Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.purplecafe.com/
  • Phone: 425-483-7129x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday, 11am to 9pm
    Friday and Saturday, 11am to 10pm
    Sunday, 10am to 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Brett Teegardin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer a variety of box lunches and a la carte platters; great for corporate events, parties, picnics and other get-togethers! Items are available for pick up only at all four of our locations. All orders must be placed by 4pm the prior business day. If ordering for Mondays, your order must be placed by the Friday before. Large orders may require advance notice. Orders must be picked up by noon or after 1:30pm.
  • Private Party Facilities: Purple Woodinville offers a variety of large party accommodations. We require one check for groups of 8 or more, plus 18% gratuity and WA tax. Please contact Group Dining & Event Planning for availability, minimums and menu options. We require preset menus for all parties of 15 or more. Some reservations may require a signed contract and credit card information for cancellation purposes.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsey Winters 206-838-3853x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville
Purple Café and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients.

We feature an expansive menu ranging from artisan cheeses, starters, soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas to pasta and seafood. We take a great deal of pride in utilizing the freshest, local ingredients that change with the seasons.

On the wine side of things our wine list features over 80 glass and 600 bottle selections. Over the years our wine program has been recognized with various accolades that include an "Award of Ultimate Distinction" from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and being named "Best Wine Bar" by Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington Viewers Poll.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since April 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (56)great for lunch (40)fit for foodies (36)neighborhood gem (35)special occasion (30)great for outdoor dining (29)romantic (25)great for brunch (21)good for groups (15)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (11)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Coonsistently good
    DamayVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have dined here on numerous occasions and the food never fails to be very good.l The Painted Hills burger in particular was exceptionally juicy. The wine list is extensive with something for every taste and pocketbook.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PURPLE - WOODINVILLE
    Dave
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great location in Woodinville with wine tasting opportunities nearby. Pleasant décor, great service, good to excellent food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Wonderful food in the heart of Woodinville wine country! Only complaint I have is that you have to be good about making a reservation as the wait time if you just walk up is too long...although there are winery tasting rooms close by...to make the wait nicer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Purple rocks chicken
    munchingmama
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Wednesday is fried chicken night- Who knew? Chicken was perfect - crunchy, moist and cut into "eatable" size pieces. The biscuit was as big as my head but was still flakey and melt in your mouth. Garlic mashed potatoes, cole slaw. Large portions which meant I got a "repeat" for lunch the next day. My son and his son chose other items off the menu - most notable was the flat iron steak with these CRAZY potatoes. Can't believe we had room for dessert, but, oh my, glad we did!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Purple Cafe in Woodinville. Our server was knowledgeable about the food we were ordering as well as what it would pair well with, wine wise. He was efficient but didn't rush us through. We SO enjoyed the amazing food, we are already planning our next trip their to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite in Woodinville
    PlaneJ
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We visit Purple in Woodinville at least once a week, either for lunch or early dinner. Purple has a terrific Happy Hour (3-6) menu of good food and reduced priced wines. The service and servers are attentive and efficient. This week we went for dinner with friends. Two of us ordered the filet mignon plate. The steak was tender and cooked perfectly. I marked "notable wine list" for the reason that Purple carries a large selection of Washington wines on its list.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    the service was less than great. the server seemed to disappear for long intervals. we were done eating for 30 minutes before we saw him again to get our bill. the food was great! love their brunch, but will try somewhere else next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great afternoon
    Martin
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    What a great place to relax and not be rushed. Food was great and the service was wonderful. Couldn't asked for anything better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely Poor Service
    Redmonddiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were seated for over 15 minutes without a drink order even being taken. I asked that we have a new waitress or we would think about dining elsewhere. The two young girls at the front desk looked like deer in headlights but after their confusion passed they asked that I give them a few minutes. Our waitress came by and took appetizer and drink menus, and it seemed no one had spoken to her. When she brought the appetizers she informed us we would have a new waitress. Then after quite a while she came back and took our dinner orders. Even though she had mentioned it, we didn't get a new waitress. I know these are low paying service jobs, but hiring these young girls who can't even provide basic service is unacceptable. Worst dining ever.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So good we ate twice!
    Kathy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had dinner reservations and happened by Purple at lunch so checked out the menu for dinner. So impressed we stayed for lunch and returned for our dinner reservations. Fresh, flavorful, unique dishes. Especially enjoyed the mushroom burger, tomatoe soup, cauliflower soup, watermelon endive salad, mushroom and crab pasta and the very best were the sea salted caramels for dessert - to die for! Excellent wine list. After spending two days at tasting rooms, found our favorite bottle of trip at Purple. Ben was an excellent waiter so ask for him.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good casual restaurant
    sjlmVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Happy hour wine, beer & snacks were excellent. Liked the tomato & mozzarella pizza, walnut feta spread with pita and crackers, shoestring fries.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch.
    DottyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Apple pancakes enjoyed on the patio were delicious. Bacon was perfectly prepared and portion was very generous. French press with cream was full bodied, bordering on espresso. Our little dog Dolly highly recommends the chicken breast and had enough for two more meals. They actually welcome the puppies on the patio. Couple at the next table bring their dog too and love that she has her own dish. The atmosphere is relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disapointing
    Julier
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I have been to Purple many times and always really enjoyed the food. On my last visit my friend and I each tried one of the pasta dishes and were disappointed. The pasta was very mediocre, more like something you might make at home...Next time I will stick with the salads, they have always been very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Their chop salad is the best!
    lemonade
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Met a girlfriend for lunch, we hadn't caught up in a long time and had much to talk about. Our waitress did not hurry us at all. We both had the salad sandwich combo. We thought they were delicious. Living in Woodinville we go to Purple a lot and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Success
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We always eat at Purple when we are in the area. As usual we were not disappointed. Our server was very patient with me as I couldn't make up my mind about wine. She let me taste a couple and was great when I changed course completely and had a glass of Cava instead! We started with two of the delicious "signature' salads that we crave when we have been away for too long. It was a cold night so we both ordered the comforting meatloaf. Yum, so delicious and perfect to warm us up. Three caramels to take home and it was another memorable meal! Thanks for always exceeding our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Great wine.
    Wineanddine14
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    For a bachelorette party, we had great service and were all impressed by the food. Wine flights were the highlight!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Mindinuse
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good and ambience are always great and they are pet-friendly!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Purple Rain
    RentonDiner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food, atmosphere, service and ambiance - all consistently delivered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Leave time at the door
    vseanclark
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was our first date after moving from Illinois. All the wine tasting shops were closed for the night, but I found that Purple Cafe offered flights of Washington and Pac NW wines, so I reserved a table. It's a beautiful restaurant, the food was amazing, and the wine choices were fun and we fell in love with two of them. But the entire experience took almost 2 hours. First wine wasn't poured till nearly 15 minutes into the stay. Waitress was friendly but on this particular night (eve of July 4th), we didn't get served on as often as we would have liked. It was still a GREAT evening out, but I highly recommend asking for a bottle of wine straight out to help tide you over between possible lean spells in service. :) Cheers!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perrfect for wine lovers
    JJreviewerVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This restaurant sits right in the midst of the wineries. Perfecct for lunch or dinner or just a cheese and wine pairing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Purple Passion
    4foodiesonRavenna
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Purple is one of our favorite restaurants for a quick bite, great wine, and great food. We love that there are multiple locations. Food is consistently great, and we've always had great service. This was our first time to their weekend brunch. Two of us had their regular lunch, and one had the fried egg sandwich from the brunch menu. Fantastic! Wait staff was attentive and helpful, but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    tour13
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Had lunch with friends. It was great food but it was so busy that the service was not good. It would be beneficial for the restaurant to have it better staffed. Would have ordered dessert and coffee but no one was around to take our order.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Date Night
    momstart
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my son on a date, and we had an amazing time. They have a milk flight for kids (or grownups) and wine flights. We had a cheese plate and dessert. He felt so fancy. We both did. It's also very good for adults.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missing wine
    dollfeet
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    At my child's request, I took him to Purple to celebrate the last day of school. He ordered the milk flight and I ordered a glass of bubbly. Lunch was good and we ordered dessert. After ordering dessert I told our server I was going to take the child to the restroom. When we returned the table, it was completely cleared off of everything including and most upsetting my wine. They did bring us new glasses of water and our dessert but I'm still upset at having spent $11 on a glass of wine only to have them get rid of it and not replace it. That's horrible service in my opinion. I should be able to leave the table for 3 minutes and not discover everything missing if I've alerted our server. I may need to find a new celebration location.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful lunch
    Ross
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I sat outside for lunch on a gorgeous day with a colleague. We had a great 2-hour discussion on school funding and enjoyed the food. I've always had a good meal at Purple. The chicken sandwich was great, the salad fresh and the iced tea actually brewed somewhere. It would be nice to look at the fields instead of the parking lot, but still nice to be outside.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner out
    Martin
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We came on a Monday night and it was not that busy. The food was great as always, but our waiter was not. It happens!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • redmond
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    not a very good experience at all. the waitress got our order wrong. the entrees had to go back, my wife's and mine until mine was ready again. the food was not very well done at all. my wife had shrimp on a salad that had not been deveined. my pizza was disappointing once the right one came versus previous meals at this restaurant. we had not been here in awhile and decided to give it another try but this was the last time for us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Aguiar09
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Amazing service from beginning to end. Had a great time celebrating a friend's birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey Purple
    RealLife
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Bring plenty of cash or your credit card when you go to Purple, my entree that I splurged on was $35. Purple is expensive but is one of the few good restaurants in Woodinville and still way less pricey than Barking Frog or (get serious) Herbfarm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    the food was fantastic! i wish the bartender was little more nicer, she barely talked to me... and i wanted to add some additional food to the order, and couldn't find her. when she came back she just walked by me, which i was sitting at the bar. i asked another waitress to help me, and she was very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch on May 31st
    OutIsFun
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I met a girlfriend for lunch, and we had a great waiter ~ Seth was his name. We started out seated indoors but ended up asking to move outside since the weather was so great. Seth was very accommodating, and we were happy that he continued to be our server, even after our move. Lunch was excellent ~ terrific sandwiches...and Seth recommended the wine, which was a very tasty Malbec. As we completed our meal, Seth also treated us with a great overview of the local wine tasting facilities and brought out a map to show us where to go. He offered up his own personal favorites and was really helpful! All in all it was a very enjoyable experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful service
    GoldCreekBaker
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had heard about the great food and wine at this restaurant. The waiter was wonderful - very patient with us since we love wine...just don't know much about it. He helped us find the perfect bottle plus a glass for our friend who is a white wine girl. He didn't make us feel uncomfortable at all and helped us find just the right one! The food was spectacular! What a wonderful place for a night out with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1969wineguy
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    As always, Woodinville Purple did not disappoint. Its a solid "go to" for people looking for a great place to eat. As executive chef for Columbia Winery, I get asked all the time, where I go to eat. Woodinville has several great places, but this is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My mother and I went to purple for mothers day brunch. It was a very nice day, we sat close to the wide open doors to the outside patio seating. Very nice wait staff and hostess. The only thing about purple is they try to put too many people in a small space. Other patrons were trying to use the restrooms and would have to ask others to pull their seats in etc. This lead to the noise level being very high and disturbing. Over all a very nice place just wouldn't choose it for a 24 year old man and his mother trying to relax and have brunch. It is also pretty pricey for what you got.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Calamari and lobster Mac!
    Marge
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Yummy food, good atmosphere, no wait with reservation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food that's convenient.
    NWMktgGuy
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Good food. Good service. Convenient location. Just what I was looking for to enjoy a rare night out with an old friend. The ambience wasn't particularly special and the tables were small and compact. The restaurant filled up and stayed full throughout the night. Always a good sign. I'll go back more often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Purple, good food, good company!
    noarches
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Purple Cafe in Woodinville is absolutely delicious! If you are looking for inventive food and good wine. This is the place. My husband and I double dated with some friends and had a wonderful experience. Loved the ambiance, the waitress was very knowledgeable about the wine, and the menu has great options. It is a little pricy, I recommend getting the Purple Cafe gift cards at Costco for a little discount. It is worth the extra money, though, for a special occasion. I recommend the goat cheese dates off the appetizer menu, YUM! However, if you are looking for a quiet place for a date, this is not the place. Our double date night was on a Tuesday night at 6pm and it was busy and NOISY. Come packing your hearing aids! Overall, we love Purple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful place to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food and personalized service contributed to this special evening for my husband and myself. The personable staff is extremely knowledgeable about the wines and the ingredients in their dishes. The desserts were over-the-top amazing. Kudos to the pastry chef! The dinners were delicious, albeit somewhat overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    eatseverywhereVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Not only was the menu bold and fresh, the wine list was far-reaching. Our ride back to the hotel was delayed so a staff person drove us back (in the rain)! Now, that is going above and beyond!
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 496 reviews are from the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville reviews archive.
  • Great food. Too loud.
    Jackson
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Just as good as the other locations. This one however is more compact and loud do to the space and all the concrete. I could barely hear my company.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.