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100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Green Pig Bistro
Crispy pig tacos with guacomole at Green Pig Bistro. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Comments () | Published February 19, 2013
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013

Green Pig Bistro
Address: 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-888-1920
Neighborhood: Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
Opening Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday 5:30 to 10:00, Sunday through Monday 5:30 to 9:30, Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:30 to 2:30. Closed Tuesday.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Clarendon
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Best Dishes Crispy pig tacos; asparagus with poached egg and hollandaise; Buffalo ribs; pork ribs with clams and bok choy; roast chicken with dressing and greens; cornbread with maple butter; Parker House rolls; butterscotch pudding; Key-lime pie.
Price Details: Starters $5 to $14, entrées $12 to $26.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday $3 local drafts, $5 select wines, $5 select cocktails, $5 snacks.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

If you were looking for a primer on dining trends, you could hardly do better than this big-city twist on the farm-to-table restaurant. The dining room is a paean to Americana with its artfully artless display of crockery, while the tattooed staff and pumped-up comfort foods signal an operation as up-to-the-moment as an Instagram pic.

The fun is in cobbling together a meal that might induce whiplash—moving from the North (duck-liver-gravy poutine) to the South (fried pimiento cheese) to the South of France (bone marrow with toasts)—or indulging in Scot Harlan’s winking mash-ups, such as Kung Pao sweetbreads or pork ribs in Buffalo sauce and blue-cheese fondue. Don’t miss: Crispy pig taco; cornbread with maple butter; Parker House rolls; rabbit cake; roast chicken; butterscotch pudding; banana cream cake; pie of the day. Open: Monday and Wednesday through Friday for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner. Moderate.

100 Very Best Restaurants 2013
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