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Peasant

194 Elizabeth St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Spring St.
212-965-9511

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

51% would go back.

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The name suits it

By squid on 2/1/2003

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Not pleasant, just peasant. Had a second rate meal here in every respect and would not go back.

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226 out of 439 people found this review helpful.

Great food, cafeteria mood

By CityPixie on 3/26/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you are a foodie, Peasant won't let you down. The ingredients are fresh from the local market, as the sides are very seasonal, and all delicious. The menu is creative and the preparation is expertly executed for meat, fowl and fish. But the environment is somewhat lacking. The mood of the dining room reminded me of a school cafeteria, as the tables ran straight down the center and the flourescent lighting cleverly disguised behind wall-mounted mirrors is not very flattering.

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200 out of 411 people found this review helpful.

by far best italian around these parts...

By jeff on 5/31/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

you really have to understand food and design to get this place, the food is outstanding , a little unusual with a authentic feel, and the design is strikingly minimal with old world charm..love it much...

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204 out of 411 people found this review helpful.

thanks chef it was amazing...

By mikey on 5/31/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

this guy cooks like i would at home,,minus the great wood burning ovens he has to cook in.I mean all our food was amazing especially the bistecca and the gnocci, sooooooo good..your my idol chef.........

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212 out of 439 people found this review helpful.

this is pretentious

By snappyaunt1 on 5/31/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

Peasant is a very pretentious place to eat and knows it. The menu is entirely in Italian and must be translated by the wait staff. The front desk is guarded by a dragon lady. The only redeeming feature of this restaurant is that the food is good. But at a price!

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245 out of 479 people found this review helpful.

perfection in the kitchen and service,...

By claude on 6/19/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

this food is the best i have had in a long time , since my years growing up in tuscany,also the staff is so curtious and helpfull i cant say enough about them, a true restaurant that cares about its customers...

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222 out of 447 people found this review helpful.

Love this place

By Marchie2003 on 10/3/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The best osso buco I've had in a long time. The decor is wonderful, rustic and romantic. Great place for a date. Only problem is you might have to scream across the table just to hear each other. Noisy atmosphere, but if your looking for a great meal, you don't mind the noise. Hey, it's an authentic Italian restaurant, it's not supposed to be quite. Great meal, one of the best. I'd recomend to anyone.

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236 out of 483 people found this review helpful.

AWFUL

By Keky64 on 12/28/2003

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Don't go for the pizza, it's tasteless. If you have a weak stomach don't order the chicken, it still has it's feet attached, totally took my appetite away, besides there was no meat on the bird and it was bland. Managed to drop $200 for four with only two glasses of wine, and no dessert! I went home and raided my refrigerator!

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228 out of 455 people found this review helpful.

GOOD FOOD COUNTS

By pattyb on 2/21/2004

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Everyone has such a problem with peasant. It is a little annoying at first that the menu is in italian but... after experiencing the truly authentic italian cooking like the goat lasagna and having only italian wines, you get it. It's Italian! Anyway the food is very good, that's why we go there.

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237 out of 479 people found this review helpful.

Mediocrity

By Gnewey on 7/14/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

A little too pricey for a "just ok" experience. The waitstaff was less than interested in anything/anybody. The busboys are too busy having their own party near the open kitchen counter. An older boring crowd. I hate to have to rely on a waiter to explain what anything is on the menu that's written in Italian. The food was wasn't brilliant, the squid ink pasta came overly doused with oil and a spattering or very watery tomatoes. The Octopus appetizer was too salty. The sardines and lamb was pretty good.

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263 out of 576 people found this review helpful.

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