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Aug 24, 2012 04:54 PM

Anyone Been to the Sweet Peach Diner?

If you've been to the Sweet Peach Diner on Trapelo Road in Belmont, I'd love to know what you thought of it. It's not in my usual sphere of orbit but I'm willing to travel for a good diner experience.

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    I could easily be wrong, but something in the website and the menu tells me that this is not a 'serious chef' driven diner. it could still be good. maybe.

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      1. re: opinionatedchef

        well, they have a few interesting options out of the mainstream, like sweet potato pancakes and okra as an option for omelette fillings. Sandwiches served with homemade chips, and salads that diverge from iceberg only. Promising but, as always, execution will be everything.

      2. FWIW, they aren't getting much love on Yelp. Seems to be a lot of service issues, as well as disappointment with the food.

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        1. re: CookieLee

          to reinforce treb's question, the op asked if anyone has tried it? speculation without experience is not terribly helpful to the op who, I am sure, is perfectly capable of speculating without help.

          1. re: teezeetoo

            I saw that tz2, and that's why I prefaced my post with "fwiw", since it seemed no one on CH has been there as yet, and perhaps the OP would like to get some info, albeit not from CH.

          2. re: CookieLee

            Also, it recently opened and yelp is particularly unforgiving at the beginning.

          3. I'm the OP. I don't look for chef-driven cuisine in a diner. I want a diner that can execute the classics well. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has experienced eggs that arrive coated in a mysterious slick of yellow grease from the griddle, limp bacon and anemic hashbrowns.

            As for the service issues, I give the folks at Sweet Peach credit for the cheery message on their Facebook page that asked customers to be patient during the opening days. That being said, they haven't posted anything since then and I don't know if the anticipated service issues have been resolved.

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            1. re: Velda Mae

              I'm looking forward to someone actually answering your question and hope, if you go, you will post. I like Wilson's Diner in Waltham, Victor's in Watertown, Allston Diner in Allston, Martin's in Brookline, and Deluxe Town Diner (prefer the Mt. Auburn one to the Newton one but that's because I get to shop at Severn's, Arax and Fastacchi when I get to go). None of them are perfect but they each have character and some good stuff. Best breakfast place to me is The Spot in Watertown which only lacks really comfortable boothes. Do let us know if you find out the quality of the new arrival.

              1. re: teezeetoo

                just fyi for anyone doing a search- Sevan.

                1. re: teezeetoo

                  wow! really? the wilson diner had some of the worse food i have ever had in a diner the last time i went there.

                  "nearly inedible served with an surly attitude!" their new slogan.

                  the deluxe town was once great but i find it over priced and a snoozefest since they opened newton (also it FOREVER to get your food in newton)

                  in point of fact, the last interesting meal i got in a dine was at Jiggers in east greenwich, R.I. and that did not knock me out.

                  its possible breakfast food just isnt that interesting.

                  1. re: hyde

                    >its possible breakfast food just isnt that interesting.

                    Not in this area anyway.

                    Actually had some non-anemic homefries at Heidi's in Waltham yesterday - although there is nothing unusual or exciting about the menu, I think this is the first of many breakfast places I've tried in the area that I'm willing to go back.

                    1. re: LStaff

                      reasonably interesting: pancakes and bread at The Spot, locaniko with lemon at Victor's, sour cream flapjacks at Town Diner, homemade turkish bread at family, very good corned beef hash at Martins. exotic? no

                        1. re: StriperGuy

                          on harvard street in Brookline, in Brookline Village end (nearer to Kent than to Beacon). Their homefries seem a step up to me along with the corned beef hash which doesn't taste like cat food. but has some muscle, texture and crisp to it.

              2. I had lunch there last Friday. I had a pulled pork omelet w grits and a biscuit. The omelets are advertised as '3 egg'. If mine had 3 eggs they must have been quail eggs because it was the smallest omelet I have ever seen. And it was browned which I consider a no-no. Maybe a tablespoon of pork that was undistinguished. The grits were just lame. No cheese.. the opposite of creamy. The biscuit was 4 inches inches in diameter and 3 inches tall. It was mealy like a bad muffin. Service was indifferent and vacant. Not going back.

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                1. re: miketr

                  mike- well , very sorry it was so awful ,but thx so much for your helpful detailed info. If you were next door, i would run over with a plate of tender biscuits for your reward :-}

                  1. re: opinionatedchef

                    Thanks opinionatedchef! I took one for the team!

                  2. FYI, Sweet Peach posted a message on their Facebook page today that they are under new management. I think they have been open 2 months at most. Maybe the owner found a manager to run the place?

                    I've wanted to try it but the reviews have been awful. Maybe things will change.