Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern
Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern

Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.epeppercorns.com/
  • Phone: (508) 752-7711
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
    Friday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
    Saturday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Marcos Ferreira
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Peppercorns is famous for their great catering services. We have a wonderful catering menu available at www.epeppercorns.com as well as the option to personalize any menu of your choice.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom Oliveri 5087527711x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Downing
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern
Serving up casual Italian food in Worcester has been a Peppercorn’s tradition for over 25 years. Peppercorn’s Grille and Tavern is a comfortable, family friendly Worcester restaurant offering up a variety of tasty and affordable menu selections with featured entrees that include seafood, chicken, pasta, burgers and more. Peppercorn’s also has daily specials to tempt your taste buds along with Worcester’s best thin crust pizza, an outstanding kids menu and a wine list that rivals any Worcester restaurant. With 7 high definition flat screens, appetizer specials, a one of Worcester’s best collections of craft brewed beer, including our very own Wormtown Ales, the Peppercorn’s Lounge is the best place in Worcester to catch a game, relax with friends, and have a great night out on the town. For two generations, Peppercorn’s has been the place to dine for great Italian food in Worcester. So stop on in, and let us show you just how good Italian Dining in Worcester really can be!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (26)fit for foodies (23)great for lunch (21)special occasion (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)romantic (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • We picked Peppercorns because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We picked Peppercorns because a group of friends were getting together and we needed a central location. Given the fabulous reviews, we chose this wonderful place to meet. The service was outstanding. The food was awesome. I couldn't believe what a gem we had been lucky enough to come upon. The reviews really are an important resource especially in our situation. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    No matter what you like, you can find it on the menu. Great appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, full meals. We had some of the best burgers ever. Cooked to perfection, juicy and flavorful. Mountain of sweet potato fries - not greasy, just out of this world. Reasonable prices. Our go-to lunch place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and beer selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    I got a lobster bisque soup that was amazing. My girlfriend ordered a burger and they gave her the option to have ground beef, veggie, turkey, or even a tuna steak. She got the tuna and it was really good. I didnt drink but noticed they had a good beer selection. One of the best places Ive eaten in Worcester.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    rogerspa
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Awesome beer selection!! I almost always get the "Hand of the Chef" when I go for dinner. You don't know what it will be and the server won't tell you but so far... I have never been disappointed! It's like going over someone's house for dinner and you don't know what they are serving. It's fun!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfect evening
    markcfood
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    From beginning to end this was a great dining experience. Nice atmosphere, excellent wait staff ,and delicious food. That about sums it up. There were 5 people in our group and we'll all be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great place to eat
    Grammyof2
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We like going to Peppercorns at least once a month because we always get a good meal there. One of my favorite dishes is the baked stuffed shrimp. Its always tender and the stuffing is very tasty. My husband as tried most of the seafood dishes on the menu and has enjoyed them all. The have what they call a "chefs surprise" where you dont know what your getting but its always something special. The sangria is my favorite and my husband likes the extensive choices of draft beers. I would recommend this resteraunt to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dining
    Susan
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Great selection of appetizers and main dishes from a hamburger to a gourmet meal. Recommend the risotto balls and Tuscan potato chips! Family friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We were with a large group and we all ordered something different. Everybody loved what they ordered! I've tried many of the things on the menu and everything is always delicious. I would recommend this to a friend or family member!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Susan
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This restaurant was great, the salmon was cooked to perfection , my husband got a chicken dish and was also very pleased. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Family Night Out
    Gzak1977
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    I took my wife and step daughter here before a showing of A Christmas Carol and it was excellent! I had been here once before and the food was always amazing! The servers are always polite and attentive and took very good care of us. We will be back and in the very near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    SRSM
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    The food is always great, the wait staff very professional. I have been here many times with friends and relatives and it has always been a great meal and atmosphere along with very pleasant and efficient wait staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    BigDVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Each time we have eaten at Peppercorn's the food has been excellent. The prices are reasonable and the service is good. Great place to go in Worcester.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased every member of our group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We went to peppercorns to celebrate a family birthday and diners ranged from 86 to 26. The food was fantastic - everyone was pleased with his or her meal. I had the hand of the chef after seeing it on a nearby table - the chicken stuffed with goat cheese and spinach was cooked perfectly and the accompanying marscapone mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. The asparagus wrapped in prosciutto was also a nice addition. Other diners had pasta, fish and chips, and steak tips and most plates were clean by the end of the meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made my reservation on Open
    CarolVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Made my reservation on Open Table, asked for a table in a quieter area as my husband is very hard of hearing and a lot of background noise is problematic for him to carry on a converstion. We arrived 15 mins early, as traffic was not as bad as we had anticipated. We waited the 15 mins, then were escorted to a table at the entrance of the dining room, the most bustling, noisy area in the entire room! Oh well, didn't want to make a big deal. Wine and beer selection was good, husband had the beer sampler. 1 of his choices was not available, he did enjoy the 4 he tried. Pasta bolognese was AMAZING, chicken piccata a little bland. Panzanella salad excellent. Service was very attentive. Will wait for a more satisfactory table next time.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good and reliable
    Allen
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The 'corn is near to my home so its a regular dining spot for us. The brewery is right there so the are always many beer choices as well as wines. But the food is far above typical pub fare. It has a well rounded menu with many Italian influences. All in all,very dependable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The quality and quantity of food exceeded my expectations for the reasonable prices. I also liked the wide selection of wine, all at $23/bottle. The atmosphere is quite casual but the food is fine dining, a perfect combo for me. I'm looking forward to returning for the steak tips and Neuberg soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    Greg
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I recently brought my wife out to Peppercorns for our anniversary and had an awesome time. The food was excellent, the service was great and we will definitely be back! And soon! The dessert menu was my favorite. I can wait to go back next month when we go to the theater.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monthly get together
    Lucy
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Went there on a Tuesday night wth family, no children. Had a very good dinner. Server was wonderful. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Karen
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We chose Peppercorn's for a birthday get together and had a great evening. The entire meal was very good, from appetizers to dessert. There were 6 of us and no one had a complaint about the food or service. The portions were large. 4 of the 6 of us went home with doggie bags. It's been a while since I'd eaten at Peppercorn's and I know I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal!
    AllovesHartfordVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    One of several specials for the evening was a lemon-peppered swordfish served with their own version of a deliciously crispy potato pancake. Both were spectacular. I've eaten at Peppercorn's many times and always been pleased with my meal, but this time it was even above the very-high previous standard of my earlier visits. All 3 people dining with me were pleased with their meals as well. This was a very busy Saturday evening but nevertheless, the service was friendly and efficient. I really love this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    johnsonra2VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Appetizers, entree, wine, and service were all great. This was our 3rd time here and haven't had a bad meal or service yet. The appearance is not that great though. It is a 45 minute drive for us, but worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    anon
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Excellent thin crust margherita pizza. Well presented imaginative entrees, not iovercooked. Excellent beer on tap. Knowledgeable and friendly server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service with a Smile
    Dons
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    From the time we pulled up to meet the valet we were treated very well. We came in for our 7:30pm reservation and were met with a smile by the front desk area the GM. We explained we were first timers and he made it point to explain the menu and give us his recommendations. They did not disappoint. The wait staff was prompt and friendly which included the bus staff. I would highly recommend as the food was fantastic but the service, which may be a lost art was very prevalent here. Great job Peppercorn Grille Team!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome...
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    The food was great, service impeccable. We will be going back again. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    law1
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    I would highly recommend this restaurant. I chose it online to meet an old college buddy and it was halfway. I'm so glad I did and the next time we get together we will come back here. The food was excellent and the service beyond great. It was a very nice family place and seemed the place to be on a Sunday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at a reasonable price
    Cnewk
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Our group of 4 enjoyed a wonderful night out at Peppercorns. They have interesting drink selections, such as Bananas Foster, which was better than I expected. The meal selections all looked wonderful! The tortellini Matthew was terrific. Service was quick and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great deal
    m2smith
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Dinner for two after work because no one felt like cooking means we're tired and just want to snarf something fast. Haven't been to Peppercorns in a while so we gave it a shot as a change from Shrewsbury Street. We have to remember to go back more often! Seated right away, specials explained, orders taken drinks arrived then dinner. I had meatloaf, quinoa and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto - awesome! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun date night
    LisaC
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    enjoyed sampling many Wormtown brews...great server...and fun to try the mysterious "hand of the chef" dish which was delicious! reasonably priced and easy to get a reservation day before. definitely noisy, but not in a bad way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Peppercorns never fails to impress us. Their Restaurant Week and Lobster Mania menus gave us so many delicious options. Their is always someone that orders the "Hand of the Chef" entree and it always receives high praises. Our group considers themselves draft beer snobs so the beer list is a definite plus.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    jshoopVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    My family and I love Peppercorns. The food is always good and they have a wide varitey of micobrews. Very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local microbrewery
    Wineguy
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Great local place, always has new brews on tap to try. The food is fantastic, atmosphere is great. If you've never been, gotta go.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing ....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    Have been here twice for Xmas parties & thrice for dinner ...In terms of atmosphere, service and food, it's all average at best. Recently, party of six.; waitress [KK]; need draft beer in 2-sizes; good bottle of red wine at $22.; 'tuna' burger small; the 1/2-plate of 'fire & ice' lacked seasoning; 'lettuce wrap' appetizer was make-it-yourself with only sprouts, grated carrots & lettuce leaves with some grilled chicken; 'fish taco' appetizer look/tasted like frozen fish-sticks; the $21'stuffed tuna' special was over-priced; 2 burger o.k; only 1-loaf of bread & dipping oil offered [butter packets?]; 2cheesecake desserts looked better tasted; Menu is busy -- italian? Pub? Service slow for a place that wasn't busy. Would not recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant night
    Brew
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    I had never been here before. Staff was attentive and knew the menu. I didn't make it past the lobster menu. I chose the lobster ravs and they were excellent. I loved the Wormtown Brew beers also. There were children in the resturant that were enjoying themselves and were very well behaved. I love the fact you can make a reservation as I hate waiting for a table. The noise level measure above is difficult. i would say it was between quiet and moderate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Suprise!
    Zelmo
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Name seems to suggest a beer and burger type bar, but is anything but. They have a small brewery attached, but that is a nice add on for the beer lovers. Wife and I were surprised by choice and quality of food. She had the special pork tenderloin; loved it. Says it had the best mashed sweet potato she ever had. I had the chicken special with mushroom ravioli which was grilled and had grilled portabellas, peppers, onions in a spicy tomato sauce that was really very good. I took half home! My cousin and his girl had the "Hand of the Chef" special. It a special designed for the adventurous foodie. They won't tell you anything about it other than you will love it. This time it was a fish dish designed to look like the USA Flag! They loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Compared with other open table
    NiceSurprise
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Compared with other open table restaurants this could have been the diamond in the rough but alas no. Everyone was friendly and attentive. The food was generous but that is about it. This place should close for a month and remodel the 1950's nothing quaint setting. This is clearly a popular local watering hole. It is too bad they aren't better served with something to be proud of and enjoyable.
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  • Great Food but .......
    Workparty
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The only issue our party had was the billing. The waitress was unable to process more than one card on a bill. She also flat out refused to divide the bill up for us despite us asking when we first arrived. The food was excellent and the food service was great up until the bill became an issue the waitress became somewhat nasty to us. We all paid 20% gratutity, I would have felt better about that if we were allowed to divide the bill up. :)
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  • Lobstermania
    Jslantz1948VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    Returned to try some more of the Lobstermania menu; lobster risotto last time was delicious. This time the Baja salad was just as good...it is going to be a very good lobster summer a t Peppercorns!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We chose the restaurant because it was halfway for us and my daughter's CT family. Pleasantly surprised by the ambiance. Nice menu variety with very reasonable lunch prices. The Lobster Mania specials were very enticing. My wife enjoyed her Lobster Risotto, although it had a bit too many tomatoes. My Pasta Bolognese was excellent, as was my daughter's Seafood Risotto. The Wormtown brews available added to the overall excellent meal, accompanied by excellent service during a very busy time. We will return to Peppercorn's soon. I recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Advertised
    BigDVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    The staff was attentive and very friendly. The food was excellent for all five entrees...so good! The fresh, delicious "Wormtown" craft brews were a very pleasant surprise. I recommend for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All Around Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    I've been to Peppercorns for appetizers in the bar and lunch and dinner in the dining room. Excellent each time. Great food, drinks, and service. Reasonable prices for good portions. Wormtown Brewery is an added benefit. Love the Pro Am Porter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.