The Spotted Pig

Restaurants, British West Village
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The Spotted Pig

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The Spotted Pig

Blame talented toque April Bloomfield for the inevitable wait at this still-hopping West Village gastropub—a pioneer in the kind of meaty go-big-or-go-home grub that’s proliferated since the spot’s 2004 opening. The Pig still serves one of New York City’s best burgers, a rare patty heaped with intense Roquefort cheese and served with a tower of rosemary- and garlic-kissed shoestring fries. Equally legendary is the crispy pig ear salad—among the city’s first cultish offal dishes—napped in a lemony caper dressing. Bookend this prodigal feast with pints of proprietary cask-drawn bitter ale and a spiced ginger cake with a dollop of whipped cream for dessert.

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Venue name: The Spotted Pig
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Address: 314 W 11th St
New York
10014-23
Cross street: at Greenwich St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–2am; Sat, Sun 11am–2am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average main course: $15. AmEx, MC, V
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Alvin C

Everyone raves about the burger, but while waiting for our table, I was able to experience some of the best appetizers I've ever had as a warm up to the entree. The deviled egg was delectable - smooth and creamy it almost felt dessertlike. The Devils on Horseback was the most interesting name on the menu so being a little adventuous, I had to try it. It was amazing. They were bacon-wrapped pears in a pitted prune with just enough of a heat kick with the sweetness that it made for a great compliment to the Spotted Pig bitter that I was drinking. The best appetizer though, had to be the Ricotta Gnudi with brown butter and sage. This is the type of dish that you wish you were alone with because you're not going to want to share it. 

Overall, the critics are right. This place is a place to try. Although busy, it's a fun environment and great staff servicing tremendous food. Nice work Spotted Pig! 

mattscheetz
tastemaker

The burger at the Spotted Pig is nothing short of a religious experience. Aside from Kanye West's Twitter account, this is probably the reason you know of this place.


This place doesn't take reservations, so if you show up at anything remotely resembling a peak hour (aka after 5 PM or basically the entire weekend), you're gonna have to be patient. But you will be rewarded for your patience. Rewarded with one of the best (and deservedly most iconic) burgers in the city. 


Cooked to perfection, the thing comes slathered in blue cheese (but not just any blue cheese, mind you... Roquefort cheese), and situated next to what I can only describe as a pile of shoestring fries that would make Mt. Kilimanjaro blush.


But I digress. As I've been here on 2 occasions, I've also had the pleasure of experiencing some other items on their British-inspired menu. The steak hash on the brunch menu melts in your mouth, and their fish entrees are all solid. But don't fuck this one up- get the burger. 

Xtina_Caruso

There's a reason this place is a Critic's pick. They've gotten a lot of things right: the layout accommodates a bar scene + proper dining; the food is delicious; the drinks are strong; and the crowd is typical of West Village. Be prepared to wait a while if you don't have reservations though! There's a bar upstairs and down, FYI ;-)

Joel M

The burger, yes, is wonderful, but their breakfasty brunch items are a treat too. And hot tip: arrive at 11am on a weekend and you'll be seated almost immediately. 

Danny H

The burger here was immense. Juicy, packed with flavour, and topped with a wonderful blue cheese. The skinny fries really are what they say - skinny - they are basically skinny potato chips. Although they are nice, they are a little greasy and difficult to eat without making a huge mess. Unfortunately I didn't see Taylor Swift when I was there, but this place really lives up to its hype - a cool little joint!