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: 5087527711x
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (20)great for lunch (19)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (13)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (5)late-night find (3)romantic (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Peppercorn's was a disappointment
    Stephanie
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
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  • My favorite Worcester Spot
    DaveM
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our Favorites
    DaveM
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Peppercorn's
    Joe23
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the specials
    queenieVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Tried the Chicken Marsala with gnocchi is a creamy balsamic sauce. So fabulous, not too rich either. Always a delicious, satisfiying dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner and service. My
    Dinealot
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Excellent dinner and service. My wife had an outstanding chef choice dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gluten free
    surgtech
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant Week Diamond
    Jom511
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a pleasant surprise!
    rkamVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • For a large plate, order pasta
    EMGS
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Night Out
    GreatNightOut
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience
    Widow
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food and service were very good. Nice variety on menu. I'd be happy to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - loved the gluten-free
    Moose
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Great food - loved the gluten-free menu. Expanding that would be great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Tortellini Matthew
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Loved the Tortellini Matthew and my friends really liked their meals as well. Great beer selection. Good parking. Waitress wasn't overly attentive but she was nice and brought what we asked for. Atmosphere wasn't anything special but it was fine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Anticipated
    phantom
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I went here specifically for the variety of Wormtown on tap but was pleasantly surprised by the food! I would highly recommend making a reservation, we went on a Friday night and it was very busy. Parking was very limited but they also have free valet parking. The menu is pretty broad ranging and they had a few specials. The craziest special was "Chef's Choice"... you let the chef cook you whatever he feels like. I got the "tips 'n newburg" which was above average and my wife ordered the pecan crusted chicken special that she loved. The food is above average but the Wormtown beer makes it a winner for us. We're definitely going here again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great food, great service and an excellent list of craft beer. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Delicious as always
    amandabeth67
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Peppercorn's never disappoints. Great service and great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we'll be back again!
    spiceit
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is a restaurant we keep high on our list of choices in the Worcester area. It never disappointed us. The local brews are great and the food is excellent. I'm very picky and hard to please. When I saw a "secret" dish listed, I was intrigued but also concerned. I asked our waitress and she convinced me to try it. She was right, I loved that entrée! The service was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Bash
    Linny
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had a late lunch over the weekend to celebrate my daughter's birthday, and other than the fire alarm going off just before we ordered, it was a great place to meet & dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday nights!!!
    queenieVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    Wow! Monday nights are the bomb! $5.00 apps all night long in the dining room and only $6.00 for a large (!) cheese pizza! I could make a meal out of the eggplant rollatini app alone, but of course, sample everything else. The fish tacos are another standby of excellence. We are here every Monday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten-Free
    Moose
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Great gluten-free menu. Very knowledgeable staff on gluten free items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice spot for Sunday brunch
    KMacVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Peppercorn's is a family favorite. The new brunch menu is a nice addition. Three of us went on a Sunday after church. I ordered from the brunch menu. The other 2 ordered from the regular menu. I had the breakfast lasagna. How can you go wrong with French toast stuffed with breakfast meats? The touch of Jack Daniel's infused maple syrup gave it a nice sweet/savory balance. My wife ordered the salmon tips -- they were cooked perfectly and complemented nicely with the sauteed vegetables. My son had the grilled ahi tuna sandwich with sweet potato fries. Again the fish was cooked perfectly and it filled the bun nicely. Waitress was attentive but didn't seem to be familiar with the menu. Cocktails were creative and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, but one small suggestion.
    spinalflexVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Loved my meal, dessert was great, service was excellent, and the Wormtown beer was sooo good. My only complaints (and small overall) is that with 10 or more local brews to try, the beer sampler was limited to 4. Even more, although there were at least 6 IPAs on the menu, the growler selection did not include any if these! I would have loved to take home a couple of growlers of fine IPA, but had to settle for Wintah ale, which isn't nearly as attractive to me. But, I would definitely recommend stopping in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice night out
    dineout
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Had dinner here with two friends before a show at Hanover Theater. I had haddock (nice white fish, hot with right amount of cracker crumbs, pasta, salad). The rollatini appetizer was delicious! My friends had seafood risotto and pasta with chicken. They loved both and had to take some home. Waitress was attentive but not bothersome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrid Food and Experience
    Kelly
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The food was just plain bad. We were seated in a back room where the decor was old, run down and dirty. The server was inattentive. I had to ask for bread, was told it was coming out of the oven soon, it never arrived at the table. Had to ask for condiments, when they finally came half way thru the meal the container was empty. The server never asked if we needed anything and didn't refill the water glasses. The order didn't come to the table as requested. I asked for extra anchovies, my salad arrived with three. Don't waste your time or money.
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  • Nice place...
    Happy
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The waitress we had was pleasant but wasn't very attentive. She didn't tell us what the specials were, didn't offer bread, I asked for lemon in my water and she forgot it, and when I asked her a price for a 1/2 portion meal she didn't know what it was. I ordered the Salmon Timothy and El Morrocco salad and loved it. My fiance ordered the #1 (beef tips and baked stuff shrimp). He felt that the shrimp was made from frozen and not fresh and was not pleased with his meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The hosts were very good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The hosts were very good, helpful and friendly. The service was adaquit but not anything special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, large portions,
    wino
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    good food, large portions, a little noisy, but a good overall neighborhood dining experience
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    ladydoc
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Usually come by when in town for my kids' college functions. Third time here in the last two years and have not been disappointed yet. Service staff very professional and attentive. Food consistently excellent with large portions. Consistently quiet - nice to be able to hear each other at the table. Great for families. Prices reasonable.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful service, yummy cocktails
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Wonderful service, yummy cocktails and amazing beer selection. Food was really good too. This place is a gem.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Good food, fresh beer
    Remy
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Food was good, but the beer was better. It's so local that its brewed on the property.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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    • 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.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    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
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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
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    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
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    • 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.
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    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
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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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate