The Purple Pig

Mediterranean Restaurant and American Restaurant
500 N Michigan Ave (at W Illinois St.), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.3/10

Based on 1,084 votes

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    Abbey W.
    "milk braised pork shoulder & chicken thigh kebab are superb."(60 Tips)
    Jenny C.
    "Group faves: bone marrow, milk braised pork shoulder, & cauliflower."(45 Tips)
    Lauren K.
    "Whipped feta with cucumber smear is excellent"(17 Tips)
    Mihaela I.
    "fried pig's ear with kale and the stuffed squid are really good!"(10 Tips)
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  • pork shoulder
  • bone marrow
  • wine
  • smear
  • fried pig
  • crispy kale
  • lively
  • octopus
  • trendy
  • chicken thighs
  • desserts
  • tapas
  • good for a late night
  • fried eggs
  • good for dates
  • authentic
  • communal seating
  • kebabs
  • outdoor seating
  • casual
  • Regan A.

    Bone marrow. Do it.

    Regan Alanes · 10 hours ago
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  • Danny G.

    Hidden gem! Awesome food!

    Danny Garcia · 15 hours ago
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  • Rayo G.

    Está de lujo, la comida, el lugar y la música muy recomendable

    Rayo GC · 18 hours ago
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  • Emrah A.

    Broccoli with roasted garlic

    Emrah Altinok · 3 days ago
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  • Mihaela I.

    fried pig's ear with kale and the stuffed squid are really good!

    Mihaela Isac · 4 days ago
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  • Helen P.

    Personally prefer Gilt Bar's bone marrow but Purple Pig's is nice too. The food is on the saltier side so watch out for that but overall I love their dishes.

    Helen Park · 5 days ago
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  • Nate L.

    My favorite thing to do here is have the server bring you a dish or two to complement your meal. The menu is so extensive and it is nice to have some help while also getting a fun surprise.

    Nate Lawler · 1 week ago
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  • Eric S.

    Hey The Purple Pig, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

    Eric Somogyi · 1 week ago
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  • Lindsay L.

    a foodies dream! very cool selection of unique foods

    Lindsay Lehman · 1 week ago
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  • Josh W.

    Worth the wait.

    Josh Wood · July 3
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  • Heytor C.

    Excelente restaurante. Porções pequenas - estilo tapas. Fomos 2 vezes: a 1ª ficamos no balcão, defronte à cozinha - um stress gigante, mas interessante; na 2ª, já numa mesa, foi perfeito!!

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  • Le@a

    Everything was delicious!

    Le@a · June 26
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  • Keeli N.

    Milk braised pork shoulder with mashed potatoes was TO DIE FOR!! The most tender pork I've ever had.

    Keeli Nike · June 18
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  • Ana W.

    The food is great, the service is slow

    Ana Witaszczyk · June 14
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  • Adolfo S.

    Probe el Pork Belly, pierna de Pavo y la entrada de calamares. Buenisimo, recomendado.

    Adolfo Seldner · June 12
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  • Ryan M.

    Amazingly tender milk-fed pork, great communal table setup and even greater cheese selections!

    Ryan Mercure · June 12
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  • Evelyn T.

    El pork shoulder es delicioso! Si te sientas en la barra no te arrepentiras, dejate recomendar... Los calamares rellenos también son muy buenos, si te gusta el tuetano aquí se ve q lo saben servir

    Evelyn Tellez · June 9
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  • Nicholas W.

    Anything on their menu is worth a try. My favorites include the bone marrow and the chicken kebabs.

    Nicholas Woolf · June 8
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  • Pau M.

    Todo lo que pidas es garantía de que está rico, muy. Las porciones son pequeñas, y ve con mucha paciencia, tardan.

    Pau Madero · June 8
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  • Jennifer M.

    Get the pork shoulder and octopus! So amazing!

    Jennifer Mapp · June 8
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  • Li K.

    Purple pig never lets me down

    Li Kevin · June 8
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  • Joey F.

    Great hotdog!

    Joey Finnegan · June 5
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  • Edouard N.

    Everything on the menu looked great! Had the "JLT" pork jowl with duck egg, and it was delicious.

    Edouard Netter · June 4
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  • Christine

    Calamari, best one I had 👌

    Christine · May 27
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  • Melody L.

    Good place to try new things. Call ahead for reservations. Dining is European style and you can share your table with other parties.

    Melody Legge · May 24
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  • inspector c.

    Уже на входе сильно воняет едой в худшем варианте. Переоцененное место

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  • Andy K.

    Best charcuterie I've ever had.

    Andy Kang · May 12
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  • Haydeé M.

    The stew is delicious

    Haydeé Mendoza · May 12
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  • Wynne J.

    Hey The Purple Pig, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more

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  • Lou C.

    Its a bit hidden in the back of another building and you have to go along a side entrance. Food was GREAT! Big fan of tapas because you can sample and share items.

    Lou Carulli · May 1
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  • Elizabeth

    Everything is absolutely delicious. Pork shoulder, fried Brussel Sprouts with Pig ears and the pork shoulder!! Amazing! Oh and they're version of an Old Fashion is delicious! Worth the wait

    Elizabeth · April 15
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  • Chicago Tribune

    The Purple Pig's roasted bone marrow has a perfectly solidified, easy-to-scoop consistency that makes it a prime find and the ideal topping for the accompanying thick-sliced crusty bread. Read more

    Chicago Tribune · April 10
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  • Alec P.

    Hey The Purple Pig, you should join Freebie! It’s pretty rad and the benefits are great for both you and me. Check it out! http://taps.io/freebie

    Alec Pieper · April 7
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  • Stephanie C.

    Ordered the braised pig tail. It was awesome. But since we are jot cheese lover, the other few dishes didnt raise our interest.

    Stephanie Cheng · April 7
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  • Luis T.

    Password of the WIFI

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  • Hunter T.

    Bone marrow and polenta: amazing.

    Hunter Thomas · April 2
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  • Kübra Z.

    The only food without pork is chicken kebab with potato. And it's delicious.

    Kübra Zengin · March 31
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  • Joellen B.

    Hey The Purple Pig, join Freebie! Read more

    Joellen Burger · March 26
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  • Joellen B.

    I absolutely love you The Purple Pig! Check out Freebie today! Read more

    Joellen Burger · March 26
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  • Steven G.

    Pork shoulder and the chicken thigh kebab are amazing.

    Steven Gutentag · March 20
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  • Fengjiao W.

    you can find everything about pig

    Fengjiao Wang · March 18
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  • Kristen C.

    Love the communal tables. Always meet nice people. Talented chef.

    Kristen C · March 14
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  • Paul B.

    I'd fly to Chicago just to eat here again...

    Paul Brockway · March 12
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  • Erick M.

    Order the pork shoulder, and the burrata pugliese, and the beets, and wait, everything on the menu seems to be delicious

    Erick Mazón · March 1
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  • Jim K.

    Milk braised pork shoulder

    Jim Kensicki · February 26
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  • Kelly W.

    Hands down the bone marrow is the best here.

    Kelly Wong · February 17
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  • YOLS C.

    Todo está de morir. Y de postre Sicilian Iris!!!

    YOLS C. · January 31
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  • Allison K.

    Go with the waiters recommendations!! They won't steer you wrong! Bone marrow was awesome!

    Allison Kaminski · January 3
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  • Craig H.

    Try the JLT it won't disappoint.

    Craig Harkness · January 3
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  • B P.

    Great atmosphere, sharing is caring. Make new friends chatting to the strangers on your table. Vegetarian options are plenty. Food come to table once ready so remember to leave room to try everything.

    B P · December 21, 2014
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