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Peasant

#1,691 of 11,231 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Nolita
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194 Elizabeth St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4255 (Spring and Prince)
6 Train to Spring B,D,F,M to Broadway/LaFayette N,R to Prince
212-965-9511
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting menu, lively location, great staff

Was not the best spot for a big group dinner but the servers managed it well. Good drinks and interesting menu. Some menu items a bit too daring for some, but there is always pizza as a backup.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
junkbuzz
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our dinner celebration with a large group was delicious, fun, and laid-back. The restaurant is beautiful (casual but very nice), the waiters multi-lingual, and the food delicious. We ordered several salads to share, and the burrata was superb. Excellent bread too. For main courses, many of us ordered a very good asparagus risotto. Others had pasta (made fresh to order),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to this restaurant for many many years.And will only say that this is top shelf Italian food at it's best.So come and enjoy and be ready to be wowed.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had an unpleasant dinner with my family at Peasant where the haughty hostess clearly didn't care about us as guests. The pizza and desserts were good but the other dishes were less than inspiring. The most disappointing dining experience I have had in New York City in over a decade. I didn't expect to be treated like a peasant... More 

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McLean VA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Peasant has a casual vibe but the food here is serious. Just about every dish was terrific. In particular, you should try to get dishes cooked in the wood-burning oven. We had pounded rib-eye covered in chives and mushrooms, as well as roast sucking pig and an amazing frittata. Our kids enjoyed their pizza. The recommended wine was excellent, as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our dinner at Peasant was one of the best meals during our time in New York. The homemade gnocchi was especially delicious. We loved the location and the decor - felt like we were in a rustic inn in Italy! I highly recommend Peasant and look forward to a return visit.

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visit Peasant when in NYC and we love it! Ally in the basement is a doll. The ambiance is awesome as is the service. We like to eat down stairs and it is a great date spot!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The subterranean wine room located underneath Peasant, is a more intimate space, candle lit in a rustic, charming atmosphere. Finding it though, is a little tricky, look for candles lit on the steps begging you to enter through a medieval wooden door. The wine selection is lovely and the olives are a perfect pairing!

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San Francisco, California
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22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was not the best spot for a big group dinner but the servers managed it well. Good drinks and interesting menu. Some menu items a bit too daring for some, but there is always pizza as a backup.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were recommended to this place for its Italian food. My dish was pork liver and polenta and was excellent, my wife's dish was skate and destroyed. It was overcooked and far too salty. The skate was buried in capers, when the capers should have been a garnish. I would have rated the restaurant average based on the two dishes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was definitely a loud experience, but it was delicious. The menu is amazing, and the cocktails are to die for! The service was definitely the highlight of the evening though, our waiter was so knowledgeable and sweet! He made conversation with us and gave awesome recommendations. I will be back for sure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 194 Elizabeth St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10012-4255
    (Spring and Prince)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Train to Spring B,D,F,M to Broadway/LaFayette N,R to Prince
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 212-965-9511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
Nolita
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighborhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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