The Farmer's Daughter

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$30 and under
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American
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
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OT
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very nice and friendly.

PR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second occasion and every bit as great as the first visit.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice time and brunch is always great! They made a cake for my moms birthday which was unexpected and very nice!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Service excellent, food delicious.

TO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed having Sunday Brunch at this restaurant! Nice atmosphere and for a buffet style the food was very good!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and wonderful servers!

RS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice, comfortable place to have a wonderful meal.

CD
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the start of meeting the hostess to the dessert. And everything in between was excellent.
Food A+,Service A+,Hospitality 10, definitely would recommend it to a friend. Would love to witness a wedding there.

DO
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent menu with lots of choice ; service was attentive as always

KC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the look of the food as well as the taste. I will say the restaurants pricing is pretty high so we can’t go as often as we would like

CD
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always wanted to try the Farmer's Daughter since we moved to the area. We had family in from out of town so we decided to treat ourselves. The dining room is beautiful. Even with a wedding at the venue in the same complex, we still felt like we had our own space. The food was fantastic and fresh. Service was top notch :)
We cannot wait to go again!

M
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a local gem, perfect for almost any occasion. I have never had a bad meal or experience going to the Farmer’s Daughter.

L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is fantastic! A little pricey but well worth it! Our service was excellent and wonderful martini s! I will definitely be back!

SF
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

LOVED it - It was a little pricey to bring my children who don't eat much to the buffet. I would go with my husband again in a heartbeat!

G
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and girlfriends had a wonderful Sunday brunch here. Drinks were a little costly, but delicious and a few good choices. It was nice to not be rushed or ignored. And we didn't smell like breakfast after we left. Their desserts were top notch! All displays were beautiful!

m
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meals were slow to come out. Scallops were too salty. One steak was cold.

g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service, however, seldom dine out and for the price of the food/entrees, gen too noisy with young kids and people on their phones. If I wanted that type of experience, I'd go to cheesecake factory for a lot less. Understand it's difficult for rest mgmt to control that aspect.

j
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What the hell is a special. Oh, the specials tonight are.......and the NEVER tell how much they cost. Why not? Are they special because they didn't sell the previous nights? Anyway, I had to ask how much the specials were and our waiter, Lindsey, who we loved, told us. I ordered one of them, the pork chop, and it was tender and perfectly cooked. It was my birthday and everything was very nice. First time I had been there.

SE
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely my favorite restaurant, remarkable, a "diamond in the rust"! Exceptional!!

KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

While the food was fresh, delicious and presented beautifully, the service was awful. I probably wouldn't go back for that reason.

DE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food and service was rather disappointing.

KR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I would recommend dinner, but not brunch. The food was not hot on the buffet table

TW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

First time here for dinner, after attending a few events and weddings. Our duck spring rolls were cold and after my wife and I sent them back, they returned the same ones after reheating them. Didn’t think to give us a new order? Really? My entree of the duck ragout was bland and lacked any seasoning. My wife had a very average crab cake. Our server, Cortney, was great and loved the atmosphere, but the food was lacking inspiration for sure. Too many other options in the area that have much better meals at this price point. Very disappointed!

DW
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were impressed by the creativity of the food on a recent weekend date night. We shared the apple parsnip soup, the burrata, the tuna, and the short rib sliders, all well executed. Service was helpful and attentive. Seating was comfortable and noise was not a problem. We'll be back!

EA
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant. It was a great experience from the greeting to paying the bill at the end. The food was delicious and different from a traditional restaurant, worth the time and money spent. Will definitely be coming back.

LO
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for lunch and dinner! Enjoying the food and service every visit

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous brunch

EG
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We had a very good server. The Apple Salad with espresso dressing was great. All other entrees, sides and salads where mediocre, Some came cold , some over done to point of dried out. I expected more for the prices and reviews I have read.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

MC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I went there and we both REALLY enjoyed our meal. The menu was so varied that we had a hard time deciding what to get and what we did choose was delicious. We both said that we want to go back to try some of the other dishes. I would absolutely RECOMMEND!

N
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have now been to this restaurant twice, once for a business lunch and once for their Sunday brunch. Everything is fantastic. The food is so fresh and worth every penny. I will definitely be returning for special occasions.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch in Montgomery county

MH
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and the chefs catered to the allergies of one of the minor children when informed of the peanut allergy issue. In fact, the chef even cooked up a special desert for this child.
We sat in the bar due to the size of our party and were waited on by Andrew and Brandon. They were
very positive and we wanted for nothing. Thank you very much. Tom Haney.

KC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ordered goat cheese cigars, bacon flatbread & salmon sliders...all absolutely delicious!!!

JE
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The server, Andrew was lovely, He did not address the three of us (women) as "guys" which seems to be the norm for just about any restaurant these days. He was genuine, polite, attentive and knew the menu. The food was nothing to write home about- We had no drinks, no dessert, and the bill 66$- ridiculous! My sister had salmon BLT, my friend had a chicken salad sandwich and I had a cup of soup, crab cake and hot tea. I had not been there is quite awhile so thought we would give it another try. Disappointing to say the least! Andrew was the best thing about the lunch aside from no crowds, not noisy and we were able to stay awhile. I won't be back again now.

I didn't appreciate drinking out of mason jars either. Just because this had been a farm doesn't mean reducing yourself to that level. My sister and brother-in-law had a farm turned vineyard for over 40 years and we never drank out of masons jars!

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Holiday dinner with family

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only complaint we had was that they were out of 2 of the menu items that we wanted to order. It would have been nice if the server told us that when she gave us the specials. Other than that, the food was great and our server was very nice

K
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday Dinner with good friends and family.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Christmas celebration

JM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The branzino was extremely salty. Main course took over 25 minutes to deliver. I wasn’t going to complain after waiting 25 minutes. Extremely disappointed and will not return

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