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Flatbush Farm

76 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11217
nr. Sixth Ave.
718-622-3276

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

71% would go back.

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Atrocious Service and Cold Food

By ellerbean6 on 9/22/2014

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I have been to this restaurant on a few occasions and had always had a wonderful meal, but I went with a group of four on Sunday evening at 6 PM and had such a horrible experience that I will not return again. Food came out of the kitchen incredibly slowly. We waited over an hour for our entrees, which arrived cold. The room was so dark we were unable to distinguish what was meat and what was fat in our steak. The server did not once stop by to ask us how we were enjoying our meal and if everything was to our liking. At the end of the meal, when the server stopped by for the first time since our dishes arrived, we requested to speak with the manager about the quality of the meal and the wait time. The manager did not come by and neither did our server to update us on how long she might be. We eventually gave up on the manager, paid the bill and left (which I'm SURE she was counting on). There are too many better restaurants in the area, Marco's to name just one, to waste a meal on haughty service and cold dishes.

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Poor form from an old staple

By jugee23 on 8/25/2013

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I used to come here regularly, both to the farm and to the barn (the bar side), I have always loved the food and honestly they make the best veggie burger in the area. I went there for brunch however and had a very upsetting experience; we were seated outside and it was particularly crowded because it was a beautiful day and there was a baby shower going on, so I can understand that perhaps our food took a particularly long time to come out of the kitchen. All of this I can forgive, I can even forgive their confusion which meant that on three separate occasions they brought us the wrong food. What I am very disappointed about is that they forgot one of our orders, then brought it out when everyone else had mostly finished eating, promising to comp the dish (as they should have) and then reneged on the promise, offering us instead one free coffee. Poor form Flatbush Farm, poor form.

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19 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

Delicious Food, Fantastic Cocktails

By zovigg on 8/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The pear martini and Garden Snake were killer drinks. Delicious and sneaky; they roll up on you nice and smooth and before you know it, your eyes are glassy and giving looks to anyone that'll notice. Get the corn cake and mussels appetizers - that's a terrific meal. And those little potatoes that come with the chicken entree are to-die-a-thousand-deaths-for. Eat there, then eat there again.

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43 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

best back patio dining in the slope

By robertk on 6/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

over the last few months i've gone to this place at least 5 times; i love the lamb dish and have had some great brunches here. the best part is the giant outdoor patio behind the restaurant.

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57 out of 110 people found this review helpful.

favorite park slope place

By jjpparkslope on 6/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

the food here is terrific (i recently had a great burger) and the decor is great. the place is huge and the staff are super friendly; this place is definitely a local standby for me and my girlfriend.

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56 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

local go-to spot

By anya218 on 6/21/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

i've gone to this spot on multiple occasions, for brunch and both indoor and outdoor dinner, and never encountered any of the 'problems' with service mentioned in some of the reviews. the food, while not unusual or novel in any way, has been delicious and I've never experienced any abnormal wait times. the decor is fantastic and the back patio shared between the bar and restaurant is truly a gem!

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63 out of 118 people found this review helpful.

Great food, questionable service

By nyangel on 9/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've eaten here several times for dinner and brunch. The food is always good, excellent seasonal dinner menu, brunch menu offers a variety of dishes, and the hash browns on the side are amazing and unlike anything else. On one occasion at dinner, our service was fantastic - but at all other times it was terrible. i was there this past Sunday and got my own silverware because our food had come and our server never came back after asking several people numerous times. Maybe they should start writing their orders down to start, and start hiring servers that actually know how to serve. The food and reasonable prices keep my friends and I coming back because we live in the neighborhood. If they could fix the service issue - I'd start recommending people travel to the neighborhood to sample.

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98 out of 199 people found this review helpful.

Flatbushfarm--an experience

By paularoberts on 9/13/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We had reservations for 15 people at 6:30pm. They seated us immediateley, but however we were not acknowledged until 7pm. Then the drinks were ordered and were served at about 7:20. The actual ordering of food was about and hour later after being seated. The food was served at 8:30pm. The service was the worst I have ever had. Two couples ordered the steak for two, and they put it on ONE BIG plate. The waiter came to see that out food was all there and when it was discovered our order was not, ( we were one of the couples that ordered steak for two) he brought back his written down order and said, "thats all that was ordered." Thats when it was discovered that our order was on the same plate as the first couples. The waiter then brought us two plates and expected us to pass the big plate down the table. One of our guest said, "please take this back and serve it correctley." The total bill was $574.00 and included was a $75 tip. as there was no service.

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102 out of 220 people found this review helpful.

Over-hyped

By Abbey on 8/19/2008

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

This place is totally over-hyped. The service is spotty, the food - just okay, bordering on bleh. I have a problem with high prices for "farm-style" food when they serve the food with paper napkins and the wine is served (no matter what the price or how fine a wine)in thick juice glasses. Trendy? Farm-style? or just plain cheap? I don't mind paying the price for farm friendly food if it is good, but clearly here the food is just okay so the question arises...why the absurd attitude?

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87 out of 172 people found this review helpful.

Good Food Bad Service

By rrd22 on 7/23/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I visited the Farm 2 weeks ago. I ordered the Bibb Salad, Vegetable Crepe, and the special Black Bean Burger. Everything was delicious except the Veggie Burger- bland and mushy; just a patty on a bun - nothing else, but it did come with a little side salad, that I put on top of the patty. Our waiter forgot to enter our order, so we waited an extra long time for the food to arrive. In addition to that, we had to ask to have our water glasses filled as well as our carafe. I dismissed the past experience and gave them a second chance, much to my dismay. This time we had a different server, but equally inattentive. We had to ask what the specials of the evening were, and when we wanted to get change for the check we had to go in search of our server. As a side note, I thought it was a little weird how casual/skimpy the waitstaff were dressed on both occasions compared to the atmosphere of the restaurant, and the dress of the clientele. Overall, I would go back for the food, but expect to fend for yourself.

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