The Farmer's Daughter

4.4
1380 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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Safety precautions

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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KELA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My MTO egg white omelette was well, runny - I would’ve expected much better for the establishment and what I was paying.
The “tuxedo mini cakes” seemed to be “off” so my husband kindly informed the waitress. I witnessed a chef bounce right up after someone informed him of something and watched him take a piece of said cake then seek out the waitress and knew this was in regard to my husband’s comment. The chef informed us that my husband was correct in that it wasn’t “tuxedo cake” it was mislabeled and what tasted “off” was actually a Guinness beer infused layer in a different kind of cake. Whew! Good to know! I was extremely impressed that the waitress cared enough to inform someone of my husband’s concern for the cake being perhaps sour in some way and she made sure his concern was noted immediately and the chef promptly took action. It was nice to see when so often people’s concerns are dismissed.
The chef informed us that the labels would be corrected!
When we went to leave, we noticed that the labels were switched but the trays had been moved so the labels still were incorrect, I simply moved the labels so they were with the proper food items assuring no one else had the same experience!

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dick
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loud conversations from other patrons distracted from our lunch

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vipmaralynh
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Our waitress, Lindsey, was awesome and made some great recommendations for us. It was probably the best filet mignon I’ve ever had and was cooked perfectly.

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phearlessphoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and atmosphere is nice.

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Shevaznycole
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The salmon with bacon and avocado sandwich is delicious! Add the sweet potato fries for an added boost of flavor. So good!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Farmer’s Daughter was a fantastic fine dining experience! The restaurant is a very classy event venue so don’t be surprised to see a wedding party or (insert your large fancy event). The meals were prepared by expert kitchen talent and the wait staff was exceptional. We will absolutely dine here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive, food was excellent!
Duck was perfectly cooked as well as my wife’s steak.
Noise level was moderate. Definitely will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Andrew was very attentive. The food unfortunately fell short of our expectations. We had the grilled octopus which tasted oily and chewy without much flavor. We then had the braised short rib with mashed potatoes, which was served luke warm. It’s disappointing when your meal isn’t served hot. The short rib was ok, but not “melt in your mouth” good. The mashed potatoes had little flavor, really not rich or buttery at all. We also had the lamb flatbread, again served Luke warm and tasted very “gamey”. So much potential at this cute spot, but unfortunately the food wasn’t executed well.

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Robb
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, but over priced. Service was also good, but the food took a long time to come out.

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MaryBethO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We sat outside in a Friday night and it was lovely. Waterfall and then fire pit came on at dusk.
Food was delicious and drinks refreshing.
Scallops were delicious as well as the salmon and crab cakes.
Don’t miss dessert

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks. Great service by Megan! Can’t wait to return!

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AMYC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all categories. Would recommend to everyone. Will go again when I go out to see my relatives.

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AdaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was abundant and delicious. Service was great. Atmosphere was nice. We plan on treating our children and grandchildren to the brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Waiter was wonderful, cocktails were excellent, and the food was good but not great. Took a very long time for each course to come out. For the price & the wait, we expected better. I’d recommend against the pork, it was very dry.

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vipCharleneM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely indoor and outdoor space as well as delicious food.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I ordered the Normandy salad with shrimp for $22. You got three large shrimp and a bed of mixed greens. Very few other vegetables and the shrimp were not the extra large gulf shrimp you'd expect for that price. Very overpriced for a salad compared to what you get. I'm willing to pay more if the value and quality are there and it was not with this salad. At that price, the salad should at least had more vegetables or have been slightly cheaper. There was nothing that set it apart from other restaurants who charge between $15-$18 for a salad with shrimp so the price just wasn't justified. Very disappointed. Atmosphere is really nice if you like a rustic motif.

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Nomi
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great, staff was amazing. Was so great to be able to go back after a year and a half.

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MaryW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choices for a gluten-free eater. Beautiful presentation. Delicious meal. Service is excellent. Looking forward to next time!

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DoloresN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good value. I would highly recommend

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johnc
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time there. Excellent service and food. Manager comped our desert as first timers.

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DJLandJJW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is an amazing restaurant, and they seem to have overcome the shortage of good help issue in the Phila. area -- our waiter was wonderful and quite knowledgeable. Food is excellent -- farm to table and very fresh, and the chef definitely rocks. Highly recommend.

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RobertH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect
Great place to have a quiet meal

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VincentC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food quality, atmosphere, and service were great.

TD
vipTD2020
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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
56 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
10 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.

FAQs

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 1380 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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