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The Purple Pig

) #18 of 7,846 Restaurants in Chicago $$ - $$$ Mediterranean, Spanish,
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bone marrow” (336 reviews)
“pork” (347 reviews)
“pig ears” (78 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 10:30 amAll hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant serves some of the best food in Chicago. We took the waiters suggestion and ordered bone marrow, quail eggs, and a few other dishes. All was outstanding. I would definitely go there again.

Thank Kris35758
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was recommended by friends and it lived up to expectations. The two of us were lucky enough to be seated in the covered outdoor area at a communal table. That meant we got to taste some of their plates, too! We had 4...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed yesterday

Visiting Chicago for the past 5 years I have wanted to visit the Purple Pig and finally was able to wait through the long wait-list. I am so glad I did. I have been attracted by the slogan on the sign "Cheese, Wine and Swine",...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located in a tony part of downtown the menu had to be created in a different state where cannabis is legal. Usually crowded and bustling, this is one our Chicago casual favorites. The puff fried beef tendons are airy light but pack a whopping punch...More

Thank Chuck N
Reviewed yesterday

Nice place for groups. Maybe a bit loud for romantic meal. Alcohol and food is reasonably priced. Order more than 1 dish per person-remember tapas style. Food is yummy from appetizers to entree. Disappointed is no reservation, thus had to wait for seats :( Make...More

Thank chinhong c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We sat at the bar just in front of the kitchen, it was amazing to watch the chefs working. Very tasty food, small portions. Nice place, kind of noisy but nice. Not for kids. The pork Milanese and the gnocchi were delicious!

Thank Leonardo L
Reviewed 2 days ago

First visit this week end. We came for lunch on a Friday afternoon and encountered a line up. Submitted our names and waited on the patio overlooking the river while having some drinks. Once in, we found a lively, bustling bistro atmosphere with many communal...More

Thank benwack
Reviewed 2 days ago

This sharing menu was fabulous, everything we had was wonderful! We overate and loved it, however we had trouble eating dinner! All vegetable dishes were fabulous and every bit of pork was amazing!! Service and atmosphere was fun!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was on my friend's list and I went along. For my taste -- really overcrowded, super noisy. We got several tapas to share. The food was good. The ambience not for me though. I understand it's a trendy place.

Thank Tatiana G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went there for lunch. Four of us were told to wait 45 mins in their chairs outside- we were seated within 15. The waiters are very attentive and helpful w suggestions. The portions are purposefully small so it's recommended that each person order two dishes...More

Thank Ab B
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.
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Questions & Answers
Orlando F
December 26, 2016|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
Hi there, we are closed on New Years Day and we do not have TV Sets. We are open the rest of the week. Best, TPP Team
Linda H
September 6, 2016|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
Hi there! We don't take reservations. Pop in and place your name on the waiting list if there is a wait. We will take your cellphone number and give you a call. See you at the restaurant!
July 20, 2016|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
We can accommodate just about any dietary restriction. Gluten Free options are far too many to publish and our menu is vast and ever changing. You are welcome to give us a call or head on in and let your server guide you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 am
8:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 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
Experience the exquisite cuisine of James Beard, Rising Star Chef 2014 - Jimmy Bannos Jr. As a fourth generation restaurateur, he was mentored by his father, Jimmy Bannos (Chef/Owner of Heaven on Seven) and catapulted his expertise through training by nationally renowned chefs.

Since opening in 2009, under the leadership of Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig has received numerous accolades, including being named one of 2010’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit magazine; and a Bib Gourmand recipient from the Michelin Guide Chicago in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; among other honors.

Dubbed the "Prince of Pork" by Dana Cowin (Food and Wine Editor and Chief); Jimmy Jr. brings his love for Mediterranean food to the Windy City in fun, inventive ways - at this rustic sharable plate restaurant, conveniently located on the Magnificent Mile.

Located at 500 North Michigan Avenue, the restaurant offers cheese, swine and wine, among other standout dishes, showcasing the flavors of Italy, Greece and Spain.
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