BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We like to give credit where credit is due, and that credit this Sunday is going to Farmer’s Table in the Wyndham in Boca Raton.
First, the back story.
We were fans of Farmer’s Table when it was the hot new restaurant in Boca Raton. But after a few visits over several months, the restaurant, quite frankly, annoyed us so much that we didn’t eat there for more than a year. Reservations made through Open Table weren’t being honored — or at the very least weren’t being honored within two hours of the reserved time on multiple occasions. The hostesses— whose names we believe were always Brittany or Ashley (or any other popular name at schools like Sweet Briar or Wellesley or Hollins), were elitist, snobbish, rude and really just not nice. And there were nights that it looked like the cast of Cocoon was holding orientation sessions for the graying population of Boca Raton and Delray Beach. To put it another way: Century Village and the Funeral Home of Goldstein, Sachs and Rosenwitz could have held joint marketing sessions and done very, very well.
If you’re still not following, the patrons were really, really old.
But BocaNewsNow.com was back at Farmer’s Table Saturday night. The Open Table reservation was honored on time (we believe our account was noted as being previously annoyed). The seating, outdoors, was fantastic on a gorgeous night. And the young woman singing angry young woman acoustic songs was top notch. We’re not kidding. While all of the songs sounded like the soundtrack to Grey’s Anatomy (you know, 80s songs now sung acoustically by angry young women. Think: ‘We don’t have to take our clothes off to have a good time’ sung slowly and acoustically with just a bit of angst).
The food — let’s not forget this is a restaurant — is top notch. You can taste the freshness. And serving time is right on the mark. Not so fast that you feel like you’re being rushed out, but not so slow that you wonder if the kitchen is understaffed and confused. And unlike previous visits, the wait staff is operating with smiles.
As for the clientele: there’s still a lot of gray, but it is now equally mixed with customers seemingly enjoying the benefits of botox, plastic surgery, breast enhancements and reductions, and Fendiopothy — the disease where you wear a Fendi shirt while carrying a Fendi bag which nearly knocks into the heads of at least five diners in the span of ten seconds or less — all while talking loudly about your emotional support dog ‘Simone.’
In other word: it’s a microcosm of Boca Raton and Delray Beach.
Farmer’s Table is a unique restaurant offering high quality locally sourced food and in the middle of an aging Wyndham with outdoor hallways.
Come for dinner. You’ll enjoy the show.
LOCAL JOURNALISM SUPPORTER.
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