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Pepper Tree Restaurant

Pepper Tree Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peppertreeCS.com
  • Email: peppertree4@restauranteur.com
  • Phone: (719) 471-4888
  • 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 (719) 471-4888

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "When you go to the Pepper Tree - it will be a special night. The staff is outstanding and the food delicious. It is pricey - but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "All I can say is yum. I've been here many times for thier peppers reak and they are always consistant"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We used to dine at the Pepper Tree for special occasions. Recently we went there, and it seems to have changed. We did not like having so many servers. They seemed rushed and frantic. We like having one server, who takes special care. It has gotten very loud also. People pushing carts all over the place. For the amount of money spent, you deserve a quite place with one waiter. We do love the pepper steak, but it is no longer worth it. Won't be going back. We all agreed on that."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We always visit the Pepper Tree for a special occasion. The staff is excellent and always friendly! The food is exquisite! We especially enjoy the table side preparation of their Caesar salad and Mango Chutney Pepper Steak, prepared exactly to our specifications. We recommended a table with a view of Colorado Springs, beautiful! We can highly recommend the Pepper Tree!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We live near Chicago but would call this our favorite resturant anywhere. Great place to go. The staff are very friendly the food is outstanding a great wine selection. There specialty is Pepper Steak but my wife and I always get the steak Diane cook table side. Then if you enough room left after the steak they cook several hot deserts table side. Our favorite is banana foster. If you are close to Colorado Springs you should treat your self to a special meal."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Each time we have been to the Pepper Tree, we have had very good food, served with nice tableside presentation, and always excellent service. The Steaks are their specialty, and no meat eater will be disappointed or go away hungry here. We highly recommend restaurant, especially if you are trying to impress or romance anyone."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "about steaks. Always grilled, never served with sauce. ("If it needs sauce please take it back") Peppertree is the exception that proves the rule. Their signature pepper steak is prepared tableside in butter and served with a spicy mango chutney that still haunts my taste buds. I have dined there 6 times and have never been disappointed, always delighted. I have 2 recommendations: ask for a table by the windows to watch the lights of the Springs (and the occasional bunny or hawk) and definitely order the largest filet so you can take a third of it home just to extend the experience for another day. Oh yeah, the wine list is well-selected, the sides and deserts are delicious but it's the fork tender filet that I can't stop thinking about."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This was our second visit to this little gem. The ambiance is the first thing you notice, then the incredible service. The gentleman who prepared our caesar salad, steaks and banana foster at our table was skilled beyond compare. This is our "go to" restaurant for all special occasions!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary. Meal and service was excellent. When I booked the reservation I said it was our 44th anniversary and I requested a window table. We received window table but I was surprised that no one mentioned our anniversary when seating us or during our dinner. Not a real big thing but I was surprised since I specifically mentioned it when booking the reservation. It will not keep us from coming back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Consistently wonderful food, top class service, and a wonderful city view in the evening from its hilltop. The owner is ever present but indistinguishable from his tuxedo clad staff. One of the two best restaurants within a fifty mile radius."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Pepper Tree never disappoints. Not inexpensive, but for a special occasion it is well worth the price."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is excellent; melt in your mouth steak made right at your table (cuts with a butter knife). The food is expensive but well worth every penny once you take a bite! Small, quiet setting that is perfect for special occasions!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The food is AMAZING! It is pricy, which it knew going into it, but it is well worth it, especially for a special occasion. The staff is very professional. They do not hover, or come to the table every other minute, but leave you to enjoy your meal with your company. That being said, they are very attentive. The water and wine glasses were never empty, and they don't rush your food. You have time to fully enjoy each course, and they wait until everyone is finished before bringing out the main course. It is a very enjoyable dining experience all the way around!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Our first time at Pepper Tree, 25th anniversary. Wow! We had four different wait staff, each with their own job. Very well taken care of. We we're not hurried. We we're there for 1 1/2 hours on a Saturday. It's about the total experience, not table turnover. My wife had the 8oz. Pepper Steak, I had a seafood special, Halibut, Jumbo grilled shrimp, and scallops. Everthing was cooked perfectly. Could'nt ask for better! Thank you! Bill Huffor"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We took relatives, a friend, and his daughter to the Pepper Tree to celebrate. Everything was just as expected. Our relatives were impressed and our friend (who had not been to the Pepper Tree in 15 years) said it was just as he remembered--top quality food, friendly service, a great dining experience, and a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The thing I liked the most about this resturaunt want the table-side preperation of certain foods. It is a small enough place that you do not feel over-crowded. It is pricey, but a nice place to go."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We and friends love the Pepper Tree, especially for special occasions. The food is superb, the service excellent, and they make a great manhatten. The city view is nice and every now and then a big buck will lay down outside the window to watch the diners watching it."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Two tables came in after us and were served before us. We were not in a hurry so it wasn't a huge factor. The kicker was when the lady sitting behind us made a comment that her steak was under-cooked. The waiter took her 1/2 eaten steak and put it in the pan that was cooking our steaks. I was shocked when I saw her steak in with ours. I told the waiter that we wanted 2 new steaks and indeed new steaks were provided without hesitation. However, by this time we had lost our appetite wondering what else happens in this restaurant. We have been to the Pepper Tree before and have enjoyed the ambiance, don't know if we will return or not. It was a disappointing experience to say the least."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food was FANTASTIC!!! Seems like the wait staff was running around bumping into each other. Wondered if there was any order to how they waited on tables. We had numerous people at our table and one didn't know what the other one had done...just annoying! Spacing between appetizer / salad / meal was great, nice and relaxing."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "While I am normally a fan of the pepper tree this trip has changed my mind. When we arrived they were running late not a big deal, sat at the bar had a drink, but when we were sat at a table we get this half sized table by the coat rack. Every time somebody was coming or going it was drafty even worst the table was not big enough for the basket of bread and escargot. This table felt it was placed as a revenue table and does not fit the atmosphere or experience of the pepper tree."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "One of our favorite special occasion restaurant. Specialized in table side preparation of Caesar Salads, Pepper Steaks, and Flaming deserts from a quiet dining room overlooking downtown Colorado Springs. Can't beat the ambience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service was wonderful, the decor and ambiance very appealing, and the food was perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Dinner was prepared tableside, the filet cooked to the correct doneness, and delicious. The desserts were exception. We recommend the Cherry Jubilee (Prepared tableside by the owner) and the Apple Pie with Cinnamon ice cream. We loved this restuarant and can't wait to go back again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I make it a habit of going to nice restaurants... Just because. This time was for anniversary. We were forgotten numerous occasions and the table side presentation was lack luster. His Halibut was dry. My side was wrong. It has been 20 years since prom for me and it will probably be another 20 years before we go back. I don't make it a habit of writing bad reviews. I probably write 100 good before I would write a bad, but this was not a good night."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The Pepper Tree has always been one of our favorites. We typically go there for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversary celebrations. The Wait Staff is always professional and courteous. The view overlooking downtown Colorado Springs is splendid. Having a proper Caesar Salad and steak made table side is almost a lost art, but the Pepper Tree continues this great tradition with extraordinary flare. Oh, and the results are mouth-watering dishes. Yes, we'll go for another special occasion."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "A special place for two. The restaurant is small warm and cozy wirh a wonderful veiw of the Colorado Springs city skyline. Outstanding service, excellent selection of wine and the dishes are prepared at your table so you know its fresh. The prices were high but very much worth it!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My spouse and I have been dining at the Pepper Tree annually for well over a decade, and celebrate the same occasion each year with a small group at this establishment. This most recent visit was definitely not up to expectations. Although the food was excellent as always, the service was abysmal. We had to flag down someone to ask for pretty much everything, starting with even getting menus. The waitstaff seemed unclear as to what the kitchen was actually serving and had to go back several times for clarifications. Food delivery was haphazard and poorly timed. There were mistakes in items delivered as well as in our bill, all of which took an inordinate amount of time to correct. We left well-fed, but disappointed with the experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Years ago the Antler in Colorado Springs had an amazing Steak Diane prepared tableside by a Chef name Earl. This was my all time favorite dining experience and then the Antler changed their dining area to something more casual. I have searched for the past 30 years for a Steak Diane that I felt was properly prepared with just the right sauce. Eurkeka! I am ecstatic to say I have finally found it in this wonderful quaint restaurant with excellent service and great ambiance. My husband had their signature steak which is the Pepper Steak also prepared tableside and he raved about it. We topped off the meal with Banana's Foster also prepared at the table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My tenth anniversary was a big success which I credit to the peppertree. Thank you."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The wait staff was amazing. Altogether, there were seven (!) different wait people in full dress who assisted in bringing our meal to us."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is our go-to restaurant for a perfect night out, always a perfect meal and a wonderful time. I recommend it highly. The atmosphere is classy, while comfortable. The staff is attentive and genuine. You feel so welcome and by the end of your visit absolutely spoiled! We love the Peppertree."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our only real complaint was that everyone in our party smelled like a greasy spoon when we left. Due to the tableside preparation of our steaks, we literally had to hang all our clothing outdoors when we arrived home. Even the car still had the odor the next morning. Thankfully, the food tasted better than we smelled. Perhaps working on the ventilation system would be a fix?? Not sure, but doubtful we will go back just because of this. The food was 4 star, the service excellent, but we felt the night was overpriced for the experience."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is very exceptional when it comes to service and enjoying a nice evening with your special person. The staff is always very pleasant and JOSH especially!! but we like all the servers are excellent. We will return!!!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday with family and friends and we all enjoyed the food, wine and the staff. The scenery of Colorado Springs at night was awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends for a nice quite evening."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. The space was rather small and very busy with wait staff. Not very cozy or romantic. Enjoyed the table side cooking."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The dining experience starts when you walk through the door and smell the aromas of Table Side Cooking. Everything from the welcome at the entrance through the wait staff supporting one another all adds to a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "my husband and I have been dining at the peppertree for quiet a few years and we feel very welcome every time we go the staff go out of there way to make every thing right."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We always receive excellent service and the food is wonderful!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 7th year wedding anniversary at the Pepper Tree Restaurant, and we are glad that we came! First, you can't beat the view as you have a panoramic view of Colorado Springs. The atmosphere is very romantic! All staff members were very attentive and yet not hovering at the same time -- just perfect! Now, for the treat.... My husband ordered the Steak Diane and I the Pepper Steak. Saying that they are the best steaks we've ever had would be truly an understatement. They absolutely delivered and exceeded my expectations! I really cannot tell you which steaks are better because they were just both mouthwatering. We will definitely return there!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "It is nice to go to a place where the staff doesn't change! We know who is going to be there every time we go. We have gone to the Pepper Tree for birthdays, anniversaries, and just because and are never disappointed. We would have no problem taking out of town guests who want a good steak and a quiet dinner! You can't say that about very many places. The Pepper Tree has it all!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We have been dining at the Peppertree for 20 years. The food is always outstanding as is the service. The best filet around - just the right combination of spice and savory."
    Dined on 1/18/2014