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Gentleman Farmer

4.8
583 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, American
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 677-2172
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Karim Nounouh
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Private party facilities
Gentleman Farmer is available for private events. Please send inquiries to contact@gentlemanfarmernyc.com.
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Private party contact
Karim Nounouh: (212) 677-2172
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eldridge and Forsyth Streets
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Public transit
6 to Spring Street; F to 2nd Ave-Lower East Side; M to Essex Street; B, D to Grand Street
Additional
Beer, Farm to Table, Wine
What 583 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Matt was warm and personable, and the food was delicious. It truly is a neighborhood gem!!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic, delicious, and interesting food. The place is tiny but has great atmosphere. Very courteous service. Perfect for intimate dates!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Had a great night! REALLY enjoyed all courses and service was spot on. Would like music to be just a little louder, I can give you a run down of the conversation at the table next to us which is understandable considering how small the space is but a little music would help!

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Don’t... just don’t

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great date spot wih fantastic food. Small, with a limited bar, but great wine list.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food and service were both impeccable. My friends and I have not stopped raving about it.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Amazing food. Even better service!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food was excellent and the service was perfection!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Positively resplendent

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food and great service! Very small but servers made us comfortable. Excellent food if a little pricey. I wanted to eat everything on the menu. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a great time- the food was amazing and the staff welcoming and accommodating!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Extremely cozy space. Friendly staff. Came for the "Tounedos Rossini" and smoked duck breast and loved them.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding service and food. Totally fair price, especially considering the time that goes into French food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Came here on our six month anniversary. We were late due to the weather, but were accommodated immediately. The menu was diverse and the food was excellent. The waitstaff was attentive but not intrusive. This is my favorite type of place; out of the way, small and delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Gentleman Farmer has a great menu with very creative dishes using less common meats and seasonal foods. Bison steak was very good. My wife’s rabbit cassoulet was also fantastic. Dessert was just good. I would definitely return in a different season for something different!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We were delayed and Matt was awesome to accommodate,
Food ,service and ambiance was awesome ! I have rec you to all my network that travels as we are from RI
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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This restaurant is amazing and the food was so good!! I rarely write reviews and I'm pretty hard to impress but this place blew us away. I took my girl out to celebrate our 13th anniversary and we loved it. Top notch...

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to Gentleman Farmer for V-Day, was shocked how small it was but that ended up being a positive. Quaint, quiet, dimly lit, and intimate. The service was great, food very good, and overall experience was pleasurable.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Lackluster food, wait staff was not particularly knowledgeable about menu/wine list.

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3.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Not bad at all good food

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We love the food and service ... everything about this place is
Fantastic!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was amazing and our server Oscar was incredible.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

First time here, been wanting to go for a while. Menu constantly rotates so we waited till there was a good amount of options we wanted to try. We've been all over the world and this was definitely the best prepared octopus and scallops we have ever had. I literally do not know how you cook octopus that good. I'd go back just for that but the mushroom ravioli and the rabbit were also perfect. The restaurant is a bit cramped with seating but it adds to the character. Service is very much on point as well. Make sure you have a reservation as it can fill with just 2 groups of like 5 in an instant. I think the most shocking thing was that 4 apps, 2 entrees, and a bottle of cava came in under $160. Super happy with everything, will return soon.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Quiet intimate dinner spot in a good neighborhood. Food was interesting without being over engineered. Service was helpful and efficient.
Part of the charm is also part of the problem, the tables are wicked close together- like pull out the table in order to sit against the wall- close together. But all good if you don’t have anything personal to discuss.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

A bit long to get food
Food was good but not great

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Went here for our anniversary. The food was absolutely wonderful, service was lovely, and the atmosphere was perfect for a date night. Highly recommend to all.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Gentleman Farmer was an accidental lucky find. A totally wonderful experience -- good food, not too loud, excellent service, reasonably priced. I will be returning!

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3.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Date with my gf yo

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

My favorite restaurant in NYC. The bison steak is amazing. Quite small. Better make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

GREAT food/ambiance/service. Wonderful experience! Polite staff (Thank you Oscar).Make a reservation. #worthit

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Cozy spot. Food is delicious and beautifully presented. Very welcoming and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a problem that prevented us from going to our usual Christmas celebration near Boston, so we made reservations at this lovely little restaurant near where we live. It was a romantic dininer for two, the service was impeccable with a measure of charm besides. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. The restaurant is small, but the food was delicious, every single dish was prepared perfectly. The bubbly was a lovely way to start the meal before we had even ordered. We had a wonderful afternoon at Gentleman Farmer! We both have already recommended it to friends, all of whom are downtown foodies. Kudos, Gentleman Farmer!

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

This place is really amazing! Only 10 feet wide and seats only 20 people. 3 cooks in a miniscule kitchen and one person handling the front of the house. The food was incredibly fresh and delicious with an artisinal flair. The wine list was surprisingly good and rounded out the meal very well.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

2nd time there, definitely a third time coming

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Gentleman Farmer for Christmas Eve dinner. There were five of us and they welcomed us warmly and had the table ready. Service was prompt but not intrusive. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The space is small and intimate with a row of tables along one wall. The banquettes were elegant black velvet and the decor is simple but elegant and candlelit/romantic lighting. We all did the tasting menu and the onion soup was one of the most delicious I’ve had. The country pate was amazing, the octopus perfectly cooked and the roasted cauliflower out of this world. We all loved our mains. The food is farm to table and featured duck, bison, rabbit and salmon among other things. My son had the smoked duck breast that was heavenly. The bison steak was superb and the venison my husband said was also very tender and delicious. Great curated wine list. I’ll definitely go back. Well worth the tab!!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

All of the food was delicious, we had the octopus appetizer to start, which was cooked perfectly. For our entrees, I had the smoked duck and my boyfriend had the bison steak and both were prepared well and tasted delicious. It is a small place and very intimate. I highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

This was our 2nd time at Gentleman Farmer. We were once again impressed by their food and ambience. The lighting at the venue was set low with candle lights, and the mood is SUPER romantic. It is absolutely a place that you would want to come with special someone. We had bison steak and boar chop. Both plates were solid from the taste perspective. The boar meat practically fell off from the bone as soon as I cut into with a knife. Very tender. The accompanying verde sauce added freshness to the meal. Their chocolate soufflé is not overly sweet because the chocolate is high quality. They probably wanted the cacao taste to come forward before sugar. Sooooo thoughtful and sooooo French. The vanilla ice cream took the sweet role on the nice closing wrap of the dinner. The wine that we chose were comforting, and did not compete with the food, which we very much appreciated. I was practically melting by the deliciousness of the dining experience when exiting out the door. What else can I say about this beautiful and charming place in LES other than that we will absolutely keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

An intimate restaurant with delicious french inspired food. Certain to be a place we come to.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We had an amazing evening with outstanding food and the best service ever!

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