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“An Amazing Menu”
Review of The Purple Pig

The Purple Pig
Ranked #19 of 10,125 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Magnificent Mile
Description: 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.
Reviewed September 22, 2016

While visiting Chicago to celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary, my wife and I stumbled upon The Purple Pig. The place was jam packed and noisy, and one can understand why that is. The menu is amazing and the crowd has fun. The food was so good and interesting that we returned the next night for another dinner. I enjoyed the roasted bone marrow while my wife and I both enjoyed the lobster corn, Greek corn bread and pork shoulder. The Greek corn bread is an interesting combination of honey and feta chees. For dessert we had Loukomades and Iris. The former consists of small deep fried balls of dough covered with honey; the latter is a warm pastry bun stuffed with a creamy sweet cheese . Had we been in Chicago another night, we probably would have dined at The Purple Pig again.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed September 22, 2016

LOVED this place. Food was amazing (lamb special) .. carefully prepared and beautifully presented. Staff was super helpful. Good wine list. Reasonable price. Great experience!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Oh my I think I have had the best hot dog ever! It is a take on the Chicago Dog. The hot dog is so light and airy that it just melts. The oregano fries are just as tasty. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Didn't get the hype, they ram as many people in there as possible, you have to spend a fair bit to feel fed with such small dishes.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal experience all the way! Service, food and wine were superb. My new go-to option in Chicago!

Date of visit: September 2016
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