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About Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville

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 freshest, local ingredients that change with the seasons.

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.

14459 Woodinville Redmond Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Northwest, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday, 11am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday, 11am to 10pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3pm to 6pm

Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 11am to 2pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 483-7129

Website:
http://www.purplecafe.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Free parking is available in front of the restaurant in the Hollywood Vineyards shopping plaza lot.

Additional parking is available one block south, and turn west at the roundabout.

Executive Chef:
Andy Wagenbrenner

Private Party Contact:
Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (42)
Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (29)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Casual (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Romantic (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Fun (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (16)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
People Watching (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Spicy (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Always on point, one of myself and wife's favorite places to dine out! Would highly recommend to family, friends and co-workers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was good, service was fine. It felt a little crowded with so many tables squeezed into a small space. My main complaint is the cost - too expensive! Because of the cost I won't dine here very often.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

When we arrived for our reservation the noise level already precluded table conversation and then a child upstairs started screaming and yelling continuously. It was UNBEARABLE and the manager did nothing about it even though several tables, including ours, requested to be moved. He finally addressed the issue and asked those unbelievably rude patrons to leave. It had ruined the first 45 minutes of our evening and the salted caramels he gave us at the end were nice, but not enough. Also 2 of the 4 people in our party came specifically for the quinoa salad and it was off the menu. There need to be more salad options, heavy and light.
This restaurant is always loud, but when screaming children are allowed to stay without the manager's intervention, in the evening, the whole dinner is ruined.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Made reservations for a weekend brunch here since The Commons were booked - left just as happy! We got seated right away and the food was great. The only thing that lacked a little was the service, it took 15 minutes to even get a drink order in, but it was OK. We were celebrating my birthday and we got treated to a complimentary dessert. :) Lovely experience, will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We celebrated a friend's birthday. I'm a fan of a candle in birthday desserts and Purple didn't disappoint. The food is consistently good and menu options interesting. Its a great go-to choice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Decent enough. Not great and certainly could use an update to the menu, decor, and the staff training.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were there to enjoy diner with friends and we were put upstairs where it was very loud and the service was poor. If I eat there again, i will request a floor table for sure. Also feel that the food is over priced.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went during brunch time last weekend and wasn't a fan. Expensive and the food was just ok. Will not return for brunch but will be back for dinner, love their chicken marsala.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were warmly greeted. Loved our waiter. The food was delicious!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Spicy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was great and our server Isabella was fabulous and sweet.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It’s been awhile since i’ve been at the Woodinville Purple, even though it’s around the corner from home. I’m so glad to have rediscovered the place: the restaurant was warm and intimate, not to mention the food, drink and service were great

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was mediocre. I got the short ribs and cannot honestly say it was delightful. Taste was lacking. We also got dessert which I chose the brownie. Brownie was super crunch on top. Quality/price wasn’t great.
We’ve been prob ten minutes, and sadly this round the food was lacking.
Great service though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, People Watching
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My favorite is Baked brie. It's the best. The service is great and I like the rustic looking interior design. But it's too far from where we live. We can only go there when we go up to pick up wine allotment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Not much crab in the crab roll, too much aioli.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

15 wine flights what more could you ask for.😁

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great good

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great time, great location. Sausage flatbread was delicious. Service was friendly. Will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Purple Cafe in Woodinville is reliably good, if a little noisy when crowded, as it was when we first arrived. Had a pork chop special, with pomegranate sauce and seeds, served with an outstanding vegetable medley. We have eaten there for both lunch and dinner maybe 6-8 times and have never had a bad experience with food or service. Not particularly cheap pricing, but well prepared. House wine is perfectly fine, but they could use a few more offerings in the beer department. Nothing offered on draft.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It’s always a go to place when I’m in town from California. From the baked Brie appetizer to the mushroom soup to the salted caramels...it is ALWAYS consistent and delicious!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very dark, crowded, noisy, food was good, dessert was great

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We visit Purple Cafe at least every six weeks. This weeks visit was OK, not great. I ordered the New York Strip 10 oz for $37.00. The steak was cooked and seasoned perfect, yet the cut itself was terribly fatty and tough. Not what I have come to expect from the Purple Cafe. Hopefully our next visit redeems the restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We arrived several minutes prior to our 6:45 PM reservation and were seated immediately. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The menu was creative and offered a number of interesting choices in all categories. The wine list is large and offers a reasonable range of local, regional and international selections, although the "by the glass" offerings are, in my opinion, too limited. The food was excellent, presented nicely and promptly without being rushed. I was unimpressed with the dessert menu, but that just made it easier to avoid unnecessary sweets. Parking in this location can be a bit of a challenge on busy nights, so arrive early. An overflow lot is available but not particularly easy to find at night or clearly marked.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always enjoy the menu & wine selection.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Appetizers were great but entrees were ok at best. Huge wine selection. No other alcohol.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food and the service were both excellent! Purple is definitely a place I recommend to friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Bryan, out waiter was outstanding.
Great food and wine.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I met a girlfriend here for a catch up session. Great service, the food was excellent. Even though the restaurant was very full, they sat us without delay.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Not quite what it used to be. A better green salad on the Menu would be nice some acoustic tiles on the ceiling to quiet down the noise, it’s way too loud in there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The waitress had a lukewarm personality, not overly friendly but not overly rude. I had asked for some dietary modifications which I have had before there without problem; she seemed like she was irritated at my request and seemed bothered we didn't order wine. Maybe she was thinking about her tip? We just didn't feel like having wine that night. Also, a lack of creativity that night when I had requested a protein (filet mignon) and veggies (roasted potatoes and onions) gf and dairy free. Usually the chef makes a good gf, df demi glace with the entrée. Not that night....everything was dry and tasteless. I had to ask for olive oil to drizzle on my food. All in all, it wasn't terrible but the service was lackluster as well as the food that night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great spot for just drooping in or for arranged dinner party. Excellent size options from smaller plates up to very decent and fulfilling entree portuons.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Home-run concept as always by HRG. Tremendous service, attention to detail and just the right amount of privacy. Great environment and service, amazing food. A+ all around and will be going back soon.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was actually good - I left 4 stars because the service is a little slow. It's probably not the servers but the cooking.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Yummy food, great wine!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Chicken sandwich was excellent, as was the crab sandwich. A bit noisy, but overall a good dining experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Purple never disappoints! It's a great go to place that has a great menu and great wines!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Girls Night Out for restaurant week. Thanks for accommodating an indecisive group of ladies... Our reservation changed from 6, to 8, back down to 6 and the restaurant took it all in stride... Great service, lovely wine suggestions and no issues with our group ordering from different menus (some Restaurant Week menu, others from the regular menu). Everything was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great Happy Hour. We had the house wine and appetizers and both were good. Sweet potato fries were perfect! Baked brie also nice.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My wife and I were having an evening "get together" with people who have been friends of ours for many years. We were looking for something close by that had a good reputation. All of us had eaten at another Purple so we thought we would give the one in Woodinville a try. We were happy with the food and the service. I had their meatloaf, and do not let the name fool you. This was almost like having a sirloin steak. The glaze was excellent as was the meat itself. If there is a downside to the restaurant, it can be noisy, almost like a high school cafeteria so if this is going to be a "date" night for some quiet time and conversation, look elsewhere. Otherwise, I have no problem recommending Purple for a place for a nice meal and nice wine (no hard alcohol is served there).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food and service was excellent. We had a very positive experience and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Purple is usually pretty good. The last time I went the risotto was overdone and bland, but everything else I've eaten there has been very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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