Peasant

The bar area of Peasant. Photo Credit: makesyouscreamforicecream.com

Address: 194 Elizabeth Street, btw. Prince and Spring Streets, Chinatown/ Little Italy, New York, NY 10012
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 11pm, Sunday: 6PM - 10PM
Phone: (212) 965-9511
Price: $$$
Website: http://www.peasantnyc.com

Ask a New York native about Peasant Restaurant, and their first remarks are bound to concern the encyclopedic wine-list. Forget your Pinots and Proseccos, Peasant does things a little more “Italian” than just a red, white and rosé list. Here, you’ll find wines categorized in accordance with grape variant, region, and even cuisine-pairing. True to it’s name, Peasant is decidedly rustic, but unlike similar bricks and bare wood restaurants, the place exudes coziness and a relaxed vibe that beckons even families with children. While pizzas do feature upon the menu, they’re not of the sub-standard takeaway variety. Bread and doughs are baked on site, and the mozzarella di buffula (Buffalo Mozzarella) is considerably stronger in taste, to what the kids might be used to. For adults, the food is world’s away from your corner Italian back home, with Porchetta Arrosto (roast suckling pig), Spiedini alla Pollastra (baby hen, stuffed with herbs and bread) and Piccione alla Griglia (grilled squab with roast vegetables) just some of the regional specialties.

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