Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
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
apricot preserves, caramelized onions, candied walnuts, grapes and housemade crackers
lacinato kale, romaine, multigrain croutons, grana padano and caesar dressing
romaine, bacon, avocado, hard-boiled egg, tomato, blue cheese, red onion and balsamic vinaigrette
Fire! Great place!! Service was great. Food was amazing
Purple Cafe is our go-to for special occasions and/or delicious food, but this year on our Anniversary they really spoiled us. Thank you sooo much PC for the continued amazing service and making our night even more special.
The food was great. The sommelier had some great suggestions and we tried two great wines based on his suggestions. The food was really great. Appetizers were all amazing . Can’t wait to go again.
A very pleasant dining experience. The food was creative and delicious, with usual offerings too (like french dip sandwiches). Great service. Quiet atmosphere and able to carry on conversation easily. Very good wine selection. Looking forward to the next time.
Had a great dinner for 2 here. Food was delicious, restaurant was spacious and classy, with an impressive wine list. (Love the duo wine option!) Would definitely come back again. (I felt very safe dining here.)
One person in our party had several food allergies and the waiter and chef were extremely accomodating!
The food experience was awesome!!! We will be returning
Steak came out cold. Service was poor and the waitress just shrugged and offered to warm it up for me. Ambiance is great.
The folks at Purple took all appropriate Covid-19 precautions. We felt safe and well care-for.
Great service, good food, cool ambiance for friend gathering or date night.
Great service and food. Lots of distance. Sanitizer on the table. Nice!
Tempura fish was excellent. Light crispy coating, very warm silky cod on the inside. Friends enjoyed chicken Marsala. Noise level was low unlike pre Covid times.
What a treat! We were so surprised when our host walked us up the wine tower to our secret seats inside the top! We went to celebrate our two year anniversary and had the time of our lives! Such good hospitality and great food and wine.
Great find. Nice decor service and food. The olives and the bread pudding were phenomenal.
Pete was our server for the evening. I must say of all the times I've visited I'm always blown away by the food quality and service. I can't say enough good things about Purple Cafe, it's a go to for special occasions!
Didn't care for the fish and chips thought the meal was over priced, I did manage to taste the chicken marsala was amazing. The decor was good just the right amount of fancy. Tried the sauvignon blanc Kerloo Cellars love the crips and slightly bitter taste.
Wonderful experience. Friendly staff and our sever was the best. Highly recommend this restaurant!
We had not been out to a sit in restaurant since COVID. The food was great, but what really sold me was the care taken to ensure social distancing, the staff was focused on safety and still have five star service! Great experience.
Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting.
Come here and enjoy fine food, remarkable wines and attentive unobtrusive service. Excellent experience. Will be back.
We visited Purple for our anniversary this year, and were treated so well by the staff, who took special care to make us feel welcome and ensure we had a delightful time. Outstanding service, and delicious food. Will certainly visit again soon!
Great date night spot. They are super careful with all the necessary COVID-19 protocols so you can feel safe dining out. All the main plates are good, but the best thing to me is the baked Brie appetizer.
Great choice! Try the fig pizza with balsamic vinaigrette 🙏
Thank you so much for amazing experience, you guys really are doing a great job with COVID 19 social distance!
Everyone was great about following all the new protocols. All tables were spread out throughout the restaurant. Staff was amazing.
Great service. As always!!
Excellent food and great drinks. Service was prompt and the waiter knowledgeable. Great wine selection as one might expect.
Amazing service! Stunning restaurant! Best wine I have ever had!
Tried steelhead and roasted chicken. It came out good.
We visited Purple right after the pandemic was formalized. The food was fantastic as always and the service top notch. It was a Saturday night and the restaurant was almost empty and so I think it is going to be a challenging time economically for them. I would recommend them most highly and wish them all the best.
We went here for a friend bday dinner. Service was very slow. The steak was cold and undercooked. When they brought it back out it was better, but the whole table had already finished by the time I got my meal and the servers started bussing the table so after 4 bites my plate was taken away to get boxed up. No body acknowledged that we were celebrating a birthday and over all we all left very disappointed.
Great place but a little loud. I highly recommend it if you don't need to have an intimate conversation.
While I do love the Purple Cafe, and service was good, the food left much to be desired. The roast beef sandwich was cold and I left most of it on my plate. When the desert menu came out, there were only a few items and none that anyone at the table (5 people) wanted so we went elsewhere.
Purple Cafe has always been a popular restaurant, from inception in Woodinville. And rightly so. Excellent food, amazing wine selection, and a staff that can help to choose a wine that pairs with your meal. In our price range, we had an amazing Bordeaux (left bank) that went with our meal perfectly, and chosen by our server. Fantastic.
I was in Seattle for a conference and a local friend said I HAD to experience Purple. I had no idea the treat I would be for. I'm pretty particular about service and I have to say we experienced some of the best service I have EVER had in a restaurant. We were celebrating my friend's birthday and they brought us champagne to celebrate. Then we had amazing wine flights and wines specifically paired to our meal. The scallops were out of this world! To top off the meal, we ordered the homemade caramels. OMG. I live in California and want to fly my husband up to Seattle for the weekend just to take him to Purple. It's an AMAZING experience.
The purple chop salad was very good. I recommend ordering the full size.
It was okay, but I wouldn't recommend it or return.
Three things always come to mind - ambiance, food, and service. Here, you're paying a steep premium for ambiance and the downtown location, but the food and service are lackluster given the expectations and price, and you can easily find something smaller, better, and cheaper.
I enjoyed the ambiance - there's a huge, multi-floor, cylindrical wine rack in the middle of the restaurant, and as we were walking in we saw someone exiting the wine rack through a door built into the shelves on the second floor. Pretty neat!
It's dark without being too dark, nicely appointed without being overly fancy or excessive, and seems to have its own distinct character. In short, stylish, but relaxed.
But, it's also larger, seats a significant number of people, and you're going to have noise from all those tables. The tables are appropriately spaced and not jammed together. It's appropriate for a casual date or funner night out, and not so much for a quiet, intimate, or romantic evening.
It falls down on food and service.
The cocktails and drinks were standard. Nothing blew us away, which is an issue at a nice wine bar. These days it's not hard to find exceptional wines, and curating a consistently great selection is very doable - but we didn't experience that here.
The food had a few great highlights, like my scallops being top notch, and a fantastic hard-bread as part of an appetizer, and some other individual pieces from each dish. But overall the dishes were the epitome of food trying to be classy without being done well. You can have a fancy menu, but if you don't execute well...it's still "meh" food.
The service wasn't bad, but not what I would have expected. It goes back to size - they're serving a lot of people. We had a rotation of 5-ish people helping us instead of 1-2. At certain points we joked that we had been forgotten, and we even wondered if our dessert order was unwelcome. And again - at a place
Highly recommend the “Wine Bar Experience” menu. Staff were welcoming and service was prompt despite every table being occupied.
I hadn't been to Purple in a couple of years. I went with a male friend of mine who is visually impaired. The waiters, staff, and other customers were courteous and friendly. We both had the lobster mac & cheese and it was fantastic.
Great location, food and service! If you are looking for an elevated meal with amazing wine pairings, this is the place for you.
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 829-2280.
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle is rated 4.4 stars by 4688 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.