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Purple Pig

4.6 (5,736) $$$$ $$$$ Bar, Mediterranean, Cheese, Wine


Summary: Pork and wine haven with an excellent selection of affordable wines and bold-flavored small plates.

The widely loved dining spot has transitioned to an elegant, airy locale nearby its original site. Specializing in small-plate dishes, it's an ideal place to dine with a group, enabling you to sample a broad range of bold-flavored items. The menu features everything from antipasti, spreads, fried items, sandwiches, to grilled dishes, accompanied by an impressive selection of cheeses and house-prepared charcuterie. All dishes are expertly cooked and distinct in taste. Look forward to pork in various forms, including the unique pig's ear, served with crispy kale and pickled cherry peppers, crowned with a fried egg. The accommodating and well-informed staff enhance the dining experience. They also proudly offer a broad range of reasonably priced global wines. It's an all-time favorite for those seeking top-rated Mediterranean cuisine, drinks, and a complementary ambiance. The menu spans a spectrum of regional specialties, transforming simple dishes into spectacular ones with flavor-packed presentations. For a memorable solo dining experience, the friendly bar staff and setting won't disappoint.


Bib Gourmand
3 Diamonds
1 Toque
1 Toque
Top 10 Chicago Restaurants 2014
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James Beard
Rising Star Chef of the Year - Winner 2014
Rising Star Chef of the Year - Nominee 2013


444 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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