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August 7, 2012

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The Peasantry

by gastronomicbypass

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In one word – Reassuring

Location – 2723 N. Clark (Clark and Diversey)

Food – The Peasantry bills itself as “elevated street food” – everything you could get from a food truck, just much more gourmet. We started with the pigs in a blanket, which was actually chorizo wrapped in dough served on a bed of white beans and bacon.  Excellent, but note that the spicy chorizo is an overpowering element.  We then had the reconstructed poutine.  I asked why it was reconstructed; we were told it was because the duck confit was separate from the gravy.  Anyway, served on a bed of waffle fries, it was unhealthy and delicious.  We then finished off with the pork belly gyro.  Less like a gyro and more like pork belly on a crispy crepe (which is a compliment).

Drink – They have a craft beer and wine list, but I was fine with their house selection ($6.50 / glass, perfection).

Service – So nice to us!  We had lots of questions and asked of all their recommendations. I trusted all the opinions of our servers.  They were honest and genuinely wanted to ensure we were happy with the meal.

Scene – The vibe of the restaurant is laid back, though the patrons near us were stereotypical Lincoln Park.  Not ideal, but reminded me that I am a smart woman and should feel grateful for that fact.  No offense if you live in Lincoln Park.

Occasion – Come here to meet up with friends or for a first date.

Price – We split the meal in half and it came to $37.  For the amount we had to eat plus wine, I was impressed with the value.

If you like, try…the Gage

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  1. matt w.
    Aug 8 2012

    I think you may have called Lincoln Park people dumb and that makes me like this review even more…

    Reply

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