Peasant

4.7
2266 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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The Infatuation
7.7

A bit more touristy and a bit more parent-y than we remember, but Peasant still has a few home run dishes worth visiting for.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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TQ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Encountered a very rude waiter. The waiting time was a little bit long. So I asked approximately how long it is going to be. He was very rude and almost ridiculed me. Saying hey man, it is Saturday night, I have not control. It is what it is, it comes out when it comes out.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best. Order the lamb chops!

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ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to restaurant for a great meal out. Favorite dishes are razor clams, skate, risottos, pizza (and their bread!!). Service is always near perfect. So far (after at least 10 visits), we haven't had a bad meal and will continue going back.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Welcoming and knowledgeable staff and delicious food. We had a wonderful time as always!

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good, but for the price expect much better service. We arrived at 7pm for a 7pm reservation and had to wait for 30 minutes for our table, with no explanation or apologies, felt like a ploy to get us to spend an extra $40 on two glasses of wine at the bar while we waited. As it appeared there were table in the dining room open when we arrived which I was told were held for "reservations" (the irony seemed lost on the hostess).

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RL
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent Italian food. Their veal ragout is outstanding, their lamb flavorful and delicate at the same time. Their polenta and octopus appetizers delicious.

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o
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been several times and never disappointed. Good ambiance, service, and food. I don't eat meat so I am not sure about the roasted pig, which is (I think) a specialty there. But friends who have had it said it was delicious. Would definitely recommend.

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DI
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I think overall the service was very good the appetizers were very good the bread and the entrées were good.

If there were any criticisms of the food I would say that the skate entrée just didn’t taste fresh and the noise level was very very high but outside of that I had a pretty good experience thank you.

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JV
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dîner avec mon épouse et nos deux enfants

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the energy of this place. Food and service are also outstanding.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first, and certainly not our last, meal at Peasant. To begin, a basket of heavenly warm bread arrived and equally heavenly ricotta and olive oil—as was the rest of the meal: creative, delicious food; warm, welcoming ambiance; and 5-star service. We were three women sharing 1 appetizer (a sausage special), 1 pasta (lasagne de coniglio)—rabbit ragu with béchamel), and 1 main course (roast suckling pig)—ample servings of all. The server divided the pasta and main courses before bringing them to the table. A most enjoyable evening.

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Peasant! The food is always delicious, and the service is impeccable. We ordered the roast suckling pig (a must!!) and the tagliolini with veal ragu. Both were amazing! I can’t wait for our next trip to NYC so we can return to Peasant.

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f
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, knowledgeable waiter who was very attentive and great all around vibes!

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MI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful menu and service.

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and wine list. The food was outrageously good from the razor clams and polenta with mushrooms to the sausage with lentils (omg delicious!). We also had the malloreddus with lamb neck ragu and the suckling pig. They split the pasta and main courses that we were sharing onto two dishes. The ambiance was cozy and the dining room is rustic with a bit of a hip vibe.

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AS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice warm ambiance with simple and good food. A place that I can turn to when I need a pleasant place to get together with friends. Wine list is very brief but a couple of inexpensive bottles that I gave a try were pleasant and not bad at all.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, dim lighting, exposed brick kitchen in back, everything on the menu was delicious and our waitress made the night. Will definitely be back very soon!!

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TB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time. Food was as good as every other time I’d gone. Service was attentive and friendly

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I think Peasant is quite underrated. It's a lovely restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious food. The wine pairings are always good and the menu diverse. I appreciate that there aren't simply one or two seafood options but are instead multiple choices for those of us pescatarians. The meat dishes look hearty and delicious too.

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PB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!! Wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly. He made great food and wine suggestions. Everything we ordered was wonderful!!!!!! Will definitely make a return trip to this restaurant next time we are inNew York .

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KP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The impeccable service is only surpassed by the incredible food. The entire experience is memorable: from the friendly hostess to the warm, inviting dining room. The menu is varied and delicious and you can’t beat their desserts! I love, love, love this place!

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T
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Feels like being in Italy, not NY!!!

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JZ
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!!!!!

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LS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu was varied and interesting; wild boar, rabbit, hen and includes the usual staples; which were all well-prepared and delicious. YUM! Both thumbs up!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time as always! Love the food and wine list. Staff is friendly and helpful!

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RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

great restaurant however we were seated in the back where there was a cold draft coming from the ceiling that they could not explain which made it very uncomfortable while eating dinner, especially on such a cold night! so unfortunate since the service, food and ambience were great as was the cellar bar with great music after dinner

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J
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a stand-out. the wood-burning ovens are visually-attractive and produce phenomenal food. Keep it up!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We were here for a birthday with a large group. The evening started out great at a large table in the basement. The food was excellent throughout except for the flourless chocolate cake - it was hard as a rock. The cherry jam on top did it no favors either. Very strange. The big issue was how the night ended. Our dinner started at 7:30. By 9 the downstairs was crowded and not 2 minutes after we paid the bill at 9:45ish our server told us unceremoniously to leave. I understand restaurant scheduling but the length of our dinner was a factor of the slowness of the kitchen, not us. Don’t schedule your tables like a cattle call so close together if your kitchen is slow! It put a damper on the rest of the evening because we had to go outside into the cold to decide where to go next since the restaurant had kicked us out. We probably won’t go back. There are plenty of other places in NYC that aren’t so full of themselves.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night

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L
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Extremely loud , and seating is so close it felt as if we were on a date with the people around us. Good was good, although stay away from the duck. Super salty - shared my lamb chops with my date instead. Waiter was great.

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BA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a drink in the downstairs bar, then dinner upstairs. Food was amazing! When I made the reservation, I put "birthday dinner " in the special requests. Upon confirming my reservation, they said your server would bring out dessert with a candle. Unfortunately, that was not communicated and we had to ask. Otherwise, our server was amazing and we had a terrific dinner!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience! The ambiance at Peasant is always so cozy especially on these frigid evenings. Decadent comfort food at its finest.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! One of my favorite spots. Grab dinner here regularly. Great food. Management and staff are always excellent.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seriously the most delicious gnocchi I’ve ever had in my life. And I always order gnocchi. Love this place!

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for an anniversary dinner after I saw Peasant on a list of "romantic" restaurants. Perhaps should've called to reserve a better table, as we were seated against the wall -- one person on a bench seat next to other diners and the other person in a chair. Not a romantic set-up. Food was pretty good but not remarkable.

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C
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Second time here; another great meal. The lamb chops, with polenta, are the best ever--so flavorful!
We had the best waiter, Andrea, who couldn't have been more charming if he tried. Baby octopus was a great app. Only complaint is the two-tops are too close. Felt like a communal table. For $42 an entree, I'd appreciate more than 12 inches between me and the next table....

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always order fish and I’m always disappointed with a dried up fillet or the size of the portion. The fish options at peasant were on point. I ordered the whole sea bream which was not only XL, but also perfectly grilled and so insanely delicious. I’ll be coming back here just for that dish, although I eyed some amazing looking pastas and grilled seafood on other tables. Food is just amazing. The service was excellent as well. Impressive place.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, though a bit on the pricy side for some of the extras (salads, soups, etc.). Still, amazing quality food and great service with an old world feel. I will say it was quite loud to the point it was difficult to hear across the table.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Cuisine and attentive service during our Birthday dinner for a party of five.

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