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Jun 7, 2011 11:17 AM

Hearth vs Peasant?

We're having a family dinner for seven on Friday night as an early Father's Day celebration. We want an Italian place that's good/authentic but not too pricey (entrees in the twenties rather than the thirties or forties)... We were hoping to try Locanda Verde but they can only seat us at 5:30 or Osteria Morini but they said parties of six or more have to do their events menu with a minimum $1200 spend.
We were able to get reservations at both Peasant and Hearth... Which is better? Somehow I am guessing Hearth, but I was wondering if anyone has tried both and could let me know how they compare...

Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

Osteria Morini
218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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  1. Or if anyone can suggest someplace similar but better, please do! I was told that the menus at Scarpetta and Maialino look a little too expensive. We also tried for Lupa but they can only seat us at 5:30 and Porsena but they said for seven it's a prix fixe... We want to order off the menu, for sure...

    170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

    355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

    2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

    21 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: hungry_united

      Just ate at Peasant last weekend, had a great meal, fun but noisy atmosphere. Service was suprisingly poor but the spit roasted pig was wonderful.

      194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

    2. Overall, Hearth is more ambitious but its menu is more modern American with Italian influences. I guess it depends how "Italian" you wish to get. Peasant is more Italian and has the slight edge in atmosphere I think, with the wood burning oven. And the dishes seem easier to share amongst a large group. But it's not like you'll have a bad meal at either.

      403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009

      194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

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      1. re: kathryn

        I agree completely. Peasant is more "Italian" than Hearth. You won't have a bad meal at either.

      2. I have eaten at both restaurants - they are both great and I would not hesitate going back to either of them - so I would recommend you look at the menu and see which is more appealing to you.

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