Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle

4.5
4719 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
**Effective Wednesday, August 18th we will require proof of vaccination or negative test result taken within 72 hours along with ID to dine with us. Masks are required to enter the restaurant and when not seated at a table regardless of vaccination status.**

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 most fresh and local ingredients.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 4719 people are saying
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alanb
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easy check-in. Delightful waitress. Hit and miss on the food. The crispy vegetables and duck were delish. Burger not so much.

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daisy
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at Purple. Great wine and good eats. Love the chopped salad.

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Purplemama
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine duo gave us a chance to try more than one wine. The purple chopped salad was delicious!

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jeffk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, drinks were unique and really good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had a good meal and the wine pairings were excellent and the waitress very delightful.

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CraigA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here numerous times over the years, first time back in two years and I am happy to report last night experience was 5 Star across the board.

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EmilyW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a relaxing atmosphere!

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IrinaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service and the atmosphere are excellent. The menu is short, the see-food main course option includes only scallops, no fish options.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and amazing service.

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ShelbyS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved the evening. Thank you for having us. The scallops were fantastic.

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vipPeterR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful restaurant with excellent service… But the food is not great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! The food was great, prices were great for what we got. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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debbieg
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Flavors of every dish were amazing and the service was outstanding!! Will definitely come back another time and recommend it for a special night out.

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KelM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Purple has such a beautiful interior. The spiral staircase and soaring rows of wine bottles were lovely to look at. We also scored an intimate window seat, which was lovely. The food was amazing (pesto pasta and crab mac and cheese) and the wine delicious. The staff was attentive and friendly. The only downside is that we were quite cold. I think that was just us though, as everyone else was in short sleeves and appeared fine. Perhaps it was just where we were sitting.

Also, awesome that they provide partial validation for the parking in the nearby Financial Building. Our cost would have been $10, but with their coupon was only $5.

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TammyS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent! Food and atmosphere was the perfect for a date night

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Maya
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent cocktails, food and very friendly staff. Got to speak with the sommelier and they were super helpful in explaining wines and recommending things they thought we would like. Very fun but sophisticated atmosphere with the DJ playing house music

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GinaB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Sadly I had quite possibly the worst sandwich I've had in a very long time. As a long time very satisfied Purple customer, this makes me sad. I did not complain because truly at this point, why? I have to imagine the kitchen is doing the best they can with what they have.
Looking forward to the real Purple Cafe to come back in the future

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vipLiYu
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 4 came in for dinner Sunday evening. We had reservations but were a little early. We were greeted and seated immediately. Service was outstanding! Everyone was warm and engaging. Food was fantastic! We got the baked Brie and fries that came with this delicious spicy aioli. Highly recommend both dishes. We also got the burger which was absolute perfection. The grape jam with the saltiness of the goat cheese went so well with the burger! Also got the truffle Mac and cheese and chopped salad- both were delicious. Drinks were also well made and delicious. Overall this was a great experience. Ambiance inside was so cozy with the crazy rain outside. Plus if you visit on Sunday you have a good chance of getting nearby street parking for free.

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vipRichard
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been eating at the various Purple locations for many years and miss the Kirkland and Bellevue ones, now closed. Downtown is an attractive but cavernous space with great service and a wonderful policy of no corkage on the first bottle. Salads are the stars of this fairly limited menu and I keep coming back to the Purple Chopped Salad. My NY Steak was perfect but the accompaniments weren't to my liking tonight; the puree was cold and the brussels sprouts were al dente, which makes them bitter to my palate. I like them cooked through. Service was top notch though, which is the most important thing to me and I'm sure we will return soon.

They open early for dinner, making them a great choice for pre-Kraken.

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Brinkleybuddy
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here on NYE prior to going to the theater. Our waiter was lovely and food was very good. My husband had the scallops and I had the tomato soup and chopped salad. I love wine, especially Pinot noir. I took a chance on the gamay noir and found it lacking in depth - no character. The waiter happily replaced it with a Pinot. We ended the meal with an excellent port.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bride dress shopping with my daughter and her bridesmaids. Great location and attentive service. When waiter saw the occasion he brought chocolates out since we didn’t want dessert. Very sweet!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Service was great, space is great for a date, food was sub par for the price point and other options in the area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service was great. Our waiter was nice and attentive. The food was not worth the price. It was very bland and lacked flavour. I wouldn’t go again honestly

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vipgategourmand
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Cool location. Mediocre quality food for a very high price.

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vipSBSeattle
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was really bad. Incredibly Salty and Garlicy. Would not recommend

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vipDrKoob
Seattle
236 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went there pre-concert at Benaroya Hall a block away. First thing was that our server was very cognizant of our time and asked if we had a schedule to keep or tickets to something. This is always very appreciated.

The other thing that was VERY appreciated was the COVID precautions the restaurant took. They asked for both ID and VAX cards when we arrived. The tables were spaced six feet apart. All the staff was masked as were the guests when not eating.

The food was fine. We have been to many of the Heavy restaurants all around the Puget Sound region and we like them all. They serve good, quality food and have an amazing wine selection. We keep going back so I guess we must like them.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and ambiance were just right. The host was amazing. The service however was not up to the experience. Our bottle of wine can after the appetizers were delivered. The pepper requested for the soup came after the soup was finished. Our server was kind but not on top of the service game.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went specifically for the pasta night. Two plates of pasta, bottle of wine, salad, and dessert. Can’t go wrong. Lovely night

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LaurieW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a little slow, but the waiter planned our dinner arrival nicely. He was friendly and kind. Our dinner was great! The drinks and wine paired well with the ambiance. 😄

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I drove from Portland for my birthday and made reservations here I really love the restaurant I’m definitely going to go there again when I’m in Seattle

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Trina
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Purple has been a place I have loved going in the past but this time wasn’t the same. From an underwhelming seating option and main course it was a bit of a disappointment for our Anniversary. I may go back but I will think twice.

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KristineK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Purple Cafe never disappoints! We enjoyed the delicious baked Brie and a duo of delightful rosé. Our waitress was attentive and friendly.

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vipsuzipoozie
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Downtown, it really has a place. Accessible but fine for corporate events, a well-rounded menu and moderate noise levels, which are MUCH APPRECIATED1

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vwbug
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. We shared a couple appetizers (baked brie and prosciutto/dates) that were real good. I enjoyed the wine selection. I had grilled cheese sandwich and soup that was good as well. The salad that came with the lunch was not that good and I would skip that the next time I came in.

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vipKimS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If there is a better place to eat in Seattle….I haven’t found it yet. Both the quality of food and the service, are consistently exceptional. They just don’t seem to have off days. I could go on and on about how wonderful this place is, but really, you will just have to try it for yourself! We always begin our trip to Seattle, with a visit to the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar….and with all due respect to the rest of Seattle’s landmarks and teams….it is usually the highlight!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and I appreciate the wine pairing suggestions!

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Arianna
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambience is the main sell of this romantic restaurant. Our group was impressed with the overall attention to detail and good vibes. The food is good, however, for what you get it seems overpriced. Guarantee that the lease and location make the food that expensive. A regular burger/fries is $20. Overall it was good experience and we would go again. Great date spot or place to celebrate when you want to spend some $$.

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Dahh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful facility great service staff kitchen could use some help with preparing food the way it was ordered. Medium rare does not mean bloody center for steak

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Jgreg
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great choice of wine, nice atmosphere, server was great! but overwhelmed. Didn’t see any other servers, felt bad for her because it was busy!! She handled it very well and we had lots of time. So make sure you pad your time if you are up against a schedule.

FAQs

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 829-2280.

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle is rated 4.5 stars by 4719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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