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“Great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cracked Pepper Bistro

Cracked Pepper Bistro
389 E Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710
(559) 222-9119
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Ranked #3 of 932 Restaurants in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stopped in Fresno on our way to Yosemite; this restaurant was recommend by our hotel (it wasn't far away), and it was excellent. It was a busy Saturday night and we did not have reservations, but the server was very gracious and seated us in the bar. I had the scallops and my husband had a salmon special--both were outstanding, and our server (Jon) was great. They have a good wine list as well.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great food, wine and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

From arrival to leaving the staff was very attentive. We had a very relaxing dinner, really delicious food and a nice bottle of wine to share. My steak was cooked to perfection & was amazingly tender.
Be sure to save room for desert as the raisin pudding cake (okay, I forgot the exact name) is well known and amazingly delicious.
One of my wife's absolute favorite places and she's a "foodie." You should have heard her excitement in the car as we drove in to the parking lot headed to this restaurant (it was a surprise dinner for her birthday). Oh-my-gosh was she thrilled. :-)
Here's a tip: Costco sometimes offers a $100 gift card for $79.99 to help with eating here. You can easily use it all so buy two and take some friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clovis, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“One of the Best in Fresno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

When you want quality dining this is the place. Prices are reasonable for this style of high end dining. the place is cozy and quiet.(A great place for a romantic meal). Service was great and our meals were outstanding. I had the Lobster Risotto and my husband had the scallops. Both meals were made to perfection. We tried something different for an appetizer the eggplant fries. They were absolutely delicious.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Clovis, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A great meal with excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Celebrated our daughter's and grandson's birthdays here and all of us had a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding and the service couldn't have been better. My wife and I had Halibut, one of their specials for the evening. Halibut can get dried out but this was perfect and even better than my previous best when visiting in Alaska. We had a reservation and were seated right on time. Recommend you make a reservation, otherwise you may not get in or the wait may be excessive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Fresno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Love this place. Always go there for any special occasion. The Mala-Insana Napoleon appetizer is world class as is the bread pudding for dessert. Small place allows them to focus on exceptional quality.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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