Home friends Peaches Brooklyn – Amazing Service, Even Better Food

On Friday night I had the pleasure of going out to dinner with some of my dearest girlfriends.  Since we all lead such busy lives, we don’t get to do this often so when my girlfriend Sam suggested that we go to Peaches Brooklyn for an end of the week get together, I was so down!

Back in the day, Brooklyn was really never known for their restaurants, however with new venues like the Barclay center and the whole gentrification of Brooklyn, one would say that Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. Peaches Brooklyn has been around for a really long time, but as usual I am so late to the party. This restaurant is one of many wonderful restaurants that are popping up all over Brooklyn making us a contender on the dining scene. Nobody beats Manhattan for the sheer volume of restaurants but Brooklyn is coming up. You heard it here first.

We arrived around 7:30pm on Friday and we had about a 20 minute wait to get in, once we were seated we had a wonderful, wonderful waiter that greeted us by calling us “Queens”. He did so the entire night. (Can we say nice tip?) He was genuinely one of the sweetest, nicest waiters I have had in a long time, if the waitstaff was a reflection on the restaurant I knew I was about to have a good time. And I did!

We were all starving since we hadn’t eaten since lunch time, the appetizers were all so enticing! My girlfriend ended up getting wings and I had cornbread to start. I don’t eat chicken but she said those were the best wings she has had in a long time–I believe her. 🙂

I also had a drink called the Tiger Woods, which was a mix of lemonade and iced tea. I am so dense so I asked “Why is called Tiger Woods?!” and my brilliant girlfriend replied “Because He’s Mixed”

Oh.

The cornbread was great, not to sweet, not too plain and just the right item to stop the hunger.

As far as entrees are concerned, there were so many good things to choose from but I ended up feeding my inner steak and potatoes girl and I got the ribeye and french fries with a side of mac and cheese. My girl Kia got the same entree (and side!) I did.

My girlfriend got the Turkey Meatloaf with mashed potatoes with collard greens:

If you can’t tell, the food was simply fantastic. We got half way through, stopped because we were full, but we all kept nibbling because it was so fantastic. We all had a decent amount of leftover which I totally tore apart on Saturday 🙂

If you are ever in Brooklyn and you need some really good soul food (ish) fare, come to Peaches Brooklyn. It was a fantastic experience, and I can’t wait to go back and try more!

Do you like soul food? Do you think good service sets the tone for a great meal?

 

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30 comments

Kita April 8, 2013 - 7:45 am

I love when you get a good waiter it makes a difference and they get a big tip. Food looks good I am not a fan of meatloaf or greens and yes I am black lol.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 9:48 am

I am not a fan of greens either! I didn’t grow up with it in my household.

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The Dose of Reality April 8, 2013 - 7:51 am

Boy does that meal look good!! There is nothing better than a girls’ night out! (I would have had to ask about the Tiger Woods drink too!) –Lisa

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 9:51 am

nothing better, I need to regularly schedule these!

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Law_Fal April 8, 2013 - 7:54 am

That food looks delicious! I want to visit NY so bad! I think iced tea and lemonade is called an Arnold Palmer down here who is a golfer, I think maybe they called yours tiger woods to give a soul food spin on it lol!!!

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 9:52 am

LOL but wait i’m confused is Arnold Palmer mixed? Why does this magnificent drink have such a crazy name?

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Miz April 8, 2013 - 7:54 am

oooh I need me a night out too….

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 9:53 am

yes! just one does wonders.

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KalleyC April 8, 2013 - 9:15 am

Girl, I love me some soul food for sure. I don’t cook it often but when I do, it just takes me back.

I totally think that the server serves a huge role on if you have a great dining experience. They end up setting the mood and helps the good vibes. I need to check out this Resturant for sure.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 9:54 am

Yes, if you ever want to go i’m down!

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Kimberly {Manifest Yourself} April 8, 2013 - 11:51 am

If your pictures were any closer, I swear I would have licked my computer screen. The food looks amazing! Especially that mac n cheese.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 9:54 am

LOL girl you know from SOCO that I am a sucker for outstanding mac and cheese…peaches version isn’t better but its pretty darn close.

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Joi April 8, 2013 - 12:18 pm

I love soul food!!! I have a few local spots that I frequent. This looks so yummy. I never heard of turkey meatfloaf, but it looks devine. Your pictures are fabulous & even though I just ate, I’m feeling lunch, lol. I love food so much, that it matters not how good the wait staff is, but I do appreciate a really good one and it shows on that tip line!!!

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 9:56 am

YES, the waitstaff is important to me because in my position my customer service has to be on point. So when someone excels in that role I gotta give them props (and $!)

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Quiana April 8, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Oh my I seriously need to go there! What a yummy brunch. And about the Tiger Woods, I don’t think it’s cause he’s mixed – it’s a play on an Arnold Palmer (the same drink named another golfer) 😉

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Robyn April 8, 2013 - 3:25 pm

There is nothing nicer than a girls night out after a long week, good for the soul:) Having a great waiter/tress makes all the difference and definitely sets the time for the evening .

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 10:10 am

It sure does Robyn!

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Tamara April 8, 2013 - 4:10 pm

Mmm…those pictures are almost painful. I love steak, french fries, greens, cornbread, meatloaf and mac and cheese. I would have eaten both entrees. I never do get to Brooklyn, but I do love a good restaurant review.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 10:11 am

I am such a steak and potatoes girl too!!

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Sherelle April 8, 2013 - 4:10 pm

This restaurant sounds AMAZING! I love the name of it. The pictures of the food look delicious too! I am definitely in a soul food -eating mood right now! LOL I’m glad you had a good time out with your girls!

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 10:11 am

Right, its such a down home name, the restaurant was really fantastic

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YUMMommy April 8, 2013 - 9:18 pm

Will definitely put this on my list of places to check out the next time I am in NY, Glad you got to enjoy some time with your girlfriends!

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Carli April 8, 2013 - 10:37 pm

LOL! I would have asked why it was called The Tiger Woods, too! The mac n cheese looks delish. I’ve never had collard greens but I like all other greens that I can think of so I don’t know why this would be an exception.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 10:18 am

The mac and cheese was easily the best thing there and everything was good!

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13511667514487534214 April 8, 2013 - 11:29 pm

That looks so good!! Tease!! Love great service, it makes the food and the atmosphere much more comfortable. I just might make my way to Brooklyn soon. I actually prefer going to restaurants in other boroughs than Manhattan. Your just more assured that your food is being made with love and not timed.

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Nellie April 11, 2013 - 10:20 am

YES exactly! I am on a mission to avoid city restaurants if I can because the whole vibe is so much different and less tourist-ty

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Faith April 11, 2013 - 9:52 pm

All the food looks so delicious!

I love soul food. There was a place I use to go to on the Bronx that was so good! It’s called Sams.

And lol about the Tiger Wood’s drink!

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Crystal April 12, 2013 - 10:33 am

The meal looks fantastic! And you seem so happy! Hope it was a wonderful time!

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Nellie April 12, 2013 - 7:25 pm

Thanks it was pretty awesome 🙂

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Andrea April 15, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Sounds amazing! Down here the lemonade/sweet tea drink is called an Arnold Palmer. I am wondering if the golf thing is why! Might have to try it when I go home next!

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