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“pretty good plain Jane” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Farmhouse

The Farmhouse
970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA
+1 781-449-6200
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Ranked #3 of 58 Restaurants in Needham
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Needham, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“pretty good plain Jane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This Needham newcomer is a follower of the eat healthy and local trend. It is a bit pricey. The menu is limited - but improving. The preparation is Grandma - on -a-good day. The price is a bit stiff for what you get.It is decent food in a convenient location with somewhat slow service.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Needham, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We've been there once for brunch and once for dinner. It is a lovely atmosphere, great food, and lots of nice touches. There was a slight snafu with a reservation, but they made it right. Especially loved the brunch atmosphere and music.

Visited December 2013
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Needham MA
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“Cute little place...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Best part is that the menu is not like anything readily available in Needham. Quiche, crepes, avgolemono soup, yet curiously only sliced bread to accompany these European delights. I had a raspberry square so pungent with real raspberry flavor, it put those jelly-infused ones to shame (think most cherry pie). Fabulous! Its not table service, there is VERY limited seating, and you have the vague impression that it is only a restaurant as a sideline. Perhaps catering is what takes first billing. In any case...a nice addition to the Center.

Visited December 2013
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“Great restaurant in a tough location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This location has had it's run of restaurants, and we meant to try the seafood restaurant that was in this site. We met another couple, who suggested it and was pleasantly surprised to find a fine restaurant. We had the Scallops and Duck with the Calamari starter. The wine list is complete, but priced ambitiously. The service was excellent and only the lack of expresso to finish the good desserts was missing. This is a nice addition to the restaurants in Needham center at the corner of Great Plain Ave. and Dedham Ave., right at the light.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fresh and delicious in a surprisingly elegant atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We were in town for business and the hotel shuttle driver recommended The Farmhouse. We were pleasantly surprised and impressed with the menu. The food was wonderful. The wine choices exceptional. The service was perfect. One of the best meals we have had traveling in quite some time. Thank you for the experience. Good luck!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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