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Posted by anonymous on 11/19/2010
I thought this place was amazing. Loved the food and the atmosphere. Really open and not quite as East Village but more Hamptons feeling. Especially the crowd. Lots of young attractive professional people. I loved the white panelled walls and attention to decor (even the vents had special covers). The weathered wood tables and communal seating were very comfortable and were great to meet other people at your table. I found everyone to be very friendly and it's in a great location to go out afterward. One of my new faves!
Posted by Stefanie on 11/12/2010
Peels' environment reminded me of an old school bakery with a twist of home ec class. While the food was yummy, hearty and delightfully seasonal and fresh, the uncomfortable stool seating and long communal tables were less than ideal. Initially, when less people were there, the seating was borderline OK...but once it started to fill up, I was so close to the woman to my left, we banged elbows and I was overconsuming her perfume...and the man to my right's conversation was battling the one I was having with my brother across the table. As we enter colder weather, forget about finding a suitable place to hang your coat and bag - there are minimal hooks behind one side of the table. However, that being said, the service was phenomenal and I cannot say enough about how perfect my pork loin was...but my brother had the vegetable gratinee and he thought it was too salty...the potato dumplings appetizer was wonderfully savory and the 3 in 1 cream pie was a nice light way to end the meal. I did notice that the man across from me's steak looked and smelled amazing. Overall, it's a little pricey (especially given the horrible seating) but worth a try...at least once. I'll give them additional props for playing Guns n Roses (though faintly) in the background when I exited.
Posted by marley on 11/12/2010
Went here last night after hearing so much about it and I have to say I was not impressed. The service was pretty good and the atmosphere was ok although riddled with d- bags. The food however was def kind of sub par. You can always tell when people try to do southern food cause they think it's the new fad because they always mess it up. The fried chicken was salty and over cooked, the squid was like rubber and the desserts were the worst things of all.
Posted by Scott on 10/29/2010
Subpar food, lousy seating arrangement.