Wm. Farmer and Sons

4.6
480 reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 480 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMLR16
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

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KevinM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We ate in the Merchant House, which felt a bit like a private home dining room. So the ambiance was lacking, but I get it since we’re living in unusual times. The service was great, friendly and helpful staff. The food was good and the prices were okay. All in all we had a nice meal, but we’d expected a bit better atmosphere.

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded 4 days ago

Kevin, thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. While the cocktails and food remain the same, we agree The Merchant House does not offer the same atmosphere experienced in the main dining room. We have worked very hard to create an additional space in order to meet demand and comply with restrictions while creating a new atmosphere guests may enjoy. Stay safe.

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RolandoC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for The moment that we are living , The service was excellent and The quality Of The food very good .

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded 4 days ago

Rolando, thank your thoughtful response! Stay safe, bud!

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LindsayW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend I was with is a foodie and said he will forever trust my judgement because it was the best pork belly he has ever tasted in his entire life. I am far from a foodie and thought the burger was amazing. We were seated in front of a beautiful fireplace and in general the setting was unbelievable.
The service was incredible.

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Lindsay! :)

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Rooster
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In red atmosphere, service and the food was outstanding!

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vipJMAC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

We go to this place very often.
Tonight, however, was a grave disappointment.
Drinks were great, per usual.
But times are tough and so was the steak.
The dessert was so bad we had to send it back.
Hope this is a temporary condition.

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded 4 days ago

Jeffrey, thank you for your feedback. Your disappointment does not sit well with our team and we hope you allow us the opportunity to make up for this not-so-great experience.

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HudVisit
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately we did not have a great visit. The ambiance was lovely and the service was good, but the food really underperformed for us and was pretty overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food.

KB
vipKatB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Visiting Hudson this is always one of my favorite home away from home experiences.

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LeslieA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Food was a bit pricy. Poke bowl was fantastic; cauliflower dish not so much.

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JoselynP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff knew exactly how to advise us when we had menu questions. All the food and wine was phenomenal. Ambience was great for date night.

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vipstategogreen
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

will never go back. No where, even nyc, London, Paris do you get charged 34 for a martini. Note the shock when bill cam for three martinis at 122 in total with tip.
No warning. Not on menu.
When speaking with the manager on duty, Corey smith was basically unapologetic as stated that is what management prices drinks.
This is unacceptable customer service. All should be warned. Go down the street to the maker where the drinks are terrific and under 20. $34 for a Martini maybe at the Ritz in Paris.
I feel robbed.
Do not come to this place.

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vipUnhappyPatron
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The server asked me if I was not a fan of the burger I ordered. I said "no" and she walked away. I was disappointed that she did not seem interested in finding out why I was unhappy with the meal so they can address it for future orders. She had a dismissive attitude which was disappointing as she saw I only had one bite of the burger.

Let us talk about the burger. It came semi-warm. It probably was sitting for a while. My friend did took some time finishing his appetizers so we figured they waited to serve the main courses after he finishes. (The other dishes were poke bowls and one pork belly dish probably got cooked after the burger since the burger was a simple dish.) In fairness to the restaurant, it came as described - burger, cheese and some cooked onion. Nothing else. I asked if I can have it without the bun and just some lettuce and the answer was no. They do not make substitutions nor did they offer anything else with it.

I paid for the burger in full and really did not mind given where we are in the pandemic. The dismissive attitude bothered me and I was upset I had to go back to the hotel hungry. Thanks to the fries and my leftover dish from the night before from another restaurant close by gave me some relief.

Too bad since this place was highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place. Probably the nicest ambiance and service in Hudson. Chef Kirby takes great pride in the quality of his food and has a great staff. And the oysters - the freshest around and properly shucked. Highly recommended

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AllanC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat their burger. Perfectly cooked to rare as ordered.

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niberica
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant with delicious twists on traditional dishes.

The Steelhead Trout Poke was by far my favorite! I tasted a bit of my friend's Wood-Grilled Swordfish Steak and it was deelish!!!

Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! From the moment we walked in the door, we were greeted with a warm presence. The host called me by name and informed us of what protocols they had in place due to Covid. We felt well informed. We ordered oysters, OMG don’t skip them! Cauliflower gratin and rigatoni Bolognese with homemade ricotta cheese, YUM!

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vipElizabethS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant but terrible food. The Swordfish was a rubbery overcooked extremely unappetizing dish. Had to send it back. Then I ordered the cauliflower gratin which was a heavy greasy lump, Really more of a thanksgiving side dish than a $27 entree.

Maybe I ordered all the wrong things. But it was terrible.

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Unsatisfied
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We visited Hudson for the first time this weekend and made a reservation at Farmer and Sons— the restaurant, itself, was beautiful and trendy and tastefully decorated for the holiday. However, as soon as we checked in, we we told our reservation was “in the other building.” We were promptly taken outside and up a block to sit in the lobby of their hotel, which had been converted into a dining area during COVID. Music was odd, ambience was weird since we were alone with no hustle and bustle of other customers...Just odd. Food was okay but overpriced for what it was. We wouldn’t return.

Wm. Farmer and Sons
Responded on 16 December 2020

In the current climate, there are several factors lending to guest experience and we are working hard to make sure all bases are covered. We regret that you feel we are not exceeding in this manner. Current seating capacity limits require us to get creative in order to keep our staff employed while maintaining safety. We do feel the space is charming and has a nice ambiance while also a safe atmosphere for more guests to enjoy our great service alongside fresh dishes and stellar craft cocktails.

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Diane
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food and menu were uninspired and a bit overpriced. Wagyu steak seemed more like a skirt steak from the grocery store.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service with knowledgeable and kind approach. Innovative cuisine with fresh ingredients. A definitive 5/5.

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RobinN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant was great
Food was delicious, service was friendly and the ambiance was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Rustic dining with unique cocktails

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Stephen
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a fancy cocktail and nice meal. Nice to have another dining area around the corner, so that we could be socially distanced and yet still have an dinner out.

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MatthewS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, atmosphere, and bar! All staff were extremely conscientious of our contentment and we strongly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to return.

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JUSTINK
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room, extremely polite and attentive service, great food and drinks (Gin & Sin is a notably excellent concoction, oysters we had were as good as any I’ve had in a while), will be back as soon as we’re in town again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! All around 5 stars.

CJ
vipCJMNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed my experience dining with friends. Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always like going back ! Even though the vibe was different bc of covid it’s a great place to go in Hudson

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RobertS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Seems that the service was poorly executed. The servers were consistently reactive rather than proactive and we felt like we weren’t being taken care of.

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vipWendyBee
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening out in Hudson.

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MaryC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal. The chicken dish was incredible. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always such a pleasure when dining at WM Farmer. My fiancé have been going there pretty regularly for about 3 years now and have NEVER had a bad experience. The service and food are always exceptional. They always have GREAT cocktails. The bartenders are very talented.

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Rocketman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant did a great job to make sure you felt safe and well distanced. Food was excellent as was the atmosphere. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

This is during Covid and the vibe that is normally wonderful felt cold and off.

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vipAleksV
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and very creative, with an obvious focus on the ingredients. Wine and cocktails were great. Attentive service, but not overbearing. Beautiful dinning room. Definitely coming back here again.

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Noorr
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner with a few friends. The Servers were very courteous and efficient. The oysters were fresh and worth travelling for. The limited Farm to Table menu provided sufficient alternatives for our vegetarian friends as well as the more traditional diners in our group. Every item on the menu was exceptional! The beverage selection included many exotic choices as well as the standard mixes. The Mixologists behind the bar were very knowledgeable and willing to suggest libations which might suit your palate. Many people said that they stop in for the bar selections after a busy day.
We all left with the feeling that it was time well spent. We will soon return to Wm Farmer and Sons.

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ErinW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were great, and the atmosphere was comfortable and inviting with a lovely fire burning near our table. Overall great experience!

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vipbklynfoodie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We ate in the outside area which works well for social distancing

FAQs

Wm. Farmer and Sons is rated 4.6 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.