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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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“pork” (426 reviews)
“pig ears” (88 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazingly good, and tasty!! it is a palate experience, different, colorful, vibrant!! Is really, really good. You have to try it once at least.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 59alexanderf
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped into the Purple Pig around 4pm on Saturday afternoon. Was told 30 minute wait, which was ok since we were window shopping. Was notified by text 10 minutes later that table was ready. Tables are very close together and music was a bit on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DW1212
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This bustling spot right off the famed Michigan Avenue is perfect for anything but our favorite for a post-shop late charcuterie and any of their wonderful wines from the extensive list. Our server knew we were looking for a traditional New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CzechMate2010
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us tried as many dishes as possible on a Saturday morning. We lined up 20 minutes early and were amongst the first to enter. Each dish in each category was excellent!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JALToronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be afraid to try things here, everything is good. This is a place where you share every plate and they just bring them out as they are finished. The half-duck was very good because they didn't fry all of the fat off, so it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheGoodTim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get ready to wait. It's good and the service is good, I would put it on the expensive side since the tapas are not enough to share so you have to order several. For me, I went enjoyed but don't is not a must to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never thought I would go there, but....It was really quite good...But even better was the Cornbread with feta cheese, yummy with wine..:)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cindyhayes123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t expect the crowd at 5pm but it’s Purple Pig! Settled by the kitchen sitting at the bar. The waiter warned me the steak is big and it was! The special liver sauce made it taste even better (for a Taiwanese) the broccoli was also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank delphisl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mainly for pork lovers, though they have few seafood options as well,not much chicken options though

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Siya C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obviously there are many excellent reviews of this place, but I wanted to try it for myself and see why. This is a Mediterranean style restaurant with dishes meant to be shared Tapas style. I was able to sit at the bar and watch the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank qmiller1
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Kattia M
4 October 2018|
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Response from Margaret R | Reviewed this property |
They don’t take reservations
Kattia M
4 October 2018|
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Response from StephanieG233 | Reviewed this property |
Just go and wait in line.
12 August 2018|
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Response from Mrubin1203 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. They will give you a call on your cell after you check in and an approximate wait time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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