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The Purple Pig

#25 of 7,617 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Magnificent Mile
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500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
Today
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch here during our stay in Chicago. We loved it so much that we returned for dinner the next day. We love that the menu is different from most other Chicago restaurants (Mediterranean style). The grilled bone marrow and octopus were our favorites. TIP: They do not take reservations. But you can go there and leave your cell number... More 

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Thank Rob M
Spring, Texas
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423 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love this place. Every seven food items we tried were perfect. The service was fast and knowledgeable. Seating is family style and a little tight, but worth it.

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Thank Ron R
Chicago, Illinois
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is nice and great drinks. Services very good. Too loud for having a conversation amongst yourselves. Atmosphere very contemporary.

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Thank trenlaur
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great wine selection, especially by-the-glass, so you can do your own wine parings with small plates meant to be shared. Boisterous and fun place. No private conversations at communal tables. Knowledgeable and friendly servers. A great place for a mid-afternoon late lunch or early dinner. They do not take reservations and every time I've been during lunch or dinner hours... More 

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Thank Andrew B
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here a couple times, and so far I think I'd only come back if I want some really good wine and to split an app or two (quite expensive and not much per plate). It's a bit of a tourist trap in my opninion - just a bit! The waitstaff are incredibly helpful when it comes to choosing... More 

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Thank Laura O
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say? My new favourite go to in Chicago. Always great service, atmosphere, and of course the food. Just do it.

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Thank JeffreyMarchand
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful atmosphere at this great little restaurant just off Chicago's Mag Mile. Interesting menu items, great cocktails and superb wine list.

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Thank PhotoEnrichment
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally visited The Purple Pig after a couple of visits to Chicago. Place is very casual with banquette seating, bar seating, and hightop tables with bar stools- so if you like your own personal space this may not be your style, but since Chicago is usually full of travelers we enjoyed chatting with our table guests. Place is bustling and... More 

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Thank travelmom0007
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the place felt like a rather nondescript tourist stop, bland interior, pretty bland food considering how much fat is in practically everything here. i know this place has legions of fans, so feel comfortable being honest in the disappointment.

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Thank Werkbund
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have wanted to visit for a while and was always in a group that had to have a reservation, well this time I was solo and when I walked in there was one seat at the bar. Food and service were great. One of the best pork liver pate I've ever had, was like BBQ sauce on brioche toast. Lobster... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
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
Description
This is a new restaurant from the house of Bannos (owners of the infamously popular Heaven on Seven, here in Chicago). They have now opened what could affectionately be called the foodie tourists' dream come true, with everything from bone marrow to fried pig's ears and fresh ricotta as well as a nice selection of paninis, and of course, the wines. Not to mention: Its right on the Magnificent Mile!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 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. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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