Pepper Tree Restaurant

Pepper Tree Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.peppertreecs.com/
  • Phone: 7194714888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Leech
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for more info on renting out the Pepper Tree Restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Neil Levy 7194714888

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Pepper Tree Restaurant
The Pepper Tree restaurant has been a tradition for fine dining in Colorado Springs since 1983. Serving steaks, seafood, lamb, veal and more, the Pepper Tree is legendary for impeccable cuisine, ambiance, service and breathtaking views of the city. The Pepper Tree"s signature Mango Chutney Pepper Steak and other specialities, including Chateaubriand, Steak Diane, and English Dover Sole, are prepared or finished tableside.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Pepper Tree Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (80)scenic view (65)romantic (60)notable wine list (31)fit for foodies (26)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (9)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • The food was excellent ad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/27/2010
    The food was excellent ad the service was highly personalized. I highly recommend the pepper steak! Both our main course and dessert were prepared table side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a very memorable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2010
    It was a very memorable evening - the service and ambiance were great!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We enjoyed every minute we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/18/2010
    We enjoyed every minute we were at the Pepper Tree. The staff was amazing, very good recommendations and really made you feel welcome. They had a sizable wine selection but we went with the recommended Cab and enjoyed it thoroughly. Their specialty steak is the Pepper Steak but we went with the Chateaubriand for two and it was delicious. We finished dinner with Bananas Foster and it was perfect. Our steak was finished table side as was the Bananas Foster. Very entertaining and enjoyable. This is a fine dinning restaurant that we will reserve for our special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food as usual, we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/10/2010
    Excellent food as usual, we love this place and come every year for our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best restaurant in colorado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/4/2010
    best restaurant in colorado springs with best waiters
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My boyfriend absolutely loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    My boyfriend absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. I'm in the service industry and had a few qualms. Nothing particularly bad, just little peeves like never being offered a wine list and no mention of my boyfriend's birthday (I included it on the open table notes). However at one point something dropped in my water glass, the waiter saw it and immediately replaced my water. Excellent portions of food, the bananas foster is to die for! I also felt everything was quite reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    This was our second visit to the Pepper Tree within a month because this restaurant is outstanding! Every staff member was at the top of their game. They were all courteous, knowledgeable, and attentive. We never went without and the service time was perfect, as in we never felt like we were waiting too long in between courses. Both times we had the escargot as an appetizer, which had great flavor and the sauce left over was, of course, fabulous on bread. For our dinner, we went with the house specialty Pepper Steak (medium rare). This steak literally melted in my mouth and the chutney/cracked pepper combination is spot on! For dessert, we shared a creme brulee, which was one of the best I've ever had and I eat creme brulee everywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We actually drove past the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2010
    We actually drove past the Pepper Tree a year or two ago and chose not to dine there based solely on the less than attractive neighborhood. Big mistake on our part, HUGE! The sofly lit interior is welcoming, has a great view of thie city lights, and the staff is top drawer. The wine list which has about 200 labels should be able to quench the thirst of even the most discerning palate. The table-side preparation of our Steak Diane and the house specialty Pepper Steak was done with style & warm elegance. Everything, let me repeat, everything was absolutely first-class and was done in the manner it should be done. This was dining as it should be but almost never is in this day and age. What neighborhood? We're going back and soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best we've experienced in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2010
    Best we've experienced in Colorado. Great service, great food. Glad we found it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice view, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/6/2010
    Very nice view, excellent food prepared table side. No steak knife was provided because the meats were so tender and well prepared that they were cut with a butter knife.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The pepper steak as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/30/2010
    The pepper steak as always was wonderful and the attendant mango chutney was delectable. The Atlantic black cod (special) was seared to perfection. The '06 Napa Cab blend (also one of the specials of the evening) was as advertised. The only negative tone to the evening was set by another client who palpably violated your dress code by sporting a pair of shorts! Given the ambiance and the prices, I for one would certainly appreciate if you enforced the dress code.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a standard for us.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2010
    This is a standard for us. We love it every time we go.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall an excellent dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/27/2010
    Overall an excellent dining experience. However the mango chutney was a bit heavy on the steaks. Less could have been more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent way to spend our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    Excellent way to spend our 10th anniversary! Everything was perfect, absolutely no complaints whatsoever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always my experience at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2010
    As always my experience at the Pepper Tree was great. My wife and I chose the Pepper Tree as the restaurant of choice to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of our very first date. Excellent food, excelent service. Definitely a 5 star restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a very special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/15/2010
    This was a very special occasion and the choice of restaurant count not have been more perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you haven't been for awhile,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/7/2010
    If you haven't been for awhile, you forget how absolutley wonderful the food is. Best Pepper steak we've ever eaten.
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  • Wonderful food to accompany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/7/2010
    Wonderful food to accompany a wonderful of Colorado Springs.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love the service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    We love the service and food at The Peppertree. It is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was very nice. I had the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    It was very nice. I had the Halibut special and it was delicious, but I left there still a little bit hungry. The portion was way too small.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was superb. Chateaubriand
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2010
    Service was superb. Chateaubriand and crab cakes were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a tremendous dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2010
    It was a tremendous dining experience because the food was fabulous, the wait staff friendly and very helpful and a gorgeous setting. (When we go the next time we are going to ask for a seat by the window when we make the reservation - we always forget and they are all taken when we get there!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was amazing. We both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/24/2010
    The food was amazing. We both had steak and have decided we can't think of a time we've had a better one. The service was spot on; timely and personable without being overbearing. The ambience was perfect, especially with a view of the city and a rising moon. Great restaurant for any special occasion or just a night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in Colorado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    Try the peper steak it is on the more expensive side but well worth it. I can not wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was one of the best meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    It was one of the best meals I have ever had. The food was great and the service was outstanding. I will definately recommend it to everyone. I enjoyed how they make the steak right at the table.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Every aspect of Pepper Tree
    GerriAVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    Every aspect of Pepper Tree was A-One! Couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As usual with the Peppertree,
    ravenous
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    As usual with the Peppertree, all the food we had was wonderful. My appetizer of lobster and fruit in a delicious, refreshing sauce was perfect. My filet was large and cooked to perfection and delicious. The waiters are always great, making sure you have everything you need at all times. It was my birthday, so when our desserts came, they both had a candle! Desserts were yummy too. We always have a wonderful time there for our special occasions. The Pepper Tree is our favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was wonderful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2010
    The food and service was wonderful, we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely Fantastic. Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2010
    Absolutely Fantastic. Pricey - so only for special occasions, but still fantastic.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had not been to the Pepper
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2010
    We had not been to the Pepper Tree for some time. Our great mistake! The evening was exceptional in every aspect. The service was very attentive and personal without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As usual it was a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2010
    As usual it was a pleasure which is something that can rarely be said about a restaurant. Pepper Tree is consistently excellent..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ask aspects of the dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2010
    Ask aspects of the dining experience were outstanding. Service, food preparation at the table, and deer outside the windows made for a great evening outing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Pepper Steak is the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/3/2010
    The Pepper Steak is the best steak I've ever had! Looking forward to coming back on my next trip to Colorado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/3/2010
    One of the best restraunts I have had the pleasure of dining with. The tableside chef was splended. Outstanding service from beginning to end.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The overall experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2010
    The overall experience was phenominal. The dress code was very appropriate and appreciated for the type of restaurant and service. We arrived ahead of our reservation but were seated immediately which was the first plus. The view from our table was incredible. Not five minutes after being seated, a young buck came and sat directly in front of our table just feet outside the window and he stayed there watching inside for nearly an hour...just amazing! All staff involved were very professional, couteous and informative. Each course was served by itself and we were given time to finish before the next. The wine list was probably the most extensive we've seen anywhere. The food was extremely impressive and delicious. A highly recommended place!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We came for my wife's birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    We came for my wife's birthday. It was our first visit to this restaurant and every expectation that we had was surpassed. The service was perfect, the food excellent and the view was beautiful both day and night. The price makes it a special occasion place only but will definitely plan on returning when a special occasion comes again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome view and wonderful
    franklyrayVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    Awesome view and wonderful smells to enjoy your evening. Many dishes prepared table side. Very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quite pricey -- prices should
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2010
    Quite pricey -- prices should be cut by a third. We reserved a window table, but we did not get it.
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  • We had a fantastic time and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2010
    We had a fantastic time and the food was delicious as usual. It is the best pepper steak in the world and everything is tableside. We go back every year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Pepper Tree restuarant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2010
    The Pepper Tree restuarant is a favorite of ours. We rely on the staff to provide impecable table side service with exemplary food. We are never rushed and every detail is attended to in a respectful, low profile manner. The professioal dining staff work collaboratively and it is simply a pleasure to dine there. Sincerely, Joanie
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet