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Cracked Pepper Bistro

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389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 222-9119
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wine, lamb, and bread pudding.. Golden

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Fresno. Love eating here on a date night. There is a good wine selection and a handful of tasty apps to try. I always favor ordering lamb which is always cooked perfectly. To top off the night bread pudding is a must here. #1 suggestion is to enjoy your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Fresno. Love eating here on a date night. There is a good wine selection and a handful of tasty apps to try. I always favor ordering lamb which is always cooked perfectly. To top off the night bread pudding is a must here. #1 suggestion is to enjoy your dinner on their... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love this place. The food, the look, and the people working there mostly the Manager Alicia Quinn. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is my first visit here and I was pleasantly surprised. We went there for an anniversary dinner really had an adorable time the food was outstanding service was good and had a very good wine selection. Yes I would return visit this place time and time again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife and I have been to the restaurant several times and its always been great. Have to have the Napoleon appetizer and the bread pudding is to die for.

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Visited for a special occasion -- was not disappointed. Food was incredible, and yes, prices are on the high side, but I thought appropriate for the meal. Would go back whenever an opportunity presented!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've heard about what a fabulous place this is with great food and atmosphere, so we finally went to check it out. The service was very good, our waitress was really attentive and nice with a great smile. The food was spectacular. We started with the mussels appetizer, I had the Alaskan Halibut and my husband the pork chop. The... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is expensive but WORTH IT! I would say - try it for a special anniversary, birthday or just because. I would NOT take children. The environment is small/adult/quaint...and if I am going to spend that kind of money I don't want to have children around disturbing my experience but that is just me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is without question one of the best places in Fresno to eat. I would say that almost every item I have ever had there is at least 8 on a 10 scale, with most being a 9 or 10. Service is also very good to excellent. So why the 4 star instead of 5? The vibe is a little... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went here for our 33rd anniversary and thought to myself that it was going to be very expensive and I would feel disappointed. Yes, it is very expensive, but in the end I felt the value was certainly there. We started with the Mala-insana Napoleon appetizer (pumpkin seed-encrusted eggplant with goat cheese, oven-roasted tomatoes and pesto misted with aged balsamic).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The New York steak is fantastic and I am glad I picked it. My wife had the halibut and it was a little dry. Service was great. Our friends who invited us with them to this restaurant said they had to make reservations two weeks in advance. That is how popular this place is. Not the best Stockholm Royale in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: (559) 222-9119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?