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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%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (375 reviews)
“pork” (412 reviews)
“pig ears” (87 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed today via mobile

They have a varied menu, but meat is front and center. The menu devotes a separate section to offal. I wasn't sure what I'd get with the beef tendon chicharrones. I expected some thinner chewy sticks with a puffed outer layer, but I got a...More

Thank PeglegEd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I dined here this evening with my friend and the food was exquisite. A friend suggested the place and it’s out first time in Chicago. Adriana was our server and Mark the Manager was over the top. His wine knowledge was enriching and the service...More

Thank Nokukhanya K
Reviewed yesterday

The Purple Pig exceeded all our expectations. The menu offers something for everyone be it seafood, pork or duck. We started with eggplant tapenade which was very tasteful followed by a simple but tasteful salad.Our main dishes were octopus with green beans and a meatball...More

Thank christophertK3054LP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were told this place always has a wait but worth it. We walked in expecting to be put on a list but we love sitting at the bar and there happened to be two chairs available!!! So lucky! We were a little bit overwhelmed...More

Thank wonkika
Reviewed 3 days ago

As you can see I have been here several times before where I enjoyed my prior lunches. My party of 4 decided to return here again for lunch. Because this place is noted as a tourist trap, I really don’t mind being trapped here in...More

Thank Tony J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a late lunch there, so we were able to get a seat with no problem. The whipped feta was delicious, as were the meatballs, and the branzino we shared. I highly recommend all of it.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic diverse menu for lunch or dinner. The house made Chorizo was the best I have ever had. Grilled Octopus was amazing as were many of the sides. Top this off with a great beer menu and this is a place you must visit.

Thank slscottxny
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were not here for lunch with a group of visitors to Chicago. Many choices for lunch all at reasonable prices. The calamari salad was outstanding as was the bruschetta which changes daily

Thank capec0dtraveler
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner here during our three night stay in Chicago and it was fantastic, place was packed however we didn't wait for a place. My husband took the milk braised pork fillet which was divine I took the turkey leg...More

Thank Cora V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting menu that changes twice a day. We had a knowledgeable server who encouraged questions and offered selection guidance based on size, saltiness, or other. Some “small plates,” but most offerings made for sharing. Happened to arrive right at 11:30a when they opened; no...More

Thank lmwink
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
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.
Charlotte P
7 May 2018|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
Thank you all for your answers! Yes, it is true our dishes range from $10 to $25 each and we are considered quite affordable for Michigan Ave. We use responsibly sourced ingredients and feature premium ingredients at... More
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
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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 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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