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With all its kitschy-chic charm, we expected more down-home cuisine (fried chicken and cherry pie) from the restaurant at the Farmer’s Daughter. Instead, the dinner menu offers ambitious dishes that don’t always hit the mark: hamachi and black tea gelĂ©e, crab cakes with poblano and corn emulsion, and fillet of beef with Gorgonzola gratin. Breakfast and lunch better fit the gingham decor—biscuits and gravy, scrambles, pancakes, and a mean lobster ciabatta sandwich. Beware: Just because she’s a farmer’s daughter doesn’t mean she’s cheap.