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About Pepperwood Bistro

Pepperwood Bistro is a local hot spot in Burlington serving up contemporary bistro fare and a huge variety of beers on tap including several craft breweries.

1455 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, ON L7S 2J1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Wine Bar, American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Friday: 11:30am - 1:00am

Saturday: 10:30am - 1:00am

Sunday: 10:30am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Locust St. and Brant St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 333-6999

Website:
http://www.pepperwood.on.ca/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine

Pepperwood Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4
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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (8)
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Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Music (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Waterfront (3)
Authentic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, service was somewhat slow but we didn’t mind. Would recommend trying this place to family or friends.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

Top Notch across the board

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Liked duck wings and mussels. Draft pilsener was only OK other beers including inhouse brews were good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Good meal. Great service. Good selection of beers on tap

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Thai salad was terrible... wilted with oranges in a Thai salad?
2 exactly the same pasta dishes were ordered...
1 persons had lots of ingredients with the pasta.. the other person that ordered the SAME.. had noodles ONLY!
Terrible food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is definitely not the place for a nice dinner on New Years Eve. I was disappointed with the modified menu, as it had very little pasta options which was the primary reason for selecting this restaurant. The food we ordered was very good, with the exception of the Yorkshire Pudding which accompanied the prime rib as it was cold, bland and barely edible. The most disappointing aspect was how rushed we felt. Our appetizers were delivered to the table within 5 minutes of placing our order and the entrees were not far behind. Within 50 minutes of being seated our bill was on the table. With a tab close to $300 for 2 people, I’d expect not to be rushed out of there within an hour. Shame, the atmosphere was very nice but I’ll spend my evenings dining at locations more interested in delivering a quality customer experience than driving people through a turnstile.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

menu online does not match menu in restaurant. I was there 4 months ago & had a delicious GF dish that has been removed from the menu but not the website. The bartender acknowledged this and stated they could make probably make what I was looking for. I'm celiac & need to be vigilant about my intake and because I had had no reaction from the meal 4 months ago, I knew I could be safe with that same dish. However, I don't know all the ingredients so duplicating it on my say so seemed out of place. I didn't see understanding of GF needs from this bartender so I opted for menu options & kept my fingers crossed. I was so disappointed with what I chose. We asked for a table away from the door because of the chill and were placed in the back with one of the chairs to be in the pathway to traffic. We were moved to a corner over by the bar but it was too cold. We chose not to move again to prevent eye rolling. Yes, we had reservations. Of the three dishes we ordered, only one was good (prime rib). Perhaps my experience 4 months ago heightened my expectations for this visit too but it was quickly derailed from the time we entered. Doubtful we'll be back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our Duck Wings appetizer was greasy and too saucy and our server did not know how to process our gift cards which meant I ended up paying the whole bill which was not the plan.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and very comfortable atmosphere. I would highly recommend

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Live Music, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was reasonable. I really liked the ambiance, really big inside.
Our service experience was fair until later on. Our waitress totally forgot about us. We ordered desert and she forgot to send in our order.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and atmosphere is always GREAT !!! We enjoy every time !!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great! Really great food and service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service good. However missing a few things that I usually like when dining out. For example no bread and no water unless you ask. Made a reservation if you weeks ago but we were given a terrible table right beside the front door on a bar height table that was small and not roomy enough for the four of us. They did accommodate our request to move but only had a table by the front in the corner. Overall a good experience the food was well portioned and tasty.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Consistently good that's why it's been around for longer than I can remember.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sunday night dinner for 2 with my wife at Pepperwood. It’s ok. Food was good, no real complaint. Wife has Celiac so need gluten free and they do have great GF options, most of their menu in fact. Short rib risotto was nice, so was the chowder mussel pot (though very salty once you get to the broth). Prosciutto wrapped figs stuffed with chèvre to start, a little quiet tasting considering it’s sweet stuffed with fat and wrapped in salt. Dessert wasn’t great, bread pudding was hard and dense. Service was friendly, but disappeared pretty frequently, especially noticeable on such a slow night.
Decor is definitely dated. Not dirty. Not uncomfortable. But it feels like 1996.

I’d go again but wouldn’t seek it out. Maybe for my next mussel craving. But at a similar price point I’d think if several other places first.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

It’s always a great time at Pepperwood. The ambiance, food and service are all great! I have been enjoying this restaurant for about 14 years now and it’s always high on my list of “go to’s”

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Live Music
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food, attentive service, welcomed our multi generation family group and arranged an off menu order without hesitation, even though the restaurant was packed and the kitchen must have been extra busy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food always great, service was excellent., had a great table with view of the lake.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

One of my favourites in Burlington!! I had the Seafood Chowder muscles. They were so good. Full of seafood and onions and the broth was delicious!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very nice ambiance with delicious food options. Unfortunately we had a problem with our meal today as one of the steaks came out rare not medium as we ordered. Our server ordered another replacement, however we were not able to dine together. The server did not offer to buy a drink or dessert to make up for the mistake and the manager did not stop by our table. I would expect a better response from the staff or managers in this type of restaurant.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food is good but service could be better although they were very busy.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

There wasn't any parking very close and hard to find.
There weren't many choices for vegetarians, except salads and appetizers.
The choices my friend and I made were exceptionally delicious. We had the Bruscetta and Stained Glass Salad an a Caesar Salad.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The Service & Food was fantastic. Our Server was knowledgeable and picked a great pairing wine for our dinner. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent experience! From the service, to the food, to the outdoor patio and the weather: everything was perfect!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We went to Pepperwoods for my hubby's bday in July and then back in August for mine. Both times we had the absolute pleasure of being served by Gabby. She is personable and attentive and one of the best servers we have come across. I changed uo my dish a little and the chef was bery accommodating. The presentation was very nice and food excellent. Will definitely be back

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great location

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Everything was fine with the exception of a very noisy air conditioner that was vibrating the whole time we were there.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Took for ever to get our drinks. Food was ok but nothing special. Second visit after similar experience. Will send business elsewhere.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was disappointing...salmon was dry, lamb pizza had no lamb, etc.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a great time at Pepperwood. Our server (unfortunately I cannot remember her bame) was very attentive and gave her honest opinion of food and drink choices, suggesting a couple of craft beers we became very fond of. The ambiance was cozy with great music providing the backdrop. The food was excellent and brought out in timely fashion. We will be going back!

Tags: Cozy, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Waterfront, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I ordered the Steak Frites medium rare and asked the server for extra crispy frites. She told me they weren't using their regular fry supplier and to try the ones they were using. The steak arrived well done and the frites were regular french fries under cooked and limp. I informed the server that the steak was overcooked and the fries lacking. She offered to take it back and get me a new one but everyone else at my table had been served and I didn't want to keep them waiting. They removed the meal from our bill, but that is not the point. Honestly, how difficult is it to grill a steak properly to order.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

waited over 30 min for apps and an 1 hour for dinner. Messed up our plans for the evening. Food isn't anything special. Poor customer service

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The food was good. Staff was kind however the service was extremely slow. We asked to have our table moved to the patio several times and they kept forgetting. It took roughly 45 min before we even got our drinks. Not the worst, not the best.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Pepperwood was awesome! We sat on the patio and enjoyed the great view of Lake Ontario, and loved the very large craft beer list they have both on tap and bottled. Food was very good and our server was very friendly. Highly recommend and we will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Our waiter -Cody- was fantastic. He was friendly, attentive and was able to make some recommendations. A very nice evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

I went here once quite a few years ago and thought it was alright, but i was seriously impressed when we went there on the weekend for a birthday. i can't stop going on about my tex mex burger and sweet potato fries i'm drooling just writing about it. Even though we couldn't et a spot outside our table near the back was super cosy and felt quite private i love the feel of the decor. i'm already planning on going back next weekend!

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

No complaints.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great birthday dinner. Our waitress was amazing and the food was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We're been going to Pepperwoods for almost 15 years and have never been disappointed. The food is always delicious, the service fantastic and the ambiance inviting and comfortable. It's one of our favourite places to dine at n Burlington.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mother's Day brunch. I had no idea that you could not order from the regular menu and that brunch buffet was the only option. Their website did not specify that was what was happening for Mother's Day. Although everything was tasty, not sure I would have gone there as I have 2 small children and it was pretty pricy. For 4 adults and 2 children the bill was $300. Of course included in that was 5 alcoholic drinks but still. Would I go back? Yes but maybe not on Mother's Day but just for their regular Sunday brunch menu. Their eggs Benedict are really good!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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