Interior construction is starting to wrap up at Green Pig Bistro, a new American/French bistro at 1025 N. Fillmore Street in Clarendon.
The restaurant, under the leadership of chef/owner Scot Harlan, is seeking to provide a selection of meat-centric comfort food that is at once familiar and challenging to suburban palates. Harlan, who used to work under celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, says his biggest investment will be hiring good people in the kitchen — while other details like glassware will be relegated to commodity status.
“I’d rather pay for labor and technique than pay for ingredients and glassware. I’m literally buying used plates from places,” Harlan told the Washington Post in November.
As of last week, Harlan said he was aiming for a mid-March opening. The restaurant, located in the old American Flatbread space, will have a small sidewalk seating area.