• Gentleman Farmer

  • American Traditional French $22-$32
  • 40 Rivington St.
    New York, NY 10002
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone: 212-677-2172
Away from the frenetic weekend scene on Ludlow Street, tucked away behind a sliver of storefront, is a quiet nook where a hushed dinner conversation isn’t impossible. From a miniature galley kitchen come large plates of slightly tweaked French fare. Is there tartare? Yes, but it’s bison, not beef. Will there be escargot? Sort of—they come curried. Nothing on the menu strays too far from the beaten Provencal path. Chef and proprietor Karim Nounouh, trained in the north of France, is not posing a challenge to nearby wd~50’s mind-bending gastro-science experiments. Instead, plates are heaped with straightforward pleasures like a portion of flaky seared codfish. There are some lilts and trills as well—a medallion of seared foie gras is festooned with microgreens and flanked by figs and two incredibly supple scallops. Invoking the theme of farmers tilling the land for pleasure, the menu’s locally sourced meats and produce change with the seasons. The wine list does the same. The look is French-farmhouse-lite: Muted colors and a few copper pots are decoration enough. Along the wall run slate-gray velvet banquettes behind a neat row of chunky chopping block tables made of antique floorboards. Look up to a ceiling of reclaimed wood and you might get the sense of dining in a most delightful barn in the French countryside.
  • Hours

    Sun-Thu, 6pm-10:30pm Fri-Sat, 6pm-midnight

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Take-Out Private Dining/Party Space Online Reservation

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

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