The Spotted Pig’s Address: 314 W. 11th St. (at Greenwich St. – West Village)
The Spotted Pig’s Phone Number: (212) 620-0393
In my early NYC days, the “secret” third floor of The Spotted Pig was an all-too regular haunt of mine. Though I cannot – for reasons i’ll leave to your imagination – describe those nights in detail, I can tell you that the restaurant itself is still a favorite of locals.
It’s a great West Village spot for business meetings, brunch, celebrity sightings, girls’ dinners, casual dates, people watching, small plates, meeting hot girls, lunch and entertaining out of town friends.
Good For Celebrity Sightings: Jay-Z’s one of the owners and also a frequent visitor. Because of his involvement and that of other high-profile investors, The Spotted Pig’s ability to attract a slew of recognizable faces has held up throughout the years.
Good For Business Meals/Drinks: Though the restaurant only seats 100, making it less than ideal for groups, it’s a good place to go for smaller meetings. One of the first to call itself a “gastro-pub” and home to what I’m told is one of the best burgers in the city, it’s particularly good for an impressive yet “casual” situation.
Good For Girls Dinners: Again, it’s not a great place for big groups but if it’s just a few friends, it’s a really fun place to start a night. Though not quite what I would call cheap, it won’t kill your wallet/you won’t want to kill your perpetually “broke” girl friends.