12.26.2014

Dinner & A Movie: Green Pig Pub

It's time again for another round of Dinner & a Movie. Or in this case it's more likely to be Lunch & a Flick. So far, I've tried a French restaurant, a fancy steakhouse, a classy bistro, a Japanese Sushi joint, and an Italian style pizzeria. What comes next? American pub food from The Green Pig Pub.

PRICE: 
$ = 5-10 avg. per entree 
$$ = 10-15 avg. per entree 
$$$ = 15-20 avg. per entree 
$$$$ = 20-30 avg. per entree 
$$$$$ = $30+ and above per entree.

The Green Pig Pub is $$

RATINGS: 1 star = Poor, 2 stars = fair, 3 stars = good, 4 stars = very good, and 5 stars = AMAZING. 





AMBIANCE

Hmm. What to say about the ambiance? Well, it's a bar really. That pretty much sums it up. You're not really coming here for how the place looks. That said, I enjoyed seeing the name of the restaurant represented right as you walk in. Plus the ceiling is cool Otherwise it's nothing special...but it's not really trying to be. RATING: 2.



SERVICE

The service was pretty up and down. We were greeted by a hostess who was very friendly and directed us to some table options but said we could pick which we prefer (bonus!) Our waiter too was pretty friendly...but we were sitting for at least ten minutes before we were even given a menu. And it took FOREVER to get our check. For what we thought would be a quick hour lunch ended up pushing two hours. RATING: 2 Amelia would have given it a 3, but I was a little more bugged with how long things took.



FOOD

And now to the saving grace. THE FOOD. Oh gosh, my burger was absolutely divine. One of the best burgers I've had in some time. Comparable to my favorite Salt City Burger (I'll have to review that one.) I ordered the Denver Burger, which, unfortunately, isn't on the online menu for me to copy and paste the exact description. But it had avocado, bbq sauce, and jalapeno cream cheese. It was seriously delectable. It also came with a beyond generous helping of fries that were also incredibly tasty.If you want to check out other items on The Green Pig Pub's menu read all about it HERERATING: 5



AMELIA SAYS 

The green pig did not disappoint when it came to quality pub food. I got the fish and chips and it's clear they know how to use a fryer. The fries were especially delicious ( and the fry portion was very generous). Our server and hostess were friendly, but things did seem to go a little bit of a slow pace ( we happened to go in as a company party sat down so that might've had something to do with it). Overall I though a very tasty lunch.

THE VERDICT? Since the food got a perfect score but the other two criteria got less than perfect marks what's the answer? My personal answer is that for a dinner destination The Green Pig Pub is a place to skip (unless you like eating dinner at bars I guess.) But it's a perfect lunch option as long as you know it might take awhile. Therefore, the BEST solution is to go the Green Pig Pub purely for take out orders. The food is delicious, so you might as well take it to go.


I won't be forgetting about this burger anytime soon.


Amelia's meal. 

& A MOVIE. I should recommend a movie with a lovable pig right? Well, if you think I'm going to ever recommend Babe on my blog you're crazy. So instead I'll say the animated Charlotte's Web is a good pair for the Green Pig Pub. In theaters, you've got endless choices! You could see the Christmas releases Unbroken, Big Eyes, or Into the Woods. Or The Interview. Or you can just go see The Hobbit again.

3 comments:

Sarah said...

That food does look really good.

Yeah, I will never be recommending Babe to anyone either.

I'm not a huge fan of Charlotte's Web either though (I like the book, but I don't love either of the adaptations.

For my pig recommendation, I would go with anything that features Miss Piggy. :)

Emily said...

Oh good idea. Muppets is where it's at!

Johanna said...

That burger does look good. Hmmmm. I've always been curious about it.