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

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.purplecafe.com
  • Phone: (425) 483-7129
  • 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) 838-3853

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "For a bachelorette party, we had great service and were all impressed by the food. Wine flights were the highlight!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good and ambience are always great and they are pet-friendly!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere, service and ambiance - all consistently delivered."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant sits right in the midst of the wineries. Perfecct for lunch or dinner or just a cheese and wine pairing."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Amazing service from beginning to end. Had a great time celebrating a friend's birthday dinner. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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..."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Yummy food, good atmosphere, no wait with reservation."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Gorgonzola stuffed dates, calamari, steelhead, lamb chops and mini creme brûlée. Everything was perfect, seasoned well and cooked just right. We brought a nice bottle of wine and there was no corkage fee (free on 1st, $15 per bottle after; can't be on their wine list though)."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I love the food and wine at Purple, but the parking situation is getting quite out of hand. On this occasion we had to park in a lot that had an unlit dirt path leading to it from behind the building. If you want great food without the parking hassle, I recommend the Bellevue or Kirkland Purples."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our three course meal special was delightful - well repaired and well-resented. My steelhead was delicious and moist, my husband's meatloaf with mushrooms declared a winner. Our server was attentive and welcoming even though she was busy both indoors and out. The teamwork here is evident. The noise level is for us the only weak pint. Carrying on a conversation requires a loud voice. On the other hand, everyone seemed to be having a great time. This is a favorite for us."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We always enjoy visiting Purple. It is a bit pricey, but oh what great food and wine!! Definitely recommend it for date night!!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "THis is our second time to celebrate a birthday. My sisters and my 94 year old Dad have found this place to be a gem. The waitress was great both times. She gave us time to chat, eat and open gifts. We will continue to go here to celebrate our birthdays.. Their back room with the wall of candles is an intimate and very private place to be with friends and family.."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We made a reservation for Friday evening and then had an earlier event inturupted by a phone call requesting us to confirm our reservation. The call was made over an hour before our reservation to be there. My husband excused himself to return the call for fear our table would be given away. Do they not honor the reservation made via Open Table?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Purple Café in Woodinville has the charm of great restaurants that tend to spring up in wine country. The décor was country-charming. The food, great; the service, competent and friendly. This is a restaurant that I would gladly go back to."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Special occasion didn't disappoint. Great service. Loved the fireplace table."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I took a client last week to a celebratory birthday lunch. Our food was excellent, our server courteous, attentive & unobtrusive. I can always rely on Purple to impress in a quiet way. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "this is an excellent restaurant that is essentially pricing itself out of the market. we had an excellent meal lunch for 3 people no alcohol and it cost over $80 with tip a little over $30 per person that is over priced in my view for a sandwich and fries or a salad and soup. We will only return on very special occasions"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I had a friend coming from out of the state. I chose your restaurant to show her the wine country and the quaintness of Woodinville. She was very impressed and next time she is town for business she would like to bring her family with her and enjoy the area."
    Dined on 3/11/2014