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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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“bone marrow” (347 reviews)
“pork” (358 reviews)
“pig ears” (80 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is okay as is service but not sure we would re omens this place since there are so many really great places to eat, even just along the street. Vendors are a better bet.

Thank KathieVee
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this unique tapas restaurant, where we tried foods in combinations I wouldn't have imagined possible (or good), but, trusting the chef, found that they were amazing. For us, their policy of not taking reservations worked to our advantage, as we went quite early...More

Thank Stutzman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Huge wait for a table. I recommend skipping the line and waiting for counter space. Overall great atmosphere. Food is well cooked. Price range is approximately $20-25 per main course so it is decent value. Very good variety of food and an extensive wine list...More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tried to get a reservation for dinner-they don't take them. Tried to walk in for dinner- couldn't. Kept trying and finally made it in for lunch and we were sat at a community table. Sadly, there was a guy next to us that would NOT...More

Thank Theofania
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here a little while ago. Heard it was good, reviews were good too! We had lamb, pork, salad and some drinks. We love just going and eating up the different kinds of items on the menu! Everything was very good, but it is...More

Thank PlayaTravelers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok. You'll have to show up 1-2 hours in advance to leave your name (they will text you - lunch give yourself an hour wait). But Sooooo worth it. Food is sensational. Wine selection strong (they missed my Italian wine favorite of amarone) but the...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A friend and I walked from our hotel to The Purple Pig because of the convenience and it turns out the food was amazing! We ordered a few small plates to share, each on the server's recommendation and we were so impressed. Makes me wish...More

Thank Robyn L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Yep! You heard right.....but more on that later. My daughter (back home) insisted that I eat here becaue she had heard much about the food "art" and the chef! Luckily, this trendy restaurant was located right across the street from my hotel on Chicago's Magnificent...More

Thank bigbuck2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very busy place but everything worked quite well in spite of that. Their beer choices are certainly not the familiar ones at least to me. The calamari antipasti was wonderful. The carbonara was nice except it was a wee bit on the salty side. Good...More

Thank janong
Reviewed 1 week ago

staff very attentive and quick food was great had lots of tapas -- the pig ears were great as was the octopus some food was not available though, mild disappointment but the best thing was the dessert IRIS! Amazing! All of the food was really...More

Thank switsquid
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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