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314 W. 11th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Greenwich St.
yummy but long wait
By bengoshi on 1/16/2008
I came here for a late lunch-early dinner. The food was really delicious. I came with 3 others and sampled the prosciutto tart, steak, gnudi, a lentil and arugula salad, and the haddock chowder. My favorite was the prosciutto tart and the salad! The steak was mediocre. I had bitter buckwheat porter beer with my meal. We waited an hour and twenty minutes to be seated, but when we were, the waiter was understanding and service was fast. Overall I was satisfied. The food was great. If they accept reservations, you should definitely make one because the wait here can be long and waiters zip back and forth with food in front of you (there is nowhere reasonable to wait except between the table and bars). This place,second to Silent h, are my top two favorite restaurants in NYC.
The Spotted Pig
By Maggielake on 10/26/2007
I came in to NY for a weekend of fun, and my daughter, who lives there, took us to The Spotted Pig. I had the best hamburger with blue cheese dressing I've ever had! Loved the whole thing!
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
The Pig Pours a Perfect Pint!
By pauljd on 4/3/2004
The Pig is a great local pub that is equally perfect for a post-work beer or a leisurely Sunday evening pint. The food is always incredibly good. The staff is fabulous, friendly and low-key - if only the same could be said for all of the customers!
Excellent, but No Coddling for the Spoiled.
By haldan on 7/17/2011
Some of the reviewers here should probably look up what a gastropub is. The spotted pig serves absolutely delicious food, albeit with a lean towards casual dining. It is most certainly does not operate as a "fancy restaurant". Unfortunately, many of its customers come in with a false sense of entitlement, expecting special treatment. The staff is smart, funny, and well informed. They will not however, bow to the arrogance of many New York diners - and why should they? The food here is rustic and hearty- not precious in the least. The decor is cozy and warm, there isn't an inch of free space anywhere on the walls. This is a place you should come to feel relaxed and have good time. Also, one reviewer seemed to be misinformed about the burger policy - while they will NOT give you lettuce, tomato or mayo - they are happy to give you bottles of mustard and ketchup to enjoy with their shoestring fries. The rosemary is not "thrown in" as the reviewer put it, but rather it's lightly fried itself, making it melt right into the mountain of fries. A burger with Roquefort cheese may not be for everyone, but no one is forcing you to order it! While The Spotted Pig may be missing some of the hoity toidy attitude some spoiled NYC diners expect to find there, there is no shortage of that magic ingredient another reviewer said was missing. But it's true, the Spotted Pig has no love for a-hole customers who expect to be coddled like children.
By evillage2 on 7/1/2010
I've only ever had a problem once here out of I don't know...30. They didn't cook my fish properly, which sucks cuz that was a wasted piece of fish! WTF? Anyway, April Bloomfield is the best. I've never met her, but have eaten at all her places. But the Pig still has me coming. Its somewhat pricey, those salads oh how I wish they would go down at least $2. But all her salads are fantastic, its called the Pig but the salads are good: radish, carrot, or apple cheddar. And however I ask for the burger to be cooked its spot on. I loved their gazpacho during the summer, and lentil salad in winter. When they cook rabbit or quail get it! The desserts are simple and rather small but definitely satisfying after all that food. Maybe I wish they had more offal. I gather that they would be extremely good at that being an English place.
By connect on 5/22/2008
The first time I tried to eat at The Spotted Pig, the wait was so long that I ended up leaving to get fish and chips at A Salt & Battery. Fortunately, the next visit I decided to wait it out. My girlfriend and I shared Devils on Horseback, the Gnudi, and a burger. The Devils on Horseback (prune and pear wrapped in bacon) were DELICIOUS. The Gnudi were light and tasty, and the burger was one of the best I've had in New York so far. I am definitely going back, even if I have to wait an hour to get in!
Best burger. Ever.
By mmqmagoo on 2/15/2008
Yes, it was loud, yes it was crowded, and yes, it took an hour to get a table. But the place has great atmosphere, attentive (if a bit surly) service, and really the best burger and fries I've ever had. At $17, it's probably the priciest burger I've ever had, but so delicious I didn't mind. Our meal was nicely offset by an inexpensive French red that turned out to be fantastic. Great place to grab drinks - and don't miss the burger!
By meggo_nyc on 10/26/2007
I love the atmosphere, non pretentious and wonderful food. Get the burger - it's amazing.
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!
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