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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 gelée, 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.