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Cracked Pepper Bistro

389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 222-9119
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Ranked #3 of 1,011 Restaurants in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Oklahoma
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were visiting relatives in Fresno and they suggested we eat here because of the great reviews. Two of us arrived earlier than the others and the persons who greeted us were friendly and helpful. One of our party is in a wheelchair and they made sure the table was comfortable for us. The owner/chef came by our table to... More

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Fresno, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. One of our favorites, caprese salad, was on special. All of the produce ingredients had come from a local farmer's market and tasted like it had just been picked at the perfect stage of ripeness. We also opted for one of the dinner specials, filet mignon, that was finished with a cremini reduction. We... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I had a fabulous dinner here. The atmosphere is fresh and upbeat, the food is delectable. Here's what we had: Eggplant Napoleon: don't miss out on this creative appetizer. Deliciously crispy on the outside and soft and warm goat cheese inside. Mussels: another great starter. There are a ton of them in this dish and with a... More

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Clovis, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The location is significantly improve since they relocated. The service was exemplary. The food was excellent. We brought to their attention that the overhead fan was potentially over cooling our meals they immediately reduced the fan speed. In future visits I would reserve for a little later so that we could eat on the patio. The acoustics inside could be... More

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Fresno, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Cracked Pepper is a great surprise. Delicious food, friendly service, a nice atmosphere. Don't miss the Eggplant Napoleon, a Cracked Pepper specialty. If you're unsure, order one for the table and let everyone have a bite or 2. All the food is beautifully served and the wait staff is great. At the end of the meal, order the bread pudding.... More

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Madera, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Easily the best meal I've eaten i n Fresno. Beautifully prepared food and outstanding service. A bit pricy for Fresno, but well worth the price

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California City, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

How often does this happen in a restaurant? Not often but this time was a charm. We had not dined here in a long time and decided to try the new location. The restaurant is modern and appealing inside. The service, quality and presentation of food is great. Portion size was generous we thought. Beautiful salads. Two people had the... More

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Tollhouse, Ca.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have heard alot about this restaurant from friends. We were so impressed from start to finish. The service was impeccable, the food outstanding. They had just moved to their new location but there wasn't even a hint of problems adjusting to the new location. My only criticism is that it was the noise in the restaurant was more ttan I... More

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We tried these first as an appetizer and loved them so much we went back to have them as a dinner entree on a night that we wanted a light dinner. They did not disappoint! Mussels, bread and dessert...it was fabulous and the service was attentive and friendly.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went here for a friends birthday. We shared an appetizer and salad, then each had our own entree. The food was marvelous and the service was great. Highly recommend! The bread pudding is out of this world! Hmmmmm

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