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The Purple Pig

#24 of 7,821 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Pub
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500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: This is a new restaurant from the house of Bannos (owners of the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty downtown option

Good customer service. Intereating food choices. Tasty bone marrow came with 5 pieces of toasty bread. Pork belly dish was good but too salty for my taste. Crispy pork rinds! ! Calamari was fresh and nicely seasoned. Only two unisex washrooms on site so be prepared to wait in the line just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Angela L
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Good customer service. Intereating food choices. Tasty bone marrow came with 5 pieces of toasty bread. Pork belly dish was good but too salty for my taste. Crispy pork rinds! ! Calamari was fresh and nicely seasoned. Only two unisex washrooms on site so be prepared to wait in the line just for the loo.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Iwent there for lunch and it was great at the bar. Friendly staff, no attitude. Great food. My only comment would be that they need a couple more choices that do not involve meat, and one more fish dish ( no shellfish or seafood).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere and vibe in this place or great!!! Community tables through the middle of the restaurant and smaller tables along the perimeter. The food is bursting with flavor. Loved the wagyu beef and meatballs. My 2 favorite dishes. We tried like 10 dishes and all of them there incredible!!! Worth the wait to get in. We will be back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Let's put things in perspective. Chicago was my third stop on my mini coast-to-coast holiday, and after something like twelve Michelin stars worth of meals in New York City, The Purple Pig still ranks as one of the highlights so far. After hemming and hawing about braving the rain and bitter, bitter cold (hey I'm from Singapore, our average temperature... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic restaurant if you are spending time shopping on Michigan Ave. Food was excellent and prices not bad for center of Chicago. Order for the whole table and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I stumbled upon this place on a day of sightseeing not realizing how highly rated it was. I had the beets and whipped goat cheese as a starter; I'm very fond of beets but the goat cheese was a bit much for me. Then I had the JLT. When it was brought to my table the server handed me a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The food was only ok. Nothing special. The pork was cold and wasn't even flavourful. The only thing that was different was this jam thing for the bread. Maybe we ordered the wrong items?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were downtown with the kids and needed a fun lunch spot and our cab driver suggested the Purple Pig-- food was amazing and the service was great. Kids loved their choices too. Jeremy Roenick, former Blackhawks was even there and took pictures with our sons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

awesome experience that gives u the option to have a light meal or lots of heavy meat. on magnificent mile, and really tasteful!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Love the tapas here. We had the charcuterie and cheese plates which were tremendous. Wanted to have more but the portions were pretty sizable. Must go back.

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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>  > Magnificent Mile
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: Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (312) 464-1744

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene

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!
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Magnificent Mile

Neighborhood Profile
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.