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About 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!

455 Park Ave
Worcester, MA 01610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Italian, Pizzeria

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

Cross Street:
Downing

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 752-7711

Website:
http://www.epeppercorns.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Marcos Ferreira

Private Party Contact:
Tom Oliveri: (508) 752-7711

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Peppercorn's Grille and Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Groups (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great Beer (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Delicious food and great atmosphere! Would recommended to anyone

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is the second year in a row that we celebrated my son's birthday at Peppercorn's. Good food and great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was amazing. Our server was very nice and efficient.

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Arrived on an extremely busy Sat. Night - glad we had reservations. We were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation time, in a nice, comfortable booth. My husband likes to order the beer flights, and he was happy with his choices. Wine for me - basic wine list.
I ordered the stuffed haddock, my husband ordered "hand of the chef" which is a surprise entree. My meal was delicious and flavorful, accompanied by mashed potatoes and julienned fresh summer veggies, but his was spectacular. He had crab over haddock over fresh pasta, newberg sauce over all. Amazing!
Service was wonderful - friendly and attentive. Food came out in a reasonable time frame - surprising considering how busy the place was. I. guess there's a reason why Peppercorn's is so popular. Will be back again and again.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Meal was delicious. Service was quick and efficient. Loved our server

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Danielle, our waitress, was quick, professional & all courses of our meals were seamless. Our drinks were delivered in timely fashion & delicious. The meal choices were diverse & sounded scrumptious. We always are disappointed with one aspect of s visit to a restaurant but all 6 of us had nothing but glowing words.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Very good food and service. The brewery next door proided some tasty IPA beer.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was ok. The restaurant was busy and dining room became loud at times.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent and varied menu with some seasonal surprises and creative selections. Food and service are consistently good. Dined twice in one week. Lively atmosphere but a bit too loud for quiet conversation. Overall would recommend as a great casual option. Thanks.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The Baja salad was delicious but a little small. I added shrimp (3) and it was still not enough food for me. Other then that everything was excellent!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Family friendly which makes it a tad bit noisy. Food was good and would recommend based on the food quality and waitstaff attentiveness.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always a good time and a great meal. The staff, from hostess to waitress, is excellent as usual.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our Pecan Salmon and Pretzel Crusted Chicken were both amazing. We choose to go to Peppercorns just for those dishes! You can't get them anywhere around but here!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Clark students arriving on campus and a new summer seafood recipe made for a festive and tasty late dinner for these out of town visitors. We enjoyed the Chef's flavorful take on our lobster roll and shrimp pasta dinners. Local craft beer rounded out our enjoyment of this restaurant.

Tags: Seasonal, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

This was my husband and I's first visit to Peppercorns, I enjoyed that they had gluten free options and he loved his Tips & Newberg! Although I didn't ask, I assumed the gluten free options had gluten free breadcrumbs as many of them were "breaded" so I was slightly disappointed when my buffalo chicken tenders came out without any crunchy breadcrumbs. Overall though the quality was still good and delicious. The best part was the gluten free dessert! I drag my husband to alot of different restaurants to try new gluten free menus for myself, and he loved Peppercorns in comparison to some of the other places I have taken him. We also received very good & prompt service which added to our whole experience!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The last two times at Peppercorn's have been disappointing. Prices are high compared with other places. We were seated next to a table with five noisy toddlers. Perhaps with a group like that, a more removed place could be given. The food is generally good but getting pricey. I doubt we'll go back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was amazing all around. Had 6 different dishes and everyone loved and shared. Portion sizes were great and we got to eat and watch the game at the same time can't wait to go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Excellent service, delicious food and Happy Hour Monday specials to boot! An excellent experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Very few people at the restaurant when we visited. We were there a bit before the evening rush. The food had wonderful variety, and the two entrees we got were great, and as would be expected with a nearly empty restaurant, the waiter was attentive. Their beer selection is very good as well. We got a build-your-own flight of four beers that enabled us to try what looked interesting.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Peppercorn's has never disappointed us!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

One of my favorites. The food is always excellent!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I've never been to Worcester so we weren't sure what to expect but the food was out of this world!! We went for Father's Day and started with risotto balls (amazing) the mimosa flight- pear, mango, and pomegranate (pomegranate was the best). My brother got the Hangover Calzone from the brunch menu, it was huge and very filling. My mom had the blueberry cheesecake french toast which was succulent but not too sweet; we aren't huge pecan fans but liked it nonetheless. From the regular menu my dad got the pretzel coated chicken which had an awesome mustard sauce on and it the croquettes it came with were his favorite part. The ambiance is very relaxed and family friendly- definitely not fancy by any means- but still good for an occasion.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants. Have never had a bad meal or app here! So delicious!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We had an excellent meal with outstanding service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Peppercorns offers a novel menu item that is Chef's Choice which is a surprise offering. I gave it a go and it was outstanding and priced like a regular entree. I would order this way again.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food was awesome.. never had a bad meal, will be back again

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Great food, good service at a a reasonable price. I went for my birthday and the food was excellent and didn't break the bank.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The menu truly is similar to Prezo's in Milford. GREAT food as expected.

Celebrated our son's graduation from college. Peppercorns' is a very easy restaurant to get to. Parking can be a little tight though.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We were 15 minutes late for our reservation and they could not have been more gracious about it, although I am sure that was a pain. We have been here 2 or 3 times (it's not very close to home) but have loved it every time. Steak tips and newburg was awesome, and the sides were just as good.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Problems with acknowledging OpenTable reservation, server seemed very spacey, or even under the influence, mixed up drinks and meals, brought us another tables leftovers, aside from this service was good, light above table was far too bright and left my vision blurry. Food was good.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I think they took on too many reservations they could handle. It was a graduation dinner (6 of us). We noticed other tables had bread and oil, when I inquired they said "only on request" if it's your first time how do you know to request?? Also they had a "secret chef special" which they would give zero information about - it was A "surprise" what if you had an allergy? This is a bad idea.

Our server was not attentive and didn't seem like she was invested in providing a good experience at all. We found the food to be ok but not exceptional. We will not be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The only reason the noise level was so high was because it was graduation day and the day before Mother's Day. I've been here before and it wasn't at all like that. The service was slow, but we totally understood and were visiting with family/friends anyway.
We all enjoyed our lunch dishes and it so happens that two of us have a date with friends in a couple of weeks and I'm sure they'll enjoy the experience as well!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Dinner was good, a little crowded and a bit noisy. Otherwise we had a good experience.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Incredible food and service, well worth the visit, definitely will go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Delicious salmon and stuffed haddock dinners. Fresh fish and super veggies.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 4, 2017

We have been here several times and live the food. Prices have gobe up a bit though.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Very good food with abundant portions. Price per entrée was a little pricier than I had expected for an establishments such as this but ultimately the quality and amount of food justified the cost. Ambience was so-so. Server was very friendly and helpful.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Great place as usual! Food was ok today, not as good as usual but ok. Beer list good. Apps good $$. Use their app for reservations, coupons and rewards program. Works hand in hand with opentable!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere and amazing service!!!

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