I hadn’t been to Friend of the Farmer in years. Neither had my friend. We both avoided their long lines on weekends.

This weeknight, I wanted a burger and fries before leaving the country for a couple of weeks. We made a res and headed over, being seated upstairs in a spacious room.

The moist cornbread topped with fruit as an amuse bouche was worth the trip! So was the grass-fed burger topped with sauteed onions, bacon, tomato and chipotle aioli ($18). It came with fresh arugula and crispy fries. Perfection.

We also shared a bottle of Koha, Sauvignon Blanc ($54, Marlboro, New Zealand) and a platter of local country cheeses ($18) with honey, fresh walnuts and some fig chutney so good that it had us lickin’ our fingers. I recommend.

And, I do recommend the Friend of a Farmer, just not on weekends unless you don’t mind waiting!

Friend of a Farmer
77 Irving Place
NY 10003
(212) 477-2188
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