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The Purple Pig

) #17 of 7,833 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%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (333 reviews)
“pork” (344 reviews)
“pig ears” (78 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All 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 via mobile

We had a great time at the bar and experimented with a variety of plates. Our favorite was the whipped feta with cucumbers . It was so light and airy and the Parmesan crisp took it up a notch. We also had the pork fried...More

Thank melineef
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped in for a drink, and they handed us a binder of wine choices. 18 pages of just wines! This place was overly busy and didn't have a great spot for us to wait, so we grabbed a drink and left, but I loved...More

Thank kelleyaelliott
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is right of Michigan, so I would suggest not going at peak time since it's not the biggest place. Very cool vibe! We went for the charcuterie. Their menu changes a lot, but we had the best appetizer I've ever had there! It...More

Thank dunnl20
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect in every way! Chris was just great with recommendations and having patience with our large, demanding group. I will return andd recommend. Thanks, Chris, for making it special!!

Thank CubsFan60018
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place! Food is definitely not the norm. Not only does it look good, it also tastes so scrumptious!

Thank Innah10
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was super busy at lunch, but we only had to wait about 10 minutes for a seat. The food was great, a couple of dishes was plenty for a lunchtime snack. The bone marrow was superb.

Thank matthewelsom
Reviewed 4 days ago

hi we fell on this restaurant 3 weeks ago 4th june by chance for lunch and seated outside on the right hand side on the large table, what a find !!!! whilst walking around and visiting Chicago for two days. Amazing food and friendly staff...More

Thank morzineSomerset
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Crowded and busy in city center of Chicago.Nice and fairly efficient staff. No fancy ambience. Read the menu online in advance so you know what your choices will be. Medium to high price.

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had never heard of some of the things on the menu and was so pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste of the food. This is a "must" place to try while in Chicago. I am still not sure which my favorite was, either...More

Thank JAlistair1942
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to wait- this place is packed for good reason. I lucked out and was seated immediately at a communal table. The food is delicious and should be ordered to share because you'll want to taste it all. Even though it was busy the...More

Thank Jasmine S
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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Orlando F
Will the restaurant open on New Years Day? does it have tv sets?
26 December 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
I'm heading to Chicago in October...Can I make reservations online?
6 September 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!
Do you accommodate gluten and dairy free diners? If so, what are the options? Thank you, Sara
20 July 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
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 10:30
08:00 - 10:30
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Magnificent Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Magnificent Mile
  • Phone Number: +1 312-464-1744
  • E-mail
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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