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Peppercorn Grille, Big Bear Lake, CA

Peppercorn Grille

4.8
4.8
586 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
We are family owned and operated, serving California cuisine. Our restaurant welcomes you to a warm and inviting ambience with intimate booths and table seating, as well as outdoor dining on our heated patio.
Enjoy one of the largest and most versatile menus on the mountain, including a full bar with and extensive wine list. Every item is prepared fresh to order! Our soups and bread are prepared daily. To start, try our signature New England clam chowder, our ever popular macadamia Maui crab cakes, fried calamari steak or our simple, but delicious spinach artichoke dip with tasty ciabatta toast. Choose from one of our specialty salads or our 10 inch thick crust pizzas, prepared fresh in our brick oven! We also proudly offer a large variety of Certified Angus steaks and burgers, Alaskan halibut and salmon, lobster, many other seafood dishes, chicken, pork tenderloin and rack of lamb. Most of our fabulous desserts are made in our own kitchen! Come and see why we are a local favor

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (909) 866-5405
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Peppercorn Grille does not offer catering services. Take out orders are not available during peak seasons, weekends or holiday periods, <br /> and otherwise based on server availability.
  • Private party facilities
    We are a very small, intimate restaurant and unable to accommodate large party events, or parties of more than 4 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Any Available Host Staff: (909) 866-5405
  • Neighborhood
    Big Bear Lake
  • Cross street
    Stone Road
  • Parking details
    If parking is unavailable in our private lot, you will find extensive street parking in The Village.
  • Public transit
    The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (Mountain Transit) is the primary public transportation provider on the mountain.<br />For schedules and additional information visit http://mountaintransit.org/.<br />Mountain Transit also operates the Big Bear Weekend Trolley in the Spring and Summer.
  • Entertainment
    We do not provide in-house entertainment, however, we are located street-side in 'The Village' and you can watch passersby and the village activity as you dine.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 586 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Californian

  • Inland Empire

    Best Service

  • Inland Empire

    Best Ambiance

  • Inland Empire

    Best Value

  • Inland Empire

    Great for fine wines

  • Inland Empire

    Romantic

586 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and delicious food. Our server Charlie was amazing!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every year my wife does a 28 mile fundraising hike for make a wish foundation. Our tradition is to have a carb loading meal at peppercorn.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and love eating here the food and the service are wonderful.

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  4. ArmandoM

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were greeted with a warm welcome from the manager when we arrived. Our server, Elise was awesome. My Flat Iron Steak and my wife's Lobster Tail were perfectly prepared and great tasting. Our Creme Brulee dessert was also great. Everything was great so I can highly recommend Peppercorn Grille to others visiting the Big Bear Lake area.

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  5. hmdinla

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Peppercorn Grille and tonight was no exception! We reserve well in advance anytime we come up from LA. I love the lasagna and my husband thought the lobster ravioli was also terrific! But best of all is the kind and attentive service that always seems genuine, never forced or required. Thank you for another wonderful meal and evening out, Peppercorn Grille!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Charlie was a great waiter, attentive an fun 😁

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  7. DonnaD

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful meal at Peppercorn. This restaurant never disappoints. From the great choice of wine and beverages, to the freshly made warm bread, crabcakes, and clam chowder made for an exquisitely five star meal. The service always exceeds our expectations, our server was professional, welcoming, friendly and gracious, as was the hostess, and every employee we encountered.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Clean. Good food. Excellent service

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything was excellent. Although, prices are high, food is outstanding. The ambience is lovely, but for the small child with a set of lungs.😂. All in all, I highly recommend Peppercorn Grille

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  10. TomB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good -- very well cooked and with unique delicious flavors. Excellent service.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute restaurant, food was pretty good. Service was excellent and made the experience great!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we got was delicious! Spinach & Artichoke dip was the best I’ve ever had. Clam chowder was lovely. Artichoke stuffed chicken was amazing. Pizza was perfect. Will be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in Big Bear. Hands down. Great service. Always our first choice

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  14. ErikaA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambience were amazing! The restaurant was so nicely decorated with a calming, cozy atmosphere. The servers were so patient and friendly. The food was just too salty for my taste, but the flavors were still great.

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  15. VeronicaM

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal overall, but we had to return one dish, not what we expected in taste. Great service and ambiance. We will definitely come back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the beef stroganoff it was good but could’ve been better I do like beef but maybe I should’ve got something else. The wine selection was phenomenal very good picks. Staff was Kind and attentive. The bread and butter were really good as well.

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  17. JameeD

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service was exceptional right when u walk in the door. Food was awesome. The people watching great as well. reasonably priced very delicious!!thank you for a great night!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My company was awesome! The food, wine and ambience were good.

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  19. StacyM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite in Big Bear along with their sister company.

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  20. Ratzgiggles

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was excellent! We had Halibut and Pork tenderloin entrees. Couldn't have asked for better. We also had cocktails which were very tasty and had us come back for seconds. We will definitely be returning on our next visit to Big Bear. Thank you Peppercorn for a wonderful experience.

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  21. MaggieC

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff, wonderful food & service!! Our favorite place in town for fine dining !

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic and food was SO delicious and the portions were enough to share if you wanted. We had the fettuccine pasta, beef stroganoff and the black and blue burger. They all were excellent our favorite was the beef stroganoff. You will definitely need to make resys in advance and don’t be late lol! But we loved it and would recommend.

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  23. DHarris

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Peppercorn Grille staff and ambience are amazing. We were seated perfectly for 4 adults and 1 child in a highchair. It is a small place, so accommodating to large groups is not recommended. We recommended the Peppercorn to friends visiting from out of town a month ago and they loved it. They came back up to visit and wanted to meet up for dinner, so I felt this was the best place for us to come back to as they just loved everything about the restaurant. We love it as well and will be coming back either the two of us or when we have friends visit from out of town! Thank you for taking great care of us :)

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  24. LeslieD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peppercorn Grill is a must for special occasions in Big Bear Lake. The food is absolutely fabulous and the service and atmosphere is top notch. Also, the price is really reasonable considering the quality.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    My experience was great, celebrating my bday and they made it special, food, service,, and atmosphere was amazing.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, well prepared and served by very competent, friendly individuals. We were met at the door with a smile and warm welcome. Seated immediately and attended to by a wonderfully staff. Everyone in our party of four had a well prepared, tasty meal that exceeded our expectations. We all would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Big Bear Lake.

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  27. AldoO

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, our waiter Charlie was superb in every aspect. A must in big bear.

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  28. RK17

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We got a weird welcome from the maitre-d 🙄 i guess we didn’t look like i had a reservation + we had our 4 and 6 year old and i had a black quiksilver back pack on (Daddy Coat Sherpa). Before we made it past him he pointed to a framed set of rules which basically says if you got kids and they cry or act up take them outside. I laughed and i’m bummed that i didn’t take a picture so you could giggle also. The hostess asked about our reservation and we had one 🤓… not sure if we got lucky 🍀 but we got a great server named Jordan who was amazing. The bruschetta was kinds grilled cheese-ish with tomatoes. My wife enjoyed her fettuccine Alfredo, my potentially noisy and irresponsible 6 year old daughter love the meatball appetizer (she’s a meatball connoisseur) Kids got butter noodles 🍜 hard to mess up 😊… bread was delicious, my lasagna was more like a meat pie (bummer )….ambience once inside was good. Based on the price point, food, and “welcome” i’m a 3… if i had only interacted with Jordan i’d be a 5 despite my average lasagna

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  29. DJluv2dine

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Front Hosts were very friendly and kept us comfortable while we waited for our table. Our waitress was terrific and all of the wait staff checked on us throughout the night. Will definitely make this one of our favorites for our next trip up to Big Bear.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    En and my boyfriend celebrate our anniversary and it was fantastic

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  31. StantonS

    Yosemite

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fred was great and leads a great team. Harmony was awesome and very professional server. Thank you

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  32. TinaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine Day dinner was great. Great service. Great food!

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  33. billb

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is THE spot for a splurge in Big Bear. From the food to the team behind the food (and in front of it), you can't go wrong.

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  34. StevenR

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The sweetest employees. It’s my go to place and will be going even more often.

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  35. DavinaC

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Food delicious and big plates! Our server was super nice and the host too! Super recommend 😀

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  36. angel

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband & I really enjoy your restaurant. We have gone there for years. We went there for my husbands birthday on 1-30-24 & had a really good dinner. It is our favorite place to go. Thank you for having a wonderful service, the servers are a joy to work with. Linda Westland

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  37. GaryR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I very much enjoyed our dinner. Thank you Joaquin for the excellent service!

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  38. WendyK

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Harmony was a great server! She was knowledgeable and helpful. Food was delicious. The corkage fee was high at $30 per bottle.

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  39. kelro58

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The kitchen does a nice job but the service is better

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  40. McTavish3

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a GOTO for my family when we go to Big Bear. The food here is amazing - and we tend to all defer to the Rib Eye. Service is impeccable and for Big Bear, Peppercorn is the BEST. Hard to get a reservation and a small location, so make plans early. You should definitely go if you want the closest fine dining experience in this mountain town. They do have a sister property (can't remember the name) and it is great too. Has a restaurant on the bottom and bar/restaurant on top floor - it is a good second best in the area. Will be back!

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FAQs

Peppercorn Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 586 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Peppercorn Grille

553 Pine Knot Ave., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Stone Road
  • Neighborhood
    Big Bear Lake
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    If parking is unavailable in our private lot, you will find extensive street parking in The Village.
  • Public transit
    The Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (Mountain Transit) is the primary public transportation provider on the mountain.For schedules and additional information visit http://mountaintransit.org/.Mountain Transit also operates the Big Bear Weekend Trolley in the Spring and Summer.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We do not provide in-house entertainment, however, we are located street-side in 'The Village' and you can watch passersby and the village activity as you dine.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (909) 866-5405
  • Catering
    Peppercorn Grille does not offer catering services. Take out orders are not available during peak seasons, weekends or holiday periods, <br /> and otherwise based on server availability.
  • Private party facilities
    We are a very small, intimate restaurant and unable to accommodate large party events, or parties of more than 4 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Any Available Host Staff: (909) 866-5405
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