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.View Private Dining Details
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.
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.
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!
Too noise. Chairs to heavy.
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.
Shara was amazing!
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.
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!
We enjoy the restaurant and especially appreciate Ashley, who is always friendly and welcoming. She makes your restaurant better!
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.
Great place, with a great wine selection.
Food was excellent!
The food here is fantastic- I love that everything has a great wine selection to go with it. The layout and ambiance are great!
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.
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.
Slow wait staff. Chicken Marsala was a joke. $15 for parking?
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.
Open mess hall style environment that some may like. Chicken had no flavor, slow service and VERY noisy. Not my style.
Best service I've had at any purple restaurant. Food was on point as usual.
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.
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.
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.
Great as always!
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.
Consistently great food and service. Free dessert for special occasions.
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.
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!
Food was delicious. The restaurant was crowded and the service was excellent.
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.
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.
I had the oven roasted chicken with mushroom marsala sauce...EXCELLENT!
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.
Dark and romantic with phenomenal seasonal options
Love this place. Very upscale and professional. Food excellent and great service.
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.
Fun lunch with friends!
It was my birthday and we had a great time!
Service was awesome! Great experience, food and ambience
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
Great service and pairings with wines