Green Pig Bistro

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424 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Green Pig Bistro serves up a fusion of French and American cuisine. Guests can start their dining experience at Green Pig Bistro with appetizers such as kale caesar salad, fried chicken biscuits or buffalo ribs with blue cheese dressing. GPB embraces a seasonal menu of hearty entrées sourcing most ingredients locally to satisfy the palate.
Green Pig Bistro features a communal chef's table and an open kitchen and two full bars where guests can socialize while watching their meals or cocktails being prepared. It has a casual setting and lively and energetic vibe with delicious farm to table food, craft cocktails, amazing service and a unique style and walls covered in cookbook pages. This restaurant serves brunch with cocktails on the weekend, lunch Monday - Friday, a daily Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm and dinner starting at 5:30pm. Reservations highly recommended. At this time, we don't take any reservations for Lunch. Just stop in!
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KP
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Went back for the best chicken and waffles

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SB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Overall good food. I had to send my veal chop back because it was too rare, but not a big deal. The tuna, avocado appetizer was awesome.
The staff is friendly.

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WW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I dined with a friend on a Wednesday evening. The place was packed and energetic, but in a good way -- there was plenty of personal space to enjoy the meal and have a good conversation. The service was friendly and food came out reasonably quickly given the crowd. The food was great, something like comfort food with an emphasis on pork. Be warned that if you do not like pork this is not the place for you! Good beer and mixed drink selection would make this a good after-work spot to enjoy some time with colleagues.

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e
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

charming menu, decoration, waitstaff, hostess. A trendy place and my current go-to place in Arlington

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yum! Sitting at the chef’s table with a view into the kitchen was mesmerizing. Each dish is plated with precise certainty and looks better than the one before it. Well balanced dishes and thoughtful menu. Incredible how this restaurant mixes fine dining with the casual weeknight experience. Great for “just because” nights out and celebrations.

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AH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had brunch on a rainy Sunday so it wasn’t too busy and the noise level wasn’t bad, service was good. Chicken and waffles and cinnamon buns were awesome, smoked salmon benedict was just ok.

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SS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

It was freezing in the restaurant and our service was fair to poor. Very slow and not attentive. Our server switched halfway through but with no communication which I thought was odd, and because we were a party of 6 the gratuity was automatically added at 20%. I normally tip 20% or more but in this case I would not have. Food was great and I’ve had great experiences here in the past but this was not a good one.

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LM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service is excellent

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OT
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The branzino was perfect with veggies and a beautiful presentation. Hubby loved the pork chop. Coconut pie was the perfect finish. Easy parking. Great location.

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, sat outside, wine and small plates are the best!!

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DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Service was very poor. We waited 30 minutes for a simple meal and our server was nowhere to be found for even water refills. The restaurant’s ambiance was very loud. It is not what it used to be when it first opened.

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ML
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for brunch. The hightop table reservation is the perfect vibe for family style dining. Food was excellent and the brunch drink options were all very good. It got really busy while we were there but the service was great the whole time. It is hard to find parking so make sure to give yourself a bit of time to find a street spot before your reservation.

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AI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food generally was delicious. The kare kare was disappointing and the apple tart too sweet. Service was good and loved the relaxed atmosphere. Will certainly go back!

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BF
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Green Pig Bistro remains one of the best restaurants in Northern VA. Previously they treated us right for an Anniversary and a large group dinner. This visit was to entertain for a work event. Service was great. Food was even better than I remembered. And we all enjoyed our evening.

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PN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

We had to move from a table to the bar as it was so noisy we couldn’t hear the waitress or each other. The bar was better (less noisy), but busy so service OK. Food was excellent.

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e
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It is a really trendy place with an interesting menu and very nice wait staff. The sign to help women (ask for Angela) is a wonderful touch. If you want a quiet evening out then it is a little too noisy. Brunch on other days is fantastic.

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NB
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had dinner here on a Saturday night. This place is really great and right near a really nice part of town. The chicken biscuits appetizer was really good!! All our food was delicious, the service was good and the experience was great. Highly recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great! Love the Filipino twist in the American-ish cuisine. Will definitely go back and try the other daily specials!

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MC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Maybe we hit on an off night, near closing time, but food was unimpressive after all the great reviews. Our bacon cheeseburger, requested medium rare, came well done, with bacon mixed into the burger. Would not have ordered if we'd known. Not nearly as yummy as a couple of hot crispy slices on top. And what looked like American cheese. Not on a $16 burger. Daughter's kale salad was good. The fried chicken biscuits with honey and hot sauce were lathered in flaming hot sauce and biscuits were more like buns. The coffee cheesecake was not a classic, dense cheesecake, more like a mousse, but was very good. Our three craft cocktails were quite good, but very expensive. Waitress polite but not exceptional service. All around a very decent, if pricey, place to dine. Wouldn't go out of my way to return. Kitchen needs some feedback.

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food was good, but pricey and extremely noisy. Hidden cost with drinks such as lemonade, $5 every glass where as we were just told $5 for one with refills

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KP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I went to the Green Pig to celebrate my birthday and it didn't disappoint - great food, great vibe - highly recommend for large groups and will definitely be back for a date night or two!

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CM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Boring food, bad service, super noisy. Waste of a good location.

Like a lot of other reviewers, our app order never came, entrees were overpriced for what you get, (microwaved blandness) and the acoustics are so bad, you have to yell to be heard over the din. Wait staff overwhelmed.

So many better restaurants within walking distance: Lyon Hall, Citizen Burger - much better for same price range or less.

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S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Nice portions for brunch. Very happy with the service. Overall a great experience.

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MI
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal - went for a friends 50th and loved everything we ordered

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Amazing food, but was a little too loud

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 1

My fiancé and I had a very poor dining experience. The food was very good and the wine list was excellent. The service was barely adequate. I don’t think the waitress understands her clientele. There was no apology for getting our appetizer order wrong and she was baffled by our switching tables because of the loud couple shouting at each other over their dinner. In retrospect the couple was just trying to be heard over the deafening din of the dining room.
We will not go back again unless it’s deserted.

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NF
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Price is slightly high if compared with similar restaurants. Staff was nice. A little too noise.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and a meal to die for. Wonderful gastronomical experience will be returning.

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G
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pasta dish with veal and pork meatballs was outstanding.

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a wonderful experience in totality. From walking in the door to the moment we left. Food, service, and ambience were just amazing. Every plate was cleared. I’ve found my new go-to place for out of town guests! Try the pickles. Even a non-pickle person like me enjoyed them thoroughly!

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t
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

I had two other, better, experiences here. Based on those previous trips, I still recommend checking it out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch menu! Love that they have a smaller menu of choices. Wish they had bottomless Mamosa’s.... $9/glass is really steep!!!

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MG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Fun atmosphere and great cocktails! The fried chicken sliders were a great appetizer with lots of flavor, but the chicken sous-vide entree was average.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zack the server was great.
Pleasant knowledgeable fast

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Green Pig is always excellent. The food is great; so is the service and ambience.

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R
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

It’s a convenient location. It happened to be really loud and oddly understaffed the last time there. Hasn’t been understaffed in previous visits, though always loud. Service was particularly slow and inattentive last visit. Food is consistently solid. Not out of this world, but a good meal. Apps and salads a bit overpriced. Has a good vibe and will continue to visit.

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H
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I indicated on my reservation that it was my wife's birthday, but there was zero acknowledgement. Otherwise great food and service, but a shout out would have been appreciated.

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JA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming since it opened 5 or so years ago now. Brunch or dinner, always pleased with the quality and selection of food.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was wonderful!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Our server started out great and then after he brought us our food he disappeared. He never came by to ask us if we wanted anything else. In fact, my husband had to go find him to ask for a dessert menu. It was very strange.

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