100 Very Best Restaurant List 2017: Green Pig Bistro


Be sure to try Green Pig Bistro's tasty desserts after indulging in hulking Buffalo-style pork ribs or their juicy bacon cheeseburger. Photograph by Scott Suchman

About Green Pig Bistro


American, French
1025 N Fillmore St
Arlington, VA 22201

Green Pig Bistro delivers comfort foods you crave and others you never realized you were missing. Gooey smoked-Gouda mac and cheese or a burger with bacon folded into its extra-meaty patty far surpasses versions at the average neighborhood joints. Still, it’s not all familiar. Owner Scot Harlan and executive chef Pierre Saussy include Thai, Latin, and French flavors in generous “snacks,” such as a pork tostada or thick-cut toast smothered in mushroom-bacon-and-snail gravy. The latter isn’t much to look at, but it’s the kind of dish you’ll dream about on a chilly night. Moderate.

Also great: “Buffalo” ribs with blue-cheese dressing; salmon in green-curry broth; Key-lime pie.

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