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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #27 of 8,381 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

EVERY visit to Chicago should include a stop at the Purple Pig. Every time I eat here I wait with bated breath for my next visit. Communal seating is not really my thing, but somehow it works here. And...while you sit at your table with strangers, you get a bird's eye view of what everyone else is having! The Spanish/Greek/Italian... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I have been here 4 times in the past year and I live in LA, so I come by every time I'm in Chicago. Don't miss this! Great wine selection, although I stick with the babic most times, a great Croatian gem. All of the food is fabulous. You can't go wrong. Most of he seating is communal but try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The food, and wine here are spectacular. Portions are very generous, with some very creative items on the menu. The only dislike I had was the seating is very tight, and only 1 washroom per gender. You have to wait to get a table, and you have to wait to get a seat (in the washroom). When you see a... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Great food, great service but be prepared to wait if you are going during prime time. I'd recommend going on a weekday for lunch, maybe even late lunch. The food is amazing, loved it! Want to travel back to Chicago just to return to The Purple Pig, YUM!!

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Quito
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you visit Chicago, this is the place to go for dinner!, try to go before 17h30, otherwise you will have to wait a bit in order to have a table

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This place is easy walking distance from most of the central hotels. While it was not on our hotel recommendations it rated highly on yelp and trip advisor so we walked down in the rain. We were there early (5:15) and it was packed. Great service and excellent food, though probably not for young picky children. Our 6 yr old... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

great and unique food and very thoughtful service. restaurant is kind of small and very tight between tables. long line to get in and expect to be waiting..... bone marrow is just to die for. very good experience.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

As the place is on North Michigan Avenue, I expected it to be good, but expensive. However, I was wrong on both counts: the food and service was not good, but fantastic, yet it was affordable. I recommend the Purple Pig to everyone visiting Chicago.

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Austin, TX
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went to Chicago recently, and came armed with a list of restaurant recommendations from people I trust. But this was by far my favorite experience. And it was an experience, the dishes were well prepared and the timing of how each dish made it to our table was well thought out. I tried several cocktails, but my favorite was the... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had to wait for about an hour for a table but it was well worth it. The menu is really interesting and it worth sharing the plates so you get to taste it all. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great.

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Additional Information about The Purple Pig

Address: 500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: (312) 464-1744
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: European, Contemporary

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