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The Purple Pig

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #18 of 8,286 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Carrollton, Missouri
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great restaurant and the staff is very on top of things. Now to the food, wow what great options and we loved everything. Try many things and share. Do try the veil, fried hard boiled egg, and pigs ear. You just can't go worn at this place!

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Springfield, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here with family, but decided to drag five work colleagues along when we were in Chicago. Thanks for taking our phone number, they called just when we were ready to sit and dine elsewhere. We ran back, took a table outside, and stayed late loving everything....including the Purple Pig bandanas we bought, wore, and now adorn a few... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have been wanting to go to the purple pig for some time now and finally had the chance to go. Great atmosphere fun social seen at the bar. The food was good to ok, our server I think his name Brandon was nice but definitely steered us to over order as our last dish we didn't even touch. The... More

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Wimberley, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very popular restaurant. Recently visited and sat at the bar, with the backdrop being an open kitchen. Seemingly a happy crew with great communication, attention to detail and interactive with customers! The expeditor was Jimmy Bannos, Jr, one of the chef-owners. The menu was pork-centric and eclectic, and you will not leave hungry! Glorious evening.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Purple Pig is one of the newer and certainly more trendy restaurants on the Chicago dining scene and is clearly a runaway success story, if judging by the crowds on a Friday night in August is any indication. We decided to try it based on the many positive and often rave reviews along with a healthy dose of sheer... More

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Food here was absolutely superb! We tried the pork shoulder, pig ears, pig heart and stuffed squid. Everything was delicious and it wasn't too expensive. Came to about $60 or so for 2 without alcohol. This place gets quite busy early in the evening. Half an hour wait at 5:45 pm

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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
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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