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The Purple Pig

) #19 of 7,717 Restaurants in Chicago ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (326 reviews)
“pork” (336 reviews)
“pig ears” (74 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fun dinner of Tapas and wine here st purple pig. Creative and seasonal cuisine- soft shell crab, asparagus, meatballs and chicken thigh with a Tatziki sauce. Highly recommended- service is attentive and friendly.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely food in a rather casual environment. Good old fashioned cuts of meat paired with an exquisite list of wines.

Thank 232indraneels
Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed dinner in this busy restaurant, great choices presented very artistically, great friendly service and value would highly recommend

Thank mags1888
Reviewed yesterday

On a business trip in Chicago, my wife and I were looking for a place for lunch, a business acquaintance recommended Th Purple Pig. Upon realizing it was only several blocks from our hotel, we walked. The menu was most impressive, a sort of aggressive...More

Thank RonC44
Reviewed yesterday

Heard some many wonderful things about this place from friends and the internet so we checked it out while in town. Short wait before our table was available. Once were seated at a long table with other parties on both ends. Excellent wine list with...More

Thank lindseykwilson10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the first spot on an eating trip through Chicago. After the Purple Pig, it was challenging to find a place with similar energy, ambiance, cocktails, wine list and food...the food!!! We were seated at the bar since since there were no tables, it...More

Thank GRM1971
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place with creative and indulging cuisine. If you go there don't miss the Lemon Pie with Olive-Oil ice-cream. Super creative and very tasty.

Thank Yashinski
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of most delicious restaurants in Chicago. I did enjoy the service and taste of meal. Bon appettite!

Thank alvinmena
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am not sure Michelin status of The Purple Pig - but it deserves at least one star. The food, in particular, the pork are so well prepared and delicious - the best pork I had so far. The presentation of the dishes are also...More

Thank james z
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The is pace meets and exceeds al the reviews about it. Very hip, fun, noisy, crowded but worth it! I tried the steak, cheese selection, Brussels sprouts and home made salami, all were good. My dinner mate had some of the appetizers and all were...More

Thank sammymadison
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 & AnswersAsk a question
Orlando F
Will the restaurant open on New Years Day? does it have tv sets?
27 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
I'm heading to Chicago in October...Can I make reservations online?
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!
Do you accommodate gluten and dairy free diners? If so, what are the options? Thank you, Sara
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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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
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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.