Wm. Farmer and Sons

4.7
507 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 507 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
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
4 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
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
1 review
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
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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
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
1 review
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
1 review
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
6 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
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
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Dessert was the best part.

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AmyB
Los Angeles
5 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.

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

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

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Joseph
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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Ethan
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had a wonderful time celebrating her birthday. The service was amazing. The cocktails were perfect and the food was delicious. We are definitely looking forward to our next meal here!

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NSIM
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

While we thought the service, ambiance, and cocktails were great, the food was just ok. We had some oysters, the tomato soup, snail lasagna, tavern steak, and the pork belly. None of the dishes stood out unfortunately. Overall, the quality and taste of the food felt lacking for the price.

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CindyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While visiting Hudson we chose to dine at this restaurant, which had great reviews. The staff was great and attentive. The food was mediocre at best. My husband ordered a steak. For the price it should have melted in his mouth, which didn’t happen. I ordered the tomato soup which was a poor consistency...Very thick. I also ordered the Cauliflower which was billed as a main course. Unfortunately it was laden with cheese and very bland. We probably won’t be back.

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GrayRider
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This highly rated restaurant lives up to its reputation. Visited on a recent Saturday night, and I assume due to COVID, we were told we would be dining inside their Inn a block away. Pleasantly surprised, as I think the cozy colonial style dining room, adjacent to a modern "cooking show-type" kitchen was a nice mix of the old and new. Same menu, as food runners literally lived up to their names running between the building in single-degree temperatures, though the hot items were still in fact hot. Menu same as in main building, and I thought entrees pretty reasonable in price ($16 - $26), as were the appetizers ($13-$15.) (Compared with NYC-area prices.) Menu not overly extensive, but enough choices for everyone. My wife had the fresh oysters to start, with a main course of Snail Lasagna (portion small, but fine for her, waitress did inform us before.) Cajun "Boudin Balls" and Chicken Thigh Nuggets were quite large in size, too large for me. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Very impressed with everything!

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Nicole
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had such a perfect dinner to celebrate my anniversary here! The staff came out with complimentary champagne minutes after we were seated and were so helpful, kind and attentive. They went out of their way to make our night so special and memorable! Would go back and recommend to anyone visiting Hudson.

The cookie skillet ice cream dessert was amazing!

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MiliC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. We accidentally left our credit card upon paying and they made sure to call us immediately and meet the day after to give it back. Fantastic staff, great atmosphere, try their steak:)

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LauraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It IS Covid, so the ambience is mellow at the moment, which was nice for our gathering of four. Drinks decent. Food delicious. Service & atmosphere lovely that night. It's an "outing" experience that made our night.

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AyanaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food(tempura squash!!!!!) and the pork belly dish. Truly gracious service. Great ambience. Lovely place.

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vipMLR16
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

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KevinM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We ate in the Merchant House, which felt a bit like a private home dining room. So the ambiance was lacking, but I get it since we’re living in unusual times. The service was great, friendly and helpful staff. The food was good and the prices were okay. All in all we had a nice meal, but we’d expected a bit better atmosphere.

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded on January 23, 2021

Kevin, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. While the cocktails and food remain the same, we agree The Merchant House does not offer the same atmosphere experienced in the main dining room. We have worked very hard to create an additional space in order to meet demand and comply with restrictions while creating a new atmosphere guests may enjoy. Stay safe.

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RolandoC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for The moment that we are living , The service was excellent and The quality Of The food very good .

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded on January 23, 2021

Rolando, thank your thoughtful response! Stay safe, bud!

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LindsayW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend I was with is a foodie and said he will forever trust my judgement because it was the best pork belly he has ever tasted in his entire life. I am far from a foodie and thought the burger was amazing. We were seated in front of a beautiful fireplace and in general the setting was unbelievable.
The service was incredible.

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded on January 23, 2021

Thank you, Lindsay! :)

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Rooster
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In red atmosphere, service and the food was outstanding!

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vipJMAC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We go to this place very often.
Tonight, however, was a grave disappointment.
Drinks were great, per usual.
But times are tough and so was the steak.
The dessert was so bad we had to send it back.
Hope this is a temporary condition.

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded on January 23, 2021

Jeffrey, thank you for your feedback. Your disappointment does not sit well with our team and we hope you allow us the opportunity to make up for this not-so-great experience.

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Wm. Farmer and Sons is rated 4.7 stars by 507 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.