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“Sunday brunch buffet”

The Farmers Daughter
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Ranked #2 of 53 Restaurants in Blue Bell
Price range: $6 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 202 - Dekalb Pike
Description: Nestled inside Normandy Farm Hotel, She's the culinary cornerstone of the historic property. Her plush décor coupled with raw reclaimed wooden farm tables gives a contemporary farm-chic feel to the plum-colored, cozy, candlelit new space. "the farmer's daughter" embodies "Modern Farm Cooking", a concept cultivated and embraced by our entire culinary team. At "the farmer's daughter", heirloom and locally sourced ingredients come alive on the plate. Using the seasonal harvest in the surrounding region, her plates are innovative with sumptuous, deep, pure flavors.
New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
352 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
“Sunday brunch buffet”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Farmer's Daughter restaurant occupies a lovely space: rustic and warm but uncluttered and open. Attentive service and beautifully presented food clearly are priorities here: prepare yourself to be wowed by both. Buffet offerings are conveniently separated into stations:1. Salads, including Caesar and mixed greens, smoked salmon with all of the trimmings, smoked trout and smoked mackerel; 2. Bagels, cream cheese, butter, and outstanding baked goods including scones, muffins, cinnamon rolls, etc.; 3. Charcuterie display, cheeses, cold grilled veggies, marinated olives; 4. Omelet station; 5. Carving station and Belgian waffle station; 5. Cold seafood station, including very large cooked shrimp and raw oysters; 6. Hot foods, including scrambled eggs, strata, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fish of the day, baked Ziti, chicken with mashed potatoes, fruit filled pancakes, French toast; 7. Dessert station, with right-sized portions of carrot cake, raspberry mousse, pecan pie bites, brownies, magic bars, lemon bars, tiramisu, key lime tartlets, warm blueberry cobbler, cheesecake and more; 8. Fruit station, with heaping bowls of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, and a platter of sliced fresh fruit. Attentive servers kept the coffee cups full. Food was good to very good. Specifically, the scrambled eggs were among the best I have ever had: impossibly rich and creamy and astounding for a chafing dish. Likewise, the Normandy potatoes on the hot line were perfect: firm but tender and well-seasoned, impressive for the lowly potato that, at so many places,is a greasy, tasteless afterthought. The cinnamon roll was amazing, as were the desserts in general. Someone here takes baking very, very seriously. The fresh fruit was remarkable in abundance and quality: perfectly ripe berries that I could have sat and eaten all day. Brunch for two, including coffee and tax but before tip was $57.00.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderfully Memorable!”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband & I celebrated our anniversary. The food & service were exceptional! We ordered the mushroom appetizer. It was tasty but fell a bit short with too much brea ding & slightly over salted. My husband ordered the pike special. It's not something normally on a menu so he selected it. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious! I ordered the risotto. I'm a risotto snob but this lived up to all my expectations. It was a lobster risotto and normally there's not much in the dish. This had a generous amount of lobster in it!
We shared a lovely dessert that was also wonderful. The chef played it especially for us with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate. I wish I could attach the picture of it! Side note: They have special events. They were having a clam bake in July that looked like a good deal. We'll try to get to these when we can.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Bjarger
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New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Charred Octopus and Lavender Sorbet”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lobster Salad, Ahi Tuna Salad, Any Flat Bread, Salted Carmel Chocolate Tart Everything was Delicious!....Compliments to the Chef!

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Nice brunch”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had an enjoyable Sunday brunch here. Lots of choices, descent service, good atmosphere. We were not disappointed.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank TAP647
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“amazingly good lunch”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We ate at the Farmers daughter a couple years ago for dinner and did not feel the food was worth the price. We noticed the chef had changed and needed a convenient place for lunch and decided to give it another try.
The food was outstanding!!! The service was excellent. I can not wait to try it for dinner.

Visited June 2014
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