Gentleman Farmer

4.7
649 reviews
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$30 and under
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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

What 649 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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b
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6, 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
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
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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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OT
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 14, 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 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AC
1 review
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 11, 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 8, 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 8, 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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 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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SC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gentleman Farmer is first rate. It is a very small, cozy place with good ambiance and a friendly, attentive staff. It is the perfect setting for a date night. The various game dishes are a refreshing change from the normal restaurant fare. Everything was well prepared. My overall experience was fabulous. I will definitely be back again.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Gourmet in every way without the gourmet price tag. Small and cozy and even though there was only one server for the whole restaurant (22 seats) he did an awesome job!!! Service was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, fantastic

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GA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving... perfect experience.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here was absolutely amazing. The bison tartare was my absolute fave. Staff was super friendly and gave great suggestions. Even helped us choose a wine and gave us a few tastes so we could decide. We will definitely be heading back here soon!

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s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found Gentleman Farmer looking for a semi-last minute group reservation. The restaurant is tiny but it adds to the ambiance - our group of 6 took up nearly a third of the restaurant! The food was indulgent, very meat centric (not a lot of options for vegan or vegetarians), and classically european. The staff were so inviting, entertaining, and kept us laughing all night. I felt like I was dining at an old friend's house.

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TV
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gentleman Farmer was a great date night spot. The food was really good and the service was very helpful. The space is small but really made fora great night.

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KW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was fabulous

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j
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner. Our third time at this restaurant the size of a Subway car. Food and service were spot on.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem with a unique venue that is perfect for special occasions. Make reservations! Seating is limited.

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very accommodating and the food was excellent.

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r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to believe this fabulous restaurant resides in the location of a notorious ‘80’s after hours club. Wine list was great. Buffalo tartare was fabulous as was the pork dish I had. Fantastic experience. Can’t wait to try their Myrtle Ave Brooklyn location.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Necesitábamos un lugar para comer antes de ir a un compromiso en Brooklyn y acabábamos de terminar unas compras en el Lower East Side, cuando pasamos de casualidad por este pequeño restaurante, muy íntimo y acogedor, con una gastronomía francesa muy delicada y deliciosa. Nos sentimos felices de haber caído ahí de casualidad y cómo andábamos de paseo romántico por NYC, el lugar nos sentó perfecto.nos atendió un Garzón dominicano muy atento (olvidé su nombre pues fue en octubre pasado) y muy simpático.

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The game meat selection here was wonderful, and the menu is right up the alley of anyone who loves meat-oriented dishes. We ordered the rack of lamb, boar chop, wagyu beef tongue, and the bison tartare - all really delicious. The wagyu beef tongue had an interesting texture, and the truffle gnocchi and truffle reduction paired with it was amazing. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Intimate , cosy, fairly priced, great wine, excellent food and perfect service

All from the worlds smallest kitchen.....

We ate at gentleman farmer last night for my wife’s birthday. I looked at several restaurants on lower east side and I’m soooo happy I went with my gut instinct and booked here.

The scallop starter and steak main were the standouts. It’s a very tiny restaurant and the tables are fairly close to each other but once you sat the ambience was lovely.

Little tip, if you are a couple ask for the table parallel to the wall as it’s on its own.

The staff were excellent as well ! Really efficient and friendly

Will go back for sure when in the east side next

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodating staff, great wine list, perfect ambiance, and outstanding food. One of the hidden gems in LES.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Ehhh I’m not running back here. Or walking.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience at Gentleman Farmer. What a gem. Would highly recommend for a date night. Ambiance, food, service was outstanding. Get the chocolate mousse!

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SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful restaurant. Small, cozy, and unique in its focus on game and more unusual offerings. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the excellent service. Nice wine selection and fairly priced. We look forward to going back soon as well as trying their sister location in Brooklyn. This is a true hidden gem!

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O
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered two items, onion soup and pork filet mignon. The pork was very moist and tasty. The onion soup and vegetables were extremely salty and any more and it would have been difficult to finish. Mentioned to server and I said I'd finish. He said he would check with kitchen but never came back with any explanation.

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KB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, perfect service. We had a great night!

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find. Split four apps and four dinners and every drop was phenomenal. Def coming back

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RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would come here often if I lived closer. But it is wonderful and will make it a point to be back when I can

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EM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had been wanting to go here for a while as it looked so cute and seemed like it would offer an intimate dining scene. That was true but sadly my boar was way overcooked, as was my friend's pork. Tuna tartar was unremarkable, although the snails were a highlight. Overall sad that this didn't turn out to be a place to put into my regular rotation.

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