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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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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM 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 24 November 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed my roasted beet and grilled octopus. It would have been nice to have an option for gluten free dessert. Very nice tasty meal.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank annaem1
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Fun and lively restaurant. Great food. Our waiter was impatient as we pursued the menu, checking back 3-4 times, to see if we were ready to order, but never to offer help/suggestions. We ordered too much food unfortunately, and would have appreciated the guidance. Nevertheless...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KFitz8
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate here today. Food is served tapas style. They recommended 2 dishes per person. My husband is a good eater. We ordered 3 total and it was plenty. We had the frisée salad with duck egg. Egg was beautifully cooked, soft...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank losgatos95030
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Our server was really helpful explaining the dishes and what to order. We ordered their signature pork dish, which was very filling, the salted beets, that were incredible and the roasted broccoli, also an excellent dish. We went for lunch and sat out on the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank annp3222018
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We went during the lunch rush on a Monday afternoon. We were seated immediately inside (3 of us). The seating is cozy, as you can have a business lunch and good a date type ambiance. Trendy environment, located downtown. We could walk from our Hotel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Audrey M
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

After a quick 30 min wait last Wednesday, we were seated at a big table with some friendly business people. We had the pork belly, bowl of broccoli and a special scallops entree. The food was wonderful with lots of flavor. Fun place and good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tom W
Reviewed 15 November 2018

This place is a lot of fun. I took one star away as I had better food in Chicago, but "very good" is nothing to complain about. Wish they would do reservations but with a little patience they will accommodate you.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nikos T
Reviewed 15 November 2018

We dropped in about 5:30 after a walking tour, when we were dead on our feet. Several interesting dishes, but the Octopus was definitely the best. A good choice of beers, but make sure you check the price first - we ordered one that was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ives5
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options allowed us to try a wide range of appealing and tasty plates. Everyone at the table left satisfied! A thorough wine, beer and cocktail selection as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gawarfield
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This is a great spot weather just looking for snack or with a large group and want dinner. Everything on the menu is delicious and comes more of a tapas/small plate sharing style. Definitely a lot of fun and great for groups looking to keep...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ErinF1768
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Kattia M
4 October 2018|
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Response from 211margaretr | 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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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