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- 66%Nightlife Lovers
- 64%Adventure Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Luxury Travelers
Member Reviews (17)
- FarmerbrownMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
I've heard of this place some years ago. Finally got to check it out for Dine About Town this month. My 3 course meal consisted of Mini blue crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and banana pudding for dessert. Washed everything down with a sweet tea and I gotta say, this is the best dinner I've had this year so far. The crab cakes, although small, packed a flavorful punch. The grits were creamy and paired well with the slight kick of the shrimp. Loved that the pudding was topped with a meringue, making it slightly reminiscent of banana cream pie. The ambiance and food here are great. The service was good, but could have been just a tad quicker. Our waiter Danielle made sure to check up on us despite it being a busy evening. Farmer Brown is definitely good food for the soul, and your stomach.Recommended for:
- FarmerbrownOct 20, 2013
Oh, Farmer Brown, if only you weren't so expensive. I would come here every day if I could. The restaurant sits on that thin line between "downtown" and the Tenderloin, but the inside gives off a more sophisticated feel. The food holds the same dichotomy: down home, simple cooking with a gourmet twist. Their mac and cheese is phenomenal; their fried chicken is perfect in every way (crispy on the outside, tender on the inside); their collard greens are sweet and their cornbread is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The only drawback here is the price - it's fairly expensive, but treat yourself to their weekend brunch or some expertly made cocktails and, once in a while, a plate of fried chicken.Recommended for:
- FarmerbrownMember ofFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversSep 11, 2013
I honestly can't remember what I ate here, and we were harassed by a gang of transients/homeless people right outside, so for those reasons alone, I would not recommend coming here. I lived about three blocks from this place for three years and did not make a return visit after having dinner here with some friends. That should be enough?Recommended for:
- FarmerbrownMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesMar 28, 2013
Damned fine fried chicken. We've been here a number of times. Sure, it's a little rough in the middle Market hood but if you find yourself down there you should definitely stop in and have a wonderful cocktail and some nosh.
- FarmerbrownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 05, 2012
Best Sunday brunch in the Tenderloin. Period.
The staff was SUPER DUPER friendly and seated us immediately upon arrival (reservations recommended). The place was completely packed at 11AM.
We ordered our traditional Bloody Mary's ($8) and a brunch buffet ($16.50) which displayed southern fried chicken, grits, scrambled eggs, fluffy pancakes, etc.
I never had grits in my life and I loved it. It reminded me of a better and tastier version of "chao", a Vietnamese porridge soup. The pancakes, the potatoes, and the fried chicken were my favorites. My friend adored the biscuits and gravy and of course the fried chicken.
OMG, the sweet potato pie was to die-for! We also had a slice of the red velvet cake and it was delicious as well.
Minus one star for being super NOISY. We can barely hear each other speak. But the food and ambiance makes up for it.
I've never had "soul food" before and if this is any indication of what it is, I am a big fan!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Sunday brunch buffet and the Bloody Mary.
- FarmerbrownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 04, 2012
Came here for Saturday all you can eat brunch with a group of friends. The restaurant is neat and chic although it is in a pretty sketchy neighborhood.
Your brunch buffet will include bacon, egg, potato, biscuit, oatmeal and of course the fried chickens. Pretty much all the standard fare for a soul food breakfast. For desserts there were the red velvet cake and pumpkin pie. The biscuits with the gravy were really delicious. Both desserts were excellent as well. I was rather disappointed by the inconsistency of the fried chickens. The drumsticks were tender and juicy but some larger pieces were a bit dried. They were just mediocre in my opinion. Not really worth driving all the way from south bay to the city.