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The Purple Pig

#25 of 7,638 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
Today
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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Germantown, Illinois
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to grab a wine, cheese and some swine. Great selection of world wines ( yes no American /California wines) Excellent menu for a quick bite. This ain't no fine dining. Always crowded, you will be lucky to get seated. But worth the wait. This is one of our regular stops when in Chicago. Highly recommended

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Thank kkaramchandani
Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food, the ambience, the central location...this place was as good as we recalled from our last trip in this fabulous city in 2012. Still very very popular, and long waits for a table but you can have a drink on the terrace while you wait. If we lived in this city...we would eat here all the time. Great in... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our timing was lucky, we were seated immediately and within 15 mins a line had formed. In my opinion this is a European style restaurant offering sharing plates that are a reasonable portion size that won't require a take-out box! The dishes come out as they're prepared and we tried four plates between two of us. Each dish was delicious,... More 

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Thank Ohjustpeachy
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To me, this is a meat lovers paradise. I have been here many time s and it is consistently delicious. Some of my favorites are the pork should, wagyu beef, chicken thigh kabobs and pork blade steak. The starters that are great too and include beets, calamari and roast nuts.

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Thank Lloyd G
Chicago, United States
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was delicious. Cold calamari was surprisingly good. Meatballs were tasty. The lamb ribs were apparently a highlight that we didn't get. The only not great part is the anticipated long wait. What I would say is go with a plan to make a reservation and then go somewhere else to wait; another bar or shop at nearby mall. Would... More 

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Chicago IL
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

So, I decided to try this place since Jane picked it out and so I went along. This was a take out by the way. Called in and lady explain the menue, and was supper friendly and so I placed my order for chicken for myself and some kind need for Jane. Went to pick up order though this was... More 

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1 Thank Chris M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Taste is great but some of chicken dishes were salty. Cost is reasonable and very nice to eat variously. Dessert was good and very fresh it deep fried brioche.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good location in good weather. This place depends on someoutside dining and drinking during in climate weather you'll wait outside then stand when you get in. I felt it to be marginal, expensive and loud. The device is get it when you get it.. The food greasy greasy greasy pork sliced shredded and lumpedcon a plate.. Guess we have to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a wonderful meal here in Jan. 2017. Sat at one of the group tables. The food was excellent especially enjoyed a lamb riblet dish and seared scallops dish. They were special on the menu that night. The staff was excellent. Jorge, our server, recommended nice wine to accompany our dishes and made sure we had everything we needed. Be... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Serves well into the evening - I was seated at 11:30 PM. Menu is tapas inspired, excellent, unique, small dishes. Top flight wine, and a knowledgeable wait staff to help pair dishes and wine choices. Super late night option just off Michigan Avenue.

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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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.
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