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The Farmhouse

970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508
+1 781-449-6200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (26 reviews)
“kale salad” (20 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank sandygoldstein18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Thank JerseyShoreWill
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I was traveling through Needham and stopped here alone for dinner. So I can't comment on much, but their menu is small. I had the kale salad as a starter delicious, I really can't make kale at home that comes out good. Their salad was...More

Thank BS13
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The restaurant has several tables in a long narrow location. Can easily seat a party of 10-12 as well as just 2...table arrangements when fully filled are ok but maybe a little to close for an intimate evening out. The food however is delicious ....More

Thank Joan C
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Elizabeth D
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-449-6200
  • E-mail
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