Peppercorn Set for Wayne Opening

By Danya Henninger  |  August 28, 2013

On Tuesday, September 3, the Lancaster Avenue space in Wayne that was previously home to Georges’ will open as Peppercorn. The refined American restaurant is a venture from Herb and Karen Lotman, who were partners with Georges Perrier in the previous venture. For the new establishment, they’ve brought on chef David Murray, who worked under Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Borgata’s Water Club.

Peppercorn will serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, and Murray has crafted a wide-ranging menu of American favorites. Barnegat scallops, roasted chicken wings, crab cakes, pork chops, Atlantic salmon, cheesesteak egg rolls - the list is guaranteed to please Main Line businessfolk and families alike. Black Angus burgers, freshmade pastas and wood-oven pizzas add even more options. Prices range from $8-$48, with sandwiches hovering $12 and entrees averaging $34.

The interior has been renovated and - in addition to “a wall of artisan-crafted pepper mills” that speak to the restaurant name - has several distinct dining spaces with a variety of atmospheres. Mullen Interior did the design in collaboration with co-owner Karen Lotman, and it features textured and printed fabrics throughout to create a rustic-elegant look. There’s a fireplace in the main dining room, oversized windows in the garden room and dark wood exposed beams over the bar.

Speaking of the bar, general manager Aaron Kavulich created the cocktail list and stocked the cellar with wines from around the world. Peppercorn aims to please all comers, whether you stop in for a work lunch, swing by for a casual drink and snack or are ready to splurge on an elegant dinner.

Peppercorn will be open for lunch 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Tuesday-Friday; for dinner 5:30-10 PM, Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30-11 PM, Friday-Saturday and 5:30-9 PM, Sunday; and brunch 11 AM-2 PM, Sunday.

503 West Lancaster Ave., Wayne; 610-964-2588