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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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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (22)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Quiet Conversation (16)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Authentic (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Good for Groups (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

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
Thank You
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Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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...

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentines

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Not bad at all good food

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was amazing and our server Oscar was incredible.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

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 8, 2018

Date with my gf yo

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

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 28, 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 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 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 23, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 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 10, 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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·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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 (Washington DC)·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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 (New York Area)·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 20, 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.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 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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