The Purple Pig

Mediterranean Restaurant and American Restaurant
500 N Michigan Ave (at W Illinois St.), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (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 1,025 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Yvonne T.
    "Try the milk braised pork shoulder with mashed potatoes - So tender."(60 Tips)
    Jessica A.
    "Try the Roated Bone Marrow w/herbs....flavorful."(44 Tips)
    Yvonne T.
    "Def try the fried pig's ear with crispy kale & duck egg."(9 Tips)
    Jen E.
    "Try the pig's ears with crispy kale, cherry peppers and fried egg."(8 Tips)
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  • pork shoulder
  • bone marrow
  • wine
  • smear
  • fried pig
  • crispy kale
  • octopus
  • lively
  • chicken thighs
  • trendy
  • desserts
  • tapas
  • fried eggs
  • good for dates
  • good for a late night
  • kebabs
  • authentic
  • communal seating
  • outdoor seating
  • paninis
  • 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!!

    Heytor Cavalcanti · 3 hours ago
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  • Le@a

    Everything was delicious!

    Le@a · 5 days ago
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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 · 1 week ago
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  • Ana W.

    The food is great, the service is slow

    Ana Witaszczyk · 2 weeks ago
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  • Adolfo S.

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

    Adolfo Seldner · 2 weeks ago
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  • Ryan M.

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

    Ryan Mercure · 2 weeks ago
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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 · 3 weeks ago
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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 · 3 weeks ago
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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 · 3 weeks ago
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  • Jennifer M.

    Get the pork shoulder and octopus! So amazing!

    Jennifer Mapp · 3 weeks ago
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  • Li K.

    Purple pig never lets me down

    Li Kevin · 3 weeks ago
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  • Joey F.

    Great hotdog!

    Joey Finnegan · 3 weeks ago
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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 · 3 weeks ago
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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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  • 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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