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The Black Pig
The Black Pig

The Black Pig Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://theblackpigcleveland.com/
  • Phone: (216) 862-7551
  • Hours of Operation: Monday Closed
    Tuesday - Thursday 4pm - 10pm, Bar until 12am
    Friday 4pm - 12am, Bar until 2am
    Saturday 12pm - 12am, Bar until 2am
    Sunday Brunch 11am - 4pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Nowak
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bridge Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Over 500 free parking spaces located directly behind the restaurant, street parking, and neighborhood valet available on the weekends.
A word from The Black Pig
The Black Pig, in Ohio City's Market District, specializes in seasonal, French inspired cuisine in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Executive Chef and owner, Michael Nowak sources the freshest ingredients from local farms for his changing seasonal menu. Enjoy the vibrant night life of Cleveland's premier food and dining district. The Black Pig boasts an impressive bar program featuring creative, hand crafted cocktails, American craft beers, and unique boutique wines. Enjoy city skyline views while dining or drinking on our elevated patio, a first for Ohio City.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I've had bruch here 3 times now and every time it's fantastic. Amazing food, great service, it's really all you need!! The pork belly is to die for, just FYI."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The Black Pig has a great menu with a good selection of unique pork offerings. The Pork Belly is a must try, we loved it. Come for HAppy Hour and a stay for dinner or just have the Happy Hour food for a full meal. We'llbe back again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were the first diners to arrive for lunch Saturday, yet our experience was milquetoast at best. My mother ordered a pop, which was flat. We informed the waitress, who explained the carbonation was out in their machine, and substituted a canned tea instead. I had Caeasar salad and found the dressing sparse at best, which was good, since it had an strong taste of anchovies. We also got a cheese plate, which came with three cheeses, a rhubarb compote and sliced beet. The portions on the plate were extremely tiny, considering. Additionally, the waitress told us she would be bringing us some bread when she delivered our food, but the bread never arrived. The experience was disappointing on all levels."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food. Bahn Mi is my personal favorite. I tried the Croque Madame once and it was really good too. Great place for happy hour."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My husband and I were looking to dine somewhere in Ohio City that we haven't been before. We came across The Black Pig on Open Table and from reviewing the menu thought we would give it a shot. We had an early dinner reservation, before 6PM, and wound up being one of 2-3 tables sat at the time. Because of that it was pretty quiet in the restaurant, which was nice. The kitchen is open to the dining area in which guests can basically see their food being prepared. We were impressed with how quiet the chefs were as they prepared our food, a sign that they really know what they are doing! Our service was fast and friendly, and the food was very good. Definitely more of a hand out type place with friends over a romantic dinner. Over all pleased."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our dinner was delicious and presentation was great, service was very prompt, courteous, friendly and great in offering suggestions. Our group of eight was very satisfied. Looking forward to going back again. The chef, Brian came to our table and was very welcoming."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Wonderful, unique brunch menu with an awesome energetic local band!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Nice rooftop morning dining. Plenty of classic brunch options as well as creative choices."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had an early dinner on patio. Pork rinds, fries, trout and duck....all very good! Lovely carmenere wine too!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Sat in the booth in the front , sunshine it was very warm they need some shades"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great Father's Day Brunch! The food was delicious (awesome Bloody Mary's) and the service was great. The only thing I didn't care for was the noise level. There was a band playing and it was unnecessarily loud for the few people who were there."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Gods was great, portion was small and service was not that great"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The service was excellent, attentive without being intrusive and pleasantly easy going. We decided to have the chef's tasting menu and were very pleased! Five courses were included. Our server checked with us to see if we had any restrictions or special requests. The duck breast my husband had a taste for was included as our main entree. Our dinner opened with a fresh green salad dressed with a creme fraiche dressing. Then on to what was probably our favorite course....braised pork belly! So tasty we both savored every fatty but scrumptious bite! Trout with a clarified bacon fat infused broth came next, then duck breast done perfectly, ending with a different dessert for each of us.....which was fun to share!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I had high expectations for The Black Pig, but the experience - from food to service to atmosphere - was average at best. The place was extremely dark and cold. The menu seemed rather sparse. The food was fine, but forgettable. I would not tell people NOT to go to The Black Pig, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, either."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Went for date night because the menu looked great and the reviews were good. We were not disappointed. our server was quite slow but its totally forgivable because the food was worth it. We did the chefs tasting menu, which is five courses for $45. Plenty of food, good variety, all excellent. my personal favorite was the pan seared trout. The pork belly was also delicious. Would strongly recommend it to anybody looking for a special night. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Beautiful evening to eat outside, so we chose the rooftop dining which was very nice.Our drink order was taken (vodka martini). when we rec'd them, both my husband and I thought they were quite heavy with vermouth. Our server, Fay, (who I have to say was a wonderful server and made our dinner very enjoyable.!) did return our drinks and brought them back tasting better (then to find out that we were charged extra per drink, probably to add vodka) I ordered the mushroom sausage & ratatouille side & my husband ordered pork schnitzel & frites.The sausage & schnitzel were tasty, however dry. Ratatouille was so/so but the frites were very good. Seeing other orders, we felt we made the wrong selections. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Wonderful. We eat here every two or three weeks. After 1.5 years, not a single disappointing meal."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our server was just the right amount of friendly and helpful and she gave us great advice on the menu. Four of us each ordered a different entree and they were all excellent, the meat done to perfection. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great food and service was pleasant. Our server wasn't knowlegeable about the wine list but we still had a fine experience. Definitely will make another visit here. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The Black Pig has always been one of our favorite places in Cleveland for both a night on the town and special occasions. The food is innovative and well executed (get the chef's tasting!), the space is great and the service is always top notch. We went for brunch on Mother's Day for the first time and, once again, we were completely blown away. The menu takes such a unique and modern twist on brunch, with a killer cocktail menu to go with it. The Black Pig is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was our first time at the Black Pig and we will return. The food was excellent, but the service was slow and the server not very attentive. We ordered a round of cocktails after being seated and it took 15- 20 minutes for the cocktails to arrive. That delay put an initial damper on the evening, but when the food arrived the quality helped mitigate the initial disappointment. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Elevated patio is very unique. Pork entrees are excellent, both double cut grilled pork chop and pork schnitzel with fried egg. Duck breast was succulent, prepared just right, medium rare. Caesar salad was not traditional, and a bit weak, needing romaine and more garlicky dressing. Service was efficient, friendly and welcoming."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food and preparation rival most restaurants in the SF Bay Area. What a gem to find this wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Glutton Brunch & Porc Frites with Eggs along with their DELICIOUS Homebrewn Coffee! The Glutton Brunch consisted of an AWESOME Braised Pork Belly; Party-in-your-mouth-filled-with-flavor Homemade Sausage; Garlic Bread-Tasting Toast; Great Herb Omelette; Good Pate; & Just Right Brunch Potatoes! The Porc Frites with Eggs & Fries was just as DELICIOUS! The Sunny Side Up Eggs were cooked PERFECTLY! The Braised Pork Belly was TENDER, JUICY, & FLAVORFUL! The real surprise in the dish were the fries covered in cheese & sitting in this TOO GOOD GRAVY!!! We asked for some of that Gravy to go, how good it was. We were charged $1 for it, but it was worth it. The coffee was a light roast & PERFECT to wash down all the food! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "really... we love this place! The place is running on all cylinders. We got there around 5pm on a Saturday and practically had the place to ourselves - so my thought is the place is jamming around 8pm. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We now go to The Black Pig every two weeks. Always wonderful. Indeed, we must stop ourselves from going every week."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great place with great food. This place is a must try! The offerings are unique and delicious! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food was amazing. The drinks were also very good. We got the steak and frites which I would definitely get again. We got the pork belly as an appetizer and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "As a family we decided to go out to lunch for Easter in lieu of making a traditional meal of ham. We were not disappointed at all. All three of us enjoyed our meals. I had the French Toast & it was devine. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Cool spot, delicious food, great service, yummy drinks. Sticky pig was a tasty drink and I'm not a huge bourbon fan. Roasted trout was delicious. Great service. Well done, Cleveland."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here for our anniversary and will be back for sure. We had to change our reservation to early dinner at 5:00 and had obviously beaten the crowd. Our service was great and the only complaint we had was that the sun was coming in the front window at a blinding angle. But overall, our food and drinks were great. It's a white tablecloth type restaurant in a very casual atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Had the Toad, Rabbit + Pork rind as appetizers - set the tone well for the meal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Good food. Interesting and different drinks. Knowledgeable server who knew it was one of our birthdays (don't think anyone even told her!) and brought a yummy truffle dessert for us to share."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I live in Ohio City and had wanted to check out The Black Pig for ages. I'm so glad we finally went, and we will definitely be going back. The food was visually beautiful and equally delicious. My Flower Power cocktail was perfect. Our server was a doll. I can't stop obsessing about the pork belly we started off with. Nom."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I received a gift card, so my boyfriend and I visited for a belated Valentine's Day dinner. The beer list was eclectic; the food selection was unique. We thought the service was attentive and friendly. The food was of excellent quality; there are some unusual flavor combinations that are wonderful. The portions are not large, but enough to satisfy one's appetite. Just several other features that we noted--there is no bread; it would have been nice to have warm crusty French bread with the meal. We were a bit puzzled by the "theme" that the restaurant was trying to convey. Yes, there was a picture of a large black pig on the wall! However, the wait staff was dressed in flannel shirts; the menus looked like office files, the font was tiny."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I wanted to plan something special for my husband's birthday and a friend recommend The Black Pig. From the moment we walked in we could feel the positive energy. We were greeted with smiles, service was great, the chef/ owner came over to talk to us. We ordered the Chef's tasting. We had 5 of the best courses of food we've ever eaten. We rated our dinner in the top 20 meals we have ever eaten, including those we loved in Europe. The whole experience was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was very delicious! The ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner or just a chill atmosphere for friends to hang. The place is very clean and the staff members are nice and very attentive. Please don't think that because the name screams pork that it's all they have to offer. I'd even recommend this place to my Muslim friend and his wife. I will be back."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Stopped in Cleveland for brunch on way home from Toledo and picked this spot on Open Table! Perfect find! Creative menu, very attractive, a little edgy- industrial, warmed up with wood and beautiful banquettes, very nice wine and cocktail selection, and live music! Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Comfortable restaurant, with nicely done casual interior. Menu favored meat dishes as expected for a restaurant with "Pig" in the name. Many interesting preparations, not fancy but good."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Always enjoy this restaurant. Great presentation of good food. Loved the cheese board.I have"
    Dined on 3/8/2014