Gentleman Farmer

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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 725 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Fantastic food. Great service.

F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute restaurant in the lower east side where there were some very creative dishes that aren't commonly found elsewhere. Super romantic place if you want to bring someone on a date. Our server was amazing, super friendly, and really knew the menu well. Would love to go again!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was impressed with the quality of the food at this small farm to table restaurant. Not recommended to those looking for a party atmosphere or who are into loud busy places. This is a quiet neighborhood restaurant where the food is cooked with love and care, it tastes delicious, and the wine selection is great.

EB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional, food was interesting and very nicely plated, game meats are a wonderful change from "farmed" meats.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was just borderline okay, not at all worth the premium prices.

RM
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish a 10/10. Waiter impeccable. Charming little space and farm-to-table meal options including bison tartare, foie gras and scallops, and sensational rack of lamb. Also the rabbit and venison dish were unmatched in NYC. We will return often to this hidden jewel.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is fantastic, the foie gras was just extremely rich to the point where I had to drink some water haha. Our server Oscar is the best in the business, I will definitely return!

HC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had brunch. Although the food was tasty we all (four of us) found the portions rather small. Spent a lot of money and left hungry.

m
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a wonderfully quaint restaurant with fabulous food.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

The food was incredibly unremarkable, but the service was attentive given the small nature of the restaurant. Wouldn’t go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere...Food was nothing but excellent. A bit expensive, but definitely worths it. Do not hesitate.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been back twice in one week. Brought my friend and then my husband, each with different tastes...but both thought the Gentleman Farmer was the quiet quintessential NYC restaurant. Solid menu, different offerings. Decent wine selection, and beers. Not really a cocktail’y place, but that’s okay. Intimate, but not too small. Service was delightfully engaging. For the life of me I could remember our waiters name, he was excellent. Not heavy handed with suggestions but wanted to make sure we made the right choice for our particular taste buds.
It’s tucked away with a small sign in window, easy to overlook but oh so worth it.

LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Highest quality ingredients, fresh, and they make it to order. Nothing is prepped ahead and the difference is obvious and wonderful! Our party had a wide range of appetizers and entrees: calamari, twice cooked risotto, rack of lamb, tournedos and salmon. Both meats were prepared perfectly as was the fish. They have a nice wine list - we had lovely wine by the glass including a Sicilian red, a sauvignon blanc and a gruener veltliner. The place is small and the intimacy is perfect. Finally, the service is great. Matt is knowledgable and welcoming. We LOVE this restaurant.

PM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A small restaurant full of big flavors.

I great little place with romantic ambiance and outstanding personal service. The everything we ordered was a delicious modern update of traditional French cuisine. It's so tiny, it's easy to walk past without seeing, but absolutely worth seeking out and having dinner there. Highly recommend.

CC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from the get go. It’s the quintessential intimate Manhattan restaurant but instead of being on a sweet street on the upper west or east side it’s in a not very picturesque part of nyc.
The menu was imaginative and the quality of food and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back to try more from the menu.

g
New York Area
181 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed brunch at this tiny cute restaurant. The french toast was especially great -- it was crusty and cinnamony, and the dish was covered in fresh fruit.

CD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service. Don't be turned off by the tiny space.

JG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal...highly recommend. Cozy, very interesting menu. We will go again.

NC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner at Gentleman Farmer. Every course was delicious and beautifully prepared with amazing flavors. The ambiance was lovely and reminded us of experiences in France and England. And our server was the best of all. He had a wonderful smile and anticipated our every desire. We highly recommend Gentleman Farmer and can't wait to go back.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate space but amazing food and Oscar took great care of us all night! What a special discovery!

KF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing vibe, waiters are very welcoming and nice and are looking for their customers to have the best time while enjoying the perfectly well cooked food.

Must try, one of the best restaurants in New York, especially for a date!

PW
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gentleman Farmer was fantastic! The food was great and the service was friendly and attentive. It was our 2nd time there, and we plan to go back. It's a small, cozy space -- really relaxing and comfortable. Our waiter was super friendly and knew the menu well -- we took some of his recommendations and were not disappointed!

EJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Intimate restaurant with great service and a nice wine selection.

SB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff. Really small and intimate space. Brought our 4 year old who ate everything!

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most delicious, healthy French Toast I’ve ever had!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a person who will travel for great food, I highly recommend this place. Definitely order a foie gras and chocolate mousse dessert!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Went there for the first time- had visited other restaurants in the area, all were great. This one was great as well- I can only say that the food was good, but a little salty for all in my party, and it felt as if we were imposing on the waiter. Other venues in the area didn’t have that feeling. It was a good experience, but I can’t say I would recommend it or that I’ll be returning.

Y
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I went to this restaurant for my birthday 4 th of July by myself ( no friend join for me and I am from Tokyo )
I ordered Buffalo stake ( appetizer) and scallop and Foie gras , they were good taste . Scallops were cooked tender and Foie gras were mild . . Buffalo stake , I like little salty taste , so I think prepare salt & paper at table will be nice in case guest want to add them
Also if I may say , If both portion were little more , I think costs performance were good . Portion were kind of small Japanese size ( I am from Tokyo )
Owner prepared Sweets for my Birthday ( I tried to ask special sweets )
I appreciated his Kindness , it was good memory of NYC .
Owner Thank you very much !

S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here. Food very good. We had gathered for a birthday meal and we really enjoyed ourselves.

RB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and atmosphere. Came here on our honeymoon and it was a highlight.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food. Our group had seven people so by the time our steak arrived it was already lukewarm. Appetizers are great and the waitress never refilled my red wine , but she refilled for other women on the table

a
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the evening and the food very much. It is indeed a French Provincial Restaurant. And they are few and far between. Excellent meal.

n
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food in a tiny cozy place.

R
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent : innovative and tasty. Portion size are more than adequate. Wine list is extensive and wine by the glass was excellent. Restaurant is very small but cozy. Definitely recommended for the unusual dishes and great execution

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We went there on a Thursday because it was a byob restaurant and found out that their corking fee was only free on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and they charge $25 on other days. That absurd price soured our evening.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a chance based on the Open Table recommendation and was pleasantly surprised. The menu was great but going to have to return since we couldn’t very well order one of everything. What we did have was amazing. Perfectly done scallops, curried snails and the short ribs just melted in the mouth.

s
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am almost reluctant to write this, since this is a very intimate venue, and I'd hate to see it become impossible to get a table, but, in all honesty, this was one of the best meals we've had in NYC and my wife and I visit at least 3 times per month. Excellent off the beaten track dishes (the Boar chop was great) and great service. This place has my highest recommendation.

PM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic start to a wonderful evening. Charming staff and cozy dining. Food was delicious.

p
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Yes with a few "flags" ie if its crowded it might not be so great; it needs a really good cleaning job and something done with dreary décor. One thing to be dark and cozy, another to be dreary. Appearance from street awful - even scary. Saw 3 couples come up during time there, studious look on faces then iphones up and they were off to somewhere else. Can't even read the sign, the #40 is on a door next to restaurant...confusing. Doorway is derelict looking. Unclean odor sitting in window. Didn't want to touch anything and glad I didn't need restroom! Surprised French restaurant doesn't offer Pastis nor cheese plate. Winter menu online still, indicated cheese plate. Yes, food was very good - but not over top and I'm not sure $200 worth (includes one cocktail, one beer, one wine, and tip). Are we spoiled or too fussy? No, I think we are not so Bohemian!!

SB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small place, great food and service!

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