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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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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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1,161 - 1,170 of 4,692 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The service is outstanding people are really nice, but food is just ok, I have had much better pork base plates, if you want to have a great taste here you should wait for dessert that is great !

Thank Ale Jaime F
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in on Labor Day right after the river architecture tour and were very happy to find there was no wait for a table. We ordered a handful of dishes which included pancetta, smashed potatoes, milk braised pork shoulder (so tender) and a Croque...More

Thank RYYS
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful and interesting meal. Staff was very helpful and the service was fast and friendly. This isn't a large place so go during off peak hours and the wait won't be much at all. If you are an adventurous eater this is...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Original, tasty and unique dishes. Great wine list to choose from and lively lunch crowd on the patio - mix of local business people and tourists.

Thank CoandJack
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My and my girlfriend went out for late dinner and most places around the river closes at 10pm, and we found this place, we were seated right in front of the chef and it was awesome, we got to see how every plate was made...More

Thank alg239
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Loved the varied menu. Lots of bold flavors and unusual combinations. Expansive wine list! Loved it!

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We spend 2 hours and a half waiting for the table. Expectations we realy high, but food was disapointing, small portions, did not came at same time, waiter was no patience, they forgot some plates we order. do not spent too much time waiting to...More

Thank Carolina F
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Too many places on Michigan Avenue don't have to try very hard for hungry customers so it's rare to find a great small plates place at great prices. Expect a loud and crowded room but with great food and no pressure to finish and move...More

Thank B D
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We ended up staying right off Michigan and Illinois, we flew in quite late and were looking for something to eat. This place was open and actually had a good selection of Italian dishes. Cheeses, meats and wines. Would recommend for a late night snack...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Great place, it's important to order what it's known best for....charcuterie, smears and small shareable bites

Thank Artscampe
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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Charlotte P
7 May 2018|
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Response from Foodsthatsright | Reviewed this property |
I do not feel it is expensive for a Chicago restaurant with a James Beard award winning chef. Three of us ate for $45 without alcohol. They offer small plates. They start at $5 to around $17. You share the food.
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
Linda H
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!
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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 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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