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The Farmhouse, Needham, MA

The Farmhouse

4.8
4.8
1061 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Local, organic, contemporary American cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (781) 449-6200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Gabriel Sanchez-Luz
  • Private party contact
    Eatfarmhouse@gmail.com: (781) 449-6200
  • Neighborhood
    Needham
  • Cross street
    Dedham Ave.
  • Parking details
    Large public parking at rear entrance.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,061 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Boston

    American

  • Boston Metro West

    Best Overall

  • Boston Metro West

    Best Food

  • Boston Metro West

    Best Service

  • Boston Metro West

    Best Value

  • Boston Metro West

    Healthy

  • Boston Metro West

    Neighborhood gem

  • Boston Metro West

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Boston Metro West

    American

1,061 Reviews
  1. David

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Don't take my 4 as there's anything less than it was very good! A 5 for me requires an all around amazing experience v. what I would expect. It's my second time there. My guests were from Needham and go often. The staff is very friendly. The atmosphere is casual and warm. The food is very good. I've had the halibut both times and it was well prepared. Two of us split the Caesar salad but it really is sized for one. I will be back.

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  2. CynthiaJ

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a favorite spot locally. This time, I enjoyed the Kale salad with grilled salmon. Cocktails are fabulous. A great spot to meet girl friends for dinner.

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  3. AdamN

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great all around, menu has something for everyone, quality preparation and experience. Comfortable atmosphere, just right on the music and space. Highly recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Music was too loud. When the place got busier people just raised their voices to hear each other.

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  5. SwissK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food. My friend and I enjoyed the About Damn Thyme gin cocktail, short ribs and chicken that were well prepared and tasty, and a Barnyard Brownie for dessert. No GF dessert option except vanilla ice cream. Service was pleasantly adequate. Our table was immediately across from the entrance, so each time a new patron entered a chilly winter breeze skirted past our feet and table; not pleasant. Definitely worth a reservation, but try to avoid the table at which we were seated, at least in winter.

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  6. DiahannC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal at The Farmhouse. Our appetizers were outstanding (calamari, tuna tartare and beet salad). I had the bolognese for a meal and it was amazing. We also got the fish tacos which were very generous and delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food is always exceptional!! You really feel like you’re the only person dining in this restaurant. I wish they were open 7 days a week and lunch!

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  8. RachelC

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyable experience. Ellie, our server, was fantastic. Food was very good, and the ambiance was cozy.

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  9. GlennM

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG this place is amazing. The food was incredible and the service was excellent. Everything was mouth watering. I could not wait to share our experience at the Farmhouse with the people on Facebooks Needham Restaurant group!

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  10. Shejubbs

    Greater Boston

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food itself was excellent, and the service was good, but the tables are so close together that it makes hearing the conversation with the person you are with impossible. We also felt very rushed probably because we only got salads and a Mocktail. We’ve never had a bad meal there. They are always delicious, but probably won’t go back because the tables are just way too close together, too loud and during sick season with people sniffling 1-2 feet away, it isn’t comforting. 

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  11. RLBinFL

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Farmhouse is on the top of my list when visiting the area. The halibut is tremendous and service spot on!!

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  12. javier

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service complemented with delicious food. Always on point

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  13. Jeffreyt

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner excellent food great service good bar nothing bad to say. Will definitely go back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and our request to split some meals for sharing was accommodated.

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  15. NeedhamLeeAsh

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, amazing cuisine, fabulous service and beautiful setting. Fried pickles, fish tacos, and specialty cocktails are just a few of the unique delectables at the Farmhouse.

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  16. BobJ

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent. As a vegetarian it's often tricky to find options. The Farmhouse has delicious options. And they are always super accommodating.

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  17. BetsyF

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little noisy but the food, drinks and service were excellent!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Food Fabulous Service Fabulous Vibe

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  19. Bellissimo

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place great meal. seafood was very fresh. Was disappointed to be rushed thru our whole meal wait staff was pushing us to finish so they could get in another party, that really takes away from the dining experience and enjoyment of your meal. Especially when one member in our party was not finished yet and others were they seem to force them to finish by almost taking their plate while still eating so they could clear our dishes, that was rude some people eat slower than others. This seems to be the new thing with restaurants, despite great food not sure if I would go back there???

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  20. FMBoston

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic. Our server was very knowledgeable and helped us with our choices. I had a saffron fettuccine dish which was out out of this world. The halibut was also a fantastic choice. We finished off the night with two homemade deserts a brownie with Ice cream, and an apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. We can wait to go back

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  21. lisa

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    shrimp taco is outstanding as is the fried calamari. The desert brownie is better than most any other restaurant and the drinks are good.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed yet another fabulous meal at farmhouse with a few dear friends. The halibut tacos were better than ever and truffle fries the best! Enjoyed our beverages too and service was great all around. Thank you farmhouse team for a delightful evening!

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  23. TracyM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal with great service in a cozy atmosphere. The noise level was fine, easy to hear each other without it being too quiet.

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  24. KristineT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The arancini, steak and halibut were all amazing!!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect cosmo, delicious tuna tartar and excellent halibut and bolognese! Great night. Although the hostess was unable to honor our seating request made through Open Table.

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  26. ChrisA

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Farmhouse serves quality food and great cocktails. We wish they would change their menu, it has been pretty much the same forever. We would definitely frequent more regularly.

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  27. NateS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party (16) and they were very accommodating. Reservation was for 12 and we had 3 more people rsvp last minute, the restaurant was more than happy to add them on and then we had a 16th person show up and they waiter didn't skip a beat figuring out how to make them fit. The service was great considering how large our party was and the food all came out delicious and in a timely manner. This was a business dinner but I would definitely come back for a date night, the place was so cute.

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  28. eneld

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Farmhouse never lets us down! Rare family dinner out with our three teens. Everyone happy. Best calamari around.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this place, food, service, drinks, and ambience. Good value for the money!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere nice, well staffed friendly and attentive. Great salads and deserts good meals

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  31. AmyC

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly, fast and efficient service. On point cocktails, artistic food presentation and good sized portions.

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  32. Tonybago

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Atmosphere was great and noise level was tolerable.

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  33. MariaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Friendly, cozy place in Needham. So convenient and we love it.

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  34. CLombardo

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy to report that after all these years, the quality never fails. Always delicious, good service, great neighborhood place.

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  35. JordanS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Farmhouse always has amazing, seasonal options. Great service, excellent food, well worth the price.

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  36. MitchG

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party (7) which the restaurant handled really well. Food was great; service was superb and very relaxed (not slow, just very chill). The menu choices are always varied and creative. We love this place and recommend highly

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  37. ESAdinesout

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very appreciative that after being shown a table in the back of the restaurant, we were able to switch to one in the front where there is more atmosphere. Thank you! And as always, food was top notch!

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  38. ClareD

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    cost of meal too much for amount served $ 30 for bolognese resented the 2% charge for kitchen staff- I reduced tip

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was wonderful! Great tastes and well presented. The truffle fries are the most delicious fries I've ever had! Nice decor and convenient parking behind the restaurant with rear door access. However, not the best place for a nice chat as it's a bit noisy.

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  40. Courtwisc

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! Food was delicious, great atmosphere, very attentive service. We will be back!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Farmhouse using the Order Online button. The Farmhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 449-6200.

The Farmhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 1061 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Farmhouse

970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dedham Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Needham
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Large public parking at rear entrance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Gabriel Sanchez-Luz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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