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New reservation system!

With much thought and preparation, we are excited to announce our new reservation system, Tock.  We believe this system will allow you a more convenient way to secure and confirm your reservations and communicate your requests—allowing our team additional time to focus on your experience at The Farmhouse.

Our team is still available to you with any questions–  Please feel free to reach out via email Info@eatatthefarmhouse.com, or by phone at 816-569-6032.

Happy end of Summer, and we look forward to welcoming you into The Farmhouse soon!

 

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We have been booked for a private event Saturday, August 12th, from 3pm-close.  Have an event that needs to be catered?  Give us a call @ 816-569-6032, we’d love to help!

Want to join our Farmily?

Are you hiring?

That’s one of the most frequently asked questions we get!! 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.

Eat Local, Buy Local, Support Local!

There is no better feeling that the happiness we get when receiving a message from our guests with photos of their own version of our dishes that they made at home.  We got once a photo via Facebook message from a guest who loved our melon salad so much, that before leaving the restaurant they asked us about every farmer we used for that dish & where to find them. Our guest then went to all the farmers market where our farmers would set up & purchased from our same farmers, bought the same awesome ingredients, went home and made the melon salad for their family. That was AWESOME!! It made us SO happy to see that, we are still writing about it 2.5 years later!
You may have seen us use the tags #EatLocal #SupportLocal #ShopLocal #Localvore, etc on our social media posts and we don’t use them just for you to come and join us for a wonderful meal; we want you to do so outside of our doors as well!  That is why we post our list of our farmers on our website and on our chalkboards in our Lounge and Gallery rooms: so you can see where we get our awesome produce and meats, and get the same quality ingredients from the awesome local families we work with, for your own family.

Every month on our newsletter we showcase a local farmer or company we work with. Why? Because we want you to know where the produce and meats that make it to your plate come from. We want you to support your local businesses and keep the wonderful and hardworking families from KS & MO afloat. We want you to be able to get the best quality ingredients not only when you dine with us, but also in your own home.

So, subscribe to our newsletter & get to know your local farmers (plus you’ll get reminders of events, specials & other news at The Farmhouse), go to your local farmers market or join a CSA! Get the best food KC has to offer in your own home!

What is: Pig & Whiskey?

If you’ve never joined us for Pig & Whiskey, you’re in for a treat!  We started Pig & Whiskey two years ago as a monthly event on the third Thursday of the month.  After a while we took it off, and boy! Did we get an earful from our guests! So now Pig & Whiskey happens EVERY THURSDAY from 5:00 to 10:00 PM and we have wonderful pork specials & small plates which are perfect as an appetizer or to share; plus all our Whiskey, Rye and Bourbon collection is 50% off!! What a great way to try something new or enjoy your favorite liquor at a wonderfully discounted price!

So bring your coworkers, bring your date, bring your friends, make it a neighbor night, or just enjoy it all by yourself (Who said you have to share?!). Reservations are not required, though highly encouraged!  See you soon!

Late start!

Quit playing games, nature!  We will be opening an hour later than normal today, to allow our employees ample time to arrive safely!  See you at 10:00—Drive safe!

Late Start!

Hi all!  We are going to open at 10:00am today, to give our employees ample time to arrive safely!  Drive safely in the ice, KC!

TBT: KC on KC: Farm to Table

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series TBT

We sometimes do jump on the #ThrowBackThursday bandwagon, and we thought that today was one of those days.  Remember that wonderful little short video directed by Mr. Anthony Ladesich for Visit KC, which featured two of our wonderful farms: Gibbs Rd. Community Farms/Cultivate Kansas City and Wood Mood? Of course, it featured our very own Chef Michael Foust and our beloved The Farmhouse!

In case you missed the video, here is another chance to check it out!

 

Reservation Changes Taking Effect on April 1st, 2016.  What you need to know.

Starting on April 1st, The Farmhouse will start working with OpenTable’s partner BrainTree in order to take, in a secure and PCI compliant manner, credit card information for any parties of 10 or more, as well as for any reservation, regardless of the number of guests, on:  Valentines Day, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers’ Day and New Years Eve.
Our goal is to provide guests the best quality food, beverage and service during their visit, and we have sadly seen an increase in the number of “No Shows” (reservations that are made and not honored without giving a call to notify us of a need to cancel the reservation).  These “No Shows” mean that we are holding tables for guests and thus unable to move along with our pacing of other reservations and walk-ins, for parties that did not show up.  This trend has damaged the perception of our quality of service, and so we will join other restaurants in the area and start charging a “No Show” fee of $25.00.   This fee will be applied to any party that does not cancel their reservation (either by logging into their OT account or by giving us a call and speaking with someone directly) with at least 24 hrs advance notice.  There will be no fees charged for guests who honor their reservation or cancel with 24 hrs advance notice.

Why are you doing this?  We have seen an increasing number of guests who have made reservations with us (and other restaurants) and then either have to cancel or decide to go to another restaurant, without notifying us in advance for their need to cancel their reservation with us.  Thus, other guests have been unable to make a reservation because we have been fully-booked, or our walk-in guests have been unable to be seated because we are still honoring those tables for guests who will not be showing up.  Additionally, holding tables for reservations who “No Show” directly affect our server’s tips, as well as the restaurant’s flow.   We hope this will deter those guests who were not serious about joining us to begin with or those who did not give us proper notice, from taking away seating from guests like you, who want to join us and dine with us, but we’re at full capacity.

How do I cancel a reservation? You can cancel your reservation via OpenTable by logging into your account, and making changes through your upcoming reservations.  You can also cancel your reservation by calling us with at least 24 hours notice at (816) 569-6032 and speaking with someone directly.  Please be sure to speak with someone over the phone, and do not leave a voicemail as we don’t get to check our voicemail daily.  Please remember: We do close at 3:00 Sunday, Monday & Tuesday.  

Will I be charged $25.00 every time I make a reservation?  Not at all!! We will only take CC information for any party of 10 or more guests, and for any reservation (regardless of the size) on the five holidays above.  You will not be charged any fee just because you made a reservation! Also, if you cancel your reservation with due notice (24 hours in advance) either by logging into your OpenTable account, or by giving us a call, we will not charge you any fee.  The fees will apply for those “No Show” parties who straight-out do not show up or who do not cancel their reservation with at least 24 hours advance notice.

Ultimately, our goal is to ensure the best service possible for you, whether you are joining us with a planned reservation or impromptu as a walk-in.  We do not want your experience at The Farmhouse to be negatively affected because of a 3rd party.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have in regards to this.

To learn more about OpenTable’s partnership with BrainTree, you can click here.