The Farmer's Daughter

4.5
1408 reviews
$30 and under
American
Influenced by its location in the elegant Normandy Farm Hotel, The Farmer's Daughter is the culinary cornerstone of this historic property & offers an unforgettable dining experience with an exceptional menu of Chef Mtele "Abu" Abubakar`s "Modern Farm Cooking". At The Farmer's Daughter, heirloom and locally sourced ingredients are brought to life on the plate in the form of pure flavors and innovative dishes inspired by the seasons and harvests of our surrounding region. We aspire to give our guests a sense of personal connection to the farmers, brewers, cheese mongers, distillers, winemakers and charcuterie craftsmen who collectively help create an exceptional dining experience. Our expansive bar and fireside lounge follows a "fresh only" approach, creating all of the mixers and infusions in-house from local fruits and vegetables for an extensive list of creative cocktails.
Philadelphia magazine's Best of Philly® 2013 - Best Suburban Brunch

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1408 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JessicaS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and selection. Great atmosphere. Appropriate for kids. Chef Will is so friendly! We will definitely be back.

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vipDinesaround
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was very efficient and the food was delicious.

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JustinR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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BrianM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening from start to finish. Food was excellent! Excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a great experience for brunch. The food was very good and plentiful. The drinks were fantastic and the service was professional. I plan to return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter took me here for my birthday dinner. The food was absolutely mouthwatering I had the Sea bass crispy on the outside light and flaky on the inside. Had the seared tuna as an appetizer my daughter had the filet mignon and cauliflower bites. Our waitress was was amazing!!! I would highly recommend and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Very disappointed !

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ElJohn
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

This has always been a nice high end restaurant, unfortunately it seems the size of the appetizers and main course plates have been downsized. Cheese tray is half the usual size, fruits, cheese, and meats. not as impressive as it use to be. And by all means don't order the calimari apitizer for more than one person.

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RickW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nick was an excellent waiter! Food selection was very good.

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Nance
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday on a Sunday afternoon. Food was delicious and a great selection of hot and cold foods and sweets too, if you wanted to go all breakfast or all lunch or a combo of both!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Cute little spot.

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MaureenB
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our mother celebrated her 91st birthday with all of her children and she had a wonderful time! Won’t hesitate to go back highly recommend!

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vipMaryG
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time I have visited the Farmer's Daughter restaurant although I live not too far away. I chose it as it was a halfway distance with the person I was meeting. What a very pleasant surprise! I will definitely be a regular at this charming restaurant. Everything about it was great including the food, service, prices, menu selections, and ambiance.

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vipSheilahB
Baltimore
66 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Everything except our steaks were delicious. Mine was medium well, ordered medium rare. My husband’s was well done, ordered rare. The grilled octopus and sides were excellent. Way too expensive. $300 for two. Should have been perfect.

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Sofiya
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The decoration and vibe of the restaurant was very nice and what I expected, the Christmas decor was super beautiful (this was my favorite part). My server was Andrew and he was very knowledgeable about the menu and drink options. The food was good, but honestly not great.

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vipskylandergiant
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wonderful evening, great food and service......good drinks too, have the specials~

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Mikebby20
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nick, our server, was really good. Very polite, knowledgeable, and timely. We really like eating here.

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vipstephenk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unique menu something for every taste first time definitely going back heard their brunch us awesome

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JamesD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

We were seated in the bar area amidst a wedding party. The noise was unbearable!
Were it not for the extremely professional waiter, who moved us to a slightly less noisy area, we would have left the restaurant. My recommendation below is a qualified "Yes." Be sure to decline seating in the "lounge."

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LisaC
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Had a small Work lunch here to celebrate the holidays. Excellent food and atmosphere. The service was great (polite, attentive etc.) but not a place if you are looking for a "quick" lunch. We were there about 2 hours which was fine since we were there for a relaxing lunch.

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vipStephanie
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Overall our dining experience was very good but the restaurant was very crowded & extremely noisy. The food was excellent as usual & our waitress was very friendly & accommodating.

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JoAnnM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our service was excellent!!!! Great place for an event!

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience with great food and atmosphere. All service is on point.

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Mary
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server (Megan). Noisy with a few tables celebrating the Holidays.

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JoAnnM
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The meal was amazing and the service was impeccable! It was obvious a very busy might there, but it did not effect our perfect evening!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining at Farmers daughter won’t be the last!!!

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Dinnergirl1
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. I loved the mushroom melt sandwich and the salted carmel tart was outstanding.
I will go back just for that dessert.

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vipCrystal
Atlantic City
49 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was very good but portions were very small. I don’t think I’d dine again. Also restaurant is fairly large and rather than spreading out more we were very close to two loud tables and unable to have our own table conversation. Restaurant was not busy. We were one of 4 tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Andrew was wonderful. He was attentive and charming while still giving us the space to enjoy our romantic evening. My steak was overdone, but it was still delicious. Management included dessert on the house as an apology.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Megan was great. Bread pudding was awesome.

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steve
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice, cozy setting with fireplaces; friendly personnel though too few waiter to serve all customers quickly. Food was excellent. Delicately prepared, appetizing appearance, just the right portion size.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent k the food was delicious.

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HelenM
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had trouble parking, Handicapped. A lovely restaurant. Wait staff very professional. Only one negative.. noisy

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Friends
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

It was a perfect setting for a light hearted family brunch.

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DonB
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience2

Dinner was cold and the cost was 42.00 all we were told was should have check on your dinner earlier sorry.

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vipDiningDiva
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice dinner. Only complete was noise volume.

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AshleyR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. Excellent flavor and great selection. Highly recommended.

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vipMargoP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Thought the restaurant was nice, however, very very expensive for what we got, my friend and i each got grilled romaine with a protein, shared an appetizer and i had a drink, she had two and the bill was over $90. Cant image what the bill would have been if we each got an entree. Dont think i would go back anytime soon.

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Ambler55
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We have been to brunch at The Farmer's Daughter MANY times before Covid, but this was our first time back since March of 2019. To be honest, I was SHOCKED that neither the staff, or food handlers wore masks!
I was really looking forward to having another one of your delicious brunches, but to be honest, it was very disappointing. The food was definitely not the same quality as I remembered and the selection was just not as good. The presentation was also lacking. There was also a lack of plates at the various buffet tables.
Although our waiter was very friendly and attentive, it was apparent that you were short staffed(which I do understand and am sympathetic to having experienced it at other restaurants). On a positive note, the chef who made the omelets and waffles was excellent! My omelet was done to perfection.
There was also a change in the atmosphere. I remember the room with the fireplace being so warm and inviting. It was not that way this time. The room was also EXTREMELY noisy.
As I mentioned, we have had brunch at The Farmer's Daughter many times, and have also celebrated many family occasions there as well(in the two private rooms). Overall, the brunch was just very disappointing. I am more than happy to pay for a more upscale brunch, but felt that this time, it was not worth the money!
Sorry.....

FAQs

The Farmer's Daughter offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 616-8300.

The Farmer's Daughter is rated 4.5 stars by 1408 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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