Farmer & The Fish - Gramercy

4.3
758 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
A Farm to table restaurant with produce provided by our Farm in Purdys New York; pairs with Down East Seafood to provide the freshest quality of Fish in a Casual but Elegant setting.

Be sure to join us for one of our daily dinner specials:
Monday - All You Can Eat Mussels
Tuesday - Blue Crab
Wednesday - Lobster Bake
Thursday - Peel & Eat Shrimp
Friday - Alaskan King Crab Legs
Saturday - Alaskan King Crab Legs
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Specials

Farmer Happy Hour

half price wine, beer and oysters

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 15, 2019

Ends: July 16, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

open for an evening of fun food and farm all day and night

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

open for a full day of food farm and cocktails for the holiday

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 758 People Are Saying
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SJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was good. Nothing to write home about- ok food, server was nice, prices were on the higher side. Our table was very wobbley and I brought this up several times to different employees of the restaurant and they didn't ever address the issue.

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R
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very good meal at Farmer and the Fish. Solid quality and taste. Prices a bit high for what you get but always a pleasant experience. Desserts are just average.

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F
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Admittedly it was late but the waitstaff made it clear that they would have rather been anywhere else other than serving out table.

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NY
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here about 5 or 6 times. The food is always fresh and delicious no matter what we order. This time we came early for the happy hour before dinner. The $1 oysters are great and a huge deal! So worth stopping in for. Staff is friendly & helpful. I would recommend visiting for any meal they offer.

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KT
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with an amazing menu! One of my favorite places!

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OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is equally as good as the restaurant in Purdys. Prices are about the same too and the wait staff excellent.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and service, but EXTREMELY loud and difficult for a date for talking.

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JA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we arrived near closing time, Schuyler was friendly and efficient in getting our three entrees onto the kitchen quickly. The summer gazpacho was refreshing after a long hot day. The Icelandic Cod was prepared perfectly and the accompanying broth was so delicious, I had to ask for a spoon to finish it all. The burger and salmon were well-received by my dinner guests and although after closing time we were permitted to enjoy and finish our after-dinner conversations and not rushed out of the restaurant. A thoroughly enjoyable end to our day on World Pride Day 2019.

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Although the restaurant was not in the least bit busy the service was horrible. They brought the wrong food to the table and could not get our drink orders correct even after the third round of drinks.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Probably the worst salad I’ve had in NYC in a decade. The grilled chicken couldn’t be chewed. The greens were wilted and pathetic. It was supposed to have bleu cheese. I found one crumble. The saving grace is that we were looking at their specials board and were planning on returning some Weds for their clam bake. At least I know if can skip that in the future!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little bit too pricey, would definitely go again but not often at those prices

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I was disappointed and my group of 6 left after appetizers. There was no air conditioning and the service was very slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This place was a real disappointment. When they say “farm”, that is true to the extent vegetables grow in a farm. As for “fish” it was a slim selection and nothing special. The place was too hot and the service horrendous. There were 2 waitpersons for the entire place. When I asked the waitress if they were understaffed for the evening, she said that 2 waiters were normal for a Monday, as they don’t expect to be as crowded. As a result, service was incredibly slow. Add to that $20 for a glass of wine. I will not be back

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Average food

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S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu here! Peter was fantastic with offering menu suggestions and being on top of everything.

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s
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Seated right away but it took a while before someone came to our table. After getting water, we waited again. After ordering drinks, we ordered appetizers and entrees and were asked if we wanted everything at once??? Despite asking for the 3 appetizers first and then entrees, we got 2 appetizers - the third came as we were finishing the others. Asked for bread 3 times before getting it shortly before the entrees. Had to ask multiple times for more water. Appetizers were good but small portion for crab bites and Brussels sprouts. Calamari was average size. The big eye tuna dish was excellent but needed more curry sauce. The sea bass was also good but the portion was small. S’mores brownie for dessert was OK. Service improved when a different person took over our table. They certainly don’t rush you - we were there for over 2 hours. Overall the food was very good but the service was lacking as mentioned.

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R
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I (group of 6) visited The Farmer and The Fish for dinner to catch up and enjoy great food. This place does a great job of creating the kind of environment where you can simply focus on your dear friends because they take care of everything else. Friendly and helpful staff. The food was incredible, grounded in very carefully sourced ingredients. Awesome wine to accompany that food. Finally, a great vibe, especially when they open the front windows fully (which basically makes it an open air restaurant). Went for the first time for brunch for my team of 10 people. Caught a peak at their dinner menu and booked it for a gathering of friends. Can't wait to find my next excuse to visit!

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T
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was selected primarily because a guests accessibility needs. Other potential options either had stairs or involved too much walking. As a New Englander my standards for fish and chips is high. The coating had crunch and was not doughy. The slaw served with the fish and chips lacked any dressing I was too exhausted from the restaurant negotiations to care. The tarter sauce is very good but the dish comes with small amount and more was desirable. Others had the black Cod which lacked a side dish so the small amount of Cod stood out. Another guest had the $45 ribeye steak. I can't say how good it was but half of it went home with her. We ordered a selection of vegetable starters. The greedy guests left me only one carrot and it was fine. The Brussel sprouts were nothing special. I can't even remember the third dish so obviously not memorable. I did enjoy the smokey old fashioned and the four stars are due in large part to the cocktail, the fish and chips and comfortable chair.

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B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time very good meal!

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MD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and we loved the ambiance! The restaurant was perfectly able to accommodate our party of 6. My only two critics are:
1) The meal was slightly rushed. As soon as our entree plates were taken away, the waiter asked us about dessert. We had to ask him to slow down.
2) The restaurant was very loud (even with the street side wall open). Since we had a later reservation, the got more tolerable as the meal progressed. In the beginning however, we had to talk very loud just to hear across the table.
I would come back here, but most likely for lunch or on a quieter night.

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EB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!

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RG
Atlanta
108 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best fish and chips ever!

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IA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!! I'VE BEEN HERE 5 TIMES AND HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL

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D
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I wanted to go to Farmer & The Fish for a long time and was very disappointed.

Variety on the menu, which I thought would have a lot of fish dishes, did not.

My friend had chicken which was red (it looked uncooked although the waiter assured us it was cooked) and didn't taste very good. Same with my fish sandwich.

Like I said very disappointed.

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HF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Server barely came by my table. I ordered a whole fish and she said she would filet it for me. When my meal arrived along w my husband’s meal, a different person brought it over. And when I asked him to find my server to filet the fish as promised. He said he would find her. She never came by; my husband’s food was getting cold as he was waiting for me to eat together. Finally some random person came by to filet the fish and he BUTCHERED IT.

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently, great food every time we visit this restaurant. Good salads and fish dishes. Always good service. The only mild disappointment was the noise level was too loud. Make reservations!

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BA
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came for our annual blue crab feasting. Unfortunately, they did not have them and did a courtesy call to let us know. That was nice. But we still went 2 less people but we like the restaurant. We had monkfish tacos and fish and chips. The tacos were good. Fish and chips a little bland it was hake fish. We will be back for crabs.

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RB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Sat in the windows. Close enough to feel outside air and freshness. Still inside to be shielded from hot afternoon sun
Great seafood bites. Salads amazing. Chefs was a little heavy handed with the fresh chopped dill tho

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L
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Starters were boring. I had Ree fish tacos but other than three soft small taco shells, it hardly met my definition a taco. Deep fried monkfish (chewy), raw vegetables and no salsa or taco sauce. Fried polenta sticks were fine but the dipping sauce tasted like thousand island dressing, right out of the bottle.

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K
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We arrived for happy hour and stayed for dinner. Great daily specials and $1 oyster happy hour.

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KT
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a beautiful restaurant and the food was delicious!

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KM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Plenty of great seafood options however, service was just ok. Pricey dishes for the portion size.

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V
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere delicious and creative menu.
Feel transformed in this bright fresh restaurant.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have eaten several times at this restaurant, each and every time , it was delicious. They must have been having an off night, because the food was not even edible.

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, friendly service and a homey interior design make this a recommend. Went for mother’s day and though it was loud, the various fish dishes were excellent. Loved the branzino, served whole. Our friendly server cut the fish at the table for my kids who preferred the filet. I had the cod, served in a broth. Yummy

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FV
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere, attentive service.
Cocktails (The Farmer, Smokey Pineapple Mojito) very good.
Oysters fresh, food good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for Mother's Day brunch. Brunch food seemed pre-prepared, hollandaise was set, Bloody Marys were underwhelming, waiter seemed overwhelmed and service was slow. I've had dinner here many times before and it was excellent, but this was pretty underwhelming.

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E
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We went for a Mother's Day meal and I chose this restaurant because the menu looked right up my wife's alley! The service was very good, food was fine but nothing really stood out. Unfortunately the place is really LOUD...we had a difficult time talking to one another.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant offers an imaginative menu, pleasant decor, and friendly service. But the noise level is a little too high.

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A
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was meh. Brussel sprouts were overloaded with cheese. Caesar salad was drenched in dressing. Much better restaurant options similarly priced in the area.

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