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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 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Milwaukee, Wisc.
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place has always been on my radar and today I was in the vicinity during early dinner service. I'm from out of town but had heard about the place and Danny the owner has strong culinary roots. My wife and I popped in without reservations. No problem. The restaurant is unassuming and you might just drive past it even... More 

Thank Jimmy K
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in here (without reservations) on the advice of our bartender at the Old Sugar Distillery, about two blocks away. It was a Friday night, but early enough that we didn’t have to wait for a seat. Service was very friendly and prompt. Loved the food – yes it’s not cheap, but it’s worth it for a treat. We... More 

Thank lillierebel
Madison, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not super into the seating vibe of the place - tables close together. However, the food is worth the semi-lame feel - pork was great, also had a ribeye there, very very good. Not cheap, but a gem on Willy Street.

Thank Vincent P
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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
Reviewed 20 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
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
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
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
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
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

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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
US$30 - US$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
Mediterranean comfort food drawing inspiration from Spain, France and Italy, we offer shared plates in a cozy communal dining experience.

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