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The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (387 reviews)
“pork” (424 reviews)
“pig ears” (88 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't be afraid to try things here, everything is good. This is a place where you share every plate and they just bring them out as they are finished. The half-duck was very good because they didn't fry all of the fat off, so it...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TheGoodTim
Reviewed 2 days ago

Get ready to wait. It's good and the service is good, I would put it on the expensive side since the tapas are not enough to share so you have to order several. For me, I went enjoyed but don't is not a must to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Never thought I would go there, but....It was really quite good...But even better was the Cornbread with feta cheese, yummy with wine..:)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cindyhayes123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn’t expect the crowd at 5pm but it’s Purple Pig! Settled by the kitchen sitting at the bar. The waiter warned me the steak is big and it was! The special liver sauce made it taste even better (for a Taiwanese) the broccoli was also...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank delphisl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Mainly for pork lovers, though they have few seafood options as well,not much chicken options though

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Siya C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Obviously there are many excellent reviews of this place, but I wanted to try it for myself and see why. This is a Mediterranean style restaurant with dishes meant to be shared Tapas style. I was able to sit at the bar and watch the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank qmiller1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fans since it opened, we always go here for our first lunch when visiting Chicago. Right on Michigan Ave, crowd at lunch a mix of business, visitors, and Mag Mile shopper. Nice mix of small plate pork, other meats, cheese and veggie options, all very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gordonlittle505
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants we’ve ever eaten. We were there around 11:15 a.m. for lunch, so we could get a seat right away when they opened at 11:30. The place fills up quick! They change up the menu, so it could change over time....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 1984TM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really interesting food you will not see anywhere else. Sitting outside on a beautiful summer day just steps from Michigan avenue is a great way to spend a day.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BobWagner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place just became my favorite place in the whole USA. What a fantastic food selection, different and delicious. Every night the place is packed and yet the attention to detail , the quality of the food and the service makes everyone feel special. This...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maribelcuprilldefust
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Kattia M
5 October 2018|
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Response from Margaret R | Reviewed this property |
They don’t take reservations
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Kattia M
5 October 2018|
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Response from StephanieG233 | Reviewed this property |
Just go and wait in line.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
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.
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