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Cracked Pepper Bistro

389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 222-9119
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Ranked #1 of 1,011 restaurants in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
California City, California
Senior Contributor
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice intimate atmosphere, superb waiters, delicious food. One of the best desserts I have ever had! Try the bread pudding.

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Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A place to take out of town guest that you want to impress. We've been many times either for dinner or just for wine and dessert. Service is excellent and friendly. Regular menu and specials always present difficulties in choosing. There's often enough to take home (and we wouldn't want to leave a crumb). The eggplant tower is amazing.

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Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Cracked Pepper is one of the best dinners I have had in years....Service personal, knowledgable.....Food beautifully presented, delicious ,correct temperature I will return.

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is easily the best restaurant in Fresno. Chef Vatche, does everything right. The scallops pappardelle are to die for. So is the eggplant,the bread pudding, and if you are lucky enough to be there on a night he has shrimp and grits...get them, you won't be sorry. The thing I like about this place is that it is not... More

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Fresno, Ca
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

For those pseudo snobs who say "I never go south of Shaw!", you're missing out. Located in Mission Village, this elegant little Jewel is famous for (are you ready for this?) their bread pudding! Even those who claim they don't like bread pudding, exclaim how delectable it is! I had the scallops. I don't get scallops very often, so this... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very pricey, but a gourmet menu. Attentive & knowledgeable wait staff. Because of $$$$$, this would be a dining experience for a very special occasion.

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