Pepperwood Bistro

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CAN$30 and under
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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.

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

This is very good casual restaurant for people who want to relax and chat. But past 7:30 the noise level will continue to increase and you can barely hear the conversation from the person right next to you. I would strongly recommend arriving early if you want to eat and talk and even earlier if you are meeting someone casually for drinks. That way you can hear the whole conversation and not ask them to repeat things. The menu and wine list are very good and the calamari is one of their best appetizers.
The bottle of Malbec was an excellent choice as well.
Great atmosphere but a little noisy.
Great service and very attentive wait staff.
Nice washrooms as well.

MB
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I had not been to Pepperwood Bistro in years but have been twice in one week. Both times the food was very good and the price was reasonable. I will be going back again soon.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, outstanding service and charming decor, if it is showing its age a bit. Cozy booths perfect for date night. Price was fair for the value. Will definitely return!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Met family to celebrate a bday with a party of 9. Everyone enjoyed all that was ordered. The escargot was the only dish that we wouldn’t try again. The parpadelle pasta, muscled, burger and pizza were all great. I liked that the kids had the option of prime rib on the weekend vs the typical kids meal options, the kids meal was large and would have fed me happily.

NB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Friends lunch. Good service and comfortable atmosphere albeit a bit noisy that day. Eggs Benedict were hard when medium ordered and there was a strong vinegar taste with each bite. Too much vinegar in the poaching liquid.

VG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Food was a massive disappointment. I had to send the first steak back as it was too tough to eat. Second steak arrived after my husband had finished his meal which was lobster ravioli. It tasted processed. The second steak was bland and tasteless. I wouldn’t recommend the restaurant nor will I be back.

JA
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Their baked Brie appetizer was the highlight!
Thin crust pizza , good size and delicious!

JS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great experience and looking forward to coming back in the summer with the patio.

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good idea being part of "Food and Funny". Great evening overall for us. Olivia treated us well.

M
Manitoba
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent- especially the Taste of Burlington; choice of wines was very good; service was first rate and overall price was great value. We will definitely be back.

AM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pepperwoods never lets us down. Great food, value and service.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and portions where excellent, our server was great!! Made it fun, stayed on top of things without being annoying.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rachel was great. So entertaining. See you on the 1th!!

BB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

We came for Valentine's dinner. My wife's steak took three attempts to cook it as requested. I appreciated people checking how it's going but we have 5-6 different people come to the table at different times, seemed disjointed. We were told as soon as we arrived that the kitchen was backed up and this set the tone.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Celebrating Valentine’s Day - it was just an average experience- service was slow and server didn’t seem all that interested or enthusiastic
Not sure I would visit Pepperwood again or recommend

CP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was our first visit to Pepperwood Bistro and we had a great meal. The server had perfect timing and was delightful. The food portions were very generous and delicious. The atmosphere was perfect as well. We were able to hear ourselves talk and despite a large crowd of guests, it was quite intimate. I would certainly return.

AA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Everything and everybody was absolutely fantastic. Nobody else was perfect and I would absolutely recommend this place to anybody looking for a nice evening.

PC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

We found the noise level very high which took away from our enjoyment of dinner.

KE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Food great as was the service. It was rather noisy and made conversation difficult.

DP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My high school friends and I meet up once a month or so to have lunch or dinner. I enjoyed my previous experience so much when I went here for brunch that I suggested we come for dinner. The service was incredible-the food selection was amazing and we had a great time.

HW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their meals very much. We sat at a bench which had many cracks in the vinyl repaired with tape which is not very inviting for a restaurant competing with other fine food establishments in the area. Unfortunately, one edge was sharp enough to cut the fabric in one guest pants. Management was gracious enough to pay for replacement of the garment. We will definitely go back but an upgrade in the seating would be appreciated by so many.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came for brunch for a birthday party. The service was fantastic.

I will say that the Kenny G musician playing was an interesting choice.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The private dining room was a comfortable and quiet location for our group meeting. and the service was excellent. One person couldn't eat her food because she found it too salty. Mine was delicious but was enough for two people. I'd prefer to pay less for a smaller portion and use the rest of the money to buy an appetizer or dessert. We will probably be back!

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Food wasn’t very good. This is about the third time in a row
that we have had the same bad experience. Only going to go there in the summer and sit on the patio and have apps from now on. Used to go twice a month.

JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had excellent service, waitress came when we needed her, left us alone to talk and catch up, no rush, just the right pace for a relaxing evening with friends. We loved the cozy berth, place was not busy just steady. Food was really good, overall a really enjoyable evening.

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Not enough space at the table. Too squished especially with those big menus.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was ok. I should have listened to the waiter, he said the pizza's weren't the best but I didn't find anything on the menu that I wanted other than that. I was looking for something lighter, I should have tried the steak.

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Quiet night in January so room to sit great attentive service and all the food from appetizers to entree to desert were excellent with the only downfall was lukewarm coffee

W
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A little pricey but nice night out. Server Matt was delightful

DM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Greens were wilted. Over charged our bill with drinks we didn’t order

JM
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, and the service was amazing. I had a choking incident, and the staff was right in there helping. I am very thankful to them. It has been one of our favourite places for many years.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb ambiance and service! Food was well presented and cooked to perfection! Waitress was superb and worked without issue to some menu adjustments!
Highly recommend this location!

Q
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Time for update, tables were beat up, food was fine but overpriced. Service was not engaged.

MC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We very much enjoyed our food. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Only challenge came when I tried to pay. It was determine after several attempts that the restaurant internet was down and electronic debit and credit were not available. Fortunately there was an old school manual credit card machine around and that was used.

TS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Returned after being away from Burlington for a while and pleased that this restaurant continues to impress. Had a wonderful evening with the company of a dear friend.

LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday. The server brought a complimentary drink from the bar, service was fabulous, food was amazing, and my daughter also got a birthday dessert on the house. 3 of us got the Carbonara pasta and my birthday girls got the pizza with cheese curds. Everything was so tasty!!! A little pricy but well worth it. Will definitely be back!!!

S
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was good, portion size was also good but the service was slow. We waited for 30 minutes for our food to be delivered even though the restaurant was empty and was seating less than 1/4 capacity.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Sunday brunch with the girls:)

SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch, this was my first visit to the restaurant and I will be back. Beautiful dining room, well laid out with booths and tables. The service was friendly and the food very good. Nice to have a good local place for Sunday brunch, I might become a regular !

P
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

First, I ordered a draft beer and the pour was short as the head on it was about 2 1/2 “ and being in a cone shape glass that’s about a third short (paid for a pint , give me a pint)
Second I found out that bread with your meal was on demand.....didn’t know that, so it would be nice if it was offered not kept a secret.
No salt and pepper on the table and when I received my meal fresh ground pepper was not offered. Had to ask.
The only good thing is my fish was perfectly cooked and very good, ,BUT, the vegetables were cold, not surprising as the plate was very cold.
I don’t blame the server, I think the restaurant should look at their customer service and train the staff accordingly. Don’t think I’ll be back for a while.