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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.
Bellevue, WA 98004
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
NE 4th St.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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