Pepperwood Bistro | Burlington, Ontario
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Pepperwood Bistro
Exceptional based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1455 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario Canada L7S 2J1 [ print map ]
905 333 6999

pepperwood.on.ca/index2.html

Hours: 11:30am-11pm Sun-Thu, 11:30am-1am Fri-Sat


Taps: 17 | Bottles: 35


Pepperwood Bistro

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19 reviews for Pepperwood Bistro
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  69%
 Selection  56%
 Food  78%
 Value  62%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  70%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber  (236) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 25, 2012
Nice smaller spot in Burlington with restaurant up front. Staff there did know nothing about their beer when asked. Disappointed.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable  (114) Ontario | November 13, 2011
Beer selection was reasonably big, but mostly safe yellow fizzy styles, even if at least they were mostly craft. Food was reasonably priced and pretty solid. My favourite place in Burlington
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
bufordsbest  (2) , | May 6, 2011
They donít brew on premise anymore so itís not really a brewpub. The tanks are still intact behind the bar but I was told by the bartender that they contract all their house beers out to Best Bitters down the street. The house beers are pretty underwhelming but not bad. I believe they are shooting for approachable styles so you are not likely to find big hoppy beers or imperial anything. The bottle list is mostly local but youíll find a lot of mediocre beers rather than rare gems. The one good thing is that the former brewer here has started his own brand which will often be found on guest tap. Iíve tried the Mild (Cheshire valley) and it was the best thing on tap.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster  (159) Ontario | April 24, 2011
I recommend this place to someone looking for a nice dinner. Not really for the their beer. Surprisingly for the area though they have a great selection of beers on tap and in bottles though. The Beers they brew are all pretty basic, based on the answer to my question about seasonals, I donít think they even do those anymore. I believe they only have 5 house beers. That donít have much life to them. I think they are tailored to their market, which is the fancy restaurant market. not the craft beer market it. If you come here, BE aware that this is more of a formal place. We went as a group of 4 and showed up in T-shirts and a one of us had a TFC jersey on lol. My shirt was a shirt I got from a pub crawl a few years ago and it has a bear wearing pink sunglasses. We all got a few looks. It was interesting. I was the first one of us in the door and the hostess rolled her eyes a bit. But they still sat us and we had a decent time. I feel our service suffered a bit from our attire since we did want food too. so we sat in the dining room, not the bar. The Place had quite a large hall for dinning, the lights get dimmed and their is a bar that didnít look too big but it had a few people at the bar. I can say pretty confidently that I wonít likely be coming here again for their beer, it is a very nice place for a good meal though, A bit pricey but none the less a good place for a date or dinner party. The Prices for pints and taster flights are competitive.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Maltybones  (17) Calgary, Alberta | August 2, 2009
Very nice location, especially taking advantage of their great patio on a hot summer day. Inside is a little more formal, having a steakhouse vibe to it. Nice selection of beers ranging from fruit beers to dry-hopped ales, including cask ales every now and then. Most are good interpretations of the style and very sessionable. Staff is always very friendly, however, they donít always know about the state of the cask, or even the presence of one, so you have to ask around a bit. The food is a little over priced and their interpretations of dishes are at times a little bland. I treat Pepperwoodís more as a pub where I will sit down for a few pints and maybe get an appetizer rather than a place I will go for dinner. A good beer destination, if nothing else.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine  (746) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 2, 2008
Great location near the lake. Brewpub has an open feel with high ceilings, tables spaced apart and large patio but is not too big or corporate feeling. Not a beery place and staff isnít knowledgeable but still very pleasant place to have a few pints of solid house beer.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239  (50) Ontario | March 1, 2008
I was here for the 1st time for the 2008 Pepperwood Bistro Beer Festival. I was able to sample several of their own beers, as well as many more they serve on tap. I only had finger foods and appetizers, but I really enjoyed everything I had. I hope to go back soon.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
mabel  (211) Toronto, Ontario | August 29, 2007
Visited after dinner on a Friday night in August, they started up a cool live jazz band at the front by the bar area, which fit fairly well with the soft lighting, modern musical paintings and wooden decor in the restaurant part at the back. Service was friendly but functional, double-checking that our group of four reeeeally wanted to try the new hoppy beer, plus the brewer Paul came over to say hello. Selection is an interesting mix (the West Coast IPA, Pale, Cream and Framboise were all quite good). Food menu seemed a little pricy but our appetizers (brie, seafood, and salad) were filling and good. An interesting place to catch a new pint every month, with a fun patio well-situated on the main street outside as it overlooks a nice green park and the waterside.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
BillPierce  (1) Burlington, Ontario | June 20, 2007
Pepperwood is in my neighbourhood, so I suppose I have a localís acceptance of what they are and are not. Rather than a true brewpub, they are more of a somewhat upscale bistro restaurant that offers some of their own beers to a clientŤle probably otherwise more interested in wine. Among these are four or five of brewer Paul Dickeyís ales, including a monthly special, and a couple of guest taps. The English ales are the better choices and occasionally can be very good. The food menu is eclectic and can be spotty and inconsistent, but also at times inspired. The same can be said of the service. Pepperwood is not a destination stop for the serious beer lover, but it is better than many of the other venues in this area, and you just might enjoy the atmosphere and the experience.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Slabjacker  (34) | July 31, 2006
Iíd say more of a crossover between a fine dining establishment and a brewpub. In fact, the only brewpub element to it is the microbrewed beers. The place is set up to be something along the lines of The Keg or similar dining place. Food is fairly good but nothing to really complement a night of ale sampling. Nut Brown Ale and goat cheese bruschetta just donít go together! íTis a good quiet place to mingle and sample but I would prefer a wider selection of microbrewed beers and flavours. However, I donít think itís trying to establish itself as a brewpub so donít hold your breath.

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