The Farmhouse

4.7
356 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Local, organic, contemporary American cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 356 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JonH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good for the most part. Some small critiques for some of the dishes really based on the value.

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vipKirdasa
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend & I went to lunch & the food was delicious & the service was great! We'll be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites!

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vipmtobins
New England
59 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time and we will definitely return. Food was great and our server, Emilio, was amazing.

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vipHecate
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate outdoors which was very nice. Lovely summer evening. We really enjoyed the tomato, peaches and burrata. We also loved the halibut tacos, we will definitely be back for more of those. The regular halibut was outstanding as well. Service was very nice. Drinks were great.

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foodiewannabe
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Service was slow and waitstaff wasn't attentive. There is a limit of 90 minutes per reservation. It would have been nice if our waitstaff gave us a warning that we were approaching our time limit prior to bringing us our check...we were waiting for them to come back to take our dessert order, but our check was given to us instead and was told that our time was up.
Food was delicious.

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vipScoop
New England
62 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The scallops were very good

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vipANNEs
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We feel SO lucky to have this neighborhood restaurant gem near us. The food is always delicious and the staff is attentive/friendly. The highlight is to be able to sit at the bar again and chit chat with Kim and Nadine (the best!!)

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HeleneB
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Never had to wait for anything. Our glasses were always full and drinks and food arrived promptly. Our server was incredibly nice and responsive, without being overbearing. The food was delicious from start to finish. Highly recommend the tuna tartare. Great meal and location! Parking was easy too!

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MarthaM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Friendly local restaurant with excellent food. Eat inside or out!

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Blinky
New England
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spur of the moment dinner—had not been since before Covid and was thrilled to see everything as excellent as always!

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CarolC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Farmhouse was excellent.

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MGFl
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have yet to be disappointed at our local favorite dining venue, The Farmhouse! Our recent visit included good friends who have dined at outstanding and famous restaurants worldwide. We were very comfortable bringing them here. Service, food, beverage selections and atmosphere were top notch. Thanks again Farmhouse.

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Babbs
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a date night without the kids. The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. It may have been a little noisy, but they were completely full and it was still easy enough to have a conversation.

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Robert
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding farm to table restaurant with excellent service.

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KenR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh food beautifully served. Our favorite restaurant in the Wellesley-Needham area.

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LilyC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. You can tell ingredients were fresh and seasoning was perfect so you can taste the food. I love farm to table and will definitely be back. And they were accommodating to my toddler.

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Sheri
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Farmhouse is our favorite local restaurant. Between the excellent service, creative yummy craft cocktails and the consistently delicious food, we keep going back. The shrimp tacos are the best Ive had anywhere. The chefs never disappoint! Now to figure out what is in their avocado soup....to die for!

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vipdgdgdgdg
New England
81 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice overall
No menu for one of us without a cell phone
No ac
Ice on request
Service uneven
Meal very good (short ribs excellent)
Will return
Patience with over worked staff will help you cope

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SusanM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oh my! What a great meal with exceptional service! The shrimp tacos and truffle fries and vegetarian risotto were all delicious! We will definitely return to the Farmhouse!!

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RobertH
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fresh food. A great dining solution that stands out as one of the best in the Needham/Wellesley area.

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RhondaS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night I told my husband The Farmhouse is my new favorite restaurant. I had the Sparta Chicken- it was cut to perfection- and the lemon butter sauce was equally balance, spectacularly wonderful. My hubby had the Fish Tacos (another fav of mine) which I thought he would not be fulfilled. He said the portion size was great! I can't say enough wonderful about things about this restaurant except you must try the food for yourself. You will not be disappointed!

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FarleyS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The food presentation was absolutely artful. Really enjoyed the evening.

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vipOut2lunch
New England
64 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here many times to dine in their lovely outdoor patio. This time we dined indoors at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed this venue as well! The food continues to impress (burrata app, fish tacos, braised short ribs pasta). The bartender really knows her craft - great selection of well-made cocktails. Highly recommend this local gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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DanielleM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was delicious (burrata salad, halibut, fish tacos), the service was impeccable, and the drinks were amazing (Garden Grove, After My Own Heart).

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Meshi
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Went there for lunch with a friend/colleague. Would like to return for dinner service when in town again. Could do without the chlorinated taste in courtesy water. Great list of craft cocktails made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time that we needed to ask to have a meal heated up - arrived cold. That has never happened before and I assume that it was just a busy night at that point. We will definitely continue to eat at the Farmhouse as it’s still our favorite place!

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ClaireBee
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently dined at the Farmhouse for my husband's birthday. Our waitress was lovely and the food was wonderful. We had the halibut and scallops -- which were served hot, and delicious. We're huge foodies, and so I also thought the plating details were excellent -- even better than when we'd dined previously.

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Jake
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing. We ate here for our ninth anniversary and the food the ambiance or the service did not disappoint.

JP
vipJanP
New England
58 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really had a great time at the farmhouse. The atmosphere is lovely. I got the kale salad. I’ve gotten it many times and I really enjoy it. I had it was salmon which was really delicious. I think they are a little shorthanded, but still did a great job!

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SamanthaF
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back- great food, great service, and very easy parking!

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AlisaJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken is my favorite, I’ve had it twice. They also had a strawberry rhubarb crisp that was to die for, not overly sweet and not overly tart. They also made a really good dirty martini which seems to be harder than you would think at some places. A truly solid spot for a nice dinner in Needham

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vipNicolaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a delightful evening at The Farmhouse to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary. It was wonderful to see the restaurant bustling and full, and our experience was top notch, as always. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, the ambiance as always relaxing and the meal superb. We had short ribs and statler chicken (it was 50 degrees and raining on the July 4th holiday weekend, comfort food the definite choice albeit weird for this time of year!) both exquisite. We also loved the tuna tartare as an appetizer, lovely presentation and delicate flavors. For cocktails we enjoyed the refreshing Pinky Lifter. Will return again and again to this gem of a dining experience.

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SineWave
Miami
67 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farmhouse gave my favorite answer to my standard question, “Which dishes require the least modification to exclude milk-based ingredients?” which was, “We can easily accommodate your wishes for anything on the menu.” Obviously because everything is prepared from scratch! My pasta entree was scrumptious and unique, with a bit of spiciness to the bolognese, and an unusual shape. The house craft beer was a lovely soft Belgian. Would definitely return. Highly recommended!

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vipDavid
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a full course dinner, including apps, drinks, meals, and a dessert. It was all delicious. Our reservation was at 6:30 and at 8 PM on a rainy Friday night and,, when ordering two more drinks, we were told that there was a 90 minute limit on the tables. I’m 57 years old and I’ve never been told to leave a table at a restaurant after 90 minutes. It was utterly inappropriate and shifted the mood of the evening negatively. As we left, there was no one waiting for any tables, and there was another table for four that was open and ready to be seated. I truly don’t understand why the restaurant acted that way. None of us who were in the party will be returning to the farmhouse.

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LesS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is very very good. One of the nicest restaurants in the area. However, we were rushed by the wait staff from the moment we sat down. Attentive staff is terrific, however asking if we were done with our plates while utensils in our hands is not so terrific. We had reservations for three people are we were in and out in about an hour. I understand they have other reservations to fill, but perhaps space the timing out to let patrons enjoy their dining experience. If I'm eating great food, I don't want my experience rushed nor do I want it to linger to the point where I'm falling asleep. There is a happy medium and the staff need to find that sweet spot.

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MichaelG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better places we have tried in a while. Everything was fantastic including the service

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SarahP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It may have just been the day, but the service was very slow and spotty.

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dogmom7
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Farmhouse is an amazing spot! Food is so good- scallop dish is our favorite

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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 4.7 stars by 356 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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