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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%
Travellers talk about
“bone marrow” (372 reviews)
“pork” (410 reviews)
“pig ears” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to get seated right away for drinks/snacks after work but it was at a shared table which is fine. Unfortunately my friend had a seat on the end of the table (head of the table) and got bumped ALL night by food...More

Thank JLee615
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

All the reviews are correct this is a must if you find yourself in Chicago. Waiter suggested a perfect Wine for our service was fantastic. We were a party of 5 so shared a long table with other folks which was fine w us but...More

Thank Mari32griffin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did not eat there: first had to wade through a very disorganized terrace of diners to get to the hostess, only to be told there was a 90 minute wait for a table ( they do not take reservations ). Well, too bad, I had...More

1  Thank Travel_Jan95
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful find. Just a short walking distance from the Hyatt. We had lunch and it was great! Started off with the bone marrow, Griiled Cauliflower and ended with the stuffed squid and gyro. I found the prices very reasonable for the quality of...More

Thank VLT1960
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cheese is mostly European so we skipped most of that but they had an amazing smoked fresh cottage cheese from the US. Prices reflect the upmarket quality and presentation of the food. We loved and would have again / recommend the Fried Pig Ears...More

Thank dpk20
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow!! Wonderful wine list, great food, and a quaint atmosphere make the Purple Pig a definite do again on our list. The wine menu is large in breadth and scope. We have eclectic tastes and the menu delivered not only a variety types of food,...More

Thank Melissa A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the third time I have eaten at the Purple Pig and I want to come back again soon. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and nice wine. One of my favorite eateries in the world.

Thank afbcph
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Emphasis on the “ziiiiiiing”... the wine, the food and then the pork, but there’s also the duck... uffff! Awesome! You need to try the Pork Shoulder ... boom, it will blow your mind. Now, start with the duck prosciutto... yes ... prosciutto, then, the pig’s...More

Thank Camachoontheroad
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped to eat lunch in July. The food menu is interesting and my wife really enjoyed the different kinds of food. It is recommended that you get 3-4 plates to share with groups of 2 or 3. One would definitely want to share and...More

2  Thank David A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A colleague and I had both heard good things about The Purple Pig. We were told there would probably be a wait but we decided to chance it. It was very busy but we were lucky and didnt have to wait long. The waitress was...More

Thank jlbryan
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
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Questions & Answers
Charlotte P
7 May 2018|
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Response from Purple P | Property representative |
Thank you all for your answers! Yes, it is true our dishes range from $10 to $25 each and we are considered quite affordable for Michigan Ave. We use responsibly sourced ingredients and feature premium ingredients at... More
Orlando F
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
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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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