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“Wine and Cheese on Michigan” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Purple Pig

The Purple Pig
Ranked #27 of 9,443 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
Description: This is a new restaurant from the house of Bannos (owners of the infamously popular Heaven on Seven, here in Chicago). They have now opened what could affectionately be called the foodie tourists' dream come true, with everything from bone marrow to fried pig's ears and fresh ricotta as well as a nice selection of paninis, and of course, the wines. Not to mention: Its right on the Magnificent Mile!
Medford, New Jersey
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Wine and Cheese on Michigan”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Enjoyed the food and communal atmosphere at the Purple Pig. The popularity of the restaurant resulted in a 45 minute wait around 5 on a Saturday afternoon. Once seated with a party of 6 we ordered a combination of half bottles of red wine from an extensive wine list, cheeses, and small plates. We particularly enjoyed the following dishes: Braised Baby Artichokes, Fava Beans, Cheese plate, meatball slider (my 11 year old nephew went back for 2nds), And milk braised pork shoulder.

Although the food was delicious the service was spotty. When we initially sat down the waitress seemed very disinterested in taking our orders but warmed up once we asked her opinion on both the wine and cheese selection. Except for a turkey leg that came out 25 minutes after everything else we ordered the food came out from the kitchen quickly. Think they have an opportunity to pay more attention to clients which will help them not only improve customer experience but turn over the tables quicker and reduce the upfront wait.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location and fun atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

You have to know where this place is before you go because it is kind of confusing to find, especially if you dont live in Chicago. Great place for lunch or happy hour with your girlfriends. They have wine and all kinds of yummy cheese plates you can get. If you are up for adventure, they have other options with pork you can try. Enjoy!

Visited January 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Cheese, Swine and Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is what they announce at their doorway arch off Michigan Ave. It is what enticed me to go in and to keep coming back. Really unusual menu, so I take all visiting foodie friends there. Where else can you get braised pig tails or fried pig ears? ;-) There is a great wine list too, lots of European imports. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2012
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

This was a fun place to eat and the food was amazing. The small plates are great for sharing and allow for many choices from the large menu. Our server was very helpful with suggestions for both food and wine.

Visited March 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Great samplers to share and shared tables to mingle with others. I recommend the chef's counter where you can see the food prepared and interact with the chef.

Visited February 2012
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