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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Pepper Tree Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)scenic view (59)romantic (54)notable wine list (28)fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (6)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Awesome Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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 definite "Must visit" restaurant
    PDubnorthside
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been to a lot of upscale restaurants in Colorado Springs but had never tried the PepperTree. This restaurant surprised us. It was a small place, so recommend a reservation, but the service was fantastic and the food was incredible. Personally, it could have used a few more choices on the menu, but what we had was very tasty and we were definitely full when we left.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Franchie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Thankfully, the Peppertree is consistently excellent. Every aspect of the meal is orchestrated at the highest level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peppertree has change
    Chief
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The menu online was not the same as we were presented at the restaurant. Items we thought about were not available at the restaurant but it appeared from comments that they may have on a different night. Service was lacking; we were serve our entrees and were told that he'd be "right back" with more tea - we had to call him for more to drink. It is not the same restaurant you could count on for quality across the board. Our meals were good, but........ I said I would recommend the Peppertree and I would with the same comments I provided here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    spikemarge
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We Love the PepperTree. It was a wonderful experience, as usual and the food was scrumptious. It is our favorite place for Special occasions, as a matter of fact, for even made up occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinewithapurpose
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My reason for the recent visit was for a friend's birthday. The staff, food and view was Outstanding. The staff created a Wonderful environment for my friends and I. They were very Attentive and Friendly. The Pepper Tree is a restaurant I would be happy to recommend to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    wams
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Took wife here for anniversary. Sent e-mail ahead requesting prix fix dinner for 2, but they had no knowledge of this on arrival. Prix fix option not on the menu as advertised online, so very awkward. Prices were high, even for fine dining. Primary complaint was that air conditioning was on high and simply put, very uncomfortable environment. I would guess around 62 degrees or so. The food was prepared at tableside and the view was very nice. The servers used a "team" approach which was a bit confusing, but OK. Some servers were clearly better and more skilled than others, consistency of quality was not in evidence. Overall a good experience, but expected more for the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peppertree Doesn't Disappoint
    DLien
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Have been to this Co. Springs fine-dining gem twice now, and will be back many more times I suspect. The food and service are second-to-none. Some of the best steaks (outside of Mendoza, Argentina) I've ever had. Check this one out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting, but not convincing
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Pepper Tree restaurant is on a hill outside the downtown area of Colorado Springs. It's a relatively small restaurant, about 20 tables and it has a cozy bar where you can have a drink while you wait for your table. The restaurant aspires to chic: drapes, waiters in tuxedos; but the office-style tiled ceiling negates the attempt, at least from an ambiance point of view. Pepper Tree's claim to fame are steaks cooked tableside. It's a great "show", but the deviation on renown Steak Diane and Pepper Steak recipes (adding sweet jelly and mango chutney) left us craving more traditional flavors. Overall, the quality of the food is good and the views of the city below are great...as long as you are not facing the power plant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, decent service
    ScottP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went for out 10 yr anniversary. I made many notes in the Opentable reservation so the staff would know and be able to tell my wife Happy Anniversary. Not one of the servers acknowledged our anniversary. I had to tell them about it. The response from one was "I didn't look at out reservations this evening". Sorry, but that was supposed to be part of the experience and I was complete let down from my perspective. Food was very good. Service was decent at best.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!
    Wisconsincouple
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Wonderful evening. Great food, wine, and service. Enjoyed speaking to the staff about the wines and the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the drive!
    AFan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband took me to the Pepper Tree on our first date almost 25 years ago. Even though we've moved out of town, we still return yearly to celebrate our anniversary! The Pepper Tree is simply amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highlight of our trip!
    iheartfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My husband and I were in Colorado Springs for a few days and wanted to check out some local favorites. When we pulled into the parking lot, we were a little skeptical but as soon as we set foot inside, Pepper Tree did not disappoint. Excellent, attentive service, amazing food (we had the Chateaubriand for 2) and breathtaking views of the city. We were there close to 3 hours and enjoyed every minute. It's a bit on the pricey side, so not a place we'd be able to frequent; however, we're very glad we decided to splurge the other night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed in food and service.
    FamilyMan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I had gone to the Pepper Tree for a dinner with my workgroup a few months ago and it was excellent. I decided to take my family there to celebrate some birthdays and end of year graduations. I was disappointed and probably won't go there again. The waiter was not very friendly and even though we had two birthdays, there was very little acknowledgement on the celebration. It was difficult to get a waiter to refill our water and the steaks were burnt on the outsides. It doesn't seem like they are very welcoming to family groups even though my children are in college and high school. Event though we made reservations for 7 people, the table stuck out in the middle of the aisle way.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time customer
    Clark
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I brought my wife to the Pepper Tree for our 1st wedding anniversary on 7/8/2014 and absolutely loved it. We were seated promptly in a surprisingly quiet dining room with a great view overlooking downtown Colorado Springs. Service was very attentive and friendly and answered any questions that we had. The food is top notch, prepared exactly to order and the steak literally melts in your mouth. While a little more on the expensive side, price seems to be right on track with other high end steak houses in the Springs, although I must say that this has become my new favorite by far. Overall, we will be back for more! Thank you for helping make our first anniversary even more memorable!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best kept secret
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This restaurant is a true gem for someone who appreciates fine dining. Their steak flambé is a must try. They have a good wine list and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    skyeblu
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My husband and I were staying overnight in Colorado Springs and decided to visit the Pepper Tree. We had no idea what to expect but were very pleasantly surprised. Don't go to the restaurant and expect to be out within an hour. They allow you time to relax and view the scenery and enjoy your dinner. We chose the chateaubriand that night. We were definitely not disappointed. The meat was cooked to our specific request and was so tender you could cut it with a butter knife. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the prices
    Diningduo
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Service was very slow. Food was good, but definitely not worth the price. Went there for our anniversary and told them it was our anniversary and they did not offer a complimentary beverage, appetizer, dessert or special which most restaurants will do.....not that we were looking for such. Spiders crawling on the wall behind our table and gnats flying around our food. We told the waiter and he said he spoke to management and that they would come to talk to us, but never did. Trust me, we are not complainers, actually the opposite, but it was not the best experience. Also the place could use a facelift.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bubbasas
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Outstanding to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. First time guests; awesome meal prepared tableside :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply The Best
    ShuttlePilot
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We have been going to The Pepper Tree for nearly 15 years to celebrate special occasions. Not once -- let me repeat -- not once have we ever had less than perfection when it comes to food, the overall dining experience, and the service. Naturally, we stick with what they do best: pepper steak/steak au poivre. In fact, they do it better than any other place we've had it in the world. P E R F E C T. What we appreciate most, is the quiet, adult atmosphere, a reason to dress up, no tacky music blaring, kids screaming, or cell phone conversations going on around us. If you've not had the pleasure of going -- it's a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    grwffyn
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Again, the Pepper Tree was an outstanding dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Antero
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Outstanding service with knowledgeable, friendly staff. The four-course special is worth every dollar. The room is small and a bit crowded, but it is easy to focus on your meal choice and the service makes up for the smallness.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    JenG
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    To me it's like an old Hollywood super club, intimate atmosphere with amazing food and fabulous people. Hands down our favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pepper Tree Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We drive from Castle Rock to eat at Pepper Tree Restuarant, it is absolutely wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.