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About The Farmer's Daughter
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
Blue Bell, PA 19422
American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Bar Menu: Sun - Thur until 10:00pm | Fri - Sat until 11:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:30 - 2:00am
Route 202 - Dekalb Pike
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Local Acoustic Music - Thursdays from 6-9PM
Live DJ Entertainment - Saturdays from 10PM-2AM
We provide our guests with assistance in planning a great experience for all of their guests to enjoy in our private dining rooms adjacent to our main dining room and full service bar.
Mtele "Abu" Abubakar
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Head over to www.farmersdaughterpa.com for News & Special Events including the entertainment schedule, holidays at the Farm, and outdoor festivals!
The perfect place to host private events from 10-100 people. Her five spaces embody the Modern Farm-Chic vibe of the restaurant.
The Farmer's Daughter Ratings and Reviews
Very nice place, nice atmosphere, great service. We thought the food was just ok. Duck rolls were greasy and not very flavorful. Ahi tuna was simple but good. NY strip and filet were both good, but my wife and I didn't eat the sides. Both came with potatoes with some type of spice, maybe nutmeg, that just didn't do it for us. Maybe just a personal preference. The bread pudding dessert wasn't bad. Not a bad meal, but for about $200 I would probably go somewhere else.
We love The Farmer's Daughter! This visit was a holiday celebration with eight old friends. The food was excellent as usual. The selections made were the halibut, the scallops, and the short ribs - all were a big hit. The drinks never disappoint. The service between Megan and Nicole made us all feel special and well tended to. The pastry chef sent out a selection of mini desserts that topped a most enjoyable evening off just right! Thanks again Farmer's Daughter for another wonderful evening.
Normandy Farms is an historical icon of this area. Transformed into a hotel and restaurant complex, it has been modernized beyond historical recognition, but smartly done and well decorated. The dining room was properly lit with interesting but not overbearing decor, with tables placed far enough apart for a nice elegant vibe. It was quiet with most tables filled. The service was polite, and quick, never pushy. My entree was imaginative: a tasty halibut taco with a fresh fruit salsa, beautifully presented. The tacos were tasteless and limp, so I put them aside and ate the taco contents. They served us one cup of coffee at the end of the meal and didn't offer a refill. No trouble eschewing the desserts - they cost as much, or almost as much, as any entree.
Since we were friends catching up, we sat there for quite a while in comfort. I would go again with foody friends.
It was dinner for my wife's birthday. I did indicate on the reservation that it was a special occasion but nothing happened after that. No follow-up, no question about what the occasion was, nothing. Also we had very good service but as more tables with several people were seated our waittress wasn't able to get to our table. This place should have someone like a manager or staff person filling in when this happens.
This was a fun location for my one-year anniversary date with my girlfriend. The decor is probably what I liked about it most, giving it a quaint, upscale farmhouse feel. However, the music choice interfered with the potential for a quaint ambiance. Pop music was playing the whole time, which created an unnecessarily cheap feel. Overall, it was a pleasant, relaxed dining environment, with friendly, helpful service. The food was all very good. I appreciated the variety of options and original dishes, mostly in the appetizers section. I will admit that several of the dishes were described to be more sensational on the menu than they ended up being, but not deceivingly so. My final minor criticism is that the overall experience had more of a commercial feel than I would have liked. It was partially the hotel complex it was part of but things like the chairs in the dining room and the casual nature of the server contributed to that. Overall it was a worthwhile, enjoyable restaurant. I would like to go back in warmer weather when I could eat at the outdoor seating.
The selections in "What would you recommend this restaurant for" don't seem appropriate -- the food was fresh and good, the service was great, and although there were several loud and drunken weddings going on elsewhere in the complex, our party had a wonderful meal. We always look for restaurants where you can actually have a conversation while you eat, and where the food is local as much as possible, and The Farmer's Daughter fit the bill. Tapas? Waterfront? Live sports? Not in any way applicable here, and thank God for that.
Our waitress Nancy is perfectly attentive.
Not too much; not too little. The dinning room host is equally attentive and friendly.
While the variety is good, more fresh fruit and homemade muffins would be ideal. I have recommended the brunch to coworkers many times.
Wide variety of delicious entrees,and breakfast foods. From raw oysters and cooked to perfection jumbo shrimp to Eggs Benedict. There is also a turkey breast or cut of steak at the carving table. Lots of omelet varieties...and the dessert table is to die for!!!
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