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The Purple Pig

Mediterranean Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
520 Tips and reviews
  • pork shoulder
  • bone marrow
  • wine
  • smear
  • lively
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  • Eater
    The father-and-son Bannos duo's restaurant is a torch bearer for mediterranean small plates and charcuterie, and perhaps the best restaurant on the touristy Magnificent Mile. Be prepared for a wait. Read more
    Eater · 3 weeks ago
  • Sabina K.
    Smashed potatoes and pate
    Sabina Kajtezovic · April 30
  • Lindsey B.
    amazing foie gras, pork shoulder was a little bland, try all the desserts.
    Lindsey Boe · April 29
  • Harley A.
    High prices, small sizes the chicken thighs were decent though as are the smashed potatoes.
    Harley Acres · April 19
  • Weilyn
    Milk braised pork shoulder, bone marrow smear on bread with cilantro salad were our favorites!!
    Weilyn · March 29
  • Peter G.
    Pig ear and kale salad.
    Peter Gent · March 13
  • Jen
    Order the burrata, pork shoulder, bone marrow smear, and the crispy pig ears with kale. Delicious.
    Jen · February 9
  • Luis B.
    Turkey leg, beets and wine!
    Luis Barrientos · February 8
  • Lillian Z.
    One of the best pork dishes! Great food. Nice ambience. Good service
    Lillian Zhang · February 4
  • Xuchen L.
    Highly recommend!
    Xuchen Li · February 4
  • Staff Picks
    This joint is one of the 15 best places in Chicago to get butternut squash, a trending taste this week. They're also ranked as Chicago's 2nd best place for wine. We wouldn't object if you get both.
    Staff Picks · February 4
  • Suzanne M.
    Best selection of charcuterie and the service was impeccable!
    Suzanne Manitakos · February 4
  • Helen Z.
    Lamb chops and anything wagyu (autocorrect almost changed that to warty!)
    Helen Zhang · January 23
  • Jessica T.
    This is the best place in Chicago. Desserts are amazing. Charcuterie is excellent
    Jessica Toliuszis · January 22
  • R N.
    Missing the nutella-marshmallow-banana panini from the menu! :'(
    R N · January 13
  • Nick F.
    Amazing. Milk braised pork shoulder was da bomb
    Nick Fruendt · January 1
  • Carmen Georgescu
    Original cocktails. I liked the cin-cin. I hear that pork chops are good. The taramosalad is bad. Mostly cream of wheat, almost no roe. And they thought it was *my* problem because I come from Europe
    Carmen Georgescu · January 1
  • Philip C.
    Bewildered, but not confused about the excitement over a hot topless restaurant on Michigan Avenue. And then I found out The Pig is about tapas. Ta-pas. Got it.
    Philip Chang · December 27, 2015
  • Varsha S.
    Oxtail soup & fried pig ears are great!
    Varsha Shete · December 26, 2015
  • JY
    They have good food. But don't venture beyond what people rage about. Sit by the bat is fun
    JY · December 24, 2015
  • Christian T.
    The pork shoulder and beets are fire!
    Christian Trapp · December 22, 2015
  • Celia A.
    Pork neck & pork ears are really good! Great environment
    Celia Arredondo · December 19, 2015
  • Mario M.
    The best place to eat in Chicago. The octopus and the duck are awesome
    Mario Mojer · December 12, 2015
  • 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 · November 18, 2015
  • 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 · November 9, 2015
  • Reka
    Was ok, but I think it is way overrated.
    Reka · November 4, 2015
  • Moni C.
    Everything's it's incredible. The broccoli and Brussels sprouts are totally a must! Greens had never tasted any better
    Moni Cerpa · November 3, 2015
  • Nick R.
    Pig ear salad.
    Nick Runyan · October 28, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Niki C.
    Lobsters is actually pretty good here. Pork should is too stick for my taste. Service is excellent.
    Niki Chai · October 18, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Kathy L.
    Bone marrow is amazing.
    Kathy Liu · October 3, 2015
  • Jessy G.
    Bone marrow smear is delicious
    Jessy Grimes · October 2, 2015
  • @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, 2015
  • Cami P.
    Cami Pazos · September 22, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Bea V.
    Best turkey leg I've had in my life!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻
    Bea Velderrain · August 30, 2015
  • Valerie Andrea D.
    The best place to a MC Café
    Valerie Andrea Dowland · August 23, 2015
  • Ricky S.
    Who knew vegetables could be so good
    Ricky Sherrill · August 18, 2015
  • Julie F.
    Get the braised milk pork. Sounds weird but is delicious
    Julie Fredrickson · August 9, 2015
  • Adán A.
    Everything is awesome just the girl who offers drinks while you wait for a table was rude :/
    Adán Argueta · August 7, 2015
  • Mischa
    Do not fear the marrow, embrace it!
    Mischa · August 4, 2015
  • Regan A.
    Bone marrow. Do it.
    Regan Alanes · July 31, 2015
  • Danny G.
    Hidden gem! Awesome food!
    Danny Garcia · July 30, 2015
  • Emrah A.
    Broccoli with roasted garlic
    Emrah Altinok · July 28, 2015
  • Mihaela I.
    fried pig's ear with kale and the stuffed squid are really good!
    Mihaela Isac · July 26, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • 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, 2015
  • Lindsay L.
    a foodies dream! very cool selection of unique foods
    Lindsay Lehman · July 17, 2015
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