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.
My husband and I were fortunate to dine at the Philadelphia Farm and Fisherman before it shut it's doors. The restaurant's intimate setting and the well thought out seasonal menu contributed to a marvelous dining experience. We wait with anticipation for the next Josh Lawler small restaurant creation. This chef truly has a gift.
Another fantastic experience at Farm and Fisherman. The late dinner was amazing, as was the service and the ambiance. I love the ever-changing menu, but some of the perennial dishes are absolutely favorites, especially the beet steak!
From being greeted at the door, to my final cup of coffee, F&F byob was always great. Besides being committed to buying fresh and local, the menu has perfectly executed dishes. The noise level--unlike almost everywhere you may go--is acceptable: you may have a conversation with your guests normally, and you really can't intrude on others' conversations. I can't say enough about F&F byob.
we were so lucky to have been able to dine there before they close their doors this Sunday to focus on their other resturants! The food was fabulous and the service could not have been better...hats off to the chef and his wife who manages the front.
As always, The Farm and Fisherman was excellent. So very sad to see them closing.
Everything was fabulous as usual. Heartbroken they are closing.
The food was beyond wonderful and the staff was terrific. We're so sad that they are closing, but will certainly find them wherever their new location turns out to be.
Love this restaurant. Each course is more delicious than the last. So sorry the restaurant is closing.
Always a wonderful meal and the menu is always an unexpected treat. As our serve said when asked if there are any specials? ..."Everything on the menu is special!"
So glad I was able to eat at The Farm and Fisherman before it closes! I took my boyfriend there for his birthday last night and it was by far our favorite farm to table restaurant in Philly.
We shared the Bloody Beet Steak for starters - very flavorful and juicy! Just a heads up this is a beet and not an actual steak :)
I got the asparagus risotto for a second course which was super rich and creamy. Then I had the chicken for my main course. The meat was super fresh and moist but I wasn't loving the cheese spätzle that it was prepared with.
We had 5 total dishes for only $100 which I think is a tremendous value for the high quality and size of the meals. And it's a BYOB so you can save money on booze!
Our experience was beautiful and a great experience, food & service was out of this world
Everything we had was wonderful. Beautiful ingredients, lovely mix of flavors, very nice presentation. Service and staff accommodating. Great Dining Room.
No better way to spend our anniversary than with our dear friends Colleen and Josh Lawler!
We dined here on a Saturday evening at 5 before orchestra. We were first in, but the place quickly filled over the next hour and we can understand why. Everything was fresh, seasonal, and a visual and culinary delight. Spring soup, asparagus risotto and fresh Pollock in a lobster sauce. The homemade warm Parkerhouse rolls served as our dessert. The service was attentive, good natured, and welcoming. Was our first time here and we will surely return.
We loved this cozy little restaurant with great service and delicious dishes. We ordered two fish dishes as mains which were absolutely fantastic. They did take a while to come out, but that was no big deal since the atmosphere was so nice. I'd go back again the next time I'm in Philadelphia!
Food was amazing, get there before it closes.
Truly fantastic. The menu is small and simple, with clear influences from whatever produce looked good to the chef...Ramps and asparagus made a solid appearance during my visit. Dining alone, I found that the portions were just right to ALMOST get through all 3 courses...and then I willed myself to make room for the cheese finale. Don't regret for a minute, even though I was super sad to see my unfinished chicken entree walk alway. (Hotel life: Full of small tragedies.)
TL; dr: EAT HERE
I have been here numerous times. Following the first review by Laban to the last weeks it was open. Always great, always impressive. Great service, wonderful room, and its a BYOB with reasonably price meals.
Confident food, that doesn't feel the need to show off. The service is always great, and its cozy. Still, the portions could be bigger.
The food and the service were both outstanding.