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314 W. 11th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Greenwich St.
love it here
By jaymay on 10/18/2006
great food in a fun laid back atmosphere-the burger & gnudi are a must and for dessert the banoffe (spelling? it's the bananna dessert) is incredible-the bartenders are always friendly as are the staff who seat you-the table waitstaff is always great too-it is usually crowded and noisy (in a good way) so make sure you go with fun people
Stay Far Away!
By mgdnyc on 11/28/2005
The menu is completely different than the one advertised on their website and the portions are ridiculously small. No distinction between appetizers and entrees except cost. Service was horrible. Half our party had to sit on tiny stools, the other half next to a cold & drafty window. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this overrated and overhyped place.
You got punked!!!
By peter71 on 11/28/2005
We had a terrible experience. After all the hype I was very excited to have dinner at the Spotted Pig. What a huge disappointment!! Very limited menue (a bar menue at best), tiny portions, uncomfortable seating, a host who is "too cool for school". I can't understand the hype at all. During dinner I waited for Ashton Kutcher to show up and tell our group: YOU GOT PUNKED! That's how bad it was.
Don't bother eating here
By aga707 on 3/3/2005
On a recent mid-week visit, a few friends and I experienced the worst meal in years. The service is unpleasant, the wait was almost 2 hours, and the food was horrible. Appetizers are okay (nothing to write home about) but the entrees are terrible. The steak was very salty and full of fat. The Spotted Pig is definitely not worth the wait!
the beauty of nyc
By romolo on 12/23/2004
I love arriving to NYC and realizing the beauty of nightlife here. What the Spotted Pig accomplishes from location to wine and food is pub-grub at its finest. What a glorious treat! A rare breed in bridging bar and restaurant compatible lifestyles. I can't wait to return. I had a magical experience. Thanks Joe!
By bigrog on 10/15/2004
I was lucky enough to go to the spotted pig on a monday night whilst on my first ever trip to NY!I live in London and own a small pub called the Cats Back. I have run it for over ten years. Over this time I have seen the disappearance of the once cherished traditional boozer only to be replaced by chains of faceless places run by employees,no community spirit, no guv'nor as we might say. Character that can be purchased and fitted out in a day...All of a sudden i,m in a pub in New York the guv'nor spinning about in the middle doing his best to keep everyone entertained, good beer, lovely looking food(though I didn't eat),nice and busy,pretty girls and an atmosphere I would be more than happy to have back home. It's a tricky business, I know, and I thought this was a first class job and I will definitely be going back there. By the way, I loved New York, Thankyou all
By memnova on 9/25/2004
Let me just say that the fries here are the best in New York. Period. I will personally lobby for them to win that category whenever NY Metro does the next "best of..." issue. The fries are thin, crispy, and perfectly spiced. You can get them on the side, or better yet, order the hamburger topped simply with delicious gruyere. This is the dish to order when going to the Spotted Pig, which has become one of my favorite fun restaurants in New York. The spotted pig hanging outside should let you know that! I have never had to wait too long. I also like the relaxed atmosphere--jeans will do just fine. The only thing that annoys me is the no-reservation policy for groups under six. If you don't mind waiting at the bar, which has a nice selection of wines by the glass, then you'll be fine. But then again it's also open until 2 am, which makes late-night munchies (those fries...) easily accessible.
Rude Service, Average Food
By Dkeisman on 9/7/2004
My experience mirrors that of the other reviewers, a rude manager/hostess, indifferent service and food that was not worth having to endure the service. All of the public relations and celebrity investors aren't going to help if the chef-owner doesn't create an environment that will make people want to return.
typical village restaurant
By HarrisWelger on 6/15/2004
cramped seating,stools for chairs good for the young and hip.
Slow from the beginning
By Nedra on 5/20/2004
I was the first of a party of 4 to arrive. The hostess stood outside the restaurant and did not greet me (I had to ask the bar tender who does the seating). She said she couldn't seat me until my party was here so I had a drink at the bar. After 10 minutes she seated another person that just walked in on the last empty table for four BEFORE her party was there - and told me and my friends that had arrived that it would take another 30-40 minutes to seat us. The other person was still alone at her table. When I pointed that out to the hostess, she did not appologize, she just said, well, yes, you were here before her! It can't be more unprofessional. Neither of us will go back to try the food.
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