The Black Pig
The Black Pig

The Black Pig

  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Black Pig reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (42)neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (19)great for outdoor dining (17)great for brunch (14)hot spot (12)good for groups (12)romantic (11)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (8)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Love this place!
    YolandaWinston
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I have been to black pig for brunch so many times and I keep going back because it's such good food!! The service is great and the restaurant is cute, but the food!!! Yummm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was OK...
    kayveeVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The menu is quite limited. I had the confit duck leg, which was good but quite small. My husband had the pork tenderloin -- it was also good, but pretty basic. Our friends had the pork schnitzel (HUGE portion), and the burger (claimed to be very good). Ambiance is pretty rustic (I understand they are moving soon). Server was very friendly and attentive. Overall, it was fine, no major problems, and we would go again -- just not very special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must not miss!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Seriously amazing food, can't wait to try again !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    FoodluvieLo
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was great. Staff was fast and friendly. We got the tasting menu for the table and the chef personally came to the table and explained each course, he even made sure there were no allergies or food dislikes before he started cooking. Drinks were great as well. I loved it, Only VERY noisy. Definitely going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time experience - not so good
    DanfromStow
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First time at The Black Pig - with customers from Costa Rica - their first time in Cleveland. Nothing on the menu that they wanted, and nothing for my wife. The table next to us had a crying baby, and the acoustics were not good. Hard to talk at our own table. Beer was warm. The server was pleasant, but the very limited menu, warm beer, and a crying baby made for a unpleasant dining experience. Won't go back, won't recommend to friends.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • flybuoy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had the pleasure of dining at the Black Pig twice in the past two weeks, once for the Sunday brunch and once on a Friday night. Both occasions featured remarkable food and attentive service by friendly waitresses. The pork schintzle was excellent and the pork belly appetizer tasted better than its name implied. Pork rinds are an acquired taste, but good! We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • even for non pork eating people
    buckeye
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am a vegetarian and my husband does not eat pork. yet we both love this restaurant. he is never disappointed with the chef's tasting and I am always happy with the three dishes I can eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chef's tasting menu
    OurDateNight
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My wife and I had dinner before heading to Playhouse Square and it was wonderful. Chef Michael delighted us with his 5 course tasting menu and it was amazing. Great food, great service - a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great meal, good beer selection, excellent service. Pork tenderloin was very tender and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another Ohio City find
    Cleanplate
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Had a pre theater dinner the service was fast. The meal was delicious and highly recommend the short ribs. Our waitress was patient with our decisiveness and was knowledgeable about menu items. We will definitely be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise
    Karen
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I booked reservations for 4 for dinner @5:45 PM, before a 7:30 PM show in Playhouse Square after reading all the reviews. I wanted someplace special and this place sounded perfect. I wasn't sure how it would work out time-wise, but it was a non-issue (we informed our server of our time constraint - she was very accommodating). The atmosphere has a good vibe. I want to sit at the bar next time and just hang out for a while. Hostess was lovely. Meghan (food server), was excellent - very professional. The food was exceptional (braised beef ribs, duck, chicken), and the wine list very fairly priced. We enjoyed the experience. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Momc2l2
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We liked everything about our visit except for the table we sat at. It was a high top and after an hour plus of sitting there with my short little legs dangling, my knees were hurting! Food was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Customer
    Benjamin
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had never eaten at the Black Pig before but I can assure you I will be back. I tried two of their specialty cocktails and they were both very good. The drinks are a blend of high end liquor and a variety of interesting mixers. Our food came out quickly and everything was top notch. Servings were just the right size, presentation was beautiful and the food itself was perfect. Service was attentive without being intrusive and friendly. Overall, I give the Black Pig high marks and look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    Chuck
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been to the Black Pig a few times and always come away saying they have great wait staff. Knowledgeable about the menu and wines, friendly and interesting people. The food is great - lots of pork on the menu. Wine list is good and compliments the menu. Also have an extensive beer list as well. Overall a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PorkBelly
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Braised pork belly... need I say more! Good sized portions, nice staff, very inviting setting, excellent beer selection. You won't regret a visit to the Black Pig!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food but...
    ChefRiche
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We were the only diners on a Thursday at 7PM...I love this restaurant, I think the Chef is excellent, the ambiance it has it all...I am sad if The Black Pig doesn't make it...I always take out of town guests there and my wife and I go as well...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Chowluvver
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our second time and we chose different entrees. We were pleased with the tasty selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HogWild4U
    FiddleKids2play
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love this spot! Very creative menu from a very creative chef! Enjoyed a cozy lunch celebration tucked away in the corner- embraced by an industrial gritty hug that only Cleveland can give! Congrats!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pork Belly. Great everything.
    Jennifer
    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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 339 reviews are from the The Black Pig reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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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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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.