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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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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 yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner here during our three night stay in Chicago and it was fantastic, place was packed however we didn't wait for a place. My husband took the milk braised pork fillet which was divine I took the turkey leg...More

Thank Cora V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting menu that changes twice a day. We had a knowledgeable server who encouraged questions and offered selection guidance based on size, saltiness, or other. Some “small plates,” but most offerings made for sharing. Happened to arrive right at 11:30a when they opened; no...More

Thank lmwink
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for businesses, we a set of carnivores. The restaurant was loud and crowded, but everything else was simply magic. I ordered the Pork Belly, and although I know it would make me fat and possibly sick, I truly would eat this dish on repeat...More

Thank tukesa
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the purple pig. After my business day was completed, my bride and I made quick reservations for an early seating After ordering drinks, we ordered a few small plates. We had the corn polenta, salt roasted beets, and Rabbit and sausage. all were excellent....More

Thank jvleeuw
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time we went there around 6 pm on a weekday, there was a line and we did not feel like waiting. The second time, we went a little early and got seated right away. We were happy with all the dishes ordered and the...More

Thank JungK122
Reviewed 4 days ago

Get there early, or get there late, or you will have a considerable wait. If you are looking for a quiet, intimate, dinner this is not the place, but if you want very good food and service in a busy, fun, atmosphere you will leave...More

Thank Carl K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fun and unusual food to share. Your waiter/waitress can give great advice on food or drink options. Make sure you check out other dishes that other patrons are eating.

Thank kbmath1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience in this restaurant last night. You end up sharing your meal with your companions....which is fun...and absolutely delicious. Definitely have the corn risotto...and the fried broccoli was delicious also. If you get a waiter named Ty you are in luck. Friendly and so...More

Thank DebAW16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner at this place. The food was good. Waited about an hour even though we got there around 8pm. The service was pretty good and efficient. It was worth the wait. Pleasant and helpful waitress.

Thank Ralph F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is a bit hectic but the wait staff is fast, efficient and pleasant. Food is served tapas style with shareable plates. We sampled a variety of dishes and zero complaints - even from my picky eater husband. There were old favorites with twists and...More

Thank mariearnold222
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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.
Charlotte P
7 May 2018|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
Thank you all for your answers! Yes, it is true our dishes range from $10 to $25 each and we are considered quite affordable for Michigan Ave. We use responsibly sourced ingredients and feature premium ingredients at... More
Orlando F
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
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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, 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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