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Farmhouse Tavern

elasticwaistband Nov 15, 2013 02:11 PM

Going soon and very excited. Has anyone had their Big Bird or Cote de Boeuf dinners? More interested in the beef actually - my question is was it very fatty or a good combination of lean and fatty. Need a ratio if possible:) !!

Thanks.

  1. prima Nov 15, 2013 08:26 PM

    I didn't try it, but the table next to mine ordered the Cote de Boeuf, and it looked great. Didn't look too fatty. Both the Cote de Boeuf and Big Bird (2 duck breasts, 2 duck confit legs, foie and some other stuff) sold out by 7:45 pm tonight.

    The Ploughman's platter, which I tried, also includes one duck confit leg, which I thought was quite good, at least as good as the last duck confit I ordered at Le Select.

    1. justxpete Jan 7, 2014 08:58 AM

      Was at Farmhouse on the weekend. SO loved the Kale Eggs Benny (what isn't Kale these days?). Farmhouse burger was good, found lack of description and menu a bit annoying (Menu is on a chalkboard) - as a result, was surprised to find goat cheese on my burger, which I would have declined. Very good anyway, though.

      Service was pretty abysmal, had to flag down my server after 10-15 minutes of waiting, ask about mysterious menu items with no intelligible description (ie, Mother & Daughter reunion - $15?). When asking about the menu, as was necessary, the server shouted at us from over top of another table (unbelievably) while walking away, while still shouting. They were as stunned as us.

      FTR, it was the worst service I've had for as long as I can remember - and was the type of service I'd expect at Kelsey's or some other mediocre chain. Not only was it nonchalant (as with some places), but it was rude.

      Towards the end of the meal, our initial server disappeared from the restaurant completely, and we were served by another server who was very nice and very charming.

      I'll give it another try - but if it weren't for the other server I would not return.

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      1. re: justxpete
        justsayn Jan 7, 2014 11:56 AM

        "found lack of description and menu a bit annoying" BIG TIME! Why do they want diners to have to ask about everything? Gets me off to a bad start while I do love their pancakes.

        Servers are now probably just as annoyed as the diners, resulting in some backlash. As well, one could possibly guess that the silly names are so ego driven that the "disregard for reality" trickles down to the staff in other ways as well. Keep in mind that everyone has had to endure this since they opened!! How does this not change?

        Who wants to have to deal with their silly made-up names that offer no description?

        1. re: justsayn
          justxpete Jan 7, 2014 12:23 PM

          Yeah, I could see if that's as per usual (this was my first visit) that would get pretty damn annoying for them. Good point, JS.

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