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 980 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Adrian P.
    You should go for the pork blade!!! Or the pork shoulder(57 Tips)
    Kelly W.
    Hands down the bone marrow is the best here.(38 Tips)
    Mike H.
    Meatball slider is delicious, fried pig ears are mediocre.(9 Tips)
    Abbey W.
    milk braised pork shoulder & chicken thigh kebab are superb.(12 Tips)
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  • pork shoulder
  • bone marrow
  • wine
  • smear
  • fried pig
  • chicken thighs
  • octopus
  • lively
  • desserts
  • trendy
  • tapas
  • fried eggs
  • kebabs
  • outdoor seating
  • good for dates
  • paninis
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • communal seating
  • cheese
  • Christine

    Calamari, best one I had 👌

    Christine · 1 day ago
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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 · 3 days ago
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  • inspector c.

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

    inspector clouseau · 1 week ago
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  • Andy K.

    Best charcuterie I've ever had.

    Andy Kang · 2 weeks ago
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  • Haydeé M.

    The stew is delicious

    Haydeé Mendoza · 2 weeks ago
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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

    Wynne Jacobson · 2 weeks ago
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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 · 3 weeks ago
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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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  • Renee P.

    Everything

    Renee Prisble · November 24, 2014
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  • David D.

    Lamb, octopus JLT

    David De Vera · November 24, 2014
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  • debbie

    Bone marrow, octopus, pig ear

    debbie · November 15, 2014
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  • Francine C.

    The pork secreto is amazing! Also for appetizers we really enjoyed the butternut squash pumpkin seeds and the broccoli with roasted garlic.

    Francine C · November 14, 2014
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  • John L.

    The dishes here are best eaten with a bit of everything in each bite. The pig's ear (good by itself) takes on a whole new dimension when had with the egg, kale, and pepper.

    John Lee · November 11, 2014
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  • Nora M.

    The chicken thighs, pork shoulder, fried manchego and the butternut squash were amazing!

    Nora McMahon · November 10, 2014
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  • Dongning W.

    I don't understand why people like the bone marrow. Too fatty without any flavor. That was a disaster.

    Dongning Wang · November 8, 2014
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  • Mauricio R.

    we loved the burratta and the pork shoulder, they have a big selection of wines

    Mauricio Rota · November 6, 2014
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  • Maia C.

    Grab a seat at the bar and skip the 2 hour wait

    Maia Cheslow · October 26, 2014
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  • Rolando V.

    Muy buena comida!!! No dejes de probar la oreja de puerco ;P

    Rolando Velez · October 26, 2014
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  • Rolando V.

    Crear food!! Comparte un par de platillos, no dejes pasar la oreja de puerco ;P

    Rolando Velez · October 26, 2014
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  • Levan A.

    The food is great, the service is amazing. Takes a bit long to get seated at night, but totally worth it!

    Levan Apriashvili · October 22, 2014
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  • Cary B.

    A pork-lovers heaven.

    Cary Black · October 22, 2014
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  • Eric S.

    The fried Brussels sprouts are delicious.

    Eric Sherman · October 18, 2014
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  • Mike G.

    Great wine selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff. You need to try the JLT, any of the smears, I've eaten here many tines and never had a bad thing on the menu.

    Mike G · October 18, 2014
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  • Veronica V.

    El betabel con queso de cabra y pistaches o la calabaza que aparecen en las entradas son buena opción de POSTRE.

    Veronica Velazquez · October 17, 2014
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  • Paula K.

    everything is delicious, long waits but worth it

    Paula Kunin · October 15, 2014
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  • J9

    The pork neck gravy with ricotta is really good, and good for sharing

    J9 · October 13, 2014
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  • Jill K.

    Sit at the bar to watch the action!

    Jill Kasza · October 8, 2014
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  • Mitty C.

    Make reservations or else get here early. If you are here with a party of 2 or smaller, check out the bar seats -- especially the ones next to the chefs. Those are the best seats in the house!

    Mitty Chang · September 29, 2014
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  • Jeff P.

    Don't be scared off by a wait - you can sit on the benches right outside and get drink service. You'll be happy you stuck around because the food and service are next level.

    Jeff Petriello · September 25, 2014
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  • Sergio G.

    Everything

    Sergio Gamiz · September 20, 2014
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  • Ale B.

    Amazing place!! Excellent music!

    Ale Bejarano · September 19, 2014
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