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Chez Piggy

4.3
4.3
427 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
International

This year's Gold Award Honouree for the Ontario Hostelry Institute's 'Independent Restauranteur'. In 1979, Chez Piggy opened it's doors to launch a dining experience that blends grace and gusto, taste and imagination - and has been a destination for food lovers ever since. Located in a restored limestone stable with an idyllic courtyard patio, "The Pig" is the perfect choice for your family celebration, romantic dinner, business lunch or a fun night out with friends. Our menu celebrates globally inspired flavours while supporting the local farming community to bring the best seasonal produce to your table.
Serving lunch & dinner daily from 11:30am, Sunday Brunch from 10am
Extensive international wine list & cocktails. Vegetarian & gluten free options. Kids menu available.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Modern European, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 549-7673

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ian Arthur

  • Neighbourhood

    Kingston

  • Cross Street

    King Street

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is free after 5:30pm daily<br />As well, there are 4 paid parking lots within one block walking distance of the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Kingston bus transit stops just outside on Princess Street<br />Kingston Trolly Tours

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 427 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service, as always. I love this place!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    will defineately eat here again nice place excellent food

  3. MW

    MarkW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    My wife and I ate at Chez Piggy several times many years ago. It is very commendable that the quality of food and service has servived the test of time. My recent dinner was exceptionally good. Keep up the good work.

  4. d

    dillman

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, the food here was interesting, very tasty, and well presented. The staff ( a long-timer) was excellent and attentive, even on a busy night when there were no empty tables. Wine selection was also excellent. Portion sizes, especially the appetizers (Where's Waldorf salad and hummus / pita plate), were very generous . . . could have been sharing plates. This remains our favourite Kingston restaurant!

  5. l

    luvstoeat

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We went for the Sunday roast. Meat and veg served 'family style'; in our case roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, roast cauliflower and Romanesco on 2 big platters. The meat was very yummy, but so rare and fatty that our knives wouldn't cut it. We'd been told it would be served medium rare to rare, which is perfect. Instead it seemed rare to almost blue. The veg - ostensibly the least expensive part of the meal - was quite scarce, but delicious. Not enough veg for 4 people, although the price per person is not high, so maybe that's it. The table d'hote comes with soup/salad and dessert. Beef & barley soup was very tasty and the pumpkin pie was a real treat. Very good service and good wines to choose from. Once you add the booze in, the price of the meal was on the high side to our mind.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a terrific time at Chez Piggy. The service was tremendous. It was attentive without being bothersome. The front desk was able to respond to a change in our numbers without a fuss and were very gracious in our seating arrangements. The price point was fine. A great place to have brunch.

  7. ME

    MaryEllen

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduated from Queens in '82 and Chez Piggy's was our university days place to get parents to take you, special occasion or when you simply needed to pamper yourself and desert your student budget for an evening. Since then we return every fiveyears for Homecoming and our Saturday lunch is a must. This year proved no exception and the food, service and ambience were all perfect. Thank you Piggy and we hope to see you again before our next Homecoming.

  8. t

    tilliecanuck

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Our lunch on Saturday was wonderful from prompt seating to excellent food and service at a very reasonable price. I would not hesitate to dine at Chez Piggy again.

  9. H

    Hellonearth

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On the pricey side but worth paying the extra as magnificent food and service

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was fantastic! The dessert, “pyramid Scheme” was the kind of thing you think about for days afterwards and dream about. Makes you want to come back years later and hope it is still on the menu!

  11. DA

    DAW072

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    First trip to Kingston

  12. JH

    JohannaH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints! Beautiful setting, cozy inside fresh air dining too. Food is prepared perfectly every time.

  13. J

    Julieg

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We got a last minute but early reservation on a busy Saturday night. Service was poor/slow but food and atmosphere were good.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was good , but servings were much smaller than last year, and it was very noisy. Better value elsewhere in Kingston.

  15. PM

    PaulineM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent! Service was great as was the atmosphere. Would recommend this restaurant

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Iconic Kingston restaurant not to be missed. Food is always outstanding

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My wife and I drove from Massachusetts to dine with two Canadian cousins in Kingston. It was our third trip this year and truly enjoyed Chez Piggy.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live in the country, 45 minutes North of the City. We were in the City dealing with some reasonably trying issues. The restaurant gave us an intimate environment to recharge. Excellent menu and, very good service. Nice that the weather enabled the patio as well. Thank You!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Chez Piggy is always first to come to mind for a fun lunch!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Well Done!! Location gives a feel of Nashville TN, and does not disappoint on the food experience. Do not miss out on one of the best food experiences you can have... Hats off to the Chef and staff

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a special day for my boyfriend to get together with his children, one he hasn't seen in a couple of years and meeting with her husband for the first time. The atmosphere was amazing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The service was terrific even though the place was packed.

  22. SM

    ScottM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    service was very friendly and attentive and loved the patio. Also location in downtown Kingston is excellent. Was difficult to get proper colour/temperature on steak but restaurant did its best to rectify mistake. Was not crazy about dessert selection but menu was excellent. Wine service could have been slightly more informed and wine specialist said she would return to table to check on our selection but she never did. However, wine that was recommended was very good.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Good food, very nice setting, nice variety of beverages and wine. Had enjoyed our last special event there. However, this time was extremely uncomfortable waiting for all courses. I asked serving staff if there were people absent. The reply was more than one, and outside is given priority with regards to staffing. I not wanted to ruin the evening for my wife did not make a deal of it. Watching two older women trying to serve over 60 ppl at one, I counted was painful to watch, and as a customer waiting, unpleasant. Next special event will be elsewhere.

  24. KH

    KarenH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Was totally pleased with my dining experience at Chez Piggy! Food was wonderful, service with a smile, perfect day, what more could one ask! We even managed a seat in the patio! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

  25. AN

    AngelaN

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great experience. Would definitely go back if ever in Kingston!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice looking restaurant. Great service. Food was delicious. Busy restaurant

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Waitress was great, good service. Hosts were not so friendly or pleasant.

  28. N

    Notatourist

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service for larger groups and small gatherings. Good wine, beer and food.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are three long time friends who thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Chez Piggy. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to others.

  30. e

    eatsoutoften70

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always go to Chez Piggy with our September house guests and hope to sit outside. I ALWAYS have the spring roll salad!

  31. J

    sarahJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic food as always. Service was a bit slow on a busy Friday night.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were fortunate that the skies cleared and we were able to sit on the patio

  33. MM

    MMM17

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was good. Salads very good. Vietnamese spring roll deep fried, like a Chinese roll, not what we expected. My husband had scallops & I had the Asian grain & tofu bowl. The black rice in my bowl was not completely cooked. My husbands entree was perfect. Service very good.

  34. SB

    StevenB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been coming since early years after Chez Piggy first opened as a pioneer in the then undeveloped waterfront of historic Kingston. It has kept it's fantastic atmosphere of limestone heritage and cozy intimacy for guests while not slacking on the consistent high level of service and cuisine. Not too large a menu withsomething for everyone including vegetarian and seasonal/local specials. Knowledgeable service staff, and on our latest dinner visit, a server who obviously new all the details of the specials and conveyed a special genuine cheerful vibe in being part of the team of such a local Kingston landmark. It was too cool for patio to be open, and we were seated in the high ceiling upper level with the huge original limestone wall(s). Most tables were filled as is always the expectation, and although we arrived almost 30 min late for our reservation, we had a choice of two tables still available for us, no waiting, while another couple were asked to wait; in other words they had held our reservation :) Food was superb, just the right portions (leaving room for an excellent, not too sweet, delicious desert charcuterie plate :) Wine choices were perfect spectrum. Plan to keep returning whenever possible.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for my husband's birthday and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent, service was great and we loved the cozy atmosphere! A very enjoyable experience! Will definitely be back!

  36. I

    Idakin

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Fun place! The patio is lovely too. Really good cocktails.

  37. MT

    MrsTawingo

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Loved the food and the menu at Chez Piggy! Already looking forward to going back!

  38. NB

    NatBell1

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I went last fall with a friend and had to go back with my husband and my 10 yr old son because I loved it so much. After my son's second bite he said that this was now his second favorite restaurant. Our reservation was for 2:15 and the patio was packed, I suggest you don't go without a reservation to avoid being disappointed.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Always my favourite place to go when I visit Kingston. Food and service is very good and I love the ambiance. Lovely outdoor terrace as well.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great ambience. Loved exposed brick walls.

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Chez Piggy is rated 4.3 stars by 427 OpenTable diners

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  • Cross Street

    King Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Kingston

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
    Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, Modern European, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street parking is free after 5:30pm daily<br />As well, there are 4 paid parking lots within one block walking distance of the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Kingston bus transit stops just outside on Princess Street<br />Kingston Trolly Tours

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ian Arthur

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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