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A Pig in a Fur Coat

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940 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3550
+1 608-316-3300
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly atmosphere awaits you at A Pig in a Fur Coat. The decor and the menu is cool and witty, but not enough to welcome vegetarians and vegans. The wine list is plentiful and thoughtful. We arrived on time for our phone reservation and were seated right away at a high congenial communal table. The food is very creative... More 

Thank CRPreview
Almondsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

The service was terrible as said in the title of the review and the environment was also pretty terrible...all around terrible place.

Thank dareande
Madison, Wisconsin
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I went here on a date night. Cocktails were offbeat, but tasty. Service wasn't overly special (which was unfortunate). Ambiance was comfortable and quaint but not intimate. With all that being said, the food was amazing. It's not a cheap date, but well worth the money. I highly recommend stopping and would also recommend making a reservation.

Thank Porknbeans99
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Every dish that our group had was delicious. Our particular favorites were the fennel Olives (exquisite flavor!), the Rabbit Rillette with cherries (excellent balance of savory & sweet),the Octopus (tender), the Beets with pistachio malt soil (richly earthy) and the Scallops (prepared so that the delicate flavor of the scallops was highlighted and not overpowered). For dessert we especially enjoyed... More 

Thank Zannah C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Fabulous food. We went with a good size group so was able to try most of the items on their menu. Night recommend the meatballs, duck fat fries and the poutin, the lamb offering...not so. I have but overall an very great experience

1 Thank Judy V
Carol Stream, Illinois
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Modern and classy stylish bistro-style restaurant with an offbeat rotating menu that is unique to the point you can tell the chef puts a great deal of thought into carving out each item. Small option, small bite focused menu that encourages family style dining and for everyone to try a little bit of everything the kitchen has to offer. The... More 

2 Thank retacSBoy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Everything was unique and full of flavor. Our server was sweet and delightful, and we enjoyed sharing everything. The scallops were our favorite, but it was hard to choose because it was all so delicious. We enjoyed the big beer list as well as the quiet and casual atmosphere.

Thank Ashley S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Horrible - the food was quite good; until I discovered a big curly hair in my risotto. I asked to speak to the manager, who agreed that yes, there was a large hair in my risotto. However, instead of apologizing, he told me that "these things happen" and that he was "sure that I would live." I was both nauseous... More 

3 Thank Jerome S
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Had the duck fat fries, the beet dish, and the ravioli with duck egg as repeats from our first visit. Really excellent! On this visit we added the rabbit rillette, strangozzi, the scallops, the turkey leg and the sfingi for dessert. The food was all beautiful and truly delicious! Very clean and... More 

Thank Lee K
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Been here twice, and they have amazing food. It is a little pricey but it is great for a special occasion. Very small dining room, I do not think they take reservations either. The Wagyu Steak is the best steak I have ever eaten, hands down. The menu is unique and fun. Service is amazing. Probably one of my favorites... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 50
Italian, Spanish, French, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 940 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3550
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-316-3300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?