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The Purple Pig

) #17 of 7,907 Restaurants in Chicago ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (343 reviews)
“pork” (356 reviews)
“pig ears” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

And there was a wait to be seated. But they will serve you drinks while you wait. It was SOOOOO good. Everything. We tried many dishes and weren't disappointed by any of them. Ask the waiter to recommend some options, they know what is good....More

Thank apartmentshopper
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I have only been here once but enjoyed the Cauliflower dish as well as the Sicilian Iris dessert, which is phenomenal and perfect to split with someone. I'd like to go back and try some new things I have never seen on a menu let...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A fun tapas style place where you can try different things like pigs ears (delicious dish) and bone marrow (interesting, but very rich and best shared among many people as 1 slice of toast was enough for me). Cheese and meat platters not worth it...More

Thank brandy s
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Pig's Ear with Crispy Kale, Pickled Cherry Peppers & Fried Egg is to die for, as is the Octopus with Green Beans, Fingerling Potatoes & Salsa Verde. The Taramasalata “Greek Caviar Smear” is a delight. The atmosphere is cozy, high tables, great wine list...More

Thank LosAtraveler
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Be prepared for an unconventional menu that demands you keep an open mind. This restaurant is for the adventurous person who does not have culinary restrictions. Bon Apetite!!

Thank Phoenix051
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Excellent Tapas restaurant, with equally good wines to choose from. We entered the restaurant aftr a long, long flight, and just wanted to relax and enjoy. We were greeted with a very full restaurant, tables full of people, and a seemingly long, long wait, but,...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

No reservations, fills up fast. Ended up in the outdoor enclosure with heat lamps. Hostess very abrupt and not particularly helpful. We needed to adjust the seating as on of the chairs was against the class sliding door and was not functional. After initial impression,...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

A friend recommended we try the Purple Pig. And we were not disappointed! The food was so delicious, fresh and full of flavor! It was amazing! You must try the fried Brussel sprouts! We will be back on our next trip to Chicago!

Thank perkinsmichelle1205
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I visited this place after seeing it on a segment of the wonderful Check, Please!. I was very excited for this place but after visiting I was feeling like they're too cool for school. Yes, it's obviously a hip place where beautiful people go to...More

1  Thank Cicero H
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Great location on the Magnificent Mile. We cocktails and three small plates. First the cocktails: The martini was very dry and cold just as ordered and the Perfect Manhattan was just that, perfect. The three small plates were all winners. From the Antipasti section of...More

Thank RAMV_MIami
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 & Answers
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!
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, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
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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