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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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4.5

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4.5

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4.0

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4.2

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2014

good food, large portions, a little noisy, but a good overall neighborhood dining experience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Usually come by when in town for my kids' college functions. Third time here in the last two years and have not been disappointed yet. Service staff very professional and attentive. Food consistently excellent with large portions. Consistently quiet - nice to be able to hear each other at the table. Great for families. Prices reasonable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2014

Wonderful service, yummy cocktails and amazing beer selection. Food was really good too. This place is a gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2014

Food was good, but the beer was better. It's so local that its brewed on the property.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 11, 2014

We picked Peppercorns because a group of friends were getting together and we needed a central location. Given the fabulous reviews, we chose this wonderful place to meet. The service was outstanding. The food was awesome. I couldn't believe what a gem we had been lucky enough to come upon. The reviews really are an important resource especially in our situation. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 9, 2014

No matter what you like, you can find it on the menu. Great appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, full meals. We had some of the best burgers ever. Cooked to perfection, juicy and flavorful. Mountain of sweet potato fries - not greasy, just out of this world. Reasonable prices. Our go-to lunch place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2014

I got a lobster bisque soup that was amazing. My girlfriend ordered a burger and they gave her the option to have ground beef, veggie, turkey, or even a tuna steak. She got the tuna and it was really good.

I didnt drink but noticed they had a good beer selection. One of the best places Ive eaten in Worcester.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2013

Awesome beer selection!! I almost always get the "Hand of the Chef" when I go for dinner. You don't know what it will be and the server won't tell you but so far... I have never been disappointed! It's like going over someone's house for dinner and you don't know what they are serving. It's fun!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2013

From beginning to end this was a great dining experience. Nice atmosphere, excellent wait staff ,and delicious food. That about sums it up. There were 5 people in our group and we'll all be back for more!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2013

We like going to Peppercorns at least once a month because we always get a good meal there. One of my favorite dishes is the baked stuffed shrimp. Its always tender and the stuffing is very tasty. My husband as tried most of the seafood dishes on the menu and has enjoyed them all. The have what they call a "chefs surprise" where you dont know what your getting but its always something special. The sangria is my favorite and my husband likes the extensive choices of draft beers. I would recommend this resteraunt to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2013

Great selection of appetizers and main dishes from a hamburger to a gourmet meal. Recommend the risotto balls and Tuscan potato chips! Family friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2013

We were with a large group and we all ordered something different. Everybody loved what they ordered! I've tried many of the things on the menu and everything is always delicious. I would recommend this to a friend or family member!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2013

This restaurant was great, the salmon was cooked to perfection , my husband got a chicken dish and was also very pleased. Will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2013

I took my wife and step daughter here before a showing of A Christmas Carol and it was excellent! I had been here once before and the food was always amazing! The servers are always polite and attentive and took very good care of us. We will be back and in the very near future!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2013

The food is always great, the wait staff very professional. I have been here many times with friends and relatives and it has always been a great meal and atmosphere along with very pleasant and efficient wait staff.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2013

Each time we have eaten at Peppercorn's the food has been excellent. The prices are reasonable and the service is good. Great place to go in Worcester.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2013

We went to peppercorns to celebrate a family birthday and diners ranged from 86 to 26. The food was fantastic - everyone was pleased with his or her meal. I had the hand of the chef after seeing it on a nearby table - the chicken stuffed with goat cheese and spinach was cooked perfectly and the accompanying marscapone mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious. The asparagus wrapped in prosciutto was also a nice addition. Other diners had pasta, fish and chips, and steak tips and most plates were clean by the end of the meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2013

Made my reservation on Open Table, asked for a table in a quieter area as my husband is very hard of hearing and a lot of background noise is problematic for him to carry on a converstion. We arrived 15 mins early, as traffic was not as bad as we had anticipated. We waited the 15 mins, then were escorted to a table at the entrance of the dining room, the most bustling, noisy area in the entire room! Oh well, didn't want to make a big deal.
Wine and beer selection was good, husband had the beer sampler. 1 of his choices was not available, he did enjoy the 4 he tried. Pasta bolognese was AMAZING, chicken piccata a little bland. Panzanella salad excellent. Service was very attentive. Will wait for a more satisfactory table next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2013

The 'corn is near to my home so its a regular dining spot for us. The brewery is right there so the are always many beer choices as well as wines. But the food is far above typical pub fare. It has a well rounded menu with many Italian influences. All in all,very dependable.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2013

The quality and quantity of food exceeded my expectations for the reasonable prices. I also liked the wide selection of wine, all at $23/bottle. The atmosphere is quite casual but the food is fine dining, a perfect combo for me. I'm looking forward to returning for the steak tips and Neuberg soon!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2013

I recently brought my wife out to Peppercorns for our anniversary and had an awesome time. The food was excellent, the service was great and we will definitely be back! And soon! The dessert menu was my favorite. I can wait to go back next month when we go to the theater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Food and service were excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2013

Went there on a Tuesday night wth family, no children. Had a very good dinner. Server was wonderful. Food was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2013

We chose Peppercorn's for a birthday get together and had a great evening. The entire meal was very good, from appetizers to dessert. There were 6 of us and no one had a complaint about the food or service. The portions were large. 4 of the 6 of us went home with doggie bags. It's been a while since I'd eaten at Peppercorn's and I know I'll be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 5, 2013

One of several specials for the evening was a lemon-peppered swordfish served with their own version of a deliciously crispy potato pancake. Both were spectacular. I've eaten at Peppercorn's many times and always been pleased with my meal, but this time it was even above the very-high previous standard of my earlier visits. All 3 people dining with me were pleased with their meals as well. This was a very busy Saturday evening but nevertheless, the service was friendly and efficient. I really love this restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2013

Appetizers, entree, wine, and service were all great. This was our 3rd time here and haven't had a bad meal or service yet. The appearance is not that great though. It is a 45 minute drive for us, but worth the trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2013

Great food and Wormtown Beer!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2013

Excellent thin crust margherita pizza. Well presented imaginative entrees, not iovercooked. Excellent beer on tap. Knowledgeable and friendly server.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2013

From the time we pulled up to meet the valet we were treated very well. We came in for our 7:30pm reservation and were met with a smile by the front desk area the GM. We explained we were first timers and he made it point to explain the menu and give us his recommendations. They did not disappoint. The wait staff was prompt and friendly which included the bus staff. I would highly recommend as the food was fantastic but the service, which may be a lost art was very prevalent here. Great job Peppercorn Grille Team!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2013

The food was great, service impeccable. We will be going back again. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2013

I would highly recommend this restaurant. I chose it online to meet an old college buddy and it was halfway. I'm so glad I did and the next time we get together we will come back here. The food was excellent and the service beyond great. It was a very nice family place and seemed the place to be on a Sunday afternoon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2013

I loved my "SURPRISE DISH" option!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 14, 2013

Our group of 4 enjoyed a wonderful night out at Peppercorns. They have interesting drink selections, such as Bananas Foster, which was better than I expected. The meal selections all looked wonderful! The tortellini Matthew was terrific. Service was quick and pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2013

Dinner for two after work because no one felt like cooking means we're tired and just want to snarf something fast. Haven't been to Peppercorns in a while so we gave it a shot as a change from Shrewsbury Street. We have to remember to go back more often! Seated right away, specials explained, orders taken drinks arrived then dinner. I had meatloaf, quinoa and asparagus wrapped in prosciutto - awesome! We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2013

enjoyed sampling many Wormtown brews...great server...and fun to try the mysterious "hand of the chef" dish which was delicious! reasonably priced and easy to get a reservation day before. definitely noisy, but not in a bad way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2013

Great food, great service, and great craft beer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Peppercorns never fails to impress us. Their Restaurant Week and Lobster Mania menus gave us so many delicious options. Their is always someone that orders the "Hand of the Chef" entree and it always receives high praises. Our group considers themselves draft beer snobs so the beer list is a definite plus.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2013

My family and I love Peppercorns. The food is always good and they have a wide varitey of micobrews. Very reasonable prices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2013

Great local place, always has new brews on tap to try. The food is fantastic, atmosphere is great. If you've never been, gotta go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2013

Have been here twice for Xmas parties & thrice for dinner ...In terms of atmosphere, service and food, it's all average at best. Recently, party of six.; waitress [KK]; need draft beer in 2-sizes; good bottle of red wine at $22.; 'tuna' burger small; the 1/2-plate of 'fire & ice' lacked seasoning; 'lettuce wrap' appetizer was make-it-yourself with only sprouts, grated carrots & lettuce leaves with some grilled chicken; 'fish taco' appetizer look/tasted like frozen fish-sticks; the $21'stuffed tuna' special was over-priced; 2 burger o.k; only 1-loaf of bread & dipping oil offered [butter packets?]; 2cheesecake desserts looked better tasted; Menu is busy -- italian? Pub? Service slow for a place that wasn't busy. Would not recommend it.

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