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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.

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About 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.

194 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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.

Cross Street:
Spring and Prince

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 965-9511

Website:
http://www.peasantnyc.com/

Public Transit:
6 Train to Spring
B,D,F,M to Broadway/LaFayette
N,R to Prince

Executive Chef:
Frank DeCarlo

Private Party Facilities:
Can fill entire restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Dulanea Benson: (212) 965-9511

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access

Peasant Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (18)
Good for a Date (18)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Special Occasion (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (12)
Casual (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Healthy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

If you going to eat Italian food in New York - this is the place to do it. Great vibe, food and service. Highly recommended.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I always love Peasant. It is festive and lively. I like the open kitchen. The wait staff is terrific. The food is fantastic. My wife complained about the noise. I can live with the noise because it is so good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere as the spit is turning with choice roastings.
Great seafood choices and pasta
Skate, bortarga , sea urchin, razor clams all delicious.
Roasted pork good but creamy.
Great place.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Beautiful open kitchen!! Great food!! great service!!
Can't wait to go back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was second visit to Peasant. We live in Vancouver but visit New York regularly and this is a place that’s worth a repeat visit. Great martini at the bar, too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

had heard restaurant from a friend - went with a girlfriend and food was incredible!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great all around. Waitress wine knowledge was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I loved this restaurant. So NYC!!! The service was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and made great suggestions. Food was very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Everything about this place was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent food, great menu. Very good service and warm, inviting setting - highly recommended.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Hats off!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. Love the atmosphere. The only downfall was it was very loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Awesome experience ! Twice now ! Mmmdkxnsnsjsjjsjsjsjjxjsjsjsjsjsjsjanajjajajajajsjajsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjjsjzjzjjzjzjsjzjsjjsisjsjsjjssjjsjsjsusjsjsjsjjsjajjsjsjsjsjsiaisjsu

Tags: Fun, Cozy, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

I've been multiple times over the past decade, and this place still retains its charm and the food is still delicious. The gnocchi with rabbit was especially good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Impeccable service without being conceited. Delicious food. Great selection of wines. The kitchen is a show a part. Nice place for dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was excellent. Far better than I and my friend expected. Fresh, delicious and out of the box in flavors and food combinations. Highly recommended. Enjoy!
I'll definitely be back to celebrate some special occasion .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a small problem when we got there for our reservation (for 4) and the table wasn't ready for another 30 minutes. In exchange for our wait they comped is two appetizers which I felt was very generous. The wait staff was super attentive, the food came out cooked perfectly and hot, and the ambience was just damn cool.

10/10 would eat again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A wonderful restaurant!
Delicious with top notch service
Great New York crowd

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent good, service, ambience.
Recommend both locations..44th Street and t6th Street.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Enjoyed one the best meals in NYC at Peasant. Fresh, flavorful, authentic dishes in a beautiful atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I've never dined at the restaurant before but I decided to try this out for a business dinner based on the good reviews. I'm so pleased that I did!! Everyone at the dinner was so happy with the atmosphere, service and especially food! They weren't a group of people who are easy to please when it comes to restaurants/food - FYI. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very loud. Pretentious servers. Good food, though. But all three of us had terrible heartburn later and the next day we were running to the bathroom multiple times (not pretty...). And we eat out a lot and eat a lot of different cuisines (meaning our stomachs are used to a lot). I wouldn't recommend this place and won't go back.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The place has a warm rustic look with a open kitchen.
The service was prompt and attentive. The best part was the food nicely prepared and tasted awesome.
I will be back next time in the city.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Peasant was okay. I wasn't impressed with any of the dishes we had. The pizza was pizza, nothing special. The sea urchin pasta wasn't impressive. The restaurant was extremely loud. I thought they had a very limited menu. Overall it was just very average and not somewhere I would go again.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

One of our favorite hot spots! Always an awesome meal. Great friendly staff, cool crowd, great people watching!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Sending my daughter off to college

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Can't believe I've never been here before! Ambience is magical, food is so delicious, and the staff is knowledgeable, attentive and down to earth.

We already made reservations for next week!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The wine list is really small and we were a table of 5 with a really small bench. The food was excellent and the service was attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

24$ for the spaghetti with butter for kids 4yo....it is a shame
The portion of burrata is ridiculous
The service is awful
I went there years ago it was perfect

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The space is great, the food is fresh and carefully prepared, and our server Alisa is outstanding. We loved it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Tables are too close together. Very loud. Limited menu. Wonderful venue. Great ambience.
The lamb chops are excellent. However, tables are too small, too close together.
For such a tasteful space they need to change the climate, and vibe. Too crowded the polenta that came with my lamb was too rich not well flavored. They were out of their well known succulent pig which was disappointing. Based on my first experience I would not recommend or go back ,but the space is great just terrible acoustics. Accomodations are lackluster because they just want to fill the venue to capacity to maximize profit and are not focused on dining experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great in every way if you like old world cooking

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Our waiter was excellent and the food was great

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Food, ambiance and service A++++

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