Farm to Table at Farmstead Table in Newton

We don’t dine in Newton often, but when having drinks with Lin and Jon in early July, we learned about the soon-to-open Farmstead Table and knew we would have to check it out. Last Thursday we were finally able to make the visit happen.

But first, we stopped by the Beantown Eats headquarters to meet their adorable dog and to have handcrafted cocktails made by Beantown Drinks. Win, win! Their dog is adorable, and each of us got our own, different cocktail. It was better than any bar I’ve visited lately!

After drinks, we made our way to Farmstead Table for a  dinner made of simple, delicious dishes and a server that was fun, attentive, and very knowledgeable with her wine pairings.

Salads and appetizers were ordered to share.

tomato salad

{Heirloom Tomato Salad}

smoked salmon and creme fraiche

{House Cured Salmon Lox Toast}

We also ordered the un-photographed Marinated Summer Vegetable Salad.

Our salads and appetizer instantly impressed me. Everything was incredibly fresh, simply prepared to let the natural flavors shine through.

Also impressive was our delightful server Robin. She’s someone we would love to go for a drink with, and we put it in her hands to help us select wine with dinner. Lin and I went with the oakier Chardonnay option (Sometimes oaky Chardonnay is referred to as “Cougar Juice”. . . I guess I am getting older!). The Talley Chardonnay ended up being perfect, with a nice acidity and just a hint of butterscotch and oak.

Talley Chardonnay{Talley Chardonnay}

Delmonico Steak

{Delmonico Steak with Potato Puree}

Our entrees were a big hit. I sampled my husband’s Delmonico steak with potato puree, the steak perfectly cooked and juicy, the puree something I will be craving this winter, velvety, creamy, and filling.

scallops with corn and lobster{Yum- the Scallop Special}

I had the scallop special which included a lobster sauce and local corn. It was the epitome of summer and showed the obvious efforts that Farmstead Table is making in crafting seasonal dishes.

warm chocolate pudding cake{Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake}

While we were enjoying our entrees, we were reminded that the house-made warm chocolate pudding cake took awhile to make and should be ordered in advance. There was no hesitation that we would share a dessert, and this divine dish was like hot chocolate in cake form. I only wish I had more room to truly indulge in this dessert.

Farmstead Table is a fabulous spot for dinner. The owners are hands-on, the food is local and seasonal, carefully crafted with pride and expertise. Everyone was warm, friendly, welcoming, and hospitable. The menu at Farmstead Table changes very frequently, and I look forward to returning to see what the coming months bring.

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Tags: dinner, farm to table, Food, Newton, Restaurants, summer, wine

  1. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I rarely go to Newton but this sounds like something worth a trip!


  2. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    I love finding out about these farm-to-table restaurants. Great to know about this option in the burbs! I’m glad you guys saved room for the chocolate dessert -looks amazing!


  3. Daisy’s avatar

    this sounds like such a fun evening! i’ve been hearing a lot about this opening, sounds like they are off to a great start.


  4. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Sounds like such a fun night out! That steak looks like something I will be craving on the first chilly night here. I don’t head to Newton often, but I may have to for this!


  5. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    This whole post made me smile :) We are so psyched to have such a great place close to us, it’s a HUGE addition to Newton Centre. It’s been very good right from the beginning, and I’m definitely looking forward to the seasonal menu too!


  6. Jon’s avatar

    I still want a redo on making your drink! Maybe when Sycamore opens up, we can try again? This time, I think I will make you a Pulitzer or a West Fens cocktail. Thanks so much for the kind words! We had a great time with you guys! Cheers!


  7. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    I think 51 Lincoln is the only Newton restaurant I’ve dined at. Looks like I need to make another trip out there for Farmstead!


  8. Megan’s avatar

    I heard about this place and definitely want to check it out soon. Sounds like you guys had a great experience!


  9. Sues’s avatar

    Everything looks awesome! But I seriously want that tomato salad right now!


  10. Molly Galler’s avatar

    This is in my hometown! I saw a sign for it while shopping at the boutique Duchess (next door) and made a mental note to go when it opened. Great to hear it’s fabulous!


  11. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Farmstead Table looks so good! Sad it wasn’t open when I was there


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