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The Black Pig
The Black Pig

The Black Pig Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://theblackpigcleveland.com/
  • Email: blackpigcle@gmail.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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Went here for Valentines Day and had a great time! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. My date and I enjoyed a 4 course meal and each course was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So many wonderful dishes to choose from, but the pork chop special the evening I dined with them was absolutely amazing! Clearly the name of the restaurant says it all.......great pork dishes of all kinds!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good food, reasonable prices, very good service. A fun atmosphere for a nice evening of casual dining."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I don't eat much meat these days so when I have a burger it has to be special. The Black Pig uses brisket in theirs. Not too large, just fantastic. One of my favorite restaurants.....unpretentious, fun and great service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Great food selection and service. Black Pig has always accommodated our large groups."
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "While I was caught off guard by the size of their brunch menu and its presence while eating dinner, this was a really great place to eat and share a meal."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and service was very attentive. It has the charm of an older building in the neighborhood and the decor stays true to that. The tables were a little tight together and I felt as if i was sitting on top of my neighbor. At one point I looked at her menu sitting on her table to look for another drink. The tables were so close, she never even noticed! There was also no paper towels or toilet paper in the bathrooms which were downstairs. The brunch on Sundays is amazing. I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had the private booth in the corner after I mentioned we had an anniversary to celebrate. Best table in the house and we we're treated extremely well. Great meals with everything coming at the perfect time. Nice beer list as well"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband, four of our friends and I went here for the first time. Our table was ready early, our server gave excellent recommendations and was attentive but not overpowering. Every person in our group, and we have a variety of willingness to try different, creative things, was extremely pleased with their entrees. I had the mushroom and barley and it was really fresh, tasty and a twist on bland vegetarian dishes. We will definitely go back again. The drink I had, the pineapple swizzle, was excellent and creative."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The meals were, again, wonderful. But when my wife got to the desert, she was like Sally. "One of the top 10 deserts of my life." I will not give away her age but let's say that she has had many tens of thousands of deserts. This has been the only one that produced moans."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I have never been disappointed at this restaurant. The food is awesome and the service is without fault. Yes, go eat there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We decided to try something new and dined at the Black Pig for Valentine's Day. It's a little pricey for every day dining but reasonably priced for a special occasion in my opinion. I had the Sticky Pig cocktail and it was delicious! The simple salad wasn't anything great and was exceedingly simple. The dressing was minimally applied and took some maneuvering to get it to cover everything. I ordered the steak frites which was delicious though I would have liked it to be a little bit warmer. Overall it was a great evening with spectacular evening but I will probably look for another venue for our next special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Liked everything about this place. Nice decor, great food, pleasant and knowledgeable servers. Would do it again."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at Black Pig. The cheese board was delicious - the pork belly was also tasty. We also really enjoyed the cocktail list which was inventive and fun! The main dishes were good - but weren't anything incredible! We will go back for happy hour - and may be for dinner. We just may choose different entrees."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We won a gift certificate fro a dinner for 2, we were very happy with our experience the food was great."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Loved this place! Great food and GREAT cocktails. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I and a small group of friends chose The Black Pig for a nice evening out and to sample something different. We tried the pork schnitzel, We also shared the braised short ribs, the baked trout, and the beef entree. Each had its own flavors working behind the scene. The food was very tasty and the service fantastic. I would certainly repeat this experience."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Food was good and service was very good. The tables were close together and the atmosphere was noisy (energetic is the rating system word; noisy is my word). After a weekend meal a month ago, we ate on a Sunday for which a special brunch menu exists, but the website doesn't explain this nor show the brunch menu. We were a little disappointed in the change of menu without a clear explanation. With the exception of desserts, the food is good to very good, but I'll eat dessert somewhere else in the future."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My husband and I have eaten at The Black Pig twice and thoroughly enjoyed the experience both times. Very casual atmosphere and competent, knowledgeable servers. An excellent addition to Ohio City."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Had better meals but still enjoyable. While solid in prep, flavor profile was a bit bland, needed more pop. Our server fell short on skill, timing, and service. Wish it had been better, want to like this place but cannot be inconsistent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I've been to the Black Pig at least a half dozen times and never once walked away with anything less than complete satisfaction. They specialize in pork but don't be fooled, beef and fish are prepared exceptionally well there too. I ordered the Thursday special (Roast Pig) and was served a heaping portion of amazing pork. My fiance ordered the braised short ribs and was also extremely satisfied by the preparation, presentation, and taste of everything. The drinks were tasty and well mixed as well. I ordered a French 75 and another drink that was a house specialty and both were extremely good. Long story short, definitely eat here if you have the chance."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "This was an awesome little find. The pork foie gras sausage over lentils was excellent!!! Must go."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "We dine there every two or three weeks. Always wonderful."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Chef's tasting is the way to go here. Surprisingly affordable."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Our first time at Black Pig. Two of us had excellent meals...short ribs were delightful and the trout was very good. My wife's chicken was tender, but very dry. When she mentioned it to the chef, he said that her dietary restrictions did not allow them to put on the usual sauce. How about identifying that before they prepared it? She has had similar chicken dishes elsewhere without any difficulty. We will probably return, but they need to communicate with the kitchen better when dietary needs exist."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Everything was fabulous and well prepared. Ended up taking most of one of the courses home as it was just a bit too much food. Funny to say it, but 6 would have been perfect. Service was better than usual for the event since the restaurant was absolutely fully staffed. I highly recommend the cocktails here, as they are all very interesting. Pricey, but you'll taste some knew things and that's worth a couple bucks in my opinion. I'm at Black Pig a couple times a month these days and it never fails to disappoint me. If you're the brunching type, you should definitely give it a shot on Sunday."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went w/ another couple on the word of a foodie friend. My wife's braised short ribs were delicious, but my pork chop special, despite being Flintstone size, was a little overcooked and relatively tasteless. The glaze, white beans and brussel sprouts did not punch it up enough. The other two meals were good according to my friends, but the "sides" that they came with were way too small. Before ordering I asked the server for feedback on that night's pork chop special. Although we were ordering at 8:15, she said she'd only served one, and they seemed to like it. I'd have appreciated her doing a little more research so I could have avoided the mediocre meal I ended up with. Otherwise she was very attentive."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Went to Black Pig while visiting my family in Cleveland during the holidays. The food and service were great. I had the sausages made of pork and foie gras, my sister had the steak frites with blue cheese sauce and we shared the Brussels sprouts. If you even like Brussels sprouts a little, give these a try! They were sautéed, slightly crispy with nuts and a sweet flavor. Yummy. My best meal while in Cleveland."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "My husband and I went for the first time. Since we had never been there before we did the tasting menu. The chef comes out and talks to you to get a sense of your food likes and dislikes and plans a 5 course dinner for you. Amazing! Everything was excellent! We'll definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013