The Purple Pig

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 12 publications
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Fodor's Tick Choice

The Magnificient Mile is known for many things—stunning architecture, historical landmarks, world-class shopping—but dining isn't usually one of them. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The slogan at this open-kitchen restaurant/wine bar is "Cheese, Swine, and Wine." Chef Jimmy Bannos, Jr., takes all three very seriously. Full review →


Gayot 13.0

As the name suggests, there's plenty of pork-centric items on the menu at this Michigan Avenue wine bar. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Here you’ll find ‘cheese, swine and wine’, as the tagline says, but also veggie antipasti and Mediterranean seafood. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Grace under pressure defines the atmosphere at this fantastically busy spot overlooking the Chicago River. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Cheese, wine, and swine served on a river front patio. Full review →


Tasting Table

This small, warm restaurant is a wine-filled oasis on the Magnificent Mile, with lusty Mediterranean dishes, mostly of Italian and Greek origin. It's open all day, but doesn't take... Full review →


The Infatuation 8.3

We rarely consider The Purple Pig for three pretty specific reasons: it's old news, they don't take reservations, and the thought of dealing with the Magnificent Mile is a bigger mental... Full review →


Time Out 70

The fanatics of Chicago have been tweeting about the Purple Pig since the day it opened, and so far there hasn’t been a critical word among them. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

There are many small-plate Italian enotecas in town. But only one features the tagline “cheese, wine, and swine.” Full review →



“Cheese, swine and wine” is the motto at this buzzing Mag Mile hideaway, which offers award-winning cuisine from chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. The menu includes a variety of antipasti, “smears”... Full review →



The "interesting" Mediterranean menu is a "foodie adventure", full of "delicious", "mind-blowing" small plates. Full review →

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