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Friend of a Farmer

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77 Irving Place, New York City, NY 10003-2203 (East 19th Street)
+1 212-477-2188
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a Friday during Lent. The fish special, Snapper with Chipotle was excellent. So was the fried oyster appetizer (didn't know that I like creamed kale). The decor is inviting, reminiscent of my childhood in Vermont, but VERY dark. I did find it a bit cramped, but the wait staff made up for any loss of privacy. The staff... More 

Thank Douglas W
Long Island
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently dined at "Friend of a Farmer" for the second time. As my title implies, it is a very noisy environment, so if you want to combine a meaningful conversation, while you eat your dinner, I would look for another venue. In spite of this, the restaurant appears to be very popular, as reservations are mandatory, if you want... More 

Thank Tardo
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were five of us here for dinner and we were, I am sure, seated at a round table that should only have been for four. It was cramped and we were also very close to the other tables upstairs, where it is hot and it is noisy. But, we had a great evening here, with really good food presented... More 

Thank Jordan1964
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The omelettes and cheddar biscuits were really good, however we really couldn't enjoy the meal because of the cramped quarters. We were placed upstairs, which seemed to me like a fire trap. It was so crowded and so uncomfortable. The hostess was quite rude as well. Could it be that we were older than the usual crowd ? Two young... More 

Thank NativeNewYorker18
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pancakes were to die for and we will visit again next time we are in NY!! The table service was great, very attentive and earned every cent of their tip. The food and drink were delicious.

Thank James W
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last evening I visited this venue for the fourth time.. It is special. The atmosphere feels like a new england inn.. the cornbread a delight The oyster and shrimp small plates were wonderful The salad excellent The apple pie desert unbeliveable The service great A little pricely for a local place... but worth it once in a while

Thank rimrob
Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous setting - feels like eating in a Vermont Inn in the middle of Manhattan! Quiet street. Food was delicious... omelets served in the same cast iron skillet they are cooked in... beautifully carmelized on the bottom and fluffy throughout. French press coffee - amazing - ground fresh daily.

Thank lroste
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Really enjoyed my visit here - the menu is good wholesome food. I had the turkey which was really delicious! The cocktails were great too. The decor is very old fashioned but this adds to the whole ambience.

Thank HelenaWL
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

This little restaurant is an oasis in NYC. You step inside and you're immediately absorbed by the atmosphere, decor and gracious staff. Baskets of produce line the stairs and a series of small dining areas make for a unique experience. The food is excellent and the service very good. I ate the Herb Crusted Cod with sauteed spinach and Cannellini... More 

Thank whicheall08
birmingham uk
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017

Absolutely great, we had brunch and it was simply fantastic, from the small apple cake when you sat down, to the quality of service. The omlettes were brilliant. Highly recommend.

Thank oscardogBirminghamUk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $32
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Irving Place, New York City, NY 10003-2203
    (East 19th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R & W trains to 14th Street-Union Square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-477-2188
Fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. A cozy, farm-house environment with welcoming staff, gives way to a unique NYC experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?