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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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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (25)
Comfort Food (19)
Good for Groups (17)
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Good for a Date (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Great Beer (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Fun (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Really good food and service. Pretty good craft beer selection - not a ton but usually something you haven't had before. Kids LOVE the mac and cheese. A touch on the pricey side overall but not too bad.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing. The prices were ok. My fiance and I had 3 mixed drinks, 1 craft beer, 1 appetizer, and 2 entrees. Total bill came up to about $100. Well worth the price. We will be coming back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Babe took the beef tenderloin and it was delicious. I took the chef's pick for the adventurous and got... I will not ruin your surprise, but it was generous and hearty. Our waitress was not nice to us, I could tell that I'm not of her favorite customers. She didn't even care to tell us that the kitchen is closing so we were quite disappointed when we got to the desert (!).
All in all the food was good enough that I want to return and try other dishes they have, and hopefully find myself served by another waiter/ess.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Visited Peppercorns for Valentines Day with my 2 teens. We all loved our meals. Menu is very creative and side dishes are as enticing as the entrées. Pasta is fresh and sauces are delicious. Pecan salmon with roasted Brussel sprouts and mashed absolutely delicious with hint of bacon. My son had an equally delicious harvest seafood meal with a risotto with apples and cranberries, yum. Pistachio haddock also wonderful. Manhattans were spot on. Big piece of chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert topped off a delicious meal. Service was excellent accommodating my food allergy to bivalves. We will return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Haddock was simply delicious. My husband's salmon was quite tasty and our molten chocolate cake was more than decedent- more than the two of us could share. If the restaurant itself was just a little more attractive, Peppercorn's would be perfect.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

A great value for great food. We love this place. Kid friendly too. Always a wait during dinner- so make reservations. Just try it- dinner or lunch or Sunday brunch! Never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I've been coming to P eppercorn's for as long as I can remember and I can't deny it anymore. The wait staff the past 3 times I've come in has been atrocious. This particular visit I was meeting up with a very dear friend to catch up. We each ordered a drink and entree. Now I understand this is not a waitresses dream table, but our waitress literally began circling our table after 45 minutes. She even had a fellow wait staff come grab our drink glasses as a hint to hit the road. Kerry I believe her name was left much to be desired and may very well have been the nail in the coffin for me to consider Peppercorns when choosing a spot to meet up next time. I had similarly unpleasant experiences over the past year, perhaps front of the house management needs to step it up. There are too many dining options out there to have terrible service. Food was great , but not enough to offset rough around the edges waitstaff.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was quite good. My wife had the lemon pasta with haddock, and the lemon flavor was bright but not overwhelming. I had the brisket, which was tender and well spiced. The service was excellent. We had an OpenTable award and they were eager to honor it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Good place

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great Monday night values

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had a wonderful lunch at Peppercorn’s! Portion was great and I had it for lunch the next day also!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Overall quite good, including the appetizers and special menu. I was part of a party of eight, and between three appetizers, eight different entrees, and three desserts everyone really enjoyed their entire meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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·Dined on January 26, 2018

As always a great meal at Peppercorn’s. This time we thought we’d try Opentable reservations to try to avoid waiting once we arrived. We walked in and were seated right away, and the service and food were outstanding.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This place was great. It had been recommended by a family member so we decided to head there for dinner to start our girl’s night out. The waiter was super friendly, outgoing and fun. Not overwhelming, but created a perfectly fun atmosphere. The food was DELICIOUS and the drinks were great. I highly recommend the risotto balls to start. The space was a little tight in the center tables, so we felt like we were being too loud, but other than that, it was great. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent meal, always good every time we go. Food is delicious and portions are enough. I like how the menu changes a little bit with different options.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was excellent. The food was served hot and exceeded our expectations for flavor and creativity. Gluten free options were well labeled and delicious. I definitely want to go back to sample more of the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Haddock was excellent. Service was very professional and helpful for a first time visit. I’ll be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great service and a great New Years menu. Always a great selection of craft brew. Hand of the Chef is a great option (weekends only). Plenty of regular menu options and creative specials. It’s a good spot for a relaxed, extended dinner with friends or date night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Disabled Access
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food5
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and great service! Prices very reasonable too.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food and equally great service. Everyone in our party of 8 loved every bite of their food. Great atmosphere and perfect spot for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our first visit and we will be back for more!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Good pre-theater dinner. Service was very good. We had a great little alcove for our party of 8.
Meals were very good. Perfect spot for dinner before a show at the Hanover Theater!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place for a date!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had fabulous food with a very attentive staff. The best part was the chocolate decadence dessert....to die for!!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

First time dining here and would and will definently return. The food was great and well seasoned and delicious The waiter was very friendly and helpful and would enjoy having him as our server anytime.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Pub food on steroids! Great neighborhood eatery. Wide menu choice. Food is first rate and attentive service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of our favorite places! The food is consistently good, the menu changes with the season. Always great choices of seafood, pasta, chicken, beef, etc! The service is excellent. We’re frequently going out to Peppercorns or its sister restaurant, Prezo’s, in Milford. Yum!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great menu and the food didn't disappoint. Glad we found it on Open Table.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is fantastic, so I would definitely go back for that.

Main dining room is noisy during peak hours when it is full, so much so that it can be a strain hearing people at your own table. Until the restaurant does something like installs carpeting in that room, we will only go there on off-Peak hours when it is fairly empty.

The server during our last visit was not very friendly or competent. She could use a little training on things like how to speak to customers with a smile and handing them a dessert menu so that it faces them rather than just dropping it on the table and walking away.

Again, fantastic menu and execution of meals. Now, the restaurant just needs to deal with the noisy atmosphere and the waitstaff manners and will be a 5-star establishment.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was excellent & service was very quick even on a friday evening. We look forward to eating there again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent and creative food/ wonderful service as well!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I have twin 13 year boys that cant agree on anything. This is the only place they agree to go as a family. We have going here for years...typically once a week. we have also used the catering several times. The staff is always great and personable. I haven't tried everything on the menu, but pretty close. I have never been disappointing. I also like how they change it up every so often with the menu items and beer selection. If you real daring, try the "Hand of the Chef" where the chef will surprise you with a unique dish. I have done this a half dozen times and it has been simply amazing!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful fast service! Always a good experience here.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Shane was our server. He was amazing. We had the pecan salmon and brisket.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

There were 4 of us and we all loved our dinners. Waitstaff were friendly. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First visit to this restaurant. My wife started with the Salt and Caramel martini - loved it! Novel menu - lots of variations on favorite dishes. We shared the pistachio haddock and 2 side salads. It was very well prepared. Our server was attentive. A great neighborhood stop for dinner. May have to wait a bit to find a parking spot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service and staff. Food was good and kid-friendly. Overall enjoyable experience

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We made a reservation for 7pm and got there about 10 minutes early. We were told it would be a few minutes before our table was ready which was understandable since we were early. Others who came when we arrived were told it was a 30 minute wait. We didn’t get seated until 7:10 so even with a reservation we still essentially had a 30 minute wait. The food was great but I was not impressed by the service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent service. The food was delicious. There were many options on the entree section, but very limited apps.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good. It was after a funeral so we weren't totally with it. The service and food were very good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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