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The Purple Pig

££ - £££Mediterranean, Spanish,
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, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611-3777
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Oh my I think I have had the best hot dog ever! It is a take on the Chicago Dog. The hot dog is so light and airy that it just melts. The oregano fries are just as tasty. I definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank mellalight
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't get the hype, they ram as many people in there as possible, you have to spend a fair bit to feel fed with such small dishes.

Thank Hazzinho10
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Phenomenal experience all the way! Service, food and wine were superb. My new go-to option in Chicago!

Thank mm5280
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant on Michigan Avenue. Go early for lunch or you will find a huge line. The staff were great. There are many different items on the menu. Order lots of small plates for tasting. Make sure you leave room for dessert....More

Thank CFT99
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Small place with a raised terrace overlooking a street. But discreet and inside very nice and quiet. Food choice Mediterranean and loved every dish, we chose 4 sharing plates, not small dishes as expected but large and very tasty. Would recommend this place and regret...More

Thank dward144
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Very extensive menu, wine and beer list. Outside dining was very crowded and noisy and be sure you don't get stuck over in the corner which is really a staff service hallway. Wait staff spoke very quickly and gave too much info to process for...More

Thank JSharp2014
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We ordered tapas and chose the broccoli, the beets, the spanakopita, and the fried manchego cheese. All of it was excellent. I make my own spanakopita, so very picky, but everything was GREAT! Very friendly and helpful service. Our server clearly loves the food and...More

Thank MaryButters
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The Purple Pig has a menu full of unique food choices. We were a party of 2, and the server suggested three items to share. The portions are generous, and we actually took the third entree home, as we were full after eating 2 entrees....More

Thank Patti4
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I had the most perfect smoked Lamb ribs I think I will ever have the pleasure of putting in my mouth. The flavour was mind blowing. The waiter was excellent and very attentive. Remembering all the little things without being asked .

Thank Bloodylimey
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

With less atmosphere for a meal (but with better chanches than for dinner) PP is a MUST. Feiendly and profesional staff, sitting to share with other attendants, and the pig shoulder!!!!! Just delicious.

Thank Mnlte
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
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Questions & Answers
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!
20 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
US$10 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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