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
203 reviews since May 23, 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 (152)neighborhood gem (110)good for groups (78)great for brunch (52)hot spot (42)special occasion (35)great for lunch (33)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (16)late-night find (14)romantic (11)notable wine list (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Be here now
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Head to tail, top to bottom, a great experience. Cool decor. Professional staff. Dynamite food. I suggest sharing everything family style to try as much as possible. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad food, good manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I went to The Pig expecting great pork and good sides, and only the pork was good. We had the pork shank which was beautifully done, but the rest our dishes were remarkably disappointing. Everything (the swiss chard, the mac and cheese, the tomato salad, and the grilled carrots) was under-seasoned, under-salted, and uninspired but when we our waitress saw that we were unhappy, she sent the manager came over. He handled everything beautifully. I've been places where the restaurant insists that that you're wrong if you complain, but he actually tasted the food, and came back with fresh sides after throwing everything out because complaints were valid. For that, The Pig gets my respect even though the food (even redone) is mediocre at best.
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  • best resto during our stay in DC
    Virgie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The Pig was recommended by a friend and when I looked it up I was immediately sold. I booked a reservation for 2 for a Thursday night at 6:45pm on OpenTable. We decided to do the Tasting Menu (served Thurs and Fri only). It was a 5 course meal for $35 using local farm fresh ingredients. So. Yummy! First course was a foie Gras mousse (SUCH A TREAT since foie gras has been banned in my home state of CA) with duck prosciutto. Second course was the only course I had a bit of a problem with as I felt it interrupted the sequence of flavors and the unfolding of the meal, but was root vegetables in a flavorful sauce. Served cold. The third course was an amazing and innovative spin on ramen. Instead of noodles there were thin cut beef cheek..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Name Says it All
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is a neat restaurant following a popular trend, but it won't make my regular rotation. I went with the tapas styles small plates and got the heirloom tomato salad, face bacon, and bacon wrap peaches. My wife got supper-plate (full meal) with the hock, shrimp, polenta and a stewed spinach side. I wish I had ordered like my wife as my meal was rather unbalanced. It lacked a starch and the tomato salad was spiced with red-pepper which made my meal seem rather heavy in total. The bacon wrapped peaches were great, but the face-bacon was basically just meat on a plate. My wife was more pleased with her order. The ambiance is neat and it is in a good location. The menu is a bit adventurous and daunting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ooops mistake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Lovely servers, nice vibe, terrible food (from a Midwest sausage junkie no less), tries hard, but misses. And overpriced. Terribly. Please dears, try to do sausages that speak to us, from traditional flavors, rather than youthful inspirations that go nowhere. And don't be greedy. Sorry.
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  • Great for brunch
    FoodJunkieVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a rough start with the hostess - she messed up our reservation and did not connect our 'group' of people leaving half our group at 2 different tables. This has never happened and was totally a mistake on the hostess part. The waitress was amazing and patient and more than made up for the host staff. The food was good, portions large, coffee great. Bummed that bacon wrapped peaches/apriocot only available at dinner. We all ordered different dishes and the food came promptly. We will go back again and suggest this to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • more sausage board!
    aliasyko
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    it was delicious! face bacon and sausage board were super good. so was the mac and cheese. service was good, well timed, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food & Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for restaurant week, and could not finish all the food! Started with a delicious amuse of cold, corn soup topped with bacon and tomatoes. Highly recommend the cheek, bacon-wrapped peaches, swim and wallow, and the toffee dessert - all unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    2oldfoodies
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Some of the names of the menu selections were scary to me; e.g., blood pudding; but my husband loved it. I even tried his "cheek" dish and it was excellent. I chose the "safe" shrimp and beef medallion dish which was also excellent. We loved our waitress--she was so sweet and helpful. My husband asked her to choose a meal for him from the "restaurant week" selections, and he loved her choices. We will definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing experience
    EvaChristina
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I booked this table quite last-minute for a group of 7...ultimately ended up being 9 people. The hostesses were very accommodating to my multiple reservation changes during restaurant week. We're a group a mid-twenty year-olds and honestly had such a great night. The food was TO DIE FOR, I had the heirloom tomato salad with pork belly, pig cheeks for my main, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. All nine of us couldn't stop raving about our experience the whole weekend. Will definitely be returning, hopefully soon. Jason was a wonderful server as well! Thanks to all who contributed to a fabulous night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Suprised!
    Neemagirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very spacious and clean! The staff are super friendly. I didn't know what to expect. This is not a barbecue place, but rather a place to try all parts of the pig. We tried the buttermilk biscuits with honey butter...mmmm mmmm good, the donut holes, pulled pork Benedict, cheek and eggs, the pork blood chocolate mousse dessert ( amazing), and the sticky toffee bread pudding ( a must have)!! The presentation of the food was very inviting and everything was very flavorful!! I will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoughtful Food, and Presentation
    SPG123
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Thoughtful food with creative presentation! Our table of four thoroughly enjoyed our shared dishes, and the presentation made it all the more enjoyable! Favorites would be the pig ears (with a nice heat and chopsticks!), meatballs with gnudi, foie tortellini and, the amazing spectacle- a crispy pigs head, complete with sparklers! Really a fun dinner that made me feel like a kid again- in an awesome way. Dessert rounded out a really delicious and fun dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A foodies paradise
    Kelajo
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This is my favorite DC restaurant. The prices are way to low for the quality of food served here. The staff is always pleasant and extremely knowledgeable of the menu. I've tried almost everything on the menu and EVERYTHING is great. My favorite is the face bacon, it is sinfully delicious!! It melts in your mouth instantly and is gone way to soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for foodies
    thomsenite
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Pig will introduce you to old favorites (ribs, loin, chop) like you've never had them before and make you fall in love with tails, cheeks, jowls and everything else you never knew you needed to try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get some pig and some more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This place keeps it creative when finding ways to get pork into dishes. The face bacon is so incredibly tender it's like a pat of soft butter on your tongue. Plus, the produce comes from the restaurant's own farm. Ask for a dish with catnip.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Carnivore's Delight
    Kitkat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This has been my best Restaurant Week experience thus far. Service was friendly, unrushed, well-paced. And the food was FANTASTIC. I also really appreciate the restaurant group's philosophy, respecting and using the entire animal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good food. Very good service. Solid restaurant for DC.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork!!!!!
    Donna
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Mac and Cheese was awesome. Face Bacon a must try. Wild boar was excellent
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • We'll definitely be back!
    lindsaysarahVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great service, awesome bar program/drinks, and the food was mostly good. I decided to be adventurous and try the Thai-themed tasting menu, which was probably a mistake; the salad was pretty awful and the dessert left a lot to be desired, but the rest was pretty good. Again, I think I would have been happy sticking to the regular menu and that's what I'll do when I go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch!
    Zachary
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Pig was great for brunch and easily accommodated our group of 7. Service was exceptional and timely. I highly recommend their house Bloody Mary - super spicy and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Truly Different
    jpr14
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The menu is different than any other BBQ restaurant and was done very well. A memorable experience for meat lovers.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Absolutely FAB!
    Jules22
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I am from out of town and came here with a colleague. We were charmed by the rustic interior. The staff from the beginning to the end were very kind and informative on all things. The food was tremendous. A great variety of tastes. Great prices and the serving sizes were just perfect. Really enjoyed sharing plates. Highly, highly, highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique menu
    l1680
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was excellent! I myself do not eat pork, but the non pork options were very tasty and my friends who did enjoy the pork dishes raved about them. The service was excellent, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    freckledbeauty
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love pork so I was really excited to eat at here and it did not disappoint! The waitress was so friendly and always there when we needed her. Our water pitcher was never empty! I am still dreaming about the BBQ pig tails and sticky toffee pudding! Don't go here without getting the sticky toffee pudding! Additionally, the PBJ butter was absolutely FANTASTIC! My boyfriend and I are definitely going back on our next DC visit :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    KimbyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my second time dining at The Pig and I really enjoyed it. I ordered the bacon wrapped peaches and the pork cheek. Both were delicious and this was easily enough food to leave me satisfied. My boyfriend ordered the pulled pork plate with mac and cheese and cole slaw, which was very good as well. Service was good and the food came out quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sad to say disappointing
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I went on Monday night which is BBQ night. I'm sure it is noted somewhere on their website, but even if it is, it seems they should have their main menu available as well. None of the more interesting food on the normal menu was available. If I'd wanted to go to a BBQ restaurant, I would have chosen one. We ordered the meal for two. The meat was cold and a bit greasy. For a place that has BBQ night, they had sauces but no mustard and vinegar; one of the main sauce in the "sauce wars". The okra had a tough corn meal coating; unpleasant to chew and completely obscured the okra. The slaw was good as were the cucumbers, but the corn bread could easily have been served as pound cake it was so sweet. Service was pleasant and efficient.
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  • Pork Heaven!
    TomC
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We came here for brunch and enjoyed everything that we ordered (The Big Pig, Face Bacon, Biscuits, Pork Shoulder and Eggs, Pork Blood Chocolate Pudding). The entree portions are quite generous. However, the dinner menu appears to have more interesting options than the brunch menu. I guess I'll have to come back for dinner some time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Never Disappoints!
    grumptree
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I have gone to The Pig a few times for brunch and always loved it! That being the case, we were eager to try it for dinner (we're from out of town so we can't go as often as we'd like). We started with a plate of their restaurant-made fresh pickles, which consisted of gherkins, onions, and daikon radishes. All excellent, and paired nicely with our draft Bold Rock Cider! Then for entrees, I had the burger with "face bacon" and a side of truffle mac & cheese (which we split), and my husband had the chop. Everything was superb, the pork chop melted in your mouth, and the burger was perfection! Finished the meal with a split sticky toffee pudding that was absolutely fantastic! Service was friendly and attentive! Will be back!! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    Chem1tchr
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    You must get the face bacon and truffle Mac and cheese... Delicious!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tashboogie
    Tashboogie215
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great happy hour spot. I recently had dinner and the peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream was a great way to end the night. Delish!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pork Heaven!
    MmfdcVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    First - ask for the server Jesse as he will ensure you have a rip roaring time, he has great attention to detail, and steers you to the best of the menu and libations. Pork creations are delicious, inventive and seasonal- arugula salad with peaches and pork belly was a hit. Pork shank delicious every time we order it, its always different and always great. Nice lemonades for those not imbibing.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome pig
    TheGoodLifeVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Try the small pig dishes. 2 per person is great! We also really liked the mustard greens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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  • Both excellent food and service.
    Happy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A friend was visiting from South Carolina so we decided to try The Pig. What a great idea. The food was excellent and our waiter, Jesse, made our dining experience fantastic. He offered to right level of interaction and was one of the most friendly and attentive wait staff experiences I've had in DC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheeks!?
    luv2cook
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had never had cheeks until dinner here, as reluctant as i was, they were fantastic. Other top hits: carnitas, face bacon (yes, face) and the cauliflower. Can't go wrong with a side of mac n cheese topped withntruffle breadcrumbs- yum! Menu is conducive to plate sharing , well worth doing that to try many unusual dishes.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    EatingoutVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I've been to the pig a few times and wanted to like it more than I did. This time however the food lived up to what I expected. And great, unique drinks.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love for The Pig
    MQAvatar
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    After half a dozen visits, The Pig has become one of my go-tos for visiting friends. Their nose-to-tail approach to their menu is delicious and fun for groups (order the Big Pig charcuterie board), it's novel (Face Bacon is a must order), and their service is friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is relaxed. The exposed brick and heritage alcohol tax signs are nice touches.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Good dining experience
    kraehe
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I emailed ahead about my food allergies and they were able to accommodate them, with one small slip that was immediately and cheerfully fixed. I would definitely eat there again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch food
    akd108
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    our party had the specials of the day and the bacon wrapped pork loin w eggs was absolutely fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    federal
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We loved the pork dishes and desserts. The pickles were Barry pickled, though. Also, please offer more whole grain options (whole grain bread, etc).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday brunch spot
    TRRSVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent find on 14th street, fun brunch spot that isn't a 2 hour wait or packed. Good for smaller groups that enjoy food as much as a few mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.