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About Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Bellevue

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.

430 106th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Northwest, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday, 11am to 10pm
Friday, 11am to 11pm
Saturday, 12pm to 11pm
Sunday, 12pm to 9pm

Happy Hour: Daily, 3pm to 6pm

Cross Street:
NE 4th St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 502-6292

Website:
http://www.purplecafe.com/

Catering:
We offer a variety of box lunches and a la carte platters; great for corporate events, parties, picnics and other get-togethers! Orders may be picked up at any of our restaurant locations and delivery is available throughout the Puget Sound. We recommend placing all orders with a 48 hours’ notice to ensure availability. Large orders may require additional lead time. We are available to place phone orders or answer any questions Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Please call 206.855.6118.

Parking Details:
We offer 4 hours of complimentary, validated parking in the Bellevue Towers Parking Garage when you dine at Purple Bellevue. The parking garage can be accessed from both NE 4th Street and 106th Avenue NE. Many local garages also offer $5 parking evenings and weekends.

Executive Chef:
Enrique Reza-Moreno

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Between Purple Cafe, Lot No. 3, and Cast Iron Studios, our "Bellevue Corner" offers a wide variety of group dining experiences. From large tables between towering wine walls, multiple private options, and full buyout opportunities of all three venues, we can accommodate groups of 10 to 500.

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Bellevue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Fun (17)
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Good for Birthdays (16)
Special Occasion (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Romantic (14)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Casual (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Tapas (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We had an awesome experience here in Bellevue. We often visit the Seattle location. We wanted to try somewhere different and was not disappointed!! Loved the Bellevue location! Loved the people and the menu! Loved the shrimp and frites. It’s not at the Seattle location and was very delighted to see it on the Bellevue menu! Loved our server! She was patient and kind. We had young one with us and she was great! We will visit again!
Sandra and Trevor Davis

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service and pairings with wines

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

You know what you're going to get at Purple: great food and wine; cool, industrial, iron-and-concrete vibe. It's also incredibly loud.

I can recommend the duck breast, too.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our experience was wonderful, though the cherry on top was the excellent service and expertise of Christian, the Sommelier, gave us exceptional recommendations and was just spot-on all around! Will definitely come back

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great service and amazing food. Will be back!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was very good. It came out hot and very flavorful. The service was another issue. We ordered cocktails and wine and appetizers to start. The appetizers came to our table at least 5 minutes before the drinks arrived. When I mentioned to our waitress, she smiled and spun it to be a good thing. At the time she took our main course selection, we had finished the appetizers (dirty plates all over the table), she took our menus, but did not pick up the used plates. I flagged her down next time I saw her to take away the dirty plates. She was not on the ball at all. I rarely leave a small tip, this time 10% ONLY.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service was great. Burger on the menu has changed. Not as good as it used to be. Also salad selection is not as good. Used to have a kale and ancient grain salad. Food just ok.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by our dinners. Will return

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food great- not the best service. Waiter gave us the wrong wines for the table and luckily my husband has a great palate and recognized and gave me the merlot that was handed to him instead. We only ordered starters to share versus other tables with larger tabs and our waiter as a result gave us the short end of the service. Food and ambiance good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Soup came cold and wrong salad. Too bad I really the food in the woodinville spot tho.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is artisan and the restaurant is unique and brings you to a whole new level of trendy dinning. Their wine list is insane and I like the recommendations they suggest with every dish on the menu. The flights of wine were fun and the meat and cheese were delightful. The service was fantastic and the servers were very knowledgeable with the wine list.
my only compliant: I have to drive 2 hours from canada to seattle to dine at my fave new restaurant. Purple cafe come to canada!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Wine flight selections are superb! They’ll even custom one for you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It’s good but salty.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I came here on a date with my boyfriend for Seattle Restaurant Week and was VERY impressed with the food! We loved everything we got! All 3 courses. Delicious!!!!! Zero complaints. Our waiter was friendly and got our orders right, BUT he was definitely slammed. I think they were under staffed? Or unexpectedly busy? Because we waited a long time for our first drinks and appetizer... Then waited 20-30 minutes for the main course and another 20 minutes for desert. Luckily we weren't in any rush but I did not like the long wait between courses. Overall though, we enjoyed our time and will definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Server was great! Food was delicious but the lights kept being brightened & darkened, which was funny but a little weird. 🤣

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We came for a group birthday dinner. The service was friendly & fast. The food was very good. What I appreciated most was that we did not feel rushed. Our medium sized party stayed and talked quite a while after we were done dining and did not feel like we were being rushed out or anything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Pretty mediocre food. Ambience was energetic and fun. Service was so slow we wondered if our waiter had quit.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Love the Seattle Restaurant week offering by Purple. The Risotto with chanterelles was out of this word in the perfect creamy texture. Two of us ordered the prix fixe menu for lunch, with all different choices and split everything like a wonderful tapas treat. Too much food for $18pp for sure.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Went to Purple for an early dinner. It happened to be Seattle Restaurant week and their menu was great. My daughter ordered the mushroom risotto and I ordered the steak and we shared. Both meals were fabulous. The appetizer and the desserts were also wonderful. I also love the extensive list of wines that I can order by the glass.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bring back the Old Purple Chop! The new Putple chop was ok but not like the old

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Server was nice, the food took forever, we were there over 2 hours. I ordered the duck, it was ok, nothing special, undercooked a little, my wife had the Lamb which was really good. We ordered desert and waited another 20 minutes, we were brought some desert wine that we didn't order and waiter came over to us and said it was on him for our food taking so long, which was nice

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Met up with some old friends. We wanted a quieter spot so they put us between the wine racks at a 4 person table - PERFECT! We had great conversation and were well attended by our server. Noise level in the main dining room is loud so go for the wine racks. Food was well prepared and excellent. Anything that wasn't right the server made good on it. PArking was fre with the stamp from their garage, but get there early for a spot and have a reservation for your table also.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food and wine are good, our server was kind of clueless though and wore 1000% too much cologne.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The waitress was NEW but very nice. She helped with the menu because they just change it, when she didn't know she asked to the kitchen chef. Always a good place

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was too expensive and the noise level was awful!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Dinner for two - Halibut was very good; Duck was too under-cooked although I specifically asked for "well done, no pink" - ate around the edges, took home, completed cooking , and enjoyed next day; duck entree needs a more substantial side than just lentil peas - I was still hungry after dinner. Entree portions were too small for the prices.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The lunch menu portions were very small. The food at Purple is always very good, however, I wish I had just ordered off the regular menu, rather than the much menu.

The noise level in the Bellevue Purple is very high, compared to their wonderful Woodinville location.

So color me disappointed with what should have been one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was a little slow, though the restaurant wasn't that busy. Husband loved his fish & chips. $10 for a bloody Mary in a mason jar with minimal garnishment - watch out! Blta and tomatoes soup was perfect 4 a rainy day.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I arrived early and the doors were open: however, I was told by the hostess : ‘we open in 10 minutes’. It seems that there should be a place to sit and wait; particularly if the doors are open. The chairs outside were cabled.
The menu is commendable and the food was good.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was my first time there food was very taste and dessert was totally awesome.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not impressed with the front staff/hosts. Not friendly. Should not leave the front door open and seat people in direct draft.

Tags: Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had dinner at Purple Bellevue for our 27th wedding anniversary. I had won a $125 gift certificate to Purple as part of a raffle recently, so decided our anniversary would be a good way to use the money. Food was really good. The heirloom tomato salad, which we shared, was fresh and tasty, really loved the basil, kalamata olive spread that was served with it. Our entrees were also very good. Noise level was a little bit of a challenge, as I had a hard time hearing the waiter and my wife and I had to speak louder than normal to communicate. All in all a great meal in a trendy place. We definitely would consider coming back.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love purple, but our server was really bad. We were there 20 minutes before our server came for our first drink. Everything just took incredibly to much time. A shame since we normally love our time there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Purple - great food, and service was very good. For lunch, they are efficient and quick!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were greeted even before entering the restaurant. The service was very good and were attentive. The food we had was great, and the wine we ordered was nice and served at the precise temperature.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent food - many of our guests were new to Purple and they loved it! The noise level was a bit loud for lunch and we had a hard time talking to each other. The server was attentive and knowledgeable.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It wasn't crowed so that was a good thing. Regardless, noise level is not a good thing. Turkey club tasted like maybe it was bad but could have been what else was on sandwich itself. Tomato soup was just ok. Loved the grilled cheese. Cobb salad was delicious. Would be good to serve with steak knife if you order flank steak to top the salad.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Scott the sommelier was back from vacation which made the evening even better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

loved the quinoa black bean bowl; service was just ok- waitress didn't seem to know the menu well. great modern decor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Had a lovely date night here. My husband had the Halibut entree which was delicious and I enjoyed the Chicken Marsala entree.
Our server was attentive but not overbearing. I would happily recommend this location.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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