The Farm and Fisherman
1120 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
The Farm and Fisherman
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.thefarmandfisherman.com/
- Phone: 2676871555
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Joshua Lawler
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome
A word from The Farm and Fisherman
The Farm and Fisherman is a 30-seat white tablecloth BYOB featuring regional produce, meat and fish prepared by owner and Executive Chef Joshua Lawler, a former chef de cuisine at the quintessential farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns. At The Farm and Fisherman, Chef Lawler serves what he calls "snapshots of the seasons here in the Delaware Valley," incorporating interesting and unusual ingredients produced by area farmers.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
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The Farm and Fisherman reviews from OpenTable diners
199 reviews since June 23, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (162)neighborhood gem (136)special occasion (105)romantic (80)hot spot (19)good for groups (5)scenic view (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Yum!OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIPDined on 8/30/2014Went for my birthday, and this restaurant did not disappoint!!! Everything was delicious! I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to have a dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great farm to table placeOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/30/2014We chose this place because of its vegan- friendly menu for one member of our party. We were to disappointed. The chef made a special plate for our vegan friend a d the rest of us were delighted with the regular menu. The food was very fresh, with surprising sauces and combinations of vegetables. We loved the option to create small plates with the second course. Service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely return.Special Features:
- Good foods as usualBonnieDined on 8/30/2014Our group of 6 went to celebrate my friend's 70th birthday. The foods were great as always; and the service was excellent. The table was the one we requested and they were so considerate in preparing a candle on the complimentary dessert.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Farm and Fish FusionDJK1VIPDined on 8/29/2014The menu lives up to its namesake. Vegetables are an intrinsic part of the dishes rather than just well prepared accompaniments. Fish courses such as the striped bass are very fresh and benefit very well from their incorporated farm ingredients. Across the 7 different plates served to the table on this visit, everything was both eye catching, approachable, and delicious. The service is very thoughtful and attentive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- It lived up to its reputationguestVIPDined on 8/27/2014We had passed The Farm and the Fisherman many times and had always promised to check it out. But it has been so popular (and as we found out, righfully so) that we couldn't find a time to meet our schedule. But one of our sons, home from college, wanted to try a top notch Philadelphia restaurant--so we tried again on Open Table and found a good time on a Wednesday night in August (it does take these off-peak times to get a good reservation). But our odd-ball time still found this small (30 seat max) restaurant in the Washington Square area. The limited menu was deep in flavor. The restaurant is really casual chic, with a three course meal. My cucumber gazpacho rivaled the tomatos from local urgan farms. The stripped bass, pork, tuna!Special Features:
- The farm and the fishermanNewtophillyDined on 8/27/2014We are relatively new to the area and were looking for a small center city restaurant for a quiet dinner. The food was fantastic and so fresh. The presentation was beautiful and service was great. This is a small restaurant and in a quaint area. Byob kept cost down.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- barjaymacDined on 8/23/2014Bring your own wine, but you will not regret this amazing restaurant that focuses on local fresh fare. We loved everything about the meal. Make sure to eat all courses - they are not too large and they are pretty and tasty.Special Features:
- DisappointinghighexpVIPDined on 8/23/2014After reading high ratings about the restaurant, it could be that my expectations were too high. The appetizers--I had the broiled beet--were wonderful, but the main course (pork for me) had too heavy a sauce and it was very salty.
- Phenomenal foodZoofoodieVIPDined on 8/19/2014I had the Cucumber Gazpacho, Grilled Heirloom Eggplant, and Striped Bass -- they were all amazing! The ingredients were fresh, and the flavors full and complex. It's the first time I'm here, and I found myself planning my next visit as I was eating. The service was pleasant enough -- present but unobtrusive. Unfortunately, I had the direct blast of the a/c for 20-30min which made it extremely uncomfortable - they addressed it when I brought it to their attention, but I was disappointed that they didn't notice it on their own considering how small the place is.Special Features:
- BB3fromPhillyDined on 8/19/2014Excellently prepared, fresh and creative. Only complaint would be the sound level.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 8/17/2014This is our second visit to the restaurant and both times the food is outstanding. Many flavors are infused to all the dishes and the presentation is lovely.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 8/16/2014The flavors are varied and interestingly mixed. The service left a great deal to be desired.Special Features:
- Great DinnerSouthPhillyDinerDined on 8/16/2014This was our second visit to this amazing little restaurant on Pine Street. You are made to feel welcome from the moment you enter. The service is first rate and surpassed by the food served to you. My wife and I rave to anyone that likes a fine dining experience and we highly recommend that you try The Farm and Fisherman.Special Features:
- Farm & Fisherman never disappointslemon119VIPDined on 8/16/2014We've been to the restaurant on numerous occasions and the food never disappoints. The dishes are inspired by seasonal ingredients and the creative combination of flavors leave you wanting more. This time we got dessert and the "donuts" were out of this world!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- CaseyCaseyDined on 8/16/2014Location is in a very nice neighborhood but on-street parking is the only option versus a 3-5 block walk to a lot. Metered as well....bring your quarters!! Small quaint dining room that can sometimes be at a higher decibel than desired. Waitstaff is very efficient and willing to tend to all of your requests. Food was very fresh and creative with several options for each course. The combinations of ingredients produce very pleasant flavors and had this diner eating a vegetable that heretofore was verboten. A nice touch was the interface with the Manager/Owner insuring our visit was pleasurable. The BYOB option gives this place an additional plus.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fresh and DeliciouskwhiteDined on 8/16/2014My husband and I celebrated his 30th birthday here and we loved everything! Our reservation was very early in the evening so it was probably quieter than usual which was great. The food was very fresh, delicious, and not over-seasoned. Everything was beautifully presented, and the service was attentive and gracious. We would definitely go back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Unique, fresh & great serviceStarasiaDined on 8/16/2014Outstanding service, wonderful, relaxing pace for a three or four course meal. We were too stuffed, pleasantly to try desert. Go early if you don't want a high noise level. We made reservations for when it opened at 5, and left at 6:45 when it was very crowded. Awesome food. Don't miss the bloody beet steak. I wish I would have ordered 5 of them. Good size portions, enough for sharing, especially if you are going to leave room for dessert. I wish I had because the panna cotta looked delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DinnerLinzbarsDined on 8/15/2014The first and second course were great. I recommend the pasta and pork dish...I was fabulous. The main course was not too bad. The fish was a little dry. Overall it was a great restaurant. The waiters were very friendly and the ambience was terrific!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TerrificChaptorDined on 8/14/2014My wife and I went for an anniversary dinner and everything was outstanding. I've recommended the restaurant to several friends already and hope to book another meal.Special Features:
- Farm to table done rightreallyruthDined on 8/12/2014Wow. This was one of the best restaurants we've been to and easily the best farm to table ever. Not surprising since one of the owners was a sous chef at Piccholine in NYC which is a big favorite of ours. The vegetables and herbs were fresh fresh fresh. The bloody beet steak was just brilliant. But there's plenty of indulgence to go along with the healthy--deserts are really strong here. Could not have been happier and we will go back again. Soon.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Neighborhood gemfoodiedudieVIPDined on 8/12/2014I love Farm and Fisherman. Always a pleasure dining in this cozy room. Loved the summer salads!Special Features:
- Fabulous, innovative dinnerAEP26Dined on 8/10/2014We enjoyed a wonderful, fresh, inventive dinner this past weekend at the intimate Farm and Fisherman. Service was prompt, friendly, very knowledgable, attentive but not intrustive. The food was excellent - extremely fresh, locally sourced vegetables, fruit and fish prepared with utter care and creativity. The setting is spare and calm - just the right amount of decoration for the space and lovely stemware/silverware/plain plates to showcase the food. We will defintley return and will recommend this restaurant to friends.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The Best!MAKELLDined on 8/8/2014This place was absolutely awesome! I knew it was good, and had heard excellent reviews, it did not dissapoint and I had the absolute best dinner! Will most definitely be going back!Special Features:
- DickVIPDined on 8/7/2014We had the perfect dining experience - quiet ambience, friendly waiter, excellent food. The Rigatoni with spicy sausage was wonderful and the lamb was exceptional! Don't miss it.Special Features:
- A definite do overAdelcasaleDined on 8/6/2014A wonderful farm to table restaurant. The flavors were fresh and layered exquisitely. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The chef visits each table to make certain everything is perfect which is a very nice touch. The small but inviting space allows great dinner conversation with your dinner guests. I love that it is BYOB. This will definitely be a do-over for us.Special Features:
- Hiccups & service woesMGJ1Dined on 8/5/2014While Philly has made great strides in terms of culinary sophistication, and the aspirations of this charming small restaurant attest to them. Yet, aspirations and delivery aren't the same thing. It's a charming place (with awful acoustics, though, if you're unlucky enough to have a loud table close to you). And some of the food is very good- occasionally, great. But make no mistakes, this ain't no Blue Hill/Blue Farm. Forget amuse-bouche, forget seriously good bread, forget interesting spreads but mostly- forget even half-way competent service. We had to beg for the attention of servers. We had to request plates be cleared when the cheese was taken off. And the food was hit and miss- some courses downright bland.In sum: great concept but..Special Features:
- Great food,; wrong occasion.LansdinerVIPDined on 8/3/2014The overall experience was mixed- it really is a restaurant for "foodies". The food itself was as excellent- inventive and portions were larger than I expected; only one dish didn't deliver. And love that it is a BYOB. The service was also excellent- the young waitress had a great smile and laugh and almost made up for the cramped quarters and loudness. Unfortunately it was a wedding anniversary dinner and we had hoped for something a little more romantic; too crowded and noisy to deliver on that account. Too bad because the food was exceptional.Special Features:
- Fantastic foodPhillyFoodyDined on 8/2/2014As one that enjoys good a good culinary adventure that has me saying something is fantastic, Farm and Fisherman may not have an extensive menu, but everything was popping with flavors that you will not find in many places. Being a BYO makes it easy into a place that I can't wait to get back to. The service was a tad slow, so we had to take an Uber to make our show. I don't review many places, so take this as a testament that you will not be disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delightful and deliciousBeckyfromLouisianaDined on 8/2/2014I went with 2 friends when we were in town for a convention. We each enjoyed two courses and it was beautifully plated, lovely ambiance, non-intrusive but attentive service. oh, and it was delicious! I highly recommend the warm beet salad! Note: they serve wine here, somewhat unusual for Philly.Special Features:
- Fabulous food, but...LgleglVIPDined on 8/1/2014Cucumber gazpacho was creamy, seasoned perfectly and nicely presented. The lamb was succulent and had fabulous sides. The napeleon filled with ganache could make an angel weep. The service was weird. The waiter set a dirty fork at my place and when I handed it back to him it was as if he didn't understand what my problem was. No apology. My dining companion specifically asked the crab garnish be omitted but it wasn't. Thank goodness she didn't gave a shellfish allergy but just a preference. A second course unordered arrived instead of the correct entree and, since my friend ate it, the correct entree arrived in mini size. Come on folks, it's a small space it wouldn't be that hard to get it right.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic!MinkygVIPDined on 7/31/2014Only issue was AC was really blowing so pretty cold.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 7/31/2014Food may be the best in the city, but experience was greatly diminished by inattentive and disengaged service.I would recommend this to a friend.
- eating a gardenDominickDined on 7/31/2014From a fresh food perspective – it doesn’t get any better than eating at the Farm and Fisherman! The garden is in full swing!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great for Herbivores & OmnivoresVeganSisterDined on 7/30/2014Vedge didn't have a reservation available until 9 PM so I tried The Farm and Fisherman and got the 6:30 PM reservation I wanted. Sorry Vedge, I just found a new restaurant where I'll be spending my money for the forseeable future! The Beet salad was exquisite and worthy of a return trip just by itself. What a treat!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best BYO in the CityPeteVIPDined on 7/27/2014I have been to the Farm and the Fisherman a number of times and each time am amazed and utterly satisfied. I love Philadelphia's byos and this one is the best. From the cucumber soup (full bodied and flavorful) to the spaghetti (an utterly refined dish with a wonderful kick) to the salmon, the preparations are artful and just delicious. Don't miss the beefsteak beets and the sunny side up farm egg (simply fun). We really enjoyed ourselves at this special place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- returning diner...BasilDined on 7/27/2014Reserving early on a Sunday gets diners the best ambiance. By 7:30 the noise was such we skipped dessert. Service was extraordinarily prompt, efficient and warmly personable. Starters challenged the palate with surprising combo of ingredients. The main courses, however, belonged to a colder season. The excellent seared tuna was seasoned more for beer or tequila than wine. Pork was tender. Both entrees suffered from an accompanying grain heavily seasoned.Special Features:
- OutstandingRichVIPDined on 7/26/2014This place just keeps getting better. The service is great. The food is divine. We started with the cucumber gazpacho and beet steak. Both were just incredible dishes. We savored every bite. Then we had the shrimp spaghetti and lamb loin. Again, both were excellent dishes. Flavors, presentation, texture... they really nail it all here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lovely flavors and ambienceDCarl1Dined on 7/25/2014This is a fantastic restaurant with fresh, original flavors on its small menu. It is a BYOB so you do have to bring your own wine as needed, but that's no problem.Special Features:
- Solid dinner choicePhillyfamilyDined on 7/25/2014We came in here with high expectations and were not disappointed. The food was fresh, interesting, and excellent. The staff is great at timing the food so that even though I ordered only a first and second course and my husband ordered three courses the pacing worked out well. I am not usually big on desserts but the ricotta doughnuts with dark chocolate and raspberry dipping sauces were incredible (and worth every calorie). We were also impressed by the owner coming out at the end of our meal and asking us if everything was satisfactory. We will certainly be coming back!Special Features:
- OutstandingOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 7/24/2014We've been wanting to try Farm and Fisherman for a long time, and boy are we glad we finally did! It was outstanding. Highly recommend the beet steak app, but really everything was delicious. This has moved up to one of our top two or three restaurants in Philly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.