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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Bellevue

4.5
1027 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Northwest, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(425) 502-6292
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Enrique Reza-Moreno
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE 4th St.
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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.
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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

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.

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What 1027 People Are Saying
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 18 hours ago

The server was awesome and attentive. However, I made reservations for a party of 4 with a request for a booth or semi-private area to allow for good conversation with my party. The hostess did not grant the request, and instead sat us right next to the bar which was loud. On top of that, servers that were passing the bar kept on bumping into me, as well as my chair. This happened multiple times. I moved my chair in more so the servers can have space to pass, but yet they still kept bumping into me. No one apologized, and one server just looked back as it was my fault. The hostess seemed rude along with the other staff. Our waiter was good.

The experience was not what it used to be, as this may be the last time I will dine in this restaurant.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very loud atmosphere. Food was good. Service was average. Forgot stuff, put in order wrong....restaurant was cold and front doors were left open though it was 50 degrees and chilly out.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great venue with covered, paid, nearby parking. Good food and nice ambiance though the noise level is hard to moderate in such an open and high ceilinged setting. Beware that the service tip is already added to your total bill but not verbally communicated, making it likely one might add another tip on top of the 20% already included in the bill. Such a move could be better shown on the billing or even verbally communicated.

Tim L.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Loved it, First time was home away from home!!! Thanks I'll be back

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lobster mac and cheese is on a whole another level 💕

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food and wine pairing were wonderfully thought out. The food was delicious and the portions perfect.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Nice place to meet with friends for lunch. Good service and ambiance, I like the unique decor.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was delicious and presented nicely. Our server was friendly and efficient. Had a wonderful dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We were in Bellevue for a long weekend getaway and I had researched some local restaurants beforehand for date night. We decided on Purple and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Service was friendly and the food was amazing! If we ever make it back to the area I'm sure we'd dine here again.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Service was great. Even though there were people at every table I was still able to bear my date pretty clearly. Great atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We love Purple. It has been our go to restaurant since moving to the area four years ago. The food has always been good, and until this night, the service is usually top notch.
Our service this past Saturday was mediocre, the server had to return several times to our table regarding our cocktails. A specific vodka listed on their current menu was no longer available. The server also disappeared for great lengths of time including after bringing us the dessert menu and we had to get up to ask for our check as we had waited nearly 20 minutes from the time we had finished with dessert until we had to get up from the table and rush to catch our ride before it left. One of us had to stay to find the server to pay.

Then we discovered that Purple now automatically adds a 20% service charge to every check! Until tonight I would never have thought twice about tipping well at Purple. Very disappointed..

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My friend and I had a delicious meal. This restaurant is great for celebrating any special occasion!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Pretty pricey and certainly the main dishes were really good. Cauliflower salad was meh and kinda wilty. Wine was tasty but overpriced . It was a special occasion and we enjoyed the company but service lacks polish especially overeliance on bus boy types slamming food down on the table. Needs some improvement but overall was OK

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was great! We loved the variety in the menu as well as the great selection of wines. However, the service was slow- food came out pretty quick, but we wish our server had checked in on us more frequently.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was slow. Too pricey for the value of the food. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I love everything about Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. Delicious, creative and healthy food with interesting flavor combinations. I love it when I find a restaurant that features menu selections that I can’t easily recreate at home. Great ambiance and furnishings with sturdy rustic tables and chairs that are plenty spacious. Soaring high ceilings. Attentive and timely service. I believe this is my 3rd visit here and every time it has been stellar.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Lovely place with great ambience. Fun design. Had a wine flight which was a great way to try some different wines. Only had the stuffed figs but they were delcious. Our server was very nice and attentive. I would recommend checking this place out.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Went in for my birthday, was running late as we were coming from the other side of the boarder. I tried calling multiple times to let them know.. no answer. Finally got a hold of someone and they said it would be fine to come in even though it was closer to closing. My girlfriends and I got there, we didn’t see a server in sight for at least 5-10 mins. We apologized for running late and understood it was close to closing so we order all of our drinks and food in one go, I told the server it my was my birthday.. his response “okay”. Not that I expect anything over the top but it’s nice to be treated well on your birthday! Our server barely spoke to us the whole time, he seemed annoyed and irritated with us as if we had done something wrong. I felt very uncomfortable and almost as if we were a nusiance. I was EXTREMELY disappointed with the service and the way I was treated on my birthday, it dramatically changed the mood of the whole night. Especially because one of the reasons we came to Bellevue was to eat there and we’re vey excited. To top things off at the end of the dinner our server warmed up a little bit, and said “sooo... it’s your birthday didn’t you want a dessert or something” as if it was forced. I politely declined and we paid our bills.

Would definitely not recommend for a special occasion and would not go back.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Made a reservation early, in hope to have a good seat. We were at a tiny table near a pole and the walk in couple behind us got a window. I understand that each server has a section. Overall great experience, great server!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Too noise. Chairs to heavy.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Purple is great (food, convenient location in Bellevue, great staff). The major drawback is it is extremely NOISY. This is a definite issue in my selecting this restaurant which is unfortunate because everything else is good.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Shara was amazing!

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Not as good as we remembered it. The food was okay this time. Our server forgot one of the items we ordered but she made up for it with the free dessert.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We tried the wagyu beef and it wasn’t for us. We understand this is a high price, fancy cut of meat, but we did not enjoy it. Maybe our palates are just sub par? Otherwise it was a lovely evening and we had a great time!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoy the restaurant and especially appreciate Ashley, who is always friendly and welcoming. She makes your restaurant better!

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Big disappointment...have been a regular customer in Kirkland for years and occasionally in Bellevue...waiter took the idea of casual dress to heart...rumpled flannel plaid shirt that would have looked better in a pub or the woods...total not the Purple image. The new York steak was prepared as ordered - very rare but the cut was sinewy and had grizzle and was poorly trimmed...even the steak knife could not get through it...my dog liked it though. The fries with the steak were rubbery and cold....the competition in B'vue is keen and Purple needs to step up.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place, with a great wine selection.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food here is fantastic- I love that everything has a great wine selection to go with it. The layout and ambiance are great!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Waiter did his job well enough but seemed a little aloof and distracted. We enjoyed our food and the overall experience and would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for happy hour on valentines day. We got a bunch of appetizers, they were half off, drinks were on discount as well. The food was absolutely amazing and affordable during happy hour! Loved every dish, we will certainly be back.

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1.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Slow wait staff. Chicken Marsala was a joke. $15 for parking?

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I typically love Purple and my dish (the Lamb ragu) was great. My husband's steak was just meh. The appetizer was good but not amazing. I think if you have unlimited budget for dining and a really good bottle of wine it's a very nice place but if you want to pay under $50 for a bottle you're headed to the wrong spot.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Open mess hall style environment that some may like. Chicken had no flavor, slow service and VERY noisy. Not my style.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Best service I've had at any purple restaurant. Food was on point as usual.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Had a great lunch! Met up with a friend, and had no issues with being seated and served promptly. Our waitress was great and with just the right amount of attention - not too little, not too much. We got the lunch combo of the tomato soup and chopped salad, and both were delicious and filled me up perfectly. I have been here for dinner before, but was really pleased with my lunch experience all around.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We've had dinner at this location multiple times.
Seating: We always ask for a wall or window table - they seem to be quieter

Service: The service was okay but not great. The server could have come by a bit more.

Wait time for food: Usually the wait for food isn't too long. We ordered a steak and a burger. It took ~40 min to get our order which seemed like a very long time. We also ordered dessert (crème brulee) and it also took forever (for what it is). For entrees and dessert we were there for over 2 hrs on a Saturday night.

Food:
Burger - Husband said it was good but they forgot the onion
Steak - was cooked as ordered, needed more seasoning
Crème Brulee - Very good

Overall, it was good but the service was very slow and somewhat inattentive. He refilled my soda with the wrong kind and almost got the dessert order wrong (I caught it and corrected him). We'll be back - am thinking they were having a off-night. Maybe multiple people were out sick.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a lovely time on our date night out. Food was delicious if not terribly memorable, but a good meal is a good meal. The flavor combinations are fun and unique. The service and ambience was top notch. We adored the Creme Brûlée.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great as always!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Cool vibe, good food. I eat lunch here often, but this was one of only a couple of times that we’ve gone for dinner. Was in the mood for a comfortable local place with good food but not too fancy. I started w/my tried and true lunch selection—chopped salad and had two apps as my main course—filo wrapped Brie & tuna tartare. Both were very flavorful. Husband had beef tenderloin steak—not as perfectly prepared as what a more expensive top steakhouse offers, but it was good and portion was surprisingly big. Service was friendly and timely without being overly intrusive. Hit the spot.

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