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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle

4.5
3820 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Notable Wine List
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Northwest, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday, 11am to 11pm
Friday, 11am to 12am
Saturday, 12pm to 12am
Sunday, 12pm to 11pm
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Phone number
(206) 829-2280
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Harry Mills
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Private party facilities
We offer a semi-private room for up to 20 people seated or 35 for a stand-up cocktail style event. Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853
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Catering
We offer a variety of box lunches and a la carte platters; great for corporate events, parties, picnics and other get-togethers! Orders are available for pick up and we ask for 48 hours’ notice on all pick-up orders 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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University Street
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Parking details
Parking is available in the Financial Center Parking Garage located directly underneath our restaurant on the corner of 4th and University. Once on University Street heading East, the garage is on your right hand side just after 3rd Ave and before 4th Ave. Parking is available throughout the day; prices vary. After 4pm parking is $5 with validation from the front desk 7 days a week.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3820 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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vipGigi (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

When Purple called to confirm they asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. I told them that it was my husband’s birthday. Unfortunately, the caller didn’t make a note of that and they gave us about the worst table in the house. We were right by the door and had people milling around our table and despite the tenting felt the draft from outside. I continually feel that booking via OpenTable guarantees that you will get the worst table in the house.

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vipcelia (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

I always like going there, but it is very loud to have a conversation. The food is always good and so is the service.

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Critica (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Very disappointed! I have been to this restaurant on prior occasions and it was wonderful! During this visit however, the trout and pork chop were extremely salty. Purple also used to take great pride in their plating. These were not attractive plates as the food resembled a good day at Denny's. Sorry Purple, we will be seeking alternative dining options.

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Rgoldberg06 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We went for my husband's birthday. They treated us like royalty, and comped a dessert and two glasses of port wine to have with it. Everything tasted so incredible, and the wine pairings they recommended were spot on.

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vipBomberbob1950 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food as usual. Will go back again.

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AlKorp (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The ambiance was great. The appetizer was undercooked . We had the baked Brie. This is the 2nd this has happened so we will stay away from the baked Brie. The dinners were decent. There are dEfinitely better options in Seattle for the food.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Lots of variety both in food and drink options. Nice dining for pre-show but allow plenty of time since service seemed to lag as business picks up. Even so, we’ll be back.

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vipSettingiano1 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything good, except server mixed up our wine

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WarrenC (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was really tasty. Everything I had was a pleasure to the taste buds. The staff was very attentive and provided excellent service. However, this location when busy becomes cacophonous; to the point of being unable to hear what my girlfriend was saying some of the time. Another thing to note is how cold this location is, with the heavy doors opening and closing and the waitstaff unable to change the thermostat it results in a very frigid environment. If you eat be sure to bundle up! Overall I would have to rate this restaurant 3 stars out of 5.

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AattheLake (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was good, the service was great. The only place that they fell down significantly was in non-alcoholic drinks. There were house made shrubs, but other than that it was slim pickings on tea or fast food style fountain sodas (coke, sprite). If you go with a designated driver or anyone under 21 it's a problem. My daughter and I both tried a strawberry basil shrub, but vinegar drinks aren't for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Delicious food, great service. The brie appetizer is absolutely amazing!

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Rolfie (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

First time to Purple. Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We love visiting Purple whenever we’re in Seattle. This time as usual was lovely. Super nice waiter & staff. Missed Janice who was off this night.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Purple after attending a show at the 5th Avenue. Our waiter was excellent with suggestions and attentiveness. Look forward to a return visit!

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vipCatherynE (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

We had a lovely lunch before seeing Mamma Mia! At The 5th Avenue Theatre.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Dinner and a show with adult children

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was fantastic and the wine selection incomparable. Truly a great evening. Ashley was a spectacular server

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Got there about 30 minutes early and got seated right away. Great service. Great food. Need more option for desserts

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Birthday dinner

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