Great addition to the neighborhood
We celebrated my husband's birthday this past weekend at the Farmer's Cabinet. I prefaced that we are coming here for the beer selection (he's a HUGE beer connoisseur!) and not the food due to some mixed reviews.
The restaurant was spacious , dark wood throughout and dimly lit, there were two bars to accommodate the crowds of thirsty patrons! We sat in the formal dining area in the back of the restaurant rather than the communal beer hall. The tables had plain table clothes, the Mason jar and candles gave it a very rustic feel. We were disappointed that we did not get bread before the meal, as the tables around us.
Our server Steve was very knowledgeable on the endless pages of beer and had great recommendations on the cheese and pickle selections.
The cheese (3 for $15 is definitely the better deal!!) and charcutiere course were nicely presented and was a wonderful start to our meal.
Bone marrow appetizer was delicious
Entrees, he had the steak two ways, initially there was a temperature issue, but was quickly rectified, and Steve was very apologetic. The result was a tender, well seasoned cut of meat. My husband wanted some steak frites to accompany his protein, but was informed they did not have it available, only to see a steady stream of fries coming out of the kitchen! I felt bad as it was his birthday:(
Venison Osso Bucco- I was a bit disappointed as it was the priciest course on the menu. The meat was dry and tough to swallow, the parsnips and carrot accoutrements were undercooked and raw. I rarely leave food on the plate, but I was unable to put this down.
French Press coffee- a waitress came over and pressed the coffee in front of us, which I thought was a nice tough as opposed to plopping some saucers down.
Upon leaving, both bar areas were jammed packed and we could see a band getting set up to really kick the vibe into high gear.
Even though there were some short comings, (but we did say we were coming for the beer!) The staff was very friendly and pleasant, we will definately be coming back to sample more of the brews!