With your busy schedule, a proper date night with your love can be hard to come by, so when you finally get the chance, you want everything to be perfect. Fortunately, perfection is on the menu at Peasant, widely considered one of the finest Italian restaurants in the city. Foodies flock here for the rustic, pan-Italian cuisine, but the romantic, candlelit ambiance makes Peasant a favorite of couples as well. Let your paramour pick a bottle from a wine list that ranges from Tuscany to Puglia as you savor starters like seafood salad and wood-roasted mozzarella. After mains like gnocchi with morel mushrooms or veal fettuccine, make sure you leave some room for dessert. Portions tend to be huge, so decide on one together—the ricotta cheese cake perhaps—and ask for two forks. As one of the most popular spots in the area, it can get a bit loud on weekends, but that just means you’ll need to lean in closer when you compliment your date’s beautiful eyes.


194 Elizabeth Street, , New York NY 10012

(212) 965-9511

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