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Peppercorn Grille

4.6
473 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Special Occasion (630)
  • Romantic (519)
  • Neighborhood Gem (513)

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About

Peppercorn Grille is a restaurant and bar in Big Bear Lake, California that specializes in serving American style cuisine. The restaurant offers a warm and inviting ambience with booth and table seating as well as outdoor seating on a heated patio.

The menu at Peppercorn Grille features a vast assortment of appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, pasta, sandwiches and wraps, steak, seafood, chicken and sides. Appetizer, soup and salad options include warm bruschetta, calamari, Maui crab cakes, Chinese chicken salad and New England clam chowder. Entr�e selections at Peppercorn Grille include pepperoni pizza, cheese tortellini with chicken breast, mushroom and spinach lasagna, Angus burger, pan seared ahi tuna sandwich, mushroom teriyaki chicken, rib eye steak and pan seared red tilapia.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:30pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(909) 866-5405
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Peppercorn Grille does not offer Catering Services.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stone Road
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Parking details
If parking is unavailable in our private lot, you will find extensive street parking in The Village.
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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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Peppercorn Grille is unable to host Special Events for parties larger than 8 guests.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebbieF (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2016

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at Peppercorn Grille and we couldn't have chosen a better restaurant. We chose to dine inside and were seated at a center table covered in elegant linens. We started our meal with a delicious fruity wine recommended by our server. For dinner we both chose Filet Mignon and it was so tender. Our side dishes were garlic potatoes(so yummy) and veggies( a variety : excellent). Since it was our anniversary we were pleasantly surprised with lava cake for dessert. It was out of this world and oozing with chocolate sauce. The service we were given from arrival to departure was friendly and professional. I would recommend making a reservation because there were many parties waiting to be seated whereas we were seated immediately with our reservation. Overall we made an excellent choice in dining and will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 29, 2016

We went to Peppercorn on our anniversary and it was Memorial Day Weekend. The staff had been working non-stop all day and our reservation was at 8:15pm and they still did a phenomenal job of serving all of the guests in the restaurant. The food is amazing (thumbs up to the mushroom and steak chowder!) and the ambiance is the best in Big Bear. You are lucky if you get a reservation to this exquisite dinning establishment.

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Jennwal (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Very good food, very good service. Would defiitely go back when in the area and would recommend to anyone - probably the best food in Big Bear!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

WE visited Peppercorn Grille on Thursday May 26 and the night of our reservation, Friday May 27. WE thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The restaurant has outdoor and indoor dining. We prefer indoor. AS noted in the check boxes above, the restaurant is a neighborhood located in the "Village" area of Big Bear Lake. Great views of the Village and people visiting the village.

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tfr1948 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2016

Service great and food was prepared to everyone's liking. Wine list is good and we enjoyed our meal.

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dbs2071 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Peppercorn Grille has been our favorite restaurant to go to for special occasions for a number of years. By far the best steaks I've ever eaten and the garlic mashed potatoes are fantastic. It can be a bit pricey when you get into the finer foods but they do have lower priced items also.

Be sure to get a reservation because it books up just about every night. With a reservation I've never had to wait more than 5-10 minutes after arriving but many times the table was ready. They do have outdoor seating on a first come basis but that gets pretty busy also.

I highly recommend the Peppercorn Grille. It is by far the best place to eat in Big Bear, CA.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 2, 2016

Always a favorite spot of ours when we are visiting Big Bear. Good food, good service, good value for the money and the people are always very friendly. Always make a reservations to avoid a wait.

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GaryYo (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

Great food and service but the last several times we have been in, the vegetables have been on the semi-warm side- not hot.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on April 24, 2016

Our waitress was very attentive and friendly, the atmosphere is nice, and the location is prime being right in the center of the village shops. However, we were surprisingly very disappointed. It was a special occasion and we wanted a nice dinner so we chose them because they were rated #1 on Trip Advisor and a friend recommended them. All three of us ordered the rib eye and each of ours was cooked as ordered but were rather thin steaks and very tough to even cut. For $30 each just for the dinner, not including drinks or dessert, we won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Our experience was wonderful, we plan on returning in the future. The food was EXCELENT! The atmosphere was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on April 17, 2016

Filet mignon was very tender, rib eye, not so tender. Didn't care for the sauces, steaks needed flavor, added table salt (yuck), sautéed veggies were yummy.

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MikeS (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 13, 2016

We had a lovely time. Food was great, service was fitting to the surroundings. No views, located on a street with little lake views.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

Great little place! Only flaw - You have to make reservations, you can't just show up...always busy!!

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Onedryfly (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 22, 2016

Very nice meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on March 20, 2016

If I was given the choice for my last meal it would be the Peppercorn crusted Flat Iron steak. By far the best piece of beef I have ever tasted, period!! Tender, delicious and perfectly cooked every time. I have had steaks costing 2-3 times as much that can't compare. Service has always been fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on March 7, 2016

If this is the best restaurant in big bear, we're going with fast food on our next visit. My wife's pizza was not what you'd expect for a brick oven pizza (thick, uncooked dough) and my spaghetti bolognese was a pound of spaghetti with chopped canned tomatoes and a ton of garlic - nothing close to a good bolognese.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 29, 2016

I have dined at some of the best restaurants in the world. I would say this restaurant is about as close to fine dining as you will get in Big Bear. It wouldn't be notable outside of Big Bear. The steak was flavored well, but not a great quality. The food options are interesting but nothing I haven't seen before. Everyone rants about the crab cakes and they were flavorful and refreshing, but not mind blowing.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 21, 2016

Went to celebrate birthday . The food was absolutely delicious!!!!!!

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vipDKMD (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2016

Lovely ambience, location and good food. We had a long wait despite having made reservations a week prior.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2016

Esmeralda, our server didn't bother with refills. After serving our plates, she didn't bother looking over our table. I sat for about 15 minutes without a tea until another lady asked if I needed a refill. After my refill was served by someone else, Esmeralda asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu. All the while, the table behind us, with a larger group had a server go over every 5-10 minutes to check on them.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We had our 4 year anniversary here I had flowers delivered and the staff had it at our table my wife was so happy. The crew there is great. The food outstanding. The tables are great roomy.

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vipHawaiianbound (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

We were a tad disappointed after hearing good things about the food & service. It was Valentine's weekend & don't know if that might have had something to do with it.

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

Good food, on the pricey side. Waiter could've been a bit more attentive for the price of the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

delicious food lasagna and ravioli

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2016

Very good food, and service.

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Lynette (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2016

Peppercorn Grille is always a "must" when I go to Big Bear. It is a special treat. The service is always excellent. The wine selection is reasonable. The food is amazing. The peppercorn encrusted steak is pretty spicy but delicious.

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rominl (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2016

When doing to Big Bear it's mostly about the ski resort. Most people would just for simple / cheap food. Peppercorn is a bit up-scale and more expensive, but you do get better food and service. We had the special peppercorn pork chop and the nut crusted halibut. Both on the overcooked side but the sauce was good. Of course their clam chowder is something to die for, it's just very good. Again given the location, I think this is a great place to go.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2016

I came in with my partner for a romantic dinner at our reservation time 5:30 pm. We were then seated at 6 pm. Our server did not come to us to ask us for drinks or anything for about 10 minutes. About 30 minutes after taking our order, we finally got our salads. On the menu it clearly states that we get French bread, we never did. I personally asked my server three times for this bread while we waited for our entrees to come out. After about an hour after we ordered, we finally got our meal, which was just okay. Nothing to rave home about. I honestly believe that because of our age, our server did not take us seriously. I will never come back again.

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Golfman (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2016

Service was great ( Mike) good was excellent! 10 time to eat here, an it's still the best restaurant in Big Bear!!! Next trip go on line and make your reservation, you'll be glade you did! User friendly!

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Speedracermachv (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2016

Pefect night to be out, cold, two feet of snow on the ground, great food, great service. We had a very nice dinner. ☺

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