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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.
New York, NY 10012
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm, Holidays: Closed
Please note: We will be closed on Sundays during July and August. We will be open on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. beginning in September.
Spring and Prince
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
6 Train to Spring
B,D,F,M to Broadway/LaFayette
N,R to Prince
Private Party Facilities:
Can fill entire restaurant.
Private Party Contact:
Dulanea Benson: (212) 965-9511
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access
Peasant Ratings and Reviews
The food was wonderful as always. I did have to wait 40 mins past my reservation time to be seated. Apparently, it was do to a large party that started late, pushing back other reservations. That’s ok but I expected that they would have at least comped my drinks at the bar while we waited.
It was raining and anyone in nyc knows that means people are going to be late. Restaurant was half empty and we bought drinks at the bar bc they wouldn’t seat us until everyone was there. Hostess hovered annoyingly over us and when the last two arrived would not even let us greet them , very rudely said we need to go to the table NOW. Then we sit, adjacent to kitchen, and order more wine and meals. Everything was ok until the PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT showed up and shut the kitchen down between our starter and main course. Routine check, ok but no one said a thing to ya while we waiting 45 minutes more for entrees. I had to go Thrace down the manager for any acknowledgement of the situation. They gave us free dessert but the whole thing took FOUR HOURS. Do not eat here. Even if it’s the only reservation you can get. Food was average.
We had eaten a Peasant a number of years ago and we haven't returned for a reason I don't recall. Perhaps because NYC has so many good Italian restaurants.... Very crowded entrance area, yet we were seated immediately, lovely lighting but an incredibly hard banquette. Dining room filled but the vibe was good. We order polpi whenever we can and so we did at Peasant, but it was the worst we have ever had and I would warn anyone to avoid it. It was so tough and chewy that it was inedible. Otherwise, we were more than pleased. The bread is delicious, as were the lasagna coniglio and the paccheri con cinghiale. Cocktails and wine by the glass were fine. We would return, but with caveats.
The Truffle Risotto - molto bene!
Pricey but definitely worth tasting.
Best dish of the night was the Dry Aged
T bone steak shared with the Veal Ragu,Bone Marrow. The drink menu needs a little love but other than that it was a cute place to have dinner and we were all content with our meals
My boyfriend and I came here for a romantic date night. The wait staff was great, always there to help clear an empty plate and our waiter was very helpful in telling us about portion sizes and menu specials. We ended up ordering the pig's head, which, if you are an adventurous eater, is 100% worth it. Overall I was extremely happy and can't wait for us to come back again.
The suckling pig, a specialty that you have to reserve in advance, was bland and unappealing, the meat under-seasoned (e.g. a tiny touch of thyme came through but not enough to do what it should) and the seared suckling pig rib on top had eye appeal but seemed to have been coating with some "searing mixture" that had a artificial taste to it. The apple pie was pushed: "We use lady apples, you know what lady apples are, and we carmelize...." etc. etc. Well, the apple part of the pie was mush, sort of like apple sauce mixed with flour, and the crust which, again, had eye appeal had shortening flavor that wasn't tasty instead of being a buttery crust. It's an appealing looking place with a big open kitchen --NYC Italian Peasant -- but the food is disappointing. No re0do here.
I have eaten at Peasant before. Unfortunately this was not a good experience. The waitress was cold and a tad blunt. The steak I had was tender but tasteless. The fish was tasty. The beans were a tad tasteless. Unfortunately, with so many great options in New York I won’t be back
A gem. Probably the best restaurant I’ve been to in years. To see an owner/chef actually working his tail off is a rarity. Frank D was pumping out some the best (real) Italian food East of Italy. The service was superb; from the gents downstairs in the wine bar to service upstairs. The staff was engaging, knowledgeable about the product and enthusiastic in their craft and place of business.
We cannot wait to up to the city again enjoy this place. It’s what a restaurant should be, simple but elegant and attentive to detail and clientele.
The food here was stunning! The only reason I’m giving it 4 stars and not 5 stars for food is because although the lobster risotto was amazingly flavorful, the rice was al dente and not as creamy as I would have liked. Otherwise amazing food and amazing time!
The food was great- but they asked if I was finished with my pasta course three or four times. I almost asked the last guy if he was f'ing with me. There was plenty of food on my plate- it was pretty clear they just wanted to move us on to the next course. Lame. I've seen more conscientious hospitality in a diner. We had an early reservation on a saturday night and towards the end the restaurant started filling up and it really felt like they wanted us out of there. It was not subtle. It really killed the whole experience.
A friend recommended this place and she was so right. They were very friendly and seated us immediately with reservation. Seats are wooden chairs so not super comfy for people with bad backs like me but I was able to ignore that because the food was so good. Salad was delicious. Both our enters were wonderful. We made new friends sitting next to us so, close seating turned out to be a pleasant plus. Service was excellent and friendly. Their Woodfired oven was pumping out some great looking pizza. Did not have dessert but they looked yummy. Prices a bit high but on par with other good eateries in New York. Dress is casual.
Great food in a great restaurant. Staff are wonderful, all recommendations gratefully received and were perfect. It's a buzzing, vibrant atmosphere, lots of fun, while retaining an authentic look and feel. The food is exemplary, a great wine list, and excellent cocktail options. We love this place. We've been many times and will continue to visit whenever we are in New York.
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