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The Ravenous Pig

The Ravenous Pig, Winter Park

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The Ravenous Pig Review

A trendy, vibrant gastropub in one of Orlando's most affluent enclaves, the Pig is arguably Orlando's most popular foodie destination. Run by husband-and-wife chefs James and Julie Petrakis, the restaurant dispenses delicacies such as pork porterhouse with heirloom-tomato panzanella, chimichurri verde, and charred scallion vinaigrette, and grilled Canaveral cobia with roasted salsify-and-potato hash, grapefruit nage, and caramelized endive marmalade. The menu changes daily and always includes less expensive pub fare like lobster tacos and homemade pretzels with a taleggio-porter fondue. All charcuterie is made in house, from spiced orange salami to game-bird terrine. The signature dessert is the Pig Tails, essentially a basket full of piping hot, pig tail–shaped doughnuts with a chocolate-espresso dipping sauce.

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon.
Updated: 03-07-2013

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    BAD ALL ROUND

    I am the ultimate potential fan! However these guys get 0 on fan raving potential. You tell me what is the cost of good service? vs the cost of putting some vegetables instead of fries on plate?

    Let me explain.

    My mum loves( or should I say loved) the place as did her husband, they go there once a year for celebration purposes. This year there was nothing to celebrate in terms of service taste or delivery.

    I dont eat potatoes! I asked the waiter if I could substitute the fries for sweet potatoes fries, they don't them, fair enough. I then asked if I could have some extra vegetables with my burger instead. The waiter, a tall large person with a bread, in a very stern tone, simply said no. they do that and points out in the menu that they don't do substitutions.

    Having helped over 20 business grow this year (2013) I was interested to find out why. Why is that I asked? The waiter responded with: Well it costs us more to make a salad than it does fries! I asked again so you can't put a few more vegetables on the plate instead of the fries. No he said sternly! We source things locally and the cost is to much.

    While i understand the explanation, which by the way is a really bad reason not to make a customer feel valued. What costs them more?

    The fact that after I didn't order a drink with my meal? and stuck with water
    That I didnt order any sides with my meal?
    That I didnt order any coffee after my meal?
    Which would have been more than covered the cost of a few vegetables on a plate.
    The fact we left less tip because of his attitude?
    The cost that we might never go back there again because of all of these factors?
    Whats the greater cost?

    All that topped with a $9 carrot soup that was over in 4 scoops and 15mins later than the other two starters. As someone that loves soup, I would expect to informed that it was a sample size and not hot.

    A burger that was at its best tasteless and no different from any burger that you get for $3. The fries and streak my mums husband ordered were very salty! and the food took forever to arrive!

    So whats the cost of bad service mixed with bad delivery and tasteless food? The cost of losing some very loyal customers and me writing my first bad review ever!

    by jonogrant, 12/6/13
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    The Ravenous Pig Review

    The Ravenous Pig is one very popular place in Orlando. Reservations here shouldn't be "suggested"; they are almost a must. My visit was for lunch and the place filled up within a half hour of opening.

    Parking is available off street in a small lot behind their location. A valet service is offered too. Spaces were also available on the street right in front as well.

    Service was great and the food was also the same as well. Portions were on the large side and some things offered a choice on the size of the serving . . . such as you could order either three or four lobster tacos.

    The only down side was if you like wine, the price of a glass is 1/4 that of the bottle and the pour in nowhere near that. You're best to save your wine drinking for another time and place if you're not interested in purchasing a bottle. But beyond that, if you want great food with a menu that tries and succeeds at being both innovative and tasty, the "Pig" should fill your bill nicely!!!

    by Jack_K, 5/23/11

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