The Spotted Pig has only been open 10 years but it has the look and feel of a 100 year old restaurant. The building itself is technically 177 years old (seriously).
Touted as NYC’s first Gastropub, the Spotted Pig is the essence of Greenwich Village and the epitome of a clusterf*ck.
Waiting for a table can take hours and once you’re in, it’s a menagerie of colors, smells, noise and heat and the voices of foreign tourists.
The room we were seated in did not contain one single English speaking guest. Was this place featured in a guidebook?
There were two things I was told to order here. The Burger and the Chicken Liver on Toast.
The burger was nice but MY GOD, that chicken liver toast was one of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth.
I’ve only recently begun my foray into pureed animal organs spread on things, but this version was certainly the best.
The SP is a must try for local and tourist alike. The atmosphere is charming, the service is super friendly and the food is excellent. Just know you’re going to wait and get over it.
P.S., I’m not gonna lie, my pictures are dreadful. It’s dark in there and I was more in the mood to EAT my food rather than photograph it. For once.
314 W 11th St
New York, NY 10014
b/t Hudson St & Greenwich St