Farmhouse - Evanston

4.3
900 reviews
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Farmhouse is a Midwestern Craft Tavern focused on delivering warm hospitality, great beer and wonderful food in a comfortable neighborhood setting in the heart of Evanston. Focused on the Midwest, Farmhouse offers 36 beers on draft from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. We feature local artisanal liquors and wine, as well.

The menu ingredients are harvested from local farmers and change with the Midwestern seasons. Farmhouse offers locally sourced, pastured raised burgers, steaks, and poultry and makes almost everything from scratch on premise. We are a green tavern. 85% of the building materials, furniture and fixtures were salvaged from old barns in Southwestern Wisconsin and an abandoned factory on Chicago's South Side.
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k
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Trued this place because ihad heard so many good things about it. So tried it during northshore restaurant month where they had an offer of a $25 brunch. Would not be out of a lot if money if it wasn't great, right.? I am so glad they had that offer, I wouldn't have had the chance to taste more than I did. We had the fried cheese curds..best I had.like a tempora batter than bread crumbs as so many places do it. A great Midwestern salad. My husband had their version of eggs Benedict and I had the most decadent open face sandwich. Thick slices of bacon, shaved slices of ham, perfectly cooked fried egg on thick French toast with blueberry jam with fried baby potatoes. Then ended with the cider donut holes. OMG, stuffed and ready to tackle my snowy driveway when we got back home. Also had the best bloody Mary's on the northshore. I don't think anyone could be disappointed by this gem if a restaurant. I can't say if there's anything on the menu for vegetarians but for this looking for hearty and delicious brunch this us the place. They know how to cook here.

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AA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy to make reservations, huge portions, very fresh and good service .

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AG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Nice feel to the place and we sat in a cozy alcove. Sweet potato maple flatbread was delicious. Waiter was inattentive, didn’t ask us if we wanted a second round of drinks and didn’t check in with us until the end of the meal. My chicken was delicious but my husband’s pork chop was incredibly over cooked. The waiter did take it off the bill when he saw it was uneaten. Dessert underwhelming. Bathroom was not cleaned.

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MT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to the Farmhouse to celebrate our anniversary. Starting with the warm welcome from the staff we sat down in a cozy room with an excellent Old Fashioned. Dinner was so delicious starting with the winter salad, the fish, the burger and a really lovely white wine. Thank you to our server who was just great!

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RR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great taste, service and value - thank you; will be back each time we come to visit NU!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The pork chop was over cooled and the service was slow. Others like their food.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was unexceptional. Service was eager and cordial; food came promptly but then our server disappeared so we needed some help getting our check. Nothing distinctive about the experience.

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FW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farmhouse in Evanston, IL has been highly rated for sometime now and it continues to live up to its reputation. I met a friend their for lunch. The service was friendly, attentive and efficient. They gave us the space to enjoy our meal and a good conversation, and the food was excellent. Grilled cheese and tomato soup may sound like fairly simple and potentially humdrum lunch fare, but Farmhouse -- living up to its emphasis on locally sourced items -- has discovered a way to make it one of those dishes that you would like to have again. One of Evanston's best places to dine...

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From seating to the service to the quality of the food , everything was outstanding.

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PK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing! Fried Cheese curds are so yummy! Apple cider donuts just melt in your mouth! Great selection of Midwest Beers, Sours and Ciders. Really loved the CO-OP Hot sauces that they offered, so unique and delicious!

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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son and his wife joined us for Sunday morning breakfast at Farmhouse. We enjoyed the friendly staff, well-timed and attentive service, delicious food, including the cheese curds and cider donut holes, open faced sandwich and vegetable frittata. It was a very pleasant experience and we will look forward to dining there again in the future.

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B
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fine place, service very accommodating but sometimes a little frantic. Better communications would help.

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LL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came here to celebrate a birthday. The staff could not have been nicer, doing their best to accomodate my 90 yr old mom. Great food, fun (but noisy) atmosphere. Would definitely come here again!!

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DC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, flavorful food and great service. Our favorite new spot on the north shore.

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AG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went with a friend for Chicago Restaurant week menu. Only issue was they brought the wrong mains and tried to give us our desserts at the same time. Corrected though and food was great!

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k
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab pasta, Sprouts and cider / friendly, warm and cozy – everything looked good.

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JW
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice evening with friends ... pricey house win .. $15 for a medium size pour .. service great ... came to $53 a person for a shared salad , each had a pasta dish , and a glass of wine , tip . Not just a casual “bite to eat night”.. but loved the food and atmosphere

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LI
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I was pretty disappointed with my experience this time. It took forever to get our food and when it came it was pretty average, in fact my eggs were still runny. I didn't dare ask for a recook as it took so long and the waiter was snippy as it was. So, that will be my last visit.
p.s. even the mini doughnuts were not good!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I tried Farmhouse for the first time and it was amazing! The food, the service and the drinks were all absolutely great!

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c
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in one of the side rooms which kept the noise level comfortably conversational. Food was great. We took three teenaged girls and they loved the burgers. Something on this menu for everyone.

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KS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Farmhouse is always one of our favorite restaurants in Evanston. The food is consistently good and so are the cocktails. Cozy atmosphere. Our server was a bit slow in getting to us and we hardly saw him during our dinner, but that is not usually the case.

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FF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week special. They put together a great menu. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Service was outstanding. Looking forward to going back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food.

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DH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was only so-so which was disappointing since we'd heard so many good things about the place. But food was average at best. Server was attentive and never instrusive.

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I
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food here, even at such a hackneyed event as brunch, is interesting and well executed. A chopped salad (who has a chopped salad for brunch? I did :-) was complex, interesting, and well-dressed. Tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich had every part perfect: good bread, good cheese, excellent house made soup. And the cinnamon donut holes -- you get nine -- are warm, sharing perfection. The decor is sort of farmhouse chic, service is knowledgeable and comfortable. And to go with that chopped salad -- a first class Bloody Mary, choice of vodkas, which included pickle, cheese curds, a thick slice of bacon, and a beer chaser. A happy experience all around.

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DJ
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Farmhouse for breakfast. It was our first time here. The atmosphere was attractive and homey. Service and food was great! We will return.

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S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

I have been to Farmhouse with good service and great food in the past, but we had less than desirable service when we finally did receive service after sitting for 15 minutes. The food was delivered in a timely fashion, but very over "herbed" to the point of being almost un-edible. We all had food left on our plates when we were finished and did not want to take it home. I was surprised by this and perhaps this was a fluke, but it will be a long time before I go again.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

My waiter brought me salmon, and I ordered trout. I tried for several minutes to get his attention, or anybody's, to no avail. Finally, I just ate the salmon, which was good, but not what I ordered or what I was looking forward to. We also ordered roasted brussel sprouts, which were covered in a sauce and soft, which was unexpected. The waiter arrived after we had finished to see if we'd like desserts, but never asked about the meal. The ticket said "trout..." Someone else picked up the check once we put the $ in, so I never had the chance to let him know. The waiter was rushed throughout. I'm an Evanstonian, and I'll return to Farmhouse as this was my first bad experience. There was a new State Representative sitting next to us, so we assumed that's where all the attentions were.

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CM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried cheese curds are an absolute must! Great rotating local beer/cider menu.

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r
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch was fantastic! I loved my open faced sandwich, and everything that passed by the table looked amazing.

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JW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second time there, and of all the wonderful and healthy options on the menu, I ordered the fish and chips. I should have known better. The fries were great, but I wouldn't recommend the fish. I also had a side salad which was delicious.

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DG
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great experience at Farmhouse! Stopped by for Sunday brunch - welcomed warmly, great server and wonderful food. We both had the Farmers breakfast (eggs with veggies, potatoes, sausage, toast) - eggs-cellent! Eggs were silky and delicious - I could have eaten another helping. Have been there at lunch when it's a bit loud but it was semi-quiet and relaxed - perfect for a Sunday morning.

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F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My larger party all enjoyed the brunch. Service was attentive and it’s a perfect place to bring kids

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JR
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a group of 7 for a dinner with extended family. The group included 2 teenagers and three young adults in their 20s (and two adults in their 50s). Everyone loved the food and the vibe. The 20 somethings particularly liked the beer list. The teenagers loved the pretzels. The ingredients were fresh and delicious. We had a lake trout and a salad that we loved! The server was slow to get to us, but once he did the service after that was good; attentive. It's a great menu, but a little on the expensive side.

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JD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best venison I've ever had...bar none! It fell off the bone and wasn't gamey. Nicely done.

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KF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a good place to eat... breakfast lunch or dinner

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

NeeYear’s Day dinner in a convenient location. Good food with the only complaint is that the appetizer arrived after the entrees

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AL
Chicago
78 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s very kid-friendly, so if you don’t want to be surrounded by screaming children, make sure you go in after 6:30.

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

service was disappointing. Indicated birthday as reason for visit but no acknowledgement and table wasn’t even ready. Server spilled coffee on table but I had to ask twice for napkins to clean it up myself.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food was tasty, service was good. My only criticism is mashed potato filling for the pierogies was room temperature and not warm. But everything else was great.

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