The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 100
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
4.58/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
A great place for food and beer in Burlington. A narrow, canopied entry with the bar upn ahead on the right. One large room. The place is busy, so it's noisy, but still possible to have a conversation.
A phenomenal tap list. Over twenty beers on tap, all of them beers I would like to drink (which made the selection process quite difficult). I finally chose Hill Farmstead Edward, and was more than happy.
My family is vegan. There were vegan foods on the menu, as well as vegetarian foods that can be made vegan. I had Hoppin Joe with black-eyed peas and kale. Excellent. My wife had a black bean burger which she enjoyed. Our son had hummus and a quinoa appetizer, and they were quickly eaten.
We were there early, but the restaurant was packed. Despite this our service was excellent.
Will definitely return.
02-23-2014 16:35:05 | More by lordofthewiens
4.38/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I visited The Farmhouse October 2013 on a family vacation. Of course my motivation to visit was for the beer. They had Heady Topper, Abner, George, Edward, and a Lawson's beer all on tap/can when I visited. These beers are non existent where I live (Florida). I tried them all and was in heaven. However, in addition to the beer the food was terrific (Had the burger and meatloaf). Way beyond what I expected. It was so good that we ate there twice in 3 days.
The atmosphere was comfortable with an average wait time. The great thing about waiting is that you can visit the beer garden out back before dinner.
I highly recommend this place if you are in Burlington.
01-21-2014 21:38:27 | More by Beer21
4.59/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Our visit was a rather large group of college students and parents. The staff informed us to arrive at a specific time for seating; we only waited 5 minutes, just enough time to order a beer. The appetizers of locally sourced cheese was wonderful. The meals, nearly all sourced from local farms, was outstanding. The beer selection, from around the world, fantastic. The wait staff, attentive with a realistic Vermont kindness. Looking forward to our next visit!
01-08-2014 03:32:13 | More by GregD
5/5 rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Overall my favorite place to eat and drink craft beer. Outstanding selections of beer, wine and cider. The food and service is always excellent. The parlor is a relaxing spot to grab a drink and wait for a table. If you enjoy craft beer and great food from local farms this is the place to go, be prepared to wait, but the parlor will warm you up for the main event.
01-01-2014 13:54:45 | More by TroyS62
4.29/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Stopped in for a quick pint while the family was shopping.
Took a seat at the bar, didn't have food could see it was a little pricey. The beer seemed reasonable. Nice tap selection including 2 Hill Farmstead as well as some staples like Bear Republic, Lagunitas and others. Nothing rare really on tap but the beer fridge looked well stocked including TDD Buteuse and Dulcis Succubus. Very attentive barman but not overly so. Great place in downtown Burlington.
12-23-2013 02:55:02 | More by papat444
4.55/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Nice, comfortable space in downtown Burlington; lots of seating and definitely more of a restaruant feel, than a bar, though there is a bar.
Service was good, the menu is pretty local, not overwhelming, but full of good food, some of it is on the pub side of things, some of it is a bit fancier. The quality of the food was outstanding! The beer list is quite possibly, the best in the country/world on many nights. A huge selection of bottles and cans from all over, including Heady Topper and a great draft list that, on my last visit, included two Hill Farmstead beers, as well as others by Founders, Stone, Bear Republic and often has Lawsons. About the only negative thing you can say about this place is that the beer is expensive. A 12oz glass of Abner costs $8.50, which didn't stop me from enjoying this outstanding and hard to find beer, but let's face it, that's ridiculous.
11-13-2013 21:01:12 | More by dougfur
4.49/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Had dinner and drinks here with some friends early on a Saturday night. Luckily we made reservations, as they were very busy.
Great atmosphere and theme, with awesome beer being paired with farm-to-table local fresh food ingredients. Amazing, huge, taplist. That weekend was "Sour Fest" so half the beers were top of the line sours, but since that's not my thing, they still had a huge list to choice from. A lot of local Vermont beers too.
Food was really good, and the team of waitresses that took orders and brought food were friendly and helpful with suggestions.
A must visit if you visit Burlington!
09-24-2013 20:48:59 | More by jmdrpi
3.95/5 rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Had dinner there on a Wednesday evening. Quite busy even on this week day - figured it must mean something good.
Atmosphere is very simple, nothing fancy, just an enjoyable family oriented restaurant with lots of beer for the adults. Basically, a neutral place where you make your own atmosphere at your table.
Service was good, better than some other places I've been to in Burlington, but not as good as others. Still better than average, as I've seen it. Many good looking waitresses - not a crucial point, but whatever anyone says, it does make the place more enjoyable for male customers.
Selection of beer is more than outstanding : 25 taps and over 150 bottles. I'm from Montreal and this easily compares with the Saint-Bock. And they had stuff, mostly local, but some imports, that the Saint-Bock couldn't even dream of having on hand (though the Saint-Bock does have its own surprises).
The food is varied and very good. I had a burger that was tasty and well prepared. I ordered it bloody, it came as such, and the meat was tasty. No problem at all afterwards - I expected as much by reputation - they get their meat straight from local farmers, which is why I decided to risk myself ordering my patty bloody. My friends had the meatloaf and the Italian sausage plate and were quite satisfied.
Very good value. I definitely recommend this place to anyone in Burlington wanting a good burger and/or some rare tap or bottled beers. I would go there any time on my next trip to Burlington.
09-15-2013 02:50:04 | More by FrostBlast
4.19/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
As part of a roving bachelor party bus trip from New York to Montreal, The Farmhouse was one of our only pre-planned dinners during the trip on the recommendation of one of our beer-loving party members. I'm very grateful that he scheduled this stop. The menu had a huge emphasis on local ingredients (which the waitstaff was almost preachy in advocating), and the fresh, local character of the menu shined through in the food. My buddy seated next to me had a tremendous steak tartare that he was willing to share, we all enjoyed the orders of the house mac 'n cheese we passed around the table, and my pork burger was quite satisfying.
Even in view of the outstanding dinner, the beer selection shone even brighter. The beer list was extensive with a terrific range of drafts (again focusing on regional brewers, Vermont in particular) and pages of bottles arranged by style to fill in any gaps in the range of draft selections. We had a group of 14 guys with varying affections for craft beer, and everyone left satisfied. I would definitely visit again if I make it back up to Burlington some day.
09-06-2013 15:49:16 | More by devilben02
4.5/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
Stopped in here this past weekend while in town for the HF Festival. I have wanted to check this place out since my first visit to the area, I made sure we stopped in this time.
Atmosphere is awesome. Beautiful outdoor areas, a patio out front and beer garden out back, to go along with the nice interior space. Drafts written on chalk boards above the bar and the bottle list in a leather bound book. Quality was top notch. All of out beers came in the correct glasses and the food could not have been better. Service was excellent. Our bartender was great, he talked to us quite a bit and helped us out whenever he could. Selection was great. They had all kinds of things on draft, most notable being Double Sunshine! We grabbed a bottle of De Ranke Kriek to round things out, making for an excellent desert. Food was the highlight for me. I got the beef burger with all the fixings and it was perfectly cooked and tasted excellent. Prices were a little high on the drafts and food but I am more than willing to pay for quality such as this.
Overall one of the best places I have visited in Vermont to date. I will definitely return in the future.
08-13-2013 01:37:14 | More by orangesol
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT
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