As the name suggests, The Farmhouse in the River Market is a farm to table, tip to tail, restaurant. Chef Michael Foust sources meat and produce from regional farms to prepare hearty seasonal food. The Chef’s Room (no fee, one-week advance reservation) seats up to eight guests and includes the chef’s surprise menu (one to seven courses, $25 to $85/person), tailored to dietary needs.
The restaurant can also seat groups (less than 20, reservation needed) in its main Gallery Room or lounge, where guests order from a limited regular menu or catered menu. Parties of 30 or more require room rental and catered menu.
Le Fou Frog
Based one block from The City Market, this French bistro has remained a vibrant venue for food, wine and attentive service for nearly 20 years. The menu offers classic fare such as lobster bisque and steak au poivre as well as tempting wild game and seafood dishes with French influences. Perfect for small groups of 12 or less in a dynamic space. Tailored menu available on request.
McCoy’s Public House/The Foundry
McCoy’s Public House, a brewpub, and its next-door sister space The Foundry are craft beer venues with upscale comfort food, including sandwiches, burgers, pizza and chicken and waffles. Perfect for a casual or business casual setting in the Westport dining and entertainment district. Both venues can host parties of 8-15 in the main seating area. The Foundry Loft can hold up to 15 people comfortably for cocktails and appetizers. The Plot Room is available for private buffet cocktail/appetizers parties for up to 20 people, and three different menu options for plated dinners for up to 30 people.
Located in the Westside neighborhood of downtown, Chef Ryan Brazeal’s Novel is known for modern American cuisine with ingredients and flavors that reflect global influences. The cozy restaurant is ideal for small gatherings (eight to 12) during the week, where guests can order from the Prixe Fixe or regular menu. On weekend nights, the restaurant only takes groups of no more than eight people. Novel can host up to 20 people for dining upstairs, Tuesday through Thursday, for a $90/person six-course Prixe Fixe menu that includes room rental fee for private parties.