The Purple Pig

Neighborhoods: Near North Side
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lunch, Alcohol

The Purple Pig is a Mediterranean, Lunch, and Alcohol restaurant where most Menuism users came for a business meeting, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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  • 4/22/2014

    A dining patron from London, H9 tried it and didn't like it.

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 Racine, WI

The Purple Pig..Great Dining and People Watching on the Rive

On a recent business trip in downtown Chicago we stopped at The Pig for wine and small plates. It was a Tuesday night at 6pm and the place was packed. We sat at the community table so we didn’t have to wait…at least 30 minutes.

Never been to the restaurant before the waitress was really accommodating explaining the dishes. We ordered house wine, large pours ….never thinking the cost would be $19. Ask before you order.

The service was attentive and the food arrived fairly quickly. We shared 3 plates and a desert.


We ordered 3 small plates. All were exceptional.
Calamari with fregola, radishes, cucumbers and pistachios. Full of flavor and cooked to perfection.
Next was eggplant Capanata …With goat cheese. Warm with crusty bread smeared with cheese ..All I could think of was how good it was with wine!
Next we shared a salad of butter lettuce, jerky…., snow peas, chicken peas and Mizithra….dressing. We almost couldn’t finish the salad. A lot of food for $35.
I would definitely go back again.

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Fried Pig Ears

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 Grayslake, IL

Mediterranean and Delicious

We went here on a double date and walked in (no res) on a Saturday night and sat right down at a great table on the patio. The tapas-style menu was full of variet and we enjoyed everything we ate! From the cheeses to the sea food to the pork, all of it was simply delicious. The atmosphere was great too, though we did have to put up with a few ambulance sirens – a small price to pay for a great dinner out on a great patio with great friends. YUM.

Prosciutto Bread Balls


Whipped Feta with Cucumbers


Fried Pig Ears


March 10, 2016

I visited here about 4 years ago, and was so impressed then, that I had to bring my wife to eat here. We landed in O'Hare, and were sitting at the Purple Pig within 3 hours... That's how excited I was to return!\r \r If you haven't already…

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Mediterranean Good for groups Lunch
Fri-Sat 11:30AM - 02:00AM
Sun-Thu 11:30AM - 12:00AM
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The Purple Pig is located near the cities of Pilsen, Armour Square, Near South Side, Mc Kinley Park, and Near West Side.
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