer’s Daughter is a excellent choice. I was there yesterday and food and service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I had indicated it was a birthday lunch, the food took far too long with no acknowledgement or apology from staff. Food was slightly burnt and for some odd reason covered in a large amount of parsley (it was a Reuben, fries and a pickle) it was impossible to eat without getting it all over. Really disappointed

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PaulD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, great service, varied menu, great cocktail and beer selection...an enthusiastic 5 out 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the meal was even better!!

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vipFrankH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at the Farmer's Daughter. Lunch menu was extensive - something for all 4 of us to enjoy. The Grilled Octopus and pretzels were great starters. The sandwiches were delicious (the short rib, pulled pork and corned beef were all great) as was the salad. Highly recommend giving this place a try - you won't be disappointed. Already planning to go back for dinner in the near future!

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our evening, starting with the outside bar. Awesome cocktails and loved being outdoors. The meal was outstanding. I just loved the duck. Service was great and atmosphere was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cowboy cut pork chop was amazing!!! So were the pretzels, everything was delicious. Service and atmosphere were fantastic also.

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ChristieB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

i had the grilled romaine salad that is my favorite, but it seemed to be ~ half of the size that it normally is. my husband had the pork chop special which was outstanding. the hibiscus g & t was refreshing and well made.

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vipStephanie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The cocktails were so delicious and the food was good. Great value and beautiful atmosphere.

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The Farmer's Daughter offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 616-8300.

The Farmer's Daughter is rated 4.4 stars by 1382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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