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Cracked Pepper Bistro

389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 222-9119
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We went on a Friday to celebrate my husband's birthday. Made reservations for 530p. The place gets really crowded after 630p. We were seated in a half booth corner. That was not bad. My husband prefers more private booths. He immediately disliked the table arrangements. We had a great meal anyway. He had a wonderful rack of lamb and I... More 

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Fresno, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My daughter and her family took my wife and I here as a thank you treat. I'd heard so much about the restaurant I was anticipating over sell, but it was wonderful. The food was exceptional (I had the pork chop with mashed potatoes and vegetables cooked to perfection). Before dinner, we ordered their eggplant concoction that was amazing). And... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was, by far, the best dinner I have ever had in the Fresno area, having travelled here for business dozens of times. The service was top notch and so were the dishes from beginning to end. The only downside was that it was on the noisy side, but I am not allowing that to impact my 5 star rating.

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Fresno, California
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7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Spent a couple of nites at Cracked Pepper for happy hour and for dinner. very pleasant atmosphere, good food and drink and very attentive service without being intrusive. Get you sweetie, have dinner on the patio, ask for Lauren as your server, get a cold drink of your choice, and your night is made.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I met a girlfriend for dinner here....loved the ambiance! Sat and had a wonderful freshly made martini that was the best I ever had....and the young woman making it was so upbeat and friendly...I knew I was at a soon to be fav spot! We shared the eggplant napoleon as a appetizer...wow...every bite was crazy good! I ordered the rack... More 

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Amazing food and great wine list. This is a hidden gem in a random stripmall location. Inside the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Perfect for a romantic evening out. Simply must try the bread pudding.

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Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Cracked Pepper Bistro in Fresno is a quality experience that gives you the opportunity to experience great dining amidst a staff that complies to your every request. We were a group of five, and everyone found something enjoyable to try on the menu. A request from a senior member of our party to turn down the frigid air conditioning was... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Cracked Pepper Bistro in Fresno is a must visit in Fresno. The food is consistently good every time. All the ingredients are fresh. I have been there several times on special occasions only because it's a bit pricy but well worth it. I would highly recommend it for that special occasion and you have to make a reservation!!

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Fresno, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

They are trying very hard to be an upscale French restaurant, and the food is generally pretty good in that old fashioned, classic, heavy sauced French food kind of way. But the atmosphere is stuffy and pretentious and the prices are very high for Fresno. I thought their sauces lacked a certain fershness; they tasted as if they were made... More 

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Oklahoma
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42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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Additional Information about Cracked Pepper Bistro

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

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