The Farm and Fisherman serves modern American cuisine. It's homey setting is warm and inviting, making it a wonderful spot for date night or eating out with the entire family. Owners Josh & Colleen Lawler offers guests a casual, yet fine dining experience. The Farm and Fisherman creates its dishes using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. A roasted cauliflower salad or grilled Spanish mackerel are tasty starters. Guests can dine on Gulf shrimp pasta, pheasant breast with cheese spaetzle and hubbard squash or smoked sturgeon.
The Farm and Fisherman allows guests to bring their favorite bottle of wine or other beverage to pair with meals. It also welcomes reservations.
We have been The Farm and Fisherman several times and have yet to be disappointed. It is consistently outstanding. Everything is so flavorful and well prepared you can taste each ingredient. The menu is seasonal and interesting always with a surprise. The service was outstanding, never rushed, nicely paced and the server was knowledgable, friendly and helpful.
I cook for the Billion Club in New York. This was an amazing food experience I will go back the next time I am in Phillyg
Celebrated my wife's birthday with a wonderful dinner. Small intimate place.
Creative menu and flawless execution. The sauces were done to perfection. Pheasant ragu on tortellini, and sweet potato soup w/ lamb bacon - excellent.
One diner is vegetarian, and the chef was very accommodating in altering sauces, creating dishes from available sides on the entrees to fit the bill. Menu did contain a few vegetarian dishes as well.
Will definitely go back.
This is a true gem. Just 30 seats or so in converted Pine St house. We did three courses just because everything sounded so good and we wanted to try as much as possible. Items are small enough that it worked. Venison was the best I have ever had--done perfectly. The turnip starter course was surprising...never knew they could be so good. And the poached egg on grits cake was also outstanding. Couldn't recommend too highly. Will definitely go back when seasons change to try new items. Was not too loud at all.
Reminiscent of superb European dining-- small, intimate dining room, dim lighting, delicate portions, FABULOUS FLAVORS! ...and don't forget to bring your own beer or wine pairing.
Some of the best food I have ever had, but do expect anything standard about the dishes served. Wonderful and fresh combinations from 'land and sea,' but you won't find "surf and turf" on the menu. Service was impeccable.
Wonderful at The Farm and the fisherman. My husband is an authority on duck and his was perfect. The salad was wonderful as were the tortellini, hand made in a meat sauce.
Chocolate dessert was very satisfying as well.
Fresh food finely prepared. Great before theater tickets
Everything about the place was pretentious. The food was pretty good, but not great. The service was subpar considering the prices.
I've been searching for a new favorite BYOB restaurant ever since Matyson closed so we gave this guy a shot for date night last week. BYOB - no corkage fee, accepts credit card.
We had a really nice dinner. Service was professional, friendly and not overbearing. She came by to answer our questions, but gave us plenty of time between ourselves for our date.
Although the website did warm they change their menu quite often -- I was still sad to find out the black truffle gnocchi of my dreams was not on the menu. Instead we started out with the mushroom risotto, cauliflower salad and we each had Hake and Arctic Char for our entrees.
The fish were both cooked to perfection. My dish came over a bed of barley and red risotto. The entrees left nothing to be desired, so hats off to the chef. The risotto is to DIE for, get this. Get this. If you like mushrooms, get this. Am I being clear enough? My only wish was that it was in a deeper and bigger plate, because I licked that whole plate up.
Dessert was good but nothing to write home about. Presentation was beautiful.
Based on that experience, I would definitely consider Farm and Fisherman for a return visit, with a bottle or two in hand .
A very unique experience in dining and cuisine. Great atmosphere.
Our new BYOB "Fave" by a long shot.
The food was delicious and farm fresh. Second time I've eaten here, and both times were memorable.
Everything we ate was great. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. The food was plated beautifully. They sell food with a story, very big on where it came from. Most of it seems to be local, which is nice. The staff is happy to go over the menu with and explain all the dishes. They have a very limited menu but it has very interesting and unique items on it. They recommend you order three courses because the portions are very small. So it can really add up to an expensive meal, but not outrageous for the city. It's BYOB which is nice. In a great neighborhood and it's pretty small so that makes it a intimate setting. Good for a date night for sure.
It was an overall wonderful experience. Our server recommended the beet salad as a starter, and it was solid advice. The dining room was cozy, but we felt like we had en
Farm and Fisherman is the finest restaurant I have ever been to. Josh, Colleen and the staff are the best. The creations made are always different and worth my 130 mile drive. Love them!!
F&F is still fabulous... I don't know why I haven't been back in awhile. The food is incredibly prepared, truly a great meal. I miss the chicken dish that is cooked in hay with lavender, but the new chicken dish is great as well. Best part, drinking wine from my own cellar rather than paying 3X markup. Great stemware also appreciated.
Food was average. Nothing bad to say about the service or atmosphere, but I just was not impressed with the food. At the end of the meal, I was surprised it was rated at #26 in the Philly Magazine Top 50.
Our first visit confirmed the rave reviews of the food. Everything was as pleasing to the eye as to the palate. But the service was problematic before we were even seated. We arrived at 5:30pm and were left standing for an extended period of time, even though the restaurant was empty, except for one seated couple. Rather than giving us our choice of seats, we were told that we would have to sit in a cramped section due to "later reservations." It made no sense. Just as we were getting settled, we were invited to move to yet another table. The most disturbing element was after we ordered one salad to share and two entrees, our server informed us, in a disparaging tone, that we had ordered "too light," even though we were getting dessert and coffee. As soon as the dining room filled up, the noise level was very high. For that reason, this eatery would only be good for a romantic dinner if the couple used sign language.
I had not been at the Farm and Fisherman in a while therefore I had not realized what I have been missing. The food is delicate, tasty, innovative and just right.
Food was awesome. My wife said she is going to become an unpaid spokesperson!!
Delicious meal at Farm and Fisherman! Love how everything is created fresh that day. There's always fun and new exciting choices to pick from. Each course was great. Favorites of the night: beet steak, homemade tortellini, custard donuts.
Great menu for sharing. My friend and I split a beet salad and risotto first courses and then enjoyed two tremendous fish mains. Setting is pleasantly intimate although a little noisy. If you go, be sure to bring your own wine.
We had heard good things about Farm and the Fisherman, and our expectations were met if not exceeded. The limited-seating capacity adds to the charm, and we did not feel crowded. The menu is original, with ample selections. The food is fresh and prepared to the customer's liking. The staff is knowledgeable and very enthused about their product. I look forward to returning to this restaurant, and bringing friends. The BYOB advantage is always appreciated.
I have travelled to Phiily from Tampa three time in two months for business and on two occasions I have made it a priority to have dinner at The Farm and Fisherman. The service is spectacular, but the food preparation is the reason to make a visit. The farm to table concept ensures quality ingregdients that can easily accommodate a vegetarian, but the variety of available protein choices, whether it be free range chicken, venison, pork cheeks, or beef, expertly prepared by the chef, make for a spectacular big city dining experience with a small town feel. I can't say enough about the value to be had a the Farm and Firsheman. Please go, you won't be sorry.
The quality and consistency of this place never cease to amaze me. Just as importantly for someone who dines out a lot, the menu is constantly changing to reflect whatever is current and fresh at the market or farm. Even if the main element is the same as on a prior visit, everything else will be different, thus ensuring that every meal will be a bit of an adventure no matter how often you dine there.
Very good food and service. Philly's most phabluous pheasant and phantastic chocolate hazelnut torte.
The Farm and the Fisherman just keeps getting better. First of all, the perfect mouth watering brioche and homemade butter start everything off on a distinctly classy note. I could make a meal out of the brioche alone! Of course, I'm always glad that I didn't and this last visit followed in suit.
I had the tomato soup for my 1st course along with a lovely Mersault. I'm not sure what kind of magic is going on in that kitchen but, WOW! I mean, I have NEVER had tomato soup like this before. So flavorful, with chunks of bacon and a drizzle of pesto, a dollop of Creme fraiche, and something like crispy rice sprinkled on top. Heaven on a spoon!
Next was the pappardelle with pork cheeks. I must say, this dish was perfectly paired with a 2011 Caymus Cabernet. Brings new meaning to the expression " melts in your mouth".
My 3rd course was pheasant because, of course! I returned to the Mersault too to catch all of the subtle nuances of the pheasant. Plump, juicy, delicious, such a treat!
I'd also like to mention the impeccable service. Such a tiny restaurant and quite busy for a Wednesday evening. It was quite warm in there! But our server kept our wines at the perfect temperature and the evening flowed beautifully.
The Farm and the Fisherman is what dining is meant to be! Can't wait for my next visit!
VERY SMALL, NOISE LEVEL JUST A BIT TOO LOUD BUT NOT ENOUGH TO STIFLE CONVERSATION. VERY FEW WAIT STAFF AND HAD TO FLAG DOWN THE BUSY WAITRESS TO GET OUR WINE REFILLED.
IN GENERAL SHE WAS KNOWLEGEDAGBLE AND FRIENDLY
With the loss of our favored pre-Walnut BYOB, Kanella's, we walked the extra distance and were not disappointed in our meal at Farm and Fisherman. Everything fresh, prompt and friendly service. Small menu, but everything perfectly done. Noise level ok when we arrived but got a bit intense as the restaurant filled. Return trip guaranteed.
As always, the chef and the staff were exceptional! Highlights were the roasted Jersey tomato soup, bacon wrapped Pocono trout & the salted Carmel napoleon.
Best meal I've had in the past 10-15 years. Honestly every bite was heaven.
I enjoyed the meal and the people were really nice. I think a special place and a very good value. I would go back again.
We loved everything about our dinner. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the food was perfectly prepared. Everything we ate was delicious. Compliments to the chef!
Great and original dishes, excellent quality and oustanding service. Also, is BYOB.
I picked this restaurant for my friend's 50th birthday celebration. From start to finish the level of service and attention to detail was exceptional...(I called to see if I could drop of my wine in advance to be chilled etc. and they executed each of the (3) bottles perfectly with each course). The food was mouth watering, creative, gorgeous and multi layers of flavor in each bite. The price for this experience was amazingly affordable...if you have not tried yet you must!
FOOD AND SERVICE WERE JUST THE BEST. CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.
Every dish looks great and tastes even better...this is the best food in Philly.
Wonderful food, attentive service. Would go back in a heartbeat.
This is the second time I have tried this place - and it just gets better. I was delighted to get in for dinner mid week. Love the fact that this is BYOB - the focus is most definately on the food. I could have had some of the appetizers twice!
We went to this restaurant for our anniversary dinner. From start to finish the meal was amazing. The service was fantasting and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. We loved the farm to table menu. Our waitress was friendly and everything she recommended from the menu did not disappoint. I would highly recommend checking out this fantastic restaurant.
Have been to this restaurant many times and it has never disappointed. The creativity o f the food, excellent service and having the opportunity to bring my own wine makes this one of Philadelphia's very best restaurants. I look forward to my next dinner at this restaurant.