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 beers, ciders + artisanal VQA.
Canadian, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: 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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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
Review is for brunch in the private dini ...
Review is for brunch in the private dining area. Our server was energetic and to the point, with no hesitation to provide what we needed and take responsibility for any slight errors (of which there were few). You can reserve the private dining area on open table by having a party of 9+, so long as you're willing to put down your credit card and give proper notice if cancelling.
The brunch menu is small and meat-forward, if that's a thing, with a nice selection of house made goodies. It's mostly breakfast with booze and a burger option, but the breakfast is great, so it shouldn't be an issue. I had the country breakfast - scrambled eggs, three types of meat, sourdough and jam. Everything was flavorful and prepared well. Mother + Child reunion looks like a great choice as well. Wish i lived closer.
Note - a friend did say the pancakes were nothing to write home about, but when I'm at a place that makes their own sausages, bacon, and offers foie gras on everything, I gravitate towards the meat dishes.
10 women celebrating the Christmas seaso ...
10 women celebrating the Christmas season as we have for 23 straight. We all met 23 years ago working at a bar in Toronto while at university. One vegan and one veg in the group. When asked what option was available for a vegan waitress noted the eggs in the nest. We then asked for no eggs as we need vegan.
our waitress then went onto to "enlighten" us to the fact that people that don't eat all meat and all parts of meat are privileged. That it's because of this privilege that we can afford to able eat like this.
She went onto tell us that she was vegan for 5 years but gave it up after travelling and now eats all parts including intestines.
Being shamed for being "rich enough" to order and eat , for the past 20 years a vegan diet in front of a group of people is unacceptable.
Then to have same waitress recommend a $200 dollar of wine which actually is not so expensive as it is a Magnum is the icing, right?
We are a varied group of women.. We are teachers, writers, architects, owners of businesses small and large, we are in marketing and healthcare but above all we are open minded accepting women who cherish this one day a year we allow ourselves to celebrate friendship and love without judgement.
Food was great, back room perfect for a get together full of load laughter.
Food was great - especially the burger. ...
Food was great - especially the burger. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We did feel a bit rushed at first. But, that feeling dissipated once we had a glass of wine and Ploughman's platter in front of us. We will certainly return!
Good eating down at the Farmhouse Forth ...
Good eating down at the Farmhouse
Forth trip back, out of my way but worth the ride.
Limited blackboard posted menu but what they are making is always super yummy.
Usually a fish dish, a pasta, burger, veggie dish or two and hop cut stake. Sometimes duck confit which is a fav of mine.
Music was too loud for conversations but they turned it down a bit. Server very good and real. Would recommend.
Two friends and I went for brunch. The s ...
Two friends and I went for brunch. The service was fast and the food came quickly, but there wasn't any warmth from our server (or when we first walked in - we actually felt like our presence wasn't really appreciated and we had a reservation!). We found the little round coffee-bistro-style tables a bit awkward.
Farmhouse is a neighbourhood jem and they definitely put an effort to create a cozy, rustic environment. It seems to be a magnet for the 'lumbersexual' (apparently that's a thing), which stands to reason, given the style of the place. Overall, I'd say, the food is good, the place has an identity, but staff could be a little more welcoming.
pleasant staff. however, we would have l ...
pleasant staff. however, we would have liked to sit in the brighter, quieter side of the restaurant . host who seated us spoke quickly and we couldn't hear the options. music too loud.
dinner was very good. dessert was not good. bland. pastry undercooked .
We had dinner here for the first time th ...
We had dinner here for the first time the other day. The food was disappointing compared to the brunch. The ploughman's platter was IMMENSELY overpriced for what it was, one dominant flavour (pickled) and barely any meat or cheese. It was alright, but we will probably just be sticking to the weekend brunch from now on.
I have been to farmhouse a couple times ...
I have been to farmhouse a couple times and have always enjoyed my food however since I no longer eat meat (still eat fish), it would not be my first choice. The "eat your veggies" was quite good but I would not consider it an entree. It needs something else because vegetarians/vegans are not actually rabbits ;)
We had a pleasant brunch on the patio at ...
We had a pleasant brunch on the patio at farmhouse tavern... The food was very filling, the poached eggs were perfectly runny and I hear the reunion needed no fois gras which is our favourite way to eat any meal. I know that when you go to a place called farmhouse tavern, you pretty much know what you're in for when it comes to decor and menu options. Still, though, I encourage putting a few more items on the menu, and I'd prefer wait staff to be less familiar unless they are actual farm boys.
Pretty overpriced for what you get--$19 ...
Pretty overpriced for what you get--$19 for some charred vegetables seems pretty absurd. They tasted good, but come on. Also the ceviche had almost no taste and the portion of trout that my husband got left him still hungry. I like this place for the atmosphere and local ingredients but for a $140 meal I would expect something outstanding.
We found a seat on the patio in order to ...
We found a seat on the patio in order to enjoy the beautiful weather. Service was prompt, friendly and knowledgeable. I had eggs benedict with kale and bacon. The biscuit was fresh and flavourful. The benedict had a wonderful balance of flavours and textures. The waitress returned to the table regularly to check on our coffee and water levels without being intrusive.
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.
The space is very eclectic and cozy, but ...
The space is very eclectic and cozy, but they're rather stingy with the food. Went for a Saturday brunch. The menu was very limited, and half the dishes weren't recognizable by their names. This wouldn't be a huge deal, except the names are the only thing available, written up on a blackboard. No paper menus with descriptions of the dishes. Ordered eggs Benedict and paid extra for bacon (the regular Benedict comes with Kale? blech). The eggs were beautifully done, and the hollandaise sauce was good, but there wasn't enough of it. Each piece of the Benny had only half a strip of bacon on it and it was on a biscuit that was too hard to soak up any of the sauce or yolk. It was served with mixed greens. No hash browns, no fruit. It cost $15. I would not go back.
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.
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