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The Purple Pig

Mediterranean Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Streeterville, Chicago
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  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 15, 2011
    Thought you’d want to know: Purple Pig has been nominated for Best New Patio and Scott Harris has been nominated for Restaurateur of the Year in Time Out Chicago’s 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now! Read more
  • Lilly C.
    Lilly CalandrelloJanuary 8, 2010
    Last evening we had dinner at the Purple Pig. It was fantastic! Very strange to have a really nice dinner on Michigan Ave. Food, service, ambiance & value all 5 stars. Read more
  • Christina M.
    Christina ManuelApril 9, 2010
    Get the chicken with Tzatziki - AMAZING!!!
  • Olivia
    OliviaSeptember 26, 2012
    Pork neck bone rillette and mostarda is to die for!
  • Yvonne T.
    Yvonne TsuiFebruary 16, 2014
    Def try the fried pig's ear with crispy kale & duck egg.
  • Adán A.
    Adán ArguetaAugust 7, 2015
    Everything is awesome just the girl who offers drinks while you wait for a table was rude :/
  • Eric T.
    Eric TsaiNovember 24, 2012
    Try the Roasted Bone Marrow with Herbs
  • Diego M.
    Diego MogollonFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Milk Braised Pork Shoulder!!! Chorizo Stuffed Olives!!!
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicApril 30, 2016
    Smashed potatoes and pate
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 18, 2013
    Try the Pigs Tails Braised In Balsamic
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeAugust 29, 2016
    Can't wine and swine without the milk braised pork shoulder!
  • carlos felipe o.
    carlos felipe ospinaAugust 23, 2011
    Pleeeease try the Madeiras at the end of your meal. Love Madeiras !
  • Jonghyuk K.
    Jonghyuk KimMay 30, 2013
    Bone marrow was special experience.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonJuly 2, 2011
    Trust me. Get the crispy pig's ears. Also, the beets and the fried manchego!
  • S B.
    S BJanuary 8, 2012
    Leave if you want to eat quick. Leave if you want to eat a lot.
  • John
    JohnAugust 30, 2013
    Great after-work spot for good wine, house-cured meats and delicious cheeses. Server actually recommended the 'lingua' - worth a try!
  • Travis M.
    Travis MetcalfeAugust 7, 2014
    Get the shoulder. It's delicious. I had 2 or 3 other options, they were not great. Small portions.
  • Alison
    AlisonOctober 8, 2010
    AMAZING! Loved the pork shoulder, the brussel sprouts, and the proscuitto apple smear. Oh, and the nutella panini for dessert! But be prepared for a long wait - they take no reservations, and we waite
  • Jason L.
    Jason LeeAugust 28, 2011
    dont sit on the outside of the long tables on the patio unless you don't mind getting up every 20 minutes
  • William R.
    William RodriguezFebruary 15, 2011
    The Sicilian Iris dessert is incredible!
  • Bill G.
    Bill GastonJune 28, 2012
    Try the Tomato Bread,Garlic, Olive Oil & Sea Salt - I love the fresh tomatoes, they melted in your mouth.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WagnerAugust 14, 2013
    Great food! Very eclectic food choices. A definite foodie destination. Only complaint is our server was a little inattentive. Otherwise highly recommend
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 18, 2013
    Try the Salt Baked Fried Smashed Potatoes
  • Erin R.
    Erin R.November 9, 2011
    Pork shoulder and pig ears are awesome. Skip the fried deviled egg, it's mediocre. The cab franc pairs great with the pork dishes.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HenciakAugust 15, 2012
    Excellent food, wine and service. You can't go wrong eating here.
  • Ana W.
    Ana WitaszczykJune 14, 2015
    The food is great, the service is slow
  • Elina
    ElinaApril 2, 2010
    Farro w spring peas
  • Donna S.
    Donna SMarch 23, 2011
    The pig ear! Amazing - do not be creeped out by name. Fried egg and crispy kale and in a pig dish what more could you want
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle McNallyMarch 22, 2010
    Squash - get the squash
  • Andre W.
    Andre WilliamsDecember 9, 2016
    Everything is good here!!!!
  • al v.
    al viciedoJuly 16, 2010
    Must have the Scallops and chicken dishes. Nice place to meet others over a glass of wine.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CzernickiFebruary 10, 2013
    Don't let the wait intimidate. They take your number allowing you to leave and grab a pre-feast drink elsewhere. And it is so worth the wait after all.
  • Wynne J.
    Wynne JacobsonMay 9, 2015
    Hey The Purple Pig, you should join Freebie! The benefits are amazing for both you and me. Read more
  • Besmira H.
    Besmira HFebruary 22
    A must try in Michigan Avenue, Downtown Chicago. Fried stuffed olives Ascolana style & grilled chicken leg kabob with cucumber sauce. The hype is real! 🍷 glad I tried this place!
  • R N.
    R NJanuary 13, 2016
    Missing the nutella-marshmallow-banana panini from the menu! :'(
  • CHE T.
    CHE Tours & ChartersFebruary 18, 2014
    Try to go at odd times as it's always busy.
  • Mania S.
    Mania SamJuly 2, 2011
    Eggplant caponata!!
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineSeptember 21, 2010
    Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual restaurant issue!
  • Eric T.
    Eric TsaiNovember 24, 2012
    Try the milk braised pork shoulder with mashed potatoes - The bone marrows are delicious too
  • Ed D.
    Ed DoddJuly 23, 2012
    Excellent small plates: try the milk braised pork shoulder
  • Keith T.
    Keith TomaszewskiSeptember 26, 2013
    Absolutely fantastic place! Pork chop was delicious!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJune 4, 2012
    To understand the allure of the Pig, you have to be comfortable enough that you chat up the strangers next to you and eventually steal their food.
  • Jony C.
    Jony ClapesAugust 23, 2014
    The pork shoulder & the turkey leg are to die for.
  • Adasil S.
    Adasil SuchwaniMay 5, 2013
    Come between 3 to 4 o'clock to get a seat they get busy fast.
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerJuly 19, 2015
    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.
  • Gerald R.
    Gerald RheadAugust 9, 2014
    Great food and atmosphere
  • Xuchen L.
    Xuchen LiFebruary 4, 2016
    Highly recommend!
  • Sheryl L.
    Sheryl LinnAugust 20, 2013
    Any of their Cured Meats. The Purple Pig Platter is great. We had a wait but they are really friendly and will bring you drinks while you are waiting.
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungAugust 26, 2014
    This place is awesome. Read foursquare tips to find a few standouts (my fave: chicken thighs), then let your waiter pick the rest.
  • Hunter T.
    Hunter ThomasApril 2, 2015
    Bone marrow and polenta: amazing.
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