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The Purple Pig

#23 of 7,593 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Magnificent Mile
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500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Burke, VA
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got lucky and got to the Purple Pig before the Sunday lunch rush. We had 3 in our group and the put us at one of the communal tables. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly, and for the most part very available. It did get crowded towards the end of our visit, and he did become harder to... More 

Thank hihokie
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there on a Monday night and it was still pretty much packed. I sat at the corner of the bar near the door to the patio and every time someone came through the door, there was a cool breeze threatening to blow the menu away. It was also a high traffic area, so lots of people bumping into... More 

Thank John A
Windsor, Maine
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173 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful with some very creative dishes. The atmosphere was noisy and crowded. There are only shared tables. Your party will be seated at a table with other groups.

Thank momoboys_12
Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 because the place is not so nice but don't get me wrong the food is really good. All the plates all for sharing. Two for person should be perfect. I went for lunch and i liked it.

Thank kepokomemolo
Lockport, New York
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the service to the food one of the best meals I have ever had. One and only one draw back, restaurant doesn't take reservations. Prepare yourself for a long but well worth it wait, trust me!

Thank Kim E
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The wait was about 15 mins on an early Saturday night. The service was friendly. The food was just eh. The calamari salad was really good. The bone marrow was so not the 16 dollars they charge for it. All the rest we ordered did not impress. I would only go back for the calamari.

Thank Berna M
Lakeville, Minnesota
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best meals of my life!!! This place doesn't take reservations and will not seat you until your whole part is present, so parties of larger than 4 might not be a great idea. We went with 12 people and got REALLY lucky to have a large table on their semi-outdoor area, Within 20 minutes of us being... More 

Thank jon p
Jasper, Alabama
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever my husband and I spend a three-day weekend in Chicago, we make at least one visit to The Purple Pig. Our last visit about a month ago was, as always, exceptional. We prefer to sit at the bar where we can watch the food prep and visit with the bar tenders. David has always been so kind and knowledgeable... More 

Thank Brent T
Jacksonville, Florida
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we made our minds up to travel to Chicago I started asking some friends that have been there where to eat. Every last one of them said the Purple Pig. So we just had to try and fit it into our dining schedule. We found time on saturday after they canceled the race. We found the place and being... More 

Thank markballinger
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I am in Chicago this is always on the list. A great place to enjoy small plate dining. In their own words, 'Cheese Swine & Wine'. A great mix of foods, cooked & served with passion & flair. Always a happening place. Has great atmosphere and an eclectic mix of people, both as diners and staff. In the middle... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-464-1744
This is a new restaurant from the house of Bannos (owners of the infamously popular Heaven on Seven, here in Chicago). They have now opened what could affectionately be called the foodie tourists' dream come true, with everything from bone marrow to fried pig's ears and fresh ricotta as well as a nice selection of paninis, and of course, the wines. Not to mention: Its right on the Magnificent Mile!

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

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Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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