We had a double date this past week and after some research of where to go decided on Peasant. Its on the lower east side so finding parking is kind of tough. But once you find it and walk inside we realized it was worth the trip. At the back of the restaurant is an open hearth type brick kitchen and the best smells coming out of it. The walls of the dining room are also brick so it has a very rustic feeling.
The food was very good but not as nice as the ambience of the restaurant. It kind of depends on what you order because out of the items we ordered about half were some of the best dishes that I've ever tasted but the other half just weren't.
Favorite Dish: Supposedly the pork is supposed to be the thing to get here.., I don't agree. Some of the best dishes were the gnocchi with rabbit, seppie (cuttlefish) appetizer, and bucatini with lobster, also roasted sardines...
Great wines choices also, good price ranges as well
This is a fun place to go just for tasting wine and ordering appetizers and sides to have with your wine, but they also have a full Italian menu. This is a very cozy atmosphere...a very fun place to go in the winter when the snow is falling. This is a more quiet place, so not a good place to go for a rowdy night out. More of a place to go in a small group or on a date. Call ahead on the weekend.
Favorite Dish: Bottle of Red, bottle of white....and all the cheese and olives that have to taste.