Farmhouse - Evanston
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.
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Ala carte breakfast 7-8:30
Brunch Buffet 9-5 $38 (kids $16)
Ala carte Dinner 5:30-9
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Food was good and plentiful. Our waiter was not very attentive and I'm don't require a lot of attention. Noise level is high.
Good food. Good proportions. Great service. Need to do something about the noise level.
Easter brunch with my hard of hearing family. Staff was so helpful!
I always love the food. The buffet today was outstanding. Very friendly wait staff.
Excellent Easter Buffet. We will be back next year.
EASTER BRUNCH: The quality of the brunch was not significantly better than what you might get at any daily brunch served at a mediocre motel. Eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and french toast were the main staples served with one carving station (prime rib) and some steamed salmon and ham in warming trays. Salad bar was sad and offered the bare minimum and the dessert tray consisted of stale donuts.
Very unimpressive and not worth half the price charged.
Disappointed in the brunch . A few years back went to Mothers Day Brunch and loved it-
NO bread... Very skimpy deserts... Salads just ok.
Food and drink were amazing as always. And the service was on point as well. We will definitely do that again.
Overall it was good.
I love farm to table restaurants and this was a great experience. The food was amazing and my only criticism would be that my entree was a bit too busy. The flat iron steak was incredible which is what I had. My guests dinners were equally amazing, but like my entree a bit busy. I like a combination of flavors, but not so much that I cannot discern them. I will eat there the next time I am at Northwestern.
Great food and great times!
Great good and great service. Our waiter was great!
All was great except for the air conditioning (on a snowy day) was blowing right on me. Server was polite and apologetic but it did take away from my dining experience.
Went with friends, was so loud it was hard to hear each other but food and service was good.
Delicious seasonal food served in a casual fun setting. Good vibe!
Service was ok, decor cute, food pretty good. Wine was very overpriced!
So loud. Shriekers at the bar table behind us. Couldn't get out of there fast enough.
Loved the menu of locally sourced foods, including the Wisconsin distilled gin, Death's Door. We will be back for another meal.
The food was quite good. I ordered the trout, which was delicious, but it did not have the accompaniments as described. It was supposed to come with sweet potatoes, but it came with parsnips and forbidden rice.
A restaurant that boasts that they are farm to table that serves a flat iron steak so tough you had to saw through it and couldn’t be chewed is a disgrace. It was my daughter’s 21st birthday which they did not even acknowledge even though it was in our reservation. And her pork chops were so bad she ate less than half. My flat iron steak was replaced - after the other 5 people in our party had finished dinner. We won’t be going back!
A bit pricey but the food was good. Had a midwestern mixed salad which was quite lovely & good, a bit on the smaller side considering price, altho it was not typical Resturant small. But I could not make a meal out of it. I did order a chicken breast to add to the salad, which was rather dry.
It did get too loud for any real conversations as our evening progressed, perhaps lunch time would have been a better choice. Our server was very good. but it seemed like the drinks from the bar took some time, perhaps more bartenders needed on a Sat. evening?
The only real issue I have is the location of the bathrooms-on the 2nd fl, up a long flight up stairs. What do the physically challenged do? I saw no elevator or signs.
Jeremy very friendly and knowledgeable! Food was delicious.
Flatbread with squash, cheese, something else all drizzled with a sweet sauce had a thick texture and lack crispness I expect with a flatbread.
The mixed salad greens with nuts, dried fruit was with tiny slivers of dried apricot only. Not interesting enuf to order again.
Our second visit.
The Farmhouse is a great place for Sunday brunch. Our friends from Israel were impressed with the food and coziness of the restaurant. We will return soon!
Food fresh and delicious. Kid friendly. Service friendly, but a bit slow.
Great service. Seated upon arrival. The ambiance was great. Noice level was great you are able to conversate with someone across from you. Very clean tables and bathrooms. Food was good and where able to accommodate to my expectation on Mac and cheese with steak as an main dish. Will definitely return.
It’s was just fine. Nothing special. Undersized brunch menu. Everything was good but nothing was so good you would need to go back there to eat it again. Bloody Mary was very good. Coffee was not good. Ultimately spent $80 for 2 alcoholic drinks, 2 brunch items and a coffee.
Hate to share this, but are compelled to submit this review.
The 4.4 rating doesn't jibe with the reviews!!! Note - there are LOTS of 1-stars - sort by lowest-rated & you'll see. Believe them.
Loved our waiter Jeremy, loved the beer, bread & pretzel. Everything else was bland and overpriced!
Two of us had the chicken (one of their specialties) - at best, it was bland, skin wasn't crispy as advertised, and didn't look at all appealing.
Two of us got hamburgers - again, very bland. We ordered the salad (holding the bacon), and guess what - bland again! (we liked the watermelon radishes though).
Even the carrots were served in a way that looked like they were overcooked by some cub scouts on their first campout.
4 entrees, 1 cocktail, 3 beers & a glass of wine totaled $250!!!!!
We were embarrassed to have selected this restaurant - hope our friends will give us another chance in the future - but it won't be at Farmhouse.
Overall, we like the food at Farmhouse. However, the place was packed on Saturday night and the overall ambience was overwhelmed with LOUD. Even after moving away from some screaming children — and many thanks to the manager for making that move possible (only after we noticed two table for two being cleared) — we were barely able to conduct a conversation across the table.
This problem could have been reduced if the manager had opened the second floor for service. However, a more simple solution might have been to turn down the background music. The banal music was mostly just a rhythm, and the louder the mindless drum beat, the louder the patrons got in trying to communicate with each other. When the beat lessened, so did the volume of the diners.
We went home feeling sated with good food, but empty of meaningful conversations with our guests
Service was impeccable
Sat in a small room off to the side which was great but there was another party in the room who was very loud and we could barely hold a conversation at our table of 6. We had pierogis and cheese curd appetizers and they were delicious, cheese curds are very greasy. These are not low calorie choices. My husband had the pork chop, it was huge and unfortunately extremely extremely fatty. He carved out a ton of fat but every bite still had a lot of fat. My son also had the pork chop and his was better. We should’ve sent it back but he cut away at it hoping it would get better but it just got worse. Overall, it was not a great experience. I probably wouldn’t go back and I probably wouldn’t recommend it. It was pricey and would’ve expected better.
Food was outstanding. Service was excellent.
We were seated next to a large and boisterous table; it impacted our ability to converse comfortably.
I've been to Farmhouse a couple of times now. Food is always so fresh and delicious - full of flavor. I appreciate their unique spin on some common menu items. Service is also usually pretty good. It's not the best but it's not bad. Servers just need to make sure they are paying close attention to their tables.
The food was delicious and our server, Taylor, was excellent. I would highly recommend for a casual night out.
Biggest and best pork chop I’ve ever had
Had a yummy lunch with a business colleague there this week. Always good food and service. I'm not a fan of sitting at high top tables, so be sure to specify what type of table you prefer -- they are great about honoring your preference when they can.
I expected it to be pricy in downtown Evanston in a hotel but we ordered a large salad for $16.50 and it was a joke. I can go to most other places and get a better salad for under $10. The menu is very limited and nothing special on it. I ordered what the waiter said they were famous for (mac and cheese) and it was OK but not worth going back for and definitely not worth the $25 price tag
Had a great brunch, small but diverse menu giving some great unique options, all food was great! Service was good, not stellar but not bad
Excellent service- excellent, fresh food- decent prices- a little noisy but it added to the feeling that this is a place to be. I really appreciated the fact that they seated 2 of us before the 2 arrived.