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Farmer's Table - La Mesa

4.0
4
1697 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Excited to announce that we officially have four locations open in San Diego including Bay Park, Little Italy, La Mesa, and Chula Vista. As a family run operation we believe every good neighborhood deserves an eatery where locals and visitors can enjoy “honest food done right”. Here at Farmers Table, we specialize in farm-to-fork cuisine that focuses on bringing locally sourced organic ingredients together to be savored in an inviting family-friendly atmosphere, where adults and children can enjoy many different food options that are just right for them. If you are looking for a magical brunch this week, come stop by for an unforgettable night.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Breakfast, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–3:00 pm Fri–Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 724-6465

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Yovani Palacios

  • Catering

    Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, Charity Events, Corporate meetings & luncheons...etc

  • Private party facilities

    Do you have an upcoming bridal shower, birthday, family reunion or company meeting? Book your next luncheon with us in our private dining room!

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Horak: (877) 478-3616

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Cross street

    Date Ave

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking and metered street parking in the area. There is a public parking lot across the street available after 5pm every night.

  • Public transit

    Visit us using public transport!<br />La Mesa Blvd Trolley Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • East County

    Fit for Foodies

  • East County

    Great for Lunch

  • East County

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable first time experience. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Will definitely be returning in the future. Highly recommend!
  2. JW

    JuliaW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! We had the gnocchi and sea bass, and the waiter recommended the fennel sausage with the gnocchi which was a delicious addition.
  3. KC

    KellyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Findjng Parking is was difficult. Limited area for parking.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I had made the reservation for 9:45pm through open table, I called the restaurant around 9:30pm to confirm they are still open since their online info said they close at 9:00pm. The hostess the answered the phone informed me their kitchen closes at 9:40pm and that I wasn’t going to be able to order anything from the restaurant. I don’t see what’s the point in offering an appointment that late if the restaurant is not going to fulfill its duty which is serving the customer in a timely manner. The restaurants are supposed to stay open for at least one hour after last reservation offered. This place always does shady stuff like this and their food is not even worth it and especially their service sucks!!!! Every single location they have is managed this way… apparently the owners like it this way… I always bring them so much business since I’m the one in charge in setting up business dinners for the company I work for that meets with team of doctors at least three times per week… I’m definitely not going back and I’m informing my company to cross this chain restaurants off their list, this was the cherry on top for us!!! Beyond unprofessional!!!!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, delicious dinner. Amazing, friendly and witty server. A wonderful experience. We were outside and our server brought a heater near our table so we could linger and chat to our heart’s content.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Staff were great. We never have never been here but came for Restaurant week. Appetizers were on point. I had the farmers salad and it was okay, mostly felt like I was eating only arugula but the fruits were a nice touch. The strawberries, and blackberry were super sour. I ordered the filet mignon medium rare but it was more rare than medium. My boyfriend got the sea bass and that was super good except for the rice underneath. It was undercooked because it felt like I was biting into rocks. Tiramisu looked like it was leftover from days ago. He got the lemon cake and that to my surprise was really good. Airy and light with a touch of lemon.
  7. SW

    ShelleyW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Attended during Restaurant week.
  8. T

    Tree

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new place for us on restaurant week. Good location and ambiance with great food. Thanks
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They sat people without reservations and then told use we were out of luck. Glad it wasn’t a special occasion - we walked to a near by restaurant and had dinner. Not sure I will be making a reservation again with them.
  10. LA

    LoriA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was delicious. The service was mediocre at best. We ordered appetizer and we had to ask for plates. The waitress pretty much forgot about us. I never got my water refilled (it was empty). I asked for bread twice from my waitress to go with my salad. We sat with our leftovers for minutes with flies all over (we sat outside). FINALLY someone came by and we stopped them to ask for Togo containers.
  11. TH

    TimH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Other customer’s food was brought to our table twice, sandwich bread was burnt, it took three requests to get water and quite a while after our lunch to get the waitress’s attention to order coffee.
  12. A

    Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Not a good experience. I was so excited to eat here. However, the crab, artichoke and spinach dip taste like cold tuna fish. There was a long piece of hair embedded in the crab cake I ordered. The crème brûlée was burnt and the texture was like cake instead of pudding. This is my favorite dessert. I mean how does one burn sugar…wow!!! Was the chef sleeping or what?! The waiter was great and very understanding. Although he took the two items off, it still was not worth the $80 + tip for two. Definitely won’t be back or recommend. SMH.
  13. RK

    RonK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We requested outdoor seating which had a moderate level of street noise. Antonio, our waiter, provided excellent service. The Pear Ricotta Bruschetta, Crab/Artichoke Dip and Pistachio Cavatelli were outstanding, but the Beet Salad wa just a bit lackluster. The Blackberry Basil Lemonade was tasty, though we wondered whether there was alcohol in the cocktail. We highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.
  14. JH

    JenH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our dog and were seated in the perfect spot. Our server, Virginia, was energetic and friendly without being fake. LOVED the grilled octopus! Wish this was closer to our house!
  15. BU

    BillU

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pretty good food, not great but a good option in La Mesa.
  16. DM

    DianeM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We sat in the patio the fans were blowing to high & the noise was really loud. Our waiter was to busy flirting with the ladies At the table next to us & forgot about us!!! Usually the service is really great!
  17. PB

    PatrickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live in Portland but grew up in El Cajon. It has been difficult to find nice restaurants in East County for special occasions when I visit. Took my mom here for her 60th birthday and it was outstanding. Amazing service. Great, fresh food.
  18. I

    Indalay

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was terrible. We left before ordering as other tables were waited on before us although we arrive first. We sat outside but the noise was so extreme we could not have a conversation 2 ft away from each other.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday - our server was amazing she knew a lot about the foods and was very attentive! Drinks were delicious!
  20. DE

    DEBORAHW

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went on a Wednesday night, at 6:00 to meet for a casual dinner with friends. I had the vegetarian pizza and the lobster mac'n'cheese. Both were excellent and generous portions. We were able to sit on the outside veranda, which was pleasant and comfortable.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    50th birthday. I wrote that on the reservation but no one said anything so I had to tell the waitress
  22. P

    Patita

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Hostess, server and staff are VERY friendly and accommodating. Food: not so good. Lacking taste. The bacon and coffee were great. Cleanliness: we were one of the first ones to be seated as it was early morning, around at 9am. I went to the bathroom to wash my hands, but they had no soap. The wastebasket in the bathroom was full (see picture). I wish the restaurant would put more emphasis on cleaning, especially during Covid. This is unacceptable. I’m sorry to say, but this was not a good experience.
  23. JN

    JosephN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went to Farmer's Table La Mesa a few days ago. Hey, we go out to eat A LOT. Seldom does the service AND the food far exceed our expectations. FT absolutely did! It was a celebration for my wife's birthday and from the moment we walked in to the moment we left, we felt WANTED? In an era of unpredictable service due to the endemic and personnel issues, we know this is a very tough business. FT had zero problems meeting our needs. The food? Outstanding and probably the best I have had since a restaurant in Cabo. A 5-Star restaurant! From manager Andrea, bar manager Angelica, manager Paulina and servers Grace and Kyle... MAJOR kudos to you for providing a wonderful night out! Thank you, and we WILL be back very soon! -Joe and Amy Nelson
  24. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been going to Farmers La Mesa for quite some time. We consider Farmers a night with Italian style pizza, tasty pasta choices, very nice chicken. Over all a very nice place for my family to enjoy dinner together.
  25. DD

    DelightfulDepartures

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice, casual atmosphere, but a little noisy. Good service. Tasty food, but a little pricey. Our first time there, so we need to go back to try other things on the menu to make an truly informed opinion. Overall a good experience.
  26. MI

    MIKEV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been to Farmer's Table three times now and we've enjoyed every visit. It was a little loud in the main dining area, so if you're "hard of hearing," you may want to request an outdoor table. Otherwise, the food, the service and the overall experience was exactly what my wife and I (along with our friends) were looking for. Brad suggested the Gnocchi (add fennel sausage for protein) and his suggestion was the right call! My wife had the Sea Bass and she loved it. The flourless chocolate cake was the perfect way to end the night. We'll be back again for sure!
  27. A

    Alabama335

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This place should be called "Fly's Table", there were TOO many flies in the restaurant! They finally closed the windows & doors, but still, there were just too many and a paying customer should not have to be waving flies away while eating! The food is over-priced for the standard of service. The steaks were not cooked correctly and they forgot some of our order, but charged us for it anyways, of course they removed it from the bill....but.....this place should be on Kitchen Nightmares, Gordon Ramsay would whip them into shape!
  28. h

    htownfoodie

    Houston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food took a long time to come out. When we did receive it, one or
  29. m

    maryn

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Service was absolutely terrible. Our waitress was awful and the table next to us also complained about her. She was extremely rude and inattentive. Our drinks were watered down because they were just sitting at the bar. Our food was cold and we could tell she forgot to put in our order. There were several tables that were seated after us and all of them were served before us. Overall a terrible experience
  30. S

    Sara

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love their eggs Benedict! Fresh ingredients for sure and the service is amazing! Marty is the best! We will come back for sure!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A little too warm inside.
  32. S

    Steph

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still a fave! This is my go-to spot, I love it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place, food was great.
  34. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Bruschetta and pasta were meh. “Wild mushroom fettuccine” with white button mushrooms? Overall underwhelming.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A little slow on picking up the check for a business meeting on a work day but the food was great.
  36. AL

    ALiu

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our wait staff changed three times so service was kind of less than ideal. It took awhile for them to check on our table with the changing of staff so often. Not really the wait staff’s fault as others were sent home early because the restaurant was slow per management.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibe here. It was my first time but my friend had been here before. Met my girl friend to celebrate our friendship and finally finding time to meet in person. We sat on the outdoor patio which was perfect for us. We were bummed that the champagne we wanted was out of stock but it wasn’t a huge deal. Service was great and the food was so yummy. I’d definitely go back.
  38. KD

    KennyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Wife enjoyed her pasta dish. My steak had way too much fat and was covered with too many mushrooms, like someone was trying to hide the steak. I would not recommend this dish from this establishment. Need to stop calculating tips on meal + tax, it should only be calculated on the amount of the food and any beverages. Appetizers are way over priced, they shouldn't cost as much as meals. Cut back on them, so they are at the right price point for them. If ever I come back, I will order the pasta dish, not the steak and no appetizers at the prices you have them at.
  39. LL

    LisaLoo

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for book club and they accommodated our needs super well - food and service were fantastic!
  40. F

    Foodlover

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good but the service was a bit slow. The biggest issue was how loud it was inside. We had to nearly yell to be heard across the table.

FAQs

Farmer's Table - La Mesa is rated 4 stars by 1697 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Farmer's Table - La Mesa

8141 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Date Ave

  • Neighborhood

    La Mesa

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 9:00 am–3:00 pm Fri–Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Breakfast, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is free street parking and metered street parking in the area. There is a public parking lot across the street available after 5pm every night.

  • Public transit

    Visit us using public transport!La Mesa Blvd Trolley Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Yovani Palacios

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 724-6465

  • Catering

    Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays, Charity Events, Corporate meetings & luncheons...etc

  • Private party facilities

    Do you have an upcoming bridal shower, birthday, family reunion or company meeting? Book your next luncheon with us in our private dining room!

  • Private party contact

    Ashley Horak: (877) 478-3616

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