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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” (362 reviews)
“pork” (385 reviews)
“pig ears” (83 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant at 7:00 for my son's bday. They informed us there was a 2 hour wait and we agreed to wait. This was my son's favorite restaurant so we decided to have drinks nearby and wait. The restaurant never texted us for...More

Thank Linda W
Purple P, Manager at The Purple Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Linda, Happy birthday to your son! I am sorry to learn of this issue. I am not sure how this happened but I assure you we certainly would have been happy to accommodate you had you returned for your table within the quoted time. Please...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are always asked what our favorite restaurant in Chicago is. Not sure if it is my favorite, but it is the place we always come back to. The menu is so varied and appetizing that you cannot possibly try everything you want in one...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good dinner at this location. Although the dishes are meant to be shared it was somewhat difficult because the seating arrangement was not really nice. You have to share a table with many other customers and if they are big you basically do...More

Thank Jserret
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very unique and cool! Ideal to share delicious appetizers and a nice glass of wine, in my case, 2 glasses of a very nice Spanish pink cava... Simply amazing! It’s a nice place to meet new people, since you get to share...More

Thank Wara P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw it listed but wasn't sure what to expect. It was busy, but we were seated fast and the service was prompt. The menu was diverse. We stopped in on Thursday night and would recommend it to anyone coming into town and want something...More

Thank daisy972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a weekend brunch. The place is located at the center of the tourist attractions. It is packed with tourists. The service is however adequate and fast though. The dishes are decent, however nothing special. Really do not see the hype of it.

Thank Chun L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a good time spending our dinner with Friends! It was my first time in Chicago and my friends took me to this Place! the ambiance was good. Their servers were very attentive and polite. It was full house when we arrived but we...More

Thank michelle5102
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not clearly mentioned anywhere but this restaurant has probably 90% of italian recipes in its menu. The Pork Shoulder is something unbelievable, it's butter in your mouth. Top quality of wines too. There are always long queues before you get in, you're supposed to...More

Thank robbbi85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for lunch on Sunday and sat alone at the bar. The server was very helpful, enthusiastic about the menu and patient with everyone. I had the bone marrow dish and I loved it. I would gladly eat that same diah many more times...More

Thank RVALunchSpecial
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Are you ready to try something new? The Purple Pig might be for you! With a diverse and ever changing menu the Purple Pig offers twists on a variety of dishes you know and love, as well as new flavor combinations for those with a...More

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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
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Questions & Answers
Orlando F
26 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 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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