I do not have what most people would call a sophisticated pallet. If you took a 5 year old, put him in the supermarket and said “you can pick out anything you want for dinner”, they would probably pick out things like hot dogs, pizza and cookies… which is exactly the same thing I would choose. The only difference between me and that 5 year old, is that I’m a grown man and I can actually eat that garbage for dinner if I want, which I do, unless my wife convinces me to go out for a nice dinner with her family; in which case I have no choice.
Farmhaus Restaurant St. Louis Missouri
Which brings us to the Farmhaus Restaurant. We made our way down to STL for the Rock N Roll 1/2 Marathon that my wife and father-in-law were running, and were spending our Friday night with a friend of theirs that lives there. Seeing as how we’re from Chicago, we left it up to them to pick the place and that’s how we ended up at Farmhaus.
No TVs (except the one in the kitchen since the Cardinals were in the playoffs), a small bar and a very intimate setting; Farmhaus is not a place I’m used to. I had checked out the food menu while we were waiting at the bar for the rest of our party and, seeing as how I like very basic American staples like burgers and steak, it was hard for me to decide on anything I would eat. The only thing that really stood out for me was the bacon wrapped meatloaf, which sounded pretty tasty, but I knew I was going to be forced to try most of the menu.
The plates are on the smaller side so we just ordered a bunch of different things for the table to share; we literally ordered 3/4 of the whole menu. Interesting note about the menu, there are only a few things that stay the same from day to day, everything else is based on what the chef finds at the market that morning.
I don’t remember everything that we ordered, but I do remember the bacon wrapped meatloaf being the only thing that I didn’t really like. Which is surprising because it was the only thing on the menu that I thought I’d eat. My favorite though, was the rabbit pasta. The rabbit sausage in the pasta is some of the best food I’ve ever eaten in my life; we got 2 orders. All of the food that we had was amazing, the wine was amazing and the atmosphere is amazing. My mother-in-law even made it a point to go into the kitchen and thank the chef before we left. Oh, and did I forget to mention that we ordered all 4 desserts that were offered; all of which are amazing.
So do yourself a favor, if you’re in the St. Louis area and want to try some really good food that might take you out of your comfort zone, give the Farmhaus Restaurant a shot, you won’t be disappointed.