The Purple Pig

AAA Inspector Rating
500 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611- Map It
(312) 464-1744
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
3.3
Overall
Food3.3
Service3.3
Decor3.2
AAA Inspector Notes
While the setting is unimpressive, the unique food and drinks are memorable. With a small-plate theme, it is best to go with friends so you have a chance to try some amazingly bold menu items from the selection of antipasti, smears (type of spread), fried items, panini and la planchas (meaning grilled on a metal plate), as well as a fantastic selection of cheeses and house-made charcuterie. Everything is cooked to perfection, and flavors are distinct and delicious. As the name suggests, pork of all kinds is offered, including pig's ear with crispy kale and pickled cherry peppers topped with a fried egg. Casual and brisk service is offered at the closely spaced tables where you will probably get to know your neighbors. They also offer an excellent selection of value-priced wines from around the world and boast at least 50 wines for less than $40 per bottle.
$9-$27
New Mediterranean Small Plates
Between E Illinois St and E Grand Ave. 500 N Michigan Ave 60611. Station: Grand
street only.
Closed major holidays.
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Open late. Full bar, patio dining. Accessibility (Call).