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The Farmhouse

4.7
4.7
570 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Local, organic, contemporary American cuisine.

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2 people

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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

                chopped avocados, roma tomatoes, onions, olive oil, microgreens

                • Peaches & Burrata$14.00

                  stacked heirloom tomatoes, micro basil, balsamic reduction, parsley oil

                  TO CONTINUE

                  To Add: 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

                    • 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

                              • Tiger Shrimp Tacos$29.00

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

                                • Steak Frites$38.00

                                  14 oz, grass fed ny strip, rosemary butter, hand cut truffle french fries

                                  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

                                                  creme anglaise, fruit coulis, ice cream

                                                  Last updated: May 20, 2022

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                                                  What 570 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

                                                    American

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                                                  1. AC

                                                    AlastairC

                                                    New England

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined today

                                                    overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                    Food was delicious and the outdoor patio is great. Lots of space and totally shielded from the road by the restaurant itself. Only downside was lack of service (maybe they were short-staffed?) Took almost half an hour to be asked for drinks. After main course was never asked about desserts.

                                                  2. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined today

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    It was loud , server great. Food delicious.

                                                  3. S

                                                    Spotz

                                                    New England

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    27 reviews

                                                    Dined today

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always great!

                                                  4. A

                                                    Alyson

                                                    New England

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We loved The Farmhouse!! We ate outside on the awesome patio. Food was phenomenal. Drinks are delicious. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating

                                                  5. M

                                                    Melissaann

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, service and atmosphere. Met friend dinner and all enjoyed the experience.

                                                  6. J

                                                    Jennifer

                                                    New England

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Always delicious, with friendly staff excellent service and great ambiance!

                                                  7. AN

                                                    ANNEs

                                                    New York Area

                                                    42 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    42 reviews

                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious, fun and impeccable friendly service Our favoriteThursday night date night :)

                                                  8. YS

                                                    YvonneS

                                                    New England

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We ate in their very lovely outdoor area. Nice setting and excellent food!

                                                  9. GU

                                                    GeorgeU

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, service and atmosphere. I have been here a number of times and have not been disappointed. Our party was 7 and we ordered many of the appetizers and entrees that were on the menu. Particular stand outs were the Caesar Salad, Tuna Tartare, Chilled Citrus Avocado Soup, Maine Halibut, Fish Tacos and Vegetable Risotto. We were too full for dessert this time. The service was wonderful. Our food arrived quickly and prepared perfectly. You will enjoy eating here.

                                                  10. JH

                                                    JanetH

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding as always! Love dining at The Farmhouse!

                                                  12. y

                                                    yogafoodie

                                                    New England

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    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!

                                                  13. B

                                                    Blueginger

                                                    New England

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                    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!

                                                  14. KM

                                                    KristenMcDonough

                                                    New England

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience3

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

                                                  15. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great time

                                                  16. BL

                                                    BruceL

                                                    New England

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding meal and service.

                                                  17. JA

                                                    JillA

                                                    New England

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                    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.

                                                  18. 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!

                                                  19. 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!!!

                                                  20. 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.

                                                  21. O

                                                    Out2lunch

                                                    New England

                                                    76 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    76 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Outstanding all around!

                                                  22. 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

                                                  23. 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

                                                  24. 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

                                                  25. 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!

                                                  26. 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!

                                                  27. 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.

                                                  28. 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.

                                                  29. 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.

                                                  30. 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…

                                                  31. K

                                                    Katg

                                                    New England

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Wonderful food, great service.

                                                  32. O

                                                    Out2lunch

                                                    New England

                                                    76 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    76 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great spot!

                                                  33. 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!!

                                                  34. 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

                                                  35. 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.)

                                                  36. 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.

                                                  37. 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

                                                  38. 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

                                                  39. 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!

                                                  40. 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.

                                                  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 570 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                  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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