1. Are you guys new? Did you just open for business?
Not at all! We opened on July 4th, 2009 and have been working with some of our current farmers since day 1! We have had MANY more farmers join our farmily since then, and we look forward to having more join us. You may not have heard about us before because we don’t advertise! We believe in word of mouth as the best advertisement when you have quality ingredients and wonderful and creative menu items and staff. Like us? Tell your friends!
2. Where in the City Market are you located?
We are located in the neighborhood called River Market, just one block west of the city-owned ‘City Market’. Our address is 300 Delaware St, right in the corner of 3rd and Delaware. You can find a map with our location as well as parking information on our website!
3. Where do I park?
There is ample street parking surrounding The Farmhouse! There are also quite a few city parking lots available for you to use, all located within 2 blocks from us. You can find a map and more information in our Parking information page!
4. Do you offer valet parking?
We do not offer valet parking at The Farmhouse.
5. What is the closest bus or streetcar stop?
There are lots of public transit options you can use to come to The Farmhouse:
MAX & 142 (3rd at Grand)
101 (Delaware & Independence)
106 (Wyandotte & Independence)
KC Streetcar Stop: River Market West/ 4th & Delaware
6. Do I need a reservation?
Reservations are not required, but highly recommended. Make a reservation HERE.
7. How can I make a reservation?
As reservations are recommended, we aim to make the process as easy as possible for our guests: please make reservations! Grab a reservation here, anytime, booking on-line is the fastest and easiest way to book with us, plus it’s available 24/7. If you would rather give us a call, you can contact out hosts at 816-569-6032. Please make sure to speak with someone directly as we do not make reservations over a voicemail nor email.
8. Do you accept walk-ins?
Absolutely. However, if you are planning to join us and want to avoid a wait time, we do recommend a reservation. Also, our bar area will be on a first come, first serve basis and offers the same service menus.
9. Can I add my name to the wait list over the phone?
Unfortunately, we offer our wait list on an in-person basis only. Therefore, names are only accepted in person at our front desk. This allows us to be fair to all guests and ensure we offer an accurate wait time. If you are unable to make a reservation, then you must arrive in person in order to put your name on the wait list.
10. How do I make a reservation for a large party?
Will your group have 10 or more guests? We want to ensure the best quality of service, and thus we do not allow parties of 10+ guests to make a reservation online. We are happy to assist you with your large party reservation! Please give us a call at 816-569-6032 and our host will get all the necessary information while making your reservation. Please be aware that for parties of 10+ and on certain holidays, we do require a credit card number to be stored on file, and we have a No-Show fee of $25. You can read more about it here.
11. How long is the grace period if I am running late for my reservation?
We get it, stuff happens. We offer a grace period of 15 minutes. If you arrive after the 15-minute grace period, even with a phone call, you may be placed on the wait list, simply to be fair to all guests.
12. Do you have a reservation cancellation policy?
Yes we do. Our policy is for parties of 10 or more guests as well as for certain holidays (Valentine’s Day, Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & New Years Eve) regardless of the number of guests. For these parties, we do require a credit card number in order to make a reservation. If you do need to cancel for any reason, please do so with at least 24 hour advance notice. If we get your cancellation with less than 24 hour notice, or you simply do not show up, there will be a $25.00 fee charged to your card. You can read more about why we started having this policy here.
13. What kind of food do you serve?
The Farmhouse serves farm-to-table, tip-to-tail seasonal food by working with local farmers from Kansas and Missouri so our menu is always changing to reflect the season’s bounty. We hate to waste food; embracing the “tip-to-tail” ideology enables us to work with our local farmers to grow the animals we need and to harvest those animals as they’re needed. We also respect each animal raised for our kitchen by using as much of each animal as we creatively can. We do our own butchering and do cuts not commonly used in modern cooking; we make our own bacon, lardons, broths, stews, ketchup, pickling in house and our bar follows suite by making their own syrups, shrubs, tinctures, etc… With this philosophy we are able to reduce our carbon footprint, and make sure that you get the freshest ingredients on your plate!
14. Do you offer vegan and vegetarian options?
Yes, we do offer vegan and vegetarian options in all of our menus. Some menu items may become vegetarian/vegan with some minor omissions. Please be sure to mention any dietary concerns when making a reservation.
15. Are you able to accommodate specific food allergies?
Yes, our servers and chefs are specially trained to address food allergies and can offer menu variations. Although, if you have a life-threatening food allergy, our kitchen may not be right for you! We kindly request that you provide our hosts with any allergy or dietary concerns when making a reservation and address any questions or concerns with your server before you order to avoid any issues.
16. Do you have a kids’ menu?
We do not offer a separate kids’ menu, however, many of our menu items are kid approved! Please ask your server for guidance.
17. Do you offer “To Go” orders?
Yes, you may order many of our menu items To Go: in-person at our bar or give us a call at 816-569-6032 and we will gladly place your order! Please note that some items, such as charcuterie boards and certain desserts served in specialty containers, will only be offered for dine-in to ensure the best quality possible and maintain inventory/low cost.
19. When do you guys serve dinner?
Our Dinner service is from 5pm-10pm on Wednesday and Thursday, and 5pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
20. When do you serve brunch?
We serve Brunch only on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 3pm. We HIGHLY encourage you to make reservations for brunch as it is our busiest service of the week and we’d love for you to avoid waiting in line. Don’t fret if you can’t make a reservation, we always accept walk-ins , though there may be a wait.
21. Do you have a buffet or bottomless brunch drinks?
Our food menu is a la carte, meaning that you pay for what you order. While we do not offer a bottomless drink option, we do offer some communal style cocktails that serve 2-8 guests, as well as a wonderful selection of eye-opening libations that are sure to please.
22. Do you guys serve breakfast?
23. Can I order from a different menu than what is currently offered? I.e., have a lunch sandwich during dinner?
We can only offer the current menu options for that service. Our entrees for lunch, brunch and dinner are completely different and given the small size of our kitchen, we do not have any ingredient not required for the current service available on the line.
24. Can I bring in my own cake or dessert?
Absolutely! *Please Note if bringing a cake: there is a $1.5 per person cutting fee for each slice your server does on the cake. If you would like to avoid the cutting fee, please cut and serve the cake yourself or have someone in your party do so.
25. Do you have bar seating?
Absolutely! Our bar seating is on a “first come, first serve” basis. We will offer a full-service experience for our guests interested in either dining at the bar, having drinks & small plates or joining us for dessert & coffee.
26. Are there TVs in the bar area?
We do have one TV in our bar area which may be put to mute/cc when there is a major game or per request of a guest. Otherwise we do have our TV turned off to enhance the dining experience.
27. Do you offer a happy hour?
Yes we do! Happy Hour is from 3pm to 6pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at our Lounge room (and patio when in season) only.
28. Is there a corkage fee?
You are more than welcomed to bring your own wine if you would like! Our corkage fee is of $15 per bottle when bringing 1-3 bottles, $10 per bottle when bringing 4-6 bottles, and $5 per bottle when bringing 7+.
29. Is there a dress code?
We like to think of ourselves as casual or smart casual. However, our guests come either wearing jeans, or their business attire, as well as looking all dapper and glamorous on their tuxes and gowns before that show at the Kauffman. We like to think of ourselves as a great restaurant for everyone, fancy or casual alike.
30. Do you have highchairs and/or booster seats available?
Yes, we have highchairs and booster seats available for your convenience, please let us know if you will need them when making a reservation.
31. Do you have seasonal outdoor seating?
Yes we do! Our patio is available from spring to fall/winter depending on the weather. It is located on the north side of the building and it’s surrounded by our herb garden.
32. Can I reserve patio seating?
We do not take reservations for our patio, however you can make a patio request. Since KC weather changes every 5 minutes, we want to ensure we do not overbook ourselves by expecting guests to be on our patio to later on have the wind/rain/snow/heat make it unpleasant for them to sit outside and then have no place where to sit them inside. In addition, some guests love to order extra glasses of wine or dessert to enjoy the wonderful days outside making it hard for us to properly estimate when a party will leave in order to honor your reservation.
33. How do I treat guests if I am not able to be there in person?
We would be thrilled to help you arrange a special gesture! Just give us a call at 816-569-6032 and we’ll coordinate something with you.
34. How can I purchase a gift card?
You can purchase a gift card in person either from your server when you dine in with us, from our bartender when you stop by, or by giving us a call at 816-569-6032. They can be purchased in any denomination and do not expire.
35. Do you have an wheelchair access?
Yes. Our Lounge is easily accessible from our front door, our Patio from 3rd Street (please check-in with our host first), and our Gallery with a little tour of our prep kitchen also is accessible.
36. Do you offer complimentary Wi-Fi?
Yes, we do. Your server will be happy to provide you with our password.
37. What is that little room in the back? Can I reserve it?
That would be our ‘Chef’s Room‘. A small private room that sits up to 8 guests and can be reserved during our regular business hours with one week advance notice. There is no room rental fee to reserve it, however it does require a surprise catered-menu prepared just for you by Chef Michael Foust. The cost depends on how many courses you would like to have, starting at $25.00 per person for one course, plus beverages, taxes and gratuity. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form at the bottom of our Special Events page and our Special Events & Caterings manager will get in touch with you.
38. Do you offer private event space?
Yes. You can have your event with us either at The Chef’s Room, renting our Gallery Room for larger parties, or even renting the entire Farmhouse! We have had everything from company events, retirement parties, graduations, birthdays, wedding receptions, rehearsals and even a handful of wedding ceremonies take place at The Farmhouse! Please contact us at email@example.com or fill out our contact form at the bottom of our Special Events page and our Special Events & Caterings manager will get in touch with you.
39. Are you hiring?
We’re always looking for new team members! Please bring your filled-out Job Application from Wednesday to Friday between 2pm & 4pm. If you have a resume or letters of recommendations that you can bring with you at the time, that would be an extra bonus. Our managers will contact you to schedule an interview if you qualify.