(ed. note: BrooklynJay has resurfaced with this review of Peaches in Bed-Stuy!)
393 Lewis Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233
I realize that Peaches is in Bed-Stuy and is quite a bit of distance away from Clinton Hill, it was like a 10-15 minute drive for me, but the food, the atmosphere and the service makes it a worthwhile trip. I really enjoyed my meals there - there were so many choices on the menu I went back to back nights just to try as much of the food as I can.
Peaches is owned by Craig and Ben of the infamous Smoke Joint and Little Piggy Market in Ft. Green. They took their years of experience in the restaurant business and finally opened up their own "sit down and be waited on" place using a similar formula that made the Smoke Joint and Little Piggy Market so successful - good home style food using fresh ingredients at good prices.
The indoor space (there's outdoor seating as well in a fenced in private area) is really pretty and nice with very high ceilings and lots of lights creating a very comfortable and welcoming feeling. I saw families there, people who were there for a romantic evening out, friends just getting together for a meal and to catch up - and it all worked. They all happily coexisted in the same space and everyone was having a good time.
The menu is very "New Orleans influenced" but will probably change as different items come into and fall out of season. It's priced very reasonable as there isn't any menu item over $20 and quite a few choices in and around the $10-15 range.
Sorry for the bad food photos but it's tough to take pictures of food and make it look good without staging the food properly. (Though the kitchen does do a good job on presentation don't you think?)
We've got the (l to r and top to bottom) Ceasar Salad, the BBQ Shrimp, the Fried Green Tomatoes, the Beef Short Ribs, the Brickhouse Chicken, the Gumbo and for dessert, the Mixed Berry Shortcake.
I really like Peaches. Everything I had was very good. I definitely think it's a great addition to the dining scene in Brooklyn.
What's other readers experience with Peaches?