FAQs

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, wonderful and creative menu items and a passionate team. Like us? Tell your friends! We look forward to serving you soon!

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!

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, or just hop off the Streetcar at 4th & Delaware and walk over! See you soon!

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) 103 (3rd & Delaware) 106 (Wyandotte & Independence) KC Streetcar Stop: River Market West/ 4th & Delaware You can check out the Ride KC website for more information regarding routes, maps, fares and schedules.

Do you take walk-ins?

Yes. We take walk-ins for every shift! Walk-ins are taken contingent upon availability, and are first come first serve. Check in (in person) at the host stand, leave your name and number, and our host will text you when your table is ready! Why not enjoy a walk around the market while you wait? Check out the river! Call an old friend and catch up! Soon enough, you'll be living your best life while dining with us.

How do I make a reservation for a large party?

Will your group have 8 or more guests? We want to ensure the best quality of service, and thus we do not allow parties of 8+ 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.

Do you offer pescatarians, vegetarians, vegans, dairy free, gluten free, Whole 30 options, or AIP options?

We offer a seasonally driven menu that is intimate in size. We do have a separate allergen menu for guests with dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free, and it is common that we are able to modify some dishes for your enjoyment. Please alert the host or make note of your diet at the time of your reservation, so we may best accommodate you.

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 events@eatatthefarmhouse.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.

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 events@eatatthefarmhouse.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.

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