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Pepper Tree Restaurant

Pepper Tree Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peppertreeCS.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
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Outstanding to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. First time guests; awesome meal prepared tableside :)"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Again, the Pepper Tree was an outstanding dining experience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "To me it's like an old Hollywood super club, intimate atmosphere with amazing food and fabulous people. Hands down our favorite restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The pepper steak was excellent as always. My only complaint is two of us ordered the seafood special which included scallops. When the dinners were served there were no scallops and when I asked the server she said they only had enough for 10 or 12 servings and she looked at the plate and said I see they did give you extra shrimp. That could have been handled much differently."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great Restaurant cooking at tableside is not seen any more. Very comfortable atmosphere. Spouse and I are going to keep coming back to try everything. The Pepper Tree steak was the signature dish and we tasted why. I ordered the Veal Sweat breads since you cannot find any thing like that on other menus (Like Goose Liver Pate, I cant spell Fragua) But I was a little disappointed in that it was breaded and cooked to perfection but it was kind of just breaded sweat breads nothing really jumped out like sweet, spicy, garlic or just about anything that can be done to a dinner. The meal was terrific the spouse was jumping up and down at all the meat cooking and the smells, It was just my veal that left me a little bland to the palette we w"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We drive from Castle Rock to eat at Pepper Tree Restuarant, it is absolutely wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We expected so much better...The salad and shrimp cocktail were good...but the veal was bland, chewy, and tough. The topping resembled Velveeta. Tea glass remained empty, butter requested never arrived, we had to catch a waiter to ask about dessert after waiting....another waitress dropped off a new bread basket after the table was cleared. We won't be back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our family's first time dining with the Pepper Tree Restaurant. The food, service, and ambience were impeccable! This was a true "experience" rather than simply dining out. I highly recommend the Pepper Tree Restaurant and will certainly return in the future!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "However, I was a bit disappointed with the appetizer and dessert menu. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food, the ambience, and the service is consisently excellent. Attentive, friendly wait staff. Posh without being pretentious. Great for that special occasion. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was good, but entrees were cooked while we were still eating salad & soup. First words server said - "I have 2 Steak Diane". My filet was medium and my friends was medium rare - opposite of what we ordered. Pepper Tree has been a favorite of ours for years but poor service can ruin fine dining!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Thank you to the wonderful staff and a special thank you to Neil! Our 29th anniversary was incredible! The meal was exceptional and the service top notch! By far the BEST in Colorado Springs!!! We look forward to returning to The Pepper Tree!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food and service! Best food in Colorado and a great view of Colorado Springs. The staff treats you like your a king & queen!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed eating at the Peppertree. However , this past Saturday evening was not so pleasant. The table behind us was so obnoxiously loud that it put a damper on our own party. We now know of every bridal event coming up because of their conversation! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We really had a good time. A little more than I needed to spend BUT totally worth it."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "As usual, Neil and his team delivered exceptional service, great food and wine, and a memorable evening with friends. The special, halibut, was superb and offered a distinctive and delightful change from their signature steaks. Joe had the Steak Diane, rare and it was perfect. We'll be back again and again. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Awesome place to dine for Romantic scene i.e. Anniversaries, Dates and other special occasions. It is pricey but for FINE DINING I dont expect anything less. Recommended Pepper Steak: Best steak I've ever had. Scenery; over looking Colorado Springs is Beautiful. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our experience at the Pepper Tree was outstanding as usual. The table side preperation and the food are a great experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We chose Pepper Tree for our anniversary dinner because of the view, the excellent service, attention to detail and of course, the excellent food. We love Pepper Tree and you can always count on superior service and great food."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "There was only 2 staff, so she was receptionist, sommelier and waitress all in one, so giving long pauses between actions, particularly as there were not many diners that evening. At these prices, we usually experience better service levels. The hostess was overpowering, with a clear game plan that she knows best. When it came to the crab cakes they were clearly off, and were discreetly returned. Despite that, we were told in a high voice, for other diners' benefit, that there was nothing wrong with them, but just not to her liking. Well at that point we just paid up and left, and we will not return. Clearly, although I liked much of the food, I really would be unable to recommend you go, in case you experience the same hostility."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Excellent service. Food choices suberb. We always go here when we are in Colorado Springs. We have eaten here for over 25 years. Always exceeds expectations. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening at the Peppertree. A few "oops", though, but not enough to detract from the night. They serve Sweetbreads as an appetizer (not on the menu) so I ordered them, but turns out they didn't have any. They did comp me a lovely alternative (Lobster in curry sauce over melon balls - to die for). My husband ordered Steak Diane and it was perfect. I have Surf and Turf and the first steak was way overdone so they brought me another one and it was so-so. We shared a dessert that was angel food cake with ice cream, raspberry sauce and hot fudge (YUM). We usually go to the Peppertree once a year or so and have been for years. We will return but with hopes that there won't be any slipups next time. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I've been to Pepper Tree several times and always loved it, but this time the entree was a distinct disappointment. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and it came out extremely watery, almost mushy. All of the other dishes were wonderful, as usual, but this really put me off."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Took our clients to dinner and the entire experience was outstanding! "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "The Pepper Tree's facilities, food, wait staff are the real deal. The Tree is the only place in Colorado Springs to have that "special dinner". Been going there for years and I look forward to many more. Wonderful, Wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Amazing staff, food and service. As always they don't miss!!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We go to Pepper Tree on a fairly regular basis and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding and the service impeccable. A must for any special occasion."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Steaks cooked table side, attentive, knowledgeable and polite staff. Top 3 steakhouses I've ever been to. Simply amazing."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It's a little pricey, but everything else is wonderful. My favorite dish is the Pepper Steak."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great service! Very good presentation. Perfectly prepared dishes. The ambiance could use some nicer window dressing and artwork. Due to location, the view of the immediate surroundings and the city through the picture windows deflates what otherwise could be a perfect dining experience by just a little bit. If you are with good company, the view will not matter at all. We will be lifetime guests of this fine dining establishment."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "80th Birthday celebration for Grandma. My wife and I have been there before, and have been pleased with food and service. This was the first trip for my 5 yo daughter. They made a nice pasta plate for her. She loved it. The signature pepper steak and fresh Alaskan halibut were awesome. Pepper tree never disappoints on the food. Also got the window seat I asked for. Only critique would be we did seem to be overlooked for periods of time. I should mention they were busy with a full room and servers were busy buzzing table to table. Just would have been nice if they stopped to check on us a little more often, like they have in the past. Highly recommend. Outstanding food, great for special events. Thanks Pepper Tree. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We always choose the Pepper Tree for our special occasions. The pepper steak and spinach salad are divine!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "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