I recently went here on a whim with a friend, having been here a couple of dozen times over a 20 year period- yes, the restaurant has been here for that long, which in and of itself, should tell you something. They seat and serve until 10pm, 7 days/week.
The staff are consistently friendly, informed and passionate about their food- and provide excellent table service. The atmosphere is bright, funky and relaxed. Prices are reasonable, and they often offer a fixed priced 4-course meal deal. All or most of the food is from local sources. Emphasis is placed on vegetarian, and several of the dishes are also vegan. There are typically a few meat dishes, a couple of seafood choices, and a range of flavorful international options (Moroccan, Caribbean, Indian) etc. Many items are gluten-free. They will also alter any dish to make it gluten-free if at all possible, and they will make side dish substitutions in such cases. Now they even offer gluten-free bread, which we gladly accepted.
On a typical night, they are very busy, and getting seated can take awhile. They do not take reservations but will put you on a seating list if you just show up. On this particular night, as it was past 9pm, they were uncharacteristically quiet. My companion and I got our choice of booths. One criticism is that they provide too many menus all at once: this makes the choosing confusing. There's one blackboard list of entrees, another for appetizers, and yet another for beverages (alcohol, and non), plus a separate dessert menu. Because they mix & match on meal deals, switching back and forth between menus can be a challenge.
Our server was very patient as it took us awhile to make food choices and to place our order. She was quite accommodating on this, and with food choices, substitutions and recommendations. Our complimentary bread was yummy, as were our simple greens salads with homemade vinaigrette. We had a delicious warmed brie with crackers and apricot compote spread for an appetizer. My companion's entree was a PepperBurger with sides on gluten-free bread, and a candy/cookie assortment for dessert. I had the salmon with quinoa and veggies (which was excellent) and a rich, delicious vegan chocolate mousse for dessert. We both loved our meals- this was no surprise to us. We got out of there for $53.00 plus tip, which we felt was a good price.
I love the PepperClub. I would highly recommend it- again. If you're going for breakfast, which they serve 7 days/week.... the restaurant turns into "the new Good Egg" - this is a throwback attempt to re-create a famous breakfast joint that resided here years ago, but unfortunately did not survive a fire. Nor did the excellent food. PepperClub/Good Egg serves it up just in an average way... nothing to write home about. Go for dinner- you can skip breakfast there for any number of other places which do better.
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