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Pigtail, Chicago, IL

Pigtail

4.6
4.6
98 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
PIGTAIL: PIG & COCKTAIL is a celebration of Chef José Andrés’ two favorite things: jamón ibérico and balanced, crafted cocktails. Located in the lower level of Jaleo Chicago, the intimate space is the perfect place to start or end your evening with a libation experience you can’t find anywhere else. Dive into Pigtail’s elevated jamón and Spanish inspired cocktails using the categories as a guide. We also have a list of some of our favorite classics. And don’t forget the bites! Find jamón ibérico used in a wide array of intriguing preparations. Chef José likes to eat with his hands, so follow his lead and have fun!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Cocktail Bar, Speakeasy
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 820-7771
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Pigtail is the ideal spot for hosting corporate events, small social gatherings, and for celebrating milestone occasions in Chicago. We offer customizable menus and beverage packages that will come together to create an unforgettable event.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (312) 820-7771
  • Area
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross Street
    W Illinois St & N Clark St
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Red Line: Grand Ave,
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 98 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

98 Reviews
  1. Trace

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The cocktails and small bites are incredible - they really go out of their way to provide a great experience in such a small area.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks were like nothing I have ever had Fun and creative environment

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  3. BlancaH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing drinks!! Will definitely be coming back!! Staff was great very attentive

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  4. ChristinaB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst place ever! Food and service were beyond terrible!!!! Do not go!! Cannot believe Jose Andre’s name is behind this place, it’s that bad!!

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  5. grtrx

    Las Vegas

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding late dinner at this wonderful bar beneath Jaleo. Extremely innovative bar menu with over the top cocktails. The Andres and Cooper is amazing and a foodie delight. Limited but great wine choices. Pintxos are classics on overdrive. The most amazing croquettas I’ve ever had. And pig ears. Crispy and unctuous and very Madrid. Can’t say enough about the staff. Friendly. Fun. And expert guides in helping me select my experience. And appreciate chef coming out to say hello.

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  6. Reish

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I came during their social hour, which is listed on their website with its own menu. They charged me regular prices and never mentioned or presented the social hour menu. They left my dirty plate on the bar for a good 30 minutes and the people that got seated next to me had to look at it the whole time also. My drank sat empty for 20 minutes. The bartender spent most of her time talking to another patron at the bar. I told the bartender who presented my check about the social hour and being overcharged. He offered another drink and ‘sorry about that’ never offered to re do my check for the correct amount. So I overpaid and I’ll never return.

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  7. MrSanjiv

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great cocktails, really friendly service, and the jamon was to die for.

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  8. Cocktails

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this bar. Hidden away downstairs under the restaurant has a feel of exclusivity. Excellent bar staff. Drinks were outstanding - the menu is great. We had the Ibérica ham mix and it was delicious. Very good quality food.

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  9. PatrickD

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect except our first interaction with the host. We asked if there was availability for our group of 4 and were told that the space was fully booked with no possibility to wait. Though we were able to join the wait on open table and were seated in 10 mins. The rudeness by the host was not just strange but seemed to suggest that our business was not desired.

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  10. grtrx

    Las Vegas

    166 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Speakeasy space beneath the larger Jaleo is worth finding. Tremendous craft cocktail selection made with superior ingredients by skilled mixologists. I thoroughly enjoyed “around the world in 80 days” with its smoky mescal and savory sherry and sake. Food revolves around iberico pork and it’s all deliciousness. The belota is worthy of the price and the selection of iberico cured meats paired with a palo cortado sherry was bliss. Best croquettas I’ve ever had and the pig ears topped off a delicious night. Jaime I brandy is stellar and rare stuff Only quibble is that the viura was served a bit too cold for my liking… Service was outstanding from start to finish

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing!!! Very well versed in the cocktail offerings.

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  12. kover

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bartender was excellent and the cocktails were delicious

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  13. Hulahome

    Hawaii

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food very good. Great waiter. Dark interior not to my liking. Feels like a friends finished basement. Prices high for what you get.

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  14. Krista

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place, they have the best cocktails in the city. Service is amazing, the bartenders are so attentive and friendly. They provide wonderful recommendations. My favorite drink might be their consome drink!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Emmanuel our bartender was an amazing host. We will return for sure.

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  16. DavidG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really fun cocktail bar with great inventive cocktails as well as traditional cocktails. Very good but limited food menu.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Impressive Pisco Sours! It was kinda loud but who cares. Awesome staff, thank you!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bartenders with a show and amazing cocktails

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  19. TinaT

    Grand Rapids

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Drinks were fantastic and super unique. Food was good the ambiance, service,and drinks, ecclipsed the food.

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  20. Prosumer

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative and unique cocktails with great food — what more could I ask?

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  21. DaveNStephanieRodriguez

    Charlotte

    87 reviews

    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stephanie and I had a BLAST at Pigtail. Super talented bartenders. Super fun and interesting cocktails. Snacks are Michelin-quality, as you would expect. We'll be back next time we're in Chicago. Hopefully real soon.

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  22. KamilJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks where out of this world ! I love this place!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is totally awesome. Excellent exciting innovative cocktails paired with the perfect small bites…. Staff is super knowledgeable and attentive and you can tell they live their craft!!

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  24. JohnM001

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best cocktails experiences we've ever had! Food was excellent but a bit pricey for the quantities, though that was expected. Iberico pork truly is the Wagyu of pork. ;-)

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the cocktails and presentation. Didn’t eat, only had a snack of the meats Spain is known for. Everything was overall well. Make sure you get their take on the carajillo you won’t be disappointed.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect from beginning to end. Incredible cocktails and delicious food. We tried 6 different cocktails and 6 different dishes and loved them all. The servers were all uniformly lovely, knowledgeable, and attentive. Can’t recommend this enough.

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  27. julia

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice bar. One cocktail we had was too sweet. Service was fabulous The Iberico jamon was delicious!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute incredible. Everyone should try.

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  29. AD12

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was dry, bland, overpriced. Cocktails were great, go for drinks only

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  30. CaitlinC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved every single thing. The small bites are so delish! The drinks are exquisite.

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  31. NBethesdaDiner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sitting at the bar in Pigtail, we were treated to an intermittent primer in mixology by the friendly bar staff. It was most entertaining and we tried a couple of things entirely new to us. The downstairs bar was much quieter than Jaleo upstairs and the "social hour" croquettes were delicious.

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  32. RafaelR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The place is not like in the photos. Thought it would be cozier, with lower lights. Drinks were good

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  33. RonS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was exceptional. Menu could use a little more depth—it’s not meant to be Jaleo, but just one or two more substantial plates would be welcome.

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  34. CinCooper

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Fascinating cocktails. Beautiful location. The bartender apologized for not being able to devote as much time as he’d normally like since someone on staff was sick. But we wouldn’t have had any idea they were stretched thin. I can’t wait to come back and try all the other drinks.

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  35. HughS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening. Will definitely return with a larger group so they can experience it as well.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 thumps up on everything. Big shout-out for Alex, our waiter. Ps the caviar was exceptional! We will talk about you around us, you can be sure of that :)

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  37. JaelVazz

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We didn't try the food as we were only interested in the drinks and those were great! We sat at the bar and was able to ask questions about the drinks. Our bartender was friendly and answered all of our questions and made suggestions. It was definitely loud but it fit the theme perfectly.

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  38. ChefRosana

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved the experience at Pigtail. Love the speakeasy vibe. We came in right at opening for a snack before dinner. What a great decision! Service was impeccable and the food super delicious. My favorite was the cod brandade but the other pork items were incredible too. Everything in here is pig forward and what a great way celebrate one protein in a menu. Congrats on a great concept and will be back!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Alex at the bar was phenomenal and well versed of the menu. He curated such a lovely time for me.

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  40. Tsarabe1

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, drinks and service! So many options, the inventive cocktails pair perfectly with the small bites. I want to know where I can get Some of those mini crunchy bits that came with the cheese!😀

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Pigtail is rated 4.6 stars by 98 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Pigtail

500 N Clark St #465, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    W Illinois St & N Clark St
  • Area
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Cocktail Bar, Speakeasy
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Public Transit
    Red Line: Grand Ave,
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 820-7771
  • Private party facilities
    Pigtail is the ideal spot for hosting corporate events, small social gatherings, and for celebrating milestone occasions in Chicago. We offer customizable menus and beverage packages that will come together to create an unforgettable event.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (312) 820-7771
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