We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cracked Pepper Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 222-9119
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 109 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Wonderful for a special occasion

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
M S
,
Fresno, California
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno
Level Contributor
53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coarsegold, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno
Level Contributor
40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you want the type of dining experience you would have at a nice place in San Francisco or Los Angeles you will enjoy the Cracked Pepper. They have some things that you won't see on too many menus in Fresno. The escargot is great, the bone marrow is great and the mussels are great. They also have a very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

For our anniversary, Husband made reservations to Cracked Pepper Bistro. We had never been to it, had heard very good things, but read a few not-so-good things here. We went in with open minds. No problem being seated, a nice spot in the corner. Sean was our waiter and he was excellent, as was all the wait staff. While we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bloomington, Indiana
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We do not live in Fresno and actually choose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed! We ate there in February and returned there most recently. The service is personal and efficient. The meals are a true culinary delight. Try their eggplant appetizer. They'll also give you the recipe! The bread pudding is also superb. Oh, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clovis, California
Level Contributor
49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Well why does any restaurant have to combine high prices with small portions! They had a $50 hamburger for a special that came with a shot of whiskey. I guess I am not a big fan of high priced restaurants that overcharge for what you are getting. $34 for a small piece of halibut with a small amount of veggies.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fresno, California, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This is the nicest restaurant in Fresno! The quality, atmosphere, and service is all 5 Stars! A must-go!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fresno, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Sophisticated crafted cocktails with an exotic ambience (if you can get past the noise level). I miss the old intimate place but absolutely love the bar area, which Fresno really needed. The owner flew a mixologist in from NYC to train the bartenders on crafted cocktails....YAY Fresno! Cracked Peper has one of the better patio areas to dine so take... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cracked Pepper Bistro also viewed

 

Been to Cracked Pepper Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cracked Pepper Bistro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Fresno, California

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cracked Pepper Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?