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The Purple Pig

Mediterranean Restaurant and American Restaurant · Streeterville
500 N Michigan Ave (at W Illinois St.), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 1,285 votes

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    Jenny C.
    "Group faves: bone marrow, milk braised pork shoulder, & cauliflower."(61 Tips)
    Jessica S.
    "Get the foie gras, bone marrow, beet and goat cheese salad."(50 Tips)
    Lauren K.
    "Whipped feta with cucumber smear is excellent"(18 Tips)
    Mihaela I.
    "fried pig's ear with kale and the stuffed squid are really good!"(10 Tips)
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  • pork shoulder
  • wine
  • bone marrow
  • smear
  • lively
  • fried pig
  • trendy
  • octopus
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • desserts
  • chicken thighs
  • good for dates
  • tapas
  • cozy
  • fried eggs
  • casual
  • communal seating
  • kebabs
  • outdoor seating
  • В В.

    Fantastic place to chill out in Chicago. Food is different then elsewhere( hot olives, fried beet root). Great selection of wine!

    В В · 1 week ago
  • Sam H.

    You can barely taste the texture of pig's ear in the pigs ear dish, the bone marrow was insufficient for two pple despite my questions to the server, the braised pork shoulder was too salty. Overhyped

    Sam H · 2 weeks ago
  • Reka

    Was ok, but I think it is way overrated.

    Reka · 3 weeks ago
  • Moni C.

    Everything's it's incredible. The broccoli and Brussels sprouts are totally a must! Greens had never tasted any better

    Moni Cerpa · 3 weeks ago
  • Nick R.

    Pig ear salad.

    Nick Runyan · October 28
  • Helena H.

    They don't take reservations so put your name down, give them your cell and walk around. The bar is also lively, really fun, and first come first serve.

    Helena Hounsel · October 21
  • Niki C.

    Lobsters is actually pretty good here. Pork should is too stick for my taste. Service is excellent.

    Niki Chai · October 18
  • Tony P.

    This place is a must! Sit at the bar and follow the recommendations, nice cheese selection, original dishes and a great peanut butter cheesecake

    Tony P · October 4
  • Kathy L.

    Bone marrow is amazing.

    Kathy Liu · October 3
  • Jessy G.

    Bone marrow smear is delicious

    Jessy Grimes · October 2
  • @nathantwright

    Foodies will love this place. Get a plate to share with friends and get cozy with the people seated next to you. Everything was amazing, from pig tongue to octopus to wine selection. Highly recommend.

    @nathantwright · September 25
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    Cami Pazos · September 22
  • Joe B.

    Beets. Beets. And more beets. They are delicious. Sit all the way in the back to watch the organized chaos in the kitchen.

    Joe Bechely · September 19
  • Rafi R.

    Had potential but it was ok. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for this kind of food, or maybe this place isn't good for just 2 people. But even the deviled eggs were meh; elsewhere they're usually delicious

    Rafi Romero · September 8
  • Bea V.

    Best turkey leg I've had in my life!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻

    Bea Velderrain · August 30
  • Valerie Andrea D.

    The best place to a MC Café

  • Ricky S.

    Who knew vegetables could be so good

    Ricky Sherrill · August 18
  • Julie F.

    Get the braised milk pork. Sounds weird but is delicious

    Julie Fredrickson · August 9
  • Adán A.

    Everything is awesome just the girl who offers drinks while you wait for a table was rude :/

    Adán Argueta · August 7
  • Miguel R.

    Do not fear the marrow, embrace it!

    Miguel Robledo · August 4
  • Regan A.

    Bone marrow. Do it.

    Regan Alanes · July 31
  • Danny G.

    Hidden gem! Awesome food!

    Danny Garcia · July 30
  • Emrah A.

    Broccoli with roasted garlic

    Emrah Altinok · July 28
  • Mihaela I.

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

    Mihaela Isac · July 26
  • 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 · July 26
  • 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 · July 19
  • Lindsay L.

    a foodies dream! very cool selection of unique foods

    Lindsay Lehman · July 17
  • Josh W.

    Worth the wait.

    Josh Wood · July 3
  • Le@a

    Everything was delicious!

    Le@a · June 26
  • 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
  • Ana W.

    The food is great, the service is slow

    Ana Witaszczyk · June 14
  • Ryan M.

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

    Ryan Mercure · June 12
  • Nicholas W.

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

    Nicholas Woolf · June 8
  • Jennifer M.

    Get the pork shoulder and octopus! So amazing!

    Jennifer Mapp · June 8
  • Kevin L.

    Purple pig never lets me down

    Kevin Li · June 8
  • Joey F.

    Great hotdog!

    Joey Finnegan · June 5
  • Edouard N.

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

    Edouard Netter · June 4
  • Christine

    Calamari, best one I had 👌

    Christine · May 27
  • 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
  • Andy K.

    Best charcuterie I've ever had.

    Andy Kang · May 12
  • Haydeé M.

    The stew is delicious

    Haydeé Mendoza · May 12
  • Wynne J.

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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!

    Alec Pieper · April 7
  • 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
  • Luis T.

    Password of the WIFI

  • Hunter T.

    Bone marrow and polenta: amazing.

    Hunter Thomas · April 2
  • Kübra Z.

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

    Kübra Zengin · March 31

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