The Purple Pig

Mediterranean, Tapas
$ $ $
500 N Michigan Ave (at W Illinois St)
Chicago, IL 60611
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 12:00am


  • Chosen as one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America in our annual restaurant issue!
  • Eat here... Possibly the best food I've ever had.
  • Visit this new haven for "cheese, swine & wine," delivering said goods in a wine bar-meets-butcher shop space with marble countertops and wine barrels jutting out from the wall.
  • Must Order: Milk-braised pork shoulder, porchetta panini, and pig's tail braised in balsamic. Crispy chicken-thigh kebabs do the original white meat proud.
  • 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.
  • Arrive super-early or expect a seriously long wait at this small plates hot spot from a powerhouse team. - Inspector
  • Thought youd 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 Chicagos 2011 Eat Out Awards. Vote now!
  • Jimmy Bannos Jr. feeds the need for both style and sustenance, dishing out salads of crispy kale and pigs ear, dropping a spoonful of ricotta into a pool of pork-neck-bone gravy.
  • The milk braised pork shoulder with mashed potatoes was amazing! Melts in your mouth.
  • you must try the pig's tail!
  • Crispy pig ear with a fried egg
  • The charred cauliflower fucking rules.
  • Try the Chicken Thigh Kebabs! This is so good.
  • Goat-cheese-and-squash arancini come in an earthy sage pesto so good most people close their eyes while they savor it. Same goes for the milk-braised pork shoulder and deep-fried deviled egg (!).
  • Sentarse en la barra y dejarse recomendar!
  • It's great for casual group gatherings, and just the thing to impress a foodie.
  • Pork Secreto! Love it!
  • You must try the roasted butternut squash! With complementary flavors and textures, to wit: toasted pumpkin seeds, grated ricotta salata, fried sage leaves and brown butter.
  • The milk braised pork shoulder is the best thing I've tried, but everything is pretty damn good.
  • Try the Fried Pigs ear!

Nearby places

201 E Randolph St (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave)
43 E Ohio St (at N Wabash Ave)
55 E Grand Ave