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The Farmhouse

4.7
4.7
560 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Local, organic, contemporary American cuisine.

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2 people

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Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 449-6200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gabriel Sanchez-Luz

  • Private party contact

    Eatfarmhouse@gmail.com: (781) 449-6200

  • Neighborhood

    Needham

  • Cross street

    Dedham Ave.

  • Parking details

    Large public parking at rear entrance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

TO BEGIN

  • Fried Pickles$8.00

    dill chips, battered, buttermilk ranch dipping sauce

    • Tuna Tartare$18.00

      Avocado Mousse, Spiralized Cucumber, chives, fried wonton chips, Sesame-soy Ginger

      • Super Jumbo Lump Crab Cake$16.00

        greens, bosc pears, cranberries, honey mustard, champagne vinaigrette

        • Kale, Red & Tuscan$12.00

          shredded brussels sprouts, pecorino cheese, toasted almonds, tomatoes, lemon-mustard

          • Point Judith Calamari$14.00

            crisped, cherry peppers, chives, lemon, san marzano marinara

            • Caesar$13.00

              Chopped romaine, garlic sourdough croutons, shaved pecorino, white anchovies

              • Chilled Citrus Soup$12.00

                Avocado, roma tomatoes, onions, olive oil, microgreens

                • Peaches & Burrata$14.00

                  stacked heirloom tomatoes, micro basil, balsamic reduction.

                  TO CONTINUE

                  ADD ONS: Salmon $12 , Shrimp $12, Halibut $20, Avocado $3

                  • Fish Tacos$29.00

                    crisped halibut, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli*, watermelon radish, flour tortilla

                    • Tiger Shrimp Tacos$29.00

                      sauteed, cajun, iceberg lettuce, pico de gallo, spicy aioli*, house pickled red onions

                      • Campanelle Bolognese$29.00

                        grass fed ground veal, lamb, beef, san Marzano tomatoes, parmigiano reggiano

                        • Maine Halibut$36.00

                          fennel, rainbow bell peppers, spinach, whipped potatoes, lemon white wine sauce

                          • Vegetable Risotto$25.00

                            cherry tomatoes, exotic mushrooms, peas, baby spinach, pecorino

                            • 1855 Farms Beef Short Ribs$34.00

                              braised, pappardelle pasta, carrots, pecorino cheese

                              • Freebird Chicken$29.00

                                Statler-cut, Yukon potato puree, charred brussel sprouts, baby carrots, shallots, lemon jus

                                • Steak frites$38.00

                                  14 oz, grass fed NY Strip, Rosemary Butter, hand-cut truffle french fries

                                  • Veal Milanese$36.00

                                    pounded thin, panko breaded, crisp arugula, red onions, capers, tomatoes, lemon vin

                                    TO ACCOMPANY

                                    • Marinated Olives$8.00

                                      oil, citrus rinds

                                      • Hand Cut French fries$7.00

                                        sea salt

                                        • Marcona Almonds$8.00

                                          Extra Virgin Oil

                                          • Truffle Fries$9.00

                                            truffle oil, pecorino, chives

                                            • Whipped Yukon Potato Puree$8.00

                                              • Bread & Butter$4.00

                                                TO END

                                                • Vanilla Bourbon Bread Pudding$12.00

                                                  walnuts, raisins, ice cream

                                                  • Dark Chocolate Brownie$12.00

                                                    Raspberry Coulis, Ice Cream

                                                    • Crisp$12.00

                                                      Strawberry, Rhubarb, Cinnamon, Oat Crumble, Ice Cream

                                                      Last updated: May 13, 2022

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                                                      What 560 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                      4.7
                                                      4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.8Food
                                                      • 4.7Service
                                                      • 4.6Ambience
                                                      • 4.4Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

                                                      Loved For

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                                                        Healthy

                                                      • Boston Suburbs

                                                        Neighborhood Gem

                                                      • Boston Suburbs

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                                                      1. JH

                                                        JanetH

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Love the ambiance. Service is always great! My go-to items: fish tacos, risotto with truffle oil, Maine halibut.

                                                      2. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Outstanding as always! Love dining at The Farmhouse!

                                                      3. y

                                                        yogafoodie

                                                        New England

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                        I was pleased to be able to sit outside on the patio, which was a delightful space. I suspect the staffing is short these days, as with so many places. There was no area of fretting at the street entrance, and it took quite some time for anyone to come help me get seated (I had a reservation). Once seated the server was pleasant and prompt, helpful with making suggestions. As the evening wore in and the place got busier, it was harder to get her attention. We ordered the tuna tartare and bursts as starters. Neither seems to have been freshly plated, and both had similar sauces and garnishes. The bureaus should have been served with a few crostini, in this diner’s opinion. The wontons with the tuna were a nice touch. I had the kale salad for my meal. It was fresh, nicely made, good dressing and finely chopped nuts and cheese added a nice balance of flavors. My dining companion ordered the veal and unfortunately it was tough and fatty. Would not order again. On a good note, cocktails and wine selection were great, and the pacing of food arriving was spot on. If we come back, we will make sure to order different starters and something other than the veal. We love the sister restaurant Buttercup, so are certainly willing to give the Farmhouse another try!

                                                      4. B

                                                        Blueginger

                                                        New England

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        14 reviews

                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                        The food was amazing - never have had a bad thing there. This was my third time. The dessert was a strawberry rhubarb with vanilla ic cream and a soft granola - we loved it! Will be back!

                                                      5. KM

                                                        KristenMcDonough

                                                        New England

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                        amazing food, I got the chicken which I normally would never get and it was so flavorful. the calamari was great also.

                                                      6. BL

                                                        BruceL

                                                        New England

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Outstanding meal and service.

                                                      7. JA

                                                        JillA

                                                        New England

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                                        overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                        The food is always consistently really good, however sitting right next to the kitchen wasn’t a good experience. It was a little slow getting started but the service was generally fine. Hearing pans clanging didn’t make for good ambience. I will always ask for a table far away from the kitchen. It was for a birthday so I thought we would receive a better table but we did not.

                                                      8. AC

                                                        AmyC

                                                        New England

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        11 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We love that this restaurant has something for everyone on the menu, and is even willing to make substitutions (e.g. mashed potatoes for pasta). It's also consistently excellent handmade food and a variety of well-crafted /sourced drinks. Our favorites from last night: fish tacos, halibut with fennel and peppers, strawberry-rhubarb crisp. In a convenient location in Needham Center with plenty of parking nearby. I'm so glad we know about this restaurant and we'll be back soon!

                                                      9. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                        The BEST shrimp taco I have ever had!!!

                                                      10. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        This was our first time dining at The Farmhouse. We came here to celebrate our daughter’s 17th birthday. This restaurant surely did not disappoint. The food was to die for and the service was excellent. We surely will return.

                                                      11. O

                                                        Out2lunch

                                                        New England

                                                        76 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        76 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Outstanding all around!

                                                      12. k

                                                        kenn

                                                        New England

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Waitress was excellent, friendly and very accommadating. Food was excellent as usual. One of my favorite restaurants for its consistency

                                                      13. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Very tasty, spectacular service, fast kitchen which made it feel a little rushed. Overall great experience

                                                      14. MG

                                                        MitchellG

                                                        New York Area

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        16 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food , service, ambience all superb. This was our first visit and we will be back

                                                      15. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Came from CT to visit Grandson and came to you guys for dinner after Baseball. Awesome Fish and Shrimp Tacos and amazing Fried Calamari! Thank you!

                                                      16. J

                                                        Julia

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Our first time at The Farmhouse. We will definitely be back!

                                                      17. FB

                                                        FBLMA

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                        We have eaten at Farmhouse many times, but this is our first time in 2022. We were really underwhelmed with the menu. Maybe the chef has changed? Two taco choices for entrees when you only have a total of eight items? Also seems like the winter menu for both food and drinks had not turned over for Spring. While the food was fine, it tasted and looked like something you could get a mid-tier restaurant for 1/2 the price. Certainly not worth the cost. After so many great meals at the Farmhouse previously, it was such a letdown. We likely will not go back.

                                                      18. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        My favorite place to go! The food is so fresh and so delicious! And every time I go ALL of people that work there are so nice and attentive.

                                                      19. JM

                                                        JackieM

                                                        New England

                                                        32 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        32 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        A neighborhood gem with a wonderful seasonal menu. Great friendly staff and amazing food. Highly recommend.

                                                      20. SC

                                                        ScottC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                        Thank you for the lighting- I hate how dark restaurants are. Liquor pour could have been a little larger…

                                                      21. K

                                                        Katg

                                                        New England

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful food, great service.

                                                      22. O

                                                        Out2lunch

                                                        New England

                                                        76 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        76 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great spot!

                                                      23. AD

                                                        AmyD

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The Farmhouse is our favorite! The food is consistently excellent and the staff are the BEST!!

                                                      24. JC

                                                        JacintheC

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Just amazing ! Every time we are in town we make sure to book a diner at the Farmhouse

                                                      25. M

                                                        Michael

                                                        Seattle

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Meeting and old friend. The waitress was AMAZING!! Dishes terrific! Can’t wait to go back next visit to see family in Needham ( we are from Bainbridge Island, WA.)

                                                      26. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Las Vegas

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Staff was excellent and friendly. The food was fantastic.

                                                      27. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful experience all around Service, presentation of food, quality. Will return

                                                      28. SD

                                                        SuzanneD

                                                        New England

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great atmosphere. Lively crowd, Good varied menu. I hadn't been in a while and glad I got reaquainted with the placcce

                                                      29. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We love Farmhouse! Food is amazing and Courtney and Kimmy took such great care of us!

                                                      30. FG

                                                        FoodGloriousFood

                                                        New York Area

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                        Ordered the steak / frites. Not the best steak I've had for $38. The cut was decent proportion size -- but had much fat on 2 of its sides and a major vein down the middle that one needed to cut around. Preparation (medium) was perfect. Thank you for substituting mashed potatoes for fries.

                                                      31. KF

                                                        KFBL

                                                        New England

                                                        39 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        39 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        As always, The Farmhouse did not disappoint. The good is delicious, the service excellent and never condescending but always friendly.

                                                      32. ER

                                                        ErinR

                                                        New England

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                        All the food was delicious, cocktails were awesome!

                                                      33. SD

                                                        ShirleyD

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Daughter got a promotion

                                                      34. AA

                                                        AABNDM

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Excellent food and service! Table wasn't ready when we arrived, but to be expected on a Friday night. Overall, it's a bit pricey, but worth it for a night out.

                                                      35. KK

                                                        KristinK

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        The food was great and came out very fast and was cooked to perfection. We had Halibut, Chicken and shrimp Tacos at our table... Everything yummy. Flavors/sauces made the dishes. Small space but great design and good vibe! If I lived in the area I would be there often!

                                                      36. O

                                                        Out2lunch

                                                        New England

                                                        76 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        76 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Wonderful spot!

                                                      37. k

                                                        kenn

                                                        New England

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        8 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Friends getting together. First time at Farm House. Can’t say enough about the general ambience, wait staff and the superb food. A wonderful dining experience

                                                      38. JH

                                                        JohnH

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                        overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                        Food was great but portions were tiny. I don't mind paying but, please make the portions reasonable!!

                                                      39. M

                                                        Moose

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Service was great. Very friendly staff. Food was delicious.

                                                      40. L

                                                        Lunatune

                                                        New England

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food and wait person... lively, warm atmosphere!

                                                      Safety precautions

                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                        • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                        • Contactless payment available
                                                      • Physical distancing

                                                        • Limited number of seated diners
                                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                        • Extra space between tables
                                                      • Screening

                                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                        • Staff is vaccinated
                                                        • Contact tracing information collected

                                                      FAQs

                                                      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 560 OpenTable diners.

                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                      Booked 14 times today
                                                      Google Map for The Farmhouse

                                                      970 Great Plain Ave Needham, MA 02492

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Cross street

                                                        Dedham Ave.

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Needham

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
                                                        Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        American

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Smart Casual

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        Large public parking at rear entrance.

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Executive chef

                                                        Gabriel Sanchez-Luz

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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