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“Purple Pig”
Review of The Purple Pig

The Purple Pig
Ranked #28 of 10,730 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 5 weeks 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 items we wouldn't normally try but are so glad we did. Definitely worth checking out (convenient upper level Michigan Ave location). Items seem like a weird combination, BUT each and every one is delicious!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you into concept restaurants, this is a place to explore! Expansive menu, great beer selection, and fast and efficient service. Right off the Magnificent Mile and close to all of the shops and sights.

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Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This was our last meal on our trip. It was worth the wait!! Our waiter made perfect suggestions and the food was truly delightful.

Thank Kat M
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Purple Pig will please you. Incredible and current gastronomy, where the products and their flavors are exploited in a wonderful way in their greatest simplicity. Impeccable service; Ty, Adam and the team were perfect! No reservation; first come, first serve ... but waiting in line is well worth it. Please Jimmy, open a branch in Montreal, Quebec, Canada! :)

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