Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Farm On Adderley
1108 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121840.639533 -73.967529
Mon, 5:30pm-11pm; Tue-Thu, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Fri, 11:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 11am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 11am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Flatbush - Ditmas Park
Beloved in the neighborhood for good seasonal food, a fine hamburger, and a really good brunch, the Farm on Adderly is far and away the best restaurant in Ditmas Park -- but that's not saying much. Given how desperate the locals are for someplace good, it deserves the special "Better Than It Has To Be" award.
Beware of inedible specials – Both the food and the service have gotten a lot worse.
The last time (and we are not going back!) that we had dinner there we were, without any warning from the waitress, served some half-cooked, incredibly spicy peppers that burnt my mouth and ruined the rest of the meal.
When we complained they gave us a half serving of the least ordered side dish (Brussel sprouts, I kid you not) to make up for it.
Thank you very much for your generosity, The Farm!
Latest Menu Sucks- and Expensive – This is based on the new summer menu. I've had some good meals here, but my husband and I just paid $60 of our hard earned money on a tiny, poorly prepared meal. Skip the Mackerel- tiny, thin and tasteless in a soupy broth. The meatballs are pathetic. We had to fill up on beer and bread. The chef might be getting arrogant since there is not much competition in Flatbush/Ditmas Park area, and what can you do when you order an $18 dish that you could prepare better at home? The Chicharron was also a joke- Pork Rinds for $7! Go to any Spanish restaurant (owned and run by latinos of course) in Brooklyn and get better and cheaper. Will not be going back any time soon.
menu seldom changes, waited too long for food – We were big fans of the Farm until a week ago when we went with a party of 10 and waited and hour and a half for our entrees after our apps. PLUS when we arrived there were only 2 other tables seated! The lovely owners weren't there and the miserable chef was running things. He should NEVER come out of the kitchen. They were not nice about the ridiculous wait at all...the hostess was rude and blamed it on the outside part opening. The chef never came over to tell us anything..The only person who apologized was the BUSBOY! Not a good experience at all. stick to a burger at the bar.
A Brooklyn must! – I love the Farm. Its so cozy and friendly and the food is forget about it. Everything tastes fresh and just made. Even a simple tuna sandwich is not so simple, they put olives inside and i am not sure what else but its just right. very reasonable prices. can't wait to go try their sister place, pomme de terre
Stay in Brooklyn to eat!!! – We just had lunch there.The food is delicious and the service is good. It is a hip fun place to go in Brooklyn. We have also been there for dinner. Parking was easy to get both times. It is not necessary to go to Park Slope and park a million miles away to get a good meal in a cool restaurant in Brooklyn. There is an organic market next door, so we always come home with fruit and vegetables and health foods.
Inviting, with Quiet Charm – I heard some very nice things about The Farm, and so, on the spur of the moment, I took the Q train over there to check out the restaurant this past Saturday. It's on Cortelyou Road, several blocks down from the train station in a part of Brooklyn that seems more like a small town in a different state. There are beautiful Victorians on the side streets, several shops (although not many), and The Farm itself is a small, laid-back restaurant, with understated but comfortable decor. I was seated right away next to the open doors to the pretty little garden in the back, and it was the perfect autumn day for it. I ordered the delicious French toast, served with fresh strawberries and maple syrup, and had some refreshing Mountain Mint Green Tea. I had the blonde waitress, and couldn't find any fault with her (as another reviewer did). She was pleasant and attentive, and asked me how everything was. I told her that the French toast, enrobed in cinnamon, was like eating a sweet brioche - very light! I sinned further and had some coconut sorbet for dessert., but I didn't care. I was enjoying the homey atmosphere. When I left, she said "Please come back soon!" , and I replied, "You bet!", and meant it. As a native Brooklynite, I love to find little treasures like The Farm in my borough. It is a welcoming place with good food in a charming part of my world. When I was there, it was only moderately busy, as this was after 3 pm, but before the dinner crowd. Add this to the list of engaging Brooklyn restaurants as are to also be found in Bay Ridge and the Slope. If you'd like to escape from the world for a while, and enjoy some good food and people in the bargain, then The Farm is the place to stop by.
OFF THE MARK! – First let me start by saying that this place has a great atmosphere and vibe. It's great to know that I don't have to go all the way to Park Slope or Manhattan for a nice restaurant and good food.
Secondly, the food here is really great. I love the fact that I can just walk outside and around the corner and get quality food and great wine. They even have nice music playing in the background and the mood lighting is very romantic.
The bad part that ruined the whole experience for me:
The waitress was the worst ever in history. She didn't even give us a chance to look at the menu before she was asking (more like begging) us to order. She stood at the table just waiting. I had to ask her several times to give us a minute to look at the menu. My husband was soooo disgusted with her.
The glasses and table were also greasy.
Shiraz wine: GREAT!!
Pork Chop: Absolutely Amazing!
English Muffin Burger: Excellent.
We will of course go back but I think we'll ask for the waiter with the bald head. He's the best. The blond girl waitress is the absolute worst!!!
great food, seasonal menu, always fresh and interesting here! – This Brooklyn gem was a wlecome surprise when I moved into my new neighborhood. The burgers are FANTASTIC (get the curry mayonaise to go with your fries!) and the fish is always fresh! Try the original drinks (the Provencial Martini is one of my favorites) and the appitizers (GREAT cured meat plate!) I always bring visitors to my neighborhood here to show off what Brooklyn has to offer, and they are always impressed!
Nice surprise! – Very good! Packed for a Tuesday night, to my surprise...filled with yuppies very diverse crowd. Dim lighting, the drinks weren't that great, got something they suggested off the menu. I order the pork chop with kale and some sweet potato something and it was soooo yummy! the pork chop was as big as my head, shared it with my friend. We had apple pie, it was good! taste like grandma made it herself in the back kitchen. Prompt seating right in front of the widow.
Great Brunch – My boyfriend and I go to The Farm for brunch almost every weekend. Sure it gets pretty crowded after 11, so don't sleep in. Although we never had a problem with their staff - they're always very attentive and friendly even when its mad crowded. Try their Bloody Marys - they are to die for. The omelets are great ( come with a salad and a huge toast) and my bf also raves about their burgers, though the "3-minute eggs" are nothing special. Most of their foods are made with all natural and organic products, so its just right for health freaks and the like. The atmosphere is relaxed and very cozy. Overall its a great place to spend your Sunday morning.
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