The Purple Pig

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 7 ratings
$$Late Night, Tapas, Restaurant

500 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 464-1744
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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2016

    wait staff was knowledgeable but the options were limited. I had smoked turkey leg and cabbage which they prepared in a separate pan to avoid cross contamination. Huge portion to share. Also had green peas and bacon tapas.

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    5 ratingJuly 15, 2015

    Waiter was friendly and steered me to what I could and could not have on their funky menu, which was exactly one thing. A quite delicious roasted beet salad! I asked about the cheeses and meats, so they put the bread for my husband on a separate plate far from me. From the looks of the menu there were more options but we sat in the back bar where they prep the food. The risk of cross contamination is huge, but I did see the guy change gloves before he made my salad. That made me feel better. The grill area was piled everywhere with bread slices they were toasting, so I wouldn't risk anything on that grill at all. Definitely stick with salads here. A great experience. Would go again!

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    3 ratingNovember 28, 2014

    The waiter was friendly, but not at all knowledgeable about which items were gluten free and stated that all cheese and meat are cut on the same surface as bread. I told him that I have severe allergic asthma to the point of having gone into anaphylaxis and he said he would talk to the chef. They selected a few items for me that they thought would be safe and I had no problems breathing at all. I do really like this place, but they definitely do no have a good protocol in place for dealing with customers who have to eat gluten free.

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    3 ratingMay 18, 2014

    I just went in for drinks. The waiter was really awkward. I found a hair in my drink then when I sent it back they brought me the same drink back again. Good margarita when I finally got a clean one. Cool atmosphere. I'd give it another try.

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    5 ratingFebruary 21, 2014

    I was lucky that the waiter had celiac disease himself. So he walked me through the menu and picked the best dishes I could have. The meal was wonderful and I had no problems at all.

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    2 ratingJune 12, 2013

    though the server was wonderful at trying to find me options, I got the impression the chef was not as sensitive. as a result, despite my best efforts, I was glutened. it wasn't too severe, but I doubt I'd go back.

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    4 ratingMay 01, 2013

    The server was well versed in celiac disease and cross contamination and there were more than a couple options available.


  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Tapas
8 am - 10:30 am, 11:30 am - 11 pm
8 am - 10:30 am, 11:30 am - 11 pm
8 am - 10:30 am, 11:30 am - 11 pm
8 am - 10:30 am, 11:30 am - 11 pm
8 am - 10:30 am, 11:30 am - 12 am
11:30 am - 12 am
11:30 am - 11 pm

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