Yesterday, Katie and Dale took me to lunch at the new Peachtree Restaurant in Lee's Summit. I have always wanted to try their food ever since they opened at 18th and Vine, but never made it down there. They have since closed that location and are moving into the Power and Light District, which is much closer to my home. Not that it really matters after the lunch i had there yesterday. I have to say that I was very disappointed in the food and the service. I was expecting wonderful food from all that I heard and it was a very big let down.
We were seated by a very friendly hostess and our waiter was actually very friendly, too, he was just not attentive. He brought a basket of large warm rolls and these incredible sweet potato corn bread muffins, so far so good. I really wanted to order the fried chicken, but instead went with the Smothered Pork Chop which was covered in a brown gravy with sauteed onions and bell peppers. The pork chop was fork tender, but the gravy was over salted. The two sides I chose were some lackluster green beans and some candied yams that had too much clove in them. Katie ordered the Blackened Chicken Sandwich with sweet potato fries. The fries were good and crisp, but the chicken was on the tough side. Dale had the Chicken Tenders with some very good seasoned fries. He enjoyed his meal, but for the price 3 tenders was a little chintzy.
I also take issue with the fact that their iced tea is priced at $2.50 and I had to flag someone down to refill mine. I don't know if it's a sign that I'm getting old, but $2.50 for an iced tea is a bit much. Peachtree is not the only restaurant pricing this way, but if you charge that amount, then you better keep the glasses filled.
Not that I would recommend this place, but they are located at 1672 NW Chipman Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081 816-554-8733 www.peachtreerestaurant.com .