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The Purple Pig

#28 of 7,531 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 - 12:00 am
Open now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate lunch here one day. It was a Friday and we had to wait for a table. Very cozy. We had the most delicious bone marrow appetizer. Delicious bar b que and great beer selection. Very casual, a little pricey....but with such a great location, they have probably have high rent.

Thank MrsBighamNite
Schaumburg, Illinois
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a low key place to kick back with a glass of wine and light snack along the Magnificent Mile this is a great stop. They have an extensive menu of European wines and cuisine.

Thank hheels2swimfins
Burlington, Canada
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Purple Pig had been highly recommended, and it was full and bustling when we arrived for lunch on a Sunday. The server explained that it was small plate format for sharing. The cannoli (filled with whipped goat cheese and garnished with pumpkin) were lovely to start, the kale/Caesar was generous and tasty, but the last two dishes (perhaps more... More 

Thank Linda H
Wausau, Wisconsin
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182 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of five of us went here on a Tuesday night and were able to be seated right away at 6:30pm. The restaurant was packed and very loud but not an obscene level. We ordered several items for the table but our favorites were the ravioli, the meatballs, and the brussel sprouts. I was very excited to try the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is so delicious. Come at an off time so you can actually get in as it is always busy and there is a reason for that. It's amazing!!!!

Thank Leslie C
Champaign, Illinois
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were having a relaxing evening in the city and knew there was a good chance of a wait. We put our name in at 8PM on a Friday night. They estimated a 2 hour wait and that was spot on. They call your phone and give you 10 minutes to get there, so a nice setup if you aren't... More 

Thank HaleyTravels
Merida, Mexico
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Food ever! everything we order was not only good but incredible. Dont miss the lamb. The only thing I regret is not going with more people so I could try more plates! We even went back 3 days in a row! Best food in chicago by far

Thank Chuchach
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Want something different then try the PP. Yes the wait can be long but it is worth it. Sometimes you can grab a seat at the bar. Cheese plates, Calamari and a great wine list. Servers are friendly and helpful. One of my to go places when in Chicago

Thank Just J
Montreal, Canada
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203 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been trying to eat at Purple Pig for the last 8 years because there is always a 2 hr wait. On this trip, I finally figured out that 3-5 pm is the best time to get a seat and explore the menu. Our waiter suggested 7 items on the menu and we tried it all. The calamari with fregola... More 

Thank Sheila514
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The purple pig.. where do I start? It's one of my absolutely favorite restaurants in Chicago for a late night lite bite with a fabulous wine list. I don't Eat meat but the veggie options are endless! They do have a small selection of mixed cocktails also. The wine list contains not one California wine. Hmmmm Go already!!

Thank Lavie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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?

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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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