All Reader Reviews of...
194 Elizabeth St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Spring St.
The name suits it
By squid on 2/1/2003
Not pleasant, just peasant. Had a second rate meal here in every respect and would not go back.
Great food, cafeteria mood
By CityPixie on 3/26/2003
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.
by far best italian around these parts...
By jeff on 5/31/2003
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...
thanks chef it was amazing...
By mikey on 5/31/2003
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.........
this is pretentious
By snappyaunt1 on 5/31/2003
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!
perfection in the kitchen and service,...
By claude on 6/19/2003
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...
Love this place
By Marchie2003 on 10/3/2003
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.
By Keky64 on 12/28/2003
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!
GOOD FOOD COUNTS
By pattyb on 2/21/2004
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.
By Gnewey on 7/14/2004
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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