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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

4.6

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4.1

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4.3

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
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Comfort Food (15)
Good for Groups (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Romantic (6)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Live Sports (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Great place for a date!

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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food5
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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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·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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·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 17, 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 13, 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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·Dined on November 12, 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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·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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·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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·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Visited the restaurant with my 17 year old grandson. He relished his dinner of chicken topped with aioli sauce and with green beans on the side. I loved my dirty martini and the tortellini entree with chicken mixed in and topped with marinara sauce (I stay away from cream sauce). The service by Erica was fabulous. She made us feel welcome and carefully explained the features of a couple of the entrees.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food at a reasonable price and always excellent service! Food choices are varied and the cocktails are always special.

Tags: Live Sports, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always on point with their food and service. Their rotating beer menu is large like going on an adventure worth going on.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

My husband and I tried Peppercorns for the first time...he had the Chicken Fontina...generous portion and delicious! I had the Bistro Espresso steak with truffle risotto===got 2 meals out of it! Reasonably priced. Our server was fine, everything served hot.....wish he would have smiled more and made us feel like he enjoyed being there...lol. He wasn't bad but he could have been more engaging. FOOD? PHENOMENAL!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Another good lunch at Peppercorn's. The menu options were good, the service professional, and the prices reasonable. It's a go-too neighborhood restaurate.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

I hadn't been there in a while. I was given Gift Certificates, so I took my mother out to eat. We both loved it again. We will be back again sometime. The Menu selections were very good. A good variety of food. The service was good, very attentive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food and tap beer is colder than in the past but still could be colder.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Party of 7 - went to celebrate a birthday. So consistent, reasonably priced, and top-notch dishes. My daughter tried the Chef Choice and was blown away. Always, always good. It is our go-to place.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing experience ! Wonderful food ! Great service ! Everything about the night was wonderful wether it was the special black bean dip that they featured. To the lobster corn chowder and not to mention the steak medallions paired with the porcini mushroom risotto. Yum yum yum !!!! Can't wait to come back !

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

There was 8 of us celebrating anniversary & birthdays. A couple of us for the blackened shrimp & salmon which was absolutely delish! And our kids always get the pretzel chicken and of course did not disappoint. Everyone loved what they got! Apps were awesome too. And Danielle was a very good server...informative and attentive!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent food had hand of the chef probably one if the best meals I ever had. Beers still not coming cold enough to table but good was excellent and server was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I found Peppercorn's in a quick Google search, checked out the menu, and made a reservation. There were seven of us - my parents, husband, three kiddos, and me - and they accommodated us no problem. It was great to see so many other families eating there so we didn't feel self conscious, our waitress was very good and attentive, and the food was very delicious! There was something on the menu for everyone. I wish we lived closer so we could go again and again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had 4 very satisfying meals, I had the surf and turf. The women had plenty in their meals and took some home. Over-all, everyone liked their entree's. We were comped an appetizer because of a server screw-up and it was very tasty. Very happy the last few times there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent food and server. My wife and I go to peppercorns often the only complaint the beer is not cold or cold enough. Peppercorns has 20 beers on tap which we like to try they come to the table a little more than room temp it ruins the beer. That is the only complaint we have!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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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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 (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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