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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (69)great for lunch (50)fit for foodies (47)neighborhood gem (41)great for outdoor dining (38)special occasion (36)romantic (27)good for groups (24)great for brunch (23)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)Show More
  • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 504 reviews are from the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville reviews archive.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Excellent as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Original Purple
    KateB
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Evening
    JandwVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High Class Dining
    Purplenvy
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We always enjoy visiting Purple. It is a bit pricey, but oh what great food and wine!! Definitely recommend it for date night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place to celebrate
    Marsha
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We made a reservation for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Country
    BillLamond
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Purple always delivers
    Cinderellaski
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Special occasion didn't disappoint. Great service. Loved the fireplace table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    AmorahR
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT but over priced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted to Impress
    Jan0grade
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly an enjoyable experience
    Tony
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This was our first time at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Woodinville, and it was a perfect choice for a very special occasion. I made the reservations the night before using OpenTable, and I am glad I did since the place was packed, but we were taken right to our table without a wait. We each chose one of the three-course fixed price menus and could not have done better. The meal, the wine, and the service was outstanding. We truly had a lovely evening and look forward to coming again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food...
    carozyx
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Horrible parking situation. Plan to spend a lot of time finding parking. Food was AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food in a great atmosphere
    AnneP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Excellent choice for a nice meal, even for a foodie , without a lot of fuss. The atmosphere was casual , comfortable bistro style. Excellent wines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good meal after wine tasting
    George
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had great appetizers after wine tasting in Woodinville.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great as always
    MWWW
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The food was great as always but I thought the service was a bit slow. it was an uncrowded weeknight and there seemed to be a long lag between waitress visits. It took about 20 minutes to get the bill, pay for it and get the check returned to us for signature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Online reservation deficiency
    Scotty
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made our reservation online and arrived at the Woodinville site with our reservation in hand. HOWEVER, there was NO record of our reservation on the computer at the Woodinville restaurant. It was explained that (1) we would be taken care of and seated (and we were!), and (2) it was not our fault but the fault of the online reservation process. Please repair this! We love that place, plan to go back many times and will again find it very convenient to be able to make reliable online reservations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Color me Purple
    KAVH
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I am a huge fan of all of the Purple Cafes...Kirkland, Woodinville and downtown Seattle. The food and wine are awesome, service is usually great, scene is hip and happenin'. This is not a place to go for a quiet conversation as the restaurants are "cavernous", cold and the chairs give you an upper body workout when you move them. In spite of that, it is one of my fav restaurants and I love to go there with friends. While not very scenic, I love the outdoor dining at Kland and W'ville locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Pre-Valentine's Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Purple had amazing specials ready for Valentine's Day, in addition to their already amazing regular menu. Our server was friendly, efficient, and checked back with us just the right amount. I highly recommend Purple, at any of their locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reconnect
    xctrack987
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    This is a great spot where you can find good food and drink. This restaurant allows you to reconnect with that special someone if it's been awhile since you've had a date night, even if you're married like us. You can never go wrong with a date night when you know the food you are being served is fresh and has been prepared well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Use To Be Much Better!
    Disappointing
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Not sure what has happened to the Purple in Woodinville, but the food is not very good especially for the cost. The last three times I've eaten there the food was average at best and boring. Many years ago they had a pork tenderloin with a reduction sauce that left your mouth watering! The Tillicum salad was flat not because of the apples, walnuts and Tillicum cheese but the mixture of greens were wilted and non flavorful. The Crab Mac and Cheese was dried out. Our server was outstanding along with the other staff. We will not be going back for dinner but maybe the Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Colts
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Waitress was very friendly and even changed one of the wines in our sampler (wrong phrase) so that we could get one special one we wanted. Meal was delightful Medium Upscale (jeans and nice shirt ok) - good for not an every day occurrence, but yet doesn't have to be a only once or twice a year place either.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meeting old friends and this
    ladies
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Meeting old friends and this was a perfect choice. Food was good and the service was amazing. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine Country Convenience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Purple was as discussed by friends. Large menu, pleasant service, decent food and a good spot to "fuel up" prior to tasting wine. Not recommended for Foodies, this restaurant is dependable for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall old and fresh
    FoodNfriends
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Salads were fresh, creative and delicious! We had dates stuffed with goat chese for our appetizer -very good. It was a great place to meet some old friends for dinner. Pass on the calamari it was good but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine, slow service
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    It was very busy, but it took a very long time for our waitress to take our order and bring us a glass of wine. We were there to visit and catch up so it was not really a problem, but could have been. The menu includes starters, sandwiches, salads and entrees that pair well with their amazing wine selection. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We split appetizers and an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We split appetizers and an entree, chicken Marsala. Probably the worst chicken Marsala we have had. The Marsala sauce almost seemed to come out of a package what little there was of it. Chicken was ok but pretty dried out. We enjoyed the Bruschetta and the olive tapenade spead. Not a memorable evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic