Bar Peached, the second bar and restaurant from Eric Silverstein and restaurant The Peached Tortilla team, opened in Clarksville last month. It follows a similar pattern of the original food truck and restaurant by serving a mix of Southern and Asian dishes, but takes a more casual approach, with a serious a focus on cocktails. Read on for early reviews of the already-popular new restaurant.
The food and drinks — That Italian-Chinese spicy mapo bolognese was as good as it looks — it’s a clear favorite in Yelp reviews. Other praised dishes include crab toast (which CultureMap food editor Brandon Watson calls “a melding of Singaporean chili crab with the dim sum pleasures of shrimp toast”) and the sweet bingsu. Watson names the shrimp flautas and the fried fish the most successful dishes. On the other end, the cheesy corn dip got mixed reviews. So Much Life blog called the food “satisfying” and “delicious.” Drinks also got high marks, particularly the Kyoto Kiss, and the daily happy hour was popular.
The space — So Much Life blog called the space “designed for Instagram,” down to the beautiful wallpaper in the bathroom. Austin Food Magazine called the interior “fresh, bright, and energetic.”
The overall experience — Given that the restaurant currently carries a solid 4.5 stars out of 5 on Yelp, be forewarned that reservations are recommended — some Yelp reviewers reported waits ranging from 45 minutes to two and a half hours on the weekend.