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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%
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Opens in 15 min
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed yesterday

Ate here on a busy monday night, the place was crazy busy but we were able to be sat immediately by the bar. Slick service, i thought the meals were well priced. Shared a number of plates, great variety of meal choices so something for...More

Thank Swannynz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can have a perfect vegetarian meal at this place that sounds like they only serve pork. Beetroot salad, nice cheeses but also duck, fish or lamb.. Small plates to share, extensive wine list, quick service.

Thank JohannesNL023
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recently visited the Purple Pig with 3 co-workers. Very nice atmosphere and good quality food. Good wine selection and reasonably priced.

Thank Milos M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ended up here by accident. With a work group we went to a reception that was awful and we found ourselves in the rain outside the Purple Pig so we rolled in and put our name on the wait list. The place was packed...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recommend everyone visiting Chicago to go here at least once. The food is out of this world and combined with top class staff it is a joy eating here.

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Purple Pig is going better. Ww use to go to Chicago once a year and allways visit it. We dont like the dont haver reservatoins and we have to go one or twoe hours before dinner or lunch to make reservations But we love...More

Thank EnriqueLP
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delicious tapas for sure and unique items for sure. However, the place is small, loud, and overly congested. If you want to dine like a packed sardine then this is your place.

Thank LuLuCt
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were seated immediately at a bar in front of the kitchen. I was amazed at so many people worked in such a small space. The kitchen staff was incredible and the rest of the staff were great. My wife and I had a great...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went at 8pm on a Friday night and had to wait almost 2 hours for a table. It is nice that they take your cell number and will text you when your table is ready and they give you time to report in. This...More

Thank wloo11
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a very small narrow restaurant with great food.The tables are close together, with community seating. We ordered a variety of dishes as they are all tapas. We tried a cheese and charcuterie board, tomato & feta, burrata lobster, melitzano salata, shishito peppers, tenderloin,...More

Thank LMK101
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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
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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!
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saraalex0511
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
Description
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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