The Pig
The Pig

The Pig

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thepigdc.com/
  • Phone: (202) 290-2821
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
The Pig reviews from OpenTable diners
178 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (134)neighborhood gem (85)good for groups (78)great for brunch (45)hot spot (36)special occasion (25)vibrant bar scene (22)great for lunch (22)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (14)romantic (9)notable wine list (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Pork, Pork, Pork
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The Pig restaurant was an awesome gem to find in DC while visiting for work. It was a perfect way to end the 2 week national work trip with such great service and amazing food. The Bacon Face appetizer was so good, I almost ordered another one for dessert. Coworkers raved about the pork shank and the Korean BBQ. I hope work finds me back in DC, to be able to visit The Pig again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Great atmosphere and the food and drinks were great. Brought a large group in (9) and the service was excellent. I especially liked the Porks Blood Chocolate Pudding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had a large party for a Birthday dinner
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    They were able to accommodate the group but the seating time went fat beyond the reservation time. However the service was great and they brought out some extras for the group for the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Face to Tail
    returnerVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Literally, from face bacon to spicy tails (and those were just for starters), better pig than at Montreal's Au Pied de Cochon and the equal of what Ben Hasty has been cooking up in Maine (with pigs from his family farm) and John Stewart (from Black Pig Meat Co.) at Zazu in Sebastopol, CA. Our server told us what his favorite dishes were (something we don't usually want to be told; who cares?), but in this case they were exactly what our exacting son had told us to order. So we did. (The sausage board and the crispy pork shank. Pork blood chocolate pudding for dessert.) You wouldn't want to eat here every day (that's a compliment). But you must eat here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    satxspVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Good food and service. Overpriced for what you get.
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  • Did not disappoint
    deepfriedgoodies
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Was looking for a good place to have dinner before seeing a show at the Warner Theatre. the pig popped up as one of a few good options- I picked it because of location, menu simplicity, and price point. A few reviews mentioned that it was not really a kid-friendly restaurant, which was a big selling point as well. We showed up a little late (they held our table thankfully!), at around 6:20. There were a few people at the bar and maybe three other tables with customers- by 7:00 it had tripled. The inside is charming- decorated without being distracting. Our waiter was quick to take our order and give recommendations for drinks and food. The sweetbreads were awesome, and the sticky toffee pudding was absolutely divine. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional
    Blueburgh
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was my second time visiting "The Pig"--definitely a pork-centric menu, but outstanding food. The pork cheeks were succulent, but not overly fatty, served with an excellent truffled risotto. My companion had the pork shank, which had a wonderful crispy skin, and tender, flavorful meat. The vegetable (Brussels sprouts & radish) was well seasoned and delicious. The dessert--sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and bourbon froth, was truly spectacular! Overall a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    IluvfoodVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I love coming to the pig. It isn't your "typical" menu. Everything we ordered was delicious. Great service as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • heilbauum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great food and service. Very interesting menu items that were delicious. The face bacon was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cain
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I had an amazing time this past weekend. The service at the bar as well as at our table was top notch. Every member of the staff was pleasant and very helpful when explaining the bourbon and food choices. The food was amazing. I personally recommend the face bacon and the crispy pork shank. Great sized portions. Very fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    DanielleKap
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Took a small group here for my husband's birthday. We ordered at least 10 different menu items and absolutely loved every last one of them. You can't go wrong with this place - the food is creative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the pig ears!
    brunchie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We couldn't decide, the menu was ripe with delicious opportunities, that we just ordered a ton of small plates and shared. Made for a great foodie experience; interesting and (fortunately) successful ingredient combinations. The ambience was more classy BBQ joint and less 'farm to table' feel. So much that I unconsciously started drinking out of our mason jar water carafe instead of my glass since that's the typical wares in that type of joint. The server was really extremely knowledgeable and appropriately enthusiastic about the menu. He offered a lot of good suggestions in each course, from drinks to dessert. I would definitely go back, especially to try their bourbon drink selections and take a large group to share a pigs head!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fall food
    floridanarivVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Love going to the pig every couple months. The menu changes frequently so there is always a newn surprise. This trip it was the scallop and pork belly. Emily was a great server, she handled our high maintenance group with grace!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bacon bloody mary
    Jay22206
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Met a friend for brunch here and had a great time I highly recommend the bacon Bloody Mary
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, a bit pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The bun appetizer was amazing. The entrees were delicious but modest in size. Had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AdventurousEats
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It was a great experience. The staff was very friendly and accommodating despite our rather uncouth behavior, which was required to cut through a roasted pigs head. All of the group had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food and service. Just one issue. We ordered the meatloaf but it was incredibly spicy. Unfortunately, nowhere on the menu does it say the meatloaf is spicy. Spicy isn't bad in itself, if course. But it should be noted on the menu so customers know. We had to order something else after we had a few bites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JL84
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Best BBQ experience in DC. Every different Pig dish I have tried, fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good brunch
    LouSkuntVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had a beautiful brunch in a party of 3. Excellent informative service. Sausage balls were good, biscuits and gravy were excellent, pigs ear salad small but tasty. Omelet of the day was amazing, pig cheeks were great. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall a great experience
    GuyInTheBackTable
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Pig was a great restaurant with some tasty plates that were focus on the pig. The atmosphere was great with plenty of activity but nothing too loud. The only thing that we had minor issue with was the serving time. We were a large group so I understand being a bit of problems but the wait to place our order and get our food did feel a bit long
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    Gyr8or
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We eat here before we go to Studio performances. It's fantastic. Not for vegans obviously, nearly everything there has a pork product in it.
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  • overall good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Service was great so was the little pig board of charcuterie. Shank didn't have enough fat on it and wasn't as tender or juicy as expected, but the flavor was nice. Sweet potato purée was a little too sweet for the dish (personally). Potato salad was interesting, but lacked the kick from the mustard dressing and also needed more acidity. Still it was a nice experience and glad we tried it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If you like Pig
    IluvfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Brunch was excellent!! The food and service was great! They did have vegetarian options which was nice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    WmpiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've never had a single bad thing here, in fact everything is simply amazing. First time with a big group instead of just one person and it was even better since we got to try more things on the menu. One of my favorite places in all of DC. The bacon wrapped peaches are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pig Ears!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The stand-out here were the crispy/spicy pig ears served over slaw. Yum!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun for dinner
    KimbyVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I'm a repeat customer at the pig and I'm yet to be disappointed! My boyfriend and I ordered the ham hock for two, which was delicious. There was a lot of fat to scrape through, but that cut of meat is notoriously fatty, so I knew that going in. The skin was perfectly crispy and the meat was tender and juicy.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Everything was very tasty, we had the wiskey special 5 shots for $8. This is something you can share. I one small complaint was they brought all of the food out at one time. It was lots of small pates, we would have liked to streach out the evening. I guess we should have told them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kpo219VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were able to get a reservation for a large group for brunch which was great. Overall, the people who had more pork-type products had a better meal (i.e. the pulled pork eggs benedict got high marks when the lumberjack with different sausages and eggs didn't).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect brunch for a Pig-out
    Matatabooks
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    A great place to meet forBrunch our party of 6 (including a 4 yr old) had amost enjoyable 2 hrs. We can happily recommend it. Main problem is finding parkingindighbourhood. Next time by taxi or Metro.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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..
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    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 2007VIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    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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    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.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • 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!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.