The Spotted Pig

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The Spotted Pig
Restaurant information
Established2004
Current owner(s)Ken Friedman
ChefApril Bloomfield
Food typeEuropean (modern), gastropub, hamburgers[1]
CityNew York City
StateNew York
Postal/ZIP Code10014
CountryUnited States
Seating capacity100

The Spotted Pig is a gastropub located at 314 West 11th Street (at Greenwich Street) in the West Village in Manhattan in New York City.[1][2] The 100-seat gastropub is owned by Ken Friedman. Mario Batali served as a primary investor. The chef is April Bloomfield, a British expatriate celebrity chef who was hired after flying to New York and interviewing with Mario Batali and Freidman.[3] The restaurant held a single Michelin Star from about 2006 to 2016.[4]

Sexual harassment and assault[edit]

In December 2017, owner Ken Friedman was accused of sexual harassment. The article's author interviewed many employees who said April Bloomfield was aware of his behavior. The article included the statement that "several other employees say they also brought their complaints and concerns about Mr. Friedman to Ms. Bloomfield. Her response was always the same. 'That's who he is. Get used to it. Or go work for someone else'". April Bloomfield was also aware of her restaurant's third floor nickname, "the rape room". Mario Batali, an investor, was a frequent visitor and accused of criminal behavior on the third floor.[5] Friedman subsequently resigned from management duties of their restaurant group.[6] Shortly after in December 2017, Bloomfield posted an apology on Twitter for not protecting her staff.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Spotted Pig". Zagat. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  2. ^ "The Spotted Pig" New York Magazine
  3. ^ "The Spotted Pig". New York Magazine. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  4. ^ Sutton, Ryan (2016-11-11). "Bib Gourmand Shocker: The Spotted Pig Loses Its Michelin Star". Eater NY. Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  5. ^ Moskin, Julia (12 December 2017). "Ken Friedman, Power Restaurateur, Is Accused of Sexual Harassment". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  6. ^ Dai, Serena (12 December 2017). "The Spotted Pig's Ken Friedman Accused of Sexual Harassment". Eater. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/AprilBloomfield/status/941134591171219456/photo/1

Coordinates: 40°44′8.23″N 74°0′24.2″W / 40.7356194°N 74.006722°W / 40.7356194; -74.006722