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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #13 of 8,189 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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oklahoma city
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238 reviews 238 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Half the menu is filled with terminology that I've never even heard of. Just about every single part if the pig can be found from pigs feet to bone marrow. I had the Greek yogurt smear. It comes with balls of yogurt that look like balls of mozzarella drowned in olive oil. It comes with thin pieces of toast to... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were really looking forward to going here as the menu and reviews looked great. They do not accept reservations (which is pretentious and silly) so we called ahead. We were told there was a 1 hr wait so decided to try it. When we got there 5min later it was now a 1hr 45min wait. We... More

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped in late afternoon and found the place had a great vibe and we were excited to be there. With the help of our waiter we settled on a couple delicious glasses of wine from their extensive wine list. Our waiter then changed to another individual where we proceeded to order a few items of the menu to start.... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We visited the Purple Pig for an early lunch during Spring Break with our 2 children. The experience was incredible!! We sat at a large table and ordered a few dishes. A group of gentlemen joined our table at and within ten minutes additional dishes arrived for us to 'try' including Octopus (which the children devoured), Pork cooked in Milk... More

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North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Just a super-fun eclectic menu. Unlike the other reviewers, we had NO wait....went for lunch on a Thursday around 1pm. Server was so helpful in helping us navigate the menu, and when we realized we had ordered too much food, he helped to ensure we cancelled part of our order. Now, the food. We did the bone marrow - that... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Met some friends there while at a trade show. Extensive Tapas menu with a great variety of items. Excellent wine list too. Dont be afraid, try everything. It gets crowded there so come early. Bring friends so you can sample multiple dishes.

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Montreal, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband was in Chicago last year and try without success to eat at the Purple Pig. We try it this year on a Monday night thinking that it's going to be empty...We wait 45min to have a communal table. It was a wonderful experience. We meet very nice people, have a wonderful dinner and the best waiter ever (thanks... More

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was in Chicago For a conference,a group of us gave this place a try for lunch. When we first looked at the menu we were a little taken back,had no idea what we were going to get.we chose salads and the baked cauliflower along with the smashed potatoes.they were awesome. Only wished we would have gotten to see the... More

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Murrieta, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant, and it was one of the best and most memorable meals we have ever had. It was packed, and we were lucky to get a seat at the far end of the bar near where the chefs were cooking. My husband is vegetarian, and the chefs went to extra lengths to make amazing food... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The food here is unbelievable (literally - they don't have a real kitchen here, just hot plates and such) and completely addictive. They change the menu often so you're never bored. The mortadella schmear and wagyu entree with bone marrow are among my favorites. The only reason why I give it 4 instead of 5 stars is because of the... More

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