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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

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4.0

value

4.3

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
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Comfort Food (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Great Beer (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fun (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Live Sports (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Romantic (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
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 (New England)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Great meal, great food. Waitress little slow but otherwise great dinner as usual there!! Great beer menu and they now have an app which works with open table. Download it and get $5 off bill!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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service4
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 (New England)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Service was very good and food was delicious, we will be returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 17, 2017

This place is amazing , from the bread they give you at first to the fresh homemade food. The service is fantastic and the wait can be short, good idea to call ahead or check open table!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on February 16, 2017

I tried the hand of the chef which is a special that they will not tell you what it is. It was great the dish was braised beef brisket over a truffle infused mac and cheese croquet (awesome). The salad was great and a good size as we split it. We order a pizza as a back up plane in case the special did not turn out well and the pizza was great (the next day). They are connected to a craft brewery (Flying Dreams) which was fun while we waited for our table. The only draw back was the beer delivered at the table was a little flat. Otherwise all good.

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food4
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The Harvest Seafood Entree was amazing. There was a special appetizer for the day, Mussels with French fries and garlic aioli. If you asked me, it should quickly be added to the regular menu

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Searching for a mid priced but GOOD restaurant in Worcester has been interesting. My son attends college there and we like to meet for dinner on occasion and we've tried several. We were there for Valentines Day. Peppercorns was a great find. It's in a busy area and is kind of tucked in but once inside the restaurant is simple, modern, there was a line for the bar (??) and we sat in the restaurant side. Food was a wonderful surprise, all our entrées were absolutely delicious. Started with huge hot fresh italian bread loaves with cocktails. I had pecan "encrusted" (actually toasted on top, yum) salmon and asked for spinach instead of b. sprouts and came with the most delicious risotto I have ever had. My husband had a mixed seafood dish with a fig sauce, my daughter (both teens BTW loved it) had huge tortellini /red/cream sauce dish with chicken and my son ordered the chef's mystery dinner which we were all nervous about except him (think brawny 6 foot adventurous eater) and had an amazing seafood (salmon and lobster)with fresh asparagus which was outstanding. All dishes under $23 so great value. Desserts were tasty - interesting twist on cheesecake - excellent, sampler one was mediocre, dark chocolate cake very rich. Good cocktail menu, good bourbon choices. Server was excellent, overall a very good meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We were surprised as this appeared to just be a local Pizza joint but it was a very nice place with great food. Service was excellent on Valentines day!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great evening service slow especially for a restaurant occasion such as Valentine's Day

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My wife and I both had the scallop special that was excellent. We then split a cinnamon crepe with ice cream that was very delicious. Both the quality and the price (very reasonable) exceeded my expectations .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Peppercorns is one of the best spots in Worcester. Great variety of food options, fantastic beer selection with a ton of regional microbrews. Been there 30+ times and never once a bad experience!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Great Beer, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The food was great. I did get to modify some of the menu witch was nice. It was a slow time when we started but it got busy before long. We have been there several times before and never been disappointed.
Thank you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Group of four dined this past Saturday night. I had the Tips And Newburgh which were amazing. Husband had the steak special which was just OK. Very thin cut of steak. Son had one of the Haddock dinners which he said was excellent, and daughter-in-law had the encrusted salmon which she enjoyed both that evening and the next day. The guys love going there for the beer flights. Wine is reasonably priced. Definitely recommend, but make a reservation if you're going on a Saturday night.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Tried the surprise chefs hand and i/we were totally delighted

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Celebrated 40th Birthday with Girlfriends here. There was 7 of us, we were seated in the back room, near the bar. Other larger parties were seated near us, which was great because we were not the only rowdy crowd! Our server was very attentive and helpful with drinks and food items. Everyone enjoyed their meals, I had the Chicken Speziato which I enjoyed; it was very spicy however! In hindsight, I guess it's in the name! The meals description did not indicate spiciness, I am not a picky eater so I ate it and drank more beer as a result! Very pleasant and delicious dining experience, would go back for certain!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

This is the go to place! I have never had a bad experience with the food or the waitstaff. The food is always amazing!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

It was good the waiter sucked he was slow and didn't write anything down which is annoying af

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service1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

The risotto balls and poutine seemed like they were frozen and heated. I was hoping for more of a homemade taste and texture.
The salmon was good but it was farm raised not wild. I suppose for the price one should expect farm raised. The tips and Newburgh was good. The Newburgh was nice and cheesey but the tips were a little tough.

Really a good local restaurant. I would go back. A good go to place with above average quality food with reasonable portions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

This was quite good but some of the entrees were just average. Our server Emily was very nice.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My bacon cheese burger with fried mac & cheese was amazing!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Everything was great but the waitress!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Love the beer and chop-chop salad

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2016

The restaurant was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The food was very good and presented very nicely. My wife had the gluten free chicken parm with the zucchini pasta and I had the swordfish and crab special. Both were great and we would order again. The gluten free brownie sundae was awesome! even if you don't need to eat gluten free. If we are traveling to the Hanover theater for a show again, we will certainly be having dinner here again.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Really good food and great value. Went on Taco Tuesday - 5 tacos for $10 and they were a great starter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2016

It is a pub, so for a casual lunch at a reasonable price it is fine. Tables are spaced out and away from others so you can have your own conversation. Evening meals here have a more extensive menu and the quality of the meals seem to be better at a higher price, of course, but well worth it.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2016

As always good food, fantastic service, a great family restaurant, which always changes up the menu. The only down fall, which in one way is a positive, parking lot is always full, so street parking is to be exspected !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Good food. Good service. Dining was relaxed and not rushed.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2016

We didn't know that Monday Night is Pizza and Appertizers Special Night. The food was excellent but the kitchen messed up my wifes order( Salmon burger). When our waitress saw it, she knew that there was a mistake. She didn't take it from the kitchen. It took too much time for her reorder to be delivered. It was not done correctly but we decided not to send it back. We were then offered a free dessert and chose one but Kristen came back very apoligetic that they were out of our choice. She asked if we wanted something else and we just wanted our check. We will return there.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We enjoyed our meal. Quick service even though it was busy. Tasty too! Recommend Peppercorns Grille and Tavern.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2016

We ate the the one eleven chop house a few nights prior and I'd prefer to eat three times at Pepercorns. Excellent value, food was a real surprise. This will be my go to place in Worcester.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Made reservations based on reviews from two sources. A few minutes late for reserved time, so when we saw other patrons waiting for tables, we greatly appreciated our table not given away. Overall food was good but service was better. As place got busier, bar service a bit slower. Nothing horrible just noticeable when drink arrives when you're almost done dining. Pork bellies and beef medallions were r outstanding. Even ventured to try Chef's Choice... surprise entrée was also good. It's worth trying and returning.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2016

As usual, Peppercorn's did not disappoint us. The food and service were very good--even on a very busy Friday night (good that we had made a reservation on Open Table!). My husband's burger was cooked perfectly (rare, as he has requested), and seafood risotto had generous portions of shrimp and scallops, although the lobster was less plentiful. Next time we go there we'll probably order our favorite dish, the chicken carbonara, which is always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the food choices and even happier with the food itself. I love places wth craft beer, the food just made it better

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

Great, fun atmosphere. Made a last minute reservation and had no issues. Showed up a bit early and was shown to the bar. Great local beers on tap. Italian cuisine was delicious. Not super private seating but the food was great, the service was great and the beer was great. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2016

We had a fantastic server who really was on top of her game. Food was delicious! Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Good food. comfortable booths. Good place for conversation.
Nice atmosphere. Great waiter.
Great bar area.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2016

We had a party of 7 surrounded by many large parties in a packed restaurant. Individual attention was spot on, food outstanding, drinks kept filled, and all meals delivered at the same time by multiple staff. Perfect evening.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Ate at this restaurant for a business luncheon. Menu was varied and interesting. Our waitress was friendly & attentive. One of our attendees had some specific food allergy requests which the restaurant was able to accommodate readily. Drinks and food was served timely. Portions were generous and well prepared.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Consistently good meet up place..lunch or drinks or dinner. Bonus: easy parking in big lot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Great meal!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2016

We go here a lot because the food is very good so we are hoping they just had an off nite. Had reservations but had to wait 20 minutes for a table to clear. No apology or offer to get us drinks while waiting. Finally get seated and waited for 10 minutes before any server appeared. Very disappointed with lack of service; an apology goes a long way.. We will return because as I said menu is great and creative. Let's hope service improves.

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