About FARMHOUSE Tavern
Serving #FARMHOUSEhospitality. Rooted in the charming influences of the rural Ontario farmhouse. A little bit country/ A lot rock & roll. Cooking a blackboard menu of #FARMdrivenFOOD. Pouring Ontario craft brews + artisanal VQA.
Canadian, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Fridays 11:45am-1:45pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Small Mid-Day Menu: Saturday 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Sunday 6:00pm - 10:00pm
*Buck-A-Shuck Oysters 5-6pm Sunday nights.
CAN$30 and under
You can park Edwin on our North/South street, or on North side of Dupont East of the restaurant.
Nearest subway is Bloor & Keel. 4 min walk.
Private Party Facilities:
Our private 'HUNT CAMP' room seats 9-12ppl at one high top table.
The entire venue can accommodate 120 guests for buy out events.
Private Party Contact:
Darcy MacDonell: 4165619114x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
FARMHOUSE tavern is available for private or semi-private functions on Wednesday or Thursday nights.
FARMHOUSE Tavern Ratings and Reviews
While the food was delicious and I very ...
While the food was delicious and I very much appreciate the local, farm-to-table aspect, the service was somewhat hostile and unwelcoming. I actually came twice last week - once on Wednesday for drinks and oysters with my friend, and again on Sunday for brunch with two different friends. Drinks on Wednesday was a bit odd - the maître d' greeting my friend and I separately and both somewhat coolly. When I arrived after, she sort of barked at me, "you here for your friend?" and then just pointed in the general direction of where she was sitting. We ordered 12 oysters and only received 10 and then when we asked for two more, the server didn't believe us and counted all the shells seeming a bit reluctant.
Sunday for brunch, same maître d', same sort of hostile, exasperated vibe. Our server was Australian (I can't say for sure, but he had an accent) just said "so have you figured it out yet?" when he first came to our table and we hadn't realized there was only a chalkboard menu. After we finished our meal, we attempted to pay our bill, with our server not offering to give us change. He also chasing after our one friend who wanted to pay by card and who was also in the bathroom, to pay for his portion. The server seemed frustrated, shaking his head at us because we were trying to split the bill, and also expressed annoyance when I accidentally ran into him as he was carrying a stool - I apologized and he rushed past me shaking his head, it was really odd.
I had been wanting to try this place for so long and it's a shame I won't be returning as the food truly was delicious. The service was so off-putting and inordinately hostile and strange, just not a pleasant experience overall.
Excellent service from our waiter. The ...
Excellent service from our waiter. The buck a shot oysters were amazing! Had the burger special with the duck egg and goat cheese and it was really good. The only downside is that the room was quite hot- need better air conditioning. However, we loved the rustic, farmhouse décor which really gave it character.
This was all six of our groups first vis ...
This was all six of our groups first visit to the Farmhouse Tavern. We met here to celebrate a family birthday. Our waiter was wonderful and made dinner so enjoyable. Everyone ordered something different and we shared a few appetizers. The food was fresh and delicious. The unusual offerings would appeal to anyone who loves to eat good food. We will definitely return.
I have been to Farmhouse Tavern 3 times ...
I have been to Farmhouse Tavern 3 times before (brunch + dinner) and all 3 times were excellent experiences. The food was incredible, the service and atmosphere amazing. Because of this I decided to have dinner here again for a friends get together. However this most recent visit was less than stellar.
First, it was a hot day so we decided to sit in the dining area instead of the patio. I sat down and no one had come by to offer water until after 15 minutes when I had to ask for it. When I did get it, it was room temperature with no ice. It was a hot evening, some ice would've been helpful for cooling down. The dining area started getting so hot and there was no fan or AC. By the time we finished dinner and left it was substantially cooler outside than it was inside. It was just so uncomfortable eating in a place that was making you more sweaty and sticky.
Anyway, we had ordered drinks, 3 sangria and 1 Caesars. The Caesars was good, but the sangria tasted like water. I usually would not make a fuss about drinks as I would usually feel bad, but they weren't drinkable at all so we had to send it back and asked for it to be redone.
For food, we ordered the duck pasta, the Ploughman's Platter with foie gras, beets, and the burger. The duck pasta, beets and burger were good. The Ploughman's platter was very disappointing only because I have had it before and the kitchen usually offered a better selection of meats with bread and assortment of pickled items. I once had it come with duck leg and other cured meats. This time, the foie gras was forgotten, the bread were a over toasted with lots of burnt edges and mostly just eggs. It wasn't good bang for your buck for this platter.
Overall, I am very disappointed with this recent experience, which is upsetting because I absolutely loved Farmhouse Tavern prior to this. Maybe it was an off day, but I doubt I will be recommending this place any time soon.
This place has really great brunch - I l ...
This place has really great brunch - I love the changing menu and farm-to-table concept. In particular, it's refreshing to see a place that always has pancakes on the menu! The servers were friendly and the atmosphere is great.
We had a reservation. When we arrived w ...
We had a reservation. When we arrived we asked for a table that seemed available under an umbrella. We were told it was being saved so it could be added to adjoining tables to make up a 6 for a latter reservation. We were seated in the sun on a very hot day. Not 2 minutes later the table under the umbrella was given to another couple. When we asked why we were told "it all happened so quickly, nothing we can do about it." So we left.
Called the restaurant and at least got an apology. A lesson in good customer service would not go amiss here. I have had much smaller issues dealt with much more graciously at other restaurants. I will go back to those restaurants but not Farmhouse.
When we arrived for our reservation at 5 ...
When we arrived for our reservation at 5:30pm we were told that we could only order oysters and burgers. The full menu was not available until 6pm, we were a bit surprised by this but thought oh well we can have a drink first and relax. At 6pm our waiter came to our table and tried to tell us the features available for the night, he kept forgetting what they had to offer ( no menus) and had to ask other servers about the food. He forgot a second drink order for my husband so we just cancelled the drink after 30 min, he did not even apologize when we told him to cancel the drink he just said ok. When it came time for dessert there was only ONE option which did not suit all of our table so we left with no dessert. It was Father's Day and I thought we could have a special dessert instead we paid the bill and left. Although the food quality was very good we probably will never go back because of the poor service. We had been here once before and really enjoyed the restaurant but not this time.
Had a delicious Father's Day brunch with ...
Had a delicious Father's Day brunch with my dad. Food was great, only room for improvement would have been faster service and air conditioning. We were sweating by the end of our meal as the doors were wide open and no air seemed to be circulating.
Thursday night buck-a-shuck is great dea ...
Thursday night buck-a-shuck is great deal, amazing oyster so good we had to order a dozen more! The 14oz rib eye was like butta, cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. Could tell ingredients were super fresh, the tomato salad paired nicely with the rib eye.Vegan platter was also tasty and colourful. Service was great, very informative and friendly. My only suggestion is that the restsurant adds more items to their menu.
Over priced foo foo shi shi
Over priced wanna be foo foo shi shi food. 6 of us dined and 6 of us left hungry. Selection of food not only limited to 5 options for main course but of those options each item was small plates for the cost and the food was not good. Out of 6 people dining we sampled all main course items and we did not enjoy any. We packed the food for our dog to eat!
Nice spot, overpriced
Made a reservation for brunch @11 am, showed up and was informed there was no room on the patio for my reservation, as 3 large groups showed up first and despite not having reservations, the patio is first come first serve. Also of note, I showed up at 11 and these groups were already seated so the restaurant may open slightly earlier than advertised.
Food was great if on the pricey side... 4$ for a coffee. Not a lot of selection but definitely well prepared and delicious food.
a gem in the junction
if you've not been to Farmhouse...simply GO!. Ontario focused wine list (mostly vineyards that don't make the LCBO minimums...eg they are AWESOME), interesting local farm to table food. casual astrosphere focused on great food and no hype.
My son and I came to Toronto for a visit from Ft Lauderdale, FL. The location was unexpectedly in what seems like a residential neighborhood. But once inside, loved the warm eclectic decor with country charm. I especially liked that every table and seat had a different coffee mug at each setting. The staff and atmosphere is unpretentious, but the food was outstanding. Definitely worth every penny, not that I thought it was terribly expensive either. We had ordered the Mother and child reunion, not one complaint can be said! My son ate the whole thing, practically licked the plank clean! I had the Bird in the Nest, I have never had that combination of butternut squash with the perfectly poached eggs and the "cherry on top" bacon, so very pleasantly surprised. We shared an order of french fries, that's the french fries I crave. My only wish is that there was a location in South Florida. Delicious!!!
Great food and service; portions a bit small.
The Farmhouse Tavern is a neighbourhood favourite: it has a great patio, good ambiance, fresh & local menu, and the service is always reliable. I have been many times for brunch, and the first time recently for dinner. The food is always delicious and the experience consistently enjoyable, however I found the dinner menu to be lacking in value (portion sizes, particularly the rabbit ravioli and the fish dish of the day, left us hungry). The best bang for your buck - if that's what you're looking for - is the house made burger.
Friendly, full of locals..the front room ...
Friendly, full of locals..the front room was very loud, the lamb was awesome but very skimpy on the sides, the burger was cold blue rare in the center..yikes! But lots of fries, and the duck egg was delish...maybe the cook was new?..lol :)
Can I try one of everything?
We went for brunch and were very happy to have a reservation as they were turning people away at the door.
All the food items are winners, you can tell they take great pride in producing unique, tasty dishes that highlight each ingredient. I’m pretty sure the smoked oyster on the caesar was even smoked in house. The biscuit the eggs benny are served on is incredible, and the eggs in the nest was a great alternative to have the eggs served in a squash (which was cooked to perfection.)
Will have to go back to sample the other brunch items!
Stop restricting wine to locally produced
I liked the Farmhouse but I really don't understand why restaurants are so adherent to local sourcing when it comes to alcohol. You wouldn't restrict alcohol to locally produced so why do restaurants insist on local wines? Ontario makes good white wine but its climate doesn't produce good reds. Yes there are some that are fine but they are they are the exception and they are expensive. The average Ontario red cannot hold up to reds from any red growing region. I like to have a good red wine with dinner. I won't likely go back unless reds from outside Ontario are on the menu.
Tasty, local food
This is a cute neighbourhood place but the portions are small, the wine list very expensive especially for Ontario wine. I had a v tasty but small dinner. I hear great things about the brunch so I might come back in the summer to experience the patio.
Not up to their usual standard
We live in the neighbourhood and have dined at Farmhouse several times since it opened. The uneven caliber of our meals, delays, and lacklustre service on Friday evening were out of step with what we expect and usually experience at Farmhouse. It was likely just an off night, but it stung to shell out $150 for an average dining experience.
Delicious food, but a tad much salt on the burger.
For those who love a rustic, casual dining experience, then Farmhouse Tavern is the place for you. Highly recommended are the steak tartar, which was aromatic and full of different flavours all in one bite. The beef was so fresh - you can actually taste the flavour. The barnyard burger is also highly recommended as well. The only issue I had with it was there was way too much salt. I believe it may have been from the cured bacon that was inside the burger, or perhaps there was accidentally too much salt added, because the salt was only on one part of the beef patty. Unfortunately, the salt was too overpowering to enjoy the rest of the burger and the fries, which I have to add, are very well seasoned and delish.
Despite the salt incident on the burger, I still would say I would highly recommend Farmhouse Tavern and would definitely return when the menu changes it's line up!
We had the eggs bennedict on bacon, the muffin was a homemade biscuit and just delicious. Lots of options, many vegetarian so really a flexible place to go for a fun meal, definitely not 'restful' in terms of ambience, but loads of fun, our server was charming. Definitely worth it.
Duck egg on top!
If you have one burger in your lifetime, have it here. Enough said. Great hamburger - medium - on a fresh Kaiser bun, thick cut bacon crisp iceberg lettuce, goat cheese, house made mayo and...a duck egg on top!!!
One may add foie gras for an additional $10 if you want the ultimate indulgence but I had it without.
Others had rib eye (tasty and tender) and the roasted veggies are so delicious that it almost makes one vegetarian...until you see the burger. ;)
Such a fun place! Food is terrific and ...
Such a fun place! Food is terrific and the space is a lot of fun.
I had the Eggs in a Nest. They were tasty . My friend had the eggs Benny ....they were fantastic!! Highly recommended by both of us
The smokey Cesar was average. I prefer more spice and the clam as garnish was not appealing to us.
The staff was very good
We will be going back for sure!
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