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Peasant

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The dining room at Peasant, one of downtown’s most celebrated Italian restaurants, is equal parts rustic and urban chic. Cement floors and metal chairs give the place an unfinished edge, while the gaping brick-oven and lengthy wooden bar provide the telltale old-world notes. Dishes that emerge from the fire are particularly good. This includes gooey speck-wrapped bocconcini (mozzarella), which arrive at the table bubbly and molten. Choose the succulent proteins, like the fork-tender porchetta or gamey lamb with smooth polenta, over the disappointingly gummy gnocchi, dressed with an otherwise pleasant creamy rabbit ragù.
Venue name: Peasant
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Address: 194 Elizabeth St
New York
10012
Cross street: between Prince and Spring Sts
Opening hours: Tue–Thu 6–11pm; Fri–Sat 6–11:30pm; Sun 6–10:30pm.
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, V to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St
Price: Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V

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Jenny Calvin

If you want to go to one of the coolest underground neighborhood spots in NYC, go downstairs to Peasant's wine bar!. There are no signs. You walk down the stone stairs, through the old wooden doors and find yourself in a intimate candle lit place with an amazing vibe. It's super small, so you may need to wait, but is it ever worth it! The food is amazing. A great selection of wines. And I have never had bad service here! I come here every time I'm in NYC (which is once a month). When I come here with someone new, everyone is blown away. I also have friends that live in Nolita and it's one of their favorite haunts. Later in the evening the music is really great... and you never know what neighborhood celeb may pop in. I can't think of a cooler place to go!