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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
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Horrible - the food was quite good; until I discovered a big curly hair in my risotto. I asked to speak to the manager, who agreed that yes, there was a large hair in my risotto. However, instead of apologizing, he told me that "these things happen" and that he was "sure that I would live." I was both nauseous... More 

Thank Jerome S
Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Had the duck fat fries, the beet dish, and the ravioli with duck egg as repeats from our first visit. Really excellent! On this visit we added the rabbit rillette, strangozzi, the scallops, the turkey leg and the sfingi for dessert. The food was all beautiful and truly delicious! Very clean and... More 

Thank Lee K
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here twice, and they have amazing food. It is a little pricey but it is great for a special occasion. Very small dining room, I do not think they take reservations either. The Wagyu Steak is the best steak I have ever eaten, hands down. The menu is unique and fun. Service is amazing. Probably one of my favorites... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I went to this place based on great reviews here and had high expectation of its tapas (at the standard as Avec in Chicago or Odd Duck in Milwaukee). That being said, I really hate to give this restaurant only 3 stars, especially when I really like the atmosphere and service there. For example, the meatballs are moist but over... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We stopped in and ate at the bar. Our server was excellent - she explained the menu, made great recommendations for plates as well as wine pairings. The Rabbit Rillette is a must have and the Ravioli is a pretty decadent treat. Pig in a Fur Coat is must have experience at an incredibly fair price. We'll be regulars.

Thank Jason B
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a Friday night. No reservations accepted but our wait was only about 25 minutes- great small bar! We shared many different plates- started with the Duck Fat fries and the Dates with chorizo. Both were excellent- the order of fries was a big serving! We then ordered the Ravioli in a brown butter sauce and the... More 

Thank Letty0
Cranbury, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Getting off the plane in Madison, I immediately searched TA for a restaurant to have dinner at. The name caught my eye and the menu looked intriguing. This is a tapas place with a nice twist. I had 4 small plates when 3 would have been enough. I had the poutine, octopus, pork belly and foie gras mousse and all... More 

Thank Vitidemi
Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Pig in a Fur Coat is Definitely one you don't want to miss. The atmosphere is quaint and friendly. The food is a culinary adventure. The dishes are served as small for appetisers, medium and large for shareable and main courses. Have gone there several times since they first opened and have been pleasantly delighted each time. The food is... More 

Thank James L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Casual atmosphere, small but welcoming restaurant. The food was excellent. If you look at the menu, some may think it is a little too different. Trust me you will love the food here. It was fun trying food that you don't really see at other restaurants around the Madison area. Plates are meant to be shared so everyone gets to... More 

Thank tony w
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on date night for drinks and dinner. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. We ordered the meatballs, charcuterie, ravioli and foie gras. All were delicious but the dates and charcuterie were my favorite. We also had the panna cotta and cheesecake for dessert which were delicious as well. Great date night spot!

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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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 940 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703-3550
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-316-3300

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