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The Bachelor Farmer

50 2nd Ave, Minneapolis, MN (Warehouse District)
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Ranked #35 of 1,579 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Scandinavian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Warehouse District
Cross street: North First Street
Description: The Bachelor Farmer serves fresh and simple food that honors Minnesota's Nordic heritage.
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81% Recommend
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English first
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Sunday evenings are a fixed three-course menu. This evening we started out with an amazing gimlet. First course was roasted cauliflower with cucumber, onions and croutons over yogurt sauce. The entree was a fabulous panko crusted sole with green beans and almonds. Individual cherry pies as vanilla bean ice cream completed the meal. Everything was incredibly good.

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Brewster, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Minneapolis on a Saturday night so were not surprised that every restaurant we tried had an hour to 2 1/2 hour wait. We called the Bachelor Farmer and were told there was no wait list. Granted the annual Minneapolis Aquatennial was going on so lots of other activities going on which may have explained why there was... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Clean healthy imaginative food - served by very friendly and knowledgable staff who have a passion for what they are doing. Loved the atmosphere

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very friendly restaurant with good quality food and wine. Also a big bar for a drink before or a quick dinner. After dinner my host took me to the cocktail bar below, entrance around the corner. Very nice cosy bar with great cocktails.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Been trying to get here for years and it took a best friend to finally bring me. Not crowded at 6 pm on a Friday night, but lots going on in town on a fine summer day. Very well informed server named Miata made us feel very welcomed and gave us a great wine recommendation. Chose the lamb chop and... More

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Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In Minneapolis for two nights on business. After a little research I made reservations at The Bachelor Farmer and Borough. The Bachelor Farmer really exceeded my expectations. (Borough, not so much - see separate review). The space at "Farmer" is great - worn, old wooded floors, open timbers across the ceiling. A great staff was very helpful in explaining the... More

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Minneapolis, MN
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm a pretty picky eater in that I prefer simple meat & potatoes meals. I'm willing to try almost anything, but if I were cooking for myself I'd leave out onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives, seafood and most veggies. I attended Sunday brunch and split some relatively adventurous (for me anyway) dishes with my table mates. All of them contained ingredients... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had drinks at the bar downstairs before our table was ready. Stephen was not only handsome but nailed our drinks perfectly. We were three indecisive women who each had different tastes. We then went upstairs to enjoy an incredible dinner. Our waitress was patient and made great suggestions for wine and dinner entrees. Everything was fabulous and the atmosphere... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was my second time at Bachelor Farmer and I left not nearly as excited about the place this time around. Service was great, I still love the decor but food fell a little flat for the price.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

OK, first, the waiter was terrific. He was prompt and offered good advice. And the food was OK. But this is a restaurant that it takes an act of God to get a reservation for. And national magazines write about it. And Obama drops by when in town. Maybe it is the fact that we are not native Minnesotans and... More

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