Black Pig Bistro
Black Pig Bistro

Black Pig Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackpigbistro.com/
  • Phone: 4034600350x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, French
  • Executive Chef: Alison Bieber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7a St.
  • Public Transit: C-Train: Bridgeland/Memorial
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample free parking surrounding Black Pig Bistro. There are free 2 and 3 hour zones during the day. All parking is free after 6pm.
A word from Black Pig Bistro
Black Pig Bistro is charming 50 seat restaurant situated in the heart of the bright community of Bridgeland. Serving European influenced bistro fare, inspired by Spanish, French and Italian cuisine, Black Pig’s menu will feature a varied mix of both classic and new dishes. Black Pig Bistro uses many ingredients that are both locally sourced and imported.



The name is derived from the Black Iberian Pig, which roams free and feeds in the vast pastures of western Spain. The Jamón Ibérico de Bellota, commonly called Pata Negra, is widely considered the cream of Spanish ham. Black Pig Bistro proudly offers a top quality dining experience with exemplary service at a moderate price.
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Black Pig Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (81)neighborhood gem (71)special occasion (43)great for lunch (34)hot spot (20)romantic (19)notable wine list (19)good for groups (18)great for brunch (11)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Very Good but $$$
    Loreto1028
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for an early Friday night dinner as it was my wife's birthday so the two of us and our two adult children. The pull was the iberico ham appetizer. The food was very good, perhaps outstanding but for $300 I expect a bit more than 1 appetizer (the iberico ham) shared amongst four, four mains, no dessert, no coffee/tea and still water. Admittedly $100 of the total bill was liquor but at that point all ratings become relative to the $ you are spending. What becomes good service perhaps isn't quite as good when the server has to look at a card to get the daily specials right. Same thing for the food: the Pork Shank was incredibly well done - if it was a $200 bill I would say outstanding but for $300 perhaps not.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A New Find
    CalgaryGeorge
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is my second visit to Black Pig, the first was on a Sunday night when it was one of the few places we found open. Both visits have been marked by outstanding and friendly service which certainly drew me back the second time. The decor is mostly black and white, clean and modern but not especially cozy. Food menu is a bit limited with a "Pig Special" and a "Fish Special" every day. The first time I had the "Pig Burger" special which was excellent although the slab of raw mozzarella was a bit too big for the burger. The pork was excellent. My second visit I had the "Pork Spareribs" special and they were very good, not too sweet or saucy, just very well prepared ribs. Definitely a bistro, worth a visit for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 14change
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A good choice in new restaraunts. Lovely decor--- very bright and airy. We didn't choose the 3 course special because of pre planned dinner plans but looked very good. Will definitely have that next time!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go try this place! You'll love it!!
    Boyfrommerthyr
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went as a group of four with my 8 year old and experienced a great dining experirience! The food was delicious and we shared our plates and got to try a bigger variety that way and I have to say that it was all really well cooked, well seasoned and super tasty. Wine list is really well assembled and has some "fun" cocktails, aperitifs and wine. We will go back for dinner for sure. You absolutely have to try the Jamon, it is absolutely life changing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible service
    missfoodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I brought my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday. We were seated 20 minutes past our reservation, and our server forgot about our entree ("Ready for dessert?" after appetizers), then ignored us for half an hour while someone else came to apologize for the wait. We never got drinks or water refilled. The food is pretty unique but doesn't make up for the service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot in yyc
    NatashaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had a great time at this new restaurant in Calgary! Service was excellent, great selection in wines and the food was delicious! Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Time at Black Pig
    JesseVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Second trip to Black Pig, for lunch rather than dinner, and once again they delivered a great meal. The French Onion grilled cheese sandwich was declared "one of the top 5 sandwiches in all of Calgary" by my foodie guest, and a thoroughly satisfied silence from our third lunch companion spoke to his deep enjoyment of the Chicken & Chorizo sandwich. Service could be polished up a bit, but it was evident the fellow was trying his best, keen to help, and it did not diminish the food or ambiance. We were approached by one of the owners to check on us, which is always pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the hype
    kjii
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The atmosphere was cheerful and chique however the hostess and server were both very awkward at their jobs. The food was good but certainly not worth the price point. My friend said his pulled pork sandwich was great ($21), and my green salad was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    JesseVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    From the space to the food The Black Pig shows a deep level of care and thought by the owners. We went there for a special occasion and were treated exceptionally well, in addition to being treated to an outstanding tasting menu. Larry S., one of the owners, was a gracious host and made us feel very welcome at Black Pig. The Jamon Iberico was a particular draw for us (and it is excellent), however the Salt Cod Tortellini stole the show in spectacular fashion. My wife and I highly recommend Black Pig for a wonderful casual upscale meal or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great potential
    simplecritic
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is a great little spot in Bridgeland. Nice decor, comfortable and welcoming and attentive service. We tried various items on the menu and shared them. All were fantastic but this is not a tapas bar and as such the selection is comparatively limited - my only issue. But try it, you'll love what they have.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely experience
    Sonbax
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great location. The food is very good and the ambience is warm and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so
    Dang
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The pork and beans was amazing but the special was no better than home cooking
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Hour
    MichVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went for happy hour for tapas and wine. The Happy Hour had only one red and one white to choose from. There were limited appetizers as tapas. The soup was good but pricey, the pasta was good but not for 26 dollars. We have been here three times hoping to be blown away and as of yet have not. It is not an actual 'Happy Hour' especially when their website suggested a lot more choices than what was offered to us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A pleasant surprise for Bridgeland. Great menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Black Pig Bistro
    luvspanish
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Disappointed in the lack of variety for a Spanish influenced restaurant it did not resemble the menus that we are used to in Spain. The meal was good but over priced. The service was excellent, prompt, friendly and helpful. For those looking for an authentic Spanish meal, the Black Pig is not the place to go.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing find
    Dave
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great little spot in Bridgeland. The menu is a love letter to all things pig. The pork and beans is particularly fantastic. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Almost everything was great. Quiet Sunday night early dinner. Liver parfait was wonderful but the salt cod tortellini was not value for money. Beef cheek and saffron risotto was executed very well as was the pork and beans. Iberico ham was a special treat but the tarimisu was only ok. Service was professional and warm and overall a great addition to Bridgeland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is not good at all!
    foodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We always like to try new places and this was on our list. But we were very disappointed. The couple that went with us also did not enjoy the food. And the price is very expensive. $21 for a burger at lunch time with no sides.
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  • Black Pig Bistro is a must visit!
    WisconsinBistroFan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I had been hearing great things about this little gem from family, and decided to make it a night. Online, the menu looks pretty basic, with some unusual items, like "Pork and Beans"!!?? At an up and coming Bistro? This I had to see. Alison Bieber, the executive chef and one of the ownership partners, is well-known in Calgary restaurant circles for her excellence in cooking, and I assumed the dish would not be the "pork and beans" you are likely thinking about right now. I was right. WOW. Ambience, preparation, tastes were superb. This little bistro is not to be missed. Try the Chicken Liver Parfait (Alison's signature dish), and the Pork and Beans (the house specialty) I highly doubt you will be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Taztastic
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Our Server was great, the food was to fantastic! Well worth another visit or two!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful little gem in Bridgeland.
    WaywardVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I was very pleased with this little gem in Bridgeland. After reading some reviews, I decided to book lunch there with a friend on a recent Friday. The ambience is definitely bistro style and they did a great job. Although we didn't have any wine, I scanned the list which appeared to have a good selection of Spanish wines which would go wonderfully with the Iberico. It was surprisingly quiet at 12:30 on a Friday, but great for an opportunity to see a friend who had been travelling for a year. The wait staff was very good. I started with the vine ripened tomato gazpacho and it was excellent. We both had the Serrano ham sandwich with Manchego cheese and some pickled vegetables on the side. Thoroughly enjoyed it all and I will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    WoodOvenGuyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is my first time at this restaurant. The food is imaginative and well prepared - the menu could have a few more choices for lunch. I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie4fun
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This review will be like many others about The Black Pig = awesome! Four of us went there on a Thursday evening. The staff was friendly and professional. The food was incredible. I would go back for the pork dogs twice a week if I could. The risotto/beef cheek was amazing. We didn't get the market pork (it was rib day), but plan to go back and try it. Would easily recommend and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Iberico ham....yummmmm!
    Grace
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We've heard so much about Black Pig Bistro that we had to check it out. The location is great with lots of parking, the decor is comfortable, bright and welcoming... and the food.... the food was delicious. My husband and I shared the Iberico Ham appetizer, and it was heaven on a plate. They served a baguette with a light tomatoe spread, combined with the slightly crispy texture of the Iberico Ham, you have perfection! My husband had the cioppini; they were generous with the seafood and combined with the wonderful smell/taste of saffron, it was a delcious golden beauty! I had the chorizo and chicken,.. three words - crispy chicken skin.... yum!! Next time, I think I'll ask for a crispy chicken skin sandwich. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • In Praise of Pork
    Toughcustomer
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    TheBlack Pig Bistro's philosophy seems to orbit around one ingredient then hoisting it up with a combination of skill and perfectly chosen accompanying ingredients. The results are worth the dedication.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adequate
    Hkirv
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great service and ambiance. Food was good but certain dishes (pork and beans) had been quite hyped up and were not really outstanding. Not bad just not amazing. I would come back for the risotto.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable lunches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is a sleek modern bistro and the food was delicious. The chicken liver pate is excellent and big enough to share as a starter. Also recommend the cioppino, grilled cheese, and the pulled pork sandwich - although the pulled pork was a little drippy. Quality of food is very high and worth the price. Also a nice selection of wines by the glass. Service was efficient and friendly. Planning to come back for dinner sometime. I predict it will become a very popular spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Amazing food and service in a great location! Will definitely return next time I'm in Calgary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service n Good Food
    CTax
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were there on a later Saturday evening. What a great place! We enjoyed the food esp the pork dogs ( the basil pesto... Omg) and the wonderful service!! It's staff sets it apart! They were friendly n knowledgeable!! A great new place in Bridgeland.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a great experience, both service and food wise. Our only complaint was the restaurants inability, or lack of willingness, to substitute an item off of a particular dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ethelVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food was superb. Menu different than other bistros. Our server was friendly and attentive. Wine choice was expensive, however one could choose three different amounts for individual servings which was very useful. The bistro is new to the area, it is bright and open. Typical bistro so no floor or window coverings which made the noise level high especially as there was a large jolly party in that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert Needs Tweaking
    doncommando
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    As a family, we ordered, pretty much, the entire lunch menu that weekend and enjoyed majority of our order. The Jamon Iberico with the baguettes and the chicken liver parfait were the best appetizers, while the mushroom soup was quite tasty. I had the saffron risotto which was great; the marscapone added a good finish. The main event was that cornmeal red snapper; crisp on the outside yet flaky on the inside. A combination of the two would be stellar! The dessert was where they fell flat as I wasn't a fan of the passion fruit panna cotta (why put rainbow sprinkles? I didn't get that and added nothing to the dish) and the chocolate cake was so-so. I think they should serve the peanut butter ice cream by itself though. - Don
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but...
    explorer
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Lunch menu is simple and the one thing two in my party wanted they were out of. The chicken sandwich. The decor is nice and spacious. Prices are reasonable though food is good but not great. Service was fast but so was the bill. Felt rushed and hurried.
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  • First time
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had heard from several sources that this restaurant was worth trying. Though food was fresh and prepared well, it was not impressive as i was expecting.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Pig has Potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a very tasty lunch, nicely plated. We felt our server was in a bit of a rush; we were not offered dessert or coffee and were brought the bill before we asked for it. Hospitality could use a little attention - someone at the door when you arrive and a thank you on leaving.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pork done well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    They understand how to cook pork! Flavours blended so well, it was an wonderful eating experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicetime
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Went in for Sunday lunch staff / owner very friendly. Waitress was very knowledgable, friendly and accommodation when it came to taking pictures. Pork and beans (porcetta) was delish must have is the jamon iberico fantastic thank you once again had a great time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • megd
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Went for a birthday celebration and the food was delicious. We couldn't decide who ordered best because it was all great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First and Final
    littleman
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Overall, the presentation of all the dishes is way better than the actual taste. Nothing to wow. For Market Fish, I expected it will be “fresh” but obviously it has been frozen for a while. For the price and the food quality, there is better choice in Calgary.
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  • Neighbourhood gem
    Dotc
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It's nice to have a casual good food place open in the neighbourhood. Food was tasty service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate