Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle

4.5
4717 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 4717 people are saying
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vipBethW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

GO!
Great place and great vibe!!
It is must in seattle

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MarkjamesD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, great atmosphere. We had the butternut squash pasta special and it was delicious!

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VirginiaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience. Delicious Purple salad with steak. We will be returning.

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LuisR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed it. Excellent option

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Chanel
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, first time in Seattle and I’m so glad I came here for a Friday night girls dinner

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Hope
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST place for a date night. All our food was delicious!

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saraht
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We love the space and the Lion's Tale cocktails were really good, but only 2 of the 4 dishes we ordered were good. The butternut squash soup was good, and grilled caeser salad was very good, but the fries were limp and cold and the burrata was not great either. The bread served with the burrata was grilled but cold so not super pleasant. We passed on dessert and unfortunately won't come back again. We'd been a good handful of years ago and remember the food as being great on that visit. Maybe it was just an off night in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine pairings. Excellent menu in general. Lots of energy inside, music was a little loud for conversation.

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Joanne
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seasonal menu and good service

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

a great spot for a nice dinner or celebration! sommelier was fabulous and so knowledgeable. service was slow but overall had everything we needed for a great dinner! baked brie is a must order!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and all the dishes are delicious 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible! Perfect Restaurant for our wedding anniversary!

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DuaneE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter got a order wrong but was quick to recover and would accept us paying for it. We had a show to catch across the street and he made sure were out the door in on our way at the right time. Definitely, a recommend to see again.

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TimM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Purple cafe Seattle
The Cesar salad was delicious
Ordered the putanesca special which came with thick spaghetti , olives and capers drenched in oil mixed with what tasted like sour Ragu sauce , I found 1 sliver of garlic and many onions - the entire dish was incredibly disappointing for this caliber of restaurant. Purple cafe in Woodinville is the restaurant for good food !

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JeffreyM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool location. The vibe was great as soon as we walked into the restaurant. Wine selection was top notch and the food was delightful. We loved the pasta fussili with grilled chicken.

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24godessert
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent waitress who made our experience one of the best we’ve had at your restaurant. We would definitely recommend your establishment to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food3service1ambience5

The service was slow and lack luster. Appetizers sent to wrong table. Food mediocre And service very slow. I’d only return to sit at the bar for the great wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The server wasn’t very attentive and the truffle Mac and cheese didn’t have any truffle in it. The manager ended up comping us for our food to make up for everything, so that was good. Just disappointed in the experience :-/

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Cardinals
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a terrific meal and atmosphere at Purple! Can be a bit noisy but that never has bothered me.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine. Great wine recommendation!

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EddieL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 13 year business anniversary with coworkers and friends. The staff was very pleasant and the food was delicious! Definitely will dine there again.

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MRad
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Been to this restaurant many times. Never received fries that looked double-fried and a baguette felt/tasted more than a day old (just warmed up). Hope they bring back their standards again on some things. The wine was delicious and the mushroom soup remained as good as always.

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JeffP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and enough variety for different palettes but not a large menu to get lost in. The wine selection is great and the wait staff is well versed on food pairings. Great go-to spot for dinner meetings or date night. Never disappoints.

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Stacyj
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Everything we tried was delicious. Great service and ambience. The seating is well spaced out.

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Jamie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT! Better than I expected! Surprised with the 50% discount on wine after purchasing 2 bottles. Was so nice to take home 2 more bottles of the fantastic wine we enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point at this restaurant. Everyone was super welcoming and friendly. The bartender listened to my likes/dislikes and made great suggestions in regards to food and wine pairings! I love the ambiance and will definitely be returning.

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StephanieJ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was fantastic and our server was knowledgeable and very friendly! We will definitely be dining here again next time we're in Seattle!

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KarenM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely place to dine and enjoy company of others. The food was superb.

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vipRedjan
Palm Springs
38 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Purple Cafe has a lively atmosphere which is very fun. Our server was excellent-very attentive and efficient. The pasta dishes were reasonably priced and very tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most wonderful evening!
Food was outstanding!
Loved the Brie, soup and chicken.
Great atmosphere, wine and food!
Highly recommend

CS
vipColletteS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Purple and once again it was excellent! The mushroom soup and baguette was delicious! My son had the portobello mushroom burger and loved it. My husband had the vodka pasta dish with prawns and he was very happy. The wine duos are great and service was excellent! Can’t wait to return in November!

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Andre
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great and I was seated earlier than my reservation allowed which was great.

The best parts of the food was the steak and fries and mussels.

The parts I could have done without was the Mac and cheese. I’m not sure why they used lasagna as their pasta noodle. The mussels were amazing but they put pasta shells in it.

The alcohol beverages recommended to us were great as well!

Overall, I give this place a 3.6/5

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ChristineP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Nice ambiance, friendly staff.
Good range of food at reasonable price. Most of the check was two glasses of wine each of not the super expensive kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends and family! Excellent menu variety! Delicious food and drinks! We come back every time we visit Seattle!

SM
vipSeanM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the Sagely Advice. Then had the pan seared scallops with risotto. Finished with the apple dumpling. Amazing food, outstanding service, great ambiance.

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AKLA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Ordered the seared scallops and risotto. Scallops were very small and just 3 scallops were on the entree. Mostly it was a pile of risotto for a very expensive price. Another entree in our group was the burger which was not made to order and was cold. Cold french fries also. Very disappointing meal.

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SJPF
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the feel of this place and exploring the different wine duos. The baked Brie was excellent, as was the clam pasta special, and service was friendly and courteous. Hope to visit again soon!

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BreannaR
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Seattle! The restaurant is beautiful and the food is incredible! Great service as well. We were late to our reservation and they were so nice about it. Highly recommend going here!

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vipOWL1
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta dishes were amazing. Gorgonzola dates were unbelievable. Barbara was good as well. Wine list extensive and not over priced. Great staff. This is what dining was like pre Covid. Great evening. Thank you

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Princetondiner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a joint anniversary dinner with our son and daughter in law and it was perfect. My son (who is not a wine drinker) even ordered a wind flight. The food and service was excellent!

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 4717 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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