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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Bellevue

1004 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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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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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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 1004 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

Simon (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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 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 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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place, with a great wine selection.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 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.

LocalDiner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 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.

Christopher (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

Natalie (Seattle)
4.0  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.

vipKona (Seattle)
4.0  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.

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great as always!