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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #18 of 8,268 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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Enjoyed a great lunch here with the works - beet salad and kale-Cesar salad (yum),the mortadella smear (omg), a shared entree and delicious desert (strawberry rhubarb soft serve and cookies). Everything was great, from the food to the service to the perfect rose to go with a mix of flavors. Would go back in a heartbeat. Highly recommended.

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Singapore
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39 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had 4 dishes to share among 2, which is more than enough. 1) Pig's ear(fried): not our favourite,just some cripsy food. 2) Bone marrow with bread: impressive, humongous bone. Oily, can be gelare. 3) braised pork shoulder with milk: soft and tasty,goes well with the mashed potatoes. 4) glazed rib tips with pineapples: must try,very yummy. We walked in... More

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Boynton Beach
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97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant because it was highly recommended and also listed as a gluten friendly place. When we first walked in and I asked the hostess for a gluten free menu she called over the manager who rudely said, "we don't have one". If he had some common sense and service acumen he would have continued with "but we... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife was at a conference and ate here while I was off playing in the city at a Cubs game. The food was so good she brought me back for dinner that night. Everything was inventive, creative and appetizing, As a former restaurant cook and lover of food this it the place to go and revisit. Must have a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

After reading several reviews and having been recommended by some friends to try out this restaurant we were very impressed. The food selection was awesome and very creative. So many good choices, if I had more money I would want to try them all. We were visiting from Toronto, but If I lived in Chicago I would probably eat here... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The average waiting time for a table in a Saturday is 1 to 1.5 hours. They will take your name and call you when your table is ready, but you need to know that you don't get a table, you get chairs on communal table. We had the misfortune of sitting next to a couple of European tourists that felt... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We loved the Purple Pig. It was very convenient to our stay at the Conrad. The meat and cheese platter was delightful, the wine excellent and the stuffed brioche bread with ricotta and chocolate chips was to die for! We will definitely be making a trip back when we are in town again!

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Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had wanted to try the Purple Pig with some friends but gave up after we had waited the first hour and half and were told we had to wait a further 50 mins. Went back again a second time on another day at about 11am when they opened and managed to get a table for two. It was a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Came to The Purple Pig on a recent, lovely Saturday afternoon for an early dinner. It was amazing. This place has an incredibly creative menu and turns out all the dishes from a tiny kitchen. We ordered 7 different dishes between us, and every one was exceptional. Try the marrow bones and the deep-fried deviled egg. When we were undecided,... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Very nice choices for all tastes. We loved some of the AntiPasti and Fried options (Sardines). Main Courses are small but delicious. Wine selection is huge. Beer is smaller. No US wines on menu. Service lacks on busy hours.. expect this.Very good choice.

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