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Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer

Gentleman Farmer Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gentlemanfarmernyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 677-2172
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Karim Nounouh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Gentleman Farmer is available for private events. Please send inquiries to contact@gentlemanfarmernyc.com.
  • Private Party Contact: Karim Nounouh (212) 677-2172

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eldridge and Forsyth Streets
  • Public Transit: 6 to Spring Street; F to 2nd Ave-Lower East Side; M to Essex Street; B, D to Grand Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer is an intimate, 20-seat restaurant on Manhattan"s Lower East Side.
Chef Karim Nounouh brings his French culinary training to a seasonal menu that marries traditional French cuisine with fresh and local New World ingredients.
American craft beers and a wine list focused on "natural" wines complement the fare. On Sunday nights, bring your own wine without a corkage fee.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Delicate food Very sympathic place Warm welcome We've spent a great moment."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "A small restaurant located on a quiet block on the Lower East Side. Delicious French food with a Middle-Eastern twist. I enjoyed my rack of lamb greatly. My dining partner's Ostrich Steak was not as impressive. Curried snails were good and in general the appetizers like Bison Tartare excelled. Service was efficient and friendly. It's a bit tight though so expect a cozy dining experience."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I really enjoyed Gentlemen Farmer. The menu was unique and it was a fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "A lovely, European style bistro....small and intimate with very nice service and interesting menu."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I can't think of a place that makes better food. The menu is very unique with a variety of game meat. I make an effort to go to this restaurant every time I'm back in NY."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I took a friend here for their birthday and we had a lovely time. It is a tiny restaurant with only a few tables and one server. We shared a bottle of wine, the cheapest on the menu being $42. We had the curried snails for an appetizer. The texture was great and we enjoyed the seasoning. For entres, we shared the braised rabbit and the ostrich steak. The ostrich was cooked perfectly and had a good flavor on it. The rabbit could have used a bit more seasoning, but the tenderness was great and the sauce it was with gave it the flavor that it was missing. Service was a bit slow as far as food coming out, but she was very friendly. We enjoyed the experience and would certainly come back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Intimate, friendly and delicious. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The chef takes French provincal and gives it a twist. Curry escargot, ostrich steak were fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Delicious food that was served in a generous manner. A lovely, warm and cozy atmosphere. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Fantastic and imaginative dishes, the duck confit was especially good and the service was very gracious"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Every dish was exceptional - fresh, full of flavour and prefectly prepared and presented. Many interesting choices on the menu, although not a lot of vegetarian options. The service was friendly and relaxed but also very efficient. Some good and interesting wine choices as well. Will certainly go back. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Needed a quick bite of decent food and was pleasantly surprised at the quality and selection of traditional French dishes. Was served quickly and the onion soup was excellent!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "We celebrated my son and daughter's 28th birthday at Gentleman Farmer. The food was delightful. There was a lot of plates passed around as we all had a taste of each dish. There were a lot of happy sighs from our table. Staff was very helpful with gluten free and lactose free suggestions. We'll be back and r!ecommend"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Loved this quaint little French restaurant. Every single thing I tried was full of flavor and so rich. We had the salmon to start, which with the citrus sauce and rich goat cheese foam, it was truly a delight. The Quail was absolutely delightful and super tender. The Ostrich was by far my favorite and I did not expect it to be so tender, delicious, and tasty. Great place to try!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I was looking for a NY restaurant that allowed corkage and found this diamond in the rough. There is limited, tight seating, but that didn't stop us from having a fun, two hour meal. Dress is comfortable/casual. The decor is non-existent.it's all about the food.period.the food, overall, was good to excellent.the entrees were of fair size/portion. The pheasant pate was excellent.escargot were good, but the lobster tail app. did not have semblance of fresh lobster. Entrees, e.g. Quail or Tournedos, we're excellent, and the service was attentive and genuine. This is a good spot to bring an old rhone or Bordeaux and enjoy it appropriately. Just don't forget to offer some to your server.though you are in NY, it doesn't mean you are a troglodyte"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "The place is a bit small, but the food will send your palate on a joyous ride. I have been here twice and both times it's been an amazing food experience. This place is a must for anyone who appreciates food art."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Small menu, but everything was delicious. We ordered French Onion Soup, Beet Salad, Salmon tartar, curried escargot, and pate for starters and the venison, cassoulet and cod for our mains and everything was piping hot and delicious. We cleaned our plates despite being super full. For dessert we ordered a pear tart, creme brulee and chocolate mousse and again were delighted with everything. We highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is very small but food was delicious and worth the close seating. I will recommend this to friends and visitors!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was delicious!! I had the codfish and the salmon tartare as an appetizer. The wine list is amazing! The place is small, so therefore make a reservation. The music was great."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great food and good service in this very small restaurant. I had the onion soup and beef which were both delicious. Desserts were also very enjoyable. Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Really intimate French restaurant. Great food and great service."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "liked the design, very cosy atmosphere. Good place for a date."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We came here on a very cold evening. From the reviews I've read I knew this place would be tiny - in reality it's even smaller than I had expected, but they made the most of their space. They had a decent heating system with shielded doors - but given the corridor-like set up, the customers can really feel the temperature drop every time someone opens the door. My friend had to put her coat on in the middle of her meal. I was also told by one of their workers to sit at a certain angle so he could go in and out of the restaurant without squeezing pass. Having said that, we really liked most of the dishes we ordered, and the service was pleasant. The cod was exceptionally fragrant and light and all the presentations lovely."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "wonderful atmosphere...friendly..nice ..cordial,,,but food was only fair...not wonderful,,desert (pecan pie wit hazelnut ice cream)..was bland,,tasteless and actually somewhat gritty..main courses..were fine..but nothing exceptional.."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We absolutely loved the food and the wonderfully creative menu. Highly recommend the Bison Short Ribs - soft and falling off the bone -- and the Tournedos Rossini -- with the tasty foie gras that gives it the perfect finish. The ambiance is quiet, maybe too quiet and given that the tables are so close together we had to do all we could to shut out the conversations on both sides of us. Also, the wait for food between apps and mains was unusually long, which is surprising given how small the restaurant is. Definitely worth the visit though and have already sent some friends -- but make sure you aren't in a rush and have time to linger over your yummy wine."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "wonderful charming lil spot with highly unusual menu... 3 of 4 things were great. Bison ribs very chewy though!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Given that menu constantly changes, we will definitely be going back"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Small and intimate. The food was very nice. Several unique dishes. Particularly liked the food gras and the curried snails. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. It's too small for a group but it is a very nice date spot."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Tiny little place, seats about 20. Delicious thoughtfully prepared food. The duck was wonderful, the pear starter was delicious. Wine is affordable. Service attentive and friendly. Love it."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Gentleman Farmer is easily one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It's super tiny (be prepared), but I love the variety of game meats on the menu and everything is typically delicious. I'm a red meat kind of girl, the wilder the better. My party was SUPER tardy, but we never felt rushed by the server, which was fantastic. Other than the slightly lopsided table, the dinner was pretty perfect."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The food is robust and not low cholesterol. First bite of each dish excellent but lack of finesse become clear later. Service is lovely and no corkage fee on Sunday"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I like the rustic, old-world, feel of this restaurant; it is small and charming, and not too noisy - something else I like. The Pheasant Pâté (served warm with crostini) was amazing. I had the Wild Boar Chops, and my girlfriend had the Smoked Duck. We each tried both, and thought that they were delicious. We each had a glass of wine, which was very reasonably priced, and very well selected. I am looking forward to going back to try more from the menu."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Food is a little on the rich and heavy side. Greasy, melts cheese on appetizers was a little overpowering. And the smoked duck was a little dry. Otherwise, pretty good. I felt like I ordered the wrong dishes, but I probably won't return to try the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Quite small but outstanding addition to lower east side dining. Unique fare including wild boar, ostrich,bison and pheasant. Highly recommended for those who like to move slightly beyond the ordinary."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "I found The Gentleman Farmer through Open Table and our party was not disappointed! I saw that other reviewers had described the ambience as 'romantic' so I figured it would be somewhere where we could all hear each other . The food was wonderful--rich, but not overdone and beautifully presented. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. I would definitely return here for a special evening!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "food was excellent, as was the wine list. However, the place was so small and tables cramped together. We were basically seated in the aisle and everytime the waitress served something, she banged into my chair."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Found this little gem through an online search for something available on Christmas Day. After a brief review of the menu and the adorable smallness of the restaurant and the rustic look from the pictures, I knew this was the spot! Upon arriving we were pleasantly surprised there was a Prix Fix menu available for Christmas along with the full menu. The meal began with a glass of Sparkling Hard Cider, a choice of Appetizers/Soups, a delectable & interesting Salad, main entrées ranged from standout choices such as Stuffed Partridge, Ostrich, Filet, to several fish choices. Dessert was also included and was delectable. I would highly recommend this little Gem!"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This tiny restaurant - 20 seats - is amazing! The food is both inventive and delicious. Can't remember French onion soup that good! The service is attentive, knowledgeable, and lovely. Can't say enough good things."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "A great spot In a quiet neighborhood with no notable restaurant. Away from all the happenings, so you can really relax and feel lucky that you found the spot. For the small place, the menu was surprisingly rich in variations. Interesting protein choices including bison and ostrich. They have a few fish dishes as well, but the land options are definitely dominating. I had bison, and the dish had some great depth. I would definitely go back to check out the interesting menu. The service was OK. I had a reservation, but they acted like it was lost upon arrival. They didn't seat us immediately, and I was afraid they were going to turn us away. They got it figured out and got us seated in a couple of minutes. Whew."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Divine flavors and textures in each creation The ambience glows and highlights your personal space Brave ingredients and wildly successful in execution Hit my list of favorites from the first bite"
    Dined on 12/18/2013