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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #15 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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!
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Beaumont, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a late lunch...tasty salad, pork shoulder, and awesome dessert.will definitely return on my next visit. Service was speedy and the food was delivered quickly

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Central Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Seated outdoors with 3 adults and 2 young kids for lunch. The wait staff was very nice and accommodating to our children. Good food that was well-priced. Had to cut our lunch short as one child was having a melt-down.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant. You usually have to wait to be seated because it's always packed, but you can wait by the bar and have some drinks in the meantime. It's really worth the wait and the ambiance is very cool, you'll eat very very good and will have a great time. The pig ears and the bone marrow are... More

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Chenequa, WI
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

After reading the great reviews and seeing the long lines my husband I decided to try the purple pig. We arrived and were told there would be an hour+ wait and they would call when our table is ready. This restaurant does not take reservations. We waited and enjoyed some drinks on the benches outside. After an hour and half... More

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great food in a tourist-area on the Magnificent Mile. Be prepared for a LONG wait -- with a no reservation policy. We showed up at 9:30 and were seated by 10:00 pm. Server was great and the food was excellent ... except for our selection of dessert. The chocolate mousse with frozen berries was a miss but the other dishes... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Have been hearing how good The Purple Pig is, so decided to go for an early dinner. There was very little wait time. Outside was nice and peaceful, but we were seated in the noisy inside seating area. Seating was very tight. Hard to carry on a conversation. Wide variety of food, and very little description of dishes. The charred... More

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Simi Valley, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Horribly ridiculous wait, they take cell numbers hen call customers when table is ready which will override anyone who has been waiting patiently for a table. No consideration for those who wait at the restaurant, no motivation to turn over tables or be considerate to those waiting,,,guess that's why they are pigs

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Holland, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We loved our first visit to the Purple Pig. The staff was friendly and helpful. But the menu was the star! Interesting choices of share-able mediterranean food. We started with the salt-brined beets with goat cheese and the peas with bacon and spearmint -- and loved them both. My teenaged son picked a meat dish and I picked a salad,... More

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Winchester, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

took us 3 months before we were finally able to get in. heard so many good things, but didnt quite live up to it. very crowded. service ok, but no real signature OMG dish that you just gotta have. and it is very pricey for what you get. nice, fun, but not a place you just have to go to

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Had a very nice meat and cheese plate here. Can get cold and it's colder inside than out! Pricey though - watch out for the upsell of an 'extra cheese'! You will get charged for it.

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