The Pandering Pig is the best kept secret in the beautiful undercover neighborhood of Hudson Heights.

Plating up thoughtfully-sourced inventive renditions of classic French dishes with a distinctively Northern California mix, coined by Executive Chef/Owner Nicole O’Brien and her husband, Wine Director Senator O’Brien, as “FreNoCal,” meaning Sonoma-influenced French Northern Californian cuisine. Chef Nicole and Senator have brought their love of music and theater to create this one-of-a-kind dining experience providing New Yorkers with the ultimate culinary oasis.

Chef Nicole was born and raised in Marin County, California, where she grew up in the kitchen cooking with her mom from the cookbooks of Julia Child and James Beard, soaking up each recipe. At her family home in Marin and then in Sonoma, meals were abundant with local organic California ingredients and dinnertime was always the main event. In New York City she took on the position as a private chef creating healthy gourmet meals for a celebrity clientele with very specific palates. Stumbling upon an available restaurant space in her own Hudson Heights neighborhood three years ago, she was determined to make it her own. Through the support of her husband, Senator O’Brien and an angel investor, Chef O’Brien took her passion for cooking and created a truly original dining experience bringing The Pandering Pig to life in 2015.

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new Year’s Eve


Prix Fixe

$75 per person 

Special Hours 6pm - 1am

 First Course

Tapenade Trio Amuse - Roasted red pepper, fig & olive, pumpkin seed pesto, served

with creamed goat cheese and garlic butter toast

Second Course

Roasted Yukon potato rounds with duck rillette and fresh thyme  

Main Course

Choice of:

Grilled lamb chops served with mushroom duxelles and persimmon reduction


Roasted Cornish game hen over garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus

with mandarins and cointreau gastrique


Vegetable tart with French lentil and apple salad


Chocolate Mousse  

served with fresh whipped cream and organic berries 


Beautiful wines, craft beer and spirits

 available for purchase



Mother Wit broth was hatched in the New York City kitchen of Chef Nicole O'Brien in 2013. Nicole carefully honed her chicken, beef and vegan broths and has been using them both within her delicious fare and as stand-alone elixirs for her private clientele and restaurant patrons at The Pandering Pig restaurant in Hudson Heights. Made in small batches, the broth continually retains the quality and customization of Nicole's high standards.  

Mother Wit uses organic and locally sourced ingredients from farms in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our chickens are organic and kosher certified from the green pastures of Pennsylvania. 


Chicken Broth

At Mother Wit, we believe in the wholesome qualities of organic veggies and chicken stewed for hours to thick, tasty, mineral rich goodness. We believe in the good fat from an organic healthy hen and minerals that are leeched from the bones and cartilage during a long stew. Added to that are the minerals and vitamins seeped from organic beets, carrots and onions to name a few. The result is a broth that is not only thick with flavor, but also packed with nourishment. We like to call it liquid gold - lovingly made with your whole health in mind. So yummy, you'll want to sip it like a hot tea, use it as a base to make the most delicious soup on earth or add it to your favorite dish to infuse incredible flavor.


Vegetable Broth

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, plant your feet and take a long swig from our super fantastic Vegan Broth. A broth that is such a super hero, it can switch between a juice and a soup in a flash. Our deep, thick vegan broth is packed full of unfiltered mineral riches from organic root vegetables: beets, parsnips, carrots, onions and ginger. To that, we add the power of organic greens: seaweed, parsley, celery and fresh herbs. We then stew it all to thick, tasty perfection. We love it straight from the package, on ice, or added to your favorite dish to give it that extra oomph and depth of flavor. Our carefully honed elixir makes you feel so nourished that we feel sure that you too will plant yourself and sigh 'aahhhhhhh' with contentment.

Book your The Pandering Pig reservation on Resy




209 Pinehurst Ave
New York, NY 10033


Take the A train to 181 ST and walk down to the Pandering Pig on 187th & Pinehurst. 


Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Sun -Thurs 5pm–10pm

Fri - Sat 5pm–11pm


Yule Tide


Prix Fixe

$60 Adults $30 Kids

Sunday, December 23rd

First Course

French lentil salad with apple and fennel

Second Course

Potato leek Soup

Third Course

Choice of:

Duck confit with brandied cherries &

roasted Yukon potatoes

Lamb and rosemary brochettes with

apricot & creme fraiche

Spinach gratin with organic greens


Grandma Katovich’s cookie platter with vanilla gelato


Take home Yule Tide tin of grandma’s cookies