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.
We regret that we are unable to hold reservations that are not confirmed by 5pm on the day of the booking.
We were a party of 6. Had a wonderful time. Food was delicious, service was excellent, and loved the ambiance. Very small restaurant, but makes the ambiance intimate and cozy. Had a reservation and were promptly seated. No waiting around. Open floor to ceiling windows and doors added to the indoor/outdoor feel New Yorkers crave in the summertime.
The Wagu beef lacked flavor, the creme brulee had a bitter aftertaste, the onion soup was good - but not great.
One server for entire restaurant.
Most choices were high fat meat products.
A little discreet jewel-box of a restaurant in the L.E.S., Gentleman Farmer's 20-30 seat outpost in Manhattan provides a clever array of French-inspired dishes at fair prices for the culinary skill involved. Nice wine list that reaches the upper levels quickly -- a few more $50-75 options would have been nice.
Cute, small place in lower east on a quiet street.
Had diner there last night with a date. Service was great and the food too. I had the tongue as an appetizer and the flank steak as a main. My date had the escargot to start and then the tournedos Rossini. We shared a bottle of Crozes Hermitage.
Prices are super reasonable.
At the end of the meal the maître D opened a bottle of cider for the table next to us and we got very lightly sprayed, no big deal at all :)
He offered to pay for our dry cleaning fee and also offered us a crème brûlée for dessert. Classy.
Dined here twice in two weeks. I think the consistency of the food is excellent for the price. I like the cozy ambiance of Gentleman Farmer and both times I've dined, I find that the quality of the food is exceptional. I recommend the smoked duck entree. One of the best duck dishes I've ever had (ranks up there with the old Four Seasons).
Sunday night visit. Great value with no corkage on Sundays. Had the boar chop and French onion soup, both very good. Place is tiny so be prepared to be close to neighboring tables.
The place is small, but after awhile you don't notice it any more. The service is efficient and hospitality is effusive. The staff appreciate their guests. The food is delicious and the wines by glass sufficient. The beet salad and the bison tartar excellent. The rack of lamb and the venison steak were not gamy at all and tender with lots of flavor. The sides and sauces were perfect matches. We will return again.
Really, really great food and great service. The restaurant is small so the tables are close together and it is pretty close quarters....but.....because the restaurant is small and the number of patrons at any time is small, the service is exceptional and the chef is cooking "for you" not TABLE 121.
Lived here for 9 years, always been my favorite and best restaurant in NYC. Recommend it to everyone, visiting or local.
The food was superb-creative and sublimely flavored-and service was warm and competent without any hovering. The atmosphere was pretty and straightforward and we will doubtlessly return.
Great food. Biggest issue is their kitchen exhaust, which is lacking, so the very small restaurant is filled with cooking smell. Tried not to mind it getting on my clothes, but the whole time I was thinking about how smelly the place was, which distract from the dining experience. The food and wine-by-the-glass we had were great, but this restaurant would not be considered great in my book unless they fix the smell issue. I would definitely go back, but will know not to wear nice clothes beforehand.
Quaint restaurant with about 10 tables. You should definitely make a reservation, the place was completely full by 7:30. My boyfriend and I ordered the bison tartare which was great, but the best meal of the night was the mushroom ravioli! My boyfriend got the lamb and he loved it. The server let us try multiple wines before committing to a bottle. Great food and overall experience.
Consistently excellent - only seats 20 so a res is always necessary- menu choices are outstanding- and ever meal is delicious and plentiful. Because it’s so small each dish seems to be made slowly and with care - this is not the place for a quick meal. Attentive service and a god but pricey wine list
Read previous reviews and they were quite accurate. Gentleman Farmer is a hidden gem in all of the commotion of the city -- anchored most importantly by spectacular food, cozy & intimate setting, and good service. Exceeded our expectations on all levels!
Wonderful find. Hole in the wall, intimate dining with friendly informing service. Creative freshly prepared bistro fare. Nice wine list of reasonably priced offerings. Bison tartare is a standout among a consistently good set of choices.
Excellent across the board. The food and the service surpassed expectations. The place is tiny, but it is a cool space.
Wow, what a treat! This tiny restaurant packs in big flavor and great service. The menu is astounding. It was rather hard to make a decision but I went with the tuna tartar and the tournedos Rossini, on the server's advice. The tuna was perfect. Nice and fresh, topped with guacamole and sesame seeds. I've never had an Asian/Mexican combo like that and was pleasantly surprised by the flavors. The steak and fois gras was...well, let's just say if I could marry a dish this might be the one. The richly intense flavors made me want to lick my plate. Everything was cooked to perfection from the medium rare melt-in-your-mouth steak to the supple fois gras down to the tender but firm veggies. It was also the perfect portion size to make me satisfied but not stuffed. That meant I had room for dessert and, also on the server's advice, I had the crème brûlée, which is always a favorite of mine. This featured a classic rich vanilla custard topped with the perfect amount of sugar to give it a nice snap and some strawberries. I think I had a smile on my face for the whole meal!
Things to note: they only take AmEx, cash or check. They also only serve beer/wine (no liquor) but they have a lovely wine selection.
BEST french restaurant in the city- WE LOVE IT.
the ambiance is cozy and candle lit- ALL their dishes are amazing and we try to go there every time we are in town. I highly reccommend
Loved our dining experience. The small size of the restaurant created a sense of intimacy and afforded you personal and attentive service. The food was sublime. We’ve had the opportunity to dine at some of the best and most acclaimed restaurants in the city, and this experience was definitely among the very best. Can’t say enough good things about Gentlemen Farmer. I highly recommend it! Would go back again, and often.
We have been to Gentleman Farmer many times, and it is always an excellent evening. The staff is wonderful, and the food is always superlative. It is absolutely a gem! While the room is small, the acoustics are good and the busy space just adds to the atmosphere. Highly recommended.
I have been going here for a few years now and the food and service never disappoints! Thank you to our server Daniel and the rest of the warm crew for another night of amazing service and delicious meal.
Matt was warm and personable, and the food was delicious. It truly is a neighborhood gem!!
Fantastic, delicious, and interesting food. The place is tiny but has great atmosphere. Very courteous service. Perfect for intimate dates!
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!
Don’t... just don’t
Great date spot wih fantastic food. Small, with a limited bar, but great wine list.
The food and service were both impeccable. My friends and I have not stopped raving about it.
Amazing food. Even better service!
The food was excellent and the service was perfection!
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.
We had a great time- the food was amazing and the staff welcoming and accommodating!
Extremely cozy space. Friendly staff. Came for the "Tounedos Rossini" and smoked duck breast and loved them.
Outstanding service and food. Totally fair price, especially considering the time that goes into French food.
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.
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!
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
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...