We visited FT because it made a list of top 25 Brunch places in the city. Fine. Sat outside. A bit noisy with traffic, and the wind left us wondering if we were going to be impaled by one of the massive umbrellas. When the server (who was pleasant, by the way) approached us without menus, pointed to a chalkboard and said everything the restaurant offered was on the board, I thought: oh dear. “Bacon and eggs?” I asked. Nope. Didn’t serve such a thing. They then recited what the restaurant offered. (By that point I was already thinking I had made a poor choice, and struggled to actually listen to everything the server was saying.) After what seemed like an endless array of ways to have duck eggs, the “steak and eggs for two” sounded like the closest option to what we originally wanted, plus it came with chicken eggs. The meal arrived, and included a steak that could have easily been for one person, two sunny side up eggs, a small salad, and two slices of sourdough toast. The steak was good, the eggs were meh, the toast was fine, the salad was fine.
But the meal could’ve easily been breakfast for one hungry (-ish) person Under *no* circumstances - none - was it worth $52. Nope. Unh uh.
After the second coffee refill, the server asked us each time if a “half cup was okay.” Couldn’t help but feel as though they were being stingy with the coffee.
Other items on the menu might be worth the $ spent. But that initial experience, the recitation of the menu (“pay attention, keep track”) and price tag, left a bad taste in our mouths. We’ll not return to find out.
Great good, great reasonably priced wine selection, great ambiance. Really good use of herbs across all dishes, very balanced and fresh. Would definitely go again!
I celebrated my birthday here and the food was amazing. Oysters were delicious as were our main courses. I like that the menu is not 6 pages long. Everything is fresh and made in front of you. I liked where we sat as we got to see the kitchen. I wound recommend this place. Thank you!
Great meal and the place is comfortable excellence. We always enjoy it.
I had an excellent brunch which was the vegetarian option. Small menu was great and not overwhelming. We sat outside on the cute little patio. Our server was so sweet and informative. I would definitely go back, and recommend this to anyone looking for a cute brunch spot.
Family night out. Easy to reserve a table on this site. Food was phenomenal, love the hourly bell ringing to announce specials. Waitstaff were spectacular, friendly and knowledgeable on the food and beverages available.
Always a good choice. And great, Sunday special. Great Vegetarian/vegan option as well!
Everything was wonderful but we did have to wait a very long time for the second round of drinks and water! Food was spectacular and service staff were friendly.
Although the service and ambiance were good and the food was decent, I expected more for the price.
Service was great and the food was even better!
Brunch on Saturday morning was great - you get what you get, and you like what you get!!
Brunch: The food was not only exceptional but also very reasonably priced. Both me and my fiance were surprised at how cheap the meal was considering the high quality of the food (everything was clearly made in house). The pricing was easily on par with many breakfast chains and portions were no smaller except fires which is an extra add on but, GET THE FRIES! So goooood. Also, the ability to make a reservation at brunch is a huge plus. I would choose restaurant every time over lower quality, higher priced places and having to wait in line. Excited to try their dinner. 10/10
Food was amazing! Best eggplant!
Great night on the patio - food and service with excellent.
Went for buck-a-shuck Thursday night, sat on the patio. Our server's name was Jay, he was fabulous! Oysters were what you would expect for buck-a-shuck night. Wine was cold. All was good!
Great food, having a private room was a nice surprise so I don’t think the noise level rating is representative since we were separate. Definitely coming back
FarmHouse Tavern simply a place that never disappoints. Well worth the outing. Thank you!!
We will be back for sure!
We have been here many times but not in a few years. Food was good but had veered away from sharing and was less inventive. Out of several wines on the list. More high quality tavern than the rustic fine dining I recalled. Still good and reasonably priced.
Food and service were fantastic - a very comfortable vibe. Nothing is rushed and everything about the meal was clearly well thought out and delicious! F*ck Monday’s is a total treat!
Brunch menu was solid: savoury and sweet options. Get there early as they ran out of one of their signature items just before we got there.
Portions were just right: didn’t leave you feeling overly stuffed for the rest of the day.
We always have a good meal here.
Glad that they had veg and vegan options but the decor is definitely very animal-y (FYI for non-meat eaters who may be bothered by it). Good service, and I really like the farm-to-fork concept. The food was yummy (I had the kale Benny) but the portion felt small (eggs on biscuit and salad). A potato or another starchy side dish would have been nice. My bf had to order a second plate.
I was really excited to visit Farmhouse Tavern as I heard great things about the food and the ever changing menu. I went with four of my friends and we were able to get a table on the outdoor patio which was beautiful. I must say the food did not disappoint (I had the barnyard burger, it was delicious!). However, our experience with their wine was terrible. We ordered a bottle of Riesling and the waitress brought it over for us to taste and serve. During the tasting, I very quickly realized the wine was warm and tasted a lot like vinegar so we asked the waitress if we could switch to another wine. She told us that they do not usually take a wine bottle back after tasting (which defeats the purpose of offering a tasting in the first place!). After some back and forth she agreed to switch our bottle to a Pinot Grigio. However, that bottle of wine was warm too even with keeping it in an ice bucket! We decided to not make a scene and drink the bottle however, that must have been the worst bottle of wine I've ever had. I will say the waitress was pleasant with us and tried her best to be hospitable however, it seems the restaurant does not have a great wine serving policy.... I would not recommend if you like to drink wine with your food. If you're just interested in just eating, this place is definitely worth the visit.
Sunday night is super special at Farmhouse.
Hourly specials, delicious cocktails, great craft beer selection, and the food is out of this world. Thoughtfully prepared and served.
The best burger in town by far as well as super friendly staff.
It was alright. Decent food. Nice service. Nice cocktail and wine. Ah yeah..it was grand relly
Took a really long tome to get our food
Farm fresh food & lovely server. Will be back soon.
Our meal took well over an hour to arrive without explanation.
When the vegan option arrived it was bland and not filling in the slightest. There was challenges in ensuring a gluten free option. Overall, very disappointed.
Always a great experience at our favourite restaurant!
We had a reservation for 10 people and only 6 ended up coming. Farmhouse was accommodating and friendly. The food and drinks were very good, the staff was great. Overall a really positive experience for all of us. Thanks very much!
The “Whole Duck for 2” on the menu intrigued me. They didn’t have it that night, but the Duck Pasta and the Ribeye were awesome. My wife can see herself having cravings for the Duck Pasta, and that alone is a high compliment. The bread was toasted perfectly and the herb butter one of the best we’ve had (my 6 yr old had 2 full slices). Bone marrow was fresh and I wish there was more on the bone, literally. Smoked beets tartare was refreshing and appetizing, and the duck wings were surprisingly moist with the BBQ sauce. Lots of beer selection. We had a bottle of red and I wish for more selection. Highly recommend neighbourhood place. Will be back.
The service was spectacular - such a pleasant server with all the right amount of attention. We all had the burger but with various changes to toppings - they got all the changes right and it was delicious!
Sit at the kitchen bar if available, "Dinner and a Show"
This place never fails to impress. My husband wished that there was more meat on the brunch menu, but I found there to be a satisfactory amount. Both my grandmother and I had the fois cakes (superb) my mother had the Benny, though she didn't care for the biscuit, and finally my husband had the burger witch we already know it's outstanding and it was. Bottom line: go here.
The owner was rude to many of the diners from our party eg. he was rude and impatient when asking my sister in law if she needed a high chair. The main meals took over 45 minutes to arrive which was unacceptable. We deliberately had an early reservation because there were four children in the party. At one point I even asked if the pastas for the kids could come out first. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived. When I checked about the meals I was first told it wd be 6 minutes, the second time the owner rudely ignored/dismissed my question. The meals didn’t come for at least another 15 minutes. There was absolutely no acknowledgement about the extremely slow dinner service when the meals finally arrived.
The steak related meals were poorly seasoned and really lacked flavour, family members struggled to eat it. My husband took much of his steak home bc he didn’t want to waste it given the price he paid. The kids spaghettoni which I tried at the end of my meal was undercooked and hard, not al dente. The duck pasta was passable though w barely any duck and just drowning in sauce. We liked the bread w the beetroot butter and the burger was enjoyed.
Our female server was friendly and helpful but when things started going sideways she became inaccessable.
I used to work as a waiter in a variety of restaurants and was sadly disappointed by the lack of friendly hospitality by the owner, the extremely slow dinner service, and the mediocre food despite rave reviews.
Excellent food and drink in a casual atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back.
The food was good, not great. $21 for a burger and fries needs to be much better than it was.
It was good but slightly overpriced for what it was. Service was friendly but missed a few things like asking us if we wanted dessert. We had to get up and finally ask and were told the kitchen was closed and nothing was available.