Wm. Farmer and Sons

4.6
530 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Hudson, NY serves as a commercial center to many burgeoning restaurateurs, musicians, artists and shop owners. But it's also surrounded by the bounty of the Hudson Valley, from beautiful farms to popular hiking trails and more. For this reason, Hudson is often referred to as the “Downtown to the Upstate,” and it was right on the edge of this very downtown, overlooking the Hudson River, that we fell in love with a building. And a vision. Wm Farmer & Sons and the Farmer family was born. At first, owners Kristan & Kirby were just spending weekends visiting the Hudson Valley and Hudson. But as many NYC ex-pats can attest to, one too many visits can tip the scale from weekend delight and discovery into full time, all-out love. In 2013, with a baby on the way, they bought the historic 19th century Front Street building and began a two-year process of renovations in order to make the building what it has become today.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 530 people are saying
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Brandon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary and it was perfect for our special occasion. The staff was exceptional and amiable, the food was outstanding as were the cocktails. I’d like to give a particular shoutout to our host who was wonderfully accommodating.

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LauraP
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and original conceptually: food and ambiance

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Marianne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The French Tuck cocktail and chocolate tart dessert were among the best I've had. Highly recommended.

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EmmaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with my family to celebrate Mother’s Day. We received a warm welcome and the hostess was so friendly! We were seated in the main dining room at a lovely, comfy booth. The lighting and ambiance was so pleasant and the waitstaff very helpful and sweet. The food was delicious and the menu offered a wide range of selections. We got the chicken wings which were so smokey and had the perfect amount of spice. The pasta (rigatoni verde) and country ham selection were favorites of ours. Overall 10/10 experience! Will absolutely be coming back!!!

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AmyB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. The nicest proprietors. I always feel welcome.. and inspired!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Unfortunately I had high expectations for an evening at this restaurant. My friend and I arrived shortly after 8 for an 8:15 dinner reservation inside the restaurant. Upon our arrival we were placed in a room away from the restaurant in what appeared to be a space to pick up coffee and baked goods during the day. It was just off the kitchen and was also part of a service station. It was cold, the music was terribly loud, brightly lit, with one high top table set for 2 in the awkward room setting. This restaurant prides itself of the beautiful space and ambiance it has to enjoy their upscale food. Be aware that a cancellation of reservation fee is applied as well as an automatic 20 percent gratuity on the final bill. One would think asking to have your table moved to seating inside the actual restaurant was a reasonable request. We actually offered to wait for the next available table. It was not accommodated. Knowing we would not find a table elsewhere in Hudson without a reservation at this time of night trapped us in to stay and endure. As much as we tried to make the best of a disappointing situation, we were let down again and again because we were basically sitting in restaurant service Siberia. The waitress was kind, but we waited often for basic service. The food was mediocre at best (don’t order the steak) and we were never served wine with dinner that we had had asked to order. With the high price tag on our bill, it would have been nice to walk out of there feeling satisfied with a true dining experience. (That’s why we chose to eat at a place like this, correct? ) I was told by the hostess it was “The Luck if the Draw” with seating. Instead we walked away with a terrible experience at Wm. Farmer and Sons.

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ChristopherC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fantastic experience. Delicious food, great vibe and felt cared for.

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Pepper
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we go up to Hudson, we always book a table at Wm. Farmer & Sons. While their menu was parred down, because of Covid, it was still delightful. We did not eat in the man restaurant, because of social distance issues, but in the lounge of the hotel. Frankly, I hope they keep this venue going, it was beautiful. The pork chop, steak and trout were cooked to perfection and we were happy that the portions were so large we got to eat it again for lunch the next day! Also, I love that their wine by the glass is actually reasonably priced. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ve been a number of times before. It’s one of our favorites. My fault for not say

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best place ever!!! they served us complimentary champagne for our anniversary and were so attentive, the ambiance and food were both exquisite i could not recommend this place enough!

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vipLizB
New England
45 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Wine options were a bit young (2018/2019), but good selection. A bit surprised when we got the bill and a 20% tip was already included. We would have done something similar, but surprised to see that added in advance.

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TessaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing romantic ambiance and fantastic food. Great service too. Highly recommend !

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PeggyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our birthday dinner!!! We had a little bit of everything and everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above all, the food was excellent. Also great cocktails and fantastic service. Really appreciated how relaxing the entire experience was.

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vipJenN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious, fresh food. Smallish menu, yet plenty of options. Wonderful wines as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! I highly recommend the country ham
Selection!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

After getting past the silly, slightly offensive antics at the front desk, we really enjoyed our evening once we were seated. The food was excellent and the service was super friendly and on point. Delicious cocktails and a menu of the type of food we love to eat. The room is great looking. We look forward to coming back and to the day when we can finally spend time at the bar.

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AmyB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, superb service, great atmosphere, fantastic cocktails and delicious dinner.. what would we do without you? ♥️🙏🏼

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CaraM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was incredible and the ambiance was intimate but lively in a beautiful rustic, old environment. The food was very good and the cocktails were spectacular.

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RobH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was disappointed. It was my girlfriends birthday and I called before and made sure staff knew it was a special occasion and mentioned to seat us at a romantic table. To my dismay they basically sat us in the bar area and made no mention of her birthday until I paid the check and the waitress said Happy Birthday when we were leaving.
Food was good and staff nice , but I was very disappointed.

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DavidB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service all night long. From Start to Finish we can’t recommend this place more for a quaint dinner with exceptional southern inspired food!

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JulesA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a pleasure. The staff are amazing and food delicious. A must visit.

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richardC
London
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is superb. From the decor, the staff, the music, and especially the food and cocktails.

An absolute must!

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MeaghanK
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough what an amazing time we had - the food was spectacular, the atmosphere was great and the staff helped me congratulate my best friend whos engagement we were celebrating - they were so warm and wonderful.

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CindyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Great experience. The ambiance was perfect. Very romantic and cozy. I've eaten there before and fell in love with the restaurant now I've grown to love it more. Food is AMAZING!! The service was wonderful. Thank you Rachel. She remembered us from our previous visit which made it more special. I highly recommend this place.

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vipExcellentvisit
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. I would love to go back. Some of their signature cocktails were just ok, and at $15/drink, that's a little rough. Beautiful atmosphere, and wonderful service.

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vipRebeccaL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The atmosphere is phenomenal. We loved 3 out of the 4 dishes we ordered (country ham plate, bolognese and duck). Cocktails were exceptional. Order the espresso martini with fernet—not on the menu but absolutely a must try.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The food was excellent and the service was very friendly yet professional. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I were in Hudson for the weekend. Decided to go to Wm. Farmer and sons for dinner. Very nice. Food and cocktails were great as was the staff! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is gorgeous. Tables are super spaced out to address the current health concerns, and the place is incredibly well appointed. You feel relaxed from the moment. You walk in. Food is delicious, and there is a good number of good options that Renés to be rare in the current COVID times. Good got intimate / cozy dinners and also caters for groups. Dim lit, but not overly so. Perfect.

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TeeBee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived a little late and they were very accommodating sitting us right away and asking politely to consider the next reservation for our same table in 90 minutes rather than the allotted 2 hrs. Service was superb and the meal one of the best in recent memory. A little surprised the bar didn’t serve Grey Goose.... huh? But no matter. Had a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended

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michaelc
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Worst cut and preparation of steak I’ve ever had- sent it back and received the same poor, undercooked pieces....awful, sub standard $38 entree. DO NOT order the “Tavern Steak”- such an easy plate to prepare- Farmer and Sons totally dropped the ball.

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vipJennyH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Dessert was the best part.

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AmyB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a creative and surprising and delicious menu, friendly staff, beautiful surroundings, great cocktails, .. and meticulous care to uphold social distancing standards... we are devotees of Wm Farmer.. thank you for giving us a chance to celebrate a birthday truly joyously.

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Ryan
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Wm Farmer and Sons. Food was excellent (particularly the pork belly), drinks were great, and the service was very good. Loved the interior of the restaurant and atmosphere. Highly recommend and looking forward to our next visit.

MR
MannyR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience all around. Beautiful environment. Great food and great service

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vipJoseph
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had high expectations on making our reservation to this Restaurant. My wife had the pappardelle and I the tavern burger along with the chicory salad. The salad came out and was fabulous. My wife enjoyed her meal. I ordered the burger medium-well expecting a little pink in the center. It wasn't just pink, but raw. I sent it back and they put the same burger on the grill. By the time it came back, it was still well undercooked and any cheese on it had long sense melted away. This time I told them to start over again. They did, and it was still undercooked, but not so bad that this time it was going to "moo" at me. I felt bad for the waitress. At any time did I ever see a manager? No, of course not. It will be a long time before I go back to this place. The fireplace was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, drinks and food were great. Definitely go again.

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CeleneS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive and super nice. Got everything right.

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KMBB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service including availability, kindness, and flexibility on top of a tasty menu. Very nice leisurely dinner with great staff recommendations on food.

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Wm. Farmer and Sons is rated 4.6 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.