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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” (343 reviews)
“pork” (356 reviews)
“pig ears” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All 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 via mobile

Mostly small plates here so you try many items. My partner and I had fun picking food we would normally not try, and we were very impressed! The servers are very helpful, the food is fantastic, the service was very good. I want to bring...More

Thank Rachel D
Reviewed 2 days ago

When we are in downtown Chicago, this place is the only one we go to if we want casual dining. Be aware, the place is always packed since it's sooooo good. Be ready to wait most of the time. Have a drink at the bar...More

Thank TheBopMan
Reviewed 3 days ago

the food is absolutely fantastic, they have a very extensive wine list and even tell you which wines to pair with which dishes! You have to be willing to share with your company--that's the style of the restaurant, which makes for a fun atmosphere where...More

Thank Phoebe M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend. Nice venue with outdoor seating available (no great view but centrally located). Food is a little out there, but be brave, it's still good. Definitely get dessert.

Thank Katie G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walking in the vibe and food selections made me question our decision to stop but our perspective did a quick 180. The staff was over the top and after conversations with newly made friends are eyes were opened to a plethora of unique and inviting...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great to place to meet new folks while having a different menu than usual. Like this place and sat at the bar and had my meal. The menu is sort of limited but has lots of stuff you don't cook at home. The chicken on...More

Thank chucksierke
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You must be adventurous when you eat at this place. We tried pig ears and we were not disappointed. The flavors danced in your mouth,the combination of flavors made each dish unique. The goose liver pate was sweet, buttery leaving a smooth coating in your...More

Thank abbydood
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place to grab a bunch of bites to eat! ;-) Loved the decor, the helpful pleasant staff, and everything we chose was delicious. Can't wait to go back and try some more things!

Thank CMacIntyre
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've heard of this place and had a chance to visit on our recent trip to Chicago. The menu is filled with amazing concoctions and the food itself contained some amazing flavors as well as being beautifully presented. The service was spot on. We ate...More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat at the bar for a great lunch. Bone marrow and octopus washed down with an old fashioned. Lives up to the hype

Thank lonk55
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.
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
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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