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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%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (362 reviews)
“pork” (379 reviews)
“pig ears” (82 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
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

We enjoyed the food here but it was very busy and loud. Not that it’s a bad thing but you will have to wait if you aren’t there right at opening.

Thank Wlreyes
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

had a drink standing in the the we got seated and ordered the cornbread the tuna and the braised pork shoulder it was quite crowded we had a wonderful server's David and Chris it was a wonderful

Thank jacnmry
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited for lunch nothing was to much trouble for them. Food is great we had a really nice experience!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small plates style restaurant. It gets very busy so best to book a reservation which FYI gets booked very far in advanced for peak days/hours. Lots of eclectic dishes with fabulous flavors. Also an extensive list of cheeses and charcuterie board. $$$$.

Thank wenfamily
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok, my only complaint is the wait. Showed up Friday at noonish, they told us an hour to an hour and a half. We got in within 45 minutes. My complaint isn't really even a complaint, we waited in the heated hut out front and...More

Thank John Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

We cancelled a later dinner reservation elsewhere- too tired and hungry to wait. We did have a brief wait to get into The Purple Pig, but it was completely worthwhile. The food and wine were first-rate, and very creative I picked a wine from the...More

Thank Yakimanative
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food! The waiter offered suggestions and how many dishes to order. The gyros was delicious. We went for lunch and it gets busy around noon. They have lots of staff and things move very efficiently without feeling rushed.

Thank karen_from_ontario
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped in the Purple Pig after roaming around Chicago one afternoon and got a cheese and charcuterie board and a bottle of wine along with a bone marrow spread. It is hard to beat this place for killing an hour in the afternoon with...More

Thank msudawg12
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Purple Pig is always a pleasure! My wife and I have been to Chicago a dozen times, and have dined at The Purple Pig almost every time. Sometimes the wait can be long, but with drinks and starters in the waiting area, it's easily...More

Thank csi56
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, what an incredible meal. Tried foods I would have never considered, and loved them all. Had 7 dishes in total with a bottle of wine and bill was $135 for two of us. Just loved everything about the place and the community tables were...More

Thank rt10steve
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
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
Bar Scene, Groups, 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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