I brought my family who was
I brought my family who was in from out of town and it was a fantastic. The service was incredible and the food was outstanding. There was a great energy, but it was not overwhelming as some restaurants can be. Everyone truly enjoyed all aspects. An overall great dining experience.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great experience! Being from
Great experience! Being from the south, I am one of the first to call out a "pretender". You could serve any of the dishes we had anywhere in the South and be proud of it.
It was my daughter's birthday and a wonderful evening during our NYC trip. We'll come again the next time we are there.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sarabeth's for the downtown
Sarabeth's for the downtown crowd. The food is consistently comforting and good. The service is a little lacking.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
You simply can't go wrong
Great neighbourhood restaurant. It boasts two large seating areas covering two floors. Staff are attentive, personable, professional and knowledgeable. The food is top notch and the so is the drinks selection. The bars on both floors are well stocked and ideal for after work drinks. I went there with a girl I was trying to impress but not overwhelm and I think it did the trick.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here was excellent!
The food here was excellent! I look forward to going back. The service was lovely, but due to a computer glitch, our drinks took forever. As they were comped, I can't complain. We had brunch - try the veggie hash. Fantastic. I look forward to coming back next time I'm in town.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my favorite spots in
One of my favorite spots in NYC. I plan my trip around at least one meal in the beautiful airy light upstairs room. The hosts and servers always so friendly and helpful!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great and
The service was great and the food was great. try the secret burger!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dependable Food & Positive Vibe.
Delicious steak, and it was cooked just right. Salads and sides were generous portions. Bar drinks were spot on.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Biscuits for brunch
The star of Peels seems to be the build-a-biscuit breakfast/brunch item and it was quite good. Offers options as people can customize their meal any way they want so it solves the fussy eater problem. The food itself was very good. Donuts and other baked goods add an additional element of character to the meal. The space itself is great. Warm, inviting, and well done. The service was a mixed experience. The people were polite, warm and very helpful with the menu. Something just didnt work though as water, coffee, drinks went unattended. Half your meal, you're wishing for a refill but it was impossible to flag someone down to get more. Wouldn't be so bad if the cups weren't incredibly small. Overall i would go back though.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was overall a pleasant
It was overall a pleasant experience. I was meeting with friends so, One of the most important things was that the noise level was low, which allowed us to catch up without having to yell at each other! The food was tasty, the wine perfect and light for our meal of multiple shared appetizers, and the company great. However our waiter was pushy and seemed offended when we didn't want dessert and pressured us to look at the menu. That gesture alone made us get up leave and find dessert elsewhere.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Group Dinner
Had a tasty Friday evening dinner with my brothers and their significant others. Reservations for the 6 of us were a must, and we were glad we had them as the restaurant became quite busy with a young energetic crowd. The service at Peels was exceptional, and we were all very pleased with our cocktails and food choices. Really, everything was delicious...we had menu and special items for that night - everything was very good. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to my next visit.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get a reservation! Otherwise
Get a reservation! Otherwise you'll be hanging around waiting for a table especially if you want to sit outside. Biscuits are delicious. Great bacon!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best lunch spot in the East Village
Peels has a very varied menu, so there's something for everybody—from a hearty burger to a vegan quinoa salad. The upstairs dining is a lively and sun-filled space, the service is efficient without being cloying, and the food is quite good and reasonably priced, what more could you ask? Downstairs is a bit more crowded and noisy, and the outdoor seating is nicer on the side street than Second Avenue, so I'd ask to sit upstairs, and be sure to order two of the home-made Tazo potato chips, one is simply not enough!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu is small, and don't expect
Menu is small, and don't expect to stray from it
if you have special needs. But food is incredibly
fresh and different from most other brunch places.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cozy place but two complaints: my chicken came without the touted mashed potatoes and they completely got our dessert order screwed up. Waited to point that out but could not get our waiter back so sadly ate the incorrect order - not what we wanted, but...
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely weekday brunch. Weekends have always been too crowded, but on a Wednesday we got a reservation and were seated right away. Service was prompt and friendly. Food was delicious.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Big birthday brunch
Accommodated Southern enthusiasts, bacon-lovers, gluten-sensitivities, vegetarians, foodies, and the rest of us who were interested in a good, boozy brunch without complication. Something on the menu for everyone and everything was delicious. I don't recall anyone needing to "special order" beyond what their normal quirks are (sauce on the side, please).
So so good. Easily increased space for my late joiners. If you've got a big group of friends who love food, go here!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
PEELS Quick and Easy
Although I wanted a salad there was no way I felt justified to order an $18. salad, the only offered with protein options. So my lunch companion and I shared a turkey and avocado sandwich which was lackluster at best and the shrimp and grits which was absolutely heavenly. I will absolutely go back to peels for this amazing dish that exuded flavors one dreams about long after exiting the establishment.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for an evening cocktail!
I met with two women for a happy hour meeting. I wanted something sophisticated but charming with interesting cocktails and wine. Because I am originally from the south, I appreciated the food menu! We had the biscuit bites with pimento cheese and drinks. Sitting upstairs was perfect because we could focus on our conversation in a comfortable environment. I made a reservation to be sure we would have a seat and was overall very happy with the evening! I would recommend this place to anyone.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be in the know and order the secret burger, not listed on the menu. It is to DIE for!! Might be so bold to say it might top my list for best burger in the city. Order and enjoy!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
great experience food and drink
Interesting and unique menu. Staff is really into the restaurant. Friendly and knowledgeable. Bartender is awesome and server offered suggestions that were right on with out being pushy. We can't wait to go back. Five of us shared a number of apps and each ordered a different entrée. All absolutely delicious.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service. A
Great food and service. A little expensive but compared to other NYC places it's not too expensive. Really enjoyed the burger and it
Came with so many fries!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Drinks, & Service
We really enjoyed our brunch on Saturday. The food was delicious. We had a few cocktails that are always so unique and refreshing. Service was exceptional; very attentive and helpful. We will be back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is not only gorgeous, but fantastic food and lovely service.
Great to take friends to!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reeled by Peels
I asked my son who lives in New York for great place to do brunch, and his girlfriend recommended Peels. I am very picky about where I eat, as we have traveled extensively, and lets just say in many dining establishments, we lack culture and ambiance. Well this place was on point. From the attentiveness of the hostess, to our waiters catering to the needs of 8 hungry Americans and Germans. The food was prepared for the eye as well as the taste-buds. The brunch cocktails were refreshing to start the day, with just the right amount of juices and liquor. The amenities were a look of old east coast charm, but a modern day clean. Overall, a very positive experience!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a really good Brunch with a group of friends! The space and the ambience was great!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most reliable lunchspot in the hood
If i have a semi-serious business lunch, I always go to Peels. It offers the perfect mix of East-Village vibe with a slightly hip clientele and a good, varied menu. The Tasso potato chips alone are worth the walk, but I've never had a guest order something they didn't like. It's a bit too sunny and noisy to eat outside on Second Avenue, so stick to the side street if you want to dine al fresco. I love the bright, sunny space upstairs, certainly over the more cramped and noisy downstairs.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was GREAT! We had the
Food was GREAT! We had the fried green tomatoes to start and while they were not the Southern style I was used to growing up in the South they were good. I had the chili which was outstanding and something I would order again in a second and my husband had the secret burger which he really liked - not his favorite burger but he said it was very good. My only complaint is that the waiter was not very attentive, we had to get his attention twice and we generally prefer not to have someone who hovers but this guy, although super nice, just wasn't paying any attention at all.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time with great food
Second time at Peels and will definitely head there more often. Service was good, food was good, and had a great time there with good friends.
Highly recommend but please make a reservation for brunch.
9/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Came with a group and we had a wonderful time!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peels always delivers. Took
Peels always delivers. Took a large group here and the ambience was perfect. Started at the bar with their incredible craft cocktails (I got the NY Shrub before switching to my go-to Old Fashioned). The friendly hostesses helped us order appetizers to the table, so when we walked upstairs, we were greeted by a table with a beautiful tray of oysters, fried green tomatoes, Parker House loafs and more. Most of us orders either the famed fried chicken or the steak. Everything was lovely.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday Dinner at Peels
Ten friends and I went to Peels this weekend to celebrate a birthday. It was a fantastic choice! Starting with cocktails at the downstairs bar and continuing through dinner and dessert upstairs, everything was stellar. (There was one minor hiccup with our large reservation, but it was resolved quickly.) The food is comfortable. And outstanding. The meatloaf and fried chicken were true hits. The size of the cod did not measure up. Service was amazing! Will definitely return.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ordered was
Everything we ordered was tasty; had the right balance of flavors. Our waiter was excellent too.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a great breakfast/brunch
Enjoyed a great breakfast/brunch at Peels. The place is charming and the service was wonderful. The build a biscuit will be the best you've ever had. Saturday morning wasn't to busy.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pre Public Theatre
What a find! Went before 7:30 curtain at the Public Theatre. Got us in and out on time with no sense of rush. Staff incredible nice and knowledgeable. Found a new American gin. Space beautiful. I thought a tad expensive, but turned out to be worth the money.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peels doesn't have healthy food, but what it does have makes you feel really good. Absolutely, hands down, get the fried chicken. You won't regret it.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was glorious and staff
Food was glorious and staff was excellent. Great atmosphere and not too noisy.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Many people say Peels is overrated,
Many people say Peels is overrated, and though it may be, my group got in quickly (had a reservation), had a very nice server, and had great food for brunch! We shared the cinnamon sugar donuts which were amazing and the majority of us got the biscuits and sausage gravy with a poached egg on top. Was it the best I've ever had? No. But I was very satisfied and we all had a great time. Peels is just one of those places where the ambience will always make up for the food.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic brunch spot; beautiful decor and affordable prices. Fried chicken!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a perfect spot for
This was a perfect spot for a lovely thanksgiving meal! The food was great, ambience was wonderful - festive but not overboard. It felt special but not overly costly.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM