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The Farmhouse

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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meals, features


Soup of the Moment
Tuna Tartare*
avocado, wonton chips, sesame-soy vinaigrette
Poached Pear Salad
mixed greens, candied walnuts, blue cheese, sherry
Radicchio and Arugula Salad
citrus, pistachios, champagne vinaigrette
Kale Salad
pecorino cheese, almonds, pomegranate, lemon-mustard vinaigrette
Avocado Toast
tomato, radishes, burrata, sea salt
Cheese Board*
honeycomb, grapes, membrillo, olive oil crackers
Street Corn
pecorino, lime, chipotle
1855 Farms Beef Short Ribs Pappardelle Pasta
Fish Tacos, Spicy Aioli*
pico de gallo, watermelon radish
Wild Bass
artichokes, brussels, fingerling potatoes, beurre blanc
Lobster Campanelle Pasta
cherry tomatoes, spinach, saffron tomato
Vegetarian Slate
chef's whim
Free Bird Chicken
fingerling potatoes, broccolini, red wine reduction
Marinated Olives
Marcona Almonds
Brussel Sprouts
Truffle Fries
French Fries
Fried Pickles
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All reviews halibut kale salad butterscotch pudding beef short ribs shrimp cocktail cheese board bread taco pappardelle crab cakes fries farm to table wine list free bird the noise level saturday night great dinner
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I love the fact that The Farmhouse, unlike most restaurants, doesn't melt down on Saturday nights. A recent visit there for two couples resulted in an unrushed, dinner, with great service, good food, and a complimentary side of Brussel sprouts being offered. Halibut, beef tenderloin,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam W
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Our favorite Needham going out restaurant. We love everything about it! lunches are always special and reasonably priced, dinner options are few but every one is perfect. The restaurant is good with allergies and careful. I love the secluded table in the front when we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 17SusanG
Reviewed 31 October 2018

We love the casual and professional style of this restaurant. It could be a neighborhood favorite or a worthy destination outside of Boston. Dinners are usually full so get a reservation but lunches are easier and just as delicious. We are lucky to have this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sandygoldstein18
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Farmhouse in Needham was very busy on the Saturday night we went there and we needed a reservation. The restaurant was clean and wait staff was attentive. Food was good but portions were on the smaller side and price was higher end. Tables sit end...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Davedog14
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The food was good, the service was good, but for the price point of this restaurant, we expect better than good. We didn't resent dining here, but the value equation just isn't met.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the farmouse with my fiance, who'd joined me for a brief business trip to Boston's South Shore. Quite simply, it was fantastic! Perfect portions, beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. We would highly recommend the kale salad, as well as the short ribs and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We decided to try a new (to us) restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Fortunately we found The Farmhouse in Needham Center! The food was truly farm to table. Every dish was a treat. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RamblinMar
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Fresh delicious food HOWEVER very small portions and pricey. You will go home hungry we don’t have real big appetites so this was disappointing. Will not be returning.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank carolann19842018
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We came as a very very large group (20+ people) and both the service and food was amazing. Great list of wine options, food was fresh and cooked to perfection, would definitely go again and recommend to anyone in the area. I'd even go out...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank BeckyJDM
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I see a number of people raving about the halibut. It's good, yes. But on the advice of my service (a very nice young man who's studying cybersecurity) I ordered the fish tacos. My daughter ordered the halibut and my wife ordered the beef ribs....More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
See Carolan1's response. I wore blue jeans and felt a little underdressed, but not embarrassed.
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