Peasant
Peasant

Peasant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.peasantnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129659511
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Holidays: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Frank DeCarlo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Can fill entire restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Dulanea Benson 2129659511

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring and Prince
  • Public Transit: 6 Train to Spring B,D,F,M to Broadway/LaFayette N,R to Prince
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Peasant
Peasant is a modern restaurant using century old traditions of cooking with fire. The cuisine is rustic Italian from all regions with concentration on the freshness and purity of the food.
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Peasant reviews from OpenTable diners
154 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (99)neighborhood gem (70)romantic (57)special occasion (48)notable wine list (46)good for groups (43)hot spot (41)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (11)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Failing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It's not the restaurant it once was. No real specials to speak of anymore, The $31 suckling pig entree, their hallmark, would fit under a large coffeecup -- including the potatoes. A very sad empty plate. Still tasty but tiny. Not heading back. Sad, used to be one of my favorite NYC restaurants.
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  • Our Peasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food and service and ambience is outstanding. Waiters were very authentic Italian. They catered to us wonderfully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • B-day Dissappointment!
    Nanny
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Went there because of high marks from Zagats. Started out with wonderful buratta, & fresh vegetable plate. Pizza was good, however pasta dish with rabbit was barely passable, & sucking pig was very greasy with very few crisp pieces. Won't be back ever!
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  • nothing like fresh home made pasta
    creativefoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    For authentic Italian fare...and special occasions. Pricey but worth it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wood fire cooking
    FoodwomanVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We usually eat meat here. This time, lovely tuna atop beans and fennel. Whole delicious Branzino. Polenta so good we ordered a second. Broccoli Rabe so bitter that we jumped for joy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Fitforfoodies
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The lamb and gnocchi were incredible. Only dissatisfaction comes from the bussers and staff being way too pushy with clearing dishes to the point where if I put down my fork to take a sip of wine I would be asked if I was finished. Felt as it was a coordinated effort to get tables turned faster from management. Please find way to relax a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    brunch
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. My daughters wanted a special dinner before leaving for college and this came to mind. The food is so different and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was very average. Was not worth the hype I had heard. Salad was fresh and vibrant. I had spaghetti vongole. Was too garlicky and Manila clams just don't do the trick on this dish.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Italian for foodies
    NYCGIRTHNMIRTH
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great Italian food prepared and served with a lot of love. Ingredients are organic and the recipes are creative but still anchored in traditional tastes. Portions are generous so don't over-order. Wine list is excellent though on the dearer side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just fine.
    PassingThrough
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Peasant is lovely, but there's a dissonance between the old world, candle lit rustic atmosphere and "Play that Funky Music White Boy" playing really loud. Dreadful 70's music all night long. Oddly, the wait staff seemed to not like each other (but were fine with customers). Something just wasn't right -- maybe front of house?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Italian
    EatmeNYC
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Gnoggi was amazing. Great portions. The Mozzarella was farm fresh.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    An excellent dining experience. Great food, wine and ambiance. Service great as well. Friendly, efficient and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem!
    Ilovefish
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went back on the 2nd time to feed off my craving for their dishes. Quite a number of notable dishes! Love. BUT! Their sardines w/ capers appetizer and sea urchin pasta entree tasted inconsistent from my first visit. Could be the produce quality - May varies daily due to the catch from the sea, perhaps?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    Vishne
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to Peasant with great anticipation for the Bistecca Fiorentina. It was under-seasoned, charred at one corner, and gray at the surface. I was disappointed. The suckling pig was tasty, but the rest of the food decidedly average - definitely not worth the $200 bill for a two-course meal for two.
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  • Very good authentic Italian
    Andrew
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had an excellent Italian culinary experience that will peak my interest to come back for brunch or lunch as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but salty sometimes
    CamilleVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We love peasant, especially the razor clams, uni pasta, but the squab is way too hard to chew or tear off from the bone. I hope it was an accident because I was told the squab was the chef's favorite. Would definitely like to come back for the delicious food, but not sure would try squab again.
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  • Reminds me of Italy
    Jordan
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went here for anniversary dinner. The decor and the tall, handsome Italian servers immediately invokes a sense of authenticity. I've eaten in more than a couple restaurants just like this in and around Rome. While not cheap, the portions are appropriate for the prices and the food was excellent. Asparagi app, pasta with sardines, lamb, and the whole orata were fabulous, though the dish used for the app was a tad unwieldy. The dishes are rustic and simple, as they should be, and the dessert we shared, a cassata, while lacking in the dried fruit that usually characterizes the dish, was still delicious. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Preezy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very good food. Great ambience. Nice space - doesn't feel like everyone is packed in. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good but for the child.
    PaulathePointe
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was very good but not perfect. There was a bit of sand in the razor clams and I hit a tiny bone fragment in the rabbit lasagna. However, the flavors of both were delicious and I enjoyed the pasta with sardines very much, though I would have preferred more sardines. One thing I did not appreciate was having an employee's young daughter run back and forth from the kitchen to the bar where she was being looked after, thus the two stars for ambience. Its risky enough when dining that patrons may have a rambunctious child; totally unacceptable when the responsible party is an employee or worse, the owner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is where it's at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Food was great as always. Large group (7) so we got to try 14+ dishes. Food never disappoints and is consistent as ever. Service was spotty and our waiter was very pushy and bordered on bothersome at times. Someone should inform the restaurant it's illegal to add gratuity automatically as they still seem to believe there's no fault with it. Good way to get sued. Otherwise, food stands far above the service. Far too many restaurants in NY..
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really rustic
    StanC
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Good food - really interesting wine list. Tables small, slanted and crowded (maybe too rustic?). Noise level started at manageable, but rose as the evening progressed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not flexible
    Nainai
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I brought my out-of-town mother and cousin here early on a Tuesday evening, having not been for a few years. I had forgotten how different the upstairs is from the downstairs. Downstairs is dark, woodsy and cosy. Upstairs is open, noisy, but spacious. The food was very good. We loved the cuttlefish and pork liver best. Biggest complaint: my mother loves lamb and hates radicchio. They refused to substitute the radicchio for ANY other vegetable. Given it was early, I was a little annoyed by this lack of customer service. It would not have been a big deal to accommodate this kind of request and it left a bad taste in her mouth. Food is still fabulous. Just go with very flexible eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NYC Dinner
    KCHOOSIERVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Was visiting NYC and received a recommendation to have dinner at Peasant. The service is impeccable and the food was very good. We had an asparagus appetizer that was delicious. My dinner partner's Skate with lemon, wine & capers just melted in your mouth. My slices of lamb on polenta were good, but a few pieces over cooked. My only complaint was that it was so loud in there that we literally had to yell to speak to each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but only good
    wesleybliss
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was tasty but nothing outstanding. Cocktails were sub par. Probably wouldn't go back intentionally, but wouldn't discourage anyone from it either. Plenty of better Italian places out there though.
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    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Damurph19
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I am a chef and this was the best meal I have had in NYC this trip.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience
    Nbrownnyc
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was our third visit to Peasant. We have never had an off night at this restaurant. Food and service is outstanding. And, we rarely eat dessert when we go out to dinner, but missing dessert at Peasant would be a crime. Both tables adjoining ours leaned in to inquire about our heavenly peach pie. Amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food was great and generous portions. Skate was fantastic as was the sausage pizza. Service was attentive but not overbearing.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bad service
    Outoftowner1
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My son and I had a fabulous meal at the Peasant. Our food was delicious, but our service was disappointing. I had not seen my son for over 7 months, and we had lots to talk about. Our waiter was rushing us so he could turn his table. To me, that is absolutely the worst thing a restaurant can allow to ruin a reputation.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for the Boring Eater
    LoveNYC
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Expected to find typical Italian cuisine and was surprised to see rabbit and the special being Pigs Head... However we did find something on the menu veal chop for me and clams for him..DELICIOUS.. And the pizza appetizers just like Italy!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • It was a great experience for me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    and my family in Peasant. The atmosphere is very good and i liked the kitchen very much. The foods very delicious as we ordered lamb chicken a pizza and a pasta seperately. But the service was quite rude that hey did not even asked about if are fine with our meals. So food and atmosphere was great but not sure about service!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Larob
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a great time. The dining room allows diners to see into the kitchen with the wood burning stoves, roast pig on the spit, etc. all accented by natural light via skylight. Tried razor clams for the first time which were perfectly done. Also would recommend the suckling pig and the lamb.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Find!
    FabURevusVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Everything about this place was charming. The staff, mostly with authentic Italian accents were delightful and knowledgeable. The food unique and divine! Everyone was happy with their selections from appetizers to desserts. A must when visiting NYC.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • The food was excellent
    RayO
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Specializing on farm fresh cuts of meat and vegetables this restaurant is a choice pic kampung foodies
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cris
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food was very good; our waitress (Allie) was the greatest ever; the noise level of the room makes conversation too great a challenge: it's not that they blast music here, it's the acoustics of the room. I'd love to come back but I won't.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional Evening!
    Margie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had never been to Peasant and had an amazing evening. Food was delicious and the place was jumping. They were very busy but certainly went out of their way to make our evening memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your starter for 32 ...
    Pincushion
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Lovely restaurant with attentive staff: however, the food verged on the ho hum at our early sitting on 9 June. With few other diners to attend to, I couldn't see any reason why my first course of (very) spicy baby octopus should have had to engage every tooth I possess to eat it. A main of swordfish was better. It was cooked lightly, but unevenly, so that one end was rarer than the other. The suckling pig started well but the creamy sauce in which it had been submerged became rich after a while and compared poorly with variations on this I've had in Spain and England. I wouldn't want to overstate the downside: we still had a nice time. I just wish I'd had a pizza instead...
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JudithVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is the second time we have been to Peasant and, like the first visit, we had an excellent meal and friendly, but very professional service. Definitely the best grilled fish I've had anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything is fresh
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I go to this place very often.. I love Elizabeth St. area and this is one of the cozy places in the neighborhood. There's an actual brick oven, so their pizzas are delicious. Staff is very knowledgeable and the food is very authentic Italian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really enjoyed our experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I took my daughter here during a girl's weekend trip to NYC. This was our third time dining here. We had excellent service and some of the best red wine I've ever had. The Bocconcini was incredible.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had heard about Peasant for a few years but finally got around to try it. Not knowing what to expect , we were blown away at how good it was. Our server was terrific-patient, knowledgeable,and helpful. All dishes were prepared perfectly the way we requested. We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic