Gentleman Farmer

4.6
673 reviews
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French
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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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 4:30PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice spot to have a nice quiet dinner. It can get a little cramped but it’s NYC.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Good appetizers, great wine, nice service. Our main was awful. We ordered the boar chop and it was extremely dry and flavorless. This was a huge miss that was very disappointing. Other than that the food and experience were fine.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Was excited to try out this cozy little spot. Waiter was friendly but then was a mess otherwise. He forgot our drinks, then our appetizer and placed an order in for the wrong item and then blamed it on my friend. The steak I ordered medium rare was blue. At that point I didn’t feel like saying something yet again. I hate even having to complain at all at a restaurant. So disappointed.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very intimate, interesting menu, all dishes had plenty of flavor and great service.

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RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gentleman Farmer is the coziest and most romantic restaurant on the Lower East Side. I really enjoyed the ambiance and the delicious food. The service was very welcoming and friendly. Such a perfect date night spot.

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CP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Didn’t realize the space was so small till I got there but made the atmosphere cozy. The staff was amazing and the food was amazing.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is exceptional and the service was amazing! This is the second time I’ve been there and I’ll be back soon!

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LG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FABULOUS. We are thrilled to have found this Farm to Table with an exceptional chef and staff. Truly a memorable meal and we will be back many times. The way it should be.

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So much charm in this gem of a restaurant with an inspired group in the kitchen making creative and comforting French inspired global food.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Everything very rich and over cooked :(

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M
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the menu and overall ambience but the LES location is a little tight (the one on Myrtle Ave is so much more spacious and relaxed). Am big game fan so having venison, rabbit, boar was a big draw for my husband and me.

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Gentleman Farmer is very small but very cozy. The food was amazing the waitress was lovely and patient with great suggestions. I highly recommend the Gentleman Farmer!

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TR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food in a relaxed cozy environment

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R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gastronomic experience. This has got to be one of the top 5 meals I've had in NYC since I've been living here for 3 years. Everything was delicious - I wouldn't change a thing. The restaurant is about the side of a NYC studio apartment - tiny, and seats probably 20 people max at any given time, which adds to the intimacy of the restaurant. If you are a larger than average human, sitting here for a multi course meal might be uncomfortable. I'm used to be in close quarters with people because NYC, but this was like, really close. Still, enjoyable, intimate, food was great, and so was the service. I'd definitely come back here again. It's more a romantic spot though, with the closeness and dim lights. Great for a date.

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MT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here after reading about it in the TimeOutNY Undateables section. Food was great but we were a party of three and they squished us at a 2-top right by the door in order to save tables for other reservations. Made for a very tight eating situation but the food was great.

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New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this small cozy restaurant we’ve been regular guests and view their intimate and close space as a perk. The tourists who were sitting next to us and couldn’t manage the close quarters unfortunately sucked up the servers attention for the first half hour of our meal.

We had the excellent beet salad with burrata, the mushroom fondue and the mushroom ravioli all were excellent and the chocolate soufflé was the perfect ending.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great menu and delicious. Really chill vibe. I've been there a couple times, both times with a party of 6 or more. Both times was great service. The food is very good and diverse. Strong recc for a date night as well.

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very small and tight. Good service and food.

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t
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was fantastic! Mostly from the server’s recommendations. Our guests were blown away. It was that delicious.

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing experience. Food was excellent and the staffs attention to our needs. Our first time visiting Gentleman Farmer and exceeded our expectations. Staff did not rush us out after we finished dinner. Staff could not have been nicer. Very intimate setting.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place for a birthday dinner. ✨

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MS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Amazing and unique menu options that are healthy and delicious. Really cool local vibe too! Oscar is also a great server / host. He really makes you feel at home. Overall this was a wonderful dining experience.

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J
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There was no brunch menu so we had the dinner menu to choose from. That was annoying but the food was very good.

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San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Mecca for good conversation with friends over excellent food and drink. Don’t wait, book this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here was amazing. It’s a small restaurant with amazing dishes. I wish we could have tried everything.

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New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

narrow storefront, off the beaten path on side street. cozy, if not downright tight. the server is a side step master. but, noise level subdued, conversation easy even with tables closeby. then the menu: everything looked interesting, worth a try. the steak and boar chop different and delicious. even with no room for dessert, all seemed appealing. in fact tried two, both simple: chocolate mousse and creme brulee. not a bit left. don't miss this place.

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MW
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit to the restaurant ant the food and service were as exceptional this time as they were the first time. Keep up the good work.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It is easy to walk past Gentleman Farmer. It is a tiny, narrow space with very understated signage. The food is good, not outstanding, and fully priced. We enjoyed our evening and if I am in the neighborhood again I wouldn't hesitate to go again.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. Every time. Food is in-cre-di-BLE!

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant with french flare and eclectic selections. The staff was nice, the ambiance was perfect and food was amazing from the bison tartare to the pork belly to the salad

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VR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food great service
Date night spot

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, drinks, and service. Very small and cramped so be prepared to brush shoulders with those next to you.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute and tiny place with great food and great service to match!

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was the perfect place for a special holiday dinner for office team. There were six of us total and everything came out perfectly timed and incredibly delicious. Lighting is very low for special ambiance.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. That’s all you need to know. Try it. Bison tartare!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Good appetizers, food took forever to come out and the entrees were very disappointing. Ravioli soaked in maple syrup was gross. Venison just ok.

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

El lugar muy pequeño e incomodo, la comida nada espectacular y cara, no lo recomendaría

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our tenth anniversary and were craving tartare. Tuna and bison. Very good.

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k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tiny glowing space. Attentive service. Tasty food.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal at this little gem of a spot in the LES. Great menu, service, and food.

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