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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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  • Helen P.
    Helen ParkJuly 26, 2015
    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.
  • Angie E.
    Angie EmaraMarch 13, 2014
    The cooked clams were actually the best of what we ordered.
  • Dongning W.
    Dongning WangNovember 8, 2014
    I don't understand why people like the bone marrow. Too fatty without any flavor. That was a disaster.
  • David S.
    David SaundersDecember 21, 2010
    Everything is delicious here. You really can't go wrong. Great wine selection and all the beers on top are AWESOME.
  • 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
  • В В.
    В ВNovember 18, 2015
    Fantastic place to chill out in Chicago. Food is different then elsewhere( hot olives, fried beet root). Great selection of wine!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AhumadaMarch 26, 2012
    Try the Roated Bone Marrow w/herbs....flavorful. Pork shoulder....delicious and very tender. Eggplant Caponata....soooo good & all the ingredients compliment ea other.
  • Liz T.
    Liz TietzAugust 11, 2014
    Anything over the top...or just anything
  • Steven M.
    Steven McDowallNovember 6, 2010
    Toss up - braised pig tail or milk braised pork shoulder! Also - the white bait "French fries" are highly addictive !
  • Chris T.
    Chris TerrellJune 30, 2012
    The way pork tasted before before big agriculture turned into bland "other white meat". Good beer and wine list. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jony C.
    Jony ClapesAugust 23, 2014
    The pork shoulder & the turkey leg are to die for.
  • Ari M.
    Ari MorimotoAugust 12, 2013
    Great eats!!! The only thing I wished they would do is serve a basket of bread to soak up all the delicious sauces.
  • Keith T.
    Keith TomaszewskiSeptember 26, 2013
    Absolutely fantastic place! Pork chop was delicious!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SmeadalaSeptember 20, 2013
    Great place for pork inspired tapas plates. The pig ears are excellent
  • Francesco C.
    Francesco CellarosiOctober 10, 2013
    Olive oil-poached tuna with quail eggs is a delicious appetizer. The stuffed squid is to die (or kill) for.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MappJune 8, 2015
    Get the pork shoulder and octopus! So amazing!
  • Kaite
    KaiteMay 20, 2012
    Amazing wine :)
  • Jaunted
    JauntedApril 16, 2011
    Don't be scared to try the tripe, especially after you've dug into the bone marrow. Best bone marrow in the city, in our book. And we've had a lot of bone marrow.
  • Ramon c.
    Ramon cMarch 7, 2011
    Pigs ear with kale, tripe Ala parmigiano , bone marrow . Eat well drink well salud
  • Janette H.
    Janette HansenAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You must have the JLT if you are there for pig
  • Joellen B.
    Joellen BurgerMarch 26, 2015
    I absolutely love you The Purple Pig! Check out Freebie today! Read more
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 9, 2012
    If you’d like to tread the bitter path gently, try the Il Saggio, with gin, sage simple syrup, lemon and a touch of Nonino amaro: Read more
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KrauthJuly 27, 2012
    Whipped feta with cucumber smear is excellent
  • Cami P.
    Cami PazosSeptember 22, 2015
  • 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.
  • Michael
    MichaelJuly 18, 2013
    Try the Salt Baked Fried Smashed Potatoes
  • Alison L.
    Alison Lawler-DeanAugust 1, 2011
    Everything we had was insanely good. Loved the pork neck ragu and Cali Sri salad. One of the best meals in Chicago.
  • Felipe G.
    Felipe GarciaMarch 15, 2014
    Deep fried pig ears. !!! And the bone marrow... !!! And the octopus... !!! And.... Just pick anything from the menu.
  • Peter G.
    Peter GentMarch 13, 2016
    Pig ear and kale salad.
  • Brian M.
    Brian MichaelAugust 12, 2013
    Everything is absolutely amazing. Make sure to wear your eating tank top.
  • Mike L.
    One of my all time favorite restaurants of all time
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraNovember 2, 2016
    I had a great caramel chocolate churro porter! The food was incredible, the Cornish hen, 4 meats platter, and stuffed calamari were divine! One of my favorite eats of all time
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JohnsonMay 29, 2011
    The hostess is a real c u next Tuesday.
  • Jen
    JenFebruary 9, 2016
    Order the burrata, pork shoulder, bone marrow smear, and the crispy pig ears with kale. Delicious.
  • Harley A.
    Harley AcresApril 19, 2016
    High prices, small sizes the chicken thighs were decent though as are the smashed potatoes.
  • Cary B.
    Cary BlackJuly 24, 2016
    Great charcuterie options
  • Cory D.
    Cory DeWeeseJuly 4, 2011
    Everything was great stay away from the fava bean smear
  • Jenny U.
    Jenny UngAugust 31, 2012
    The pig ear dish is hands down my favorite there! Go early to avoid the long wait!
  • Mark R.
    Mark ReeseJanuary 16, 2010
    Pork, and more pork!
  • Elina
    ElinaApril 2, 2010
    Farro w spring peas
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle McNallyMarch 22, 2010
    Squash - get the squash
  • Grace C.
    Grace ChenOctober 12, 2011
    The fried manchego for appetizer and affogato for dessert! oh my god.
  • Seung-Jin H.
    Seung-Jin HamJune 20, 2012
    everything was amazing, but do get the scallops, deep fried deviled eggs, and the pork shoulder!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MahmaljiNovember 25, 2011
    Try the Pig's tail braised in Balsamic
  • 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
  • Levan A.
    Levan ApriashviliOctober 22, 2014
    The food is great, the service is amazing. Takes a bit long to get seated at night, but totally worth it!
  • 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
  • Jennie
    JennieAugust 28, 2013
    Favs: roasted bone marrow with herbs, salt & vinegar beef tendon chips, milk braised pork shoulder with mashed potatoes, foie gras & membrillo, pigs ear with crispy kale
  • Bernita
    BernitaSeptember 2, 2011
    Patrick is the best!!!!
  • Diana Z.
    Diana ZhouAugust 25, 2014
    This is the place to be for rich, decadent food. Bone marrow, squid, and grilled cheese were all standouts.
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