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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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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