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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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Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

The Purple Pig has a menu laid out in different sections which we assumed to be starters, mains etc but it doesn't work like that. You order a variety of dishes and as they are ready they are brought to the table and shared by...More

Thank gerotoole7
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Absolutely everything we ate and drank was fantastic! The place is full of character and the menu offers a twist on classic food but isn't too out there - try the Parmesan creme brulee! Was the best meal we had in Chicago - worth the...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 6 July 2016

There were so many delicious sounding things on this menu it was hard to choose. We started out with a soft goat cheese and duck prosciutto (which is unbelievably good!). Then we had the sausage panini and chicken thigh skewers. Cheese and cured meats and...More

Thank Cheryl G
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Purple Pig was comfortable and familiar while innovative and interesting: that's a hard mix to hit! We had a delicious meal, with the wine and the cheese plate spectacularly guided by our waiter. The final bill was unbelievably cheap, seeing as my wife and...More

Thank Amrit A
Reviewed 5 July 2016

There is nothing about this place I don't love. From the skillfully presented food, excellent wine and beer list and amazing service you can't go wrong. I've been 4 times this year and always sit at the bar and let the bartender choose what I...More

Thank Hotelier86
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Very good food - haven't had anything I didn't like. My faves are the beets and the stuffed squid - but you can't go wrong with anything. Solid wine list. And open past 11pm!

Thank Tirian
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I loved this place, the wine selection was outstanding! Went there by myself and without reservation, sat at the bar and got a prime view of all the action! The food was outstanding, starting with the Pork Liver pate! I am kind of a picky...More

Thank Alejandra C
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Went to the Purple Pig with a small group...had a great experience. Food was amazing!!! Don't miss this the next time you are in Chicago!

Thank Arlene S
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Decided to try this while we were in the city for a conference and it was within walking distance from the hotel. After waiting 1.5 hours for our table we were seated at 9 p.m. None of us were terribly hungry anymore so we just...More

Thank Julia J
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Purple Pig was recommended to us by a local who lives in the neighborhood...That was the only reason I popped in for lunch as I happened to walk by at the exact same time my stomach was grumbling. I got there just before the...More

Thank bermudachris2014
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
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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