Wm. Farmer and Sons

4.5
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324 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Hudson, NY serves as a commercial center to many burgeoning restaurateurs, musicians, artists and shop owners. But it's also surrounded by the bounty of the Hudson Valley, from beautiful farms to popular hiking trails and more. For this reason, Hudson is often referred to as the “Downtown to the Upstate,” and it was right on the edge of this very downtown, overlooking the Hudson River, that we fell in love with a building. And a vision. Wm Farmer & Sons and the Farmer family was born. At first, owners Kristan & Kirby were just spending weekends visiting the Hudson Valley and Hudson. But as many NYC ex-pats can attest to, one too many visits can tip the scale from weekend delight and discovery into full time, all-out love. In 2013, with a baby on the way, they bought the historic 19th century Front Street building and began a two-year process of renovations in order to make the building what it has become today.
What 324 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had the most delicious meal in the most romantic atmosphere at Wm. Farmer and Sons. We were shown to a quiet corner table and the staff were all so polite, knowledgeable and friendly. Our meals were beautifully prepared and presented. We certainly hope to return soon.

YL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great little restaurant with good farm to table options

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best in Hudson! We come here every time!

VC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food absolutely incredible. The bone marrow and snails tasted like heaven, chicory salad was great and the steak was perfect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous!

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Everything was great...
Only wish I could substitute the cottage fries with mashed potatoes or baked potato.

M
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A true gem, highly recommend! Absolutely order something off the cocktail list

MC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner in Hudson as part of a day trip from manhattan! Our party enjoyed the duck confit and great wine selection. Be sure to make a reservation

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been here often, but Friday was the best ever. The hamachi appetizer was spectacular. The lemon dessert was memorable — keep it on the menu!

The duck confit was good, though a bit greasy for my taste (my own fault — that’s what confit is). Lovely server, good drinks. I will be back very soon.

s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved it! Everything was delicious and we will be talking about it for months. In particular, the octopus pot pie (!)

N
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Terrible atmosphere, rude waiter and sub par food at a high price.

DK
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I loved everything about dinner here, except that despite making our reservation about a month in advance, I was seated almost directly across from the brightly lit steps that led into the kitchen. The place is so beautifully decorated and the ambiance is so lovely that having these bright lights and ugly lockers in my view took away from it somewhat. I should have thought to ask for a different table upon arrival, but the jarring brightness and ugliness didn't occur to me until it seemed too late.
Food was excellent and so was the service.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Bartenders are masters of their domain. Keep the burger on the menu 24/7!

PC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This place is gorgeous but the food is pretty esoteric and the prices are quite high.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

33rd anniversary. Treated us like royalty.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! We were able to have lively conversations to make the evening fun.

b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must go in Hudson! I have been coming here for my birthday dinners and it NEVER disappoints.
The staff is AMAZING!!!!! The food is EXCEPTIONAL!

BK
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience was classy, the service was on point, and the food was incredible! Recommend the hot dipped chicken - the glaze was so delicious.

S
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Went for brunch. It was good.

EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't wait to go back for the family style chicken!

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Food, service, atmosphere, everything. Highly recommended and look forward to dining there again!

DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Horrible- plastic and paper tableware ridiculous

LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Although the food was fine, nothing special, the service was horrendous! Coffee came out ice cold, French fries ice cold...we complained and then the waitress refused to service our table and would send other people out to us. There was no compensation for cold food or terrible service. Food was fine but overpriced.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fabulous!!!

RL
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

This place is a money making machine and you, as the diner, are nothing more than a means to that end. I was suspicious when the host staff all greeted us with earpieces-- which proved to be indicative of the operation they are running (nothing "farm to table about this place). When they couldn't push appetizers on us they rushed the entrees (which they dishonestly told us would take 45 minutes when they were pushing the apps). The food honestly was good -- the noise horrendous. I would never go back and can not recommend it, I have no doubt the weekend Manhattanites who patronize this place will continue to do so. Overall surely disappointing.

M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The catfish nuggets are amazing and quite a lot. The food is better than the menu reads. It’s a must go to

JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Menu has gone from eclectic to bizarre.......octopus pot pie?.......lamb neck stroganoff?.......lentil stew for $32? The oysters are fine, the drinks are nice, stay at the bar and you’ll be happy.

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the ‘Native New Yorker’ cocktail to the magical lemon dessert, my partner and I enjoyed every moment of our evening meal. The staff are attentive but never fawning, the room has a particular warmth, and the cooking is exceptional. I’d definitely book for another visit to Hudson.

S
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a treat for foodies, with excellent cocktails and a well chosen wine list. Staff are friendly and give accurate descriptions of dishes. The menu is imaginative and favors fresh ingredients in imaginative combinations. The dining room and bar reflect the historical bones of the building, updated for modern tastes. The warm natural tones used in the decor make a comfortable setting for an excellent meal.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating new job

AG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Lovely selection of hams from different farms! Server/restaurant were unwilling to substitute a side for my husband who has some dietary restrictions, even though we offered to pay for it. Hamburger was off menu—and was a bit dried out. A lot of tables are close together—something we did not expect upon leaving NYC.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovey time! We had the loup de mer and the luck and money- both delicious!

O
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great neighborhood find with an amazing atmosphere, cocktail and food menu.

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

loved this place! would like to see a fresh fish (not seafood) as an option.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Would recommend this for drinks and a cocktail but the food is overpriced for what you receive.Had the Cobb salad which consisted of a lot of romaine and a few toppings Not impressed. And was our second time there to give it another try. Most likely will not return

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love to bring friends when they are visiting Hudson .
Great food , beautiful decor and friendly staff .

GM
New England
19 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wm. Farmer offered an outstanding Southern influenced menu in the North Country and the food totally delivered on the promise. Our server, and I realize that he doesn't serve everyone, was also outstanding.

If you are jaded by the standard fare offered in most upstate NY and New England restaurants, try the Farmer. You won't be disappointed.

LD
Tucson
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant! The food was spectacular and beautifully served.

DK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Liked this place. We are in our late 50s, and we were definitely the oldest diners. Although I should add we had an 8:45 PM reservation and maybe our peer group had eaten earlier. But having a younger vibe definitely made the place better. Only issue we had was wait staff AFTER we were served dinner. Our waitress was very nice, answered all my wife's questions. Drink and food came out perfect, but then she disappeared. Never asked if I wanted another glass of wine, and we waited a solid 20 minutes after finishing dinner before our plates were taken. Had to wait another 15 minutes before we were asked about coffee/dessert, and when I finally got her attention to get the check she came back with the credit card slip and didn't leave me a pen to fill in the tip amount and sign - and yes, it took 10 minutes to get the pen. Didn't let it really bother me, but it was too obvious not to say something here. Overall, I would go back.

k
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

We were in Hudson Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We found our table to be tight and we were too close to the people next to us. While the server did bring a champagne for our anniversary and the service was great… My husband‘s double ham selection looked like an appetizer. It was surely not enough food for dinner. I had the octopus pot pie and it was excellent however the puff pastry was separate from the rest of the meal and I found it difficult to consume. I would have preferred the puff pastry be baked onto the crock that the food came in. All in all we felt cramped and a bit rushed.