Pepper Tree Restaurant

Pepper Tree Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peppertreecs.com/
  • Phone: 7194714888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Leech
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for more info on renting out the Pepper Tree Restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Neil Levy 7194714888

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Pepper Tree Restaurant
The Pepper Tree restaurant has been a tradition for fine dining in Colorado Springs since 1983. Serving steaks, seafood, lamb, veal and more, the Pepper Tree is legendary for impeccable cuisine, ambiance, service and breathtaking views of the city. The Pepper Tree"s signature Mango Chutney Pepper Steak and other specialities, including Chateaubriand, Steak Diane, and English Dover Sole, are prepared or finished tableside.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Pepper Tree Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (83)scenic view (71)romantic (65)notable wine list (32)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (14)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Always the best!
    Jack
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The Pepper Tree has remained a paragon of fine cuisine in a sophisticated setting. Very classy, quiet and romantic. Excellent, unobtrusive service. A wonderful experience time after time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Having eaten at Pepper Tree in the past and always enjoyed my meal I was a bit disappointed this time. I ordered the New York strip and it had a lot of grizzle in my particular cut. Hopefully it was just the luck of the draw. Otherwise, enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ALWAYS EXCELLENT
    JETPILOT
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been coming to the Peppertree for many years and it is always outstanding. If anything it is getting better as the staff is exceptional in every way......charming, friendly, professional and witty to just the right degree. My favorite...the pepper steak remains superior. We will be back.....again and again. Norma and Jack
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New patron introduction
    Steaksdoneright
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We brought friends with us who had never been to this fabulous restaurant. We consider it a Special occasion every time we come to the Pepper Tree. Having Carrie greet us like an old friend starts our evening just right. Rick was a "hit" with his charismatic demeanor. Then comes our friend Joshua to cook our steaks. Joshua is such a friendly individual and was willing to answer all the questions our guests had regarding the prep and cooking of the steaks at our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect with Friends
    Satisfied
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Travel to the Springs often, and will enjoy eating here when in town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Heading downhill
    Goldendomer
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We have been visiting Pepper Tree for over 28 years, at least two-three times a year. Over the past two years, the quality of service has continued to decline. The wait staff stand around and talk to customers about their golf game while your meal sits waiting to be served. Our meals were warm, at best when they were presented to us. We had a mid-evening reservation on a week- night and before we left, the staff was already stripping empty tables and moving them to the center of the room (while we were still trying to enjoy our meal). The quality of the food remains excellent but the service is not at all acceptable for a restaurant of this quality (and price).
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service.
    Colo2whlr
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place is a hidden gem. They work as a team. We had three people plating our fresh, cooked at the table side, meals. This is five star food and service. Our new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious tableside food!
    Mmmm
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great staff, wonderful city view. Pepper Tree was opened 30 years ago by a man whose son and grandson now maintain the wonderful tradition. The best Steak Diane EVER!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pepper Tree Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in town. The food is always awesome along with the views and service. The owner and employees make you feel like family... just amazing...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very nice experience
    mushroomdelite
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This was our first time and we will definatly be cocoming back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steak ever
    dnthrower
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was excellent and friendly. Definitely happy to finally dine here. We will be back for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite special occasion place!
    Cowgirlmama
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Neil and his staff are the best!! Always polite, attentive and the food is beyond wonderful! We have never had a bad bite of anything at the Peppertree! We go about 3 times a year for birthdays and anniversary celebrations and will continue that tradition! We wouldn't hesitate to take or recommend it to out of town folks!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning Steaks
    ktmurf
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    You know your steak is going to be good when the knives they give you on your place settings are Butter Knives! Absolutely Amazing food...worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lebo
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    There were only four couples in the whole restaurant, and they sat us all in a row. There was much conversation and the table next to us, while only two people, found it necessary to share their conversation with those around them. Please spread people out when the restaurant is empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our meal was FAB. as all ways.
    DinewTroy123
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our waiter who we will call " Troy" made the evening. Besides his great service,he was part of the group with the jokes & quick wit. He was even polite when it came time to close the restaurant by asking us if we needed to see the breakfast menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    Celebrate
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We have been coming to Pepper Tree for years. It has changed ownership, but definitely continues to be a wonderful restaurant. We have absolutely loved the pepper steak, but have found other menu items to also be outstanding. We are always pleased with our experience at the Pepper Tree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite
    Kjbh
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This steak restaurant is unmatched. We go 3 - 4 times a year for special occasions & never tire of the delicious food & AMAZING service. We just took our friends recently & it was so much fun to see how blown away they were by the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and underdelivered
    dissatisfied
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Expensive, not sure that value for the additional dollars was delivered. Steaks are upwards of $50, no vegetable, only baked potatoes. Overall not good value. Nice view of the town after dark. Chateaubriand for 2 was close to $100.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just the Best!
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Nothing can compare to the service, the selection, the food quality and the ambience we found here. This remains the Best place in town for fine dining!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey, but worth it
    Gourmand4good
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is always excellent. The view of downtown Colorado Springs is nice. The service is usually very good to excellent. The tableside preparations of some dishes is fun.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Experience!
    Fallhat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took my wife here for our 14yr Anniversary and we couldn't stop talking about how great it was on the way home. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A 10/10
    JETPILOT
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As always, our recent visit to the PEPPER TREE WAS OUTSTANDING in everyway. We were especially pleased with our server....RICK. We will surely be back and soon. Jack
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful food and great setting
    LoveFood2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our dinner at the Pepper Tree Restaurant was wonderful. The view is amazing. The food and the services were excellent. We definitely plan to return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a table of 8. I had the salmon - the fish was good but the sauce was a little overwhelming. Everybody else enjoyed their steaks and lobster. Service was okay and attentive but for the second time they managed to mess up an order - give the soup to the wrong person and then charging another for an item that was on a different person's order. I attribute this to their "team" approach to service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pepper Tree
    LJLHBL
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Delicious food and very good service. We enjoy this restaurant very much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We alway look forward to spending our anniversary at The Peppertree. It was everything we expected and more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed the overall experience.
    Cynthiam
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We enjoyed the overall experience;however, in my opinion too much sauce was used on the steak. I would ask for it to be on the side next time. The Caesar salad was very bland. It was prepared table side and appeared to be expertly handled, but was disappointing. The offering for side dishes was white starch only. Pasta, potatoes or rice. I would have preferred asparagus or some other green vegetable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best steak house
    Gilbert
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The last time we came was over 7 yrs ago and the food was still as amazing as I remember. The decor could use a revamp and the majority of the couples there were at least in their 70 lol but that didn't stop us from coming back. The perfectly cooked steak, the most smooth Malbec wine, to a delicious side. We were so full even with the 6oz steak I couldn't finish neither had room to order dessert. Worth every penny. Will come back :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mandolinman
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    It's the only place that I could find in CO where you can get Chateaubriand. There's was better than the (supposedly) finest steakhouse in San Francisco; in fact, theirs was excellent. The only place I've ever had any better Chateabriand was the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn, MI, which is a most excellent restaurant as well. I loved the everything about the meal and the service. However, being the "designated" driver and living 90 miles away I chose to have only one glass of wine and my second drink was a diet Coke, which came out on my bill as a second glass of wine. I admit, I'd never seen that practice before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Making our dinner at table side was such a great touch of class. The service was outstanding! And the food tasted amazing! Recommend their Pepper Steak dinner. Will be going again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    DiddleDen
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We keep the Peppertree as our special occasions spot. Once you are up the hill, you feel as though you on the outskirts of town looking in. The food is consistently great. The staff is who makes it happen though. Their attention is amazing. No one says that is not my table, they all pitch in to ensure every patron is attended to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Recommended by us and many that we know...this is a great place for a nice evening. Great view, great service and even better food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner.
    rhchdining
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It's been awhile since visiting. Should have been back sooner. Food is incredible. Very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pepper Tree Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everything about the Pepper Tree Restaurant was fabulous!!!!! Plates all came out at the same time and the food was HOT!!!!! It was absolutely wonderful and we will definitely return!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, wine pricing ridiculous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We loved the food, it was great. However, we were incredibly disappointed in the pricing of the wine list. Paying $55 for a bottle of wine we can purchase for $14. All wines offered by the glass or at a reasonable "restaurant rate" for the bottle are cheap thin bodied reds. We were unable to enjoy a good wine with our steak because we were unwilling to pay $150 for the bottle.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ravenous
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I don't think this restaurant is the great Pepper Tree that it used to be. The two drinks I had (different ones) did not taste right. The appetizer (lobster and melon) I had there a few years ago was delicious then. This time, it had a totally different dressing on it, which ruined it. Our salads came with what appeared to be no dressing, so we asked for some. The Pepper Steak was very good and cooked perfectly. The service was excellent, as it has always been.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Vick
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Pretty much one of the best meal I ever had in all aspects.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • XXXXXXXX
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    AN OUTSTANGING RESTAURANT FOOD EXCELLENT STAFF FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT DINNED THER MANY TIMES AND ALWAYS ENJOYED THE EVENING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Go
    laurenlaughz
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had such a fun night at this restaurant! You know you are having a good time when you start planning your next trip to the place half way through the meal. The staff is excellent and very attentive. They also bring a family feel to the place and you can tell everyone has worked there for years. Food is delicious and we enjoyed the tableside service. It's a bit like walking back into a 1950's restaurant with enough modern flare to make it a true gem. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet