189 The Grove Dr # 0-10, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9003634.071734 -118.357143
Neighborhoods: Central LA, La Brea
Great food but hostess is always a b!!!!!!! – Great food. I will give them that, but on every occasion (3 times) the hostess has been a raving b!!! She seemed irritated that she had to seat us. When we arrived at the table she threw the menus down and walked away!!!!
Pretty Good Food, slow service and boring atmosphere – I went here for brunch on a saturday and it wasn't too crowded but the service seemed kind of slow. The brunch menu was large and featured a nice array of exciting looking dishes. The food was creative and tasty, however it was not the best I've ever had. Everything on the menu was also pretty expensive. The atmosphere is nothing special or wonderful and it was pretty noisy.
Outstanding Hamburger – Unlike some of the other reviewers, my experience at The Farm in The Grove has been great each time I've been. Their hamburger is phenomenal! I had my last one with gruyere cheese (you can choose from a number of cheeses), and I thought it was one of the best burgers I've ever had. Their Ahi-Three-Ways Salad was pretty great as well. Yeah, the ambiance is kitschy in a way...but hey, it's called The FARM. And it's in The Grove, which is kitschy in it's own right, so take it for what it is! I thought the service was great...attentive and friendly. And yeah, it's not Carl's Jr. prices, but anyone that would rate a Carl's burger higher, won't appreciate The Farm no matter how good the food, service and ambiance is.
don't go here – this place is so overrated. the hostess barely said 2 words to us when we got there and looked annoyed when we asked for a table. the waiter took so long to take our order and never came back to check up on us. they had no reason to be slow because the restaurant was practically empty. they didn't give us the complimentary bread so we had to ask for it. the food is so expensive and it's not that good.
Welcome is not on the Menu! – We came to the Grove location after hearing some people rave about the food. In reality, we were greeted by the reception lady who appeared like we were disturbing her busy day of standing around. After we were seated in the patio area, we waited about 15 minutes before anyone came out to ask for our drink order. Then the waiter disappeared for another 20 minutes after we ordered. Mind you, the restaurant was about 30% full at this point. We had to stop another busboy to ask for the complementary bread that we weren't offered. The actual meal was above average: crispy savory fries, a stuffed baguette, and quite tasty ahi tuna salad, but pretty overpriced in comparison to similar-classed restaurants. They made us feel as if we were priviledged to be dining there - those desiring service and value beware!
Not worth the money – The Grove Location is overrated, overpriced, and just not worth it. It took our waitress forever to greet us and bring us drinks on a non busy Saturday afternoon, and basically disappeared for our entire meal, only showing up to drop the check. The food was only ok, and just not worth paying $40 for brunch for two.
Love this place! – This place is great! We walk over there for lunch frequently and they have, by far, the best hamburger I've ever eaten. The attention to detail with the food is excellent. Service has always been good. It is a bit pricy for comfort food, but I've never been disappointed.
Farm Love – I was recently at The Grove and on my way to the movies, we had 30 minutes to kill, so I wondered over to The Farm. I had heard about it on several occasions. It really is cute inside, looks like a barn. The girl behind the to-go counter told me we could bring food from The Farm into the theater. I decided to just get one of their huge brownies and a blended coffee drink. We returned after the movie for dinner, starved. The waiter was very informative and directed us to an Ahi Three Ways and a Blue Cheese Crusted Steak, which was indeed amazing. I might feel a little uncomfortable eating a steak next to someone in the theater, but I will always get one on the way out!
Overrated - Overpriced – Eating at The Farm at the Grove was decidely like eating at a Ponderosa in a mall in Des Moines for 4 times the price. It's was badly overlit, and the "farm" chatchki seemed more appropriate to a Honey Baked Ham than an upscale eatery. My burger was overdone, and the meat was fairly tasteless anyway. Despite the paucity of patrons our waitress seemed far more intent on chatting up the bus boys than checking on us. Lesson learned.
LOVED it – Great food, great vibe, fair prices - and even celebrities for those who want that out of their dining experience.
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