Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle

4.8
4696 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 4696 people are saying
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vipQueenB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Purple never misses. The entire experience was great!

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VarunH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing Food! Service was little slow. I got my desert spoon 10 mins after getting dessert and dessert was bought alongside Mains. May be one odd day for them. Would definitely give them another try as food and ambiance is amazing. Loved their Chicken Marsala and Basil Pesto Pasta.
Good collection of reds!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Our waiter was great as well, knowledgeable on wine. They were super nice and changed our reservation time too.

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ShereenR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall it was good but not great. My boyfriend ordered a pinot noir that was great but the syrah I ordered wasn't very good or like any other syrah's I'd had. The ambience was energetic and our server was polite and attentive. However we were seated behind the reception desk and could overhear loud conversations between the staff about non-work related topics. Sort of distracting.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove all the way from Oregon to experience this incredible place and it was totally worth it. The ambiance was phenomenal, the service was impeccable, the food was delicious and the wine was top notch! We will definitely be visiting again! The wine staircase is something you could only dream of and they even did a special wine pairing for my wife! We can’t wait to go back! Thank you Purple Cafe and Wine Bar!!!

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Tyler
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great restaurant with great food. Think my server was a trainee so she was only alright but the restaurant was also very busy, so I don’t blame her. Always a good dinner at Purple

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vipChrisS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was fantastic, amazing wine list. Honestly it was their second day opened so I expected a mess, however they clearly had their stuff together. Only shared an appetizer but it was pretty on point.

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DavonB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fire! Great place!! Service was great. Food was amazing

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Marc
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Chomper
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Dessie1380
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.)

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Brunchbabe
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One person in our party had several food allergies and the waiter and chef were extremely accomodating!

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DwayneA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food experience was awesome!!! We will be returning

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Steak came out cold. Service was poor and the waitress just shrugged and offered to warm it up for me. Ambiance is great.

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Gotwine
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The folks at Purple took all appropriate Covid-19 precautions. We felt safe and well care-for.

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Gabriela
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food, cool ambiance for friend gathering or date night.

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vipKristiM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Lots of distance. Sanitizer on the table. Nice!

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Chowdown
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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DanielHD
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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sugdaddy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Nice decor service and food. The olives and the bread pudding were phenomenal.

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Friendly staff and our sever was the best. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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StaceyB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SuzanneS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting.

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ThomasW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Come here and enjoy fine food, remarkable wines and attentive unobtrusive service. Excellent experience. Will be back.

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MARS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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iVurbs
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CarlosV
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice! Try the fig pizza with balsamic vinaigrette 🙏

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for amazing experience, you guys really are doing a great job with COVID 19 social distance!

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BrizzyWinestain
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great about following all the new protocols. All tables were spread out throughout the restaurant. Staff was amazing.

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vipMona
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. As always!!

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viphillsdalefoodie
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and great drinks. Service was prompt and the waiter knowledgeable. Great wine selection as one might expect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Stunning restaurant! Best wine I have ever had!

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SanketS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried steelhead and roasted chicken. It came out good.

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vipRonK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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SpeedRacer
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place but a little loud. I highly recommend it if you don't need to have an intimate conversation.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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 4.8 stars by 4696 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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