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

Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern Details

  • 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 (508) 752-7711

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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "One definite plus is Peppercorn's affiliation with Wormtown brewery."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We hosted a group of visitors for dinner during the Lobsterfest promotion. Almost everyone had lobster and enjoyed their meals."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This restaurant is great, it draws in a lot of families from around the area. They give great portions at good prices. The service we had was outstanding and TRULY made the experience what it was. There were a lot of kids (not like a chuck-e-cheese, but definitely wouldn't take someone here for a romantic night out). The food was phenomenal, for apps the risotto balls are a must - gooey and amazing! I had the east coast burger - espresso-chipotle rub, roasted veggies, fontina, bbq sauce... i'm not sure the rub was present, but the veggies were cooked really well, the cheese was plentiful and the bbq sauce was JUST enough. My friend got the Chicken Fontina - he said the garlic lemon cream sauce was more lemony than anything! Good Spot!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Portions were too large ! If rather have less better tasting food than a lot of bland food!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We reserved for Sunday at noon. We were seated promptly, given menus and placed our drink order. Peppercorns brews their own excellent Wormtown beer. We noticed that we'd only been given the brunch menu (much more heavily breakfast than lunch food) so we asked for the regular menu. Our server told us we could have one but couldn't order from it till 1 p.m. Since we wanted lunch and not breakfast, we finished our drinks and left without eating. A group of 5 was more lucky than we were because they found out they couldn't order lunch *before* they'd ordered drinks. They just turned around and walked out. Peppercorns has very good food. Their lack of accommodation and customer focus this time was most disappointing."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great food...service superb...in and out in an hour"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Throwing everything in but the kitchen sink does not make a good salad. Sticking with a few, well-paired ingredients does."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We often go to Peppercorn's. It is an excellent restaurant with the best food in the area. However, I was very disappointed with my attempt at a Father's Day Brunch with the family. I made a reservation for and arrived at 1PM and was told the brunch is all locked up. The front reception said the brunch times changed from 10-2 to 10-1 "a couple of weeks ago". Of note, the 10-2 time is STILL listed on their website. We had dinner food but that was not what we were looking forward too. We would have come at noon to make the brunch. I am disappointed with the effort of the staff and the overall lack of communication... Not sure I will return real soon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious food! Great service! Love the new look to the place! I go here a lot and I have never had a bad experience. Cheers!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Peppercorns did a great job of creating a casual menu that's not just the same old pub food. Their burger choices, for instance, included many unusual topping combinations. And, as a vegetarian, I really appreciated that they have a house-made veggie burger that you can put on any of the choices, and that, unlike most restaurant veggie bugers, it was actually good. My wife got lobster mac and cheese. She appreciated how much lobster there was in it - and that they tell you on the menu how much is in it. We ordered Wormtown beers. I got the Kola Nut Brown Ale, which unfortunately was not very good (too much cinnamon - I love cinnamon, but it didn't really work here). Our server took it back and replaced it with a really delicious Porter."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The brunch was great, our wairtess was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Peppercorn's summer special lobster mania has returned. For our first lobster visit we chose the lobster roll and the lobster tacos. Both were perfection. The roll come with fantastic crispy fries and the special cole slaw, which was good except for the addition of tarragon which unfortunately neither of us like. If you do like tarragon it is great cole slaw! The three tacos were perfection. The truffle frites were very good. We are now planning follow up visits to make our way through the menu...."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "It is lobster mania time and we got the lobster mac n' cheese, which is always on the menu anyway. It is truly the best mac n' cheese I have ever had! The chunks of lobster are significant, adding to the deliciousness! One of my favorites at Peppercorn's!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We came here for a family dinner. The food took a long time to come out even though it wasn't that crowded. However, the food was excellent and our waiter was great. We love peppercorns and will continue to return."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Peppercorn's did not disappoint. We were a party of 5 with reservations and a request for a corner table. Although it was very busy (college graduation weekend), we were seated on time at a corner table. Service was timely but not rushed. We ordered 3 different entrees and all were excellent! Our waitress was attentive to all of our needs. For the quality and service, prices are right on the mark."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Totally enjoyed dinner with my family to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. Took a chance and ordered the mystery dinner prepared by the chef and ordered blind. You have no idea what you're ordering so it can be a little stressful but to my delight, I loved my dish! I won't tell you what it was to keep the mystery alive ! I challenge you to visit and go for it! You won't be disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I am always a fan of the chicken Fontina. And the desserts were out of this world, especially the deep fried cheesecake!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My partner and another couple had dinner there the other night and the food was out of this world I had ordered the lobster mac and cheese let me tell you it was the best I ever had. My friends had the baked stuffed haddock and loved there dinner will be going back soon."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere, great food & excellent service!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Peppercorn's never fails to satisfy -- especially with entrees like lobster mac & cheese. The good range of beers, featuring their own "Wormtown" label, is a plus. Prices are moderate, and servings are generous. Whenever we DON'T want to cook, and DO want eat well, Peppercorn's is our go-to restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I've been to Peppercorns 4 or 5 times and have loved it each time. hey always have great choices for specials. The service is great, sometimes you'll have to ask for water to be refilled. The food comes quickly and everyone has always loved their meal."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I booked a table for two from my wife and I a few days before Easter, so we could enjoy a nice quiet and relaxing holiday together. To be sure we had the right time, I called on Easter to see if we were all set, the waitress said there were no reservations and no vacancies and hung up. After eating there for over 5 years on a frequent basis with my whole family, I thought that a nice Easter dinner would be a wonderful new tradition. It is a new tradition alright, I will not be going to Peppercorns again. I can't believe the Olivari family would have such a witch working for them. They have lost a regular customer."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The people and food was good however I wish there was more to choose from.I was there for Easter and thought there was gonna be more..like Turkey but thank you for having us"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Absolutely stuffed on the great food and coffee! Thanks for the wonderfully warm service and quick food service!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This was our first visit in many years. We had a total of 4 adults in our party. We were happy with food and felt it was a reasonable value. The service was a different story. The server was not attentive to us and often appeared annoyed that we needed anything from her. She was consistently slow on refills from the bar and didn't provide us with the bread and oil starter that is customary then took 15 minutes to bring to us when we requested it. To cap things off she threw out our left over meals that we asked her to wrap to take home Overall, food was worth the price but not sure I would return if this is the quality of the service."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Restaurant website is better than facility. Decent food, but the primary focus seems to be as a bar, rather than restaurant. So go in with your eyes open, the dining room is more like a cafeteria or beer hall dining, the food is hearty bar fare, much of it fried, etc. Fries were good, but avoid the bland onion rings (no doubt packaged, frozen rings)."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My husband and I visited Peppercorns with my in-laws for brunch last week after co-workers suggested it to us. It was a huge disappointment from the time we arrived - the waitress was very rude and the food took 50 minutes to get to our table (how long does it take to make pancakes and eggs?!). Management realized that the restaurant fell down in its job with us and comped our meals. Although we appreciate that, we will not return. The food was not good at all and the decor is too dark for a brunch spot. Our waitress sorely needs customer service training. Such a disappointment."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Peppercorn's is our favorite !!! We always enjoy a great dining experience when we go. I had the fire and ice , it was fantastic !! My wife and I have never been disappointed with our meals or service and that is a great testimony to Pepercorn's. I can not wait to go again!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We love Peppercorn's we have never been disappointed with our experience at Peppercorn's! The food is great, the service is even better! Our server [Josh] was very helpful and helped us with some questions we had on menu items. I would highly recommend Peppercorn's to anybody who wants a great meal at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I took my sons girlfriend and sister to dinner here. We had a wonderful time. The food was great and the server was awesome. He never left us wanting for anything."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Tried the Chicken Marsala with gnocchi is a creamy balsamic sauce. So fabulous, not too rich either. Always a delicious, satisfiying dinner!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent dinner and service. My wife had an outstanding chef choice dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I am on a gluten free diet. I was very pleased with the gluten free selections. Though I thought there could of been more dessert choices."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I cannot say enough! ~ Perfection is what we got the entire night of our visit. I booked for four of us during restaurant week. Food, service, atmosphere was outstanding and flawless. Each one of our food selections was delicious, hot, and amazing. The dessert selection wowed! I would highly recommend going to this gem for anyone, no matter what the occasion!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I have been a long time resident near Worcester, went to high school and college in the area but do not remember Peppercorn's having amazing food like this. I was there for brunch and the food will definitely make me come back to try more."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We saw people all around us receiving large plates of pasta, and one of our party had way more then she could eat. My husband's Italian sampler was a decent size. However his Aunt & I ordered the steak tips and stuffed shrimp combo, she with rice and I substituted fries. Now the menu states it is 3 stuffed shrimp, but I did not expect just 3 steak tips also. If you want a vegetable of any type you will need to pay for a side salad for most of the items on the menu. On a good note, The waitstaff are fantastic, our table was waiting for us when we got there, the food we did get was excellent and the beer menu extensive. I ordered hard cider and the waitress recommended a new cranberry blend, and I was very happy I switched."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great food and Great Beer. Med wait times so make reservations. Parking can be an issue. Warm amospher, but lighting can be bright pending where you sit. Overall good night out."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food and service were very good. Nice variety on menu. I'd be happy to return."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great food - loved the gluten-free menu. Expanding that would be great."
    Dined on 2/22/2014