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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #24 of 8,293 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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  • Danish first
  • English first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Frankly, there is very little to say about food and wine besides that it's almost perfect. You can tell that food is prepared with love and great care. It is diverse, refined and exhilarates your taste buds. But the no-reservation system which is typical of young, very successful restaurants (many implement reservations once business slows down) is just ridiculous. I... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a tapas-style place in downtown Chicago that boasts a lively crowd in an intimate setting. The food was spectacular and satisfying, and the wine list was extensive. Its a bit pricey, but worth it. I recommend getting reservations at least 1hr in advance, as it gets pretty packed on a Thursday evening.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We only waited about 45 minutes (and enjoyed drinks on the patio) and were thrilled with the food! We had the fried deviled eggs, Turkey leg (so moist and tender), & octopus. Everything was excellent and prices were reasonable for the location and fun ambiance!

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

2 hours waiting, really messy, disorganised and inefficient system to seat people. Only 2 toilets for the whole place, we're talking about 200 people!! The menu is super strange, really difficult to chose, unknown words and awkward mixes. When the food comes, that's the worst part!! Small portions and even worth than the menu. Good luck with that's, I'll never... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

You will notice that all the good reviews are when the place is not busy! After 8.00 the reservation process is chaotic with a lot of empty tables and people hanging round waiting for tables - very frustrating. The food? Unusual, an experience but not to be repeated

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Jackson, Mississippi
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It would be easy to walk past this place as it is tucked on side of building on M Michigan. Lively friendly crowd and servers. It was crowded inside and out but somehow they managed to have pretty good service. Good was good, not great but venue was worth the visit!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

When you hear the term feel the love in the food this place delivers. Four of us had about three rounds of food. Every dish was fantastic. Our server Jorge was such a treat. It was a non stop feast and fest. We had the Seafood Sagonaki, the beef Short Ribs, the Sirloin tips, the Beets, the Lamb, the Octopus,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had lunch there on a Tuesday. We arrived at a good time and got seated immediately at the end of one of the long tables outside. Seating can be squishy. We ordered a bunch of plates to taste and share. Everything was phenomenal, really. Even something simple like the Greek salad was the best I've had, and I've had... More

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Port Huron, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere of this restaurant is excellent. I really enjoyed the fact that I could watch the food being prepared right before my eyes. This is some of the best prepared food that I have ever tasted. The chief has a way of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary. I will never go to Chicago again without stopping to... More

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Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Our pleasant visit started with a shorter-than-promised wait time. We were seated at a lovely table and promptly had our drinks refilled. The only hiccup in our experience was it took nearly 15 minutes to get some beers and place orders. Worth it though as the meal was amazing! Standouts were the prosciutto-stuffed squid, bone marrow and pigs ears. The... More

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