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Near North Side
0.4 km from The Magnificent Mile
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Experience the exquisite cuisine of James Beard, Rising Star Chef 2014 - Jimmy Bannos Jr. As a fourth generation restaurateur, he was mentored by his father, Jimmy Bannos (Chef/Owner of Heaven on Seven) and catapulted his expertise through training by nationally renowned chefs. Since opening in 2009, under the leadership of Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig has received numerous accolades, including being named one of 2010’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America” by Bon Appétit magazine; and a Bib Gourmand recipient from the Michelin Guide Chicago in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014; among other honors. Dubbed the "Prince of Pork" by Dana Cowin (Food and Wine Editor and Chief); Jimmy Jr. brings his love
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was fabulous. Everything we ordered (which was a lot) was excellent. Favorites were the Mushroom Ravioli, Pork Belly, Short Ribs. Oh, and the desserts...... I was amazed. And to have the friendly and prompt service was a plus. I would recommend this to...anyone. Thanks Purple Pig staff for our very nice time last night.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We came for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. It was so good that before our flight back we cam back for dinner. The food is so good that 5 stars is just not enough. I have been to many restaurants over the years and this...was one of the best. The restaurant is located inside a building on Michigan Ave but once inside you will be happy you came. Besides the food, the wine list and service were also great. We tried several things and they were all superb with the exception of the desserts that were OK. If you are looking for an exceptional meal in Chicago visit the Purple Pig! Will be back next time we make it to Chicago.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent, unique dishes that make your tastebuds dance. The food is so fresh and fun. The salt-roasted beets and the pork rib entree are must-haves. Put The Purple Pig on your Chicago food map!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended. We celebrated my husband's birthday and we had a very pleasant experience. The food was delicious!! Each course was something special. The service was extraordinary, they changed to new plates like 3 or 4 times. Highly recommended!! My kids loved this place as...well. P.s not for kids that are picky in food.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had trouble finding this location as it is inside of a large building on the first floor. My GPS kept taking me in the wrong direction. But once I found it the food was exceptional. Great selection to choose from. Salads, pate, tapas style. Very...busy and noisy. I sat at the counter where you could see the chefs cooking which was fun. Tight quarters but nice wine and cocktail selection. Wait staff were friendly and prompt with service. Menu was creatively done.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic tapas restaurant! Highly recommend this place if you appreciate good food and creative menu. My son and I went for lunch and shared 4 plates which was more than enough for us (we finished it all). We had the grilled oysters, bone marrow, grilled...octopus and black squid ink pasta with seafood. Just phenomenal!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place ended up being a huge disappointment after being recommended by a few people. We got to the place for our 3:15pm reservation even though they past the lunch rush it was fairly busy still. Let’s start with the service - we literally sat...there for 30+min before we were asked for our order. We tried flagging down the server several times without any luck. Now the food - huge disappointment and nothing special! Reviewed the restaurant beforehand and it looked like it would be decent culinary experience but it wasn’t. We had the liver (best item), next to the chicken kebab. The crude presentation was sloppy and the ribs were again nothing memorable. The cheese/ salami board was pathetic; never have I seen salami sliced this thin and small. The prosciutto was sliced slightly too thick and the cheeses were just ok - did taste the truffle in the pecorino. The crackers the cheese board is served with are slightly overpowering and not sure why you only get a handful of those. The tuna tartar was the only item which came with a twist and had pistachios in it which was nice. Don’t believe the hype when you read their website and see their awards / write ups!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was myself and my cousin and we dined early on a Monday evening. We had a wonderful experience, her cocktail was fabulous, the Godello was delicious and service we perfect. We shared 4 plates and were perfectly full. 4 dishes + two drinks under...$175 felt like a steal. 10/10 will go back!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there at dinner with no reservation we waited about 30 minutes to get a bar seat. Worth it. The secreto was really good. Highly recommend but make reservations!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and new the location is even better. Today we sat at the bar watching the food prep! It was amazing to watch the well organized spectacular food preparation! I continue to Highly recommend this place. LOVE the food...here.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Purple Pig is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4