Gentleman Farmer
Gentleman Farmer

Gentleman Farmer

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gentlemanfarmernyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126772172
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • 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 2126772172

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Gentleman Farmer reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (31)special occasion (19)notable wine list (13)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (2)Show More
  • Treasure Uncovered
    HerringRollmop
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    On the fabled street, once the home of Russian shtetl immigrants and outdoor markets, this tiny, dark French bistro has a limited menu, no daily specials, but each dish with a singularl taste. Curried escargots need a minute of cooling down, the cumin-based sauce is great for fresh bread-dipping) Tuna Tartare hardly needs the sauce . Duck Confit is tender, mushroom ravioli shows the Gallic origins in Italy. Wine by the glass is poured from the bottle (and quite substantial). Atmosphere is subdued, our waiter was talkative, knowledgeable. We went for a birthday dinner, and without fanfare were given a glass of Champagne, and Creme Brulee on the house. Excellent value all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ChuckVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Interesting menu, good food, ridiculously small restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find -- and very unique
    GregVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Loved everything about this small, intimate lower east side restaurant. Our server, Sam, was extremely knowledgeable about the food & wine menus. We ordered all of her suggestions and everything was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Luv2Taste
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food, intimate ambience, low noise level, great service. Waitress's smile is so sweet! However, serving size is a little small. Maybe I have a big stomach.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly One of Manhattan's Best!
    DrJacquieSmiles
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I are true foodies and although we live in Manhattan, we travel back to countries based on how amazing some of the dining has been. In NYC, Per Se is our favorite and this is truly right up there and has become our second love…especially when you want your mouth to dance with flavor…unique dishes with variable game like bison tartar & ostrich steak. It is right up there with Le Bernadin, Daniel & Per Se! Our host, waiter & sommelier, Daniel (which was all the same person since there are not more than 10 small tables) was exceptional and gave every table his undivided attention. A definite great find through Open Table. TK u!! We're looking forward to our next visit there. C u in a few weeks. :)), Dr. Jacquie & Goody
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    PyatachokVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    FOOD: just OK SERVICE: Nice, but slooow probably because of the shortage of the cooks in the kitchen and waiting staff. AMBIANCE: most uncomfortable because of the: a) AC unit blowing the cold air strait on patrons no matter where you are sitting: b) it's dark and gloomy: c) tables are so close together you practically sit at the communal table. VALUE: not worth for the quality of experience as a whole.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful hidden spot!
    Extex
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It's tiny, it's a little cramped, but the food and service are perfection! My friend and I went this past weekend, and despite the noise crowd, wee able to converse at a normal level and enjoy our food without bumping elbows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You'll love it!
    Fernando
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had the chance to meet the owner, with whom we had a very interesting and enjoyable conversation. The food is absolutely delicious. The tuna tartar is subtle, fresh and an absolut delight. The best I had. I absolutely recommend this charming place where french cuisine meets local flavours in such a refined and original way.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great diner
    Xavier
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Delicate food Very sympathic place Warm welcome We've spent a great moment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Great Menu
    crottyjdVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I really enjoyed Gentlemen Farmer. The menu was unique and it was a fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming find
    rbeatingtonVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    A lovely, European style bistro....small and intimate with very nice service and interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Eric
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 264 reviews are from the Gentleman Farmer reviews archive.
  • A great night in a great place
    LivingsumVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Intimate, friendly and delicious. What more could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really interesting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The chef takes French provincal and gives it a twist. Curry escargot, ostrich steak were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a lovely dinner
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Delicious food that was served in a generous manner. A lovely, warm and cozy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food reasonanbly priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Fantastic and imaginative dishes, the duck confit was especially good and the service was very gracious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    nylonkong212VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Bite
    ready2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening
    mumz413
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good things in small places
    Datenight
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with a focus
    Dotamb
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded all expectations
    LG10003VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience, very cozy
    EnjoyNYC
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This restaurant is very small but food was delicious and worth the close seating. I will recommend this to friends and visitors!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    muneca
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Snohq
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little French place
    MrCEVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Really intimate French restaurant. Great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • liked the design, very cosy
    MrkftabVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    liked the design, very cosy atmosphere. Good place for a date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food in small quarters
    WLNY7VIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very pleasant evening
    fmsmcclk
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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..
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but slooooow service
    Sookster
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful charming lil spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    wonderful charming lil spot with highly unusual menu... 3 of 4 things were great. Bison ribs very chewy though!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Given that menu constantly
    Graygon
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Given that menu constantly changes, we will definitely be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice romantic spot
    JOMC
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    abcdVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and delicious
    baconeggandcheese
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not subtlerv
    MikeS
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food, Rustic Ambience
    GregC
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.