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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #24 of 8,286 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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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English first
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a fabulous lunch at The Purple Pig. While waiting for our table, we enjoyed a wonderful Spanish wine at the bar. Once seated, lunch was great...shared pork, steak and fish dishes. Delicious!!!!

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Henderson, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to wait!!! Standing around was worth the wait...Delicious. This place was so good, we went back the next night. Its eclectic, lively, fun and sexy in a non stop environment. The first visit we split the burrata app, the cornbread and the tuna that was a spin on a nicoise...A DELICIOUS spin!!!! perfect for lunch. Wine was fabulous... More

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Canfield, Ohio, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We were in town to visit our son and picked Purple Pig based on reviews. We were a little put off by the hostess telling us what the wait time would be, (1 1/2 hrs) especially since it was 3:00 pm. At sign in, the hostess took our phone number and said she would call when a table was ready.... More

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Yes the Purple Pig is crowded, no they don't take reservations, but don't let that deter you from a great meal. While waiting for a table have a beer or two, or grab a glass of wine from a more than adequate wine list. You'll be waiting outside so temper that with the weather. Once seated explore the menu, everything... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is not a healthy dining experience. Having said that, the food was interesting and delicious, the service was excellent, the vibe was fun and the over all experience, excellent. While no reservations are taken, their system of calling you when your table is ready worked well for us. We put our name in at 5:30 and was told it... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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175 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

When in Chicago, we usually visit the Purple Pig for one meal. Our experience this time was also superb! There was a torrential rain with a large number of people. But we stuck it out and were able to be seated. We were not disappointed. We ordered some of our favorites: deep-fried olives with chorizo, brussel sprout salad, beet w/... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

myself and 3 others enjoyed our lunch we each had something different including wine we shared and had no complaints,we had seafood,steak, soup,and sandwich i was all great small portions but classy, will be going back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Wow. Best word for the food. Decadent, perfectly prepared, perfectly seasoned, well served are a few others. If you like bone marrow as an app, go for it. Crispy Brussels sprouts spectacular. Actually there was nothing...nada....disappointing.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a very trendy, popular place, no bookings, average wait over an hour. We arrived at 6.30 on a Sunday night and were seated at 8 - luckily it's just near the miracle mile so we shopped in the intervening time. It has a really unusual menu, it serves all parts of the pigs - it had a pig... More

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It has been the worst dining experience for me in Chicago. I really couldn't imagine a high ranking restaurant in trip advisor provided this kind of service. Dining in MacDonald would probably be a happier experience. The environment is so noisy and chaotic, customers are instructed to wait at the back of the corridor. I was told to wait for... More

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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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