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Friend of a Farmer

77 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2203
+1 212-477-2188
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (94 reviews)
“gramercy park” (21 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 Irving Pl, New York City, NY 10003-2203
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Reviewed 5 days ago

First stop after checking at at the W Union Square, great brunch food, nice warm atmosphere of a country cottage. Ate by the fireplace on the second floor. We ordered three different omelets and all were delicious. Great french press coffee too. Nice, attentive staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Patrick_Lana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast at 8:30 on a Sunday morning. So nice that they open early! We had eggs florentine and salmon Benedict . Both were good -on homemade corn biscuit with decent hollandaise sauce. Service was quick and friendly. We loved the farmhouse decor.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tripsgaloreandmore
Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is like walking into a someones farm house. The say it is "made of warmth and wood" and they have that spot on. We can placed somewhere far away, in the loft, and clearly every inch of this house was taken. The tables were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jan_van_Londen_96
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Worth seeking out at the far end of Irving Place ( near Union Square). It is snug but cozy with outdoor seating on warm days and a working fireplace on cold nights. The food is farm to table. Food is both creative and fresh. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jerry S
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Food was really delicious so we were enjoying ourselves... until our waiter, Harrison, disappeared midway through our meal. We got the host's attention...he acknowledged us but didn't go find him. I had to get up, go to the front, find a woman, asked her where...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Luke V
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The food was so good. We had two different pies and both were delicious. It was food that you never wanted to end and we've recommended to all our friends. It's homely décor and is very relaxing inside and the staff are super polite.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lee_G_UK
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

In a quiet part of the city, Friend is a darkish, oldish, creekidity, tightish eatery that has a twist on the usual neighborhood eatery fare. You feel very at ease here. There many small rooms on the street level and upstairs. While the tables may...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Track1089
Reviewed October 7, 2018

For thirty years, Friend of a Farmer has continued to be a family owned business offering some of the freshest locally grown food you will find in NYC. The ambiance is similar to a country inn found in update New York, but here it is,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank theotherme_20_15
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food. Very fresh. I Had the salmon and it was “Melt in your mouth good.” Others had the short ribs and the filet Mignon. All Dishes were delicious. The farmhouse DECOR was a plus as you felt like you were dining in a country...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mike1indy
Reviewed September 18, 2018

We've gone to this restaurant a few times while in NYC, but for breakfast only. The food is good but there's a lot of butter....Portion sizes were decent. For dinner though, while food is good, prices are expensive and portions are very small...

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank mrenner625
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Questions & Answers
January 24, 2018|
Response from jennifermarym | Reviewed this property |
The menu changes in the evening and I wound suggest making a reservation. Hope this helps!
Judy E
April 24, 2016|
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Response from Lesley D | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe it was open all day and there are subway stops nearby but check the times because as a holiday I think it was a slightly reduced service
November 22, 2015|
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Response from Opher L | Reviewed this property |
I called the restaurant. They said they will be open Christmas day, serving Breakfast/brunch menu. They do not take reservations for brunch, so there may be a wait, though I never went there on Christmas and do not know if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Irving Pl, 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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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