The Classic Peppermill
The first time we had dinner at the Peppermill was in 2009. It’s located on the Strip between The Riviera & Wynn Las Vegas and has been serving customers for over 40 years. We loved the classic neon lights on the building and decided to give them a try. When we walked in we immediately fell in love with the classic decor of the place. It gives you flash backs to the mob era with the purple, pink and blue lights inside.
We were seated immediately and the place was pretty busy. Our waitress was very friendly and talkative. She apologized for the fact they downsized the portions of their meals because of the economic recession. We didn’t know what to expect because it was our first time there and we were curious to see the size of our meal. We ordered the BBQ Pork Ribs and the Southwestern Beef Kabobs and salads on the side. After about 10 minutes our waitress brought our salads and we baffled. If these salads were downsized versions of their previous salads why would anybody order anything else? These salads were huge!
We decided not to start eating the salads. We were afraid we’d be full by the time they would bring our entrées. After about another 5 minutes our waitress returned to ask if everything was ok. Very nice and very sharp. We told her we were going to wait for our entrees and then eat our complete meal. Guess what? In about 15 minutes she returned with two large plates filled with ribs and Kabobs (see the pictures below). We had an enormous meal. The flavour great, the food was hot and the portions where incredible. We had way more food on our plates than we could process. The BBQ flavour of the ribs was perfect and the meat was really tender. It almost fell of the bones. The Kabobs had exactly the right amount of spices and the veggies were cooked to perfection. The fries were crispy and the rice was…………..well………you can’t really ruin rice.
We had a lovely meal but couldn’t eat all the food. Our waitress returned several times to ask us if we were doing ok and got us refills for our drinks. When we were finished she came back, took our plates and asked us if we wanted dessert. We started laughing since we couldn’t even finish our meals. We thanked her for the offer, enjoyed the ambiance for another 15 minutes and asked for the bill. We paid $70 (tip included) and were very happy with the entire experience. This was not the last time we had dinner at The Peppermill.
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Peppermill Review October 2014 by Jane Aikey from Las Vegas
With so many fantastic dining options in Las Vegas, It’s impossible to visit each and every restaurant that sounds good. But, when you keep hearing the the same name from a variety of friends being mentioned over and over again……it’s time to try that one! That was the case with the Peppermill. I had friends from Canada, Holland, and the USA gasping, when they found out I live in Vegas and had never been to the Peppermill. So, when my vacation began a few weeks ago, I included it in my itinerary.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I did see pictures, and I could tell instantly that the place was different. There aren’t many places that light their interior with neon. I knew that the food would be good, with generous portion sizes, however, I had know idea what the pricing was like there. And lastly, I also knew I had to check out the fire pit before I left. It’s the main feature in the lounge, and I agree, it is a must see, if you visit this restaurant.
I arrived there at 3:30 in the afternoon. There were only 3 cars in the parking lot, and 4 cars parked along the side of the building. The interior looked very dark from outside, and I wasn’t even sure if they were open. I walked in, and discovered they were open. It was just the slow time of the day. I looked at the drink menu first, and there was a 64 oz drink called “The Scorpion” that looked very good. I expected it to be $30 like those at The Sugar Factory are. It was only $18 , so I ordered one, over my first choice of a very decorative Mai Tai for $14. Hey, I was on vacation! My lunch would consist of a chicken foccachia sandwich and fries. I could only eat half of the sandwich and the fries, because of the size of my drink, which I did manage to finish. So I needed a “to go” box! The chicken sandwich was good, but I’m not a big fan of avocados. I keep hearing that they are good for you, but I just don’t think they have that much of a taste. The chicken and everything else on the sandwich was perfect, and it smelled great. My kitchen smelled very good when I heated it up for dinner.
Now, for the lounge…..yes, there is a fire pit, and it’s kind of dark in there. There are lots of flowers and greenery. The lounge sofas look very comfortable, but I did not sit down to check them out. If you’re even close to this area of the strip, I’d advise you to stop in and check it out. It’s very hard to describe with words, and my pictures were very dark. Now, I also heard there was a “for sale” sign outside, but I did not see it. If it is sold, I hope the new owners keep it intact. It’s very unique and popular.
I will definitely visit this restaurant again. Probably for dinner the next time, or maybe just a cocktail in the lounge. As for the pricing, it was very reasonable for the Las Vegas strip. My sandwich and fries were 12.99, as were most of the other sandwiches. It looks like the prices are quite a bit higher for dinner, ranging from the low $20’s to mid $30’s. I’ve seen pictures of the dinners though, and the serving sizes are huge! I enjoyed my total experience there, and I hope others get the opportunity as well.