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“¡Its an explosion of flavor!”
Review of The Purple Pig

The Purple Pig
Ranked #27 of 10 169 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: 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 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place. I notice that everyone in the restaurant was happy and enjoying their dishes, and i mean everyone, there was not a single persona that was not smiling. I have never seen this amount of happiness and pleasure with food. I felt in love with The Purple Pig.

It’s a bit pricey but that should not matter compared to the service, the kind staff, the incredible food and decoration of dishes and their ingredients.

I had the pork belly, which was my favorite and some vegetables with pineapple and wine. By the way, there is an amazing sommelier at Purple Pig.

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Thank Camila P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant so much that we would probably go back to Chicago just to go here. The food and service were great, lots of great beers to choose from. Also, had some interesting combinations. 5 stars

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some great interesting dishes. But very crowded and noisy. It’s worth the wait if you are looking for a non romantic time

Thank ontarget2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous food that has a large focus on pork products. Most of the seating is large communal tables. Great opportunity to meet new people and have a delightful meal.

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Thank amandas_brown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somehow, through a friend, my group of ten snagged a table at The Purple Pig. First of all, the restaurant is very casual. We put everything in the hands of our server and they brought just about everything on the menu to us. We had plates flying all over the table. The charcuterie plate was the best i have ever had. We had so many pork dishes, i couldn't keep up with them. The wine list was very good and we nailed it with several Italian wines. What a good time!

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Thank John R
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