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Peasant or Orchard for a double date?

Little Cupcake Jun 4, 2007 04:32 PM

Thanks!

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    ceeceee Jun 6, 2007 08:17 AM

    while i have not been to orchard, i have to chime in about peasant. i'm not a big fan. i think the whole translation of the menu so tedious and irritating. i think it would take up too much double date chatting time...

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      scanditrash Jun 6, 2007 08:22 AM

      just so you know, the last two menus have had the english translations on them. (the last winter menu and the new spring/summer one)
      I am definitely not a big fan of the upstairs space but the downstairs is a completely different experience.

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        ceeceee Jun 6, 2007 08:28 AM

        great! last time i was there was before christmas and it was still all in italian.

        the food is pretty good, not my favorite italian, but enjoyable. i love the lasagna.
        now that they have finally translated the menu, i would go back. i hated sitting there while the waitress explained the menu. it took like 10-15 minutes and by the time she finished i forgot all the stuff at the beginning.

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          scanditrash Jun 6, 2007 08:42 AM

          unfortunately the lasagna is not on the summer menu (its by far my favorite dish there) but they promised it would be back come the fall...

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      scanditrash Jun 6, 2007 08:12 AM

      Peasant-but make sure you go to the downstairs wine cellar/grotto for the intimate experience...

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        RCC Jun 4, 2007 05:58 PM

        We've eaten at both, multiple times. We like both places. I agree that Orchard is more the intimate restaurant. Peasant has the more rustic dishes and ambiance.

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          Lucia Jun 4, 2007 04:34 PM

          The Orchard is more intimate, Peasant more of a loud, bustling, spare space. The food is equally good, but somewhat different, at each, so take a look at the menu and see which one appeals.

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