The food was decent - we got the chicken and pulled pork sliders (appetizer) - but nothing amazing. We were there during happy hour and were charged full price for alcohol because we weren't sitting at the bar. However, you can also order food at the bar, and we weren't told that happy hour is only at the bar. After arguing a bit, we got them to knock off a little bit of the price, but I still felt like they were trying to take advantage of us.
There is a loud pinball machine in the back that totally destroys the ambiance of otherwise cozy couch seating.
My recommendation for management is to a) put the machine elsewhere and b) have a separate menu for happy hour specials, because that would have sorted everything out immediately.
Whenever we have guests we bring them to Swine because we know the food will be great. Friendly staff, cool drinks menu and amazing food, haven't had a bad order there yet.
The staff were awesomely friendly food came out really fast and was amazingly delicious thank you for an awesome dinner :)
Met up with friends we hadn't seen in a while and had great time. Fun, casual atmosphere with great food, music and service. Will be coming back.
It's kind of a dive. The place smells of stale beer. But our sandwiches -- the bone marrow and brisket burger and the Cuban sandwich -- were amazing. The heirloom tomato salad would have been, too, if it hadn't been ice cold. Hasn't anyone told the chef that tomatoes never go in the refrigerator?
Heady topper beer!! Great food!! Management was so friendly. Wait service impeccable!! Thank you Swine!
I love this place. Amazing food and drink (not just bar food!) and they play Stone Temple Pilots and Depeche Mode. \m/ I will return yet again!
The food was great, however a bit of a limited menu. We had the tuna tacos (a bit too much spice and taco and not enough tuna), the shishito peppers (delicious), jamón ibérico (always great but not enough), curry chicken empanada (solid) and the burger. Burger was pretty good, not quite Spotted Pig but again, very solid.
Server was a bit too short with us, seemed like he might be having a bad day. Also we were at the darkest table in the restaurant and it was hard to see anything on both the menu and our dishes.
I'd go back, just not my favorite restaurant in the area.
love this place! have been for dinner. this was my 1st time for brunch - went @ 1pm on saturday and almost ha the place to ourselves. sat in back on the 1st floor where there is a low skylight so got some natural light (the place is pretty dark in general). lot's of options, all of it delicious. knowledgeable about gluten free and plenty of options there.
Great burger, tasty deviled eggs and bacon wrapped dates and potato chip nachos!
Great menu, with a lot of variety, interesting uses of named-meat. Love the atmosphere, very down to earth, but not divey. Would come here again.
Great food. Interesting mix for all types of eaters. Drinks were also creative and varied for different types of people. We really enjoyed the Bone Marrow. The environment is eclectic and cool and very comfortable for a smallish place. Service was good and I found the price reasonable for the quality and location.
I had made a reservation for Sunday Brunch for 7 including 2 youngsters. Upon arrival we were immediately seated in a cozy nook next to a Old Pinball Table. Great atmosphere, great background music (all 80's), every item we tried was superb. The bacon flight, deviled eggs and potato nachos were shared by the group....all were impressed by it. Hangover sandwich, the swine burger, and the French toast were ordered by diffferent people in the party and nobody was unhappy with their orders. The manager, who came to check on us multiple times, seemed to really care about our opinions and comfort. This will be our "go to" when visiting NY.
Dining in the West Village can be very hit-or-miss. Lots of places are attractive, and then the service stinks. Or the prices are high, no surprise given the astronomical rents they all have to pay. Swine has it all - great food, a pretty dining room, friendly staff, a terrific wine list, and reasonable prices.
Everything we had was delicious, inventive without being just precious. Bacon-wrapped date - yes, you've had them before, but in a gooey maple glaze. Yummmm! (Gents, take off your ties, it may get messy. And no one else here is wearing one.) Brisket and bone-marrow burger - another sloppy slice of heaven. My appetizer flatbread, with oyster mushroom confit and arugula, was so addictive I almost refused to share it with my friends.
Nice selection of wines by the glass, and our very friendly server gave us her recommendations with clarity.
The dining room is handsome, with very attractive (and flattering) lighting. We went on the late side, so it wasn't crowded, which is great for those who like to hear their own conversation. Music was fun but muted, as was the crowd at the bar.
I plan to go back often.
I came here once before on a horrible first date, but I remembered the food and service being good, so I wanted to come back with friends for brunch and a better experience - and it was great! Staff is extremely friendly, accommodating, and attentive. Food was delicious - the potato chip nachos are a greater starter - and we were never waiting on our drinks to be refilled, which was much appreciated when you only have two hours to get in that boozy brunch special at $25.
Went with three friends. The food was even better than we expected. Service: very good waiter, but poor guy was in the weeds whole time we were there, but he bent over backwards to make it work -- and nice in the process. The place, tho, is too dark and way too loud. We'll be back -- but for lunch or earlier in the evening.
Very disappointing. Menu is basic and generic. Overpriced food showed very little care or precision. Service disengaged/inattentive and disorganized. Kitchen also poorly organized - dishes not timed well, not arriving together. Admittedly a relatively large group of 8, but our orders were not complex and should have been handled without much difficulty. Also, just as an aside, don't be fooled by the name (as I was) - no interesting, thoughtful, or snout-to-tail type of pork dishes on the menu. For the price, you don't get much of a dining experience at all. Would not recommend.
Staff were friendly and professional, food was delicious. We will be back.
My husband and I were looking for a place to have a casual date night, and the menu for this place caught my eye when browsing on Open Table. The food is delicious! We had a bunch of things off the menu that we really enjoyed, but the pork belly was a real highlight as were the cauliflower grits.
The ambiance wasn't what I expected...walking in it definitely felt more like a noisy dive-y bar than a nice casual restaurant, which made how good the food was a welcome and surprising treat. Would definitely come back if I were in the neighborhood as well as recommend to a friend in the neighborhood. But because of the atmosphere, I'm not sure I'd recommend to a friend to go out of their way to go there.
The server was very unhelpful and not very nice, which put a damper on our meal.
Had an excellent brunch! The Swine Benedict is not to be missed. Great boozy brunch add on special as well.
Everything was fine except the lighting. I literally had to use the flashlight on my phone to read the menu. This is coming from someone who loves ambience and dim lighting. Everything else was great. The good was on point.
Had a great dinner, able to hear and speak to friends without shouting and great service and food at a reasonable price!
Great food, fantastic service, and the drinks were awesome! Already recommended to a few people and will be returning sooner rather than later.
LOVE Swine, in my hood and been many times, terrific food, slightly cramped dining for a group of 7. The waiter was a bit snarky.
Great brisket, excellent beer, and great service :D
So I have loved Swine, but this visit was not close to previous ones. Every time before the service was great. This time it was beyond slow and intermittent. Drinks were slow to make it to the table and then sat empty. I ordered the special which was flavorful, but just above room temp when it arrived. I hate this, because Swine was a go to place for me.
Had a great time at Swine. Everything was enjoyable. The atmosphere was pleasant and low key. Angel, our hostess was friendly and fun.
Make sure to try the pork belly and the deviled eggs. And have a "boulevardier of broken dreams ". Definitely worth a visit.
We will definitely be back.
The cocktails were tasty, the nibbles were on point but the ambiance was lack luster, the pictures make it feel more swanky then it is. Feels more like a homeboy hang out then a date spot or a girls night out. Good for a pre dinner drink or happy hour.