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Peppercorns Grill

4.6
1452 reviews
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(860) 547-1714
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Celestino (Dino) Cialfi
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Catering
We’ll cater from our menu or your request
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Cross street
Capital Ave
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Parking details
Free parking is available to the left of the restaurant from 12 pm until closing. Street parking is available at no after 5 pm. Free valet is also available in the evening.
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Public transit
Stop located across the street in front of restaurant
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Special events & promotions
We are having our annual Clicquot Dinner on December 10, 2015 beginning at 6:30 PM. Five delectable courses with Vintages of Clicquot. This is our 24th Clicquot dinner; not to be missed to ring in the holiday season. For menu: http://www.peppercornsgrill.com/Menus/PeppCliquot.pdf
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1452 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We had a beautiful meal with many starters like lobster carpaccio, roman artichokes, stuffed peppers, and eggplant gratin. They were all fabulous. For entrees equally as delicious we tried the halibut fresh flaky and cooked to perfection along with a veal chop that was to die for . Great service and a nice espresso to end with.

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vippeaches (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing meal, great menu with all kinds of choices. Nice ambiance, couldn't be better

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The best fettuccine bolognese I ever had
The other entrees my party tells were just as wonderful. Amazing strawberry appetizer, great cocktail list. Finished with a wonderful tasting of biscotti and espresso. Simply wonderful on every count.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

We visited Peppercorn which was highly rated for a dinner prior to attending an event at the Bushnell theater. We left 1.5 hours to eat and then make it to the theater. it was quite busy but we had reservations but were seated 15 minutes late after a little bit of prodding. We were seated and waited about 10 minutes before a server showed up. The manager was helpful, I think when she stopped by and said that a normal meal there takes 2 hours so we should probably order pasta. We were quite surprised that it would take that long to eat. It appeared as though they were overwhelmed due to the event but it is near the Bushnell so I would think it would not be a problem. From what we could see, some tables near us ordered an appetizer that did not show up until after the main course. We ordered gnocchi with tomato sauce and the ravioli with sage, orange butter sauce. The meal came fairly quickly as we ordered drinks and meal at same time. The waitress was pleasant but hard to locate at times during the meal. We tried about four times to get a cup of tea. The gnocchi was very starchy and not very pleasant. The tomato sauce was almost not existent, very dry. Overall a poor attempt. My ravioli was ok . Sauce was a bit bitter and the presentation was weak as the ravioli plate had a large puddle of sauce on once side. All in all, we will not be going back and will not be recommending. I was really surprised given how highly this place was rated.

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Nuzz 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Their was no wine list available asked for grated cheese never came we waited long time to order then the food came out super fast was it pre-cooked then reheated ? No salad with meal high priced for portions tables for two to close together felt like you were dining with the people next to you ! 2 entrees no salad 2 glasses of wine bill was 100.00 dollars no coffee no dessert !

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NicholasA 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Not terribly inspired food. Not bad quality, just perhaps too rich, not enough distinct flavors (e.g. more herbs and less butter for the lobster pasta dish would have made it quite a bit better; rib eye was ok, but perhaps I should have gotten the pepper corn sauce rather than whatever the special was). Bread and olive oil was very good. Overall a bit expensive relative to just ok food. Very good and friendly service despite a busy Saturday night. Will give it another try.

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Dave (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

All about service and it was poor
Waiter forgot our order, came back and asked again and then forgot our app

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RichC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Artichokes and meatballs were excellent. Pasta with lobster very tasty. Wine was great. Our service with Christine, as always, was the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

A wonderful meal from start to finish. We had a tasting of the tagliolini con aragosta in addition to our entrees which were all sublime . The Valentine dessert plate had a delicate assemblage of long-stemmed chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate truffles, macaroons and biscotti that paired with espresso was a wonderful finish. 5 stars, with and extra one thrown in!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We were on our way to a Hartford Symphony and Peppercorn's was a great stop for dinner. We took advantage of the Valentine's Day fix price menu. Each item was delicious and both creative and attractively served.This was our second time there and we definitely will return soon again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Outstanding as usual
Great risotto as well as homemade pasta with lobster. The special martinis were fabulous and they were so kind they offered chocolate hearts and pretty cookies due to Valentine's weekend.
A class act.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great choice for Valentine's Day. Great special menu with all the traditional items for Lover's Day. Great homemade pastas, craft cocktails , and chocolate mousse or bread pudding . Great wine list with many reasonable buys. Great job to Peppercorns .

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vipJackL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Been there for Valentine's Day for the last 7 years. Always a great experience. Food was cutting edge as usual. We loved the whole night.

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vipJamesM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The best Valentine's Day meal in years. The menu was fantastic everything fresh and beautiful. The chef even sent out surprises
What a classy thing to do in such a busy night
Kudos to everyone for such a good job

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Nicetolookatfood (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Although we had a reservation, we were kept waiting for an additional 35 minutes. While we waited, although the bar wasn’t extremely busy, the bartender didn’t acknowledge our presence for at least 10 minutes. When he finally asked for our drinks he was neither friendly nor welcoming. The host that finally seated us was friendly. The server was knowledgeable on the offerings. She was neither a super-star nor a dud. However, due to the restaurant being understaffed, she was probably just tired. Unfortunately the food was much better suited for an elderly home. Very, very, very, very bland. The food tasted like warm paper. The plating was nice. Great presentation. If I had an Instagram account, it would have been great! For eating, not so much. Overall, the experience was not horrible, but definitely not what is expected for $145 for 2 people.

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