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The Purple Pig

#22 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
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500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 464-1744
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious mixture of foods that delight and satisfy foodies searching for something new. Because there was a wait each time we went, we were able to enjoy a drink in their outdoor waiting area. The waiter's suggestions guided us in making choices which we loved. I can't wait to go back again.

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Thank Becky D
M3lyssa
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Purple Pig is a great place for a family meal- especially if the family likes sharing. We started with a meat and cheese platter- were shocked to hear that some of the meats and cheeses were made here! For our main course we shared a salad, and two main dishes. It was plenty of food with lots of variety.... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The meals was extremely good, we shared all together. I have ordered a beef stake and mmmh, the meat was a kind of melting on my tongue! The prices are a little higher than in other restaurants but its worth it. If you do not like loud restaurants, then its maybe not for you. The sound level of all other... More 

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Chicago
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu here has tons of options, but beer is limited. Tons of options for food, cocktails and wine. We had the pork neckbone gravy with ricotta and it was excellent. We can't wait to return to try other options.

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing restaurant!!!!! It was worth going back to. They do not take reservations. Showed up but it was packed and a 2 hour wait...it was a Friday night. So went back another night...A bit of a wait for a table. But no wait for the bar. A couple left and we were were set...the bartenders were amazing giving... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pretty full selection of food from England and the British Isles. Food is typically very good, the beer selections are varied and excellent, and the atmosphere is conducive to conversation and enjoyment ,

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Macon, Georgia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by around 3 pm. No wait at all. Enjoyed their octopus dish with potatoes. Flavors were fantastic. The octopus was moist and tender. Delicious. I'd recommend going at off times so it is less noisy and no wait time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited at 1:30pm on a Friday. 20-30 minute wait. No problem, we had a beverage outside. Friendly staff, great menu. The problem was how SLOW the food came out and in a different sequential order.

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Thank GMac56
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing place! We were taken care of by the best. Had the best food. The atmosphere was vibrant. We will be back soon!

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Exeter, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here with a group from a large convention being held close by. We had a group of 8 people gathering at this restaurant. The Purple Pig came highly recommended for it's interesting menu. It was suggested that we arrive early (4pm) to find a place for all of us since they did not take reservations They also would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (312) 464-1744
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Magnificent Mile

Neighborhood Profile
Magnificent Mile
Over 400 stores pack the concrete along Michigan Avenue, the eight-block stretch known as Magnificent Mile. This area between Oak Avenue and the Chicago River is more a shopping paradise than a full-out neighborhood. For prime upscale shopping, this is the place to go. It’s busy, energetic, and packed with shoppers. You'll also find hundreds of restaurants and dozens of hotels, all on the mid- to high-end scale. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.