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The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (326 reviews)
“pork” (336 reviews)
“pig ears” (74 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
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Reviewed today via mobile

Food - decent not great. Creative and innovative effort with menu, dishes look good, but don't Taste as good as they look. Ambience-energetic, loud.

Thank Ronald H
Reviewed today via mobile

Omg! Sooo good! We did not have reservations and actually, I'm not sure they take reservations. We were lucky to wait only 10 min before 2 seats at the bar opened up. Pork shoulder was awesome. Pig ears were nice and crunchy. We didn't order...More

Thank Allison O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Purple Pig is a fun place. You go to eat good tapas, to share your food and to see people and to be seen. During happy-hour time, lots of people go right after work. As the hours advance, around nine and later, it is a...More

Thank valeriaclark
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived 10 minutes before they open. Once we were inside and sat, there was already a long line of people waiting to be seated. The food is fantastic, I recommend trying the bone marrow!

Thank mynameisRowdy
Reviewed yesterday

An innovative restaurant on Michigan Avenue? This is your spot. It's small, packed and worth it. The patio helps when the weather is nice. How they get this food out of that tiny kitchen (sit at the counter by the kitchen) is amazing.

Thank AFH2132
Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is small but it has an outdoor covered terrace where guest can eat seating up. I know the concept seems weird but the food is so good that you will not even notice. Some must haves are the bone marrow, the octopus, all...More

Thank somibonne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fun dinner of Tapas and wine here st purple pig. Creative and seasonal cuisine- soft shell crab, asparagus, meatballs and chicken thigh with a Tatziki sauce. Highly recommended- service is attentive and friendly.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely food in a rather casual environment. Good old fashioned cuts of meat paired with an exquisite list of wines.

Thank 232indraneels
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed dinner in this busy restaurant, great choices presented very artistically, great friendly service and value would highly recommend

Thank mags1888
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a business trip in Chicago, my wife and I were looking for a place for lunch, a business acquaintance recommended Th Purple Pig. Upon realizing it was only several blocks from our hotel, we walked. The menu was most impressive, a sort of aggressive...More

Thank RonC44
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
Will the restaurant open on New Years Day? does it have tv sets?
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
I'm heading to Chicago in October...Can I make reservations online?
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!
Do you accommodate gluten and dairy free diners? If so, what are the options? Thank you, Sara
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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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.