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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #18 of 8,285 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
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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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CARACAS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I heard this was a GOOOOD place to eat...it did not dissapoint. The pig ears were crunchie w kale and a soft fried egg. I ordered a pork secreto which was perfectly cook w a sweet antipasto, the wife a stuffed calamary. All food was good...dessert, average. Drank half bottle of wine. No menu for children, and were not to... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great tapas with a twist. We had the softshell JLT which was an open faced sandwich with frisee, tomatoes, softshell and ham jowls. Loved the funky, loud atmosphere too. Service was a little slow, but they were very busy. Wine was also delish. Great location just off Michigan Ave. Outside patio looked nice, but we sat inside and enjoyed ourselves... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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191 reviews 191 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I would not do dinner here. It is a great place for appetizers and drinks. There is a good selection of craft beers, wines and cocktails. There are also many fine appetizers including house made charcuterie and Mediterranean dishes. Dinner is problematic. They bring dishes when done, not in courses. The place is crowded...I was bumped several times and it... More

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Mankato
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

loved everything we ate! from the pigs ear to the bone marrow. Hard to quit ordering there food. This was our 3rd trip to downtown and finally got in.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It's a very nice place. So many people lining up you have to wait for 40 minutes. The pork steak and fried egg are soooo nice. Pork shoulder is also great.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Really unique, small restaurant. Similar to a Tapas restaurant in Spain. Very unique small plates with a lot of flavor. Really did not go wrong with any dish. Worth the visit and will be back to try the rest of the menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was a great find, really excellent choice of both food and wine with a fantastic atmosphere! Will definitely visit again next time we are in Chicago!

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Dined here on a summer Friday evening. Busy restaurant with so much great food. Started with garlic almonds and tomato watermelon salad. Both really good. Dehydrated melon was a perfect touch on the salad. Marrow pork was outstanding and oh... the dessert. Salted caramel ice cream with espresso poured on top perfect. Wine list is also great. Will definitely be... More

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California City, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Just found this place by chance and it was really good!!!! Everything that we order was a WOW!!!...a must go if you are in Chicago...go to followmyeats1 in facebook ,if you want to see pictures of the plates...🍴🍻

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Olathe, Kansas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This was a very busy restaurant. The food is an interesting food pairing. Mostly community setting, do not go there for a quiet romantic dinner. Our server was very helpful with ordering and the food was good.

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