August 7, 2008

Spotted Pig - Overhyped? Kind of...

Spotted PigSo after many failed attempts of being told "wait time is 3 hrs" I finally made it to the Spotted Pig last July 4th weekend. I thought that with everyone out of town that weekend, the wait would be more tolerable.

It was...sort of....

After waiting about 1 hour (not too bad), my friends and I got a great table! The booth at the back by the window....not an easy feat in the small space!

The food was classic pub, gluttonous, know the drill. This is not a place for the faint-hearted or heaven forbid...vegans or vegetarians.

The menu is pretty simple with the majority of the patrons going for the burger, topped with roquefort cheese and plated with a mountain of shoe string fries. Keep in mind, these fries are intense and spill everywhere...don't be afraid to eat off the table...out goes the five second rule here!

Highlights included the ricotta gnudi - heavy and delish, as well as a great and simple deviled egg, creamy with just the right amount of spice.

Overall, the vibe was very old school irish pub. Lots of cool looking people and pretty girls. Not sure how they manage to stay that thin while eating plates full of cheese and butter...hrmmm...

Service was spotty, nice but not too nice...and you do get an overall feeling like they are doing you a huge favor by letting you dine there.

My final verdict - Glad I finally went, but would I go back? Probably Not.

Well, I take that back...if the wait was trimmed to 10-15 minutes. Chances of that happening?

Like I said...Probably Not. (picture from

Spotted Pig
314 W. 11th St., New York, NY

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