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.

FAQ #3: Um, do you have parking?? Where can I park??

Wonder no more! There are plenty parking options within blocks from The Farmhouse!

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We get it, if you’re not familiar with the River Market, knowing where to park may be confusing, specially if you are not familiar with the Streetcar!

Luckily there are plenty parking spots and parking lots withing walking distance, and we are here to help you find them! Our friends at Visit KC created this handy little map detailing the parking lots in the area (Grayed out with the “P” sign in them) and the number of parking spots available in each parking lot. As you can see, there are about 875 spots available in the parking lots located no more than 4 blocks from The Farmhouse, plus don’t forget about street parking!

 

Parallel Street Parking

You can find plenty of parallel street parking along Wyandotte Street, 5th Street, and 3rd Street.  Also, keep in mind that from Delaware St to Grand Street, between 3rd Street and 5th Street, you will need to park all of your vehicle within the white lines, in order to not block the street car’s path.  You can find more info on the KC Streetcar website.

 

Reverse-Angled Parking

You can also find parking on Delaware Street! Delaware Street is a one way street going from North to South, and has reverse-angled parking to ensure drivers will be able to see oncoming traffic as well as an oncoming streetcar.  If you are unsure as to how to park on Delaware Street, check out this handy video!

 

Please be aware of time limits (if any) set for the block you have parked, and unless you have the proper permits/plates, please do not park on the spots designated for our handicapped guests!

See you soon!!

Valentines Day is here, and here’s the scoop!

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Valentines Day Weekend is finally here! We invited you a few weeks back to make a reservation with us for a
Valentines Day, and we are so glad you went ahead and booked it! Woo hoo!!  We are completely booked for our Saturday Brunch & Dinner, as well as our Sunday Brunch and special Dinner.  (While we usually close on Sundays at 3pm, we decided to open up at 5pm this Sunday only for Valentines).  Please note that on Sunday, February 14th, we will not be serving happy hour, and will be closed for service (bar and food wise) from 3:PM to 5:PM.

Didn’t get to make a reservation, and still want to join us? You are more than welcomed to come as a “Walk-In”!!.  We’ll be having space for walk-in guests for all of our shifts this weekend, however we would not be able to estimate as to whether or not we’ll have a wait list, and what would the wait-time be.

We look forward to serving you this weekend!

New menu items are out!

Mmm, mmm…. mmm!!! Our Chefs decided to surprise us and give us *New* menu items for our lunch and dinner menus!! Hang on tight, as new items for brunch will also come out this weekend!!!

In less than 3 weeks, Valentine’s Day will be here!!

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14th, 2016

rosebouquetWhile the date never changes, the day does! And we know you would never forget to plan something nice and special with (and for) your loved one… and we know you would never leave the planning till the last minute… yeah… we know… that would never, ever… EVER happen!  Mmm hmm.

Here is your friendly reminder that in less than 3 weeks, Valentines Day will be here!  And this year it happens to be on a lovely Sunday, and The Farmhouse will be open for both: Brunch AND Dinner!! We already have quite a few reservations in our books (believe it or not) and we highly encourage you to get your name in the list! Please do not wait till the last minute to reserve your spot, or to buy flowers, or to book that trip to the Bahamas…. (take us with you, please?)

It’s here!! It’s Here!!

Join us for our 3rd annual

New Year’s Day Pajama Brunch!!!

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There are few things that have us as giddy as our (now traditional) New Years Day Pajama Brunch!!! Yes! You read it right! PAJAMA!! We admit is not quite as good as being served brunch in bed, BUT, it’s quite a close second!!  We know that you’ll probably be hungry after celebrating the New Year the night before, and thus, we’ll be having a delicious brunch on Friday, January 1st to start the year with the right food! Oops, we mean, foot!  Served from 10am to 3pm, you (and our staff) are more than welcomed to join us in your pjs!! (Please do keep it PG-13 though, and don’t forget to bring the fuzzy slippers!!)

Bring your family! Bring your friends! Bring your happy faces! And your camera as well… it will be FUN!!  Oh!! And yeah, do not forget to reserve your spot!!!

FAQ# 2: What is that room in the back??

Answer: It’s “The Chef’s Room” !!!

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We’ve had the joy of serving our guests at The Chef’s Room for over a year now, and we are looking forward to serving YOU!!

A few things about The Chef’s Room:

  1. There is NO room rental for the Chef’s Room! (Woo hoo!).  It is however available only during our business hours, with a  surprise catered menu, and reserved only once per shift.  Also to note is that we do require at least a one-week in advance reservation.
  2. It seats up to 8 (eight) guests. Though do not feel that it has to be 8 guests in order to reserve! We’ve had couples celebrating their anniversary; families celebrating birthdays, work/board meetings, graduation parties, bachelor/ette parties, retirement parties, etc…
  3. At The Chef’s Room,  you’ll be served a special, surprise, catered menu. You let us know of dietary restrictions or allergies, how many courses you would like, and any preferred/disliked items. With that information,  Chef Foust will prepare a surprise menu planned and prepared just for you and your guests!!
  4. Would you like to add a suggested pairing? Perhaps with a wonderful glass of wine? Or a beer? How about one of our delicious specialty and craft cocktails? We can def. do that!! Let us know of your preference, and we’ll add it to the menu.
  5. Want to know more? Perhaps even go ahead and book it? Then contact us at: Events@EatAtTheFarmhouse.com!

Oh no! We’re closed for the day!

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Oh no! We are having some plumbing issues again! We will remain closed for the day, and we are looking forward to serving you a delicious lunch tomorrow morning starting at 11am!!! See you then!!

It’s Thanksgiving! We are CLOSED for service!

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This is just a friendly reminder, in case you missed it on our events calendar, that today, The Farmhouse will be thankful for a LOT of things, and people!!.  Our Farmhouse family will not be doing neither lunch, happy hour, nor dinner service today.  We will re-open for the general public tomorrow morning, Friday, at 11am.  Don’t forget that Fridays are our $20 buckets of beer!! So in case you had a rough dinner with your family… we can help you with a liquid refreshment to make things better…just saying.

Thank you Kansas City for all your support and love, and for an other year of wonderful stories and new members joining our family. Thank you to all of our farmers for working so hard, day in and day out, providing us with the best and freshest ingredients! And HUGE thank you to all of our staff, for becoming part of The Farmhouse Family… and working so hard and helping us make this such a wonderful reality.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,

The Farmhouse

Have you joined our newsletter yet?

Did you know we have a newsletter?  No?  Well, we do!!  And if you are wondering why should you join our newsletter, here are some good reasons (according to us):

  1. We share information about a new farmer that has joined our “farmers board” as well as what we get from them, and where you can find them. You know we love to support our local businesses, and we want you to know where your food comes from, so you can also support these awesome farmers everyday!
  2. Want to know about collaborations and other special events happening outside of The Farmhouse or at The Farmhouse?  Unless you are constantly visiting our social media pages (Even if you “Like” us on Facebook, you may not see our posts due to their algorithm) you may miss out on information regarding an upcoming dinner that we know gets to be so popular that there is only a limited seating.  By having it as an email, you don’t have to worry about missing it out on your thousands of social media posts and then forget about it… until it’s to late.  (Vegan Dinner, or Green Dirt Farms dinner, anyone??)
  3. Wondering about menu changes?  What will happen when? When will the new cocktails be featured?? Which are our monthly or weekly specials? (Beer Buckets on Fridays!!) Again, unless you visit our social media every day, you may be missing out on this fun information!
  4. Are there news happening about our neighborhood?  During the streetcar construction we updated our newsletter recipients with news from the streetcar authority regarding street closures, delays, updates, etc… because it can’t get more local than the neighborhood where you live!
  5. We have sent surveys from time to time to our active newsletter recipients! We want to know what YOU think and we’ll ask for the opinion of active/interactive members.

We know that Facebook does not show all the posts of the pages you follow… so unless you are visiting our page (instead of just scrolling down through your feed), you may miss out on some of this lovely tidbits of what life at The Farmhouse is all about!!  Do we need to say more about why we think it would be great for you to join our newsletter?? We didn’t think so either.  =)

Love,

The Farmhouse