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
207 reviews since June 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.1Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (168)neighborhood gem (138)special occasion (104)romantic (75)hot spot (18)good for groups (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
- Good foodZoofoodieVIPDined on 9/24/2014Most of the food was fabulous as usual, but some a tad too salty this time (not a problem the last time I was there).Special Features:
- Cute but underwhelmingBWHCDined on 9/23/2014While a nice little neighborhood get of a place, the food was more of a mishmash of ingredients than it was fully furnished concepts and one item was so salty it was inedible for one of our party. Overall, cute but we won't be going back.Special Features:
- Quintessential BYOBPhoodadelphiaVIPDined on 9/20/2014F&F has remained true to its roots and is one of the true BYOBs left in town. What I mean by that is it is a 30-person neighborhood spot that fills up every day of the week, but they have not tried to upgrade to a bigger, more central location or try to rush customers in order to seat more people each night. Above all of that is a unique, thoughtful menu that makes for limited conversation during the meal. Expect to only look up from your food to say "wow." This was my third time at F&F and they continue to offer seasonal cuisine that, despite a 13-15 item menu, contains a strong range of fish, poultry, beef options. My only complaint would be that the air conditioner was right above our table and seemed to cool off our food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing!AlexandraM529Dined on 9/20/2014We are from CT and when we found this place on our short visit to Philly, we were excited. This place is great. We don't have BYOB in CT so it's a real treat when we do find one. The food was outstanding. My husband had 3 courses and a dessert and I had 2 courses and a dessert. All so reasonably priced! And so tasty. We easily would have spent double had we gone to a place in CT. I love this place. 5 stars hands down!Special Features:
- fresh food and varied menujojottVIPDined on 9/18/2014have been here at least 7-8 times. never had a bad meal here. menu changes according to produce. blood beet steak and fresh farm eggs are two of our favorites. small restaurant with limited seatings. so reservation is a must, and well in advance.Special Features:
- FantasticSickNeabockDined on 9/17/2014Celebrated our anniversary at the Farm and Fisherman and was nothing short of amazing. Food was spot on and hit every note on our palates. Service was top notch, attentive but not stuffy. We always recommend this wonderful byob to friends and wish we lived closer so we could visit more often. Thank you to the team for an awesome night.Special Features:
- Well intentioned but uninspiredJJPPVIPDined on 9/14/2014The food here pulls the right strings - local food, small, BYOB, nice ambience, farm to table etc. but is disappointingly bland. Had the poached egg appetizer with almost no taste past a powerful tomato based sauce. The prime rib was surprisingly boring (didn't seem marbled enough) and served on local brown rice that had no taste whatsoever. They had a good cheese plate at the end with a delicious NJ cheddar but everything cooked was a waste of calories.Special Features:
- Flavorable and FabulousliveforfoodDined on 9/14/2014My family and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Farm and Fisherman and will definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- farm to tableAndrewDined on 9/13/2014excellent food with seasonal menu. attentive service, quiet and elegant dining roomSpecial Features:
- Yum!4handsDined on 9/13/2014Farm to table drew us to the restaurant! Our server opened up explaining this and telling us the farm locations in and around Philly, which was great. The food was outstanding. The service was wonderful - we interacted with a few different people and each was warm and welcoming. It's a really small place, but never felt "crowded" even though it was full from the time we walked in to the time we left two and a half hours later. We will be back for sure!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The new waiter is a delightPHMikeyVIPDined on 9/13/2014We eat at Farm & Fisherman fairly often and the food is always wonderful. But this last time we were also repeatedly delighted by a new server. She somehow looked and acted and seemed as though she had just stepped out of an excellent cafe near Rue Mouffetard, or at least a direct flight from Paris. She is a true gem and F&F should do whatever it takes to keep her.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of Philly's best BYOBsSilkDined on 9/12/2014My first trip to The Farm and Fisherman was nothing short of spectacular. When I first looked at the menu of only 12 dishes (4 1st courses, 4 2nd courses, and 4 main courses), I was nervous that everyone in my group would find something to suit their tastes. After the first bite of the first course, my fears were immediately put to rest. The flavor and presentation of the food was sensational, and the pace with which the meals were delivered was perfect, allowing us to thoroughly enjoy each dish along with the different wines we had brought. Very accommodating to the dietary restrictions in our group (easy to do gluten-free). With only 30 seats in the restaurant, be sure to make a weekend reservation a few weeks out.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- EllenVIPDined on 9/11/2014A most delightful , appealing, and enjoyable dining experience.Special Features:
- eatoutVIPDined on 9/10/2014The Farm and the Fisherman has managed to maintain its reputation for excellently-prepared, creative, high-quality food. There really is not much more to say! This is one of Philadelphia's best.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exquisite mealAlinaDined on 9/9/2014I brought an out of town client here for an exquisite meal and conversation. Each course was a culinary and masterpiece. I am eager to return soon.Special Features:
- Intimate dining well with elegancefinedineDined on 9/9/2014The food was delicious, especially the beet salad for first course. Everything was prepared perfectly, even taking into consideration any food preferences, allergies, etc. we had. The presentation of the food was elegant and appealing, the service was attentive without being overly hovering, and we would both recommend this restaurant to anyone. It's nice to have a place to eat which is intimate, small, not noisy, and where, along with wonderful food, one can carry on a conversation without competing with too loud music or general yelling.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DelishalbqueenDined on 9/6/2014Every single bite was extremely delicious. Service was great as well and I already spread out the word that this place is hands down the best byob in Philadelphia.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Friendly BYO in Center CityMicahBVIPDined on 9/6/2014F&F is an excellent BYO in Center City that suggests partaking in three courses--with locally sourced offerings from the farm and the sea. The selections are somewhat limited (about five per course). But there is a good division among seafood, meat and vegetarian offerings. All of our dishes were good--a tomato salad, grilled eggplant dish, NJ caught tuna and striped bass. The atmosphere is comfortable and service is good.Special Features:
- LisaDined on 9/5/2014One the best dining experiences in Philly because the food and service are excellentSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding fresh food...CB4moreDined on 9/5/2014The freshest, most delicious food from an inspired menu makes this small neighborhood BYO stand out... from the refreshing Gazpacho to the exquisite Bucatini and eggplant to the delicious chicken and striped bass, our meal was perfect. The service is very friendly and helpful. And the ambiance is beautiful. (Great recommendation of the Foodery nearby for beer too.)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- small portions but goodalexDined on 9/3/2014I had the tomato salad which was fresh and delicious. I also had the sea bass - which was tasty (if a little undercooked) - but the portion was small - 2x2. I left feeling hungry.
- Great productPoggio9Dined on 9/2/2014The Farm & Fisherman is a gem in terms of food quality. This was my second visit and both times everything brought to the table was top notch. My friends were in for a night from San Francisco and after the meal asked for the card. They said when back in Philly they would return. The freshness of the fish was complimented by delicious sauce and the beet first course was the best I've had.Special Features:
- Tasteful and worthyOpenmindedVIPDined on 9/2/2014Simple, straightforward menu translated to delicious, flavorful food. Will go again.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply deliciousCransterDined on 8/31/2014We had a great experience once again at the Farm and the Fisherman. The Beet Steak was to die for. The Gazpacho was so good we wanted to lick the bowl. I loved the Blue fish and the Sea Bass. Our server was excellent. Along with it being a BYOB we couldn't ask for anything better.Special Features:
- An evening to rememberPeripateticDinerVIPDined on 8/31/2014We sat at the table by the window and looked out on Pine Street as a thunderstorm overtook the neighborhood. I had the green gaspacho and my wife had the summer vegetable salad. Both were delicious. My main course was halibut, which was done to perfection over a bed of couscous. My wife's main course was roast chicken. It was excellent. We topped it off with a Napoleon chocolate for dessert and then called Uber to pick up up amidst a downpour.Special Features:
- Consistently excellentNeuron123VIPDined on 8/30/2014The chef puts out great food at reasonable prices. It has just become more difficult to get a reservation. RSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- 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.