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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

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (19)
Authentic (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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 (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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