Open late Fri.-Sat.
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The Farm Cafe Restaurant Review: The Farm Café’s daily changing menu is determined by ingredient availability, and a predominantly vegetarian meal showcases the products of local farms. Although vegetables take center stage, the creative preparations and often rich sauces make your food seem more luxurious than virtuous. Begin with the broccoli fritters with dip, the harissa chickpea spread with homemade rosemary cumin crackers, or the sautéed mushrooms in an herb butter sauce. Next, try any variation of the homemade ravioli stuffed with goat cheese and pecans, or order the eggplant-based veggie burger. Pescatarians will enjoy the sautéed Manila clams in a garlic wine sauce or the grilled trout. For the determined carnivore, there's always a (locally grown) lamb dish available. Craft cocktails are inventive and generously poured, and the wine and beer lists extensive. Several rooms of a lovingly restored old house comprise the restaurant’s interior; you can choose your preferred atmosphere: the romantic, shadowy dining room; the charming but noisier bar; or, on pleasant days, the patio garden that seems miles away from busy Burnside Street. On weekend or summer evenings, expect a wait, but at any time, count on friendly but leisurely service.