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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed yesterday

Delicious shareable plates that have a lot of flavor packed inside. Pork neckbone gravy with gnocchi is amazing, almost too good to share! There are so many choices that it is hard to choose. Great wait staff, friendly and knowledgeable. Make reservations or be prepared...More

Thank RealtOr30
Reviewed yesterday

My best friend and i were in Chicago for one night. We had just arrived in the city and wanted an appetizer before dinner. We asked the concierge at the hotel of a place and he suggested here. We were also told that shortly after...More

Thank Foodiein757
Reviewed yesterday

Had a very nice evening with two of my colleagues, had a "surf and turf" each ordered a plate and tasted each others choices

Thank Ben P
Reviewed yesterday

We were there just as the doors opened for Lunch. There (at least during lunch hour) is a line. The menu is composed of small delicious plates, meant to be shared. Many of the food items had a hint of "Greek" involved in their recipes....More

Thank E.J. F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was concerned about the sharing of plates because of dietary limits, but there was not one dish I couldn't eat. The food is fabulous as were the cocktails.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend had been here before but I hadn’t, and wow! Delicious shareable plates and excellent cocktails. Even on a chilly day, the heated covered porch was warm and delightful! It was casual and foodie rolled into one! We’ll definitely be back!

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a first come first serve sort of place and oh man, it was def worth the 2 hr wait! We had some cocktails while we were waiting, I had a dark and stormy which was delicious. My hubs had this Oaxacan old fashioned...More

Thank marisa c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth the waiting, love every dish well prepared with seasonal produce. If you don’t like crowded places this restaurant is not for you. I never mind sitting next to other people. Always accept recommendations from staff or local costumers.

Thank Ericka B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I enjoyed our dinner. The pork shoulder was smoked and tasted delicious. The pork was well cooked with a honey base. The color was golden

Thank Annarie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 2nd trip to Purple Pig during our 2nd visit to Chicago! It was the ONLY place we HAD to do again! This visit was even better than the 1st! The food was sublime and the wine/beer/cocktail list is extensive! We will be...More

Thank bluepearl2018
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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Kattia M
4 October 2018|
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Response from Margaret R | Reviewed this property |
They don’t take reservations
Kattia M
4 October 2018|
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Response from Stephanie G | Reviewed this property |
Just go and wait in line.
12 August 2018|
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Response from Mrubin1203 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. They will give you a call on your cell after you check in and an approximate wait time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
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11:30 - 23:00
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11:30 - 23:00
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11:30 - 23:00
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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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