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The Purple Pig

#23 of 7,673 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Magnificent Mile
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500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
+1 312-464-1744
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sat at bar and had excellent grilled striped bass with black olive tapenade and fermented plum. Bar seating is a bit noisy but you get to watch the happy frenzy of food preparation and chef banter. Attentive service by pros.

Thank Ricardo194
Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,652 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Purple Pig was a blast. We came for a late Tuesday lunch, and by doing so, we were fortunate to avoid the long lines that are reportedly common here. Nonetheless, the joint was booming with excitement, with folks strung together a bit haphazardly on long wooden tables in ways I haven’t seen since frequenting a few extra cozy restaurants... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend was visiting from Canada, we did an architectural tour on the river, then went here for lunch. Wine, olives, cheese, wonderful! Plates are perfect for sharing, and everything was tasty!

Thank Elissa C
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The variety ( and certainly not just pork) of the menu coupled with the bright friendly attitudes of the wait staff make this cozy spot a nice break from the melee of the Magnificent Mile. The wine list is abundant and compliments the various dishes. Mediterranean style tuna is one of our favorites and has been consistently good. At peak... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

To experience the true Chicago, I was referred here. Good spot close to shopping district and the river. You can sit down or stand around tables. Kristen greeted us and was very knowledgable about the menu options. Another server was very rude to me when I questioned the wine pour. She was rough, harsh, and ungentle. After bringing a bar... More 

Thank bengiland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite of no reservation and hot weekend, we sit upon arrival. We took our time for the menu, and then everything we had (and shared) was excellent! Maybe as Italian the big plate of "affettati" was expensive (but I guess normal for here 😄). I do recommend (not for date, because privacy is a no go 😄)

Thank Andrea B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This establishment is pro through and through. Great system to get the lovely food out quickly. Server was knowledgable and very helpful. Wine selection is super! Food is aesthetically pleasing in every human sense. Amazing dining experience. No reservations can be made but you can put your name and number on the callback list and you will get a text... More 

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New City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great happy hour & dinner spot in downtown Chicago. Attentive bartenders and great wine. Expect a packed venue and maybe a wait for tables. They also have an outdoor patio. Small plates tapas style. Unique menu offerings. Good for locals or out of towners.

Thank MARC A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very interesting and unique restaurant. The atmosphere is exciting and motivating. Fun and a great place for family, friends and associates. The menu is very unique and can fit most palettes. A nice place for a change and fun. The wine selection is superb and moderately priced.

Thank Malanothegreat
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time visiting the Purple Pig, found the menu very unique and the restaurant has a great energy. Our server was very patient and helpful in explaining the menu and helpeing with picking out some great dishes. Will definitely visit again next time in Chicago.

Thank jhuang15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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
This is a new restaurant from the house of Bannos (owners of the infamously popular Heaven on Seven, here in Chicago). They have now opened what could affectionately be called the foodie tourists' dream come true, with everything from bone marrow to fried pig's ears and fresh ricotta as well as a nice selection of paninis, and of course, the wines. Not to mention: Its right on the Magnificent Mile!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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. Some of the city’s most iconic buildings like the Wrigley Building, John Hancock Center and other architectural marvels define the magnificence of this neighborhood.
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