Watershed on Peachtree
Address: 1820 Peachtree Road NW Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Number: 404-809-3561
Hours: Lunch Tuesday – Friday 11:30 am-3:00 pm
Dinner Tuesday – Thursday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday brunch 11:30 am-3:00 pm
I pass Watershed on Peachtree frequently, usually in route to it’s neighbors, Blue Fin or Uncle Julio’s. I knew I was long overdue for a visit after hearing so many great things about the owners, Ross Jones, Chef Truex and Emily Saliers of the legendary group, The Indigo Girls. All three are considered pioneers of the the farm-to-table movement in Atlanta and all three have earned an James Beard Award. Receiving a James Beard Award is the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in the USA. Each year the awards are presented at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. After reading the reviews online and viewing the unique menu, I decided to finally pop in for a visit. Bonus, Watershed on Peachtree offers valet parking. This definitely relieved the stress of having to find parking on Peachtree Road, which can be atrocious.
The inside of the restaurant is gorgeous! There are large windows throughout which have unique light fixtures and extremely modern decor. It gives a very homey, comfy feeling with modern vibe. The outdoor patio has plenty of space and they also provide a private dining room for special events. While embarking on this foodie adventure, I asked the beautiful and talented Harvin Eadon (of Style Network’s Big Rich Atlanta, and designer of She Blames Me jewelry) to join me for lunch to discuss her upcoming projects and of course, her favorite restaurants in Atlanta. While looking at the menu I was happy know we have the same taste in food. We began our meal with the Blue Crab Fritters appetizer. This app was a winner! There were three fritters stuffed with fresh crab meat and fried to perfection.The fritters were topped with heirloom tomatoes, radish, and salsa verde, which gave a perfect blend of flavor. It’s definitely a must try when you visit. Next were the entrees, and there were so many tough decisions. The lunch menu had a nice variety of mealy and lighter options and after about 15 mins of being indecisive we made our decisions. Harvin ordered the White Truffle Chicken Salad Sandwich .
The sandwich is served on toasted multi-grain bread with golden raisins, pine nuts, and chicken salad. The description alone sounded very inviting. After seeing the sandwich it immediately reminded me of my grandmother’s chicken salad sandwich. The bread was toasted perfectly and the chicken salad had a great consistency. The golden raisins and pine nuts added a nice hint of sweetness. Harvin loved the sandwich and said it was, “just right, not too much or too little of anything on the sandwich, and it was nice and filling.” I decided to order the Steak Frite, a 5oz skirt steak (grilled medium) served with fries. The steak was savory in flavor and the portion was just right for lunch. I love skirt steak because I am big on flavor this steak had a zesty blend of seasoning. Overall, the lunch was flavorsome, the service is impressive, and Watershed On Peachtree is place you want to add to your food bucket list. After a filling lunch, Harvin and I begin to discuss her latest projects and of course, her favorite foods. I have interviewed a lot of people, but Harvin’s bubbly and blunt personality gives you a girl-friend feel. There is nothing I appreciate more than someone who tells it like it is and who is real.
You are having girl’s night in Atlanta; you are looking for a place with good food and even better drinks. Where are you going and why?
I am going to either Ocean Prime or Del Frisco’s. Both places have great food, and I love their drinks. I am a huge fan of great ambiance. Food is really important to me, but the food isn’t worth a visit if the crowd isn’t good. I like to people watch, and I love a crowd with great energy. Both places have that, and I always enjoy myself when I go. (http://www.oceanprimeatlanta.com/) (http://delfriscosgrille.com/location/atlanta/)
What were positive and negatives on being on “Big Rich Atlanta”?
I would have to say that the biggest positive would be my mom, my sister, and we got a chance to spend so much time together and just be around each, which was amazing because we are all so busy. It was nice to catch up and spend quality time with them. Out of all of the experiences, that is the one that I enjoyed most. The negative was that you have a phenomenal production crew that is always around you and filming at your house for months, and they literally become a part of the family because they are at your house constantly. Then when filming is completed, they are gone, which was tough because we really did build some great relationships with them. We didn’t want them to leave. So it wasn’t really a negative in a bad sense.
After a night of partying, you have an awful hangover the next morning. Where do you eat?
I absolutely love Zaxby’s or Chipotle. Those two eateries are perfect because not only is the food good, but they have a drive-thru. I love Zaxby’s french fries, and the Zaxby sauce is heaven. Chipotle has great food, and it’s always flavorful and filling. When you are hung over, you just want good food, and both places have that along with a drive-thru.
What new projects are in the works, and what goals do you have for She Blames Me?
Emily was one of the first people we met when we moved to Atlanta. Our girl chemistry meshed very well, and we truly love and adore her. We partnered with Emily Dees Boulden, who is the owner of the boutique SWANK. We have She Blames Me one-of-a-kind jewelry in the store. We have so many new and unique pieces that we are really excited to showcase. We have been working really hard on the project.
It’s your first date and your date asks where do you want to go. Where are you going, and why?
The place would have to have live music, and it would have to be around people just in case you and your date run out of things to talk about. Both things are really important when having a first date. It’s always nice and fun to people watch. One establishment that I definitely would choose is STK. STK has a great ambiance and fabulous food. It’s hip and not super pretentious like some of the other restaurants in Atlanta. I always have a good time when I’m there.
What other projects do you have coming up aside from She Blames Me?
Well, I have always been a counselor to my friends. My degree is in psychology, so it has always been in my nature to help people. My friends always call me regarding relationship problems. The only downside about living in Atlanta is the dating scene. The dating scene here is not the best, so I always give tips to my friends such as, if you just meet a guy, don’t start out using emoji’s. That can be a real turn off for a guy when he sees those inserted. Eventually, I would love to have a dating blog or help singles find that special someone so that a relationship can blossom. One of the biggest problems with the Atlanta dating scene is most guys just want to hit it for a minute then quit it. Being that I’m not that type of girl, it really makes it difficult to find a good guy.