The Pandering Pig

209 Pinehurst Ave, New York NY 10033
$$ French Recommended New Editor's Pick

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 209 Pinehurst Ave, New York NY 10033
  • Cross Street: W 187th St
  • Location: Manhattan | Upper Manhattan
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Desserts | French | New American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (212) 781-3124
  • Features: Full Bar, Organic Ingredients, Prix Fixe Menu, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.88 out of 5 stars based on 578 votes

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Jan 27, 2023
Sandy O.
I have never experienced such exquisitely prepared and plated food ever in New York. Everyone should try to get to this tiny gem as soon as possible!

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Dec 17, 2022
Adam B.
This was my first experience at the Pandering Pig and it was wonderful. Ambience, welcoming, explanation of the food preparation, communication, service and the food itself were just right for me.

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Dec 17, 2022
Valentina A.
The Pandering Pig is a fantastic place. It's an exquisite gem in our neighborhood. I am always delighted with everything here: food, service, ambiance, and price. )) The restaurant has a sophisticated collection of wines as well. Highly recommend.

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Dec 12, 2022
Rohin K.
Gem of a restaurant in an unlikely part of town with exceptional cuisine and beautiful, tasteful ambience.

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Oct 28, 2022
Marvin B.
The food was amazing! It was truly a gourmet dinner in a cozy little space. Senator, the host, was charming and informative. We can't wait to go back soon.

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Sep 24, 2022
Jeremy K.
A wonderful experience - relaxing environment, very friendly staff and delicious food.

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Sep 21, 2022
George S.
Their French cuisine is superb.

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Sep 20, 2022
Andrew B.
The food, the service, the decor -- all fantastic. I had the Brussel sprouts with blue cheese, then the Sonoma chicken, and finally the upside down cheese cake -- things started on a delectable high note and then just kept getting better and better. A hidden gem in upper Manhattan.

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Aug 20, 2022
Deborah G.
It's been a long time since I have had such a wonderful meal. The food was divine! Every dish was special, creative and delicious. The honey cheesecake was incredible! Will definitely be back!

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May 23, 2022
Jean-Paul B.
Very nice ambiance, pleasant level of music, and the prix fixe menu on weekends is a wonderful value. 4 courses by an excellent chef! Go try her dishes. You won’t be disappointed

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May 16, 2022
Jennifer O.
Delicious as always!

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Apr 18, 2022
Jamie S.
The Pandering Pig was a delight! The restaurant is beautiful and quaint, with gorgeous floral arrangements on tables and covering the ceiling. The space is small but intimate and you feel almost like you are at a chefs table, hearing the bustling one-person kitchen turning out the most gorgeous meals. The poached apple toasts, beet salad and Beef Bourguignon was to die for. Wine and whiskey offerings are interesting and delicious. Highly recommend this beautiful spot.

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Apr 17, 2022
Maureen P.
Such a wonderful experience- we loved it! Thank you for a perfect evening before the Wilco show!

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Feb 05, 2022
Peter R.
Beautiful vibes. Beautiful food

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Feb 01, 2022
Ernest R.
We wanted to show our friends from Morristown NJ, who are considering moving to the neighborhood, the best of what "we" have to offer. Pandering Pig high on that list, a lovely, intimate spot. Only wish it could be twice the size! As our friend said, he is "whole hog" for Pandering Pig (sorry!)

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Jan 09, 2022
Philip Y.
Really great!

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Dec 27, 2021
Susan A.
We felt so welcomed and attended to, even sitting outside on a cold night, from the warm outdoor heater, to the sterilized blankets, to the lovely server. The table setting was beautiful and everything was thoughtfully done. As a pescatarian, I would have loved to have more seafood entree choices, but I understand keeping the menu limited, and everything we had was delicious and very fresh and beautifully presented. It felt very special.

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Dec 24, 2021
Chris H.
Best restaurant in Washington Heights!

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Dec 20, 2021
Lane A.
What a great experience! Lovely space, wonderful and inventive food, excellent service, good wine, good vibes, all around great evening. We even got a birthday song :) We will definitely be back.

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Dec 16, 2021
Jennifer B.
This is our favorite restaurant. The food is always incredible and the ambience is absolutely fabulous! The flowers everywhere were just gorgeous!! The service is always great. We are never, ever disappointed!

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Dec 12, 2021
John A.
It was super on every scale. Keep it up!

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Dec 11, 2021
Jean-Paul B.
The chef is talented and creative, and the result is excellent. The service is very attentive and a comfortable ambiance.

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Dec 06, 2021
sudhir s.
thank you for for your attentiveness and a enjoyable food

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Nov 27, 2021
Michael F.
A perfect "10", a few terms to share in describing the Pandering pig experience. A hidden gem, tiny and tasteful, a very select and well thought out feeling of discovering this hidden gem NYC, 2nd is the visuals that command your attention even before you find yourself on the other side of the door, embraced by mother nature herself. A foodie's trip uptown was validated and , will take your senses on a , arriving upon your destination,

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Nov 15, 2021
Mariana L.
This is a neighborhood gem!

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Oct 31, 2021
Jane S.
The chef turns out consistently delicious food. Interesting but not intimidating. The host is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Oct 18, 2021
Thomas M.
I have eaten at the Pandering Pig numerous times and it never disappoints. The food and wine selection are superb.

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Oct 18, 2021
Daniel M.
The food is amazing!

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Oct 14, 2021
KAREN J.
Lovely, friendly, a special place.

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Oct 12, 2021
Candy T.
Amazing experience! Will come back soon. Thank you for a wonderful meal/service.

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Sep 24, 2021
Sonia H.
Always love my experience here. The food is fantastic, especially the pre-fixe menu. One tiny little thing from last time, bread had run out. Other than that, a fabulous establishment and one of my favorites !

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Sep 10, 2021
Field J.
What a fantastic neighborhood spot! Wine and food were amazing and we can not wait to return to try the prix fixe weekend menu. Glad we ventured far from home and looking forward to bringing others here

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Aug 22, 2021
Grace W.
Some of the best food and service I’ve had in a long time. I can’t wait to go back and have already drawn up a list of people I will be bringing in with me in succession!

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Jul 29, 2021
Kevin S.
Great food, great service. Couldn't ask for more.

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Jun 22, 2021
Stephanie W.
We had an incredible dinner at The Pandering Pig celebrating my husband’s birthday. The food was delicious, the service outstanding, and the ambience was just perfect. We truly could not have asked for anything better. We will most certainly be back!

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Jun 21, 2021
Stefania D.
Amazing food - the outdoor seating area is too small perhaps, but otherwise no complaints whatsoever!

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May 08, 2021
Ceci B.
The ambiance was low key, welcoming, familial. The food was phenomenal. Def worth a vax celebration here!!!

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Apr 19, 2021
Christopher R.
Amazing wine and dine experience.

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Apr 06, 2021
Chris H.
Our neighborhood is fortunate to have a variety of very good restaurants but there is only one that provides a culinary experience usually only found in more upper-class neighborhoods - "The Pig", The Pandering Pig. Chef Nicole and Host Senator dazzle you meal to meal with a new offering that consistently blows us away. Thank heavens they seem to have survived the last terrible year. Try them out. You will become a regular like the rest of us.

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Nov 09, 2020
Chris C.
Some of the best food we've had in NYC. It's a really special little place.

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Nov 08, 2020
Rebecca P.
From the bread to my cheese platter to my sisters charcuterie board everything was delicious and fresh. Coq au vin was amazing. Their red wine nicely complimented our dinner. Senator was friendly, welcoming and gave us great food recommendations. They did have covid safety conditions in place. Only a few indoor seats and they did have outdoor seating. I highly recommend this restaurant. Loved it!

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Oct 20, 2020
Elaine T.
The outdooor seating is not very comfortable but it is improvised and I hope we will be able to safely eat indoors again soon.

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Oct 20, 2020
Terry J.
delicious food, wonderful service and ambience!

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Oct 17, 2020
Chris R.
The food was delicious and different than the restaurants in the area. The atmosphere was romantic and the champagne was delicious. The hosts make you feel welcomed and attended to and allow you to take as much time as you need to enjoy your meal. Overall great experience for me and my lady this past Friday night. Will definitely be returning next weekend.

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Oct 11, 2020
Jay H.
Pandering Pig is always awesome! Last nights Prix Fixe menus was amazing! We loved their outdoor dining setup and thought the menu had something for everyone.

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Oct 08, 2020
Edward F.
a lovely experience dining outside in a comfortable and creative environment.

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Sep 28, 2020
Christine W.
Love the Pandering Pig. A fun menu and a relaxing outdoor restaurant. The staff was amazing and very friendly. I will return regularly.

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Sep 15, 2020
Thomas L.
Excellent food and service! We had a great time.

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Sep 15, 2020
Michael W.
We had a lovely evening at the Pandering Pig and really enjoyed the soups and Pommeau. Very thankful to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.

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Aug 29, 2020
Asta H.
Unique neighborhood restaurant. Delicious food. Creative menus. Love it!

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Jul 20, 2020
Jeff H.
Can't say enough good things about Pandering Pig. The food is divine. That's first. But the welcome to guests is extraordinary and the ambiance, given our current restraints, is exceptional. Never mind the occasional passing motorcycle! Service exceptional, as it was before COVID-19. But ... I keep coming back to the food. It's something special. Don't miss it.

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Jul 13, 2020
Elizabeth L.
We felt like humans again! Dining out at the lovely Pandering Pig, sidewalk edition was the absolute best. We had delicious champagne - a cremant - and my partner and I shared the prix fixe ordering different items so we could try everything. Our servers were safe and masked and we shared all the pleasantries and normalcies, as ever. And our little 9 lb yorkie poo sat next to us and enjoyed all the attention! Will return for sure! The neighborhood is coming back! Bravo PP! Liz & Mike

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Jul 06, 2020
MarcoSantiago C.
If you haven’t ate here yet, what are you waiting for?

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Apr 11, 2022
Margaret P.
I knew there are some issues with finding enough help and having to change and limit hours. The problems we had were related to these issues. The website and the actual offerings--the meals and times-- were out of sync, so I was confused by whether brunch was offered; then I made a 5PM reservation for dinner on the website, but a sign on the door of the restaurant said 5:30 opening. The host was gracious, and it was not a problem. As always, the food was excellent, and the "Sunday supper" of simpler, less expensive variations on the usual fare was a creative and delicious solution. The teenage son of the owner was filling in as a waiter, and he seemed to have had no training in how to serve, clear, or speak with people; he was not paying attention to what he was doing but seemed to be off in some dream world of his own. We requested to take home an uneaten portion of food, which he never brought back. When he brought the checks in little metal cases, he basically threw them on the table. However, we did not let these adolescent problems ruin what was an excellent dinner out with friends.

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Dec 25, 2021
Lucas B.
This is easily the best restaurant in Northern Manhattan. It reminds me of some small out-of-the-way places I had visited in pre-COVID Paris.

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Sep 27, 2021
Donald S.
I've been to The Pandering Pig a number of times since it's opened and have always enjoyed the experience. The food is excellent and lovingly prepared and presented, the service friendly but professional. The ambience is less successful but pleasant. And this most recent experience was probably the best so far.

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May 03, 2021
Kevin J.
The food was surprising and delicious. As always, the Senator was a gracious and engaging host. Viva Nicole! Viva Nicole!

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Apr 07, 2021
Bill M.
A gem in the neighborhood!

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Sep 27, 2020
Andy A.
Delicious food, wonderful outdoor ambience, great service. Please try this wonderful little spot in the Hudson Heights neighborhood.

Overall: 8/10
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Jun 06, 2022
Azareen V.
Everything was excellent, but the young man in charge of table service was in a very sour mood, refused to speak, and generally looked like he hated being there. That dampened the mood a bit. Food and wine were excellent and the owner is friendly.

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Nov 09, 2021
William W.
Overall, food and service were very good. Lamb dish was the best!! Very tasty. All good! Thanks.

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Oct 21, 2021
Debbie J.
Good food but server was too enthusiastic and talked way too much. Not a good listener (didn't pick up on cues). We were rushed at the end. But Id go back.

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Oct 05, 2021
Z. R.
Enjoyed brunch! Must return for Prix Fix or dinner. Delightful area. Parking is a challenge.

Overall: 7/10
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Jul 03, 2021
Gregory L.
My friend and I had the prix fixe menu. For the most part our food was good and even special, but my friend got the cod entree the taste of which was very unappealing. It was slightly rubbery in texture, didn't seem to be a good quality fish, and there was, I believe, no seasoning at all to make up for it. The service additionally was a bit of a letdown. They didn't seem interested in making the experience special as the only restaurant of this sort in this neighborhood. There are some places around the corner opening up which will provide good dining experiences at a lower price point, and I worry that this place won't be left in the best of shape as a result.