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The Farmers Union

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Sat, 4/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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House Made Focaccia
herb butter
Mushroom Cigars
porcini aioli
Buttermilk Biscuit & Lobster Gravy*
Green Bean Casserole
mushroom gravy, truffle, fried onion
Mac & Cheese
rosemary, white cheddar, parmesan, panko
IPA & Cheddar Fondue
toasted rustic bread, veggies
Shrimp & Grits*
gulf prawns, anson mills white corn grits
Pork & Ricotta Meatballs
roasted tomato, parmesan, chili flakes, fennel, basil
Dungeness Crab Cakes*
citrus vinaigrette, cajun remoulade
Smoked Chicken Wings
our barbecue sauce & ranch dressing
add chicken $6, salmon $8, shrimp $8, steak $13
cup $5.0
bowl $8.0
Today's Season Inspired Soup
cup $5.0
bowl $8.0
Creamy Tomato Soup
olive oil, herbs
half $6.0
full $11.0
Whole Leaf Caesar*
garlic anchovy dressing, parmesan, croutons
half $7.0
full $12.0
Roasted Beets**
arugula, candied walnuts, goat cheese, lemon honey vinaigrette
half $6.0
full $11.0
Field Greens
vanilla balsamic vinaigrette, pear, toasted hazelnut, blue cheese
Union Market
chicken, tomato, dates, avocado, corn, almonds, goat cheese, croutons, basil vinaigrette
dressed with bourbon cola BBQ sauce. served with jalapeno corn bread and a choice of two sides: collard greens, baked beans, habanero coleslaw or farmers union potato salad
Beef Brisket
Half Rack of Ribs
Half Chicken
Combo Plate
includes brisket, ribs, chicken
Farmer's Bowl
quinoa, grilled vegetables, citrus vinaigrette, avocado, tomato relish
Grilled Flat Iron Steak*
dirty fries, fresno chili chimichurri, fried egg
Smoked Pork Chop
cauliflower & parmesan puree, marble potatoes, autumn vegetables, salsa verde
Grilled Sausage Plate
sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzel, stout mustard
Fried Chicken
sauteed shallots & green beans, buttermilk smashed potatoes, bacon gravy
Grass Fed Burger*
brioche bun, white cheddar, pickles, fries, all the fixins
Lamb Burger*
tzatziki spread, red pepper feta cheese, dirty fries, all the fixins
Spicy Prawn Linguini*
saffron brodo, calabrian chilis, basil, tarragon, lemon
Beer Battered Fish & Chips*
true cod, union secret sauce, sea salt, kennebec fries
white bean & kale ragu, pepper relish, parsnip chips
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Gastropub
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout
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All reviews brunch grilled cheese and tomato soup brisket flat iron steak brussels sprouts cole slaw linguine prawns crab beer selection dinner with friends beers on tap other restaurants in the area large bar business meal heart of downtown san jose bite to eat
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good selection of local beers and wines starts the dining experience off right. A small but eclectic menu - something for everyone, We will be back

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank A2freqtrav
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Nice old building converted into a cool restaurant. Food was good and plenty of it and the service was good. Beer choice was also very good. In the area then worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lancs22
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I arrived in San Jose late 10:00 PM Saturday night. Restaurant in hotel was closed so I walked down W Santa Clara Street a few blocks to The Farmers Union. Bar was packed but Hostess seated me in Restaurant area immediately. Very fast service and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Casamaestri
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

The food at Farmers Union is not just delicious, but an experience. I had a salad. Boring, right? Not here. Not even close. It was dressed up and still remained healthy: Spanish almonds, dates, avocados, grilled chicken ... an amazing combination of sweet and salty...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

The event coordinator was excellent. The food was very good. The private room was also great. The only negative comment - the acoustics made hearing difficult. Have eaten here several other times in small groups and have never been disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank buckeyekit
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to eating here. When we got inside the restaurant was almost empty. The two women in front of us didn’t have a reservation yet were seated immediately. We had a res but because we were 15 minutes early we were told...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TravelGalBT
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We went before a Sharks game. We had reservations. As it was very busy, we were glad we did. We were seated in a booth which was nice as it was loud in the main dining area. Our server was just ok. He seemed on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JeriLG
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Had dinner here two times was a hit and miss experience. Service, Location and ambiance is fine. But my order on first time was tzaiki burger with spicy fries. The combo didn't work for me and the beer i ordered was not in stock. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dutchman02
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

4 of us came here for dinner before a Sharks game. The service was decent given the situation. The calamari starter was no better than store bought. The impossible burger ($20) was very good, as were the beet salad, clam chowder and crab cakes. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CasualHockeyFan
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I was undecided between the steak and the pork chops. I wanted the steak but preferred the sides of mashed potatoes and veggies from the pork chops. The server was kind enough to offer to switch the meat. It was delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank María P
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Molly G
September 5, 2015|
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I don't remember seeing any dogs. Check the website, Bring Fido to find restaurants that allow dog in the area.
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