Peels

Peels

(Now Closed)
Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Peels as seen on Unique Sweets Read more
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Peels as seen on Unique Sweets Read more
  • David Y.
    David YooFebruary 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Rest in Peace.
  • Mashka
    MashkaFebruary 12, 2014
    For dinner, pork stew was light but hardy, unique and flavorful, seasoned perfectly. Fried chicken, 2 tiny, dry enough to cut gums pieces w a stale biscuit bordered b/w an insult and a rip off.
  • David Y.
    David YooJanuary 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    rest in peace
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithJanuary 23, 2014
    Rest In Peace
  • Colin M. F.
    Colin M. FordJanuary 22, 2014
    Closing at 11am today, Jan 22, 2014 Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchJanuary 14, 2014
    The Bitches Say: A-. Peels offers affordable, delicious Southern cuisine in the East Village. Winner of the Bitches' 2013 Best Southern Brunch Award!
  • Mounir K.
    Mounir KaradjaJanuary 12, 2014
    Wow, buscuit was super tasty! Built mine with eggs, cheese and fried chicken, all of them great in their own right and even better together.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouJanuary 12, 2014
    Spiced Colada was highlighted on TimeOut New York
  • Jeong Sun P.
    Jeong Sun ParkJanuary 6, 2014
    Try the Sausage
  • Jeong Sun P.
    Jeong Sun ParkJanuary 6, 2014
    Try the Biscuit With Egg And Country Ham
  • Samantha S.
    Samantha SmithJanuary 4, 2014
    Get a graham cracker from the bakery.
  • CheckOutJared
    CheckOutJaredDecember 28, 2013
    Don't get the $4 8oz soda. Highway robbery.
  • Sam P.
    Sam PezzulloDecember 22, 2013
    The perfect atmosphere for brunch, and the food is delicious! The "gobble-cado" sandwich is one of my favorites. The cheddar jalapeño grits are a must have. 
  • Minion R.
    Minion RepublicDecember 10, 2013
    Have to get biscuit
  • Nick C.
    Nick CrockerDecember 9, 2013
    Build-your-own biscuit.
  • Al
    AlDecember 8, 2013
    Great brunch place in the Bowery
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McdonaldNovember 30, 2013
    Build your own biscuit. Do it.
  • Graphic Agency
    Graphic AgencyNovember 28, 2013
    Gobblecado. It's a sandwich of smoked turkey with creamy avocado and a chili mayo that does a great job of perking up those mild flavors; Cotija cheese adds the perfect salty bite.
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GlarosNovember 15, 2013
    Order the Grassroots Sour cocktail. It's the single best cocktail in NYC.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LippertNovember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tasso chips are the best!!
  • Faye H.
    Faye HNovember 3, 2013
    I've never liked gravy in my life and I liked it here.
  • Alasdair M.
    Alasdair MonkOctober 12, 2013
    The biscuit with eggs, cheese and sausage was incredible.
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneSeptember 25, 2013
    Shrimp and grits and the graham cracker...yummmm.
  • weeSpring
    weeSpringSeptember 22, 2013
    Cheddar biscuit: toddler heaven.
  • Us Weekly
    Us WeeklySeptember 20, 2013
    Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo enjoyed a romantic meal at Peels. Read more
  • John K.
    John KirbySeptember 19, 2013
    I doubt you could get a better breakfast in New York, Wonderful
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 12, 2013
    We can't get enough of the build-your-own-biscuit breakfast sandwiches to cure our weekend hangovers. Order what we order: egg, sausage, cheese and red eye gravy.
  • Jon Y.
    Jon YusonSeptember 11, 2013
    Cheeseburger
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriSeptember 1, 2013
    Here for brunch? The fried chicken sandwich is a must. The BLT was meh, but the cinnamon donut made up for it. Drinks are poured with a heavy hand, especially the Bloody Mary's.
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandAugust 31, 2013
    Brunch on the terrace ! Food is good. (Put cheese in your biscuit) the side French fries is huge : perfect for 2
  • Julian N.
    Julian NamAugust 30, 2013
    Summer Vegetable Gratin. Soooo goooood. Yum!!!
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WinberryAugust 24, 2013
    Shrimp and grits to the face! Now!
  • Torrey F.
    Torrey FAugust 22, 2013
    Pretty disappointing.
  • Hans H.
    Hans HyttinenAugust 18, 2013
    The fried chicken is excellent. The biscuit is dry and crumbly.
  • jessica m. h.
    Secret burger: Piedmontese beef slathered w. homemade pimento cheese, topped w. bacon, pickle jalapeño slaw, pickles, lettuce. On the side: homemade tater tots.
  • marcy s.
    marcy stoneAugust 15, 2013
    LOVED it - great vibe, drinks and food. fried chicken, the "orange" cocktail are both yummy and I need to make it back for dessert - donut bread pudding!!! back for sure.
  • David K.
    David KaplanAugust 11, 2013
    Try the Build Your Own Biscuit: Fried Chicken, Gravy, Scrambled Eggs
  • Victoria H.
    Victoria HarmanAugust 6, 2013
    Fried green tomato BLT was phenomenal!
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LippertAugust 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't miss the Housemade Tasso potato chips
  • ºDamian W.
    ºDamian White ºAugust 5, 2013
    They serve Sir Kensington's ketchup! Ain't no Heinz here fool!!
  • Tessa A.
    Tessa AntonAugust 1, 2013
    Make your own biscuit! So yummy.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TejiJuly 28, 2013
    Delicious brunch menu! Plenty of seating...Loved the shrimp & grits!
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PiresJuly 20, 2013
    Love the look and feel of this place! The food here is pretty delish (maybe a little over priced)! The service, however, is just plain awful. They disappoint me every time.
  • Colette Q.
    Colette QJune 15, 2013
    Try the Texas 75! Refreshing & delish!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew Del-ColleJune 15, 2013
    Ask for the special burger. It's not on the menu, but it's delicious and heaped with bacon. Oh, and the fries get swapped out for some ridiculously good homemade tater tots.
  • Jannae
    JannaeJune 12, 2013
    Bring your own ketchup. This sir Kensington stuff they give you tastes like marinara sauce. I hope this is not some new "gourmet" trend.
  • Jacob B.
    Jacob BøtterJune 7, 2013
    I had the Fried Chicken Sandwich. Just the right lunch in size and quality. Excellent taste!
  • Nicole V.
    Nicole VelezJune 4, 2013
    First time here and its so cute! It's pricey, but the food is really good. Thumbs up to the coffee too. A nice place to have brunch :)
  • Anne T.
    Anne TaillandierJune 1, 2013
    Loved the shrimps & grits! Not big on the fish tacos.
  • Nicole Y.
    Nicole YaleMay 19, 2013
    Pastries are a must-try
  • Cass A.
    Cass AndersonMay 12, 2013
    Biscuits and gravy was good, a little heavy on the onion in the gravy but C'est la vie. Bacon was standout delicious. Would recommend to anyone.
  • George W.
    George WilksonMay 10, 2013
    They should make their items order-able from a smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz"! That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Sam C.
    Sam CMay 9, 2013
    Takes reservations for breakfast. Try the biscuits
  • Joanna K.
    Joanna KamienMay 5, 2013
    Build your own biscuit is so clutch. Go for the chicken cheese and gravy (maybe avocado as well)
  • Max S.
    Max SklarMay 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Upstairs has kind of a rustic feel in the middle of Manhattan. Good for a big breakfast.
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioApril 28, 2013
    Amazing shrimp & grits
  • Jon C.
    Jon CarneroApril 27, 2013
    Biscuits & gravy are killer.
  • Haitham R.
    Haitham RidhaApril 24, 2013
    If it's sunny sit outside for great people watching and try the rhubarb muesli - just delicious!
  • Muna
    MunaApril 14, 2013
    Meatloaf lovers, rejoice.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HantzApril 13, 2013
    Two nice tequila-based cocktails, the Mexican Firing Squad and the Old Palamino. The former is spicier than the latter.
  • Candace C.
    Candace ChangApril 13, 2013
    Great brunch spot! Build Your Own Biscuit: fried chicken, gravy and cheese.. omfg SO GOOD.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SApril 7, 2013
    I can vouch for their cheeseburger. The grass-fed burger was medium-rare perfection. Word of caution: their classic Bloody Mary is VERY spicy (but delicious).
  • Dave K.
    Dave KaplanApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Place is overrated. Head down 8 blocks to The Smith and see what a real brunch is all about.
  • Traci D.
    Traci DuricaApril 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Behind the scenes...donut special!
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchlafmanApril 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the meatloaf but you'll need to order a side of mashed potatoes. It's pretty special.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RestivoApril 4, 2013
    get the Jamie palomino to drink
  • Ty M.
    Ty McMahanMarch 31, 2013
    Bright, sunny interior and cathead biscuits. Go for fried chicken and spicy grits.
  • Lance F.
    Lance FiascoMarch 24, 2013
    GREAT coffee!
  • Brenton L.
    Brenton LandMarch 20, 2013
    Loved the quinoa salad.
  • David P.
    David PhillipsMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Head to the upstairs bar for an excellently crafted cocktail.
  • lisa l.
    lisa limMarch 10, 2013
    Great place for drinks upstairs!
  • Hr R.
    Hr RyuMarch 7, 2013
    Village Voice's 10 Best NY Burgers: Cheeseeee (burger)
  • Megan B.
    Megan BorightMarch 2, 2013
    Delicious brunch but a long wait and bad service
  • Ed L.
    Ed LeaFebruary 24, 2013
    Fruit salad is pretty basic and uninteresting, a few chopped apples, bananas and grapes. Meh.
  • Olutosin F.
    Olutosin FashusiFebruary 13, 2013
    on the expensive side but try the biscuits.. your choice of eggs bacon ham etc
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsFebruary 10, 2013
    Try the "build-a-biscuit"
  • Tuan P.
    Tuan PhamJanuary 30, 2013
    Shrimp and grits. Wonderful breakfast place
  • etta y.
    etta yJanuary 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Slow service. On the upside, I saw Sarah Silverman here once and she was gorgeous.
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeJanuary 28, 2013
    Build your own biscuit on the weekends, fancy cocktails on weekdays.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MyerJanuary 27, 2013
    Build your own biscuit is amazing!!!
  • Brad W.
    Brad WilliamsJanuary 27, 2013
    Great light upstairs at the bar
  • Suraj
    SurajJanuary 26, 2013
    The biscuits are pretty amazing.
  • Pati A.
    Pati AmorosoJanuary 23, 2013
    Best selection of music EVAR! Great Spa Omelette!
  • Kathleen B.
    Kathleen BroderickJanuary 23, 2013
    Get a biscuit, brussel sprouts and fried chicken!! To die for!
  • Tanya B.
    Tanya BarriosJanuary 20, 2013
    Build a biscuit and add the gravy, it's well worth it! Just be careful, the waiter might yell at you for being too loud/having a good time during brunch!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BaldaufJanuary 20, 2013
    Build your own biscuit. Do it.
  • Aaron A.
    Aaron AccettaJanuary 20, 2013
    Best breakfast in the city.
  • Evan
    EvanJanuary 18, 2013
    Surprisingly some of the best oysters I've had recently. Order a dozen alongside a Rittenhouse Rye on the rocks. SLURRRRP.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BonventreJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Order the secret burger for dinner. Good stuff.
  • April C.
    April ConyersJanuary 6, 2013
    Have the fried chicken. Trust me.
  • Vishal G.
    Vishal GuptaJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The shrimp and grits are insanity.
  • Luke A.
    Luke AtmeeDecember 29, 2012
    Mocha latte is seriously good
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Building your own biscuit is a delicious adventure in architecture. Adding their hot sauce is the key move. And get some grits!
  • Erik M.
    Erik MichielsenNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The yogurt / labneh is spectacular.
  • D
    DNovember 30, 2012
    'Gobblecado
  • Claudette F.
    Claudette FeldmanNovember 25, 2012
    Awesome fucken pancakes
  • Harry R.
    Harry RaymondNovember 24, 2012
    Cheddar-Jalapeño Grits. Phenomenal.
  • Harrison W.
    Harrison WeberNovember 20, 2012
    Love this place for brunch
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