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Peels

325 Bowery, New York, NY, 10003
at E. 2nd St.
646-602-7015

Avg. Rating

5
Food: 5
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

37% would go back.

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JUDGE FOR YOURSELVES PEOPLE!!!!!!

By mahalo on 5/19/2012

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

The problem with reading reviews is that you are never sure of the writers motives. Are these actual customers or shills from rival restaurants.? This was recommended to my daughter and myself by a local, after I enquired about a good place to get a burger. Woww Great Burgers Very nice decor a bit over priced $22.00 for an exceptional burger and fries huge portions could have easily been shared with food left over. My Coke was flat (even though it came from a bottle) and got a sour puss from the bartender when the waitress brought it to him. Other than that cheerful waitstaff.

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55 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

New favorite for breakfast

By mfwnyu on 1/31/2011

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

I'm a self-proclaimed coffee snob and Peels is the only place I go now for espresso. They have a great variety of beans and their milk is always fresh. They simply throw the best shots in Manhattan. I also get the monkey bread from their display case and it is amazing. I honestly wish I could swim in the cream cheese frosting. Mmm. It seems others are unhappy with their sit-down service, but I love their take out. They should stick to coffee and pastries.

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75 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

Biscuits = Amazingness

By LGL13 on 10/1/2010

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

I went here for brunch last weekend and it was delicious. Great service, cute decor and really solid food. Not a complaint among my 4 person group.

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37 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

it's got a little something for everyone.

By Pearl1933 on 10/15/2010

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

Amazing cocktails... get the bond st. swizzle... Gin base drink with crushed ice muttled mint with absenthe float and hint of almond... Yeah it was dead on and fantastic! wondeful good comfort food... I had the porkloin and it was of the best dishes I had in a long long time, served with sweet potato mash and a crab apple compote... Sweet yet savory. Yum! Waitress sweet, kind and all around helpful... The decor is clean and fresh, but still very hip and not in that cheesey way.... This place is it, from the well dressed staff to the stemware. Listen going out to eat in NYC isn't just about the food, it's about how the experience makes you feel. This a place to be seen and brag to your friends about. i also just found out they open at 7am!! stumptown coffee and fresh baked muffins, this is the new spot, get on board

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49 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

Brunch- amazing

By grlndamoon on 12/12/2010

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

I don't know about dinner, but I've gone there twice for brunch and it was delicious. My literal first thought after biting into the eggs with greens was "stop that.." it was so good. The staff seem friendly and accommodating, the ambiance is comfortable yet classy. The food was hot and delicious, as was the coffee. All in all, really nothing to complain about and much to commend. Hopefully dinner will be just as good because I'm planning my friend's birthday there!

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71 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

The Baked Good Rock

By gluttonforlife on 11/23/2010

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

I haven't eaten at Peels, but I did try some of the beautiful, rustic-looking baked goods at their downstairs counter and I was not disappointed. A buckwheat muffin with lemon marmalade and rosemary was an intriguing mix of flavors and a lovely hearty consistency. The graham crackers were buttery, crisp and darkly delicious. The brown butter rice crispy treat was an elegant take on this classic. And the girl who made my tea was just as sweet.

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64 out of 114 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous

By jackieriback on 10/5/2010

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

I went to Peel's this past weekend for dinner with some friends and we loved it. I am a huge fan of Freeman's so I knew I had to try it. The chicken was the best I've had and the service was good. The atmosphere is fun and cozy with the ultimate comfort food menu. I will definitely be back!

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36 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

great service, interesting cocktails, good but salty food

By Juneteenth on 5/1/2011

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

The squid appetizer with the cilantro sauce and hominy (although the water said it was chick pea) was superb. The buns were light, buttery, and mouthwatering. Corn dogs came 2 to a plate but were easily divvied up around the table and gobbled up quickly to everyone's delight. The menu promised a chopped salad with all sorts of goodies but presented as a $9 plate of salty, vinegary romaine. Unlike at most restaurants, here the burgers were of a normal portion appropriate for humans, with extra salty skin fries. The fried chicken appeared to be almost a half young chicken, described by a tablemate as tender and innocent. The porkloin covered an entire dinner plate, and the swordfish was reported as decent. The potato and asparagus soup was salty and uncreative. Fantastic service. We got a table in the corner upstairs, so unlike in the rest of the space, we could hear each other talk.

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64 out of 127 people found this review helpful.

Heart attack on a plate

By Alessia_NYC on 10/22/2010

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

I was really excited to eat at Peels, seeing as the owners' past ventures were very well received. To my dismay, the menu was smallish & full of dishes I try to stay away from unless I am really hung over & need grease to fill me up. A simple stew gave me the worst stomach ache, and the rest of the dishes were difficult to eat: a simple creamed spinach dish consisted of wilted spinach in a slop of half & half. Potato hash browns were fried donut balls with potato flavoring. Potato gnocchi tasted like plain lard. The staff was nice, but the food was just gross. When I looked around at what the trendy teens were eating, it was a simple plate of charcuterie & a glass of wine, which made sense – no one wants to roll out of there like a butter ball. I didn't enjoy the food I was eating. For a better plate of charcuterie I will gladly go to Pulino's down the street.

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38 out of 80 people found this review helpful.

Still reeling from the shock

By skye861 on 9/26/2011

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I can't say I actually ate here, and I never, ever will, because of what was required just to make the reservation. It was for 10 people. I was informed given our party number that I would have to sign a contract and hand over my credit card number in advance. The contract stated that 1) we would be forced to eat off the "prix fix" menu for $50/person, with about half the normal menu available (when you can get a main dish for $16, this seemed absurd) 2) a 20% gratuity was automatic 3) a $20 BOOKING FEE would be added (I have never heard of such a thing) 4) if we canceled we would be charged $250 and (this one takes the cake) 5) if one member of our party did not show up it would be a $250 charge. After reading this contract I had to sit down and put my head between my knees to avoid passing out. Needless to say, we did not make the booking. The food and decor get 5's because I don't know either way and never intend to find out.

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80 out of 155 people found this review helpful.

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