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What do you think of the Bourgeios Pig?

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On east 7th street? I went there once with a friend before I moved to town. I enjoyed the atmosphere and had a pleasant pinot noir, probably the Pascal Jolivet, but it's been a while and my memory is not what it was. I also remember having an above-average cheese plate, but mostly I remember a lot of wine and a lot of red.

But the census seems quite divided about whether or not it is a Stuy town/NYU ripoff or a brilliant little place with great wine. The wine list seems good to me, but I'm not an expert. As I mentioned I'm a transplant so I can't get a good story of the history of the place.

So, I thought I'd ask the experts on chowhound. Hit me. Do you frequent the bourgeios pig or avoid it like the plague?

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  1. i think its definitely a ripoff. they have very low quality wines with massive markups. i wouldnt mind the mark-ups if there was any thought to the caliber of the wine but its all mediocre.

    the savings grace would be the service but ive had very amateurish servers there. i found the prices particularly high even for other wine bars.

    the only wine bars that really 'get it' are affiliated with restaurants with good wine programs. terroir had some great choices...i also love gottino which is a stand alone enoteca and wine bar.