Photos: Friend of a Farmer
Friend of a Farmer, known for its seasonal American fare, now has a second restaurant spearheaded by the founding couple’s three children - Taylor, Weston, and Rose. Together, they are offering new takes on classic comfort dishes that have been a mainstay for the Morabito family since the original restaurant opened in 1986.
With an emphasis on sustainability, the menu features wild caught fish, locally grown produce, and meats from New Jersey’s Fossil Farms. Appetizers include a Country Cheese Board, Local Fried Oysters, Parmesan Herb Crusted Shrimp, and Avocado Tartare served with citrus pita chips. Vegetable forward dishes include a Harvest Crostini with roasted butternut squash, whipped feta, honey and fig chutney.
Quintessential Friend of a Farmer entrees can be found like the Old-Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie; Ranch Hand Shepherd's Pie; and Short Rib served on turnip and carrot puree with kale in a port wine demi-glace. For something lighter try Salmon served with cauliflower purée, shallots and brussels sprouts. Desserts bring a freshly-baked Rustic Apple Pie and Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet, among others.
All of the liquor is also sourced locally, with varieties of vodka, whiskey, tequila, and rum distilled in New York, as well as locally brewed beers and an extensive wine list.
The space lined with floral tapestry centers around a two-sided fireplace. Antiques collected by the Morabito family adding to the rustic charm. Friend of a Farmer is located at 68 West 71st Street in Manhattan. For more information, visit www.friendofafarmer.com.