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About Gentleman Farmer
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.
New York, NY 10002
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
We regret that we are unable to hold reservations that are not confirmed by 5pm on the day of the booking.
Eldridge and Forsyth Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
6 to Spring Street; F to 2nd Ave-Lower East Side; M to Essex Street; B, D to Grand Street
Private Party Facilities:
Gentleman Farmer is available for private events. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Private Party Contact:
Karim Nounouh: (212) 677-2172
Beer, Farm to Table, Wine
Gentleman Farmer Ratings and Reviews
It’s been awhile since I’ve been wow’d by a dining experience and I must say that Gentleman Farmer exceeded all of my expectations. I came across this place as a recommendation from FB when I asked friends for a nice restaurant to take my boyfriend on his birthday. I wanted a charming, date like atmosphere where we could hear each other speak, and a place where the menu and food presentation felt thought out.
As we approached the Lower East Side location, it was so unassuming on the outside that we actually ended up going into a different establishment next door to ask where it was. Just a few doors down from where we were, we entered Gentleman Farmer and were greeted by Charlotte, a very sweet young woman who would also be our waitress. The space is dimly lit and very small, stretching out like a railroad style apartment. The tables are close enough so that if the party next to you happens to be loud, conversations will overlap. Everyone who was there while we dined spoke softly however, so that wasn’t a problem.
From the menu we ended up ordering the roasted cauliflower appetizer, tournedos rossini (beef filet mignon), seared codfish, and for dessert, the creme brule and pear tart respectively. EVERYTHING that came to our table looked like a work of art. But more importantly, each dish offered a range of delicious flavors that had both of us feeling like we got more than we asked for. Of all the items we ordered, the filet mignon was hands down the best. The meat was so soft and succulent that it cut like a hot knife through butter, and the foie gras was better than any that I tasted when I actually went to Paris. Also, the way in which they are stacked together allows you to eat both in the same bite, which combine some really amazing flavors.
1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 desserts, and 2 drinks came to around $120. Very well worth it for the food and the entire experience!
This was my second time at this restaurant. The first time was nothing short of amazing, especially the food, which is why I was eager to bring my foodie friends to try it. Unfortunately, the restaurant didn't live up to what it had been once before. The food was just okay; it all felt like it was "assembled" as opposed to "crafted" like my first time. Service was good, and ambiance was great, but the food really drove the overall experience way down.
It is with a heavy heart that I say that I will never go back to eat there.
The restaurant was tiny and we were sat at a table that should not even exist. It was behind seats and between them and our table was about 6 “, so all the staff and customers would bump us. I said l did not want to sit there but we were told that was only 2 top available when there were others . After saying I was leaving they moved us to another table, that is just poor. There are only 16 seats here and you would think service would be quick, wrong 30 minutes and over hour for main course.
Food was average and service same. Don’t understand the reviews here on open table.
An amazing meal! We went for my wife's birthday (she wanted farm-table food). The location is small, like really small. Make a reservation! I am so glad I did.
We got there, and every table was full. We had to wait outside for about 5 minutes, there is no indoor waiting area. We were promptly seated, and like any small restaurant you are almost sharing a table with the people next to you.
They serve you bread, butter and a pepper medley after you order, and if you like hard bread, it is great. Very fresh.
We followed that up with the Scallops and Foie Gras. The absolute best scallops I have ever had. The person right next to us said the same thing. My wife and I couldn't believe it.
She ordered the beef tenderloin, which was great! Cooked rare, as per the chef's recommendation. I had a few bites and really enjoyed it. I ordered the rabbit (I have always wanted to try it.) I was impressed. Definitely will order rabbit again if it tastes like that everywhere. The pesto mash potatoes were incredible, I could have passed on the beans, a little to crisp as were my wife's asparagus.
Overall, incredible food that should be tried by everyone at least once.
Fabulous experience! Young professional couple; Friday night date. Rarely do I write reviews but this experience was a must to comment. Cute and cozy restaurant with a mix of romance and fun vibe all in one. Food is different, French rustic, but not too far left field for the average Joe.
For appetizers we had the scallops and tartar both delicious. Scallops perfectly done and I'm not a tartar fan but ordered from a recommendation and glad we did.
Boar and Rabbit for main course. My date promised to share the rabbit with me but wouldn't after her first bite.. ha ha. Both perfectly done. Amazing doesn't do the rabbit justice and the sides for both as well.
Wine went very well with dinner! Already trying to find it in local stores.
Will definitely go back and with great reasonable prices.
Tiny place on the LES, maybe 10 tables tops. Food is innovative and very well prepped. French influenced cuisine. Both bison and tuna tatars are outstanding. Braised rabbit and mushroom ravioli are very good. Wine list is small but quite varied (FR, IT, US, SP) with both hi and avg priced bottles. Ambiance is LES...fits the area. Few patrons on this late August Friday making the experience pretty pleasant. Could potentially get irritatingly loud and tight when full. Service is adequate. Worth the trip.
I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but Gentleman Farmer went above and beyond anything I thought I wanted. The braised rabbit was absolute perfection; the flavor, consistency, fall-off-the-bone-ness of the meal was immaculate. The bison tartare had "the perfect caper ratio," according to my discerning boyfriend. The creme brûlée topped everything off with a sweet and lingering taste. I can't stop raving about this meal.
Gentleman Farmer was a nice discovery. It is a small intimate setting though a bit energetic if you are looking for a quiet retreat. The food is simply prepared but differentiates itself from the usual overlapping menus so widely available elsewhere. And the kitchen takes time to get it right. I had the red snapper which was delicious. There was bison tartar and a venison entree among a number of original preparations. If you want something well made but somewhat off the beaten path Gentleman Farmer is for you. Also well made are the desserts but more mainstream, established fare.
I have been to Gentleman Farmer a few times now, having found it by chance while walking in Rivington one day. The food is always excellent, with an interesting wine list. Service is personal and warm. Its small size adds to its many charms. The prices are also very reasonable for the quality.
Despite a power outage that resulted in the cancellation of our main courses, the only consideration for our inconveniece was that we were not actually charged for the entrees that did not arrive (I guess this shows they cook on hot plates and not with gas), despite the late hour which made it impossible for us to eat elsewhere. We had ordered a bottle of wine in expectation of eating a full dinner, but the only response was to drink it and get out. The lack of customer service was not impressive, and I will not return or recommend the establishment.
Hidden gem: this small (about 20seats) restaurant is a great place to catch up with a friend or two or meet up for a date. The food is delicious (interesting and complex flavors) and the service is great (very nice and attentive). This place is now one of my favorites in the area and I'll definitely be back.
The ambience is nice. Small cozy place , excellent service (Lisa), great food and decent prices. Perfect dinner date with my wife. Would recommend this highly to anyone reading this review. Worth a visit if you're visiting New York. We had the fish (salmon) and ravioli. Both were flavourful and amazing. Dessert was the creme brûlée. Perfect end to our day.
The food was excellent, as everyone says. The menu is small but well balanced. The service was outstanding - warm and attentive. The atmosphere is lovely if you are looking for a very small restaurant where you can have a real conversation with dining companions.
We ordered the sea scallop (slightly undercooked) and foie gras (amazing) and the French onion soup, super rich. The mains were disappointing, bison steak was dry when I asked for medium rare and extremely small portions. Also why would you do prosciutto wrapped string beans.. the prosciutto cooked is super dry. Duck was also dry. Rabbit was roasted instead of braised as the menu put it..which was quite dry. Accompanied by a great mash though.
Delicious food. Bison tartare was super yummy with crisp toasts. Great Brussels sprouts salad. Mushroom ravioli had a peculiar sweetness that I found unappealing, but the wait person clearly informed us ahead of time about this. Sort of cramped in a fun way, not too loud but lively in atmosphere. Very very enjoyable.
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