The Farm and Fisherman
The Farm and Fisherman

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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Quince
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage located on 11th Street between Pine and Spruce.
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.
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The Farm and Fisherman reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (140)neighborhood gem (112)special occasion (91)romantic (67)hot spot (18)good for groups (6)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    After 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.
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  • Phenomenal food
    Zoofoodie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I 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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • BB
    3fromPhilly
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellently prepared, fresh and creative. Only complaint would be the sound level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The flavors are varied and interestingly mixed. The service left a great deal to be desired.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner
    SouthPhillyDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm & Fisherman never disappoints
    lemon119VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We'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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casey
    Casey
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Location 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.
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    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Delicious
    kwhite
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique, fresh & great service
    Starasia
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Outstanding 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Linzbars
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The 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:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Chaptor
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to table done right
    reallyruth
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Wow. 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    foodiedudieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I love Farm and Fisherman. Always a pleasure dining in this cozy room. Loved the summer salads!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous, innovative dinner
    AEP26
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    MAKELL
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This 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:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DickVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A definite do over
    Adelcasale
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    A 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hiccups & service woes
    MGJ1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    While 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food,; wrong occasion.
    LansdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food
    PhillyFoody
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As 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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and delicious
    BeckyfromLouisiana
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food, but...
    LgleglVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Cucumber 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    MinkygVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Only issue was AC was really blowing so pretty cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food may be the best in the city, but experience was greatly diminished by inattentive and disengaged service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eating a garden
    Dominick
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    From 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Herbivores & Omnivores
    VeganSister
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Vedge 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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best BYO in the City
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • returning diner...
    Basil
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Reserving 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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    RichVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely flavors and ambience
    DCarl1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This 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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid dinner choice
    Phillyfamily
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We 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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We'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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VEry Enjoyable dinner
    loves2explore
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This was our first visit to The Farm & Fisherman. At our server's suggestion, we had their famous beet salad as our starter. It did not disappoint. I had the hen as my main entree and my husband had the red snapper. Both dishes were very tasty, albeit small in portion size. One thing that I'd like the restaurant to change, is to arrange for the wine the guests bring ( since this is a BYOB) to remain on your table as you are dining. Our server kept our white wine chilled in another place, and he re-filled our glasses when he noticed it was time. I think the wine should remain at the table, so guests do not have to wait for a refill from their server. This small inconvenience would not deter me from highly recommending The Farm & Fisherman.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time and I will be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I had dinner with my niece here and was very impressed with the food. It was great. My beet sale was a revelation, unexpected and delicious. Had some fish for the entree which was excellent. Will go back again soon.Thanks
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal I've had in awhile
    Justine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything we had was delicious. Flavors were fresh & vibrant. Will definitely be back in fall and winter to try the other seasonal menus.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent special treat
    grazie2VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This BYOB special restaurant seats 30 very fortunate diners at a time with first rate service, outstandingly prepared locally grown special dinners prepared by someone who truly knows how to plan menus and cook them to perfection. We hope to return to Philadelphia from our home in Baltimore many times sothat we can dine here.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Best Meal Ever
    VitaminD
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    No exaggeration. I thought it was the best meal I've ever had and my wife agreed. We will go back and we have been recommending it to anyone who will listen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • crazy good
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    After dining here about 4 times I still get blown away by the food, like the first time. The bloody beet steak is a must for ordering. It's SO good. I loved everything we all shared at my table. Service was impeccable too. Great food memories every visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Farm and Fisherman
    BobG430
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were there with friends on a week night and everyone had a wonderful time. The owner/hostess came out and we had a delightful conversation. The food was delicious and presented beautifully. All the food is fresh from the farm. There is a varied menu with something for everyone. The beet salad is definitely a highlight, as are the doughnuts for dessert. Reservations are a must!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.