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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

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Romantic (11)
Fun (11)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Great place, with a great wine selection.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 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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 (Seattle)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great as always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Consistently great food and service. Free dessert for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The waitstaff and reservation desk did a great job of accommodating our special needs birthday person. They had it ready when we showed up and served up a great meal! I will say that the noise level in this space is very high ... steel and concrete and glass and a full load of customers made it exceptionally loud in the restaurant. It didn't spoil the dinner but did make for difficulty in conversing.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Disappointed at initial reception as gal checking us in couldn't find our reservation (made 5 days ahead via Open Table). She not only couldn't find it (even though I showed her the confirm on my phone), she proceeded to argue with us that we must be mistaken; the reservation must have been at one of the other Purple locations, or have been made at Lot 3 restaurant next door, or perhaps for a different evening! Definitely not following the Nordstrom of customer service model!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was delicious. The restaurant was crowded and the service was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were celebrating two occasions, birthdays and our dear friend being finished with her Chemo. Our waiter “Shane” was so accommodating, made our evening very special.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant was very loud, the food was mediocre and the service was terrible. We got there early and the people in front of us with no reservation were seated immediately but the hostess said our table was not ready (even though there were many empty tables) so we went to the bar and after a long wait for anyone to bring us menus or even acknowledge us, we ordered food & wine. When they came to get us they said that we had to cash out for the bar items and couldn’t transfer to our bill, which is something we were told e could do when we first walked in. The hostess simply said “Well they shouldn’t have told you that.” She proceeded to sit us at a table that was empty when we walked in. We ordered another app and wine and we did not receive our wine for about 40 mins. We were at or table for an hour and a half total, mostly because of the slow service. We have been to Purple Bellevue previously and also to the two other locations and had a pleasant experience, but after this one we will not be returning.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I had the oven roasted chicken with mushroom marsala sauce...EXCELLENT!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We booked a reservation here for a double date, but unfortunately a couple of things went wrong. There was a much larger party (bachelorette?) that was taking up our waiters time, so we had our service switched a couple of times, and no one seemed to know if we had ordered or not. One waiter spilled a full glass of water over someone in our group, and not much was done besides some towels being brought over. I received the special risotto with scallops, but the scallops were really overdone, but the risotto itself was wonderful, so I didn't complain. Overall, not the experience we wanted to share with our friends, and for how much we spent, we could go somewhere else and be treated a lot better.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Dark and romantic with phenomenal seasonal options

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love this place. Very upscale and professional. Food excellent and great service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waiter made is feel very rushed, he was pushy and rude. We were ordering drinks and an appetizer and he made us feel like we were impolite by not ordering a full dinner. The experience was soured by his demeanor.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Fun lunch with friends!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was my birthday and we had a great time!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was awesome! Great experience, food and ambience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 7, 2017

Great service and pairings with wines

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 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 28, 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 26, 2017

Great service and amazing food. Will be back!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 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 25, 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 21, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by our dinners. Will return

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 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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vip
 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 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 2, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It’s good but salty.

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