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The Peasantry

4.2
4.2
78 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
The Peasantry is Chicago�s answer to elevated street food. The brunch, lunch and dinner service at The Peasantry is complemented by a menu of artisanal wine and craft beer choices, all served in a comfortable atmosphere that is perfect for family and friends. The menu at The Peasantry includes vegetarian and family-farm-sourced menu items. Try the cauliflower gnocchi or the fish tacos, starters such as wild mushroom mac �n cheese, meat loaf Wellington or a wild boar burger. Deconstructed Dutch apple pie or churros with a brandy glaze are the perfect way to end a meal at The Peasantry. Don�t forget to try the macchiato or cappuccino with your dessert.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 868-4888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Pablo Casillas Morales

  • Private party contact

    Alexander: (773) 868-4888

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Diversey

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Diversey Brown Line and Clark Street Bus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 78 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. T

    Tori

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the second time I've gone to The Peasantry and I really don't know why I don't go more often! The food and service are impeccable, I cannot remember our waiter's name but he was such a lovely man and gave us an enjoyable experience. The brunch cocktails were delicious and the food was ever impressive. We had a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed themselves and their food.
  2. T

    Teej

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We went on a Tuesday night, which isn't really fair. There were two tables filled when we sat down a little after 7, and maybe six when we left an hour later. So the place lacked energy. The food was very good. My salmon was juicy and sweet, my wife's pork chop a little chewy, maybe, but still good flavor. The prices were surprisingly low. The service was attentive in a slow-night kind of way. The no-flour chocolate cake for dessert was killer good; if there hadn't been witnesses, I would have order four or five more. I'd go there again, but a little later or on a weekend. I know that doesn't have much to do with the restaurant, and this kind of thing drives hard working restaurateurs a little nuts. But that's the experience we had.
  3. TB

    TarjaB

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This small restaurant is a gem in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Food is fresh, interesting and tasty and the drinks are very good. I like their flank steak for dinner and for brunch there are many superb options with eggs. The best creme brulee in the City. Friendly and attentive service and cozy decor. This restaurant has become my favorite closeby place. I have eaten there with my family many times and now I am introducing it to my friends. Make a reservation for weekend brunch.
  4. L

    Lindsay

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I have been on a quest to find excellent restaurants in the Lakeview neighborhood. I want to discover that neighborhood gem that boasts exceptional cuisine at reasonable prices -- someplace that I can become a regular at. I need look no further. The only thing better than the service is the food. I enjoyed a tasty shrimp succotash and wellington. Expertly cooked; wonderfully flavored. The cocktails offer a combination of both interesting and familiar. Unlike the food which is economically priced, a cocktail will cost you the going $12 restaurant average. The Manhattan is worth ordering. This time next week, I'll be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food was decent but not great, would not recommend. Service was fine but a 20% tip is included regardless of how many people are in your party so the waitresses are more lax about checking in on you. Bloody Mary's are bomb though
  6. JE

    JessicaE

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Peasantry was delicious! The owner was our waiter and he was such a gem... super-personable and helpful and made us feel so very comfortable! If I was ever in that Chicago neighborhood again, I would definitely go back!
  7. l

    luisados

    Chicago

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We got the tuna tartar which was a board special and it was excellent. Also got the chickpea fritters, which were just ok. Got the burger with bone marrow, which was very good. Also got the arrancini - I didn't like it at all, but my bf did. The pinot noir from Willamette Valley was excellent. Very casual place - nice for a quick bit after the movies.
  8. A

    Amychi

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food -- unique preparation and incredible flavors! The service was impeccable -- our server was very attentive and worked hard to accommodate us (I'm vegetarian and dairy-free). The atmosphere is casual and fun. I HIGHLY recommend! So happy we found this place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a nice cozy dinner. The staff really took care of us with warm friendly service and good recommendations. They recommended the ceviche special and it was wonderful. I personally loved the brussel sprout salad it was my favorite part of the meal for me. My girlfriend really dug the pork tenderloin which was perfectly cooked. I loved the decor of this restaurant it was soft and warm and inviting. The beverage menu was really wonderful as well. Some intriguing cocktails that we didn't have a chance to try but they have some really nice beers and wines to offer. Overall I recommend this place for anyone in the neighborhood looking for a relaxed lovely meal.
  10. e

    eddiec

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I met a friend for Sunday brunch. He ordered an omelette with potatoes. He finished every bite and said it was very good. I had the pork belly Benedict. It was good, but I felt the potatoes were flat on flavor. Our waitress told us it was her second day. She seemed frazzled but she did a very good job. I thought it was strange that they included gratuity to a check for 2. It's fine, but I haven't had that happen before with a small party. I would like to try again and try something else on the menu. Fun atmosphere. Great location. Good service.
  11. MG

    MattieG

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this while looking for a restaurant to celebrate my birthday and it was amazing! They turned down the AC for us because we were wet from rain. They also turned down the volume on the music because my mom was having trouble hearing. The food was outstanding and the desserts were amazing-especially for the price. The waiter also gave me a free dessert for my birthday with a candle and gave my mom a free glass of champagne because her birthday was a few days later.
  12. CO

    COvisitor

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Excellant service. Very creative menu. Will definitely be back for lunch or dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    I believe we were waited on by the owner and he was lovely. However, after a morning of the Lincoln Park Zoo 5k, we had a reservation for 6 and it felt as if this was very unexpected. One of the food runners even apologized because we were such a large party ( were we? is 6 large?). The food was okay, overpriced, and took a very long time. Additionally, every check has a 20% gratuity automatically added to the bill, unfortunately in my opinion this leaves very little incentive for good service... all in all, I wouldnt go back but they had some interesting food choices on the menu.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server recommended a perfect wine pairing even for our diverse dishes. The ambiance was cozy without being cramped, and the food was Upscale comfort food, just as advertised, but with moderate prices. Can't wait to return.
  15. C

    Chicagodiner1

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Food is reasonable good and service is great. Drink menu was adequate. The space isn't that inviting and the music wasn't good enough to be as loud as it was.
  16. m

    mollsballs

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Peasantry is easily one of my favorite restaurants in the city. I have never been disappointed. The food is always unique and tastes amazing. The menu changes seasonally so you're never bored! The service is attentive and friendly but does not interupt your socializing. The drinks selection is also unique. I just love this place, I can't say enough about it and am always raving to my friends about it.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating. Great menu choices and flavor.
  18. CP

    ChedP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    1st impression was not good at all. Hostess kept going back & forth between her tablet and paper list of reservations when I clearly made one on OpenTable. Instead of wondering what happened, why don't you just seat your guests instead of spending awkward time by the door? Food was tasty and perfectly made. Automatic gratuity for a party of 4? It's a shame, since I always leave 20% but since you want to figure it out for me.....
  19. B

    Basia

    Chicago

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Unfortunately experience was underwhelming in every aspect , service, food and ambiance. Coffee was horrible and they charge you for each cup?????? My egg Benedict was awful: eggs undercooked and bread was soggy. My husband food was also not well prepared: Avocado smash. Will not come back
  20. Y

    Yummy

    Atlanta

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We recently moved to Lincoln Park and found this neighborhood restaurant. We loved it! The food was fantastic, and the cocktails were interesting and made with some very cool different vodkas and gins. It was a little more casual than I thought it would be, but we will definitely come back, it is so convenient and the food is delicious. Plus they have a full vegetarian menu!
  21. C

    Carrie

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    After walking by many times, decided to come here with my mom when she was visiting because it's more expensive than my usual budget can afford. We went on a Friday night around 6:45pm and it became about half full while we were there. The service was prompt and friendly, but slightly strange. The food was good, but we thought overpriced. Would recommend the salmon, but not the beef, which is surprising because the premise of the restaurant is locally-raised meat dishes. The atmosphere was nice, but too many other great restaurants nearby so likely will not come back.
  22. C

    Court

    Columbus

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First of all I usually prefer wine over cocktails, but I had the most amazing bourbon drink here. It's not on the menu online so they must have a few specialty drinks each day. The risotto was fantastic, absolutely perfect preparation. We had six in our party at 8:00 on a Friday night and didn't have much trouble making the reservation. Cozy atmosphere and our service was outstanding! Super friendly and delicious.
  23. C

    Chicagoan

    Chicago

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    You wouldn't believe how good this place is. Great neighborhood spot, and even if you are not I the neighborhood,more at foodie spot. We understand it's a menu revision. Norah. Couldn't be better.
  24. LE

    LinE

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Avocado scramble is amazing!!! Also must have the truffle fries and adult iced coffee!!!
  25. AJ

    AtlantaJane

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent food, but too noisy. They need to add some cushions and curtains to the room to absorb some of that noise.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed coming here after a recommendation from a friend. Staff is helpful without getting in your way, the food was excellently prepared and vegetarian friendly. They have a nice list of brunch cocktails too!
  27. b

    bbone28

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love the peasantry, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Drinks are great, service is always great. This place is a must
  28. o

    oldfoodie

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    As someone who regularly goes out for Sunday breakfast/brunch I enjoy a comfortable place with good food. The Peasantry had the good food, but the young hip crowd that seemed to be there just to be there, and anxious waitstaff and overpriced coffee $2.50 per cup took the comfort level down quite a bit.
  29. DH

    DocH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Every egg at our table was overcooked. We had a table of 12 and everyone at the table had a dish that was to include a poached egg. These eggs were not runny but gellified inside. For those who ordered the eggs benedict, this was very disappointing as a main factor in any benedict is to have that egg ooze over the food. As a "foodie" that was the biggest disappointment.
  30. AO

    AndyO

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great breakfast / brunch spot!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I made a reservation for 12 on OpenTable, then increased it to 15 for lunch on a Saturday. The staff was so accommodating and attentive for our large group. The food and drinks were great! I'd seen the restaurant before but hadn't tried it; I'm glad I chose it for this event. Thanks to The Peasantry!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The condescending, disrespectful management made for an atrocious brunch experience. It's actually laughable how they managed to turn a minor customer service opportunity into an uncomfortable situation. I ordered coffee. After a few sips, I asked for a warm up . I noticed the server adding to our order on her ipad, at which point I inquired if she was charging me for more coffee? She said "We don't have coffee. We have Americano, so yes, there's a charge for another cup." Oh, how simple it might have been for the owner, who took my "coffee" order, to say they don't have regular drip coffee, but would I like an Americano? But no, I did not order an Americano, and I certainly didn't want to pay for a second cup of something I didn't order in the first place. Long story slightly shorter: There was an unneccessary amount of back and forth. The server took the issue to the owner--a scowl on his face and rolling his eyes in my clear line of vision. They were adamant in their refusal to correct the situation. Eventually the server agreed to take the Americano off the bill and she removed my cup from the table. And yet, when the bill came, there was the charge for the drink (with an upcharge for soy milk). When I questioned the server, she said her manager would not let her take it off the bill "because I drank half of it." What?! You took removed my cup but charged me anyway? The manager came over with attitude--not to help smooth over the problem but to stand firm in her refusal. So delightful was she that she barked, "If you want to punish us, just don't tip the waitress." She turned her back and stormed off when I was mid-sentence. (If it matters, the food was sickeningly salty--actually inedible.) To note, after I paid the bill, the restaurant cancelled my OpenTable reservation, clearly anticipating a negative review. I contacted OpenTable to rectify the situation so I could review this unfortunate spot. Sorry, Peasantry, you can't undo abysmal service.
  33. l

    lptrixie

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Came here with friends for brunch, had a great time. The gentleman was nice, however other wait staff was not so helpful and the service was slow to refill drinks.
  34. CM

    CorinM

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The Peasantry offers a sumptuous, though slim, array of options at the bridge between casual and fine dining. Each item on the menu appears to be thoughtfully constructed, and for an added bonus: recommended wine and beer pairings are offered with each food item. A good ambiance and not too crowded on a Friday evening, thought the tables could be spaced just a bit more apart. All in all a solid experience, and would happily return and recommend to friends.
  35. b

    bbone28

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Have gone for brunch and dinner and everything has been nothing short of amazing. Will be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went out with a group of friends and had a lovely time. We made reservations and were seated right away. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. The meal pretty pricey, but the food was delicious! I got the pork over cinnamon mashed potatoes, the pork was cooked perfectly and the mashed potatoes were amazing. We got Truffle fries to start, which again were pretty pricey, but delicious. A great restaurant to treat yourself with.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2016

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is super chic and the food was great. The peanut butter and jelly pancakes were amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food is just that good. I can't stop thinking about the chicken pot pie-- absolute comfort food perfection. Hits all the right notes without being too heavy. My husband loved the pork tenderloin and the wines are thoughtfully chosen. Even our picky 6 year old devoured the macaroni and cheese. Service and ambiance don't really match the quality of the food, but the cooking is heavenly so it's ok!
  39. N

    Notpicky2

    Denver

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    This place was good. Our waiter was a little too talkative which we could do without. The food was amazing and well worth it!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Probably not the waitress' fault, but 1 hour to get an appetizer (and then the food was cold) and, well, we left after 90 minutes without an entree. Awesome.

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The Peasantry offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 868-4888.

The Peasantry is rated 4.2 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Diversey

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Diversey Brown Line and Clark Street Bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Pablo Casillas Morales

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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