The Farmhouse Tap & Grill

The Farmhouse Tap & GrillThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill
The Farmhouse Tap & GrillThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill
Bar, Eatery

160 Bank St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-4411
United States

(802) 859-0888 | map

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Reviews by Brad007:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Didn't know what to expect out of this place but I knew that a bartender from American Flatbread would be making the transition to this place and I feel that was a good thing as it's someone I'm familiar with and he knows how to take care of his customers.

I loved the atmosphere the minute I stepped in. It immediately made me think of Boston for some reason, though perhaps the beer prices alone may have been enough. But, I just didn't feel like I was in Burlington when I set foot in there and that can be a good thing at times.

Service was excellent and it didn't take too long to get food nor beer. Of course, familiarity helps but the servers don't rush you into ordering beer or food like some restaurants like to do.

Selection was decent but being that I'm a burger and fries person and I don't consider myself to be a foodie, I went with what I knew. It helps that they have the tap list of Flatbread but they have food other than pizza, which helps when one is not in the mood for pizza but would like to have a tap list as good as Flatbread had.

Food was excellent. The grass-fed burger with bacon and cheddar (I skipped the mushrooms) definitely was one of the better ones I had. It was medium rare and I think that I'm just not used to seeing an actual medium rare burger. It was great but I might need to move up to something cooked just a bit more. Again, this is personal preference and is not a knock against the food offered here. I should have taken the greens instead of the fries (my doctor might be SLIGHTLY pleased if I did) but since it was my first time here, I wanted it to be special.

You will pay more for the burgers but there are deals to be had elsewhere on the menu. The beer is slightly more expensive as well but comparable to Flatbread (especially when it's hard to find certain beers in town, in which you won't regret paying slightly more). They plan on adding more food to the menu and of course, always ask about specials.

Overall, the addition of a familiar face from American Flatbread and the awesome tap list, not to mention the atmosphere and food, are enough to make me consider coming back for more. Striking up a conversation with what appeared to be a fellow beer geek only made it sweeter.

Check this place out!

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Brad007 from Vermont, Jun 02, 2010
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4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

What I had: Over the course of two visits - Green Flash Saison Diego, Lagunitas New DogTown Pale Ale, Trapp Family Lodge Dunkles Lager, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Galaxy Black Saison, and Harpoon Buck Double IPA on tap, House Made Bratwurst, Western North Carolina-style Pulled Pork, Roasted Fennel, S’more Dessert, and multiple glasses of L’Ange d’Oc Sauvignon Blanc for my significant other.

What I liked: Invitingly warm, open, and vibrant atmosphere, ample space and privacy at our booth (first dinner), delectable food at fair prices, diverse and interesting draft list, quick service, waiters made excellent recommendations.

What I disliked: Second time we came we had to endure a painfully snobby hipster couple sitting next us, but they left about halfway through our meal and things returned to normal after that.

Would I go back? Yes. Farmhouse is an outstanding beer-focused restaurant that I would happily frequent again. Great spot all around.

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cratez from Ontario (Canada), Jan 29, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Barleycorn from Pennsylvania, Oct 21, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

StoutSnob40 from California, Jul 14, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Went because of their beer reputation not expecting a more restaurant oriented place. Soon experienced a great farm and sea to table “foodie” joint that reveres great beer as well as great food. Terroir is the order of the day/apparently every day. Excellent selections of local meats; cheeses and vegetables matched with NE region fresh water and sea based fish and other seafood. All prepared in classic styles and innovative new preparations.
Ok the beer... on that night 18 taps (12 Vermont) for beer; 2 local ciders and 4 for locally created sodas, ginger beer and fruit and herb infused Kombucha. Then 6 more taps for rare/reserved beers from around the world. All available in 6 oz pours as well as in various full pours per beer ranging from 10-16oz.
Wow? WOW.
I got there late and sat at bar and bar team were friendly but too busy bringing the kitchen and serving areas down for the night. So probably not quite as attentive as what might normally be the case.
The overall vibe was relaxed ; friendly and pleasant. Spoke briefly with Richard from other end of bar. Nice guy.
Will hope to stop back some time.

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BillRoth from Maryland, May 28, 2019
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4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

JLK7299 from North Carolina, Apr 20, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

RobDB from New Jersey, Jul 01, 2018
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

MRVermont from New Hampshire, May 07, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Went to the Farmhouse twice on my last trip to Burlington. Once we ate upstairs in the main restaurant and enjoyed that. I was impressed with the food, especially the onion rings, they were killer. The beer was fantastic and the service was great. The second night we went there, we went to the basement bar and it was just as good as the restaurant. The beer list seemed better the second time we went there, but it was always great. The staff in the basement was friendly and liked to chat when they had a moment, which is quite nice.

All in all, this is a classy and great joint that you should try to visit if you go to Burlington. I know I will go back the next time I visit.

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polloenfuego from Ontario (Canada), Apr 08, 2018
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This is a must stop place of worship for beer. I was there a few times and the selection is wonderful, service is helpful and sincere, and the food was delicious. I mean $5 for Focal banger...regular price is $4...what a steal! Don’t think, just go.

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SSS from Quebec (Canada), Mar 17, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Nice relaxing atmosphere, beer selection was great, lots of quality stuff. Still the best thing about this place was the food, one of the best dinners I had on my US trip. Also was nice to end the meal with a fresh can of Heady Topper, though that seems to be quite easy to do in this part of Vermont.

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Rutter from Finland, Dec 07, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

benjaminsa from Vermont, Nov 30, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

ADKbeerguy from New York, Nov 26, 2017
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4.8/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Mattybuchs from Vermont, Nov 10, 2017
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4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the better places in Burlington, beer and food indexed together, and best place for beer alone. Outstanding tap list, very good service, very solid locally sourced food- but also very pricey- it''s easy to spend $20 on a burger here. Also, the place sorta has the vibe of an upscale fern bar- definitely either sit in the beer garden or at the bar. Good selection of local Vermont beers combined with a judicious selection of out of state brews.

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4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Userme59 from Massachusetts, Aug 04, 2017
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4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts, Jul 18, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Pretty happening little place located on Bank Street. Their taplist is exceptional as they keep a fantastic lineup of Vermont ales and lagers and then their New England list is just as good. I was here late Summer of 2016 when they had a Maine tap take over so seeing Foundation, Austin Street, Bissell Brothers, and Oxbow in larger amounts was a super nice surprise. Exceptional service, always clean and stellar food. Please give this place a shot.

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4.8/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Easiest the best beer offering I have ever come across. Featuring the finest of Vermont, this place is to craft beer what the Vatican is to Catholicism. A must stop wh4n traveling anywhere near Burlington, VT.

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Ebauer from New Jersey, Apr 18, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

riderwbd from Vermont, Apr 16, 2017
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4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The Farmhouse was one of the main reasons for me going to Burlington, and rightly so.

Busy place, even pretty early on a Wednesday night. Nice mix of longer tables and small, two-person deals.

The taplist was, as expected, crazy. A bunch of Hill Farmstead, which I believe they always have, and a good mix of styles and places. I was very happy to see two Frost beers, Junior and Lush, up there, so I had them both.

Service was quick and friendly, despite the amount of people dining. The food was also terrific, had the burger, and the beef was incredible. You can tell it's local.

It's obvious why this place is rated so highly, not only among beer people. If I lived in Burlington, I would be here all the time!

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JamFuel from Sweden, Mar 14, 2017
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4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Moestavern from New Jersey, Mar 10, 2017
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

From the beers, to the service, this place was top notch. Crazy good beer list!

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Bcraft11 from North Carolina, Jan 06, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Sammy from Ontario (Canada), Nov 03, 2016
The Farmhouse Tap & Grill in Burlington, VT
Place rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 230 ratings