The Farmer's Daughter Rresturant is always a great place to meet for lunch or dinner.
This resturant is inside the Normandy Farms facility. Dinner was mid-week and there only a few people dinning. The service was good, the atmospher was quite, and the food was good. It was a nice place for a casual business meal.
My wife and I were married at Normandy Farm, and we decided to celebrate our 5th anniversary with dinner at The Farmer's Daughter, which is right inside the hotel and venues. As with the previous three times we'd been there, the food was outstanding. Creative takes on familiar dishes, nearly all (all?) made with ingredients grown there on the farm or brought in from as nearby as possible. Their cheese and meta plates are excellent. The Oxtail Ragu pasta dish I had was amazing (can't even recall everything that was in it, but I devoured it). My wife had a butternut squash and quinuo dish which she also enjoyed.
The atmosphere is cozy. Low lighting, with a lot of wood and "farmhouse" decor, to go along with the "farm" theme of the entire place (which isn't jsut cosmetic - it is an actual, functioning farm). Good service from a friendly waiter, too.
Always enjoy our night out at Farmer's Daughter, food ,service and atmosphere great
Interesting menu with local food. Great atmosphere.
Monday night, 5:45pm reservation in dining room. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our meals very much. We had the Pork Osso Bucco, Short Ribs, Age Dried Sirloin, and Scallops, and everything was very good.
First time there and was pleasantly surprised. We had lunch and while the menu was small, there were enough great choices to make it difficult to pick. The sweat potato fries were the best I have ever had. We will defined be going back!
The food was great. The plating was beautiful, and te food was well seasoned. I loved the zucchini latke’s, and the papardelle. The grilled romaine salad was okay, it looked absolutely stunning, but it fell flat on favor. I also had the tea lovers creme brûlée which I loved. I wish I would have known that you have to order the macaroons in advance, but not a huge deal their dessert selection is still great. Our server wasn’t too engaged and she seemed absent in our service which kinda stunk, but a manager can over and was super nice. Overall a good experience and I’ll definitely be back!
Service was excellent. Portions were a little small, but overall a very positive experience. Will definitely be going again.
We had reservations for 10 people at 10:15 am; there were 4 cancellations. I asked for a table for 6 and the hostess said she would remove 4 place settings. The food was delicious and quite a variety. We were having a great Spring celebration. At 12:10 pm, and while I was still eating, the manager (Zach, I think) asked us to leave because the table was promised to someone else. He said brunch could only be for 2 hours. I told him I was still eating and could we move to a smaller table. He said no, even tho' my friend took pictures of 2 empty tables. He told us we could finish eating in the lobby or at the fireplace.
We pleaded our case to move to another table because we were having great conversations. I told him that I did not read on the website that brunch was limited to 2 hours and Open Table did not indicate a 2-hour limit. Regardless of what we said, he said no; he would comp us for another brunch, and he did. I will go back for the complimentary brunch but I will always remember what happened and tell people there is a 2-hour limit on brunches.
Since I made the reservations and invited everyone, I was terribly embarrassed, humiliated and disgusted with how we were treated. I have never been asked to leave a restaurant because we overstayed the time limit. Keep in mind, I was still eating and some of the other women were having coffee.
I asked staff members about the policy and they were unfamiliar with it. But if you're evicted, the proper thing to do is to leave. I did not cause a scene; I told him how disappointed I was and what a wonderful time we were having until he told us we had to leave. I'm not the type of person to disregard authority, so we left.
The staff and our server were very kind and attentive. Things were going perfectly until we were evicted from the table. One of the 3 ladies who previously canceled was able to make it and she arrived as we were leaving. She didn't get a chance to eat anything.
We had an outstanding experience all around. Delicious signature cocktail, crab cake appetizer that melted in your mouth, and a main course of filet and lamb chops that were to die for! Dessert was a trio of unique flavors of sorbet and gelato. Our waiter was spot on, and recommended a local Cab Franc from Fort Washington and it was scrumptious! Ambiance was rustic modern country. We had a wonderful night.
Food was very tasty. Server was attentive and friendly. Would definitely return.
The Bronzina was way overpriced for its portion, over seasoned , and tasted not fresh at all. The burger that my wife ate was fair . The setting is great! But they could do much better with the food
Date night with the wife
Open Table reservation is a must! Our first visit on travel to PA, but it won't be our last. Exceptional quality and service in a welcoming, relaxing setting.
Our waiter, Andrew, was excellent. His recommendations and service exceeded our expectations.
The food is amazing. The staff is the best and the bar is so new very. Enjoy it every time we come to The Farmers Daughter
Service was outstanding, we arrived early & were able to be seated. Food was spot on, sides with our entrees were a bit small but as long as you order appetizers & desserts it was honestly ok. Only drawback was the table we sat I was facing a mostly blank white wall and was not able to enjoy or see the rest of the room. Not sure if they couldn't turn the two tops so both guests could enjoy the ambiance. It is beautiful, I actually rode horses at Normandy growing up, so it was fantastic to see how much they tried to keep the authenticity & farm feel.
Dined here twice for dinner over a two day period and wasn't impressed...
First night I ordered the "crispy skin chicken". While flavorful, the crispy skin was anything but. Instead it's texture was more inline with "lightly grilled after sous vide." Additionally, the accompanying side was comically disproportionate. This fish failed to live up to the description, especially for the premium price it was commandingly in the menu. Flavorful yes, but worth it - absolutely not.
I observed other dinners with similar reactions to their main menu orders as well.
The second night I ordered the Lancaster chicken sandwich. This was quite good actually. However this is off the bar menu.
A fellow dinner ordered the 14oz bone-in strip steak. What came out was far from impressive. While I understand that each chef will cook in their own manner, a $35 strip steak gives the impression of a will chared / crispy exterior cooked at high heat to deliver maximum surface carmelization and flavor - just like at any respectable Steak House.
What was delivered though was something that lacked the carmelization, and was a it gray color with a few sear marks and a flavor that feel flat. For the price, it was appalling.
The bar was respectfully stocked with a few craft beers, liquors, and wine. However, the mixers and drink appropriate garnishment and ingredients was lackluster at best for a venue that tries to appeal to an upper class clientele.
I will say that the value of the drinks was appropriate though - just set your expectation accordingly.
In summary, if you are staying at the lovely attached hotel, check out the bar menu and sandwiches + the decent value drinks. However, about the main menu until the kinks are worked out...
Had an enjoyable lunch. Service and food was wonderful.
We selected Farmer's Daughter for Valentine's Day and were not disappinted. The food and service were top shelf. If you enjoy a good steak, try the tomahawk ribeye. Great quality and prefectly prepared; worth every penny. The roasted tomato flatbread and beet salad were also outstanding. They get an A+ from me.
First time there and will definitely go back. Lovely and a good menu. Everyone really enjoyed their food and service was great.
Tried the new menu for our Valentine's date, a day early. Dining room was half full, so romantically quiet. The Ossa Bucco on squash/sauerkraut was delicious, and the carmelized collard greens were amazingly great. My husband loved his filet mignon. Joe's service was perfect. Looking forward to our next visit.
Good unique food, great service, The place was not crowded but there were kids present which made it a bit louder, also someone was coughing pretty loud. Nice experience overall!
So good as usual 😊 food,service, and everything was so good!
It began with bad oysters-old, squishy and foul tasting. Ruined the entire experience, had to settle for more mundane fare. Very very fatty prime rib, soggy fish with bland stuffing, plain peeled shrimp with no flavor, chicken parmagiana-didnt seem right. Undercooked waffles, excess of mini desserts.
I have been to this restaurant 2x before in the summer when the food was freshly prepared and quite good.
This was a big disappointment and waste of money and an embarrassment to me with my guest. You owe me $100. in restaurant voucher if we are to visit you once more.
The food here was absolutely the best I've ever had! We had a cheese board, goat cheese cigars, filet mignon (for me) and aged Tbone (for him) and the salted carmel molten lava cake. Everything tasted so awesome that I'm already trying to figure out when we can go back! Our waitress (Lauren) was very friendly and answered our many questions about the new menu(they change the menu as needed since they use local farmers). The price you pay is worth the mouth-watering food that you will experience. Put this on your list of places to eat SOON! (Reservations suggested)
Always enjoy lunch at Farmers Daughter. Waiter was awesome .
Great to get together with a group of friend we had a great time service excellent food fantastic we had a ball. Staff very friendly you do not want for anything with this great brunch and friendly staff , great for all occasions. Highly recommend.
Great food and service.
A gem in the burbs... enjoy a nice dinner and save room for dessert!
While Normandy Farms is a large hotel/conference center we found the restaurant to be better than what you normally find in a hotel.
The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, the service is professional and gracious and the menu is well designed. When we walked in the aromas of the braised short ribs wafted the air. The entree selections were very appealing but we opted for small plates and the selections of sharing boards, appetizers and salads were innovative, big on flavors and beautifully presented.
We had heard that the desserts were something special and boy were they right - wow! beautiful, one of a kind pieces of art that were so flavorful and unique. We ordered one each and offered everyone a bite but after we passed once we agreed we had to pass around until they were all gone! When we tried to pick a "winner" it clearly was a draw. We'll go back even if it was a bit of a drive for us and would reco that you check them out. if you do, be sure to save room for dessert!!
This was my 2nd visit to this restaurant. The 1st time was with 3 other female friends, the 2nd visit was 2 couples. Both scenarios worked well.
The wait staff, the ambiance and the food were phenomenal! The menu has interesting and unusual offerings.
Can't wait to return!
The main dining room is very noisy, and the menu tries too hard to be different, making it difficult to find a straightforward main course. The three-glass wine flights are a nice offering.
When we arrived it was not that crowded but the server just seemed uninterested. The food took forever to come, and follow up visits, getting the check etc seemed to take a while. The food itself was very good. 20% tip was automatically added for 6 people, and the server did let us know
Outstanding food. Great service. Accommodated our being late for our reservations. BUT, microscopic portions. While we certainly don't expect to go to a gourmet restaurant and get a mound of food, when you pay $33 for a crab cake "entree" and 2 silver dollar size morsels show up, it is quite a letdown. Don't come hungry. Another alternative would be to schedule a second dinner after if you have any change left in your pockets.
We came to celebrate a special occasion— the dinner and appetizers were delicious; but the service was slow.....and servers not attentive. So much so that we asked for dessert “to go”. We ate dessert as soon as we got home but desserts were hardly edible— bread pudding was dry and tasteless and chocolate cake was a strange texture. It was a chilly night but since the restaurant in IN the hotel, i expected it to be cozy. I was cold the whole evening. I had high expectations and was a bit disappointed . Our meals - beef tenderloin and dry aged steak were very good!
As usual, The Farmer's Daughter did not disappoint. There is now cheesecake as a desert option and both pancakes and waffles. The only minor suggestion is to have Swiss as a cheese option at the omelet station.
Went here with my wife for a quiet dinner to be able to talk and catch up. It was a perfect setting for that.
Good food and price.
Fabulous. Great food. Great ambience. Great Bluebell escape