Atlanta >Food & Dining > Pleasant Peasant
555 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.769661 -84.385064
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Northeast, Northeast
My Atlanta Favorite – Truly a gem in the city. Wonderful atmosphere - cozy. The attention detail is apparent in every dish.
The BEST food and wonderful service – I went with a group of thirteen teenagers. We had a wonderful time! The service was great and were more than willing to repeat the menu to us multiple times. The staff also didn't mind having a little fun with us either. But it did not compare to the food. The food was the best! I tried some of everyone's dish and each one was great. It's a small but not crowded place. The atmosphere is perfect. Perfectly fine for groups with reservations.
neighborhood feel, great food, great service, ask for Gee – This place is incredible. It is refreshingly intimate (can be romantic or quality time with friends and family.) Our server, Gee, was a master of food & drink. He was an expert on the menu and also our creative bartender- whipping up one of Atlanta's best martinis. About the kitchen--whatever is happening back there is magic as there is not a bad thing on the menu. The menu is generous in selection and the food is out of this world. We had the spinach & artichoke strudel along with the shrimp southwestern as starters--both were unique and wonderful, robust with flavor. As an entree I would confidently recommend the Peasant filet (topped with lump crabmeat & tarragon cream)--however there are several things that I have not yet had the privilege to try but my taste buds are begging for. We also met the manager who was so nice & attentive. He made sure that we were having a great experience. Cannot rave more about this cozy nook--everyone within 10 miles should be a weekly regular and make it "Their Place"!
P.S. Gee makes a Great Peachtini!!
Pleasant Indeed!! Very Romantic!! – My husband and I could not believe we hadn't been here sooner. This place is so intimate and romantic...and the food....de-lish!!!!!!!!!! Our server, Gene, was extremely knowledgable and attentive. I can't say enough about the food and wine. Hubby had the lamb chops which an apple bbq sauce on them--I thought I saw him licking his fingers---LOL---anyhoo, I had the pecan crusted swordfish---to die for--is all I can say. Oh, I forgot about the apps---usu, I'm not for eggrolls but, please try these--they were so good made with sweet potato, chicken, and shrimp. And the of course, the french onion soup was the best ever. Impeccable restaurant--I had to write a review about the experience!
Fine dining seekers and casual patrons feel equally welcome at this appealing American bistro. – In Short
Exposed brick walls and linen-topped table set a romantic tone at this approachable, intimate restaurant. French onion soup, butternut squash fritters and escargot in mushroom caps with garlic butter cream are a few of the first-course highlights. Apple barbecue lamb, plum pork and pecan-crusted swordfish are up next. To cap off the meal, there's peach shortcake and key lime pie.
Just... incredible. – Never have I had such incredible service (thanks Trixie!!) and delectable food. I am so impressed with this restaurant. The dishes are so unique.
My father and I dined there on Tuesday night and we ordered buttersquash fritters with some sort of cream sauce drizzled over the top for our appetizer. Let me tell you those fritters were so delicious.
I had the apple bbq lamb chops and they were DIVINE. They were overdone at first, but I didn't mind as I snacked on some of my dad's mustard cognac(?) macadamia duck while the chef was cooking me another plate. That duck was the most tender duck I've ever had. His meal was amazing, and when my lamb chops came back, they were equally amazing. My entree came with sweet potato au gratin and... can I say any more times how amazing our dinner was?
Please dine here. You won't be disappointed.
Peasant Come Home! – I went here opening night in 1974. The three owners, Steve Nygren, Richard Daily and Bob Amick, were working as waiters on the floor. The Peasant turned Atlanta on it's ear, and a mini-empire was born. Today, it's but a long gone memory. Amick has created his own empire, Nygren gone south, and Dailey hopefully to heaven. The restaurant still seems somewhat romantic at night, but in the daylight, she shows her age. The French Onion Soup, Roasted Duck, and Steak Au Pouive are all still on the menu. Added are a few new twists. Atlanta has become much more up-town and diverse city. Sadly a soup kitchen is near by, and be prepared. Hopefully things are looking up for the area, and The Peasant will come home!
25 years later it is still great! – I actually worked here a couple of years in the late 70's. Over the years I have gone back as a customer many times. June 2006 was the first time in 8 years. The food was overall very good. Creative menu, well presented. but kitchen timing was off. My wife's entree arrived freshly prepared, mine had obviously been idling under the heat lamps awhile. It wasn't enough of an issue to send the entree back.
Service was adequate, The resturant wasn't very busy the night we dined, the waiter was knowledgeable and initially attentive but as the meal progressed, water glasses and coffee cups required flagging down the waiter to have them refilled.
All in all it was a pleasant experince and I won't hesitate to dine there again
Good service, tasty food – Was described as a "romantic place" to go. Place is one, big noisy room with tables
almost on top of one another. Music was playing but not audible. Once we got over
the atmosphere, I must admit the service was perfect though not overbearing. The
food was good though not outstanding, esp. for the price. I had the Shrimp Villages
and enjoyed it -- plenty of small shrimp served with asparagus and risotto. However,
the shrimp and risotto were swimming in butter and as a result, risotto was "caked"
together. My husband had the pecan encrusted swordfish and was quite pleased with
the taste. We shared a Key Lime pie for dessert and that was delicious.
Overall I would recommend it -- our bill came to $68. with one appetizer, three glasses
of wine, entrees and one dessert. Valet parking was convenient.
Fantastic find! – Thank you city search - I have found another gem - this place is amazing - service is "over the top" great and the food was at the same level. This will definitly be a new regular place to go!
Absolutely a super find downtown and it has its own parking! Highly recommend a visit.
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