Peppercorns Grill

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Peppercorn’s Grill and Piccolo Arancio are owned and operated by the Cialfi siblings, Sal and Dino, Brothers Sal and Dino purchased Peppercorn's Grill in 1989 and they opened Piccolo Arancio in 1994. This generation of Cialfi's has added modern creativity and personality to traditional strengths of their Italian upbringing.
Sal and Dino were trained in the art of Italian food at their uncle's restaurant in Rome. When the opportunity to open there own restaurant arose that jumped at the opportunity and opened the first Piccolo Arancio in Rome Piccolo Arancio became internationally acclaimed within their first year. Now operated by their cousins, Piccolo Arancio remains near the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Both restaurants produce award-winning cuisine and continue to receive high honors and awards.
Peppercorn's Grill and Piccolo Arancio received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 10 years
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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Valentines meal after the big days of the weekend and everything was superb.
We always love Peppercorns and this time was no exception. Kudos to the whole staff.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was very very crowded due to the holiday but food was amazing as usual.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy night but Peppercorns delivered for our business meeting. Everything was delicious as usual, service impeccable, and a great selection of Italian and California wines on their wine list. My clients loved everything and can’t wait to come back.

B
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had dinner valentines weekend. Food was awesome as usual, even though very crowded that night. Servers did a great job. Valentine menu selections were on top of the regular menu. We had several different entrees and all were very good .

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect for romantic dates!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrible Valentine’s Day experience. Would never ever recommend coming here on a holiday. Food took around 2 hours, for a reservation that was at 8:30 PM when the restaurant was half empty. One of the meals was entirely a pre fixed choice while the other was a pasta dish, no substitutes or changes were made that could have complicated the dish. Patrons nearby who ordered the literal exact same option or similar options were served first, despite being seated after. Waiter was kind and really did try his best to be attentive, but the kitchen was so slow it was actually unbelievable. My girlfriend and I didn’t even feel up to eating by the time the food was delivered, due to how late/long it had been. Food was okay, but definitely not worth the wait on a holiday/special occasion. Also, fairly sure they shut the heat off while we were still there, which shows how backed up they were.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Six of us had gone for Valentine’s Day, the food was amazing with the amount of people there they did a great job spacing out the timing of the food. I’d definitely go back again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Girls Valentine’s dinner out. Food was amazing but a little pricey and very slow. 7:45 reservation but we did not leave until after 11 due to slow service. We were not in a rush and had a great time but be aware if you’re looking to get in and out

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding. Amazing authentic Italian cooking.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and service at Peppercorns.
The freshest ingredients in everything they serve.

P
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great. Music in background did not equate w the ambiance we had expected

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated like regulars from start to finish.
Wonderful meal with courteous attention to our table.
Everyone couldn’t be any nicer

CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pleasant atmosphere and our waitress Denise was fantastic. Portions were fair and not overly generous as one would expect of a finer dining establishment. Even so, there leftovers to go home with. The food was fresh, delicious and extremely satisfying from appetizers to salads to main course and dessert. All in all a very pleasant and worthwhile dining experience.

W
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Peppercorn's. We had planned an evening at the Bushnell and then made a reservation but the show ended a good hour before planned. Peppercorns had literally just started serving dinner but they were able to accommodate us. Our server Jose was wonderful- he gave us the right amount of attention while letting us enjoy our meal and was just very pleasant overall to speak with. The atmosphere was simple but elegant and the noise level was just right. The food was much like the atmosphere- simply prepared but fresh and delicious. I enjoyed the gnocchi bolognese while hubby had the ravioli di giorno. We had the zucchini blossoms and artichoke hearts for appetizers and then the molten chocolate cake for dessert. The pistachio martini was perfect and they kept our water refilled without asking while Jose gave us plenty of bread for dipping. Overall, Peppercorns was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be back.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu and specials with many choices. Food and service were both excellent. It was a very enjoyable evening.

JT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for resturant week . pulpo ceviche appetizer very good, might have benefited from a little pepper. Tiramisu very good. Pasta with truffles excellent. Sole was mediocre.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Restaurant Week menus with many choices.
We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The truffle pasta was amazing!!!

SB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a great place to eat. You must try it.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall dining experience was terrific. The food was delicious and the menu offered a very nice variety to make our choices. The service was friendly and professional and added to a very nice dinner.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and top-shelf service. A great dining experience

NR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had the lobster and scallops ravioli and I have to say that the food was phenomenal

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great night with family celebration.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was overall delicious, some people’s food was not warm though when it came out. We would have sent it back to be warmed up, but the service was pathetic. We waiting 40 minutes to order our drinks and then about 20 to order our food. We worried if we sent it back, it would have taken forever to get it back. The restaurant was busy, but there were empty tables around us.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with great service and kind manager Mario who goes above and beyond.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both fantastic.

BL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All members of our group of seven people were highly satisfied with our evening at peppercorns. The food was extraordinary and the portions were a good size. Our waiter was professional, attentive, and cordial. The ambiance is a reserved elegance and the quiet atmosphere allowed us to hear one another well. I recommend to the highest level possible a dinner at peppercorns. Their Happy Hour is outstanding also.

MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and we were at the restaurant during a restaurant week with a reasonably priced fixed price menu.

CT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food at the Peppercorn is always great, though the chef needs to work on upping the flavor of the broth in which the mussels are cooked. However, the last few times I have dined at this restaurant, the waitstaff has been a bit disappointing. Sunday was a quiet evening at the restaurant, yet our waitress could have been more attentive.

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They did not receive our Open Table reservation but were able to seat us anyway.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal in every way.,,Service food ambiance

SB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Peppercorn's several times and it's alway outstanding.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu with something for everyone. We loved everything that we ordered. The service was exceptional.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and server was very efficient. He was well versed and made sure we had plenty of time to enjoy our meal as well as get to theater on time. Well done!

BD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went before a show at the Bushnell. It is a short walk to the theater from the restaurant and the waiter was accommodating to ensure we were out in plenty of time. We had a salad special to start (Holly berry or something holiday-themed). It was delicious! There were pomegranate seeds, meandering oranges, goat cheese, walnuts, etc. It was plated beautifully too. We mentioned we were splitting the salad and the waiter had them split the salad in the kitchen - I love that extra touch.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal w/ friends before Bushnell show. Managed our time well. Very good drink & menu recommendations by waiter.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, the service was very slow.

CT
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner prior to The Bushnell. For appetizers we had specials. I had the best pasta fagiole soup I’ve ever had. The broth was thick and creamy. He had a special salad that he enjoyed. I had spinach ricotta ravioli with an orange sauce. It was delicious. Not sweet at all. He had fettuccine Bolognese which he Loved. Both of our pasta were cooked perfectly. Too full for dessert unfortunately. Great meal.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration for birthday and anniversary. The evening was truly a success. Great food, impeccable service, and pleasant atmosphere. Kudos to the whole staff.