The Spotted Pig

Address: 314 West 11th Street, West Village, New York City, 10014, United States
Telephone: 212-620-0393

- Mid-range

4.3

A wonderful Gastro pub with excellent food and potent cocktails.

With big food and entertainment names behind it - everyone from Italian impresario Mario Batali to Ken Friedman, a former record bigwig - it’s not surprising that this hotspot in the West Village has both excellent food and a great scene. The only downside to the atmospheric destination is that it’s so popular that sometimes there is an hour wait for a table. I always belly up to the bar for some deviled eggs in the meantime and a stiff Bloody Mary while cooling my heels.

Food and drink
4.4
90%
Service
3
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.2
90%

Food and drink

A modern-style gastro pub with inventive food like smoked haddock chowder with homemade crackers, porcini vegetable stew with celery leaf, pan fried calf’s liver with mashed potatoes and a hearty char grilled burger, compliments of a former London River Café chef. The spot also serves up a wicked Bloody Mary, a Six Points “Righteous Rye” ale, and excellent Pimms Cups as well as having a 100 plus wine list. Suffice it to say that I have had a few boozy nights here.

Ambience

Charming and atmospheric, it’s the perfect quirky setting for a London meets New York type of space. Think of touches like an old wood bar, rock 'n’ roll soundtrack and walls covered in paraphernalia, taxidermy, you name it. Oh and a beautiful crowd.

Service

A modern-style gastro pub with inventive food like smoked haddock chowder with homemade crackers, porcini vegetable stew with celery leaf, pan fried calf’s liver with mashed potatoes and a hearty char grilled burger, compliments of a former London River Café chef. The spot also serves up a wicked Bloody Mary, a Six Points “Righteous Rye” ale, and excellent Pimms Cups as well as having a 100 plus wine list. Suffice it to say that I have had a few boozy nights here.

Location

On a charming residential street in the West Village. You will want to walk around a bit before or after to discover why this area has some of the most pricey real estate in town.

Price advice

With main dishes from US$13 and a three-course meal without wine about US$45 per person, these are high prices for a pub but the food is excellent and worth the trip.

Tables to book

No reservations although it is essential to book for groups over six. The tables on the second floor are quieter than those adjacent to the bar.

Recommended for

  • Singles
  • Celebrity spotting
  • Nightlife
  • People watching
  • Trendiness

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