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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 1,365 votes

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    Jenny C.
    "Group faves: bone marrow, milk braised pork shoulder, & cauliflower."(63 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!"(11 Tips)
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  • pork shoulder
  • bone marrow
  • wine
  • smear
  • lively
  • fried pig
  • trendy
  • octopus
  • authentic
  • good for a late night
  • desserts
  • chicken thighs
  • good for dates
  • tapas
  • cozy
  • casual
  • fried eggs
  • good for groups
  • communal seating
  • kebabs
  • Jen

    Order the burrata, pork shoulder, bone marrow smear, and the crispy pig ears with kale. Delicious.

    Jen · 11 hours ago
  • Luis B.

    Turkey leg, beets and wine!

    Luis Barsa · 1 day ago
  • Lillian Z.

    One of the best pork dishes! Great food. Nice ambience. Good service

    Lillian Zhang · 4 days ago
  • Xuchen L.

    Highly recommend!

    Xuchen Li · 4 days ago
  • 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 · 4 days ago
  • Suzanne M.

    Best selection of charcuterie and the service was impeccable!

    Suzanne Manitakos · 5 days ago
  • Helen Z.

    Lamb chops and anything wagyu (autocorrect almost changed that to warty!)

    Helen Zhang · 2 weeks ago
  • Jessica T.

    This is the best place in Chicago. Desserts are amazing. Charcuterie is excellent

    Jessica Toliuszis · 2 weeks ago
  • R N.

    Missing the nutella-marshmallow-banana panini from the menu! :'(

    R N · 3 weeks ago
  • 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
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    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
  • Josh W.

    Worth the wait.

    Josh Wood · July 3, 2015
  • Le@a

    Everything was delicious!

    Le@a · June 26, 2015
  • 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, 2015

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