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The Purple Pig

#22 of 7,497 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Magnificent Mile
As featured in My Chicago Faves
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500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
(312) 464-1744
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Youngstown, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Second time going. So good!! Can make it a quick bite or super extravagant meal!!! Service is great and so good and explaining all the dishes and recommending great wine to pair with

Thank Katie W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried this restaurant on a whim. This is a place you go for different new foods. Loved the octopus & lamb ribs, pig ears with the kale great. recommend for foodies that want not run of the mill everyday food

Thank debbWatertown_ct
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was amazing, and the portions were grand. We had anticipated 4 plates between two of us, but ended up being more than satisfied with 2.

Thank Paul C
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a spot at the bar for lunch. Grateful that the staff helped me navigating the menu as everything on it sounded incredibly delicious. Beets with goat cheese were a killer, and if your heart can handle it go for the lardo or the roasted bone marrow. Will definitely visit for dinner next time I'm in Chicago.

Thank Alpengeniesser
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213 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While visiting Chicago to celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary, my wife and I stumbled upon The Purple Pig. The place was jam packed and noisy, and one can understand why that is. The menu is amazing and the crowd has fun. The food was so good and interesting that we returned the next night for another dinner. I enjoyed the... More 

Thank TJFLG42
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

LOVED this place. Food was amazing (lamb special) .. carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Staff was super helpful. Good wine list. Reasonable price. Great experience!

Thank kristainco
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my I think I have had the best hot dog ever! It is a take on the Chicago Dog. The hot dog is so light and airy that it just melts. The oregano fries are just as tasty. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank mellalight
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Didn't get the hype, they ram as many people in there as possible, you have to spend a fair bit to feel fed with such small dishes.

Thank Hazzinho10
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Phenomenal experience all the way! Service, food and wine were superb. My new go-to option in Chicago!

Thank mm5280
Elmhurst, Illinois
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great restaurant on Michigan Avenue. Go early for lunch or you will find a huge line. The staff were great. There are many different items on the menu. Order lots of small plates for tasting. Make sure you leave room for dessert. Sit outside as it is quieter and plenty warm with the heaters.

Thank CFT99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: (312) 464-1744
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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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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  • 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.