Permanently Closed - Pig and Prince

4.2
667 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. Modern American menu with an emphasis on local product. Working hand in had with local farms, breeder and producers Chef Carrino procures the freshest seasonal product available.

All pre theater reservations made after 5:30 pm for guests attending the Welmont. Please allow approximately 2 hours and plan accordingly.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This has been one of my all-time local favorite for date nights or a night out with girlfriends. It's a shame that the place is now permanently closed. I've never had a bad meal here, may it be brunch, dinner, or from their bar menu. Their duck grilled cheese, chicken and waffles, and sticky pork were definitely unforgettable. Chef Mike always keeping things fresh and amazing! And let's not forget about their cocktails at the bar and the overall ambience of this place. This place is truly a gem and still sorely missed.

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mistermac2000
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a damn shame that this gorgeous, wonderful restaurant has to close after all of the work they did to renovate this historic space. The Montclair town council should be ashamed that their half-assed renovation plans for adjacent spaces showed no respect for the integrity of this wonderful existing business.

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vipSteveG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very small menu but what we had was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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Luisa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special event like mothers day. The food was amazing and the drinks unique and well made, would recommend to anyone!

JD
JenD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great experience overall. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. However, the hostess was not pleased with us because we asked to sit in a different seat than first offered to us. She showed her annoyance to our request by walking away in a huff after seating us. Very rude behavior for a hostess!

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vipMeg00
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was interesting & well prepared. Service was fine. Drinks were great - loved the atmosphere. Definitely would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful birthday dinner. There was a small party in the back room which made the restaurant louder than usual, but overall great experience.

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vipDinerX
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always nice to dine here. Happened to be a branch brook park for the Apple blossoms and stopped in with wife, son and in-laws. Very accommodating for my son.

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Cc973
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

There was a mouse running in the restaurant. Brought it to the attention of staff but wasn’t a priority

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Amdanie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I not only loved the venue but we loved the food! They were so considerate of my allergies and helpful! The only complaint was there wasn't any food to take home :)

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mjgchef
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

“Fried chicken lollipops was 2 pieces for $11. Taste like regular baked chicken. Lacked flavor and nothing like a real fried chicken. Pork porterhouse tasted like sous vide and lacked any seasoning whatsoever. What is going on there!! Chef needs to step up his game.!!

MB
MarkB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had really great service AND great fish!

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nelehniffog1982
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious and we enjoyed our evening out. Particularly loved the sprouts and the rabbit pasta. The desserts were excellent.

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Reviewer1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants in Montclair. I love that they change their menu according to the season, so you know you are getting the freshest ingredients available. Highly recommend it, the ambiance is really cool and the service is superb.

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Tori
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing EVERY time I'm there!!! The menu changes often enough to keep me coming back, but there's also always something on the menu that seems familiar. Jason and his staff are TOP NOTCH!!

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vipSimplyE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Group of 6 out to dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meals, some more than others. Overall very good food, great service, lovely ambiance

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matty
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I rarely review a place unless I have something concrete to share. The ambiance is great, service was good, but I had two issues. A) I saw a mouse running against the wall and when I mentioned it to the waiter he nonchalantly said “ oh yeah it’s cold out once in a while that happens” I say no more about that. B) the main dish arrived and my boyfriend and I had the same dish and for both of us the pasta was super aldente to the point I found it not edibale, to be fair when I mentioned it to the waiter he took it back to cook it more but it was still pretty disappointing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service and food have gone downhill. The menu isn't as diverse and creative and theres much more cream dishes then healthy dishes now. Sauces were overdone and service was accommodating but slow.

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JeffPSU87
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Pig & Prince, from the setting in the beautifully restored Lackawanna Train Station building to the creative cocktails and cuisine to the friendly, knowledgeable service. These people clearly take great pride in what they do.

App recommendations: Tuna Poke, Sriracha Brussels Sprouts, and house-cured Prosciutto with Burrata, Blood Orange and Hazelnut Brittle. WOW!!

Our entrees were also all outstanding: Pork Bolognese, Filet Mignon [although the presentation was very unusual, so be sure to ask about it], and Pork Osso Bucco so huge that I took a good portion of it home.

The Donut Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Toast Crunch ice cream was as crazy delicious and decadent as it sounds!

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Ordered the pork porterhouse and was cooked perfectly.

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RonO
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Carrino and crew run a tight operation. Food was fresh and just the right portion, as well as expertly executed. Service was attentive but not intrusive. One of the best ambiance’s without doing to the city. Great job!

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AndreaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food, and service were impeccable. The tuna poké appetizer with avacado mousse was delicious. My husband got the foiegras, chilled in a turine style, and he was in heaven. The main courses; cauliflower with sage gnocchi and seared tuna were not overly stated and light. To end our meal, I ordered the pumpkin cheesecake with cranberry coulee and my husband ordered the tres foimage. Perfect ending.

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ChefMikeNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. This place deserves the accolades and press it received constantly. Pork osso bucco was delicious, my brother absolutely couldn't get enough of his pork porterhouse. Doughnut bread pudding with cinnamon toast crunch ice cream was outstanding. I can't wait for the next opportunity to have a meal here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good, but needs a bit more attention to detail in flavor. The foie gras torchon was under seasoned and lacked depth. Otherwise, what we ate was solid: pheasant risotto, beef tartare, pork bolognese. The cocktail program is strong and the drinks are well balanced: grounds for divorce and Mediterranean mule.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I haven’t been back in a couple years but the menu had drastically shrunk in size.

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brooklyngal
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was for the most part bland or not seasoned. The gnocchi was like dry breads crumbs with a bunch of things tossed with it. Not high caliber. Something about the presentation... My friends pheasant rissoto didn't look appetizing. Didn't want to taste it and my cod with black rice could have used more seasoning, even salt. Never go back, except for the drinks. The cocktails were on the money!

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Gerry
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The interiors are great and the food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Truly disappointed in this dining experience. The restaurant has a cool vibe and upon walking in we had high hopes. We chose a bottle of wine from the wine menu and we were read the specials. The waiter came back and told us that the bottle we wanted was not in stock so we picked another bottle. We took our time ordering our appetizers and food and one of us wanted to order one of the two specials presented earlier. We were told that special was no longer available. We waited almost an hour between the appetizers and the main course and when we asked where the food was our waiter said “he’s cooking now for the whole restaurant”. We were confused since isn’t that what is supposed to happen all the time in a restaurant? The chef cooks the food for everyone? Totally bizarre. The food arrived undercooked and tasteless and the bill was not cheap. I would not be returning to this restaurant nor would I recommend it to anyone.

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dvc1091
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend Pig & Prince. I have been there 4 or 5 times and the food gets better each time. The menu changes each season so it's not the same old thing every time. I have head pork, chicken, fish and beef on my visits and every time my meal was prepared to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I found place to be dark and gloomy, although it had a charm. It was hard to read the menu it was that dark. Food was just ok, presentation was poor for $30 a plate, definitely overpriced, not worth the value. I had Gnocchi and it was just ok, nothing special, it says sage flavour but I didn’t find any of it in my dish, in fact it tastes like Trader’s Joe frozen gnocchi. Disappointed.

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JanG
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had not been there in years, I had so many restaurants to choose from but did not want to go and gave yo bring my own.
The Waite staff was very cordial, the drinks retro over priced and the food, although only appetizers were not that

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, very attentive but not intrusive. The menu is quite original and the flavors were extraordinary. Definitely will go back!

JC
JohnC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The ambience and quality of food is very good. However, having the caramel pasta special that consisted of 12 stuffed pasta (like ziti) pieces topped with bolognese at $32, I was feeling ripped off. Granted, the server provided the prices of all the specials. It was just that at $32 I had expected more than what amounted to an appetizer-sized portion. I know a bolognese can consist of quite a few ingredients and a long cook, but what amounted to about 1-2 cups of sauce doesn't equate to the price paid. I would be surprised if others having the same dish didn't feel the same disappointment. Perhaps P&P will take note on future items.

I've been to P&P a few times and, really, this was the only negative experience. It won't prevent me from going back. Next time I'll be more prudent and order the burger!

DG
DanielG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I had ostrich, which is kind of hard-to-find! The cocktail selections were creative and tasty.

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PLHC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Some dishes were excellent and a few were just... weird. Combinations that just didn't belong together as if they were trying too hard to be innovative.

The cocktails, however, were excellent.

LD
LuisD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! What a great atmosphere. Food was outstanding.

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lizo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dressed up an nowhere to go? Head over to Pig & Prince for a great dining experience. Staff is friendly and helpful. Space is beautiful. Food is fabulous.

SG
Sc0rpGuy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The Pig and Prince was recommended by a family member. Unfortunately, it fell far short of our expectations. The food was average. The service was poor. It certainly was not an experience worthy chancing a second attempt.

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vipMarguer1te
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot for an extra special dinner with friends. I had the Icelandic cod, my husband got an entree portion of the pheasant risotto, my daughter had the gnocchi and our friend had the petite filet. We were all very pleased.

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Permanently Closed - Pig and Prince offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 233-1006.

Permanently Closed - Pig and Prince is rated 4.2 stars by 667 OpenTable diners.