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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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (16)
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Authentic (16)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
People Watching (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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Organic (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This is a NY gem! It is perfect every time. The food is amazing and the portions are great. The. Staff is friendly. The menu is so creative. Every dish is authentic and unique. The specials are spectacular

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Peasant is warm, inviting and cozy. The Lobster Rissoto was exquisite and stood out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The dishes we had were excellently prepared, tasty, and pretty sophisticated for a place called "Peasant." The service was superb; they seem to have a large and well-managed service staff. The room is noisy and the two-tops are close together so be prepared for buzz.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great experience

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing experience. Very authentic and genuine feel for both the environment and the food. Great ingredients, passionate people. You can't go wrong here. Get the ricotta cheesecake!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

excellent food, good service, good time. our favorite NYC restaurant

Tags: Romantic
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food4
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Holiday visit to New York

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Compared to prior visit a few years ago, food seems mediocre , service was excellent. Hope they can return some of the great flavors to their preparations.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Loved the farmhouse ambiance. We enjoyed the truffle gnocchi and the rib eye was grilled to perfection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food and amazing service.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful food and a wonderful night. I can’t wait to find an excuse to go back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A classic Italian place. Great for special occasions - no pretense, just wholesome food and lively atmosphere.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Truly an outstanding dining experience on all levels!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Horrible wait. Dump thewhole food to the tabke at the sane time. Always had to search for servers. At last, the server put automatic 20% tip. Be careful !!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. I come here every time I’m in the city. Delicious food and a fabulous environment. Being able to see the Italian-style kitchen is wonderful.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Weekend in NYC

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

Excellent food. Great wine list. Lovely ambience.
Very noisy can’t hear people sitting across table.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great date spot if it’s not the first one. It’s a little loud but very cool, and the food is tremendous.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Beautiful, Warm place with real firewood burning stove and truly incredible food.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

C’est toujours un plaisir de venir dîner ici, cuisine et vins de qualité!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice ambience but poor food. Avoid the lasagna, too bad to be true regarding the expectations. My advice to the restaurant owner: get a chef!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, spectacular ambiance and decoration

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The server regularly ignored us throughout the night. We had to try to flag him down for 10 min to order a bottle of wine, and consistently struggled to get water refilled. Other than that, was a great meal.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I am from Montreal and Peasant is always a MUST when I come to New York. The food is just so delicious and I love the cosy atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Amazing - love peasant for every day or for special occasion. One guest in our party was there for the first time and decided it would be his new "go-to spot"

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

All in all, the food was great but the polenta was everything!!! Had the suckling pig and razor clams with the mushroom polenta. Sooo good!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

As Usual, the food was consistently the best Italian in NYC. With the 100’s of great places to eat come back to Peasant for that exact reason. The suckling pig is a classic and is a must have if you visit the restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I love this place!! I need to go here more often. Alisa is a gem! She has yet to steer us wrong. Can't wait to come back. Thank you for another incredible meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was fabulous! The service was excellent. I had the suckling pig and my wife had the pork ragu stuffed pasta. Just luscious. One cosmopolitan and a bold red plus a great flourless chocolate cake to finish. Try this place!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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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