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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Bellevue

4.4
1004 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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Private dining
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 1004 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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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!

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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!

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

Great place, with a great wine selection.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Christopher (Portland)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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

Great as always!

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vipFoodie (Seattle)
5.0  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.

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Icky (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  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.

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CVCB (Seattle)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
1.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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AmandaJ (Seattle)
3.0  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.

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vipMolly (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Dark and romantic with phenomenal seasonal options

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  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.

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vipThadine (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Fun lunch with friends!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

It was my birthday and we had a great time!

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Michelle (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was awesome! Great experience, food and ambience

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