The Purple Pig

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 12 publications
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12 expert recommendations


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 Tick 0 Stars

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 Full review →


The Infatuation 8.3

It has the look and feel of a wine bar, but there's also a large food menu full of small plates. It's perfect for date night, catching up with a couple friends, or hitting the town with visitors. 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 →



The menu includes a variety of antipasti, “smears” like taramasalata ("Greek caviar") and pork-liver pâté, plus artisanal cheeses, paninis and cured meats. Full review →



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

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