Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
romaine, bacon, avocado, hard-boiled egg, tomato, blue cheese, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette
quinoa & arugula | purple chopped kale caesar | dried cherry and goat cheese
Sea Salt Caramels To-Go
Our housemade sea salt caramels are also available packaged and ready to take home with you! Add 375ml bottle of Kopke 10-Year Tawny Port - $24
Easy check-in. Delightful waitress. Hit and miss on the food. The crispy vegetables and duck were delish. Burger not so much.
Always enjoy dining at Purple. Great wine and good eats. Love the chopped salad.
The wine duo gave us a chance to try more than one wine. The purple chopped salad was delicious!
Food was delicious, drinks were unique and really good.
Had a good meal and the wine pairings were excellent and the waitress very delightful.
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.
Wonderful food and a relaxing atmosphere!
The service and the atmosphere are excellent. The menu is short, the see-food main course option includes only scallops, no fish options.
Wonderful food and amazing service.
Loved the evening. Thank you for having us. The scallops were fantastic.
This is such a beautiful restaurant with excellent service… But the food is not great.
Wonderful dining experience! The food was great, prices were great for what we got. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!
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.
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.
Absolutely excellent! Food and atmosphere was the perfect for a date night
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Everything was perfect!
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!
Service was great, space is great for a date, food was sub par for the price point and other options in the area
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
Great service. Cool location. Mediocre quality food for a very high price.
Food was really bad. Incredibly Salty and Garlicy. Would not recommend
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.
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.
We went specifically for the pasta night. Two plates of pasta, bottle of wine, salad, and dessert. Can’t go wrong. Lovely night
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. 😄
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
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.
Purple Cafe never disappoints! We enjoyed the delicious baked Brie and a duo of delightful rosé. Our waitress was attentive and friendly.
Downtown, it really has a place. Accessible but fine for corporate events, a well-rounded menu and moderate noise levels, which are MUCH APPRECIATED1
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.
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!
Good service and I appreciate the wine pairing suggestions!
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 $$.
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
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.
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.