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The Company - Farmington, ME

tamerlanenj Jan 11, 2011 11:10 AM

A new restaurant has opened in downtown Farmington. Called "The Company," it specializes in seasonal offerings and extensive beer selections. The tap list numbers 24. I went in for some appetizers and a flight of beers. The flight was a great deal---$8 for five small glasses of beer (forget the exact size). For beer lovers, it's hard to imagine beating this place. I did not have dinner, so won't comment extensively on the food...but the apps we had were pretty good: a nice bruschetta and seafood crepes.

Wine list is also significantly better than almost any place in the area. Not surprising, since the resto is owned by the same folks as Ron's Market.

One thing to point out: the ambiance/interior design is really terrible. It's basically an empty room with no decor into which a dozen wooden tables have been dropped. The only decor to speak of, for some reason, were some Godfather and Goodfellas movie poster leaning against he walls. Wierd. They need to work on this.

Oh...one more amusing note. Everything on the printed menu was misspelled. Crapes, muscles, burchetta, escargo.....we had a great laugh about this. Please folks, invest in a spell checker.

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    jackattack RE: tamerlanenj Jan 11, 2011 05:22 PM

    Can't wait to try their Shemp cocktale and cremm brulay

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      Shooley RE: tamerlanenj Jan 12, 2011 05:53 AM

      That spelling is so bad, it has to be a joke!

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        tamerlanenj RE: Shooley Jan 12, 2011 10:08 AM

        No joke. That's accurate.

      2. MidCoastMaineiac RE: tamerlanenj Jan 14, 2011 07:25 AM

        If this place isn't "horrible", maybe you should remove/amend your other post. =)

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          lola22 RE: MidCoastMaineiac Feb 18, 2011 11:27 AM

          lol! yes pls do!

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            tamerlanenj RE: MidCoastMaineiac Feb 18, 2011 11:39 AM

            I don't know that it's horrible, but it is as bizarre place. The decor consists of two mobster movie posters leaned against the wall.

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              lola22 RE: tamerlanenj Feb 19, 2011 07:14 AM

              look, you can't have it all in farmington! count your blessings that the beer and apps were good and lighten up!!! :)

              i'm checking this out this weekend!

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                tamerlanenj RE: lola22 Feb 19, 2011 12:56 PM

                Please report back! I haven't been since opening week and it usually takes places a while to work out the kinks.

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                  lola22 RE: tamerlanenj Feb 24, 2011 09:26 AM

                  we didn't make it there after all but had a great breaker at homestead. i will report back when we do.

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                    tamerlanenj RE: lola22 Feb 24, 2011 08:01 PM

                    Well, the wife and I made it back today for a couple of ribeyes. Mussels appetizer was so so at best....watery, bland steaming liquid was disappointing, though the mussels were nice and fresh.

                    The ribeyes looked great coming out but were cooked WAY past medium rare...closer to well done. They were difficult to finish. Bartender offered to bring them back, but we weren't in the mood to wait. They comped a dessert instead: a decent cheesecake.

                    All in all, a disappointing dinner. I did have the burger at lunch last week, however, and it was quite good and cooked perfectly.

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            tamerlanenj RE: tamerlanenj Jun 28, 2011 01:11 AM

            Looks like the mods have decimated this thread. Any recent reports on The Company? Have the bartenders learned to make drinks yet?

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              lifeasbinge RE: tamerlanenj Jun 28, 2011 02:21 PM

              Is "The Company" (what an atrocious name!) run by the people who most recently had the Granary?

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                tamerlanenj RE: lifeasbinge Jul 30, 2011 05:14 AM

                No. It is run by the Rons Market folks.

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