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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (33)
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Good for Birthdays (28)
Great for Lunch (24)
Casual (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Romantic (19)
Fun (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (16)
Hot Spot (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Business Meals (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (8)
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People Watching (7)
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Happy Hour (4)
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Authentic (3)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Underwhelming, though I should note that we are really picky when it comes to high end dining. The Woodinville location seemed to be more of a happy hour with food to match, vs. a high end dining experience. I'd say it's a good place to meet up with friends or other couples to try multiple wines by the glass. For a fine dining experience head down the road to Barking Frog

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2016

There were four in our party. We all had a different entree and every party enjoyed their choices. The cranberry chicken salad was great. My friend had the spring vegetable flatbread and the guys has the BLTA and the roasted turkey club. We will definitely come back again before an afternoon of wine tasting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 4, 2016

Good food, good wine - the perfect place to be with good friends! We particularly appreciated the waiter's humor and his knowledge of the menu - he told us he is also a bartender and we will likely come in some Monday evening just to hang out around the bar while he's working! The upstairs loft is a good choice if you want a slightly less noisy space.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 4, 2016

We were a group of four and had reserved a noon spot for a going away lunch for a colleague. Our food was a bit slow getting to us, but our server was attentive to our needs. Portions were decent, even for the $15 lunch combo.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 1, 2016

As usual this place is great. Every time we come, we are very happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We have eaten here twice, at the one in Woodinville. The dress is nice/casual. The service has been excellent both times though they were very busy. Good wine selection. Great appetizers especially the baked brie. I had the Sugo pasta one time and the clam linguine the second time. We really enjoy this place. We ate inside, but there is a nice area for eating outside that is heated if cool out. We would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2016

A little noisy at times. Too dark...made it hard to read the menu. Depending on where you sit in the restaurant you can feel cramped!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 29, 2016

It was so loud that we were moved to a table higher in the restaurant. The service was slow. Not sure if was a bad day.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Great spot for brunch!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 18, 2016

We went for Open tables. We were fortunate the weather was perfect & ate outside so I cannot really rate the ambience or noise level. Food was very good. We want to go back for brunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Pappardelle pasta was good. Lobster mac n cheese was not. The ambiance was a 0/10. Unable to converse without yelling. Had to move my chair to along side my date in order to then yell to her ear. Not energetic, loud.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 11, 2016

Fantastic service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2016

Every time I come to Purple, I enjoy it a great deal. Food is great, wine is great, service is wonderful!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Ask for Mitch, who is a wonderful waiter at Purple in Woodinville.
Terrific service and a great smile.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The only issue in what was an otherwise great experience was that it was a busy Saturday afternoon and there was no parking available. My guest has trouble walking and it was of concern.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2016

We were given excellent service and we will be back for sure. It was a little loud, but worth it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2016

We were so disappointed with Purple Woodinville. The service was subpar. The food was not as described. Unfortunately, it was such a bad time we won't be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 23, 2016

Conveniently located close to a number of wineries. Good food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Excellent meal, one of the best we have had in a long time. This will be one of our favorites from now on.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Love all the Purples but this one is my favorite. The loft gets very warm so opt out for sitting at the bar. food is always wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Purple is a good basic restaurant. Food is well prepared-interesting menu. Service is always excellent

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Excellent food and of course, wine selection.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Recent visit was for happy hour. Very nice selections between happy hour and regular menus. Attentive service in a nice atmosphere.
Always a treat.
Only negative is the parking, which often is non-existent due to the popularity of the "wine country". Have cancelled reservations and gone elsewhere after spending 15 minutes looking for somewhere to park.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2016

I have been to the Woodinville Purple many times, and it has always been reliable. However, on this visit it was awful. I decided to splurge on a $19.95 lobster roll with fries. The bun was fresh and lightly toasted, but the rest? The sandwich was stuffed mostly with shredded lettuce and barely topped with a tasteless lobster salad, containing very little lobster. To make matters worse, the fries were mostly over-fried remnants from the bottom of the fry basket. Even a fast food restaurant can put out a decent French fry. We also had to flag down our waiter to order a second glass of wine. Hopefully it was just a bad Purple day, because it's always been a nice restaurant location whether you're biking the Burke Gilman trail or taking a break from wine tasting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on March 15, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Purple! Not only was the food delicious, but the service was excellent as well. Our server was extremely knowledgeable about the wine list and made very helpful suggestions. Everything about this restaurant is top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 14, 2016

Food was great, service was terrible. Terry disappeared for long stretches, took nearly 30 minutes just to get drinks. We had three preteens with us and she acted as if she couldn't understand a word they said. Treated them disrespectfully. Cleared the table one person at a time so that process took 20 minutes. Long story short 2 hours and 15 minutes for an entree and dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 10, 2016

My party of 8 was placed at two tables and we needed a third. We had some big guys with us and we were tight. Asked for a bigger table and was told couldn't do it. Our server noticed and did her best to make sure we had a nice experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Dinner on the way home couldn't have been better. My wife had the New York Steak cooked medium and it was perfect! She's not a big fan of the Haystack Potatoes. But, I noticed there were none left...
I thoroughly enjoyed the Chicken Marsala with garlic mashed potatoes that were fantastic with just enough garlic to enjoy and the carrots were so tasty I would have been happy with those as my meal on there own. She tried the house Chardonnay followed by a Red Blend and I had a Chennin Blanc.
This was all topped off with the
Brownie Sundae. Nothing left to say except... Awesome!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 27, 2016

I ordered the special of the day-french toast. 2 pieces that were nice and custardy with side of bacon, a small sauce dish of compote, no butter or syrup, and whip cream=$18. i love french toast and this was good, but not $18 good. it took forever to get our drinks and we were there early before it got busy. food came out quickly and nice ambiance. i'd save this for special occasions because of the price and price/for the quality of food i'll stick with it's sister restaurant the commons instead.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 24, 2016

Great service and food. Our service really went above and beyond. We were in and out in less than an hour and that included appetizers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 22, 2016

Purple Café is one of our favorite date night places. On this particular night we took my husband's family to dinner and the food did not disappoint. Their new duck entrée was probably one of the best I've ever ordered at a restaurant. It was right up there in invention, technical ability and taste with Tom Douglas. We did have some difficulties with our server however after filling out their review card the manager called me the next day to find out more information and apologize. She even insisted on sending a gift card to make up for it. I was really impressed with the phone call and their desire to improve service. They have definitely won us over, not only with their great food and ambience, but with their care about how we are treated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 21, 2016

We had brunch here and everything was great! They also brought over caramels with a candle on the plate because we had a birthday in the group.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 20, 2016

My husband planned a trip to Woodinville for my birthday and it included staying at the Woodinville Lodge, but we did not want to eat at their restaurants, we opted for reservations at Purple up the street. We made reservations about 2 weeks in advance, for an early table at 6:45pm and when we arrive the place was completely packed! Every table taken, and there might have been one or two tables outside open, but not for long. It was so fun to be there, and enjoy the food being served to other tables got us excited for our dinners. They were both amazing! I had the Pancetta Wrapped Sea Scallops and my husband had the Filet. At the end of dinner, our waitress brought over 3 amazing fresh chocolate covered caramels one with a candle, on the house. Great experience. Third time I've been there, will always go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 20, 2016

I recently went here on Saturday for lunch after seeing their awesome Lobster Mac N Cheese on the menu. When I asked the waitress why it wasn't on the menu, she advised me that this is only on the lunch menu on weekdays not weekends. She kindly offered to check with the kitchen if they would make it for me and they did and it was as awesome as I had hoped. Great experience, super friendly staff I will return with my friends from Australia soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 19, 2016

We have a wonderful experience! Our server was knowledgeable of both the food and wine menus and was very aware of our time to make sure we were finished in time to get to our movie.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 18, 2016

We love it here and this visit enjoyed the spinach salad and shrimp with fries (subbed veggies). The staff and chefs always work to make it a great meal!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 17, 2016

Excellent evening! Delicious food and wine!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We made reservations early and both Open Table and Purple Cafe were good about confirming. Our waiter, Tony, was very nice, helpful, and professional. The food was very good as usual. The fries with my veggie burger were a bit greasy but otherwise a nice plate.

The hostess' at the front did not acknowledge us upon leaving but were polite upon arrival.

Overall, a good evening at a nice cafe.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Went for Valentines Day brunch and they sat my partner and I at a back table even though we had a reservation. Walk-ins were seated in the window if they were man and woman couples.
Our server was very nice, the food was great, but I am not used to feeling like I'm being put in the corner. May think twice about going back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Our dishes were delicious. We are never disappointed when we dine there.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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