Seattle >Food & Dining > Pig 'n Whistle
8412 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810347.690255 -122.355145
Mon-Thu 11:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. Fri 11:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sat 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sun 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Neighborhoods: Northwest Seattle, Northwest, Greenwood
Unfortunate visit. NOT veggie friendly – On a pleasant afternoon visit to Pig 'N Whistle on a mellow Saturday, my husband and I enjoyed a snack. We ordered PBR on tap, french fries, and a wedge salad without bacon. We are vegetarians. We enjoyed our nibble and decided to go back tonight for dinner with friends. All of our friends are vegetarians, and remembering that our meal was veggie friendly, we thought it would be ok. WRONG. We found out AFTER we ordered veggie burgers, and only after asking if the fries were vegetarian (our friend had a sneaking suspision) we found out that they were fried in duck fat. Our waitress found this hysterical, while all of us (mostly my husband and I who had eaten them unknowingly) were horrified that she did not offer up this information after we all ordered vegetarian burgers. We all substituted salads and were charged for them. Our meal and beer took 30 minutes to arrive after ordering them. Our waitress finally arrived with only one beer, unsure if any of us ordered it,. Our other beers arrived 10 minutes later after requesting them again. One friend had to leave because it was taking too long and we were still charged for his beer. My burger still arrived with fries, even after I specifically substituted them.
When leaving a friend spoke to the owner who seemed super uninterested about her complaint and told her that the fries were NOT fried in duck fat, so...who to believe? What is the truth?
We were really excited that P 'N W was going to reopen and now we are very disappointed. $55 later for two of us, lukewarm veggie burgers, extra charge for salads, long wait, and unimpressed! Not to mention eating meat unwillingly and unknowingly while being a vegetarian. I know many people who would love the duck fat fries, and I don't mind, but I think they should advertise that.
Terrible Food and Atmosphere – Having read all the good reviews of the new owners and operators of Pig N Whistle we tried it for lunch today. It was the greasiest food we've ever eaten. My husband had a mediocre burger and my fish (with fish and chips) was dry and tastless. The fries were dripping in what tasted like old grease. The atmosphere is just an ordinary bar with a big screen TV, music blaring, and riduculously bad art on the walls. We live in the neighborhood and thought the resurrection of this restaurant meant a new neighborhood pub with good food and atmosphere. On top of all this, it was overpriced; my fish and chips was over $13.00. Ridiculous. If you want good food and beverage on the Ridge, go to 74th Street Ale House where they know how to cook a good meal.
New menu. New look. None of the heart. – Been in twice to see Rene, but he's not getting any nighttime shifts or something. Will try again this week and see if he's behind the bar. Been way to long since my little buddy made me my signature Jack n Coke!
Bad service? How about NO service??? – We were really excited to try a new place which had been given good reviews... we walked in and sat down... 15 minutes later we still hadn't even been noticed. There were only 2 other tables and we were literally being ignored... the server walked within 3 feet of me and didn't make eye contact or say "I'll be right with you..." it was really weird more than anything... so we decided to go somewhere else... as we were leaving another patron said " you guys giving up?" and when we said yep he replied "I don't blame you..." Do not go here if you want to eat or drink anything other than water... We headed down to Wing Dome and had awesome service and great burgers!
Great menu, friendly service – I've eaten breakfast here several times (their french toast is particularly good), but hadn't oredered off their dinner menu until last weekend. Lots of variety, which I love! Nice atmosphere, friendly people, convenient location, etc. I'm sure I'll return many times.
An American version of a British pub brings in neighborhood families and North-end singles. – In Short
This neighborhood pub is hospitable, uncluttered and colorful. Burgers, a rib-eye steak, jerk prawns, smoked chicken, blue-plate diner-food specials are offered. With their own smoker out back, co-owners Lori Campbell and Stan Moshier feature housemade baby back ribs. White-bean chili and a dense bourbon-chocolate pie also merit attention. Brunch draws weekend crowds for egg dishes, Belgian waffles, pancakes and Ramos Fizzes.
Great on week-end mornings – Terrific Sunday morning bartender is always frienf
dly and efficient. One of the best Bloody Marys in town town served. Terrific breakfasts, especially the Eggs Benedict and steak and eggs.
Poor Service – I was excited to try out this new restaurant after hearing great reviews, but when my boyfriend and I went in we were rushed through our meal on a very slow sunday afternoon, I was given the wrong dinner, and after our dinner, we were snacking on our chips and salsa that we purchased when the bartender took them away and dropped the check when we both had 3/4 full beers. There was NO reason for them to treat us so poorly. I work at a local bar/restaurant and I'm a very easy customer to deal with and I normally tip 25-30% on my bill, but this was just ridiculous. If the server had to take off, I would have been willing to close out, but I can't stand a plain rude server.
Fun! – I have been coming to the Pig n Whistle for serveral years and have always had excellent service, great food and a wonderful time. The staff is attentive and gracious and always willing to do what they can to accomodate a request.
Great Eats for Breakfast – If you are looking for a place to eat breakfast then this is your place. The Pig N' Whistle has a great selection of breakfast food and you get more than your money's worth. Try the Eggs Benedict and the always favorite Onassis omlet. The other bonus is that their bar is great to sit at and the drinks come nice and stiff.
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