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“Nice surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peasant

Peasant
40 Bridge Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673
802 496 6856
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Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Waitsfield
Cuisines: European, French, Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Wilton, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Joined a few friends to ski MRG for the "Bullseye" snow of 22+ inches on Thursday! March 13th and by the time we were ready for dinner he suggested we try the Peasant. Wow, from the moment we walked in the service was very cordial and found us a table in the bar area. The waitress was. Colleen the daughter of the owner / chef and she had a full understanding of the menu, specials, ingredients and her own recommendations. We had the stew and a pasta dish with sausage which we all really enjoyed with the common review that the dishes are certainly rich. The set is a large portion and the pasta was just right. I heard the beautiful bartender say dishes are served relatively quick to one of the bar patrons and she was spot on, service is very good, we did have the house salad as starters so very simple and very good to kick off a rich meal. The owner / chef stopped by after our meal and we spoke for while on the background of the restaurant and his history, very interesting. Strongly recommend this restaurant for either a gathering of friends or if solo or two try to get a seat at the bar for drinks and dinner as I am sure you will not be disappointed. Ask for Colleen as your waitress....she may even be the hostess as well. Great discovery and a return trip for sure!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Ludlow, Vermont
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“The Perfect Meal for a cold winters night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It may have been sub-zero outside, but upon stepping through the curtain (thermal), inside Peasant was immediately warm and inviting.

The menu was far from typical and offered an intersting selection of Stew, Ragu and other hearty winter warmers. We began with a Farro Risotto (which the waitress explained very well). My wife then had the Beef Ragu which was well balanced, great flavour, good beef and good pasta while I had a wonderful White Bean, Chicken, Pork and sausage cassoulet with just the right amount of spice. Wine selection was very good also. Staff was attentive.

Recommended without hestitation.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Old Chatham, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A definite foodie stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Peasant is a warm and inviting space, and when the food started to arrive it just got better. We began with a creative salad of shaved celeriac, which perhaps could have used a bit more dressing, but the fresh crunchy flavors were unusual and wonderful. For main courses we had a pork shank Osso Buco, and a Pork Ragu over pasta with an asian twist. Again, both were creative and delicious. Service was attentive and friendly, and we will definitely return next time we are in the area.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York, New York, United States
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best dining experience ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My friends and I took a weekend trip up to Vermont and we were fortunate to have been able to snag a table without calling ahead for a reservation. Everyone there was very friendly, accommodating and welcoming. Great wine selection and the menu...there wasn't a dish on that menu that you could go wrong with. I had the Chicken Marsala and it was a well-seasoned, satisfying meal. We spoke with the owners, Chris and Mary Ellen, and had a great conversation about their vision for the restaurant. They love what they do and you can sense it from the moment you walk in the door to the last bite of your meal. I highly recommend Peasant and would definately return the next time I visit Waitsfield, VT.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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77 restaurant reviews
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Four of us went recently for Valentine's Day and we were very pleased. Everything was excellent and unique from the hot apple cider to the chocolates when we paid the bill. The wines weren't terribly over priced like American Flatbread. The food was superb as well as the service. We will definitely go again if we can get a reservation which are a must.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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