Farmhouse Kitchen (Boca Raton)

Posted on December 16th, 2014 · American Boca Raton

* Farmhouse Kitchen.

American-Style joint that opened in Boca Raton a couple of months ago…

Jeff Eats hasn’t had a chance to “try” it- yet!

Just got the below flyer…since Farmhouse Kitchen isn’t-serving Chinese food, I’m not comfortable eating there-on either Christmas Eve of Christmas Day.You do know that old habits die hard, of course you do!!

Got this restaurant on my list to “do” in 2015, in the meantime you guys can check for menu/prices.

If you get there before I do, let Jeff Eats know what you think.


7 Comments to “Farmhouse Kitchen (Boca Raton)”

  1. SidRidesABike says...

    You do know that this joint is Table 42 revamped by the same owner Gary Rack? That’s the restaurant you had some real negative things to say about in 4/12.

    Table 42 Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, 399 Southeast Mizner Boulevard, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, (561) 826-2625.

    In recent months a number of people have been telling me about how terrific the food at Table 42 Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Boca was.

    So…last night, I, Mrs. Jeff Eats and our dog Jiggy “went” to Table 42 planning on trying the food on the joint’s outside patio.

    To make a long story short, the hostess and manager refused to seat us- raising “questions” about what a SERVICE DOG “is”. For right now, I’m not going to get-into all kinds of legal mumble jumble—what I do know, is that the manager HAD ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO INSIST THAT HE HAD THE RIGHT TO SEE STATE ISSUED PAPER DOCUMENTATION proving that a dog is a service dog. When this young man was advised of this, he became a “real wise guy” snotty jackass.

    Trust me on this…I and my wife do a “ton” of eating out with our dog. Now- we know that Jiggy isn’t what most would classify as a service dog—but we also know, that a restaurant has no right whatsoever to make a customer produce written documentation proving that a dog is a service dog.

    Just a small footnote, Jeff “Eats” is a graduate of The Brooklyn Law School class of 1973–and a member of the bars of New York, New Jersey, Florida and the Supreme Court of the United States of America (yeah! that’s the same one currently deciding the Obama Care case)…so just maybe, I know something about the topic at hand or at least know how to read a statute, regulation or law.

    For the record,
    Take a look at Paragraphs #1 and especially #3 contained in a Directive issued by the US Departartment of Justice:
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Civil Rights Division
    Disability Rights Section


    1. Q: What are the laws that apply to my business?

    A: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), privately owned businesses that serve the public, such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, taxicabs, theaters, concert halls, and sports facilities, are prohibited from discriminating against individuals with disabilities. The ADA requires these businesses to allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals onto business premises in whatever areas customers are generally allowed.

    3. Q: How can I tell if an animal is really a service animal and not just a pet?

    A: Some, but not all, service animals wear special collars and harnesses. Some, but not all, are licensed or certified and have identification papers. If you are not certain that an animal is a service animal, you may ask the person who has the animal if it is a service animal required because of a disability. However, an individual who is going to a restaurant or theater is not likely to be carrying documentation of his or her medical condition or disability. Therefore, such documentation generally may not be required as a condition for providing service to an individual accompanied by a service animal. Although a number of states have programs to certify service animals, you may not insist on proof of state certification before permitting the service animal to accompany the person with a disability.

    Anyway…Jeff Eats won’t be eating at Table 42 real soon.

    Finally, to Table 42’s owner, folks like that manager and hostess can ruin an owner’s business-real fast.

    • JeffEats says...


      Of course I do.

      Thanks for reading….

      • LODI says...

        jeff, Based on Table 42’s actions do you think that you can be fair to this new restaurant?
        I think you can.

        • JeffEats says...


          As far as Jeff Eats is concerned, two different restaurants, two different reviews.

          Thanks for reading…

  2. TURNER says...

    Sure hope they treat people with dogs a whole lot better than they use to.

  3. Patricia says...

    Thanks for the information concerning dining with my dog…guess I can cross the restaurant off of my list. Nothing worst than a know it all snotty kid. I assume however, that he is carrying out the wishes of the owner. Soooo…good to know

  4. CMT says...

    A leopard can’t change its spots.

    January 16, 2013|By Marcia Heroux Pounds
    As human resources director for a South Florida restaurant group, Rayna Katz said she was instructed to search on Facebook to see if job candidates for a bookkeeping job were “married, had any children or were of childbearing age.”
    When she became pregnant herself and suffered complications, Katz said she was harassed about taking time for doctor’s appointments, and finally was replaced and then fired by Deerfield Beach-based GR Restaurant Management Group and its related companies.
    In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Katz alleges pregnancy discrimination and retaliation for raising concerns about unlawful employment practices. The restaurant company, along with a prefabricated metal business, is owned by Gary Rack and his twin sons, Anthony and Adam Rack.
    The Racks did not return repeated calls on Tuesday seeking comment.
    The company also failed to address sexual harassment complaints made by female employees, joking about Katz’s request to conduct sexual harassment training, according to the lawsuit. The former HR director claims she was told to hire only younger male employees for the metal business.
    The case is “one of the most egregious examples of discriminatory and reckless conduct I’ve seen,” said her lawyer Dana Gallup, who has been practicing employment law for 20 years.
    Katz received a “right to sue” determination from the EEOC. The lawsuit ask for damages of more than $15,000 for violations of state and federal laws against pregnancy discrimination, gender discrimination and retaliation for complaining about retaliation.
    Katz, 33, was human resources director the group of companies that include Gary Rack Restaurant Management Group, owner of Boca Raton restaurants Racks ¿ Downtown Eatery and Tavern and Table 42; as well as U.S. Building Systems and International Buildings in Deerfield Beach.
    The former HR director, who hired in July 2011 when she was engaged, said she didn’t immediately disclose her pregnancy the following November after hearing disparaging comments in the workplace about women and pregnancy. Katz said she had complaints from women in the office about Anthony Rack “name-calling” when two women went into the restroom together.
    After being asked to search through Facebook for potential hires, Katz advised co-owner Gary Rack that he could not legally base hiring decisions on the marital or family status of the applicants. Rack told her: “This is my company and I can do whatever I want,” according to the lawsuit.
    In late 2011, Katz said she reluctantly confirmed to Gary Rack that she was pregnant, following speculation about her doctor’s appointments and signs of morning sickness.
    On Dec. 28 of that year, Katz was having pregnancy complications and told the Racks that she needed to see her doctor every two weeks. Her relationship with the Racks began to deteriorate, Katz said. By January, Gary Rack told Katz to find a replacement for her maternity leave. She advised Rack that wouldn’t be taking leave until July, but he insisted she hire someone immediately to take her place.
    The Racks then gave the new hire all of Katz’s duties, according to the lawsuit.
    Katz said she was fired in April 2012 for “disparaging” the company. The Racks taped a conversation Katz had with an insurance agent during which the agent complained about her treatment by Anthony Rack. The agent told Katz she was working in a “hostile” workplace.
    Unemployed when she was nine months pregnant, “I was sitting there with Braxton Hicks contractions thinking I might have a baby at Workforce One,” said Katz, referring to Broward’s employment agency.
    GR Management tried to fight Katz’s claim for unemployment compensation, but she won state benefits. During the hearing, Gallup said Anthony Racks admitted illegally taping Katz’s conversations.
    Katz said she decided to sue because “they shouldn’t get away with treating women like this, especially pregnant women who are going through emotional stress.”
    “I did nothing wrong,” she said. “I’m doing the right thing.”, 561-243-6650

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