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“Purple Pig...One of a Kind Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
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The Purple Pig
500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
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Ranked #27 of 8,383 Restaurants in Chicago
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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“Purple Pig...One of a Kind Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I discovered this restaurant through Trip Advisor and on our first night in Chicago, went to the PP. A little bit tough to find as the PP sign is not lit up. But after not having a clue as to what the food would be like. We ordered a cauliflower dish, turkey meatball sliders, pork shoulder sandwich, a smear and dessert. All portions were of reasonable size and we shared all of our dishes. The food was fantastic! So unique as the restaurant is advertised as all pig from nose to tail but expertly prepared in a very casual, laid back atmosphere. Our dessert was incredible...a nutella & marshmallow spread with carmelized bannas on a grilled panini bread.Customer service was excellent, very reasonably prices, heaters for outside tables and the place was packed with a 45 minute waiting period. No reservations but the gal who took our names was from our same state (ID) and took pity on us as we got lost finding the restaurant so we got in right away. I would highly recommend the Purple Pig as a very special dining experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing food, lively atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

On a friend's recommendation, I visited the Purple Pig during a trip to Chicago and it was the best meal of the 5-day trip. Creative, delicious food. Small plates allow for a variety of flavors. Can't wait to return when I'm back in Chicago for business later in the year!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Unique Food, Fun Atmospere and Good Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I arrived before the rush and was seated outside. I liked that many of the wines were offered by the glass, or one third, one half or a whole bottle. Along with my wine, I had the Asparagus, Arugula, Endive & Hazelnut salad, which was delicious. I also ordered Grandma D's Chocolate Cake to go so I could have it later. It was chocolate decadence.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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houston
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“long lines, good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Food is out there but it's real tasty stuff. Lots of things to snack on, big wine list and the people working are very friendly and efficient. Nice place.

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“Excellent food, lively atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My husband and I visited Chicago for our anniversary weekend and enjoyed a fabulous meal at The Purple Pig. The wine list has quite a few Greek wines that we loved, specifically the George Scouras Moscofilero which paired very nicely with the pork selections. Being of Greek descent, i always love to see some of the great productions on the menu! We sampled the cheeses, also tried the cured meats- specifically the Coppa and the Lingua Agrodolce. Our waiter was well versed in the menu selections and made great recommendations. The chorizo olives, eggplant caponata with goat cheese and pork tripe were fabulous!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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