The Pig
The Pig

The Pig

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepigdc.com/
  • Phone: 2022902821x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Friday: 11:30 am - 4 pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm

    Happy Hour:
    Daily, At the Bar, 3:00pm - 7:00pm

    Closed for Lunch Monday-Thursday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Barbecue, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Bonk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact Andy Phan, aphan@eatwelldc.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact Andy Phan, aphan@eatwelldc.com
  • Private Party Contact: Andy Phan 2026179869x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th between N and Rhode Island
  • Public Transit: Red Line, Dupont Circle Metro Location. The Pig is 5 Blocks east and 2 blocks south. Blue & Orange Lines, McPherson Square Metro Location. The Pig is 5 blocks north.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Colonial Parking on P St. between 14th and 15th St. next to Lululemon & Pitango. Washington Plaza Hotel at 14th St. and Thomas Circle. Attended lot on east side of 14th St. between P and Q St. next to Posto.
A word from The Pig
The Pig serves handcrafted food & drink, pork centric and respect the whole animal. We are local and seasonal and feature vegetables from our farm in La Plata MD. Our plates are designed for sharing and are inspired by rustic dishes from around the world. We create unique cocktails and offer American craft beers and eco-friendly wines. We strive to challenge and comfort you. Explore & enjoy the experience.
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The Pig reviews from OpenTable diners
205 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (154)neighborhood gem (112)good for groups (79)great for brunch (52)hot spot (43)special occasion (35)great for lunch (33)vibrant bar scene (21)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (15)romantic (11)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Even good for vegetarians!
    Veggie
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Went with another vegetarian friend of mine (yes, veggies can eat here too). We basically ordered every veggie dish on the menu. They were all amazing (except the mustard greens which were just OK). The Mac and Cheese is insanely good, as is the smoked tofu dish. Also, I never eat dessert, but we finished up with the toffy pudding and it was possibly the best dessert of my life. You get this chocolate toffy pudding to dip in ice cream and then dip all of that in some maple bourbon? It was DECADENT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food For Pork Lovers
    MDCollectorVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Of which I am one! Face bacon was terrific. Shrimp and grits good too. Desert fantastic. Setting was not fancy - didn't expect it to be - but they could cut back a bit on things like pig decor in the bathroom.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I brought my family in for a little graduation celebration and it was great! The food was amazing and the service was stellar. The Face bacon is a MUST order, but consider it for dessert, it's that good! Everything we had was great but be warned, the Shwarma sandwich is big, you'll definitely get your money's worth with that one. The One Big Ball was also a table favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pork Extravaganza
    WillieVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    If you like pork, this is your place. Lots of variety - and the ham was probably the best I've ever eaten. Biggest disappointment of the night was that they were out of the face bacon which is supposed to be one of the best things on the menu. However, the Sticky Toffee Pudding (very cake like) with vanilla gelato) was possibly the best dessert I have ever had anywhere. Be sure to try it - you will not be disappointed. Prices were very reasonable - dinner for four with a few drinks and dessert was < $125.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Come Here for Bacon, of Course
    MissD
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We picked The Pig for brunch, because we love bacon on Sunday and why not, the menu looked appetizing. It's not a fancy place. The waitress said it was decorated like a farmhouse. We thought more like a barn. No matter, it was clean and comfortable. The service was very good. The waitress was attentive and the food arrived all at once and timely. We tried their version of the bloody Mary. Be forewarned, it is spicy, but not overwhelming. It comes with bacon, of course. We tried a range of food-all good, but we knew we broke our diet that day: Hickory BBQ sandwich--the truffle crust Mac & Cheese is awesome; pulled pork Benedict quite tasty, but don't count your cholesterol; mushroom ragu; and BBQ risb and egg. We enjoyed and would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Wmpi
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Every bit was better than the last, simply amazing meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meaty fare
    AussiesInUSA
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The Pig was everything two weary travellers from the land down under could hope for. Welcoming staff, hearty yet thoughtful menu and magnificent beers. Our server was a delight and guided us through the menu and we dined on the Haggis, the Bacon Peaches, the shank and the hickory BBQ. A delight for the palette. Beers to match as well!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • server annoying
    NotCsitsmaVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The server was right out of a Saturday Night Live skit constantly bothering us. I like server attention but we thought we were being punked how much she kept coming by to annoy us. Food is average here and portions are too small for the price.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piggy dinner
    Kevin
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The menu is unapologetically piggy, but delicious and interesting. The server was attentive and helpful. One of our party has an allergy: the restaurant gave us a copy of the menu with the problematic dishes crossed out and went out of their way to be sure that there wouldn't be a problem, which was greatly appreciated.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pig vs vegetarian (Pig won)
    CatzmotherVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    So, honestly, going to a "snout to tail" resturant seems odd for a vegetarian. However, the options at Pig were better than most veggie friendly places. The food was delicious, fresh and unique. I loved the grilled carrots, the trufle mac and cheese was sin on a plate and the salad was just the right size. Everything was made better by our fabulous, friendly, attentive server JESSIE. He was a delight and his presense made the experience all the better. There was a lot of meat options for those in my group that were in for the whole pig and they were not disappointed. Happy campers all around.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it
    eatiVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Food was terrific and so was the service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • snout to tail done right
    Mary
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I usually do not go back to the same restaurant twice in one month given the number of new fun restaurants there are to try in DC. However, The Pig has an extraordinary brunch that any pork fan can appreciate. The food is amazing and pork is cooked to perfection but the star of brunch is their bacon bloody mary.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite on 14th
    FattycriticVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. If you love pork, you'll find so many fantastic ways to enjoy it here. I live a few blocks away and it's a local gem. The bridge and tunnel haven't discovered it yet so you can still get reservation without waiting hours like most of the places on 14th, which is a rarity.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snout to tail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    it's good for an intro to snout-to-tail pig eating. good beers/drinks to go with some good food, but of course it is pricey.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great time!
    karalukeVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    What an interesting place- we had a great time and totally enjoyed the food. Love, love, LOVED our server Jesse… he was very helpful & honest with his recommendations, was prompt in his service without hovering, and was super fun. We talked about going back to get the fantastic sticky toffee pudding the very next night. Fantastic… nose to tail.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well Done
    BreezerMom
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Each of our three meals were excellently prepared and unique. I would definitely recommend. It's very casual, reasonably priced and has a very tasty, spicy bloody Mary.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply amazing
    Stephanie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We showed up 20 minutes early for our reservation and were still promptly seated -- the first plus. The restaurant, while brimming with people, seemed neither crowded nor loud and had a kitschy feel to it that I really loved. Our server was prompt and attentive, and even made sure I was safe where my gluten-free needs are concerned. And the food!!! It was so good, my friend and I ate off each others' plates the entire time -- we really loved everything we ordered. (Except he didn't like the brains, but that's a sort of love-it-or-leave-it kind of food.) We'll be going there again, perhaps for their Bourbon Happy Hour, and definitely for brunch!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaraunt
    veeeeee06VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    truly a gem in washington dc! loved all the menu items, everything my friends and i got were good. would definitely come back here again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great neighborhood foodie joint.
    Martha
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    What a terrific time. We were the problem reservation who changes arrival time at the last minute, and is a party of ten - five adults, five kids age range 11-19. The Pig staff could not have been more pleasant and helpful. We had happy hour noshes for a bit, ordered dinner at 5, and everyone was happy, even the picky eaters, who LOVED the mac and cheese. Renata was unflappable and kind, and took very good care of us. The Pig's small plates are really great for such a large group, and encourage everyone to try different things. One of our number has Celiac disease, and Renata was completely on top of what items on the menu were safe for him, which was a lot of the menu. We very much appreciated not needing to guess on that.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pig Eater Heaven
    Gspot
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Really amazing cocktail list, good, new, refreshing flavors. Always an eclectic scene both in the restaurant and in the plate, ribs, tails, face, ears, etc Great pairing options both for wine and beer drinkers. Many vegetarian options for our Hindi colleague to choose from.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty food, fun atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Loved The Little Pig platter appetizer. Our party loved the bourbon bloody mary. Not cheap and cost adds up. Bbq pork sandwich was fantastic, waffles were tasty, pig benedict was yummy and salad was amazing with complex flavors. We waited a long time for our food and our waiter brought us some thick cut bacon-yum! Would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised!
    TdineVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Don't let the casual atmosphere fool you. The Pig has a gourmet touch. If you like pork, you have to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Loved the spicy BBQ pig tails!! Must order. Like the best ribs you've ever had, but with a different bone structure. Little Pig (charcuterie), Chinese glazed pork belly, and Face Bacon were all winners. The daily special was risotto made with marrow and topped with pig brain was under done and chewy. Flavor was fine, but texture was all off. We were with a wine crowd and didn't try the cocktails, but they seem very good and interesting. The bottle wine selection is varied and reasonably price. We had a nice bottle of California viognier. Then we made the mistake of ordering a half a carafe of the house white wine. A nearly tasteless pinot gris served way too cold. It was even tasteless when we let it warm up, so pass on the jug wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Concept Mediocre Execution
    IsThereTequilaInThisVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I'm all for decadent food but no matter what the quality of the ingredients or the fundamental nature of them (i.e., pork), basic cooking execution still needs happen. In my case I ordered an Asian-style dish (doesn't appear to be on the menu anymore) and pork cheeks. The Asian-style dish was massively oversalted and the flavor was way too "in your face." I've had pork cheeks before but I took one bite of The Pig's pork cheeks and almost spit it out -- there's gamey then there's something wrong with the dish. The waitress promptly removed them from the bill. The service was decent, not great. Long periods where the waitress would disappear. On a positive note, the drinks were pretty good, albeit slightly overpriced.
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  • Pigging out
    FattycriticVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    You enjoy all things pork, you'll love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place
    Joseph124VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    An almost all-pork restaurant (there are a few other selections on the menu) is clever, but what's more important is that the chefs really can cook. A special of risotta with marrow was very good, as was the roasted cauliflower. Pig cheek was great, and the service was attentive. Get there early and snag a table near the windows, far away from the bar, if you want low-keyed conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better last time
    Aefriedm
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I went to the Pig a year ago and it was absolutely wonderful. This time the food was still good but not nearly as high quality as last time.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Pig doesn't stink
    Snowbug
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    My husband and I went here on date night and loved it, especially since it is a casual place. Our server, Dylan, was very knowledgable and spot on with his recommendations..I would recommend the Olivia for a cocktail and their very pricey Manhattan..both excellent. We shared the Little Pig and 4 veggie sides. All was just perfect. We both loved the potato salad and did not expext to. All in all, the Pig was yummy with wonderful service. Our only beef was a family who was chasing their todder around all evening until he pulled a big curtain down. Then they figured they had better leave. We go out to get away from our tot at dinner. Humorous and obnoxious. But we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night at the pig
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    loved the concept (homegrown pig, used nose to tail). Restaurant was welcoming, upbeat without being too loud. An electic crowd. The menu is pork-oriented fun but also worked for those who don't like pork (well, except for a bit of bacon!) Truffle mac and cheese is best ever. Great bourbon list. Informal and yet special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Big
    MSchmidt
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    They have a great big tasting board that was excellent, after that everything was just good. The tails needed to be rendered more. The vegetables were really good, hard to mess them up. The drinks were quite good. Overall it was good; they have the potential to be great.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was an amazing experience,
    Jeff
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    It was an amazing experience, waiter was very polite and knowledgable! Food was out of bounds fantastic......it just makes me sad that The Pig is not located in the city where I live!:(
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  • Superb
    GraniteState
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The best manhattan one can find, and wonderful ribs.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I don't usually write reviews,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I don't usually write reviews, but The Pig was absolutely fantastic--one of the all-around best meals I've had in DC in a very long time. My friend and I shared a bunch of dishes and two desserts, and there was not a single misstep. In fact, every dish was worth coming back for. Particular standouts were the porchetta char siu, the braised cheeks, and the prawns with squid ink aioli. I wished I could have taken a jar of that aioli home with me. The service was also perfectly attentive and helpful without being overbearing, and the bourbon cocktails were delicious.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for vegetarians
    MissAmy1214VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This was our second time at The Pig and it was just as great as the first. The small plates are perfectly suited for sharing and the diverse offering of pig dishes has something to offer everyone. The drink menu is also packed with cocktails, beers, and wines but not too overwhelming with choices. Add to all of this, great service - our waitress was wonderful (I wish I could remember her name).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Be bold, be brave, eat The Pig!
    SolefudVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Don't let the more adventurous porcine parts perrturb you. This place has food for everyone and it all tastes great! When. I I'm nearby I've found impossible to go anywhere else. Bon Appétit little piggies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    KimbyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Swine butter. It came with the bread and was a delightful start to our meal at The Pig. I ordered the braised pork cheek, which was delicious and tender. Although the waiter told us to order two items per person, I think I would have been fine with just the cheek and didn't necessarily need the veggie side that I got. Portions were larger than the waiter described. I will definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MidwestFarmer
    MidwestFarmer
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The Pig is a very eclectic use of the pork. For a group of people from a Midwest agriculture college, we enjoyed the way the food was prepared and it tasted great. We all agreed that The Pig used just about every part of the pig in its menu. The staff was great and the atmosphere is great for groups. They accommodated our group, even when we added more people beyond our reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sausage plate was soso. Ribs
    fussyazVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    sausage plate was soso. Ribs were dry. Small plate lived to its name "small"
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  • Food and Bourbon
    SeptemberVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    What makes The Pig good for groups is that the menu is based on small plates for sharing. Our group of four ordered ten dishes and everyone got to sample each of the plates. Many of the plates came with tasty garnishes like house-made pickles, pickled chard, etc. The Little Pig (charcuterie) was a hit as were the bacon-wrapped apples. The "off-the-menu" Bobotie was excellent, but the Porchetta was fattier than we would have liked (though the polenta base was nice). The crispy Brussels sprouts were very good, but we weren't as wild about the vegetable cassoulet. The bourbon flights (4 samples for $7) were spectacular and the beer selections were good. Service was excellent - prompt and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I went there with my wife for our 5th year anniversary this past Sunday and it was the best brunch we've had in a very long time. The food was delicious, the drinks were spectacular and the staff was very friendly and warm and on the constant look out for our excitement and overall satisfaction. Bacon infused bourbon bloody Marys with a slice of bacon sticking out, thick cut bacon appetizers with maple syrup and a fabulous country style mustard and chicken fried pork and waffles, all of it was delicious. And it was reasonably priced, the place was crowded with people enjoying themselves and having a great time and everything, from the set up, to the wall decorations made it a wonderful anniversary brunch even more wonderful. Thanks Pig
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.