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The Farmhouse

4.7
4.7
748 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Local, organic, contemporary American cuisine.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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

What 748 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston Suburbs

    American

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  1. MA

    MegA

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service - excellent food - beginning to end, outstanding. The Farmhouse never disappoints!
  2. J

    Jill

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional dinner - food, ambiance, service - totally wonderful. Even for our 10 year old son - the kids menu has deconstructed fish tacos !!! Our waitress was beyond charming. Halibut was amazing. Loved the entire experience and we will be back next time we are in the area!
  3. R

    Roscoe

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing and our server Courtney is the best in the business
  4. RB

    ReneeB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and the portions were generous.
  5. BR

    BRIBRI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Drinks were awesome. Crab cakes super moist and flavorful. Farmers salad needed a bit more dressing in my opinion and had too much lettuce and not enough veggies. Arancin had a nice gooey cheesey center. Fried pickles were some of the best I have ever had. Skipped on dessert because we were so full but they both sounded good.
  6. CC

    CarolC

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we had a lovely dinner at the Farmhouse. Food was delicious, service was great!
  7. NT

    NancyT

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great server.
  8. T

    Teammarina

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the halibut and it was cooked perfectly with a meld of flavors that complimented each other. My cocktail was very well made as well. Great experience!
  9. F

    Foodie1845

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Got seated by the back door and bathroom. It wasn’t pleasant eating while smelling the restrooms. It was also quite cold where we needed to keep out coats on. The halibut (AMAZING the last time) wasn’t the same this time. It was just good.
  10. MM

    MichaelaM

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Food was just ok. We ordered a bunch of appetizers for dinner. They came out within 10 minutes which is way too quick for them to be delicious. Hence the just ok. Waitstaff was fine. Had lots of tables which I truly understand given the circumstances lately. A little disappointed given the restaurant gets good reviews.
  11. HB

    HBS9

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner. Great food and service. Diners could’ve been more spaced out.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here a number of times this year. Three times outside. Last night we ate indoors. It was lovely. Our table somehow felt private even though the restaurant was full. Our friends had never been to The Farmhouse and they absolutely loved it. The service was terrific. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the squash soup, beet salad, calamari, crab cake and caprese to start. Everything was very good. My favorite was the crab cake. For entrees we had the short ribs, bolognese and two orders of the fish tacos. Everything was so good. Delicious and very good quality food. Lots of flavors. This restaurant is really for great for foodies who want to try new things and also for those that like traditional dishes. Always delicious. Never disappoints.
  13. d

    davidr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us enjoyed every moment there. From the water boy, to the bread boy, to our wonderful waitress who did so much to care for each of us.
  14. SL

    ShaunL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The fried calamari and free bird chicken were the best dishes, hands down.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot to catch up with old friends over a delicious meal!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - Alyssa was wonderful! Always yummy.
  17. JC

    JacintheC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we are in town , we make sure to book a table at the Farmhouse
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great food outstanding portions incredible. Plan to go back soon
  19. S

    Steaklovers14

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place for a casual dinner with a friend. Service was just right.
  20. S

    Stevie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We had reservations and when we arrived, with many open tables, they wanted to seat us right next to the front door (the most undesirable location). Not a good way to start off. In fact, that is the second time they did this to us in a row! The tables are crammed together now, making my wife and me feel quite uncomfortable. The table next to us was so close we heard their entire conversation and had trouble talking to each other. The music was loud and people were yelling over the music, making it even less desirable. Then they didn't give us menus. Instead, we had QR codes so we could read it on our phones. That's fine...but the menu on the phones was not optimized for use on a phone. It was tiny writing that required extreme magnification to read. That showed some serious tone deafness toward their customers. The food was not bad--but not good either, and the chicken I ordered was tiny. The prices have skyrocketed way more than the 9% inflation rate. Then, despite the fact that their food is overpriced, we were forced to pay a "kitchen fee." Although not a large amount, that was the final straw--it really turned us off entirely given the entire experience. On the positive side, our server was good though and the personnel were friendly (especially the busboy). Overall, they used to be better. I recommend that they find new management as the restaurant has great potential. We will not return.
  21. RL

    RLBinFL

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When visiting the Boston area this is my go to restaurant! Sadly I get the exact thing each time because it is soooo good. That would be the tuna tartar and the halibut. It was chilly night and my dinner mates got the bolognese and said it was one of the best they have had. You won’t be disappointed.
  22. PC

    PatrickC

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food and service excellent! The only downside is that the prices have, understandably, gone up considerably.
  23. K

    Katherine

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Campanelle Bolognese was out of this world and hate that I had to share half of it
  24. g

    glenn

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was busy but everyone working there went above expectations !!! The food was very good and nice presentation. The waiter was the best !!!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great ambience. Food was delicious and nice wine to go with.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food. Lovely evening
  27. m

    mintchocochip

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was very good. I was disappointed in the "jumbo lump crab cakes". Good, but they were just crab cakes, not jumbo lump crab cakes. Nice strong cocktails.
  28. n

    nothingbutnet

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place in Needham - tight seating inside and expect to wait as they turn the first dinner time reservations. But, worth the gourmet food quality. Love the fried pickles for the table, their caesar salad with white anchovies and an unbelievable veg risotto. Other menus items were fully enjoyed as well.
  29. KO

    KatO

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional. We were a group of 13 including a toddler and had a blast. Food and drinks were really, really good.
  30. f

    foodlover

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the quality of the food and a gravy server!
  31. MJ

    MitchJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Wine list was great as well.
  32. BC

    BartC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite local restaurants!
  33. M

    Michael

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great… felt rushed and table location was in a bad spot…
  34. k

    kathleen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time eating at the Farmhouse and the food was excellent, the service very good and the atmosphere very warm and inviting. Im looking forward to going back again soon.
  35. DS

    DanielleS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing! Great service, delicious food, fun atmosphere.
  36. GW

    GeorgeW

    New England

    135 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Very friendly people. Not a fan of of chicken normally, but this one was almost surrealistically delicious. The ribs, according to my friends were also very good. Everything else we shared - burrata, arancini, etc and soups were excellent. Our friends loved the ice cream - to the point that they asked for the supplier - the waiter claimed it was made in house. Wish we could be in the garden, but even inside it’s a cozy upscaled (yes, real white linen tablecloths) bistro. If Michelin decides to start rating NE restaurants, this one will have a Star - definitely at par with those stared establishments I just dined at in NYC last week.
  37. BS

    BethS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant, food service and hands down the best around!!!
  39. BB

    BBM1

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Glad we were able to make a last minute reservation. Food was good and I love the selection of salads And the ability to pair them with a variety of salads.
  40. SB

    SallyB

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic !

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 748 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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