Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
lots of kudosmet a colleague for lunch at Purple - she newly here from DC-area. She was mighty impressed! And then (since portions are generous), when I was having my leftovers for lunch the next day, received several comments on how good the food looked.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant. TheLove this restaurant. The food is seriously delectable. Really enjoyed my meal, service, and the beautiful atmosphere in the restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Wine CaptainI've been to Purple Cafe in Seattle 2 other times, but never had the awesome experience we did this time around all thanks to CT, the wine captain. His passion for wines and food parings, it made our dining experience that much better, his service was excellent! He even took the time to write down all the wines that were my favorites so I can remember them for next time! As usual the Lobster Mac and Cheese has never disappointed with big chucks of lobster meat. The beef tartare was not quite what I had expected, was a bit disappointed, maybe too much aioli & an overpowering pickled vinegar taste that took away from the beef. But CT's recommendation for the spicy prawns to go with the Riesling was great! I'll be back for sure!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad about the best PastramiHad about the best Pastrami sandwich I have ever had for lunch this week. Out of town business guest was very impressed, and took several of the salted caramels home for his wife as well. Keep it up!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHappening downtown spotPurple cafe delivered on attentive service, creative and tasty food and great location for downtown after dinner activity like attending the Fifth Avenue Theater. The seating is very close which is a little distracting. The wait staff is very busy so don't expect frequent check in during the meal. Nice place to people watch, particularly during holiday, prom or wedding seasons. Definitely make a reservation, it will make a big difference in the reception from the hostess.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMagnificentA good friend and I really enjoyed having
lunch at the Purple Café recently. The
Halibut special was exceptional. The
service was beyond our expectations-
extraordinary! The atmosphere very
pleasant.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce seated our waiter wasOnce seated our waiter was quite attentive and very knowledgable of the menu. Although he didn’t know the wine list, he quickly brought over another staff member who was quite familiar with the wine and recommended an excellent Malbec. Our food was served warm, displayed beautifully and a personal recommendation would be the crab cake appetizer. Delicious! The only drawback is the waiting area. There is no place to wait for your table and guest must stand outside or in the isle near other guests tables. We will definitely be back.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were treated so wonderfully,We were treated so wonderfully, and it was very much appreciated. Everyone took the time to wish my mom Happy Birthday and to thank me for my last review. We felt special and that is always nice! Thank you so much for another fabulous evening at Purple!!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Pre-play choiceWent there before a Sunday evening performance at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Had a wonderful experience and would definitely go again. Only complaint was the size of the portions...a bit on the small side for the price. Very accommodating staff.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time, my onlyWe had a great time, my only complaint was the noise but not much they can do about that.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch spot, really appreciateGreat lunch spot, really appreciate that they take reservations, good mix of food on the menu. Try to go here everytime I'm in Seattle!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous birthdayWe had a fabulous birthday lunch! Our waiter even brought over some salted caramels with a candle for the birthday girl to blow out.
Our meals were excellent!!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant, hip, contemporaryElegant, hip, contemporary atmosphere....great architecture.... enormous wine list....courteous helpful staff.... I've eaten there several times and every item on the menu is delicious and artfully prepared. Good for romantic meal, happy hour, or with a group....go there, you won't be disappointed,4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you love wine and cheeseIf you love wine and cheese - this is the place to go! They have a large wine list and will pair with "cheese flights." The food is great too! I would recommend hanging out in the up stairs area at the open bar. They will serve you cheese right in front of you! Great for couples and large groups.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, service andFantastic food, service and great atmosphere ! We will be back!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough Purple can be noisy,Although Purple can be noisy, we were commenting that we still had not problem hearing each other in conversation. Maybe it's the high ceiling that gives all that noise a place to go. Purple is our "go to" place before an evening at the 5th and this was another highly enjoyable evening. The service is always good but seemed even more attentive this time. Thanks!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery close to the theatreVery close to the theatre so it works very well for preshow dinner.
Ver noisy!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good but wishThe food was good but wish the chairs were not so heavy and so tall4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! Will be back!It was lovely. I met my mom & she and I had a great time. there was plenty food on the menu to choose from for both
our palettes.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOn one of our many returnOn one of our many return trips, Chris our server outdid himself yet again. The food is fabulous the wine list is superb but topping it all off is service and the care and the fun we have with Chris our server thanks again4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery thoughtful wine choicesI had a number of small plates, each with a small serving of a paired wine. The pairings were well chosen, and the dishes were well-balanced.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food, awesome service.Awesome food, awesome service. Really loved the "flight" options for wine - great way to taste and experience new wines. Very impressed, will definitely go back again whenever I am in Seattle.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved that they had shortI loved that they had short pours of their wines, and the ability to buy a "wine flight" to taste 3 or 4 different wines. The Brussels Sprouts are remarkably good! My teenaged daughters enjoyed it as much as I did, as the food was good and there were some accessible items on the menu.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSeattle wine and food experienceOur second lunch experience at Purple. First was excellent as was this visit! Will definitely return and recommend to anyone who asks!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMaryOur evening was wonderful. Service, food and ambiance all wonderful. Not surprised, Purple Cafe always delivers a great experience.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time to Purple CafeFirst time to Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. It was unanimous, great place, great food and great server. It is definitely on our list of places to return and tell others about.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant had greatThis restaurant had great ambiance, an extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff, and the best lobster mac'n'cheese I have ever had.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, wine and waitstaff.Wonderful food, wine and waitstaff. Everyone worked as a team to make our experience exceptional. Thank you.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe absolute best dessertsThe absolute best desserts I have ever had - and I eat out a lot! The creme brulee' was amazing!!!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved this restaurant andLoved this restaurant and enjoyed a flight of wines with dinner. Will definitely come back!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner experience!Wow...what a great experience! My husband and I had a date night out and it couldn't have been better. The front desk and wait staff went to great lengths to make sure our dinner was an enjoyable event, but made sure we were off to a concert on time without feeling rushed. The staff is clearly educated on the details of the wine list and helpful with deciding which wines pair best with the combination of plates ordered. I had a wine flight of 4 that stood on it's own, yet did not over power the food. Both my husband and I ordered the filet mignon and they were cooked perfectly, med-rare. The squash puree was a smart counterpoint to the saltiness in the seasoning of the beef. I couldn't choose between the deserts...so I ordered 2!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seattle RestaurantAnna was our server and she did a great job. We told her we wanted to share their special lobster mac & cheese dish and their duck dish so they brought out nicely split plates for my wife and I. I tried the Washington/French wine flight. I thought both wine locales were good but my wife liked the French wines better. We had the espresso cheesecake - very good. I tried the Washington state Grappa. OK both Oregon and Washington have a bit to learn from the Italian Grappa makers. Purple offers Italian grappas too. Their selection is great. We really enjoyed out dinner.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM