Peppercorn Grille
Peppercorn Grille

Peppercorn Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.peppercorngrille.com/
  • Phone: 9098665405
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stone Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Peppercorn Grille
Come in and see why the Peppercorn Grille has become a local favorite. We offer the largest and most versatile menu in Big Bear. Choose from Certified Angus Beef, Seafood, Chicken, Pasta, Specialty Salads, Brick Oven Baked Pizza and more. All soups, bread and fabulous desserts are prepared fresh daily. Enjoy dining in our cozy intimate dining room or on our heated patio, street-side in 'The Village.' We offer an extensive wine list and cocktails.

Come and experience the finest in dining Big Bear has to offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Peppercorn Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)romantic (47)neighborhood gem (43)great for outdoor dining (42)fit for foodies (29)notable wine list (22)great for lunch (13)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (6)good for groups (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great Family Birthday Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our party included our eight year old grandson. He regularly orders from the adult menu so I was a little concerned that he would be able to find something he would enjoy. No worries there! He was very happy with his burger! The server was very attentive and went out of her way to make sure all of us, including our grandson, felt welcome and valued. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We would definitely go back to Peppercorn Grille whenever we find ourselves in Big Bear Lake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice surprise
    Foodiedeecee
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were delighted with the peppercorn. The food prep was a little slow However the food was prepared to our specifications. Service was impeccable and not rushed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Bear Dining
    GlazedVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Peppercorn is definitely one of best restaurants in Big Bear. Only complaint was that they made us wait 10 minutes for a booth. The steaks are incredible but expensive for area. Plan to spend at least $40 a head. If price doesn't matter, it is a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite restaurant in big bear
    Cawoman1
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The peppercorn is a place that feels welcoming from the moment you enter. The staff is excellent from the hostess to the bussers. The food is wonderful. I had the grilled halibut with a delishious basil pesto cream sauce. Served with yummy seasoned rice and fresh vegetables. The fish was cooked perfectly tender and moist. My husband and I were celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary. Esmeralda our server was efficient and so sweet, she kindly brought us a complimentary molten chocolate cake that was amazing! Thank you peppercorn for another memorable meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good place for dinner
    tfr1948
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This is one of Big Bears best places to enjoy a wonderful dinner. Located right in the heart of Big Bear Lake Village. The food is always well prepared and the service is always freindly and efficient
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    wotm31182
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The Experience was great. Good wine selection for a small town. My girlfriends order came out wrong but it was fix immediately. We were sat in just about the best seat in the house.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time guests
    Karl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Enjoyed our first time at Peppercorn. Food was pretty good, not as great as hoped, but very nice. Lovely outdoor dining next to heat lamps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 year anniversary!
    special
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We love the services and the food is amazing. We go to the Peppercorn for special occasions. Its not something we can do all the time, because of the price. But definitely worth saving the money to go.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellence in dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went here for our 10th Anniversary and I couldn't have been happier with the food and service!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely find
    schambo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It sits in the middle of "The Village," your typical tourist trap of trinket shops and restaurants but Peppercorn is anything but typical. The food was fantastic, the service was wonderful, and the atmosphere was just what you expected. We will definitely go back for more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant in Big Bear Village
    JohnKay
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Always a winner! Have never been disappointed at this restaurant, except when I can't get a table/reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Exceptional Dining in Big Bear Lake
    gaileh718
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The restaurant atmosphere is very relaxed, but elegant. The food is delicious and all of the waitstaff are wonderful. I was allowed to take my time and enjoy my meal and my entire evening at my pace. Definitely the place to enjoy a wonderful dinner while you are in Big Bear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kekaVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Alaskan salmon was moist and delicious. Spinach filled cannelloni also was equally yummy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Peppercorn Grill experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were so pleased to see this restaurant listed as #1 on the open table list - a rightful spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The service was outstanding. The artichoke appetizer had to much vinegar for us. The pepper crusted steak was fantastic.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out!
    Justplaingreg
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are going to be in Big Bear Lake. The ambiance and decor was outstanding. The service and attention my wife I received by the entire staff was unbelievably great! However, one person really stood out, our server Jennifer was FANTASTIC! She had a great personality, attention to detail, and very fun! The food was delicious, presented well, and the portions were perfect. We enjoyed our dinner and even though the restaurant was very busy, we were never rushed. When were left, there was a number of parties waiting to be seated. I would strongly recommend making a reservation via OpenTable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed
    jasmv
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We booked on recommendation of lady we met on a train trip. We were not disappointed. The ambience of the restaurant in Big Bear Lake village, the service, and the food were all very lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    LoveFoodAndWineVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We have been to Peppercorn Grille twice this year - both times when we went up to Big Bear for the weekend. What a great find. The chicken stuffed with vegetables is very tasty and nicely presented. The soups are excellent. The chocolate molten cake is delicious (not too heavy or too sweet like some can be). Everything we have had here has been very good...Kudos to the chef. Note - when the menu states the pepper encrusted steak is very spicy take it seriously, it was much too spicy for my husband who loves black pepper and spicy food. The restaurant is clean, has a nice atmosphere and the service is attentive. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything but the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The place was great for a romantic evening. The service was some of the best i've had in a long while. All the plates I saw go by look amazing. This restaurant should be priced higher. My wife loved her lasagne. My fettuccine wasn't too great but everything else about the experience made it for it. I would go again next time I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience!
    citykat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ambiance was very nice for a romantic dinner with my husband for his birthday. The food was amazing! Everything had wonderful flavor and it was a great experience. They even gave us a chocolate fudge cake desert for free with "Happy Birthday" written in raspberry sauce on the plate. I would definitely go back. Make sure to make a reservation otherwise there will be quite a wait for a table. They are very prompt in their reservations and we were seated right away when we arrived for our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in downtown Big Bear
    Wanaka1
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ask for Jennifer's table! She is the best server ever! We were there for my parents special anniversary and she really took care of us. Food was very good. Great experience
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1Fridaynightout
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We always enjoy Peppercorn. The only thing we did not like this time was that we were jammed in, table angled in such a way that we felt we were sharing our space with the the people on each side of our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience!
    PatynDan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Beautiful restaurant - relaxed atmosphere! The food was PHENOMENAL! Hubby had their whiskey steak with Garlic mashed potatoes and I had the Spinach and Ricotta Raviolis .. both absolutely delicious! Had a 7pm reservation for our anniversary dinner and were seated promptly in a very nice corner table. Our server Jen was absolutely amazing with a beautiful smile and engaging personality. She had the menu and specials naturally memorized and she was very helpful with choices and recommendations. She congratulated us on our anniversary, was very attentive during the meal without being intrusive and brought us a beautiful complimentary dessert after our lovely meal! Definitely will be back to Peppercorn Grille .. true fine dining in Big Bear!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Jessica was the BEST server I have had there! Thanks for a great meal....
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  • Thank You
    duffen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food, great service. We've never been disappointed with the Peppercorn Grille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My experience at the Peppercorn Grille was excellent. The ambience was romantic, food was served quick, and everyone was very friendly. I would suggest reservations because if they get full they unfortunately turn away walk ins Overall, great place really enjoyed my experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Bear Village find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Dining not eating. Pretty, great service, good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    SaladgirlLV
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We dined at the Peppercorn to celebrate being with good friends and just have a good time. We wanted to be attended to, but not rushed and the wait staff did just that. I chose the restaurant because I knew they had a great selection and we were not disappointed. The Roasted tomato-artichoke soup was wonderful, salads crisp and generous, the Peppercorn flat iron steak, and a salmon entree cooked to perfection, as were the other entrees and desserts. Everything was superb! We will be dining there again on our next trip to Big Bear!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very special evening
    Jan1
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Peppercorn is our restaurant of choice every year for our anniversary. We love the food, the service is beyond compare, and we especially enjoy the ease of making and changing reservations online. This year we were surprised by a delicious chocolate cake on a beautifully decorated plate that said, "Happy Anniversary." I cried. It was a very special evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Smurf429
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Peaceful and romantic. Food was great and service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in a Mountain Town
    bandit124
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very good service - friendly, interactive but not strong on recommendations. Dinner salads were fresh and crisp. Entrees - steaks were good but not exceptional cuts, vegetables were ordinary, sweet potato mash was excellent. Desserts - tiramisu and cheesecake were excellent. Small, intimate venue, nice patio dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    PjfunnybunnyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great, table was awesome on the heated patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the village
    tfr1948
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Best restaurant in the Big Bear area. The service this time was a little slow, but this May have been due to the large crowd. The food was outstanding as always.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return customer
    Mimi
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Whenever we are in Big Bear, dinner at Peppercorn is a must! Always good food and a very pleasant wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Great Anniversary Dinner!!
    Zeebzoo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dined at the Peppercorn Grille for our 28th Anniversary dinner and couldn't be happier that we chose it out of the many nice places to eat in Big Bear, CA. From the initial greeting by the hostess to the special anniversary dessert created for us, and everything in between the Peppercorn Grille knows how to treat its guests to a fine dining experience. The only complaint we might have is that many of the "tourists" who were dining there as well were dressed somewhat casually for such a nice place, but this is definitely not the fault of the restaurant. We will definitely make dinner at the Peppercorn Grille a "must" when we visit Big Bear again in the future!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sugar
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Love the food and atmosphere! A must when in Big Bear!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Dining I've found in Big Bear
    Blacker
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    On vacation in Big Bear for a week. We actually ate here twice this trip. Both times the service was slow, and the food was very good. You should make reservations for this place in advance because it's pretty popular. Some really great dishes that are total stand-outs from what you typically find in the area. I don't know of a better restaurant for dinner in Big Bear. The servers are always gracious, but there is a communication gap somewhere. Both times after we were seated it was 10-15 minutes before we saw anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    HealthNut7
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My favorite dish is from their lunch menu: the Tortellini! It is a beautiful restaurant with a rustic winery feeling...makes you feel totally classy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IrisVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Celebrated my birthday here! Halibut was excellent. Generous serving and creative preparation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Jewels8769
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great time. The service was great and the food was tasty. My only complaint would be the couple of screaming kids, but obviously that's not the restaurants fault. Overall I give it two thumbs up!
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    • Noise LevelModerate