The Spotted Pig
c/o Greenwich Street & West 11th Street, New York 212.620.0393- Owner Ken Friedman brings a new bar / restaurant based on the British Gastropub theme based in the heart of the West Village. The Spotted Pig has a great busy atmosphere in a warm and cozy pub. Worth popping by for a drink, a nibble or a full meal. Even after I first wrote about the place, it's still packed every night.
The 'modern menu' food looks superb: gnudi, sea-bass, cod, pork loin, lamb, orchiette, burger with shoestring fries - and also classics from The River Cafe and Otto. The Chocolate Nemesis is the best chocolate cake pudding I have had since Franks. They tell me that the menu will change frequently but regulars include pansotti with roasted pumpkin and goat cheese, bresaola with raw artichokes and arugula, and pork-and-fennel sausage with polenta and broccoli rabe. Do note, if you're vegetarian, the menu is going to be restrictive... The Burger with Roquefort is wonderful may be an acquired taste.
At the bar they have a very good stout at the bar (Beamish) together with Brooklyn Brewery beers. Go on, try the bitter. Or then again, choose from the impressive wine list.
Not exactly a Westbourne but a great Yankee impression of it!
1, 9 to Christopher St. - Sheridan Sq.; A, C, E to 14th St.
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