Matt Janke—the namesake of Matt's in the Market, with which he's no longer involved—runs this seasonal Northwest restaurant on the Harbor Steps. The name's Chinook for "pig," and along with house-made sausage and porchetta, there’s grilled octopus, rabbit cavatelli, and more. The room is pleasantly dim and feels cozy in winter and cool in summer; it's mercifully free of mismatched chairs and other affectations, with cushy banquettes instead. Happy hour is a good deal, and at lunch, the tuna melt is outstanding.
89 University St,
Hours: Sun-Thurs 5 pm- 1 am, Fri-Sat 5 pm-2 am; lunch Mon-Sat 11 am-3 pm
Air Conditioning, Bar/Happy Hour, Late-Night Dining, Outdoor Seating, Romantic
Full Menu, Happy Hour