The Salty Pig

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

41 Ratings
The Salty PigThe Salty Pig
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

130 Dartmouth St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02116-5118
United States

(617) 536-6200 | map
thesaltypig.com

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Added by heatherella16 on 01-14-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
2.84%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
24
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Been meaning to visit for a while, finally did after a conference at the nearby Marriott Copley.

Nice vibe to the place, casual/industrial with drawings on the walls resembling pigs and pig parts. Far Side cartoons serve as newspaper in the restrooms.

Tight food menu of house-made charcuterie, and other stuff made with pig parts (pasta, pizza, etc.). Food was very tasty and though a bit pricey, still a decent value given the downtown Boston location and the high quality.

Beer list about 10 deep of local/regional/national crafts, well-curated and thought out.

Service was sweet and friendly. Enjoyed the few folks who waited on our table, were even surprised with a free dessert of house-made doughnuts.

Great spot to seek out for an interesting meal and beer while in the back bay/south end area.

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Photo of atigerlife
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Glad I went here on my last trip to Boston. Amazing.

First, anyplace that has Founder Breakfast Stout on tap has got a warm place in my heart!! Amazing!!

While not huge, their beer selection was full of quality. Maybe a dozen on tap and another bottles/cans.

Food is qite something. We ordered a variety of meats, cheeses, etc and they brought it all out on a cutting board. Nice presentation. All amazingly tasty!!

Overall, this is a must stop if you are in Beantown!!

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Photo of BKotch
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Solid taplist right across the street from the Back Bay T stop. Location is definitely the biggest draw for me. I've heard about their charcuterie and cheese plates but I've never indulged; I'm sure they're delicious with a cold beer. The tap selection (~12) is solid and rotates quite often. I've enjoyed Breakfast Stout, beers from Foundation and Trillium all on tap at various times. I believe KBS is known to show up every now and again during the Spring and there have been some events hosting out of town breweries during festivals. Vibe is downtown-Boston-post-work; I'm more of a casual slob but it's welcoming. Easy spot to post up and chat. Bar tenders have almost been attentive and professional. Good spot for a beer. Personal pet peeve that you can find their cocktail and wine menu online but not the tap list.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dwagner003
4.4/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of mothman
3.89/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

Photo of TNeedles
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of keithletty
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of morebeergood
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Stopped in for lunch on Saturday afternoon. There's an outdoor patio for seating, which must be nice in the summer. Inside, it's a bit cramped, but not bad. Open kitchen with a huge pizza oven at the front. We started with a round of beers and the Salty Pig charcuterie plate. Beers never came, so we had to ask for them. Just about finished with the plate when they arrived. Next course was pizza. Thin crust, not huge, but enough to share. Very tasty food all around. Beer selection was good, with only craft on the menu. Prices were a bit steep for beer. I'd recommend coming for dinner next time, as the lunch menu is already set for the meat platters, so you cannot customize the order to your particular tastes, as our waitress said you can at night. Overall, a fun stop for lunch.

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Photo of SveNss0N
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of MrBoh
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Really solid place. Awesome food menu with great food. The pizza is killer. Well crafted beer menu. Great service.

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Photo of American_Hawk
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of smcolw
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

This may be the best beer eatery in the Boston area. Think restaurant first, beer location second. As the name suggests, this is more about the charcuterie than anything else. The meats and cheeses are as close as you will get to a European picnic in the US.

The beer is top end but limited. Great variety by style, but not within the style. So, you can pair your beer with what you eat well, but if you interested in trying different versions within the style, you'll have two choices at most. That said, this is the place I like to take non-beer folks visiting Boston to have a great meal and perhaps expand their libation palate.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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The Salty Pig in Boston, MA
4.23 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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