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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” (366 reviews)
“pork” (396 reviews)
“pig ears” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Went here for a lunch/dinner and enjoyed it greatly. Menu was really fun with a tremendous selection. High energy place with a cool vibe. Try it...you'll enjoy it too.

1  Thank mrt1955
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This place in Chicago is trendy is nice and iota flavours are fantastic. Totally loved the setup of the restaurant. A friend of mine recomended this place and simply loved it. The food is really good and worth the buck.

Reviewed October 13, 2016

Got there around 5 and immediately seated (YES!). Obviously, go early if you can since it's first come first serve. Service was excellent. It's very loud inside with the music and the crowd so, not a great place to go if you're looking to have...More

Thank MnLe
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Went with my husband last night, my second time, his third. It was fantastic. It can get very busy, but we did manage to get a table very quickly. The kitchen bar is first come first served, and it is an excellent place to sit...More

Thank Janice F
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

I try to have lunch at the Purple Pig every time I'm in Chicago. It never disappoints. The wine selection is alway good as is the entire menu. I'm gluten free and the server was more than happy to go over the menu items that...More

2  Thank Carol W
Reviewed October 11, 2016

So we finished dinner and had some time to spare. We hit up the Purple Pig to grab some cheese as a dessert and of course some wine. What a fun way to spend a hour or so. I wish next time we would allocate...More

Thank tdedwards69
Reviewed October 9, 2016

The atmosphere is amazing - people everywhere but it didn't feel crowded. The staff was so friendly and we found a couple seats at the bar and began our feast. They have a house vodka that was very clean - made a great martini! We...More

Thank roundhead7
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I have had my eye on this restaurant for a couple of visits to Chicago and finally got to stop in. What a great menu, and what welcoming, knowledgeable staff! Thoroughly enjoyed trying several small plates and drinks to go with in a relaxed setting...More

Thank TravelMom269
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We're in Chicago 2-3 times a year, and for the last few years our first stop after checking into the hotel is "The Pig." Hidden down a little alley walkway off Michigan Avenue, this always busy little restaurant is easiest to visit between lunch and...More

Thank ColoradoDoc
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Went for a late weekday lunch with a friend. It was not very crowded and we sat outside. There is a nice wine selection and they offer half bottles. We started with a cheese plate (try the Up in Smoke) and a half bottle of...More

Thank nylanyc
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
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Charlotte P
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Orlando F
December 26, 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
September 6, 2016|
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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!
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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