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The Farmhouse

970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508
+1 781-449-6200
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (26 reviews)
“kale salad” (20 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the fact that The Farmhouse, unlike most restaurants, doesn't melt down on Saturday nights. A recent visit there for two couples resulted in an unrushed, dinner, with great service, good food, and a complimentary side of Brussel sprouts being offered. Halibut, beef tenderloin,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favorite Needham going out restaurant. We love everything about it! lunches are always special and reasonably priced, dinner options are few but every one is perfect. The restaurant is good with allergies and careful. I love the secluded table in the front when we...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 17SusanG
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We love the casual and professional style of this restaurant. It could be a neighborhood favorite or a worthy destination outside of Boston. Dinners are usually full so get a reservation but lunches are easier and just as delicious. We are lucky to have this...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sandygoldstein18
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Farmhouse in Needham was very busy on the Saturday night we went there and we needed a reservation. The restaurant was clean and wait staff was attentive. Food was good but portions were on the smaller side and price was higher end. Tables sit end...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Davedog14
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The food was good, the service was good, but for the price point of this restaurant, we expect better than good. We didn't resent dining here, but the value equation just isn't met.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Larry M
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the farmouse with my fiance, who'd joined me for a brief business trip to Boston's South Shore. Quite simply, it was fantastic! Perfect portions, beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. We would highly recommend the kale salad, as well as the short ribs and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We decided to try a new (to us) restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Fortunately we found The Farmhouse in Needham Center! The food was truly farm to table. Every dish was a treat. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RamblinMar
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Fresh delicious food HOWEVER very small portions and pricey. You will go home hungry we don’t have real big appetites so this was disappointing. Will not be returning.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank carolann19842018
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We came as a very very large group (20+ people) and both the service and food was amazing. Great list of wine options, food was fresh and cooked to perfection, would definitely go again and recommend to anyone in the area. I'd even go out...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank BeckyJDM
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I see a number of people raving about the halibut. It's good, yes. But on the advice of my service (a very nice young man who's studying cybersecurity) I ordered the fish tacos. My daughter ordered the halibut and my wife ordered the beef ribs....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JerseyShoreWill
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
See Carolan1's response. I wore blue jeans and felt a little underdressed, but not embarrassed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-449-6200
  • E-mail
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