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The Purple Pig

500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed yesterday

I went to the Purple Pig for breakfast while I was in Chicago on business. Felt a little out of place as I didn't wear my hipster beard...but seriously, this is a very trendy joint with nice modern vibes. Coffee was very expensive ($5), but...More

Thank PickeringMikeReid
Reviewed yesterday

I've been to Purple Pig numerous times and don't get me wrong we love the food there, however we most recently had a terrible experience there. We went there over two months ago...they charged our credit card for our bill (believe me I looked as...More

Thank MapleBean
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to go with friends. A little loud and always crowded which is why I give it 4 stars. They have the best mussels and scallops. Their selection of cheeses and cured meats are also great. Their sommelier does a great job picking out...More

Thank Carrtierrez
Reviewed 2 days ago

What can I say, I love pork! First time I went to The Purple Pig, I didn't know what to expect, luckily I was with my clients that ordered everything on the menu to share. I was able to taste everything and loved it all....More

Thank floridaperrysmith
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got there shortly after it opened on Saturday for lunch and the staff was able to accommodate us and a stroller on the heated patio, which was plenty warm for the baby. A staff member helped me to pick out a bottle of wine...More

Thank bigcitygurl_13
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here on a busy monday night, the place was crazy busy but we were able to be sat immediately by the bar. Slick service, i thought the meals were well priced. Shared a number of plates, great variety of meal choices so something for...More

Thank Swannynz
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can have a perfect vegetarian meal at this place that sounds like they only serve pork. Beetroot salad, nice cheeses but also duck, fish or lamb.. Small plates to share, extensive wine list, quick service.

Thank JohannesNL023
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited the Purple Pig with 3 co-workers. Very nice atmosphere and good quality food. Good wine selection and reasonably priced.

Thank Milos M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended up here by accident. With a work group we went to a reception that was awful and we found ourselves in the rain outside the Purple Pig so we rolled in and put our name on the wait list. The place was packed...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend everyone visiting Chicago to go here at least once. The food is out of this world and combined with top class staff it is a joy eating here.

Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
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
27 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
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!
21 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
USD 10 - USD 15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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
  • Neighbourhood: 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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