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The Purple Pig Restaurant

Chicago . Mediterranean, Tapas

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Everyone

About the restaurant

Reviews

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Zagat

2 weeks ago

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“A perennial favorite,” Jimmy Bannos Jr.'s “always lively” Mag Mile gastropub “delights the palate” with “outstanding,” “innovative” Mediterranean small plates featuring “an abundance of pork” (“fried pig ears, anyone?”) paired with a “robust wine list;” though its “popularity” and no-rezzies policy can lead to “interminable waits,” most agree the “magic” is worth “braving the crowds” – and the “squeeze” of communal seating.

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Bib Gourmand image

11 months ago

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No matter the time of day, this is a fave among groups craving first-rate Mediterranean cooking with drinks and a setting to match. Everything is tasty, fun and great for sharing, so go with a posse and get a communal table all to yourselves. The bar is just as nice for solo dining, thanks to the chatty staff. The menu covers a range of specialties from this region, including panini to a la plancha; and the kitchen turns out flavor-forward dishes that turn simple into spectacular. Need proof? Try the grilled broccoli dressed with an anchovy vinaigrette, roasted garlic and crunchy breadcrumbs. Smoked pork tongue has a noticeable smokiness with just a tinge of sweetness and is served alongside a crunchy Olivier salad with a macaroni twist.

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Kasper Øelund

1 year ago

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Top notch - never knew cauliflower could taste this good. The Dodd made up for the wait time to be seated

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Seth Marcus

1 year ago

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Order outside your comfort zone! Try the pig ears!

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Cristin Pacifico

1 year ago

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Worth the hype. Impressive wine by the glass menu. Love the charcuterie ❤️

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Fabio Caiazzo

1 year ago

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Very tasty food, and good wine selection! Hard to get in, so would suggest weeknight over weekend visit!

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Annie Spencer

2 years ago

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A Chicago classic, nice food but wouldn’t say it deserves the reputation it has

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Torben Schroeder

2 years ago

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Vere good and lively. Food is good at a reasonable price. Only annoying thing is that you cannot make a reservation. Waiting time is 30-60 min when you arrive after 1 PM or for dinner

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Morten V Schroeder image

2 years ago

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Absolutely love this place! Don’t be fooled by its touristy look! It’s all worth it. Try their pigs ears!

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Lene Veith Schroeder

2 years ago

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Fantastisk sted.

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Henry Fovargue

2 years ago

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Food is good, but don’t agree with the hype, overly priced and croweded, and always feel like I’ve over eaten

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Finn Jannik Schmidt

1 year ago

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