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About Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle
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.
Seattle, WA 98101
American, Northwest, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday, 11am to 11pm
Friday, 11am to 12am
Saturday, 12pm to 12am
Sunday, 12pm to 11pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
We had a very good pre Hamilton dinner here:) Good service, good food and the prices did not make me want to cry. Amazing selection of wine by the glass. I had the lamb burger and it was fantastic. The restaurant should pay a little more attention to the bathroom facilities, it was not gross, but it was not supper clean and there is some shelving falling down in the Men's room. Also I noticed boxes of wine stacked on the really cool wine staircase/cellar centerpiece of the restaurant, which seems a little tacky for a restaurant in the high rent district.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Purple has always been on my top ten list. It can be casual or you can step it up, they don't care if you don't. Food is always great, although next time I promised myself to branch out and try some of the other specialties, but it hard to beat their chop salad and turkey sandwich for lunch.
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner this past Friday night. Our waitress was fantastic and went out of her way to acknowledge and help celebrate his birthday. We are out of towners so my selection of Purple Cafe was based on other reviews, the choice did not disappoint. Great location, great ambiance and beautiful wine tower, amazing wine selections and delicious food! Thanks for a great evening Purple Cafe!
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