The Spotted Pig
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- 75%Nightlife Lovers
- 74%Business Travelers
- 66%Family Travelers
- 59%History Buffs
- 59%Local Culture
Member Reviews (34)
- The Spotted PigMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Nov 19, 2012
I love this place. It's in a great neighborhood - West Village - and their fries and burgers are insanely good. Although it's always a pain to get any seat, I keep coming back to it. Make sure you call to make a reservation if you want to go for a proper dinner. If not, you're looking at a 2h wait. I usually just go to the bar area.
- The Spotted PigMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Oct 30, 2012
April Bloomfield's masterpiece - gastropubs in England aren't even this good. I've been at least 10x and every time is stomach filling amazingness. Avoid obvious rush times and you can usually get in within 30 mins (even if they tell you it will be longer...). Only slight drawback - be prepared for cramped quarters..
- The Spotted PigMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Sep 10, 2012
Ahh, the spotted pig.
Such and eclectic atmosphere. There was an interesting array of decorations, pigs of different shapes and sizes. We had to wait 45 minutes for a table on a Saturday afternoon around 2-3. If possible, I suggest making a reservation. The restaurant was crowded but it was fun to people watch while eating. My friend and I heard 3 different languages as we sat to order from the late lunch menu.
The friend ordered the infamous burger and I ordered the smoked haddock chowder, and we ended up sharing. We had to get their on tap Speckled Hen - went great with both the burger and chowder.
The burger was soooo good. Very simple. Just meat + cheese + bun. We even asked the waitress if there were any add-on options to the burger but she politely suggested that once we tried the burger, we wouldn't want to add anything to it. She was right! The quality of these 3 ingredients (I wish I knew what bread they used, the cheese was Roquefort) made one savory, tasty burger. The burger came with a heaping side of shoestring fries. I liked how they added little pieces of fried garlic and rosemary. Yum!
I wish I could say my haddock chowder was just as good, but it was alright. I mean, it was pretty good but I could make it better at home. For the price and hype, I expected better.
I would love to go again and try their lunch and dinner menu!
- The Spotted PigJul 31, 2012
Get the burger and fries they are just sooooooooo good. The burgers have an amazing flavor and are well put together. The fries are deceivingly filling, it doesn't look like they'll fill you up, but don't worry you'll be stuffed. I haven't tried anything else at the spotted pig because I can't stop getting the burger. As always go early or make a reservation
- The Spotted PigJul 05, 2012
Great atmosphere, ok food. The two employees I had contact with, the hostess and the bartender, were extremely friendly. As noted before, the food takes a ridiculous amount of time to get (it was far from busy at 3pm when I was there) but the bartender and other patrons helped pass the time. Don't plan on dropping in for a quick bite, but go with friends or make some new ones there and just enjoy the time out.
- The Spotted PigJul 04, 2012
Paid $9 for a London Pride here once. Two things struck me; the staff, who looked as bored as they looked good, and the tartan upholstery. But the story of how April Bloomfield came to be here is the stuff of dreams, and as edifying an example as exists as to the benefits of getting one's head down and subsequently believing your own press. I didn't eat, but apparently Jay-Z does. So go figure...