• Critics’ Pick
  • The Spotted Pig

  • Gastropub Irish/English Italian $21-$38
  • 314 W. 11th St.
    New York, NY 10014
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-620-0393
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With some help from close friend and consigliere Mario Batali, a chef recommended by Jamie Oliver, and a cadre of high-profile music-business investors, A&R executive Ken Friedman opened The Spotted Pig in the 100-seat West Village premises formerly occupied by Le Zoo. But don’t call it a restaurant: The Pig, despite an Italian-accented menu crafted by English expat April Bloomfield, late of London’s esteemed River Cafe and fresh on the heels of a stint last summer at Chez Panisse, belongs to that British subgenre called the "gastro-pub," a bar serving simple, straightforward food. Bloomfield’s interpretation transcends the steak-and-kidney-pie norm with crispy pork belly in broth with vegetables & fried squash blossom, or radish salad with basil and parmesan. Friedman, a Los Angeles native who says he’s enthralled by atmospheric New York taverns, justifies the "pub" part of the equation with a 100-bottle wine list, two cask-conditioned beers, and the compulsory Irish stout—an offering, no doubt, for bands that prefer to drink their dinner.

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  • Hours

    Mon-Fri, noon-2am Sat-Sun, 11am-2am

  • Prices

    $21-$38

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Bar Scene Lunch Notable Chef Notable Wine List Brunch - Weekend Hot Spot Reservations Not Required Private Dining/Party Space Classic NY Late-Night Dining

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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