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The Purple Pig

#24 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Magnificent Mile
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500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
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11:30 am - 12:00 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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New City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great happy hour & dinner spot in downtown Chicago. Attentive bartenders and great wine. Expect a packed venue and maybe a wait for tables. They also have an outdoor patio. Small plates tapas style. Unique menu offerings. Good for locals or out of towners.

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Thank MARC A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting and unique restaurant. The atmosphere is exciting and motivating. Fun and a great place for family, friends and associates. The menu is very unique and can fit most palettes. A nice place for a change and fun. The wine selection is superb and moderately priced.

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Thank Malanothegreat
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time visiting the Purple Pig, found the menu very unique and the restaurant has a great energy. Our server was very patient and helpful in explaining the menu and helpeing with picking out some great dishes. Will definitely visit again next time in Chicago.

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Thank jhuang15
Farsta, Sweden
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Small or full sized dished, all of them as delicate. Just watching how the staff handles what seems like a an endless stream of new orders was really impressive and entertaining Take a seat in the bar with an overview of the kitchen.

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Thank OlaJolo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been The Purple Pig a couple of times while in Chicago but never ended up trying their menu. I was hungry this time and their variety of food selection is unique and delicious! I had the Deep Fried Chorizo Stuffed Olives (soo soo good!) And tried the Calamari that had cucumbers and radish and something else- very light and... More 

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Thank Christina S
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is well worth the wait for a table! A do not miss while in Chicago! The food is amazing plus great wines from around the world. We had a great time!!!

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Thank mcervini
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our new favorite restaurant! We found it my accident, and were blown away!! Amazing spice and flavor combinations. We had to sit at the bar because it was so crowded on a Monday night. It was great as we talked to other guest and got great suggestions. A must for anyone visiting Chicago!!!✈️

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Thank camilla c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the atmosphere here. The full utilization of the heritage pigs on the menu was great. The bone marrow butter with crostini, the crisp pig ear and kale Saldana with the house vinegar enter. I even had the chance to try the in house prawn sausage which was truly a unique flavor pairing with the tradional concept of sausage.The... More 

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Thank Peter C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reasonable price and Good taste. But this restaurant is too small for many people to eat something together.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food would have been ok (just ok) if it hadn't all tasted burnt. The wine was terrible - we left half a bottle. The staff we friendly but there weren't enough of them which led to delays. It certainly wasn't worth the money or the 90 minute wait

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-464-1744
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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