The Spotted Pig

314 W 11th St

When a pub with a wholly British name peeks out from a quiet urban corner, one expects to find a dark wood interior, grumpy old men at the bar, and bready ales paired with toad-in-the-hole and spotted dick. But the Spotted Pig is anything but an old ... more

When a pub with a wholly British name peeks out from a quiet urban corner, one expects to find a dark wood interior, grumpy old men at the bar, and bready ales paired with toad-in-the-hole and spotted dick. But the Spotted Pig is anything but an old Pig and Whistle dressed up for a village dinner. It is a gastro-pub, the New Urban reinvention of the British Pub known to us chiefly through the tired Andy Capp cartoons; gone are the lumpers and chip buddies. Welcome, sublime arugula salad with toasted pumpkin. While the interior of the Spotted Pig does have its pub elements, including ales and porcine art, there is something else going on here – small ledges for plates, elegant pieces of vegetal art framed and hung, tiny tables tucked into corners, hopeful diners lined up at the door, murmurs at the bar and wistful glances at passing plates of food. Chef April Bloomfield offers up quirky chicken liver parfait, filling shepherd’s pie, grilled potato bread and smoke-haddock chowder. All are worth trying, as are her salads, which are a must-taste. One glorious offering is the vitello tonnato, made with pork. The menu changes with the seasons and availability, and has pasta surpr... more

When a pub with a wholly British name peeks out from a quiet urban corner, one expects to find a dark wood interior, grumpy old men at the bar, and bready ales paired with toad-in-the-hole and spotted dick. But the Spotted Pig is anything but an old Pig and Whistle dressed up for a village dinner. It is a gastro-pub, the New Urban reinvention of the British Pub known to us chiefly through the tired Andy Capp cartoons; gone are the lumpers and chip buddies. Welcome, sublime arugula salad with toasted pumpkin.

While the interior of the Spotted Pig does have its pub elements, including ales and porcine art, there is something else going on here – small ledges for plates, elegant pieces of vegetal art framed and hung, tiny tables tucked into corners, hopeful diners lined up at the door, murmurs at the bar and wistful glances at passing plates of food.

Chef April Bloomfield offers up quirky chicken liver parfait, filling shepherd’s pie, grilled potato bread and smoke-haddock chowder. All are worth trying, as are her salads, which are a must-taste. One glorious offering is the vitello tonnato, made with pork. The menu changes with the seasons and availability, and has pasta surprises sprinkled throughout. Do not be afraid to try one as an appetizer.

A great surprise is the wine list, inspired by partners Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich, is very nice, if weighted towards Friulian – but who can complain about that? There is something magical about sitting in a pub and drinking a fabulous Italian wine. But then the magic of the Spotted Pig is how this gastro-pub combines the best of pub, trattoria and urban hot-spot.

Other notes: The cask-conditioned ales are from Brooklyn Brewery. Owner Ken Friedman is pals with Bono, so there are plenty of Star Gazers and Glam Packs vying for tables; the upstairs is now open.

Tip: arrive early. The small space fills up fast, made even more popular with the award of one Michelin star in Fall 2005.


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West Village Description

The Spotted Pig is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The western slice of Greenwich Village—although some will tell you it's a separate neighborhood altogether; don't listen to them—the West Village is a somewhat sleepier version of its larger neighborhood, with many tree-lined streets populated by residential buildings and punctuated ever-so-lightly with restaurants and bars. The locals have fought notoriously hard throughout the years to keep raucous bars and clubs from staying open—or even opening at all—to preserve the relative quiet of their neighborhood.

The West Village stretches east from the Hudson River to 6th Avenue, and north from Houston Street to West 14th. It's northwestern corner is chewed off by the Meatpacking District, where the very sorts of restaurants and bars West Village residents try to keep out of their 'hood flourish. The majority of Bleecker Street's dining, shopping, and drinking options exist on the West Village's end of the street, with a small shopping mecca surrounding the intersection of 7th Avenue, where many high-end retailers have stores, like Brooks Brothers' Black Fleece, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Burberry, Marc Jacobs, and a whole lot more.

There's plenty of history here, and the bars are no exception—Dylan Thomas famously stumbled out of the White Horse Tavern heavy with whiskey on the night he expired at the Hotel Chelsea. For those aiming to avoid the thumping, throbbing nightclubs of the Meatpacking District, jazz can be had at Fat Cat, the legendary Village Vanguard, and smaller, quieter establishments like 55 Bar. If you'd like a more structured day of drinking, the folks at the Literary Pub Crawl put on a fantastic and informative tour.

The sophisticated residents of the West Village have led a number of excellent restaurants to open in the neighborhood, from Italian favorite Sant Ambroeus, April Bloomfield's game-changing gastropub The Spotted Pig, Yerba Buena, and Perry St.. Of course, if you're not in the mood for high-end cuisine in mood-inducing settings, there's pizza on offer at John's of Bleecker Street, but you'd be better served by walking a little further east and feasting one our favorite New York slice at Joe's. And if it's a burger you're looking for, the city's first Umami Burger is lurking over on 6th Avenue, while perennial favorite Corner Bistro is on 7th.

While the West Village is low on museums, it has two of the best independent cinemas in the city between Film Forum and neighborhood landmark IFC Center.

Info

314 W 11th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0393
Website

Editorial Rating

Category

British

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Business Casual

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

LUNCH
Mon-Fri: 12:00pm-3:00pm

DINNER
Daily: 5:30pm-2:00am

BRUNCH
Sat-Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

Bar Menu
Daily: 3:00pm-2:00am

Nearby Subway

  • to Christopher St/Sheridan Sq -- 0.3

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