The Black Pig
The Black Pig

The Black Pig

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://theblackpigcleveland.com/
  • Phone: 2168627551x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Black Pig reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)neighborhood gem (53)great for outdoor dining (30)great for brunch (27)special occasion (26)vibrant bar scene (20)good for groups (17)hot spot (17)late-night find (15)scenic view (13)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (10)romantic (10)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great Pork Belly. Great everything.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went with my boyfriend for my birthday because we had gone when first opened on a mishap because the place we wanted to go was too crowded. He is an executive chef who loves food. He was so in love with the pork belly (and a multitude of other plates we tried) we had to go back. We live on the East side and he works long hours. As much as we raved about it, we just did not have the opportunity. Finally we were able to go on my birthday, almost a year later. We got there around 5 on Wednesday, just after they opened for the evening. We sat on the roof top patio. It was a perfect night. It was quiet, yet not barren, and the server was all smiles and friendly. They did not know it was my birthday, which made it genuine. Great Cleveland feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goof food and great price
    50foodies
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    So you would think the food would be all about the pig her, but not so. The duck was good and their sausage was great. Very reasonably priced and the portions just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not an inventive menu, but good
    Olivia
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The menu was sort of predictable, but the food was well done. Braised pork belly was cold inside, which was off-putting. But I had duck confit for my entree and it was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Just Loved This Place
    repair76
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was comfortable and content at this Ohio City gem. We loved the full meat and cheese board, with the pairings of perfection. I had the black pig burger and it was just what I wanted in a burger (I love the pickles) and the frites are crispy, hot and perfectly seasoned. We can't wait to sample the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MLC2
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was excellent! Service so so. Waited for entrees for 40 min., asked for another wine, it never came.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with a great view
    cmouse79
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had the pleasure of trying out Black Pig for the first time and sitting on their roof-top patio with a view of the city. The service was incredibly and the food completely matched it. Our server was knowledgeable about the cocktail list and made a recommendation based on my preferences - that drink was divine! I had the braised shortribs and they were the epitome of comfort food - falling apart as soon as your fork hit them. Our server even boxed up my leftovers and recommended making hash out of them for breakfast (apparently, that's what they do for their brunch service). I also have to recommend the chocolate truffle dessert - delicious! An overall wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Brunch!!
    1Bongo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    we had no idea whether the brunch would be busy or not - so we booked the first one we could so we wouldn't be disappointed. We got there right at 11am and were the only ones there - but no worry - our waitress kicked butt and was very informative.(Tatoos and nose piercing - nice girl!) We got the bloody mary's - spicy and not spicy - love the pickles! Boyfriend ordered frites with pork belly and I took the recomendation of the hash....love love loved our dishes!! at a recomendation in an earlier review - I asked for a container of the gravy to go to take back home w/us. No problemo w/the waitress or staff - we even bought a t-shirt.... Wish we lived in Cleveland - we would go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I am a local bar manager and appreciated the friendly service, great food, wide variety of cocktails!!! Our server Cara was great, super friendly and was very informative!! Thanks for making us feel comfortable!! Awesome date night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Cleveland
    NYCbuckeye7VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We moved from NYC to Cleveland and this is the most similar vibe that we are familiar with compared to manhattan. This is by far the most unique and delectable restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky to have it in Ohio City.
    osovol
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I go semi-regularly, figured I'd write a review of my adoration of this place. My most recent was as exceptional as always. The server (wish I knew her name, but had a nose piercing and some cool ink,) was on point, personable, and coursed our meals out perfectly. I had the pork belly as an app, and the roasted duck breast (which was a perfect medium rare) as an entree. I'm sitting here daydreaming about them both, so I will say they were both exceptional. The food here is unique, high quality, and coupled with impeccable service. There is also a great cocktail, wine, and beer liat to round out the dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant, very loud.
    Dannnx
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Good food, good drinks, good service. VERY LOUD. Had to shout just to be able to talk to my date.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently flawless
    TonkaMuscleVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If you haven't been to The Black Pig you are truly missing out. Without a doubt do the "tasting menu"; excellent overview of the menu and you NEVER leave hungry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disapointed.
    FoodSnob
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I expected French, this was not! Our waitress was not accommodating. Food was blah!!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So-So
    RockyRiverFoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We were excited to try this restaurant for the first time. Over all is was just an OK experience. The hostess needs to learn a better strategy in seating the prime outdoor space. The service was slow. The food was fresh and inventive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another amazing meal!
    JeffBucknut1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    If you have yet to dine at The Black Pig, what are you waiting for? This restaurant never disappoints and it has become one of our favorites in town. Incredible menu, excellent and well-thought wine list, and fabulous service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check Out the Black Pig
    SomeItalianGuy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The Black Pig is a nice restaurant with great food and good atmosphere. It's not too casual and not too formal. There is a good selection of drinks, including a large beer list. The food is amazing and portions were good. It's very reasonable priced compared to other restaurants in the area as well. Went here on a date and it was a good choice. It's not too quiet but not too noisy to have a conversation either. The atmosphere is nice and I could see coming back again, especially for brunch. I didn't get to sit at it, but the bar looked nice as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    shannon
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The pork belly appetizer was amazing, the pork tenderloin was cooked perfectly, and the pistachio dessert was out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!!
    Goodeats
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Friendly
    Paul
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tried something different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meh.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Italybound
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dinning experience!
    Sant1VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Wonderful, unique brunch menu with an awesome energetic local band!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had an early dinner on patio. Pork rinds, fries, trout and duck....all very good! Lovely carmenere wine too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bbwolf
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Sat in the booth in the front , sunshine it was very warm they need some shades
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Brunch!
    GoPack
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Gods was great, portion was small and service was not that great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good outdoor morning brunch
    Leinie61
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Nice rooftop morning dining. Plenty of classic brunch options as well as creative choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Schwartze Schwein is fine!
    Love2eat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, reasonable prices
    sam84
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvnewdining
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WalkerVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wonderful. We eat here every two or three weeks. After 1.5 years, not a single disappointing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server and food
    Kmk11
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will return!
    Momofmany
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 51 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 315 reviews are from the The Black Pig reviews archive.
  • The Black Pig is my #1 spot!
    ChristyHaj
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ohiovisitor
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great elevated patio!
    Daniel
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Find
    KittyMommaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The food and preparation rival most restaurants in the SF Bay Area. What a gem to find this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The BEST Brunch I've EVER HAD!!!
    Timmy
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.