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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.

40 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, American

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.

Cross Street:
Eldridge and Forsyth Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 677-2172

Website:
http://www.gentlemanfarmernyc.com/

Public Transit:
6 to Spring Street; F to 2nd Ave-Lower East Side; M to Essex Street; B, D to Grand Street

Executive Chef:
Karim Nounouh

Private Party Facilities:
Gentleman Farmer is available for private events. Please send inquiries to contact@gentlemanfarmernyc.com.

Private Party Contact:
Karim Nounouh: (212) 677-2172

Additional:
Beer, Farm to Table, Wine

Gentleman Farmer Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.5

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (21)
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Special Occasion (15)
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Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (3)
Tasting Menu (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Comfort Food (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Date with my gf yo

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

2nd time there, definitely a third time coming

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Took my 16 year old nephew for his first “game” dining experience. He enjoyed the venison and I had the bison - both delicious. The curried escargot starter was unique and enjoyable. Not many places in NYC with venison, bison and rabbit on the regular menu. A tiny place with 22 seats, largely a row of tables along a wall. Very pleasant experience and a lovely meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

A super cozy small intimate restaurant, love

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

In the city for thanksgiving. Couldn’t have hoped for a better place to dine!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Cozy place with good options in prix fixe menu.
I came here for the Thanksgiving Day lunch. Since the restaurant seats only 20 people, be sure to reserve in advance. The prix fixe menu had more than usual number of options and included a glass of hard cider. I had the seared scallop, followed by the bison steak with vegetables, and ended the meal with the crème brulee. The service was professional and courteous. Due to the small size of the place, when it gets crowded, I think it can get very noisy.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We LOVE this place! A small french LES neighborhood gem.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A wonderful place for a date given the cozy environment, the staff is beyond lovely, and the food typically quite good. On this particular evening, the rabbit was a bit dry, and the portions a bit scant, but overall worth giving the restaurant another try.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The restaurant is warm and cozy. The waitress does a wonderful job at being attentive to all the tables and serving the food at a reasonable pace. Very delicious!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I was visiting from Alaska and this place was recommended by my sister in law. It was fabulous in every way! My filet was cooked perfectly, the wine was lovely and the service was superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Welcome surprise great staff. Best duck I have ever had.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Small yet cute restaurant. Gave me the wrong entree but it tasted great nonetheless.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food, intimate atmosphere, fantastic service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very friendly and the food was great. Would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Brussel sprouts in the salad were a bit hard. They could have been cooked a bit longer. The rack of lamb was over cooked.

The venison was excellent though.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Litle but cosy restaurant with interest plates combining meat with vegetables direct from the Farm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had a lovely weekday date night at The Gentleman Farmer, a neighborhood gem on the lower east side of Manhattan. The food was delicious and the service was attentive in this tiny place. It is a quiet, intimate space, suitable for conversation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Delicious food and great wine options. Tiny and charming.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

During our stay in LES NY we ate here twice. This restaurant is one of the nicest gems in this area. Delicious food, small but great place. Romantic. To never forget !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Really delicious from start to finish. Fois gras, bison tartar, roasted cauliflower and escargot to start. Smoked duck, filet mignon, braised rabbit for mains. Red wine from Spain paired well. Wonderful little spot!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Impeccable in every way. One of the best meals I have ever had in New York.

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

For a very special occasion we selected this charming and intimate restaurant on New Yorks LES - and we loved it. Good atmosphere, great food, excellent service. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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