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The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (362 reviews)
“pork” (379 reviews)
“pig ears” (82 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been here 4 times and every time we go, the food and service is fantastic. Great selection of food and a good bar selection. Be warned, it is really popular so don't be surprised if you have to wait a while.

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a midweek dinner here in November, and were very impressed. The place was thronged with people throughout and the atmosphere was buzzing. Service was reasonably fast and friendly. We chose a selection of dishes from the menu to share - standing out were...More

Thank mrconroy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Talk about a phenomenal meal! This was definitely a highlight of my first trip to Chicago. While the wait to sit inside seemed a bit absurd, the communal tables and toasty patio outside made for an pleasant ambience and nice spot to enjoy some delicious...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a cold one Street Chicago afternoon at about 2:45 asking for a table for six. I told him it would be one and a half to two hour wait. Went to the patio and were met by a server who was a...More

Thank Beertriper
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything was salty. Extremely salty. If it wasn't salty , it was sweet. Extremely sweet. I can understand why young people like the place. It is like commercial snacks, where the manufacturer knows that we, humans, are addicted to salt and sugar and fat. So...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mass of highly positive reviews are well earned. This is a popular place, and rightly so. The food is good with a nice Mediterranean theme and flavours. The range of wines is impressive and they have some interesting beers. Overall the vibe in the...More

Thank EnglishHugh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food here but it was very busy and loud. Not that it’s a bad thing but you will have to wait if you aren’t there right at opening.

Thank Wlreyes
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

had a drink standing in the the we got seated and ordered the cornbread the tuna and the braised pork shoulder it was quite crowded we had a wonderful server's David and Chris it was a wonderful

Thank jacnmry
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited for lunch nothing was to much trouble for them. Food is great we had a really nice experience!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a small plates style restaurant. It gets very busy so best to book a reservation which FYI gets booked very far in advanced for peak days/hours. Lots of eclectic dishes with fabulous flavors. Also an extensive list of cheeses and charcuterie board. $$$$.

Thank wenfamily
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Questions & Answers
Orlando F
27 December 2016|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
Hi there, we are closed on New Years Day and we do not have TV Sets. We are open the rest of the week. Best, TPP Team
Linda H
6 September 2016|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
Hi there! We don't take reservations. Pop in and place your name on the waiting list if there is a wait. We will take your cellphone number and give you a call. See you at the restaurant!
20 July 2016|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
We can accommodate just about any dietary restriction. Gluten Free options are far too many to publish and our menu is vast and ever changing. You are welcome to give us a call or head on in and let your server guide you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
Experience the exquisite cuisine of James Beard, Rising Star Chef 2014 - Jimmy Bannos Jr. As a fourth generation restaurateur, he was mentored by his father, Jimmy Bannos (Chef/Owner of Heaven on Seven) and catapulted his expertise through training by nationally renowned chefs. Since opening in 2009, under the leadership of Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig has received numerous accolades, including being named one of 2010’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit magazine; and a Bib Gourmand recipient from the Michelin Guide Chicago in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; among other honors. Dubbed the "Prince of Pork" by Dana Cowin (Food and Wine Editor and Chief); Jimmy Jr. brings his love for Mediterranean food to the Windy City in fun, inventive ways - at this rustic sharable plate restaurant, conveniently located on the Magnificent Mile. Located at 500 North Michigan Avenue, the restaurant offers cheese, swine and wine, among other standout dishes, showcasing the flavors of Italy, Greece and Spain.
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