Peasant

★★★★☆
  • 194 Elizabeth St

    New York, NY 10012

    Cross street: nr. Spring St.

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  • 212-965-9511

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I have had the privilege of discovering this little jewel of a pizzeria. The price tags are great for delivery or have-out. The pizza top quality is pretty good given the small price range busting prices. I would highly recommend this

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★★★★★

I have had the privilege of discovering this little jewel of a pizzeria. The price tags are great for delivery or have-out. The pizza top quality is pretty good given the small price range busting prices. I would highly recommend this

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I remember vividly my time at peasant....or was it my second time? Either way, everytime I go it is always extremely intimate...its like a wine cave, small but never gets too mobbed, cool clientele, decent food, and amazing italian wine by

3
★★★★★

I remember vividly my time at peasant....or was it my second time? Either way, everytime I go it is always extremely intimate...its like a wine cave, small but never gets too mobbed, cool clientele, decent food, and amazing italian wine by

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Go eat somewhere else and get there for wine and cheese.
I do like d

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★★★★★

Go eat somewhere else and get there for wine and cheese.
I do like d

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i guess 10 years is more than enough... i have taken customers to new york city restaurants for more than 20 years and have never been treated this poorly. the host with the ugly,cheap looking sweater and glasses was condescending and rude and the "general manager" with the australian accent was equally disappointing. my wife called to ask if our reservation would be held, as we were having a drink 2 doors down, and they said sure,come by 7. as we arrived at 655 we were told that our table had been given away and they would try to accommodate us downstairs. the attitude of rudeness was beyond compare. now, downstairs is very nice and actually quite desirable but, the waiter also had the same attitude. he couldn't really remember the specials and described nothing with his broken english...as for the food- my wife thought the tuna was from a can, as did i. for tuna salad, it certainly wasn't "sushi grade" as it was dry and brown. might as well have said "starkist" on the side...the lamb was raw and somewhat tasteless, the steak was overcooked and bland,etc,etc,etc...except for tourists and wannabe new yorkers that have missed the boat, this ship has sailed....too many better restaurants in nyc, and even within 2 blocks, to waste your time with this one....peasant is not pleasant...

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★☆☆☆☆

i guess 10 years is more than enough... i have taken customers to new york city restaurants for more than 20 years and have never been treated this poorly. the host with the ugly,cheap looking sweater and glasses was condescending and rude and the "general manager" with the australian accent was equally disappointing. my wife called to ask if our reservation would be held, as we were having a drink 2 doors down, and they said sure,come by 7. as we arrived at 655 we were told that our table had been given away and they would try to accommodate us downstairs. the attitude of rudeness was beyond compare. now, downstairs is very nice and actually quite desirable but, the waiter also had the same attitude. he couldn't really remember the specials and described nothing with his broken english...as for the food- my wife thought the tuna was from a can, as did i. for tuna salad, it certainly wasn't "sushi grade" as it was dry and brown. might as well have said "starkist" on the side...the lamb was raw and somewhat tasteless, the steak was overcooked and bland,etc,etc,etc...except for tourists and wannabe new yorkers that have missed the boat, this ship has sailed....too many better restaurants in nyc, and even within 2 blocks, to waste your time with this one....peasant is not pleasant...

Pros: GOOD WINE

Cons: FOOD,SERVICE,ATTITUDE

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My wife and I have been going to Peasant Wine Bar for the last several years as one of our favorite "date" places. Sadly, however, the last two experiences have been horrific and subsequently we will never go there again. Both times have been a direct result of the host.

The first episode we walked out after my wife waited 1/2 hour for a table and then he told her she had to wait another 1/2 hour because he didn't know she was waiting. This was in spite of the fact that she gave him her name and table request when she first got there not to mention she had been standing there in plain view for a 1/2 hour.

Last night we arrived at ~ 7pm for an early dinner. The restaurant was empty and the host still managed to turn 2 couples away when he refused to sit them where they asked to be seated (considering the restaurant was empty, they didn't want to have to sit right next to us- I can appreciate that). We placed our order which started off with the meat and cheese plate. Firstly, it would have been nice if he told us what the cheeses were. Then when we were about 6 or 7 minutes into our appetizer the waiter brought our main course. We politely asked for him to take it back as we clearly were not done with our appetizer yet. Eventually when he did finally bring it back, it was cold and horribly over-salted. The host was oblivious to all of this as he was too busy trying to rush us out.

All in all, still a cute space, but the service was horrific, punctuated by the bad food. Sorry to say but this place is past it's prime.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I have been going to Peasant Wine Bar for the last several years as one of our favorite "date" places. Sadly, however, the last two experiences have been horrific and subsequently we will never go there again. Both times have been a direct result of the host.

The first episode we walked out after my wife waited 1/2 hour for a table and then he told her she had to wait another 1/2 hour because he didn't know she was waiting. This was in spite of the fact that she gave him her name and table request when she first got there not to mention she had been standing there in plain view for a 1/2 hour.

Last night we arrived at ~ 7pm for an early dinner. The restaurant was empty and the host still managed to turn 2 couples away when he refused to sit them where they asked to be seated (considering the restaurant was empty, they didn't want to have to sit right next to us- I can appreciate that). We placed our order which started off with the meat and cheese plate. Firstly, it would have been nice if he told us what the cheeses were. Then when we were about 6 or 7 minutes into our appetizer the waiter brought our main course. We politely asked for him to take it back as we clearly were not done with our appetizer yet. Eventually when he did finally bring it back, it was cold and horribly over-salted. The host was oblivious to all of this as he was too busy trying to rush us out.

All in all, still a cute space, but the service was horrific, punctuated by the bad food. Sorry to say but this place is past it's prime.

Pros: Cute space

Cons: Horrible host/service

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I sampled from everyones plate and was satisfied with everything I tried! The best was the Cornish game hen and ricotta cheese for the bread was out of this world! Seriously loved it and will definitly return!

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★★★★★

I sampled from everyones plate and was satisfied with everything I tried! The best was the Cornish game hen and ricotta cheese for the bread was out of this world! Seriously loved it and will definitly return!

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like most places with a huge name (magnolia bakery above all), the food is mediocre at best, as italian as the olive garden, and absolutely overpriced. this place deserves no more than 2 stars

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★☆☆☆☆

like most places with a huge name (magnolia bakery above all), the food is mediocre at best, as italian as the olive garden, and absolutely overpriced. this place deserves no more than 2 stars

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Went here last night, absolutely loved it. The smell is amazing when you first walk in, it makes you hungry! The menu is now mostly translated into English, so it is easier to interpret. The Bocconcini is delicious as is the suckling pig. Service was excellent.

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★★★★★

Went here last night, absolutely loved it. The smell is amazing when you first walk in, it makes you hungry! The menu is now mostly translated into English, so it is easier to interpret. The Bocconcini is delicious as is the suckling pig. Service was excellent.

Pros: Brick Oven, Smell, Food

Cons: Tables are a little close together

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The host and waiters need to be informed that there are plenty of other places to eat in Manhattan. The options are plentiful especially in NYC. There are places where you will get good food and great service. The food was not bad. However, the attitudes of the hostess and waiter ruined the whole experience. That is disturbing because this is not an inexpensive restaurant.

The waiter was obnoxious, conceited and not professional. When the matter was addressed with the hostess, she didn't want to hear about it and told me to speak to the manager. I have eaten in the best restaurants in Manhattan and have never seen such terribly trained and obnoxious support staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

The host and waiters need to be informed that there are plenty of other places to eat in Manhattan. The options are plentiful especially in NYC. There are places where you will get good food and great service. The food was not bad. However, the attitudes of the hostess and waiter ruined the whole experience. That is disturbing because this is not an inexpensive restaurant.

The waiter was obnoxious, conceited and not professional. When the matter was addressed with the hostess, she didn't want to hear about it and told me to speak to the manager. I have eaten in the best restaurants in Manhattan and have never seen such terribly trained and obnoxious support staff.

Pros: Food ok

Cons: service was horrible

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Cozy with real authentic Italian food and a great wine list. Snuggle up downstairs and enjoy. Great place to bring a date and try some great wine. Not pretentious but has sophistication and style. You will enjoy.

4
★★★★☆

Cozy with real authentic Italian food and a great wine list. Snuggle up downstairs and enjoy. Great place to bring a date and try some great wine. Not pretentious but has sophistication and style. You will enjoy.

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I completely agree with the comment below regarding having the rudest staff I have ever encountered at a restaurant. I'm not sure if they were having an off night but it really felt like we were on candid camera or something. I was trying to impress my girlfriend and take her to Peasant after hearing good things from co-workers. From the moment we walked in, we felt the maitre de had a bit of an attitude even though we had a reservation and were told we would have to wait 30 min. With a res, I can understand having to wait a couple of minutes, but this was a Tues night and that was the whole reason we made a reservation. So the rude Asian hostess told us to have a drink at the bar where the female bartenderess even copped an attitude with us when I asked what type of wine they offered. I'm not sure if they were looking not to be tipped but they all were doing a great job so far. Finally, once I realized that we had to sit at picnic tables with another couple, that was the last straw. We got out of there quickly & went to another Italian restaurant where we were treated the way one would expect to be treated. The food at Peasant looked ok but pricey for the extremely small size portions. My girlfriend now said this is the last time I get to choose the restaurant so now my credibility is a bit tarnished. Not sure what all the fuss is over this place. I would never return to Peasant after being treated with such disresepct!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I completely agree with the comment below regarding having the rudest staff I have ever encountered at a restaurant. I'm not sure if they were having an off night but it really felt like we were on candid camera or something. I was trying to impress my girlfriend and take her to Peasant after hearing good things from co-workers. From the moment we walked in, we felt the maitre de had a bit of an attitude even though we had a reservation and were told we would have to wait 30 min. With a res, I can understand having to wait a couple of minutes, but this was a Tues night and that was the whole reason we made a reservation. So the rude Asian hostess told us to have a drink at the bar where the female bartenderess even copped an attitude with us when I asked what type of wine they offered. I'm not sure if they were looking not to be tipped but they all were doing a great job so far. Finally, once I realized that we had to sit at picnic tables with another couple, that was the last straw. We got out of there quickly & went to another Italian restaurant where we were treated the way one would expect to be treated. The food at Peasant looked ok but pricey for the extremely small size portions. My girlfriend now said this is the last time I get to choose the restaurant so now my credibility is a bit tarnished. Not sure what all the fuss is over this place. I would never return to Peasant after being treated with such disresepct!!

Pros: None

Cons: Staff with an atitude, shared picnic tables, overpriced small portions

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Gave this place 1 star for rustic decor only.

I just want to note that this is my 1st time ever writing a review after all the years ive lived in this city!

Last Tuesday, my boyfriend and I wanted to celebrate a special occasion, so we decided to head downtown for dinner. We wanted to try somewhere new so I called a girlfriend of mine to recommend a good italian place with a decent wine selection and she told us Peasant wine bar. Walking in, the waiter comes up to us and says i have a table for 2 right here. A few mins later to take our drink order. I being the wine connoisseur , opted for a white. He asked if he could have a hard liquor. The waiter rudely answered " no, sir. we only have wine...go upstairs if you want to drink". So my boyfriend then said jokingly but also seriously, "oh, well can i get a drink from upstairs brought down considering its the same restaurant. I'll even buy the bottle!" The waiter then said "sir, i couldnt care less if you wanted to pay me a million dollars for the bottle...its not happening." WHOA! After getting our wine, i mentioned maybe we should just head to Il Mulino's or something because i was uncomforatble there. So, when he came back...i very nicely said "im not feeling well. We would jsut like to finish this wine and we'll take the check". The waiter said " oh well you cant sit here then. Thats what the bar is for (and walked away)". I was in shock! Couldnt believe how someone who earns a living off tips from customers, was treating us this way!

So then the asian woman came over and said " THERE IS 2 SEATS AT BAR OPENING UP. THE PEOPLE ARE PAYING AND THEN YOU GUYS CAN SIT THERE". We said ok fine. The people sharing our table w us were as disgusted as us at this point. 5 mins later...she came over and tapped my bf on his shoulder and pointed to the empty bar stools.

THIS SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE AND THE MGR/OWNER(s) SHOULD BE MORTIFIED AS TO HOW THE CUSTOMERS ARE BEING TREATED! WORST DINING EXPERIENCE IN NYC!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Gave this place 1 star for rustic decor only.

I just want to note that this is my 1st time ever writing a review after all the years ive lived in this city!

Last Tuesday, my boyfriend and I wanted to celebrate a special occasion, so we decided to head downtown for dinner. We wanted to try somewhere new so I called a girlfriend of mine to recommend a good italian place with a decent wine selection and she told us Peasant wine bar. Walking in, the waiter comes up to us and says i have a table for 2 right here. A few mins later to take our drink order. I being the wine connoisseur , opted for a white. He asked if he could have a hard liquor. The waiter rudely answered " no, sir. we only have wine...go upstairs if you want to drink". So my boyfriend then said jokingly but also seriously, "oh, well can i get a drink from upstairs brought down considering its the same restaurant. I'll even buy the bottle!" The waiter then said "sir, i couldnt care less if you wanted to pay me a million dollars for the bottle...its not happening." WHOA! After getting our wine, i mentioned maybe we should just head to Il Mulino's or something because i was uncomforatble there. So, when he came back...i very nicely said "im not feeling well. We would jsut like to finish this wine and we'll take the check". The waiter said " oh well you cant sit here then. Thats what the bar is for (and walked away)". I was in shock! Couldnt believe how someone who earns a living off tips from customers, was treating us this way!

So then the asian woman came over and said " THERE IS 2 SEATS AT BAR OPENING UP. THE PEOPLE ARE PAYING AND THEN YOU GUYS CAN SIT THERE". We said ok fine. The people sharing our table w us were as disgusted as us at this point. 5 mins later...she came over and tapped my bf on his shoulder and pointed to the empty bar stools.

THIS SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE AND THE MGR/OWNER(s) SHOULD BE MORTIFIED AS TO HOW THE CUSTOMERS ARE BEING TREATED! WORST DINING EXPERIENCE IN NYC!!!!!!

Pros: ambience

Cons: service, communal tables

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We were really disapointed given all the great reviews this place has received. First of all, the menu is completely unapproachable, and the waittress did litle to clarify. She rattled off brief descriptors of each item at such a rapid pace that it was incomprehensable, and seem annoyed when we had to ask her to repeat a number of items. How about just having the menu in English and save everyone a little trouble? Next - and even more annoying - was their "RULE" about ordering pizza. We had heard that their pizza was fantastic, so attempted to order one as an appetizer. We were told, in a very condescending tone, that their RULE was that we could only order a pizza as an appetizer if we also order a second appetizer. No exceptions. Their explanation was "this is a fine dining establishment, not a pizzeria". Then why make pizza at all, I ask? And by the way, every "fine dining establishment" I have been to makes it a point to cater to the diner's desires, not the temperament of a snooty chef. We sucked it up and ordered the pizza and another appetizer, both of which I have to admit were quite good. However, the entrees were a big disappointment. The risotto in particular was salty, undercooked and crunchy, and tasted like I had made it from a box from Trader Joe's. Ironically, the best part of this "fine dining" experience? The pizza.

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★★☆☆☆

We were really disapointed given all the great reviews this place has received. First of all, the menu is completely unapproachable, and the waittress did litle to clarify. She rattled off brief descriptors of each item at such a rapid pace that it was incomprehensable, and seem annoyed when we had to ask her to repeat a number of items. How about just having the menu in English and save everyone a little trouble? Next - and even more annoying - was their "RULE" about ordering pizza. We had heard that their pizza was fantastic, so attempted to order one as an appetizer. We were told, in a very condescending tone, that their RULE was that we could only order a pizza as an appetizer if we also order a second appetizer. No exceptions. Their explanation was "this is a fine dining establishment, not a pizzeria". Then why make pizza at all, I ask? And by the way, every "fine dining establishment" I have been to makes it a point to cater to the diner's desires, not the temperament of a snooty chef. We sucked it up and ordered the pizza and another appetizer, both of which I have to admit were quite good. However, the entrees were a big disappointment. The risotto in particular was salty, undercooked and crunchy, and tasted like I had made it from a box from Trader Joe's. Ironically, the best part of this "fine dining" experience? The pizza.

Pros: The pizza

Cons: "It is a fine dining establishment, not a pizzeria"

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Mediocre food - wait time of at least 1 hour before food arrives...

We arrived on time for an 8pm reservation for 7 people, after being warned of a $25/person charge if we were late/did not show. When we arrived our table was not ready and there was no eta. After inquiring about downstairs, we were offered a tiny bench-like table. After seeing a nicer table, with at least chair backs for our older guest, we were told that table was reserved for at 9pm.

What is particularly disappointing is that our party was not treated the same way as other parties- the manager rewarded us with a mere shrug and comment "what do you expect me to do?"

What I expect is that mgmt be held to the same standards they require of their patrons - when the earlier party arrived late, why were they not told that the table was reserved for a party coming in at 8pm as we were told that we could not have a table reserved for 9pm?

I can only assume that my party was not "hip enough" in the contrived look the other patrons seemed to be sporting?

0
★☆☆☆☆

Mediocre food - wait time of at least 1 hour before food arrives...

We arrived on time for an 8pm reservation for 7 people, after being warned of a $25/person charge if we were late/did not show. When we arrived our table was not ready and there was no eta. After inquiring about downstairs, we were offered a tiny bench-like table. After seeing a nicer table, with at least chair backs for our older guest, we were told that table was reserved for at 9pm.

What is particularly disappointing is that our party was not treated the same way as other parties- the manager rewarded us with a mere shrug and comment "what do you expect me to do?"

What I expect is that mgmt be held to the same standards they require of their patrons - when the earlier party arrived late, why were they not told that the table was reserved for a party coming in at 8pm as we were told that we could not have a table reserved for 9pm?

I can only assume that my party was not "hip enough" in the contrived look the other patrons seemed to be sporting?

Pros: decor was nice and rustic

Cons: food not worth the wait and rudeness from management. Not sure if reservations mean anything...Host and manager clearly choose strategically which reservations to honor

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I think the problem with the review below me is that this guy sat on his a** for 30 minutes waiting for a menu. I'd be on my feet in 5! Not that I think you should ever have to "ask" for a menu, but seriuosly - who sits around for 30 minutes and doesn't say anything? Especially in New York! I happen to love this place and I've always had a good experience there.

2
★★★★★

I think the problem with the review below me is that this guy sat on his a** for 30 minutes waiting for a menu. I'd be on my feet in 5! Not that I think you should ever have to "ask" for a menu, but seriuosly - who sits around for 30 minutes and doesn't say anything? Especially in New York! I happen to love this place and I've always had a good experience there.

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The other reviews on here mentioning the bad service are dead on (especially the one from 12/2006 - nothing has changed). We waited 30 minutes before anyone even came over to us with a wine list - and then we did not even receive mention of an apology from the waiter. After all the waiting and rudeness - the food is only fair. The people sitting at the bar seemed to get decent, or at least timely, service. otherwise - seriously do not waste your time or money. The pretty atmosphere is not enough to counter the horrible service.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The other reviews on here mentioning the bad service are dead on (especially the one from 12/2006 - nothing has changed). We waited 30 minutes before anyone even came over to us with a wine list - and then we did not even receive mention of an apology from the waiter. After all the waiting and rudeness - the food is only fair. The people sitting at the bar seemed to get decent, or at least timely, service. otherwise - seriously do not waste your time or money. The pretty atmosphere is not enough to counter the horrible service.

Cons: service, greasy food

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The wood beamed interior with low ceilings and warm candlelight creates a beautiful and transformative atmosphere. I can't wait to go back in the winter. I had a few glasses of wine and margherita pizza, which were delicious. This is a great place for a casual meal. It is better to go with one or two friends rather than a large group, as seating is communal at wooden tables with benches. The service is a tiny bit slow, or it was the one time I went, but I was so happy there it didn't really matter. I am hoping to go back tonight.

2
★★★★★

The wood beamed interior with low ceilings and warm candlelight creates a beautiful and transformative atmosphere. I can't wait to go back in the winter. I had a few glasses of wine and margherita pizza, which were delicious. This is a great place for a casual meal. It is better to go with one or two friends rather than a large group, as seating is communal at wooden tables with benches. The service is a tiny bit slow, or it was the one time I went, but I was so happy there it didn't really matter. I am hoping to go back tonight.

Pros: decor, good food, atmosphere, cozy and warm

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WOW- where do I begin? My wife and I can be total food snobs. We've been back THREE times in the last couple of months. That is an NYC record for us! The staff is super nice and helpful-- they never mind translating the whole Italian menu for us! Here's a few tips about what you should eat to have the world's best meal at Peasant: First, they start you off with delectable, crusty bread and the most incredible, delicious ricotta cheese like you've never had to spread all over it. YUM. Then, you are insane if you don't get the BOCCONCINI. It's top-quality buffalo mozzerella wrapped in delicious procuitto and then somehow baked until it comes out sizzling and crispy on the outside, gooey and unbelievable. A-mazing!!! We also love the Skate fish and grilled Polpi (like calamari only WAY better) in this unbelievable sauce that i also dip my bread in. speaking of bread, the Bread Pudding kills. You may not be able to put your pants on tomorrow, but it's well worth it my friends. Did i mention the warm, inviting atmosphere and deliciously aromatic open wood-burning oven? Um. Yeah. in 3 words: Best Food Ever. The end.

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★★★★★

WOW- where do I begin? My wife and I can be total food snobs. We've been back THREE times in the last couple of months. That is an NYC record for us! The staff is super nice and helpful-- they never mind translating the whole Italian menu for us! Here's a few tips about what you should eat to have the world's best meal at Peasant: First, they start you off with delectable, crusty bread and the most incredible, delicious ricotta cheese like you've never had to spread all over it. YUM. Then, you are insane if you don't get the BOCCONCINI. It's top-quality buffalo mozzerella wrapped in delicious procuitto and then somehow baked until it comes out sizzling and crispy on the outside, gooey and unbelievable. A-mazing!!! We also love the Skate fish and grilled Polpi (like calamari only WAY better) in this unbelievable sauce that i also dip my bread in. speaking of bread, the Bread Pudding kills. You may not be able to put your pants on tomorrow, but it's well worth it my friends. Did i mention the warm, inviting atmosphere and deliciously aromatic open wood-burning oven? Um. Yeah. in 3 words: Best Food Ever. The end.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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First thing we noticed when we walked in was the smell. Took our noses to heaven. The ambiance and decor are nice, kind of made me think of the book "Under the Tuscan Sun". The food was good, the prices were reasonable and our server was pleasant, helpful and friendly. Not quite sure why others recommend the 28 oz Bistecca alla Fiorentina. People, it is $29 for 28 oz for a reason, but perhaps I have been skewed from all the high-end chophouses here in NYC. Our server also pointed us towards the downstairs wine bar, which had a similar feel as upstairs, and I hope to utilize for a date at some point.

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★★★★☆

First thing we noticed when we walked in was the smell. Took our noses to heaven. The ambiance and decor are nice, kind of made me think of the book "Under the Tuscan Sun". The food was good, the prices were reasonable and our server was pleasant, helpful and friendly. Not quite sure why others recommend the 28 oz Bistecca alla Fiorentina. People, it is $29 for 28 oz for a reason, but perhaps I have been skewed from all the high-end chophouses here in NYC. Our server also pointed us towards the downstairs wine bar, which had a similar feel as upstairs, and I hope to utilize for a date at some point.

Pros: Great ambiance

Cons: Bistecca alla Fiorentina

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I've been a couple of times. The music is a bit cheesy, a little bit opera a little bit love song a little bit dance, it's all over the place, but I pay entirely too much attention to music so it's not likely to be a problem for other people... I love the open kitchen. I love the detailing of the place. The service has been okay. I've had a whole fish which was amazing, rabbit lasagne which was just okay, a couple of the pizzas, the tripe, and a few other things which were okay... my favorite items are the bread and ricotta (placed at the table when you sit down -- i like to throw a few grains of salt on it, give it some fresh pepper, and put a little bit of olive oil, mmm) -- it's really delicious -- and the 28 oz steak which is insanely good. i eat all the fat on it. it's all so smokey and tender and rustic and delicious... i'm not a dessert person. the wine selection is good, though i think they need more by-the-glass options. the beer selection honestly is dismal... i'm generally very minimal and reserved and quiet with the staff but one guy here really had an attitude problem (i got there late, upstairs was closed, they said please go downstairs where we're serving meat dishes (not seafood, not pastas, not poultry), so i asked for the steak, he said they don't have that, i said it's meat i love the steak so much and i've been craving it for a week, he said that's steak not meat, i said steak is meat where i come from, he then proceeded to call me eurotrash -- which is funny because i'm from california and have NO accent or affection of ANY accent whatsoever)... i haven't been back in a couple months, because my feelings were hurt -- but i crave that steak (rare) almost daily... the scene is OKAY. lots of people looking to impress their date, lots of people who chew with their mouths open, quite a few of the silk-shirted-man three-buttons-undone sleeves-rolled types (not that there's anything wrong with that)... sorry if i've said something offensive!

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★★★★☆

I've been a couple of times. The music is a bit cheesy, a little bit opera a little bit love song a little bit dance, it's all over the place, but I pay entirely too much attention to music so it's not likely to be a problem for other people... I love the open kitchen. I love the detailing of the place. The service has been okay. I've had a whole fish which was amazing, rabbit lasagne which was just okay, a couple of the pizzas, the tripe, and a few other things which were okay... my favorite items are the bread and ricotta (placed at the table when you sit down -- i like to throw a few grains of salt on it, give it some fresh pepper, and put a little bit of olive oil, mmm) -- it's really delicious -- and the 28 oz steak which is insanely good. i eat all the fat on it. it's all so smokey and tender and rustic and delicious... i'm not a dessert person. the wine selection is good, though i think they need more by-the-glass options. the beer selection honestly is dismal... i'm generally very minimal and reserved and quiet with the staff but one guy here really had an attitude problem (i got there late, upstairs was closed, they said please go downstairs where we're serving meat dishes (not seafood, not pastas, not poultry), so i asked for the steak, he said they don't have that, i said it's meat i love the steak so much and i've been craving it for a week, he said that's steak not meat, i said steak is meat where i come from, he then proceeded to call me eurotrash -- which is funny because i'm from california and have NO accent or affection of ANY accent whatsoever)... i haven't been back in a couple months, because my feelings were hurt -- but i crave that steak (rare) almost daily... the scene is OKAY. lots of people looking to impress their date, lots of people who chew with their mouths open, quite a few of the silk-shirted-man three-buttons-undone sleeves-rolled types (not that there's anything wrong with that)... sorry if i've said something offensive!

Pros: 28 oz steak, bread with ricotta

Cons: foul-mouthed service, impatient waitstaff, hard to just be quiet and relax

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don't go here if you're on a diet. otherwise the food is excellent and it's the perfect location for a date, to take a business client, meet for drinks and bites with friends, i love it here. And I love the crowd too.

2
★★★★☆

don't go here if you're on a diet. otherwise the food is excellent and it's the perfect location for a date, to take a business client, meet for drinks and bites with friends, i love it here. And I love the crowd too.

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This place has a really amazing design and atmosphere I was surprised to see a place like this with such a poor service and average food that's everything but italian.
octopus apetizer tasted like nothing but garlic and the bottarga spaghetti only tasted like butter (at least use olive oil) the wine were a little overpriced too.

1
★★★☆☆

This place has a really amazing design and atmosphere I was surprised to see a place like this with such a poor service and average food that's everything but italian.
octopus apetizer tasted like nothing but garlic and the bottarga spaghetti only tasted like butter (at least use olive oil) the wine were a little overpriced too.

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My husband and I live around the corner and decided to try the restaurant. We walked in on a Tueday late night and were eyed up and down by the hostess. I asked for a table and she said we needed reservations and they couldn't serve us tonight. She was incredibly full of herself and for some reason thought she was above us and had decided we weren't good enough to eat there. I inquired about the open tables and she responded that they were already reserved. So, we left and I called the restaurant from home to see if I could get a reservation for that night....of course we could. The same hostess answered the phone and said if we could come in the next 10 minutes we could be seated right away. We obviously did not go back. My first experience here was that it's pretty lame, and it will not be getting a second chance to change my mind.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I live around the corner and decided to try the restaurant. We walked in on a Tueday late night and were eyed up and down by the hostess. I asked for a table and she said we needed reservations and they couldn't serve us tonight. She was incredibly full of herself and for some reason thought she was above us and had decided we weren't good enough to eat there. I inquired about the open tables and she responded that they were already reserved. So, we left and I called the restaurant from home to see if I could get a reservation for that night....of course we could. The same hostess answered the phone and said if we could come in the next 10 minutes we could be seated right away. We obviously did not go back. My first experience here was that it's pretty lame, and it will not be getting a second chance to change my mind.

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Having been there several times, the people are still not friendly. The food was really great though. The pizza was nice and the olives are to die for. Great wine selection and price is still competitive. The overall feel is a bit dungeon-like. The crowds tend to get a bit much, as people are flooding all over the place and hovering over your table. The wait staff cannot be bothered to help you out in that department. However, it is your own fault, I guess, to go on a weekend night or any late night for that matter.

2
★★★★☆

Having been there several times, the people are still not friendly. The food was really great though. The pizza was nice and the olives are to die for. Great wine selection and price is still competitive. The overall feel is a bit dungeon-like. The crowds tend to get a bit much, as people are flooding all over the place and hovering over your table. The wait staff cannot be bothered to help you out in that department. However, it is your own fault, I guess, to go on a weekend night or any late night for that matter.

Pros: great wine selection and food

Cons: crowds

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Went there last week and had a wonderful experience. After you get past the door( which is all business) the meal was fantastic. Our server, a native New Yorker with an exotic name( can't remember her name) was extremely hospitable and guided us through the crazy all in Italian menu. Go there if you want the real deal.... no choose your own pasta and sauce here! The suckling pig is to die for and my husband had the pannacotta, delicious.

2
★★★★★

Went there last week and had a wonderful experience. After you get past the door( which is all business) the meal was fantastic. Our server, a native New Yorker with an exotic name( can't remember her name) was extremely hospitable and guided us through the crazy all in Italian menu. Go there if you want the real deal.... no choose your own pasta and sauce here! The suckling pig is to die for and my husband had the pannacotta, delicious.

Pros: great authentic food, super service

Cons: long wait

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Great food, Great Service, and most importantly great women.Can't ask for anything more from a Bar..........I'll be back

2
★★★★★

Great food, Great Service, and most importantly great women.Can't ask for anything more from a Bar..........I'll be back

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great food, nice ambiance and very good service. Had a hard time ordering (confusing italian menu) and it was a bit pricey but overall very good experience!

2
★★★★☆

great food, nice ambiance and very good service. Had a hard time ordering (confusing italian menu) and it was a bit pricey but overall very good experience!

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They are not fooling around here. Its the real authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, rustic atmosphere. I've heard that this is where the foodies from Italy like to dine. Enjoy.

2
★★★★☆

They are not fooling around here. Its the real authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, rustic atmosphere. I've heard that this is where the foodies from Italy like to dine. Enjoy.

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Before you read any of the other reviews on here, let me tell you I've been here several times for quiet dinners and friends' birthdays.. this place is fantastic. Especially if you're interested in REAL Italian food. Don't go here if you're going to order a mundane pizza or boring spaghetti dish - then yes, you may think it's overpriced. I'd highly recommend the risotto or lasagna, both which are prepared with prime seasonal meat. The wine list is also extensive. It's true that your server will translate the entire menu to you from Italian - to me, what more could you ask for as the menu is incredibly original (compared to other Italian restaurants in the city). Ambiance is romantic and charming with low lighting and a slight view of the kitchen in the back. Perfecto!

2
★★★★★

Before you read any of the other reviews on here, let me tell you I've been here several times for quiet dinners and friends' birthdays.. this place is fantastic. Especially if you're interested in REAL Italian food. Don't go here if you're going to order a mundane pizza or boring spaghetti dish - then yes, you may think it's overpriced. I'd highly recommend the risotto or lasagna, both which are prepared with prime seasonal meat. The wine list is also extensive. It's true that your server will translate the entire menu to you from Italian - to me, what more could you ask for as the menu is incredibly original (compared to other Italian restaurants in the city). Ambiance is romantic and charming with low lighting and a slight view of the kitchen in the back. Perfecto!

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That was one of these cold nights my friend and i were in a good mood to go out after work and wanted to go in a nice and warm place, so i thought why don't we go to Peasant? we work in the neighborood.
As soon as we stepped in, we were in front of too girls,having a deep conversation who didn't pay attention to us (so when we left!!) which i suppose were the hostess and the coat check.
anyway they gave us a nice table. As soon as we set down, our waitress came to greet us and Translate the whole menu, since there is a lot to explain she had to go really fast and with her accent we did not understand half of it...after several misunderstandings, we finally ordered. We took that special white truffle pizza basically dough, cheese and just a little bit of shaved white truffles. when we were done, we looked 10 min to find our waitress to ask for the check. When we saw the price of that pizza $60 we were so suprised that i ask another waitress [since we couldn't find ours] to let me know the weight of the truffle in that pizza, after a long story she had never been able to tell me exactly. Whatever...i was really disappointed and next time i want to eat white truffle i will go at Alain Ducasse, at least you pay more but you have decent garnish with and that worth it!!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

That was one of these cold nights my friend and i were in a good mood to go out after work and wanted to go in a nice and warm place, so i thought why don't we go to Peasant? we work in the neighborood.
As soon as we stepped in, we were in front of too girls,having a deep conversation who didn't pay attention to us (so when we left!!) which i suppose were the hostess and the coat check.
anyway they gave us a nice table. As soon as we set down, our waitress came to greet us and Translate the whole menu, since there is a lot to explain she had to go really fast and with her accent we did not understand half of it...after several misunderstandings, we finally ordered. We took that special white truffle pizza basically dough, cheese and just a little bit of shaved white truffles. when we were done, we looked 10 min to find our waitress to ask for the check. When we saw the price of that pizza $60 we were so suprised that i ask another waitress [since we couldn't find ours] to let me know the weight of the truffle in that pizza, after a long story she had never been able to tell me exactly. Whatever...i was really disappointed and next time i want to eat white truffle i will go at Alain Ducasse, at least you pay more but you have decent garnish with and that worth it!!!

Pros: nice ambience

Cons: bad customer service, overpriced for peasant food

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We went to Peasant for my sister's 30th birthday party and had possibly the worst experience in my 10 years of living in Manhattan. The service was beyond slow to begin with, and they squeezed too many people onto the bench tables in the wine bar to the point we could barely eat our food properly. Then our pregnant cousin came to join us and wanted to sit down and the vicious attitude that we encountered was something that I have never experienced. The food was overpriced and mediocre at best. I talked to the Manager and he was completely uninterested in addressing our concerns. I think they have forgotten the level of quality and service that New Yorkers deserve and appreciate. Save yourself some hassle and go to any of the other restaurants on that block.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We went to Peasant for my sister's 30th birthday party and had possibly the worst experience in my 10 years of living in Manhattan. The service was beyond slow to begin with, and they squeezed too many people onto the bench tables in the wine bar to the point we could barely eat our food properly. Then our pregnant cousin came to join us and wanted to sit down and the vicious attitude that we encountered was something that I have never experienced. The food was overpriced and mediocre at best. I talked to the Manager and he was completely uninterested in addressing our concerns. I think they have forgotten the level of quality and service that New Yorkers deserve and appreciate. Save yourself some hassle and go to any of the other restaurants on that block.

Pros: decent atmosphere

Cons: horrible service and overpriced food

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if you like to be betlittled, this is the place to go. after a decade of living in nyc, it is the first time i refused to leave a tip. they practically ruined our birthday celebration with the rudest behavior ever by a waitstaff. we had 5 people at a table for 6, and when a sixth friend joined us a little while later, we were yelled at and harassed for taking up space that apparently wasn't ours. unfortunately we had already ordered our food, so we waited it out for the most mediocre, overpriced italian food in nyc. we quickly ate what we could stomach so we could be out of there as soon as possible. also, since they take no reservations, we were the first to arrive, only to have 4 groups seated ahead of us. it's also interesting that the groups seated before us were white, and we were not.

0
★☆☆☆☆

if you like to be betlittled, this is the place to go. after a decade of living in nyc, it is the first time i refused to leave a tip. they practically ruined our birthday celebration with the rudest behavior ever by a waitstaff. we had 5 people at a table for 6, and when a sixth friend joined us a little while later, we were yelled at and harassed for taking up space that apparently wasn't ours. unfortunately we had already ordered our food, so we waited it out for the most mediocre, overpriced italian food in nyc. we quickly ate what we could stomach so we could be out of there as soon as possible. also, since they take no reservations, we were the first to arrive, only to have 4 groups seated ahead of us. it's also interesting that the groups seated before us were white, and we were not.

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i have never been talked down to by a waitstaff in the manner my friends and family and i were at peasant. perhaps they had a problem with the fact that we were a table of brown people, and they assumed we would just be happy to get a table at all? we were in a celebratory mood, so we quickly ate a few bites of the very bland entrees and left as soon as possible so those horrible rude people would not ruin our night. and when we confronted the manager, we were brushed off. if you are interested in being denigrated and harassed by the people who are supposed to host and serve you, this is the place to go.

0
★☆☆☆☆

i have never been talked down to by a waitstaff in the manner my friends and family and i were at peasant. perhaps they had a problem with the fact that we were a table of brown people, and they assumed we would just be happy to get a table at all? we were in a celebratory mood, so we quickly ate a few bites of the very bland entrees and left as soon as possible so those horrible rude people would not ruin our night. and when we confronted the manager, we were brushed off. if you are interested in being denigrated and harassed by the people who are supposed to host and serve you, this is the place to go.

Pros: none

Cons: abusive waitstaff

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-- FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD......
--THE GUY AT FRONT WAS SERIOSULY RUDE..AND I NORMALLY WOULDNT SAY THAT (HE WASN'T RUDE TO ME..BUT HE DEFINITELY HAD AN ATTITUDE)...I MEAN REALLY RUDE..THERE WERE ABOUT 2-3 INCIDENTS GOIGN ON ALL AROUND ME ..PEOPLE NOT BEING SERVED AT THE BAR ETC ETC

THEY DO REALLY TRY AND RUSH YOU THROUGH TEH MEAL..

WAITRESS HAD AN ATTITDUE TOO

THAT BEING SAID IT SI NYC AND IT IS SNOTTY SOHO..SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?

IF YOU GO..GET THE POLENTA..JUST UNREAL..DELICIOUS..

2
★★★★☆

-- FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD......
--THE GUY AT FRONT WAS SERIOSULY RUDE..AND I NORMALLY WOULDNT SAY THAT (HE WASN'T RUDE TO ME..BUT HE DEFINITELY HAD AN ATTITUDE)...I MEAN REALLY RUDE..THERE WERE ABOUT 2-3 INCIDENTS GOIGN ON ALL AROUND ME ..PEOPLE NOT BEING SERVED AT THE BAR ETC ETC

THEY DO REALLY TRY AND RUSH YOU THROUGH TEH MEAL..

WAITRESS HAD AN ATTITDUE TOO

THAT BEING SAID IT SI NYC AND IT IS SNOTTY SOHO..SO WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?

IF YOU GO..GET THE POLENTA..JUST UNREAL..DELICIOUS..

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I really wanted to love this place . Its cozy, romantic and comfortable but I found the food too simple bordering on flavorless and more surprisingly too greasy! I would try this place again in hopes it was just an off night. I did find it a little absurd to have the menu translated.You would hear it numerous times as it was recited over and over again to neighboring tables. I had the Sarde which were too fishy and not in the fresh from the sea kind of way. I thought there was no flavor to the oil in which it arrived . Then I had the duck which was swimming in rendered oils from the duck, the sausage and maybe a big chunk of pancetta? I have little doubt there was probably some olive oil tossed in for good measure, it was so unappetizing I couldn't finish. The plates were well presented very attractively rustic the wine recommended by the server was nice. If the oil hadn't put me off so much I would have liked to try dessert, they sounded excellent. I'd try it again but I'm in no rush.

1
★★★☆☆

I really wanted to love this place . Its cozy, romantic and comfortable but I found the food too simple bordering on flavorless and more surprisingly too greasy! I would try this place again in hopes it was just an off night. I did find it a little absurd to have the menu translated.You would hear it numerous times as it was recited over and over again to neighboring tables. I had the Sarde which were too fishy and not in the fresh from the sea kind of way. I thought there was no flavor to the oil in which it arrived . Then I had the duck which was swimming in rendered oils from the duck, the sausage and maybe a big chunk of pancetta? I have little doubt there was probably some olive oil tossed in for good measure, it was so unappetizing I couldn't finish. The plates were well presented very attractively rustic the wine recommended by the server was nice. If the oil hadn't put me off so much I would have liked to try dessert, they sounded excellent. I'd try it again but I'm in no rush.

Pros: Warm and inviting atmosphere

Cons: Verbally translated menu. Excessive use of oil.

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everytime i go to peasant i have to go with a group because i need the pizza margarita. if i go alone i would only eat the pizza and not have room for their other fantastic dishes. the clam pasta, lamb with polenta, the whole chicken (except that feet kinda freak me out), the venizon (!!!!!!!!), pasta with caviar, the baked sardines... i cold just go on and on. only thing is the music. its opera but at least its kept low so that you cant really notice

2
★★★★★

everytime i go to peasant i have to go with a group because i need the pizza margarita. if i go alone i would only eat the pizza and not have room for their other fantastic dishes. the clam pasta, lamb with polenta, the whole chicken (except that feet kinda freak me out), the venizon (!!!!!!!!), pasta with caviar, the baked sardines... i cold just go on and on. only thing is the music. its opera but at least its kept low so that you cant really notice

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one more thing that I forgot to mention .... dessert was outstanding. I had the ricotta cheescake with pistachio ice cream and wife had flourless choc cake. Both were GREAT!!!!

1
★★☆☆☆

one more thing that I forgot to mention .... dessert was outstanding. I had the ricotta cheescake with pistachio ice cream and wife had flourless choc cake. Both were GREAT!!!!

Pros: We were late but were still promptly accomodated

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The maitre d is tall, pretty, well groomed and since it opened 5 years ago I had heard about her demenor. But I did not think she was still there or how true it is - "you are late, I can sit you but you have to be out by 8. Yeah, you have to be by 8 pm" - We had a 6 pm reservation on a Sunday night for 3 ppl. We were 16 min. late. We were definately late but the room was pretty empty and never filled up. We stayed, we ate, we paid $300 with tip and as we were leaving the host came up and said, "We really had to move everything around for you guys, but i hope you enjoyed it" - There was no thank you when we left, no goodbyes, and few people. Space at the bar. It was just really weird but from reading other reviews and talking with friends - completely accurate for a night out at Peasant.

1
★★★☆☆

The maitre d is tall, pretty, well groomed and since it opened 5 years ago I had heard about her demenor. But I did not think she was still there or how true it is - "you are late, I can sit you but you have to be out by 8. Yeah, you have to be by 8 pm" - We had a 6 pm reservation on a Sunday night for 3 ppl. We were 16 min. late. We were definately late but the room was pretty empty and never filled up. We stayed, we ate, we paid $300 with tip and as we were leaving the host came up and said, "We really had to move everything around for you guys, but i hope you enjoyed it" - There was no thank you when we left, no goodbyes, and few people. Space at the bar. It was just really weird but from reading other reviews and talking with friends - completely accurate for a night out at Peasant.

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When I walked into Peasant I was pleasantly surprised. Nice ambiance, interesting atmosphere and very crowded. Our table was for two and sandwiched very close to our neighboring diners. The menu, composed soley in Italian, had to be translated to us not once, but twice because of the noise. Very frustrating! Then I had to rememeber what dish had what in it. (An allergy sufferers worst nightmare.) Not to mention when I did have questions our server had simply vanished and stayed gone for nearly 20 minutes.
Our first course was terrific; a simple beet salad with greens and gorgonzola. YUM! Our entrees were good, not great. The most incredible part of the evening was dessert. A heavenly decadent warm, white chocolate bread pudding. It was amazing. However, the worst was yet to come.
As I was finishing my dessert I had noticed that the restaurant was still busy and many patrons still enjoying their meals. Just about that time three huge barrels of some of the smelliest trash I've ever smelled were wheeled right through the dining room. I was floored by such a procession of garbage, through a crowded restaurant, while people are still eating. For these prices, the inconvienince of translation and vacant service, the least you could do is wait to take out the trash.
A word to the wise, make an extremely early reservation to avoid the trash parade.

1
★★★☆☆

When I walked into Peasant I was pleasantly surprised. Nice ambiance, interesting atmosphere and very crowded. Our table was for two and sandwiched very close to our neighboring diners. The menu, composed soley in Italian, had to be translated to us not once, but twice because of the noise. Very frustrating! Then I had to rememeber what dish had what in it. (An allergy sufferers worst nightmare.) Not to mention when I did have questions our server had simply vanished and stayed gone for nearly 20 minutes.
Our first course was terrific; a simple beet salad with greens and gorgonzola. YUM! Our entrees were good, not great. The most incredible part of the evening was dessert. A heavenly decadent warm, white chocolate bread pudding. It was amazing. However, the worst was yet to come.
As I was finishing my dessert I had noticed that the restaurant was still busy and many patrons still enjoying their meals. Just about that time three huge barrels of some of the smelliest trash I've ever smelled were wheeled right through the dining room. I was floored by such a procession of garbage, through a crowded restaurant, while people are still eating. For these prices, the inconvienince of translation and vacant service, the least you could do is wait to take out the trash.
A word to the wise, make an extremely early reservation to avoid the trash parade.

Pros: tasty bread pudding, quaint ambiance, crusty bread with whipped ricotta

Cons: terrible service, menu translation, TRASH

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On a recent dinner, the food was at times underwhelming and at other times very satisfying (starting with the Sullivan Street bread). The mozzarella appetizer was mediocre, the rabbit lasagna quite savory although not as heated through as I'd have liked and the oratta well cooked but under-seasoned. The suckling pig with potatoes was exceptional. By-the-glass wines were few but what we had was tasty. As for dessert - flour-less chocolate cake? Why is that on the menu? Overall it was a fine meal, though not much more and I could say the place is approaching "theme restaurant". Also worth noting is that the menus are written entirely in Italian. I mention this because having to ask your server to translate 20+ dishes is unnecessary and unpleasant. No surprise then during our stay as each table within earshot got the same unfortunate but necessary "let me read the menu to you" as we did. Aside from this tragic (pretentious?) flaw, service was excellent throughout. However, if you are thinking about eating here, I would try Lupa first.

1
★★★☆☆

On a recent dinner, the food was at times underwhelming and at other times very satisfying (starting with the Sullivan Street bread). The mozzarella appetizer was mediocre, the rabbit lasagna quite savory although not as heated through as I'd have liked and the oratta well cooked but under-seasoned. The suckling pig with potatoes was exceptional. By-the-glass wines were few but what we had was tasty. As for dessert - flour-less chocolate cake? Why is that on the menu? Overall it was a fine meal, though not much more and I could say the place is approaching "theme restaurant". Also worth noting is that the menus are written entirely in Italian. I mention this because having to ask your server to translate 20+ dishes is unnecessary and unpleasant. No surprise then during our stay as each table within earshot got the same unfortunate but necessary "let me read the menu to you" as we did. Aside from this tragic (pretentious?) flaw, service was excellent throughout. However, if you are thinking about eating here, I would try Lupa first.

Pros: A few bright spots on the menu, beautiful kitchen, friendly staff and great bread

Cons: Expensive inconsistency, poor desserts

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My hesitation comes from having arrived for a 7:30 reservation at 7pm to find the restaurant almost empty only to be told, "We won't seat you until your party is complete". My husband was to be arriving imminently so we were seated three minutes later, when he turned up, but we complained that this seemed illogical and unfriendly. The manager's response was, "That's our policy". When we asked him to explain it, he refused and said, "I don't want to fight with you." To add to our annoyance, another diner had been seated and perhaps ten minutes later, her compaion arrived and joined her. Having said that, the food (sardines, grilled fish, gnocci, salad and dessert) were delicious. The meal was a bit pricey. The olive oil served with the Tuscan bread could be sweeter and tastier. Wine was fine. The selection isn't huge but there are plenty of enticing dishes. Had the attitude been more inviting and pleasant, the experience would have gotten a beter rating.

2
★★★★☆

My hesitation comes from having arrived for a 7:30 reservation at 7pm to find the restaurant almost empty only to be told, "We won't seat you until your party is complete". My husband was to be arriving imminently so we were seated three minutes later, when he turned up, but we complained that this seemed illogical and unfriendly. The manager's response was, "That's our policy". When we asked him to explain it, he refused and said, "I don't want to fight with you." To add to our annoyance, another diner had been seated and perhaps ten minutes later, her compaion arrived and joined her. Having said that, the food (sardines, grilled fish, gnocci, salad and dessert) were delicious. The meal was a bit pricey. The olive oil served with the Tuscan bread could be sweeter and tastier. Wine was fine. The selection isn't huge but there are plenty of enticing dishes. Had the attitude been more inviting and pleasant, the experience would have gotten a beter rating.

Pros: Nice menu, items well prepared, brick oven pizza

Cons: Attitude of management

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Peasant is the best Italian restaurant we have come across in NYC. I highly recommend it to anyone. Our friends have been raving about this restaurant so we decided to give it a try. We just want more. The menus are in Italian but our waiter translated it for us. It was amazing and we just loved his accent. He helped us decided because we just wanted everything. We started off with the octopus, a must have and the mozzerella and oven baked asparagus with cheese. For entrees we had the rissotto YUM, the spagetti with clams, and the chicken, which is the best I ever had. The restaurant itself is so beautiful with an open kitchen and wood fire oven. Service was the best we ever had and we loved our waiter , he made the experience for us so much fun. Thankyou Peasant and we will see you soon

2
★★★★★

Peasant is the best Italian restaurant we have come across in NYC. I highly recommend it to anyone. Our friends have been raving about this restaurant so we decided to give it a try. We just want more. The menus are in Italian but our waiter translated it for us. It was amazing and we just loved his accent. He helped us decided because we just wanted everything. We started off with the octopus, a must have and the mozzerella and oven baked asparagus with cheese. For entrees we had the rissotto YUM, the spagetti with clams, and the chicken, which is the best I ever had. The restaurant itself is so beautiful with an open kitchen and wood fire oven. Service was the best we ever had and we loved our waiter , he made the experience for us so much fun. Thankyou Peasant and we will see you soon

Pros: ambience, service and food

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Very unfortunate , this was one of the best restaurants in town in my mind. I have had everything on the menu over the last 3 years and I have to say my last three visits just bad!!! ..

The sarde is still ok the service was just ok .. and just the whole experience and quality of the food was not worth the price .. (prochetta was not great .. used to be great)

The Matre'd and hostess are very arrogant and cold.

Go somewhere else .. like Babbo.. much more professional and quality of food much higher for the same price

0
★☆☆☆☆

Very unfortunate , this was one of the best restaurants in town in my mind. I have had everything on the menu over the last 3 years and I have to say my last three visits just bad!!! ..

The sarde is still ok the service was just ok .. and just the whole experience and quality of the food was not worth the price .. (prochetta was not great .. used to be great)

The Matre'd and hostess are very arrogant and cold.

Go somewhere else .. like Babbo.. much more professional and quality of food much higher for the same price

Pros: none

Cons: bad service from the hostess

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I went here for a graduation dinner with my whole family--grandparents, parents, and aunts and uncles. Everyone was happy with everything, nuff said. My family shares dishes, so I ate six different things on the menu, and all of them . The portions are medium sized. It was an incredible meal, and our server was a really upbeat person. The gnocci was absolutely fantastic. Although I didn't pay for the meal (and it's about $22 bucks a plate, way over my normal eating range), I have to say that it was better than any food I've ever had in little Italy, and there weren't any touristy elements to be found. SOHO eating at its finest.

2
★★★★☆

I went here for a graduation dinner with my whole family--grandparents, parents, and aunts and uncles. Everyone was happy with everything, nuff said. My family shares dishes, so I ate six different things on the menu, and all of them . The portions are medium sized. It was an incredible meal, and our server was a really upbeat person. The gnocci was absolutely fantastic. Although I didn't pay for the meal (and it's about $22 bucks a plate, way over my normal eating range), I have to say that it was better than any food I've ever had in little Italy, and there weren't any touristy elements to be found. SOHO eating at its finest.

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I went out to dinner with some friends last night and was feeling kind of grumpy (bad day, long story). The last thing I wanted 2 do was try somewhere I've never been B4, but I went to Peasant anyway to please my buds. WHAT A SURPRISE! From the moment we walked in the door the lovely hostess greeted us warmly seated us in the cozy and sleek lounge while we waited just a few minutes for our table. The bartender approached us shortly afterwards with kind enthusiasm. His name was Aaron and I think my girlfriend has a crush on him. We drank some great Italian wine I had never heard of and had some amazing homemade breadsticks and olives. Dinner was gorgeous, special and I can't stop dreaming about the rissoto. To think I didn't want to eat here! I plan to go back to Peasant soon and eat more than my words.

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★★★★★

I went out to dinner with some friends last night and was feeling kind of grumpy (bad day, long story). The last thing I wanted 2 do was try somewhere I've never been B4, but I went to Peasant anyway to please my buds. WHAT A SURPRISE! From the moment we walked in the door the lovely hostess greeted us warmly seated us in the cozy and sleek lounge while we waited just a few minutes for our table. The bartender approached us shortly afterwards with kind enthusiasm. His name was Aaron and I think my girlfriend has a crush on him. We drank some great Italian wine I had never heard of and had some amazing homemade breadsticks and olives. Dinner was gorgeous, special and I can't stop dreaming about the rissoto. To think I didn't want to eat here! I plan to go back to Peasant soon and eat more than my words.

Pros: Fabulous service and Food

Cons: Still trying to think of one

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I ate at Peasant last nite and had the most wonderful dinner. Most of the time when I go out to eat I wish I had stayed home and cooked dinner myself. It was definetly NOT the case at Peasant, everything was perfect and there is no way I could ever make any of the food at home. The chef is a real genius. We started out at the bar at had a fabulous time with Aaron the bartender and his delicious Pomegranate Martinis . The bar was packed to the rim and he still managed to treat us as though we were the only ones there! The ambiance is beautiful with the open kitchen and its rustic charm. I want to eat at Peasant every nite!

2
★★★★★

I ate at Peasant last nite and had the most wonderful dinner. Most of the time when I go out to eat I wish I had stayed home and cooked dinner myself. It was definetly NOT the case at Peasant, everything was perfect and there is no way I could ever make any of the food at home. The chef is a real genius. We started out at the bar at had a fabulous time with Aaron the bartender and his delicious Pomegranate Martinis . The bar was packed to the rim and he still managed to treat us as though we were the only ones there! The ambiance is beautiful with the open kitchen and its rustic charm. I want to eat at Peasant every nite!

Pros: Pizza and Pasta

Cons: Opera Music

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We just found our new best Italian restaurant Peasant . From the moment we walked we could smell the beautiful aromas from the kitchen. We were promptly seated at our table and the waiter translated our menus which were in Italian. The only problem is we wanted to order everything on the menu. We going back next time with more of our friends just to do that. We had the octopus to start which was baked in the wood fire oven it was so good and the pizza magarita which is the best we ever had. For entrees we order the lasagne with rabbit ( a must) and the lamb with creamy polenta. Make sure you leave room for desserts and the white chocolate bread pudding is the way to go.This truly has become our new favourite restaurant the service was fantastic and friendliest in New York.

2
★★★★★

We just found our new best Italian restaurant Peasant . From the moment we walked we could smell the beautiful aromas from the kitchen. We were promptly seated at our table and the waiter translated our menus which were in Italian. The only problem is we wanted to order everything on the menu. We going back next time with more of our friends just to do that. We had the octopus to start which was baked in the wood fire oven it was so good and the pizza magarita which is the best we ever had. For entrees we order the lasagne with rabbit ( a must) and the lamb with creamy polenta. Make sure you leave room for desserts and the white chocolate bread pudding is the way to go.This truly has become our new favourite restaurant the service was fantastic and friendliest in New York.

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Had my bachelorette dinner at Peasant. No, it wasn't crazy, just ladies getting together to enjoy ggod company and ggod food. We were all very civil, until the pastas came, we did family style and I don't know if the girls ate that day but they acted as if they had never eaten. Gnocchi, linguine, lasagne, and a caviar pasta, better than anything we've ever had. Unfortunately after all the great food and yummy cocktails (the bartender named one after my sis) we went home early. Oh well, there's still time for vegas!!!

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★★★★★

Had my bachelorette dinner at Peasant. No, it wasn't crazy, just ladies getting together to enjoy ggod company and ggod food. We were all very civil, until the pastas came, we did family style and I don't know if the girls ate that day but they acted as if they had never eaten. Gnocchi, linguine, lasagne, and a caviar pasta, better than anything we've ever had. Unfortunately after all the great food and yummy cocktails (the bartender named one after my sis) we went home early. Oh well, there's still time for vegas!!!

Pros: food, service

Cons: no boys

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I love peasant. Started going when I first moved to the neighborhood 5 years ago and the food keeps getting better. I know alot of people hate the italian menu but I crave it. I especially love the lamb. It's flavorful and rare. Two ways I can never get lamb in this city. The desserts are simple but good as well as the wines. For a special treat skip dessert and have a grappa! It will help you digest so that by the time you get home you're hungry for more!

2
★★★★★

I love peasant. Started going when I first moved to the neighborhood 5 years ago and the food keeps getting better. I know alot of people hate the italian menu but I crave it. I especially love the lamb. It's flavorful and rare. Two ways I can never get lamb in this city. The desserts are simple but good as well as the wines. For a special treat skip dessert and have a grappa! It will help you digest so that by the time you get home you're hungry for more!

Pros: Very romantic but still great for business dinners

Cons: no round tables

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I love Peasant. It's the only place I can bring my parents where they won't complain. If that's not a complement I don't know what is. Our favorites are all carbs, (my parents never even heard of Dr. Atkins) the pizza marg, the gnochi, the spaghetti with clams, all grade A primo food. My girlfriend loves the pear tart, we can all share one but she always has to have her own!

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★★★★★

I love Peasant. It's the only place I can bring my parents where they won't complain. If that's not a complement I don't know what is. Our favorites are all carbs, (my parents never even heard of Dr. Atkins) the pizza marg, the gnochi, the spaghetti with clams, all grade A primo food. My girlfriend loves the pear tart, we can all share one but she always has to have her own!

Pros: Good service, nice dining room

Cons: wooden benches (ouch)

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If only all peasants had it so good. Straightforward, traditional cuisine from Tuscany is largely prepared in an old-fashioned brick oven, giving that unmistakable wood smoke-tinged aroma and flavor. We recommend the hearty baked-meat…

 

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