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Peppercorn Grille
Peppercorn Grille

Peppercorn Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.peppercorngrille.com
  • Phone: (909) 866-5405
  • 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: Californian, Steakhouse, Italian
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Peaceful and romantic. Food was great and service was exceptional."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Food was great, table was awesome on the heated patio."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Whenever we are in Big Bear, dinner at Peppercorn is a must! Always good food and a very pleasant wait staff."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Love the food and atmosphere! A must when in Big Bear!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Celebrated my birthday here! Halibut was excellent. Generous serving and creative preparation."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Enjoyed the outdoor seating...The service was good. The food was good but not exceptional. I do like that the price included everything."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Peppercorn Grille is the best restaurant in the Big Bear Lake area. The food is excellent, the service is outstanding, what more could you ask for? Reservations are a must. The Peppercorn Grill is located in the middle of Big Bear Village. Many of the visitors to the area find the Peppercorn Grill."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I am always amazed by the people who work at Peppercorn and the food they serve. They are eager to please, personable, helpful and energetic. Their desserts are lush. Outdoor patio blissful watching the world go by but I prefer a comfy inside booth."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and service is always excellent at the Peppercorn Grille. Every time we are in Big Bear we eat at the Peppercorn and have never had a bad meal and the service is always top notch. The atmosphere is pleasant and casual, no need to dress up but you also won't get in without a shirt and shoes."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Service was outstanding. The meal was good. My wife ate the chicken I ate the New York strip steak. I thought the steak was mediocre and had too much fat and grizzle for a $28 steak."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Hard to get a table here during the summer holiday season...might be Big Bear's best. Have never been disappointed in a meal or in the service. Great soups, salads, and well-prepared fish entrees."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had an absolutely wonderful dinner for my friend's birthday in late June 2014. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, the waiters were very attentive, and the ambience was great. It was a Tuesday night and the place was packed, which told me the locals love this place, too. They also surprised him with a birthday piece of cake, which was a nice touch and comped the coffees as well! Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I have wanted to take my family to The Peppercorn Grille for years. We vacation in Big Bear Lake frequently and we went this time. To say we were pleased would be an understatement. I believe my waiter's name was Joe and he was a pleasure as well. The service was great the food was great the ambience was pleasant I give this place 5 out of 5 easily. Wish I could give 6!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "More than what we expected for an early supper. Not your basic all-around menu. Pasta dishes were outstanding. Definitely would go back again."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Fabulous as always! Never miss a chance to dine here. Best food and dining experience in Big Bear!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "we had a late reservation and the staff was great at meeting our needs. I would go back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Quaint & intimate atmosphere in the evening. Varied selection of entrees to satisfy most & food presentation was beautiful & colorful. Service was friendly but slow & it was during the week when the restaurant was not full. If you are not big eaters I suggest having them split your entree for an added fee but you get a full salad & side option that way. It was more than enough!! The sauce on the New York strip was very tasty."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Peppercorn has always been my wife and my favorite place to eat in Big Bear, CA. Without fail their food, service, and overall care that you enjoy your evening is unsurpassed."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here several times and we both love the food, especially the crab cake appetizer. Have not been disappointed yet."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We love your food and your friendly staff. The best chick in Marsala by far!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Without question the BEST restaurant in Big Bear! In fact we had dinner there twice in three days.Both the service and the food is outstanding. You can not go wrong eating here. Don't look any further because this is the place. Play it safe and make reservations."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We had a great table and had an enjoyable dinner. We were never rushed, the food came out timely and the chocolate dessert was great. The wine choices weren't huge, but had good quality options. Reservations are suggested as the restaurant was full when we got there at 8pm - fortunately we had made ours the day before."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our favorite in Big Bear for great food and wines."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Michael was great, our server Michelle was great. The chowder was very good. The pasta dishes leave a lot to be desired. My husband and I had two different pasta dishes, but when they arrived you cold not tell one from the other. They were both smothered in sauce and that is what we could taste…….sauce. I think a mistake that most Big Bear restaurants make is they try to tackle too many different dishes. In addition, the main dishes (other than most of the pastas) are priced very high for the quality of food served. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The prime rib and filet mignon were delicious. The clam chowder was bland and lacked flavor. The decor was very nice and felt upscale. The service was lacking in that when we ordered and said we were sharing a salad and a meal. They brought it to us with a plate to split it ourselves. My guest asked the waitress to take the food and have them split it in the kitchen. When we asked for a box for the left over food once again the waitress brought a box and had us package up the food at the table. For an upscale restaurant I would say the service was sub-par. I probably won't take guests there again because of the service. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. The food was amazing and the setting was perfect for a romantic dinner, without being stuffy. The restaurant is cozy with a nice mountain feel. We will definitely be stopping in again the next time we are up in Big Bear. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I would say that we enjoyed Peppercorn. Service was slow but pleasant. Very nice atmosphere, Lots of families dining there. Food was good. I had the special sea bass which had a lot of butter. The flavoring was nice. My husband had shrimp-spicy. It was pretty good. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and we would go back-busy for a Monday night. I saw some nice beef choices. Thought about a friend who would enjoy it. Recommended by Worldmark concierge where we were staying. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food is fantastic. The service is great. We've been here a few times and everything we have had has been delicious. We only ordered appetizers and wine this last visit. Crab cakes and Ahi Tuna. Both were very good. I love the chicken salad sandwich, as well. We will definitely be making Peppercorn Grille a "go to" restaurant."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I ordered a $28 pan seared Alaskan Halibut with avocado-pineapple-mango sauce. I got about 2.5 oz of fish with some pilaf. The serving size was fine for a petite person like myself. However, the fish was way overcooked and under seasoning. The sauce was non existing. I only saw a mixture of chopped avocado, pineapple and mango. My side salad came with honey mustard dressing. Again, the dressing needed a bit of salt. I personally avoid high sodium food like a plague but here the food is just bland. I tried to finish my plate but in the end I just couldn't. In short, if I am going to pay for a fine cuisine price tag, I expect perfect preparation, perfect seasoning and perfect service. I found none from this restaurant. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "It's a shell of what it wants to be. It portrays itself as a high quality restaurant in presentation and online advertising. But what you get is just average. Service was lackluster. The food looked good when it arrives then you realize it's just sauce on top of bland food. The creme brule for dessert was way too much pudding and the top was not caramelized. Ended up being a gooey mess. Overall if you are looking for a nice spot in Big Bear, CA to eat check it out. If you think you are getting what you pay for at this place look elsewhere. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for anniversary and on arrival it was ready. Attentive, friendly staff, great food, surprise house dessert for our celebration. Will go again,"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary dinner and I had called in advance for reservations. The hostess on the phone was very professional and very accommodating as I had requested a bottle of champagne to be ready at the table. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and were taken to our table immediately where our champagne was ready and chilled in an elegant bucket. My girlfriend had the "surf and turf" and it was a battle for me to get a bite of her delectable lobster off her plate. To my delight, it was perfectly cooked and wish I had ordered one myself. I had ordered the Filet medium rare and it came out just as I expected with grill marks that were given with care. I wish I could show a picture of the lava cake ;)"
    Dined on 4/4/2014