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The Purple Pig

#22 of 7,509 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Magnificent Mile
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner last night at The Purple Pig. Great location beside the river with outdoor and indoor dining. Due to the rain, we chose inside. The atmosphere is cozy...think Paris bistro. Good wine selection and tasty entrees. You can't go wrong with the chicken or seafood.

Thank Alex H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat at lunch. Sat at the bar. Great service, very interesting and delicious food. I had nduja (which I still can't pronounce!) which was kind of like a chorizo/pepperoni paste? Served with grilled cheese on toast and pickled vegetables. It was very tasty. My partner had the hot dog which was one of... More 

Thank PhilipHaxbyT
Titusville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since the Pig does not take reservations our vacationing party of 4 opted to dine here for early lunch. We were seated very quickly at a bar height communal table on the patio. This is fun if you enjoy striking up conversations with other diners and comparing menu selections. There are no bad choices on the menu so the small... More 

Thank SchnauzerBridget
Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend recommended this place and they were spot on. We got there for lunch just as they opened and the place was full within 15 minutes. We sat at the bar and had the best service ever. Everything he recommended was excellent. They have a lot of wines. Do not miss this place. I was told that there can... More 

Thank MD S S
Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A little tight on space but the food is amazing! Tapas style so you can get a few different plates. I highly recommend the salads and the bone marrow! Great wine list as well.

Thank NMO941
Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in before leaving town for lunch with coworkers. Usual busy scene and terrific food. Place has an eclectic menu and buzz about it. It is a must. Secret is to arrive at 11:30 for lunch.

Thank Jeff B
Westlake Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for appetizers and thoroughly enjoyed our charcuterie plate and cheese board. I never thought I would try beef tongue but I did and so did the rest of the crew--6 of us--all gave it a thumbs up. The wine was tougher to choose as I was not familiar with the selection but the waitress was very helpful in... More 

Thank diane m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch following a family member's recommendation and I'm glad we did. There is indoor and outdoor sitting. The staff is very friendly and the food is wonderful, especially the calamari salad with couscous.

Thank Virginia T
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Purple Pig is a definite must go when in Chicago! Thankfully I had a few people recommend and I'm so happy we got in. It's a very cute, cozy restaurant off Michigan Avenue and we came at the perfect time around 5:00 pm on a Saturday and we did not have to wait for a table. My friend and I... More 

Thank nycgirl0729
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No reservations, long wait for table and bathroom! Worth it. It's unusual "bring food when it's ready" service could have led us to a choppy meal. Instead, we shared, sampled, drank and laughed while we waited to see what came out next! Cheeses were amazing. The gnocchi and pork shoulder were cooked perfectly. Have a taste for pork, cheese, good... More 

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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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  • 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.