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
96 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (72)great for lunch (50)fit for foodies (47)great for outdoor dining (40)neighborhood gem (40)special occasion (36)good for groups (27)romantic (27)great for brunch (25)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (12)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (5)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite place
    Kirsten
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food was exceptional, as always. There is an amazing variety of textures and flavors in their meals. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best burger, ever
    MikeinWoodinville
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    I know the Purple is famous for their outstanding wine list and great food, but I had no idea I could get a hamburger there. It was the best hamburger I have ever had, hands down.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Woodinville Favourite
    Van123VIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Whenever we take a trip to or through Woodinville, we stop at The Purple Cafe for a special dinner. It never disappoints us. Everything tastes incredible and the service is always excellent too. Monday night was no exception. We all raved about our dinners and left feeling we need to return sooner next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Woodinville
    londonmomVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    A favorite in the area, it is always a wonderful experience at the Purple Cafe! Classy decor with iron chairs/napkin rings and the rock walls with integrated votive candles adds to the warm ambiance. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Our table for 3 had the risotto, Italian wedding soup and meatloaf. Each was impeccably prepared. Never a disappointment when dining here! Great find after a day of wine tastings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Friends, Great Dinner
    GaetanoD
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Tried a couple of new, or first time, menu items and was not disappointed. The Prawns and Fries were awesome, Brie always great and I chose a Pasta Broccoli dish that was fantastic. Very tasty! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very good
    keystone
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Service was very good but food-steak was kind of salty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM
    kaf1VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    All 3 in our party found the food was outstanding and the service even better! We ordered the Chicken Marsala, the pasta special and the Fig Pizza- nothing left on any of our plates! Our server (Lissa) was excellent!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Experience
    PaddyCake
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We were attending a wine tasting event later in the evening so we just ordered starters and a glass of wine each. My husband had the calamari and I had steamed clams. Both were excellent. We shared several spreads which were served with flatbread and crackers. Again, very good. Although the food is excellent, we feel that the service is what really puts this restaurant "over the top". We have also had dinner and been very pleased. Overall, a pleasant experience at a reasonable price. We will return when we visit Woodinville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go there for the noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Hard surfaces abound. It is difficult to have a conversation. The woman at the table next to us was holding her smart phone, playing a tune, and singing along loudly. Yet few could even hear this because it was so noisy. It could be much better with just a liitle thought given to acoustics. The food was OK - a bit too much garlic in the potatoes, and the chicken salad had more chicken than greens.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Date Night
    PilgrimTraveler
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Stopped at Purple's just for a date night with my spouse after work. We very much enjoyed the happy hour menu and house wine selection. It was great time at a nice spot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food never dissapoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Purple Cafe is always reliable when it comes to food and service!! Good job!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PURPLE PLEASURE
    GRANDMOM
    Dined on 10/31/2013
    WE GO THERE WHEN WE NEED A GOOD MENU LUNCH WITH WINE. ALWAYS GREAT!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We felt a bit rushed
    ejb14
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We arrived for a late lunch around 3:45 p ...however, when we requested to have glass of wine before ordering, the server got a bit agitated and we felt like she was rushing us. I found an Italian wine that looked good, but they would not let me try a taste of it, and told me that once the bottle was open I had to buy it, unless it had turned. I had never received that kind of treatment in a restaurant before. I decided to take a chance and then they didn't have it! After a lot of discussion, I ended up bringing in my own wine that we had bought that day and corked it (server looked annoyed now). At least that is a very good deal and a definite plus for Purple Cafe. The food was very good...experience could have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Happy Hour!
    cdoodle
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Darling husband and I went to Purple in Woodinville the other day for happy hour. Great choices on the menu. We selected delicious Bruschetta as well as Butternut squash soup and Tomato Bisque soup. We brought in our own bottle of wine. No charge for corkage which is just wonderful! Our waitress was attentive, efficient and very pleasant. We will come back to Purple again in the near future!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came in for a small meal,
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We came in for a small meal, and delicious soup and salad was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parking was TERRIBLE....took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Parking was TERRIBLE....took me 25 mins to get a parking space. Food was just ok...not good for the price
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • would go back
    taylorb444
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    The food selection wasn't as vast for my taste and our waitress was quite forgetful in bringing us our specific items. Also when trying to explain to us about different cheeses she was very misinformed as our geoup had a cheesemaker in it so he had to tell her what the other cheeses were. I would go back for atmosphere and drinks.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Purple!
    Tastebuds
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    This has got to be one of my favorite places to go. Although a bit on the spendy side it just means we don't go too often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Resteraunt week
    Tracyw
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    We were there for Resteraunt week- 3 courses for 28.00 appetizer ,entree and desert-choices were great and the portions were large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle Restaurant Week
    Tucker2VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    The appetizers (calamari and house made spreads) were good and I'd definitely order both again. For entrees, the mushroom meatloaf and braised brisket bolognaise as average at best and definitely not special. Both were relatively bland and the meat in the bolognaise had strange texture and taste. I wish I'd ordered the mushroom risotto as I've had that before and it's amazing. The deserts were salted caramel and pecan pie bread pudding and were definitely the highlight of the meal. I wish I could rate it higher, however, the entrees were subpar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining
    eatout
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Great place to dine. Warm and friendly atmosphere. The food was well prepared and served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wowwwwww!
    Roadtripper
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Food is excellent and the numerous wine flights are reasons to keep coming back. Nic the manager and CT The Sommalier made our first visit feel like we'd been old friends here for years. Got introduced to a crazy orange wine called Peasants Tears that we'd never heard of and are still talking about. Definitely a Seattle go-to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, 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.
  • Didn't blow me away, but a
    Fojo
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Didn't blow me away, but a good atmosphere, decent food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimpressed
    elisav
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    I went here for a work lunch during Seattle Restaurant Week and was unimpressed. I've heard great things about Purple and have been wanting to try it for a long time, but it unfortunately did not live up to expectations. The food was alright but not great our server was forgetful and we had to ask him a second time for things we had previously ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week lunch with friends
    Dennis
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Enjoyed the $15.00 lunch on Sunday. We got to double dip on the wine! Limited selection of wines are half price on Sundays. Good food, great value. Exceptional service. you have to have the chopped salad. The place is very loud so if you want to have a conversation during the meal ask to sit upstairs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Having dined at Purple in
    Dave141
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Having dined at Purple in he past, was looking forward to a great evening. Not so fast my friend. When our sever finally brought bread to the table of 4, there were only three pieces. Then trying to get her attention was a task. She was preoccupied by some of her friends a table near us. I'm sure they were well taken care of. Now for the food. The crab cakes were just ok, they have been better. Although the meatloaf was great, the gravy that accompanied the it tasted like someone had spilled the entire salt shaker in it. OH MY! I drank water the of the rest of the night. What is normally a great experience was mediocre at best. Unfortunately I will no longer recommend Purple to my friends or will I go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time with a friend
    suzyq
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    My best friend and I went for dinner but once we got there the appetizer menu looked so good we decided to have wine and appetizers. We tried the Baked Brie, cheese spreads, sweet potato fries, and some kind of cheese curds. Everything was so good and way too much food for just the two of us but fun to try it all out. After all that there is always some room for desert so we ordered the bread pudding and salted caramels. Needless to say we were very stuffed but also satisfied with our choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice!
    Patty
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    A great 1st time find on line. Excellent everything. Had Caesar salad with giant Tiger prawns and the goat chs & Lavosh tray. Shared a bottle of vino with a friend who had the 1/2 BLTA & 1/2 Cobb salad. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but tasty
    Debdined
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Our reservation was for 7pm on a Thursday. When we arrived we could hardly hear one another. Service and food were great, and by 8 or so things had quieted considerably. We did the $30 dinner with wine pairing ($20), and everything paired nicely. We ordered an extra appetizer because we were hungry when we arrived, but the appetizers included with the meal were delivered so quickly we really didn't need it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner, great service
    Twil01
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Some girlfriends and I went to celebrate a birthday. The Purple was lively as ever. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. My food was good. I had the mussels, which weren't as memorable as I hoped, but good. My friends had salad, one liked it the other not so much. Overall, we had fun and it was a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    DarrenPVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    The food here is always very good and today was no exception. The service was awesome as well. This is a great spot to have lunch. the sign on the door says they are remodeling this week so its only going to get better at this location !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe
    WSULaura
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Wonderful restaurant for a group of 6. The service was helpful and friendly. Go for the 3-course dinner, able to taste a lot for little.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!
    CottygirlVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    We've been going to The Purple Cafe in Woodinville for several years. We've never had a bad experience there - the food and service are always top notch..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good wine country destination
    DamayVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Nice wine list and tasty treats. Perfect stop on the wine country tour. We had 2 of the pizzas that were crispy and nicely done ( could have used a slightly heavier hand with the ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom's Birthday Lunch
    Kirsten
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Amazing food and service! I believe our server's name was Autumn and she was phenomenal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I hate review titles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    This place was a nice find in the heart of Woodinville town center. We stopped at 4 other places in the same complex to get wine, sushi, more wine, coffee and finally went to dinner. The server was nice and let us take our time to decide. The wine list is extensive and the pairings are really fantastic. The portions were modest, but people looking for huge servings are not going here either. I had the filet mignon with the green beans and had them hold the mushrooms; it was cooked perfectly. Overall, if you don't mind a bustling place and have some spare scratch (our bill for two was roughly 120 before tip) then this is a good one.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.