The Farmer's Daughter

4.5
1353 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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WaltV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
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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vipKieth
Philadelphia
52 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
39 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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vipChristieB
Philadelphia
9 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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CharN
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

2 for lunch ordering turkey club and salmon blt w/sw pot fries. Sandwiches were ample and very good. Waiter did what he had to do. Which was ok as we did not require much attention from him. We had everything we needed.

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vipYoconshy
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Overall, a very good experience with great food and a nice environment. Our server, Lindsey, is excellent! Well done!

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NanL
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty setting, mediocre food and service. For the price I would have liked to be blown away by everything. I will not be returning to the dining room. Perhaps I would be willing to try the bar menu, if they have one.

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vipMehowardsr
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a go to local gem for special occasions and treats

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vipkandc
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely from beginning to end other than the acoustics are poor when there is a noisy table in the room; no decor to absorb the sound. So you feel like you are shouting to hear your guests right across from you.

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AnneC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The hostess was so friendly! Our waitress however was not. She took our order but almost acted as if we were putting her out.

MB
MalcolmB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outstanding evening for 14 guests in Wine Room !

JB
JanetB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday brunch - first buffet since COVID for us. Very safe and well planned. Couldn’t ask for anything g else on the buffet - seafood, prime rib, ham, omelette, French toast, fruit, etc. Raspberry Bellini was very tasty! Good selection of desserts but I did nit find the very tasty at all. Other food was outstanding!

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vipMONT
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. The atmosphere was energetic and vibrant. The service was excellent as well.

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DeniseD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The food was lovely and our waiter, Andrew was excellent. We ate outside and loved it. We just were very taken aback with the amount of wedding guests inside the restaurant area who were not wearing masks. I don’t think we will be back soon because of that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Farmer’s Daughter is a Bucks County gem. The food is out of this world, and the patio is so beautiful. Perfect way to spend a summer evening. Everything we ordered was delicious. It really feels like you’re on a retreat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my birthday dinner with friends. Our server Andrew was great and all the food was so good! First time here, but not the last time. Will be back!

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vipCherrie
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday Brunch and it was indoors and wonderful. It was so good to finally be able to enjoy the buffet. The food was delicious. It was wonderful to see Nicole again. She is always so friendly and efficient. She is definitely an employee that should be treasured. Our server was also friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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arl18
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My wife and I have never been to the farmers daughter before but we did look at normandy farms as a potential wedding venue. After trying the food there we are glad that we went with another venue. The portions were extremely small and the taste just was not there. I wanted to ask for salt and pepper in hopes that would enhance something, but the server wasn't very attentive. When I asked my wife how her food was her description was "it's edible." Definitely not worth the 100 dollars for a dinner for 2.

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vipJenniferW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I had been for dinner which was a great experience. When I made the brunch reservation, it was a la carte. The day before my reservation, I checked online and it was now a brunch buffet. I figured it would be ok. Food was average, at best. Our waitress was amazing however. I wouldn't go for a buffet again

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TammyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great Easter brunch

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ElaineS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Farmer's Daughter, Blue Bell, never disappoints. The food is always fresh and delicious and the service is wonderful. The entire staff is friendly and approachable and, most importantly, accommodating to someone with special needs. Our family has had breakfast, lunch, dinner and holiday buffets at this restaurant and we have always been extremely pleased.

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MichaelG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service was fantastic, the food and drinks were perfectly cooked and mixed as ordered.

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WineWeasel
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening although the steaks were not really cooked as requested by 2 members of my dinner party which was odd because they were filets and pre sliced in the kitchen (which is odd for a filet). Would have thought if they were going to cheat on the doneness someone would have actually looked to make sure they were actually medium and not medium rare. Other than that it was a nice evening.

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MarkG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always depend on The Farmers Daughter for fabulous food and excellent service! It's our hidden gem.

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MaureenG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place. Food was good. Only issue were my son’s chicken fingers were very gristly. Unfortunately we were there to celebrate his Confirmation Day. Other than that all was great! Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wait staff was very professional. They were on top of everything without hovering or excessive interruptions. The chef cooked everything perfectly, and the food was impeccable. Decor was modest contemporary, with subtle lighting, making it very cozy. Pricing was less than what we experienced.

Will be going again.

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PaulS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest meals from start to finish we have had in years. Absolutely outstanding! You MUST try the pretzel bites appetizer. It was unbelievable. The steak I had was every bit as tender as a Filet. Outstanding!

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vipMaryV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This restaurant is lacking servers who are knowledgeable about their wines and food. They could use more training. It was a very disappointing experience

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DeeDee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

I was there a couple of month ago and it was the best omelet i ever had.
Yesterday it was very bad.

CM
vipChrisM
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanks so much! Dinner was great. Beautiful location. Will definitely be back!

KB
KimberlyB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday

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Scally
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Phenomenal the service was great would definitely recommend and we will be back

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 4.5 stars by 1353 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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