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Chez Piggy

4.3
427 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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International
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

This year's Gold Award Honouree for the Ontario Hostelry Institute's 'Independent Restauranteur'. In 1979, Chez Piggy opened it's doors to launch a dining experience that blends grace and gusto, taste and imagination - and has been a destination for food lovers ever since. Located in a restored limestone stable with an idyllic courtyard patio, "The Pig" is the perfect choice for your family celebration, romantic dinner, business lunch or a fun night out with friends. Our menu celebrates globally inspired flavours while supporting the local farming community to bring the best seasonal produce to your table.
Serving lunch & dinner daily from 11:30am, Sunday Brunch from 10am
Extensive international wine list & cocktails. Vegetarian & gluten free options. Kids menu available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Modern European, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Monday through Wednesday 11:30am-9:00pm
Thursday through Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm
Sunday 10:00am until 9:00pm
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Phone number
(613) 549-7673
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ian Arthur
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
King Street
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Parking details
Street parking is free after 5:30pm daily
As well, there are 4 paid parking lots within one block walking distance of the restaurant
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Public transit
Kingston bus transit stops just outside on Princess Street
Kingston Trolly Tours
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service, as always. I love this place!

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2017

will defineately eat here again nice place excellent food

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4.0Dined on October 25, 2017

My wife and I ate at Chez Piggy several times many years ago. It is very commendable that the quality of food and service has servived the test of time. My recent dinner was exceptionally good. Keep up the good work.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

As always, the food here was interesting, very tasty, and well presented. The staff ( a long-timer) was excellent and attentive, even on a busy night when there were no empty tables. Wine selection was also excellent. Portion sizes, especially the appetizers (Where's Waldorf salad and hummus / pita plate), were very generous . . . could have been sharing plates. This remains our favourite Kingston restaurant!

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2017

We went for the Sunday roast. Meat and veg served 'family style'; in our case roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, roast cauliflower and Romanesco on 2 big platters. The meat was very yummy, but so rare and fatty that our knives wouldn't cut it. We'd been told it would be served medium rare to rare, which is perfect. Instead it seemed rare to almost blue. The veg - ostensibly the least expensive part of the meal - was quite scarce, but delicious. Not enough veg for 4 people, although the price per person is not high, so maybe that's it.
The table d'hote comes with soup/salad and dessert. Beef & barley soup was very tasty and the pumpkin pie was a real treat. Very good service and good wines to choose from. Once you add the booze in, the price of the meal was on the high side to our mind.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a terrific time at Chez Piggy. The service was tremendous. It was attentive without being bothersome. The front desk was able to respond to a change in our numbers without a fuss and were very gracious in our seating arrangements. The price point was fine. A great place to have brunch.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Graduated from Queens in '82 and Chez Piggy's was our university days place to get parents to take you, special occasion or when you simply needed to pamper yourself and desert your student budget for an evening. Since then we return every fiveyears for Homecoming and our Saturday lunch is a must. This year proved no exception and the food, service and ambience were all perfect. Thank you Piggy and we hope to see you again before our next Homecoming.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Our lunch on Saturday was wonderful from prompt seating to excellent food and service at a very reasonable price. I would not hesitate to dine at Chez Piggy again.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

On the pricey side but worth paying the extra as magnificent food and service

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was fantastic! The dessert, “pyramid Scheme” was the kind of thing you think about for days afterwards and dream about. Makes you want to come back years later and hope it is still on the menu!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

First trip to Kingston

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Never disappoints! Beautiful setting, cozy inside fresh air dining too. Food is prepared perfectly every time.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We got a last minute but early reservation on a busy Saturday night. Service was poor/slow but food and atmosphere were good.

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3.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good , but servings were much smaller than last year, and it was very noisy.
Better value elsewhere in Kingston.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was excellent! Service was great as was the atmosphere. Would recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Iconic Kingston restaurant not to be missed. Food is always outstanding

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

My wife and I drove from Massachusetts to dine with two Canadian cousins in Kingston. It was our third trip this year and truly enjoyed Chez Piggy.

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

We live in the country, 45 minutes North of the City. We were in the City dealing with some reasonably trying issues. The restaurant gave us an intimate environment to recharge. Excellent menu and, very good service. Nice that the weather enabled the patio as well. Thank You!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Chez Piggy is always first to come to mind for a fun lunch!

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Well Done!! Location gives a feel of Nashville TN, and does not disappoint on the food experience. Do not miss out on one of the best food experiences you can have... Hats off to the Chef and staff

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

This was a special day for my boyfriend to get together with his children, one he hasn't seen in a couple of years and meeting with her husband for the first time. The atmosphere was amazing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The service was terrific even though the place was packed.

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

service was very friendly and attentive and loved the patio. Also location in downtown Kingston is excellent. Was difficult to get proper colour/temperature on steak but restaurant did its best to rectify mistake.
Was not crazy about dessert selection but menu was excellent. Wine service could have been slightly more informed and wine specialist said she would return to table to check on our selection but she never did. However, wine that was recommended was very good.

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Good food, very nice setting, nice variety of beverages and wine. Had enjoyed our last special event there. However, this time was extremely uncomfortable waiting for all courses. I asked serving staff if there were people absent. The reply was more than one, and outside is given priority with regards to staffing. I not wanted to ruin the evening for my wife did not make a deal of it. Watching two older women trying to serve over 60 ppl at one, I counted was painful to watch, and as a customer waiting, unpleasant. Next special event will be elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Was totally pleased with my dining experience at Chez Piggy! Food was wonderful, service with a smile, perfect day, what more could one ask! We even managed a seat in the patio!
Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food, great service, great experience. Would definitely go back if ever in Kingston!

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Nice looking restaurant. Great service. Food was delicious. Busy restaurant

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Waitress was great, good service. Hosts were not so friendly or pleasant.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

Always great food and service for larger groups and small gatherings. Good wine, beer and food.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

We are three long time friends who thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Chez Piggy. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to others.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

We always go to Chez Piggy with our September house guests and hope to sit outside. I ALWAYS have the spring roll salad!

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Fantastic food as always. Service was a bit slow on a busy Friday night.

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5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

We were fortunate that the skies cleared and we were able to sit on the patio

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was good. Salads very good. Vietnamese spring roll deep fried, like a Chinese roll, not what we expected. My husband had scallops & I had the Asian grain & tofu bowl. The black rice in my bowl was not completely cooked. My husbands entree was perfect. Service very good.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

I've been coming since early years after Chez Piggy first opened as a pioneer in the then undeveloped waterfront of historic Kingston. It has kept it's fantastic atmosphere of limestone heritage and cozy intimacy for guests while not slacking on the consistent high level of service and cuisine. Not too large a menu withsomething for everyone including vegetarian and seasonal/local specials. Knowledgeable service staff, and on our latest dinner visit, a server who obviously new all the details of the specials and conveyed a special genuine cheerful vibe in being part of the team of such a local Kingston landmark. It was too cool for patio to be open, and we were seated in the high ceiling upper level with the huge original limestone wall(s). Most tables were filled as is always the expectation, and although we arrived almost 30 min late for our reservation, we had a choice of two tables still available for us, no waiting, while another couple were asked to wait; in other words they had held our reservation :) Food was superb, just the right portions (leaving room for an excellent, not too sweet, delicious desert charcuterie plate :) Wine choices were perfect spectrum. Plan to keep returning whenever possible.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent, service was great and we loved the cozy atmosphere! A very enjoyable experience! Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food! Fun place! The patio is lovely too. Really good cocktails.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Loved the food and the menu at Chez Piggy! Already looking forward to going back!

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

I went last fall with a friend and had to go back with my husband and my 10 yr old son because I loved it so much. After my son's second bite he said that this was now his second favorite restaurant. Our reservation was for 2:15 and the patio was packed, I suggest you don't go without a reservation to avoid being disappointed.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Always my favourite place to go when I visit Kingston. Food and service is very good and I love the ambiance. Lovely outdoor terrace as well.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food. Great ambience. Loved exposed brick walls.

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