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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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4.6

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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (10)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (9)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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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.

Tags: Authentic
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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.

Tags: Cozy
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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 !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I don't know exactly what I was expecting, but Gentleman Farmer went above and beyond anything I thought I wanted. The braised rabbit was absolute perfection; the flavor, consistency, fall-off-the-bone-ness of the meal was immaculate. The bison tartare had "the perfect caper ratio," according to my discerning boyfriend. The creme brûlée topped everything off with a sweet and lingering taste. I can't stop raving about this meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

3rd time dining here. Love the joint!!
Food is good, enjoyable wine list, and sevice with a smile. A little tight when seating however but when the wine and food arrives all will be forgotten..

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

A sliver of restaurant that's as warm and cozy as a dining railroad car done in French country cottage, the food is superb and the service (co-owner was our waitress) was all subtle charm and unobtrusive attentiveness. I plan to be a regular habitue.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Gentleman Farmer was a nice discovery. It is a small intimate setting though a bit energetic if you are looking for a quiet retreat. The food is simply prepared but differentiates itself from the usual overlapping menus so widely available elsewhere. And the kitchen takes time to get it right. I had the red snapper which was delicious. There was bison tartar and a venison entree among a number of original preparations. If you want something well made but somewhat off the beaten path Gentleman Farmer is for you. Also well made are the desserts but more mainstream, established fare.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

I have been to Gentleman Farmer a few times now, having found it by chance while walking in Rivington one day. The food is always excellent, with an interesting wine list. Service is personal and warm. Its small size adds to its many charms. The prices are also very reasonable for the quality.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

A small hidden gem. Delicious food. We keep coming back!

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Despite a power outage that resulted in the cancellation of our main courses, the only consideration for our inconveniece was that we were not actually charged for the entrees that did not arrive (I guess this shows they cook on hot plates and not with gas), despite the late hour which made it impossible for us to eat elsewhere. We had ordered a bottle of wine in expectation of eating a full dinner, but the only response was to drink it and get out. The lack of customer service was not impressive, and I will not return or recommend the establishment.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Delicious food and great service in a very interesting small space. The food and service were excellent with great innovative dishes. Lisa, the hostess and waitress was a great server and guide through the menu.Save room for dessert

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Organic, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was very good but the restaurant was very hot and was uncomfortable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Hidden gem: this small (about 20seats) restaurant is a great place to catch up with a friend or two or meet up for a date. The food is delicious (interesting and complex flavors) and the service is great (very nice and attentive). This place is now one of my favorites in the area and I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The ambience is nice. Small cozy place , excellent service (Lisa), great food and decent prices. Perfect dinner date with my wife. Would recommend this highly to anyone reading this review. Worth a visit if you're visiting New York. We had the fish (salmon) and ravioli. Both were flavourful and amazing. Dessert was the creme brûlée. Perfect end to our day.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Excellent meal; Lovely wait-person. We had the place to ourselves for much of our superb dinner. Wine was excellent. Food was gourmet, fresh, beautiful. A bit pricey but worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The food was excellent, as everyone says. The menu is small but well balanced. The service was outstanding - warm and attentive. The atmosphere is lovely if you are looking for a very small restaurant where you can have a real conversation with dining companions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great little spot- feels very intimate and lovely inside. We had a table for 6 and there are probably another 14 seats in the restaurant so you can hear the people you are with and also get top notch service. Wine and food was delicious !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We had a delicious meal; menu, as always, is unusual and varied. Though the space is small and somewhat cramped, the food and service are excellent and worth the experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We ordered the sea scallop (slightly undercooked) and foie gras (amazing) and the French onion soup, super rich. The mains were disappointing, bison steak was dry when I asked for medium rare and extremely small portions. Also why would you do prosciutto wrapped string beans.. the prosciutto cooked is super dry. Duck was also dry. Rabbit was roasted instead of braised as the menu put it..which was quite dry. Accompanied by a great mash though.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Great. Delicious with excellent service. Superior selection of wines by the glass. Generous portions. Highly recommend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

My friend and I went for a birthday dinner. I had wanted to dine there for a while, heard good things about the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Delicious food. Bison tartare was super yummy with crisp toasts. Great Brussels sprouts salad. Mushroom ravioli had a peculiar sweetness that I found unappealing, but the wait person clearly informed us ahead of time about this. Sort of cramped in a fun way, not too loud but lively in atmosphere. Very very enjoyable.

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