Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle

4.6
4705 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 4705 people are saying
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DimaZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The food was bad.

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vipRIckS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Food too salty, I’ve had better clam chowder from a can.
Burger was excellent, wine was a good pour.
Fisherman stew was almost inedible.

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ellenv
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite all time experiences. We love wine and our waiter was so knowledgeable and engaging. Food was spectacular. Thanks again for a wonderful meal!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for getting together with a friend - good food, wine, and service.

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vipAndie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance

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Jebehe
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most amazing time! We went to celebrate a dear friend and it perfect.

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vipColletteS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Food is always delicious, great drinks, awesome ambiance, and excellent service!

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Villager
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Purple Cafe and the ambiance and menu were both great! Will definitely return!

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Frequentdiner
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Server took a long tome to come say hello, wine flight was very slow to arrive (as in it came 5 minutes AFTER our appetizer that we ordered at the same time).
Calamari has a strange seasoning on it but was very nicely cooked.
Brussel Sprout Hash was delicious , the truffle mac and cheese was good, and the impossible burger was served like a sandwich on sliced bread and was just OK

Server didn't seem very knowledgable and told me one of my pinot noirs was "French" when I asked the name she didn't know nor did she offer to find out.
We sat with dirty plates for a while, someone other than our server finally took them away and we asked that person for the bill as we were very ready to go by then.

Purple was a much better last time we were there two years ago but will give it another chance next time we are in Seattle,

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PhillipandWoife
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to go back. Helen was our server and steered us expertly towards perfect dinner and wine choices. The space itself is beautiful, with soaring 30 foot ceilings and windows with a centerpiece bar and spiral staircase wine tower. Very spacious. Gorgeous lighting. Great place for date nights, especially if you're like us and like a little energy in your surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipMichelleM
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love coming to this restaurant in downtown Seattle. Always consistent food, great wines and good service.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We sat on the first floor against the wall which reduced the overall noise. The central spiral staircase is beautiful.

JM
JustinM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Restaurant week food was very good, we had the duck and the Salmon, only complaint was the restaurant was a bit cold temperature wise

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Fran
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I had while I was in Seattle! Also is decently vegan friendly

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Mario
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of choices on the menu. Excellent wine choices too.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent multi-person table service and a charming lead server. The food was as I expected: classic, familiar takes done with skill and care. I still find the chic-cathedral vibe to be a little too scene-y, but that has always been the nature of the place.

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vipRichieB
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place. Great decor. Felt like you needed to know someone to get a good table even though many were empty and remained empty the entire meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Went there for the duck dinner during Seattle restaurant week and at 8:30pm they were sold out! I had to settle for salmon. Poorly planned event and was somewhat lured in by a prospective meal.

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VirginiaS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fav restaurant!!!!

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RobertW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night dinner with my wife. Really nice to see the restaurant busy and the downtown vibe picking up. We got this Seattle!

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vipLiefteeten
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service, love the wine duos, beautiful airy space that’s always at a pleasant low buzz with artsy professionals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was superb!! Seriously one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Both of us picked pasta dishes, one with chicken, one with steak. The wine was great too. And not too pricey either, would highly recommend and def return next time we’re in the Seattle area! :-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue una gran experiencia para cerrar unas vacaciones atrasadas. Un lugar único, original, con comida de excelente calidad y muy buen surtido de bebidas.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant! First off I love the interior! Giant windows letting in natural light, it was a rainy night so it fit the dim lighting. Our server was friendly and attentive. Food was EXCELLENT but dessert was even better! For my boyfriends birthday they offered a complimentary dessert. He chose the bread pudding which I was reluctant to try since I don’t normally like it and this was like nothing I’ve ever had! I would go back just for the dessert🤤

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience5

Grill broken, didnt offer after dinner drinks/dessert. Just brought check.

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CourtneyM
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food and great choices for wine. The wine duos are a great option!

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vipBethW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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MarkjamesD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
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 on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LuisR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed it. Excellent option

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Chanel
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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saraht
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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.

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 4.6 stars by 4705 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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