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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar - Woodinville

4.5
1194 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Northwest, Wine Bar
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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
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Phone number
(425) 483-7129
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andy Wagenbrenner
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Private party contact
Private Events Team: (206) 838-3853
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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.
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Neighborhood
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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.
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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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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Filet with Umami butter is insanely good.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Everything about the food was good until my dish arrived with 5 small shrimp. I expect more from a high end restaurant. Argentina has some awesome shrimp that are very affordable, hint, hint. Maybe quality isn’t that important to Purple. Yes, I was disappointed, especially for the upcharge for the shrimp.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

OpenTable reservations at 2pm, arrived shortly prior, finding a very, very busy restaurant and hostess. Several minutes after checking in, and standing with my mom, basically in the small entrance area and adjacent to unfortunate customers whose table is near the entrance, another Host or Waiter asked who he could help next. I stepped forward, mentioned I had reservations for 2 at 2pm. The Hostess quickly turned from assisting another, said "I've covered that", and the newer Host led us to our upstairs table. I was surprised to only see 2 other tables occupied, of approximately 7 upstairs. Unsure why we had to wait.
Irregardless, the inconvenience was forgotten as soon as our waitress, Riley, came to our table with a cheery, friendly persona. She allowed mom and I to chat, and did not act bothered at our delay in ordering.
I did not receive any resistance when asking for turkey on the chopped salad, and mom's veggie burger looked very good within a toasted bun. Cutting the burger in half made it more manageable to eat for her. Both dishes were good flavored, and adequate portions.
Having dined and enjoyed wine here before, I do like the offerings, and give high marks to Riley for being cognizant of when to approach customers and check on them and their meal. However, I have to ding Purple-Woodinville for how loud it is in their establishment. A few times mom or I had to repeat what we said to each other, due to the ambient sound level. One of our conversations included how we would buffer the noise. Haha!
Overall, I would recommend Purple-Woodinville, especially on a sunny day. Post lunch or dinner, you can easily walk to tasting rooms, or walk the neighborhood to catch up on conversation that was missed inside, due to the volume.

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KatharineP (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We love Purple. The food is very creative. The menu satisfies both me (a vegetarian) and my husband (a carnivore). There are many great wines to choose from, and the service is friendly and fast. Very nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Foods were very tasty, and drinks were great variety.

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Kevin (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I can always count on Purple in Woodinville for a great meal. The back room is quite loud and drafty, so I would recommend asking to not be seated in there. The food is great. A couple people had the veggie burger this time and it was outstanding. Best veggie burger any of us had tried.

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happyst (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Our appetizer was great and my steak was perfect but the chicken marsala was dry and once the small amount of sauce was gone it wasn't edible. Our wonderful waitress comped the marsala since 80% of it was left on the plate. Surprised to have a bad meal. Never happened before.

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Joy4u (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

The service was quick and friendly, the atmosphere is always vibrant and stylish, the food was good

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

The staff were really wonderful in helping me make my mom feel special on her birthday. I brought flowers in beforehand which the front desk put in a vase for me and had placed on the table prior to our arrival. They also helped me preorder some appetizers. Our server was great, helpful yet unobtrusive. I believe the Manager stopped by our table to wish my mom a happy birthday. Wonderful team at this location!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always go to Purple...my go-to place to eat when wine tasting in Woodinville. They also give you a free desert for special occasions ie my birthday which I really love!!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

They should warn people that there is only beer and wine and that's it. My guests were very unhappy.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

It was our anniversary. They gave us a delicious dessert

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vipluckylindy98072 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We both had the beef dip sandwich, it was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

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Texan (San Antonio)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Purple is a great place for good food and creative cuisine. Service is exceptional. This place, with a crowd is LOUD!!! Lots of hard surfaces and so many table tops, it is crowded.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful service, good wine selection, food consistently good but not exceptional. My only complaint is the high noise level makes it almost impossible to hold a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

It was a perfect place to celebrate a friend’s birthday. The server said Happy Birthday several times and when the friend didn’t want to order dessert she Brought three delicious chocolates with a candle!
Excellent food and great service!

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molly (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Have been to purple Café several times, unfortunately today was a disappointment! Went for my daughter‘s 25th birthday, the food was delicious per usual but the whole experience was a let down due to the extremely poor service! It was surprising and all that much more disappointing since usually they are at the top of the game!

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

My wife and I came here on a Friday night to celebrate her birthday per a recommendation from a close friend. Regardless of our reservation we were put in a dark corner under the stairs. It was a busy night with the usual east-side housewife crowd, and my request to move to another table was promptly denied with no follow-up concern. The food was good, but not great. All of our dishes seemed to be very heavy on sauce, which usually raises my concerns on the quality of the actual food being delivered. The romaine salad was both our favorite. The baked brie was okay despite the raving recommendations, and the sweet crackers served with it was very weird. We would not recommend this for a "special occasion" destination, but it would suffice for a happy hour or post wine-tasting bite.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

It seemed that they were short staffed. Out waitress did a good job when she was available but there was quite a wait. It was also very noisy and it was difficult to hear each other at our table. This may not be the best place for group dining for those of us who are over 60 and want to hear each other.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great and knowledgeable wait staff

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JTatWaialae (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

It was my dad's 91st birthday. The waiter was very accommodating and they comp'd a dessert for him. The only thing is it was a bit on the dark side, and a little loud, and for seniors like my dad it was perhaps a bit too much. But he did really enjoy the food and the company!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Fun environment with friendly staffing to meet your needs.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

My meal was amazing! We were with another couple celebrating my husbands birthday and only 2 of us had a good meal. Both my husband and friend ordered the filet and with a hefty price of $42 I would expect an amazing steak! My husbands meal in general was cold ans they both complained that the cut wasn’t good for a filet- very tough to cut. My friend sent hers back and was unable to order something else since the server said it would be a least a half hour to prepare anything.

The table next to us also had 4 seated until their friends joined them and they added another 4. Between the high pitched voices and the woman who insisted and standing in my personal space with her behind literally in my face that was super annoying. They never figured out that they were being crazy loud and apparently don’t care about personal space.

I would try the place again but I was disappointed for sure.

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vipDrKoob (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Saturday night out and Purple is nearby. Was thrilled to see that they changed their reservation policy to accept last-minute reservations. They used to cut them off early in the day.

Had great service and superb food. We will be back because we love the Heavy Restaurants. Great local places.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food, but very slow service even on 3PM Saturday.
Staff were kind, but slow. just slow.

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vipBRC2272 (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We so thoroughly enjoyed our brunch at Purple! The menu is eclectic, offering interesting choices for everyone. My husband and I had the classic breakfast offering. Our eggs were cooked perfectly to our request, as was the delicious bacon. The hash brown herbed potatoes were so very tasty. Our adult son had a wonderful kale Caesar Salad, with steak, and it was absolutely fantastic! Service is always superb! Awesome experience!

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vipMichael (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Really Really loud, atmosphere poor service slow and no check in on how our dinner was

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Very busy place on a Sunday morning - the kitchen ran out of Avocado Toast less than half hour after opening. Great service in a pretty noisy establishment but still one of the best options in Hollywood.

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vipDebb (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I've been to Purple Cafe many times and it hasn't been on my top 10 list of favorite restaurants but that is changing. I had the best chicken salad at the Woodinville location and will be going back soon to have it again. It is cozy in the winter with a nice fireplace. Parking can be a challenge so plan ahead.

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JNic (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I went to Purple to celebrate an anniversary. The service was amazing with Bryan, and the food delicious. Bryan was super-attentive to our every need and made us feel so relaxed and unrushed. We enjoyed every bite of our dinner and were delighted with the complimentary desserts that were offered to celebrate the occasion. The only suggestion we would make would be to offer a little more illumination for reading the menu. Bryan came to our rescue with a little pen flashlight! The Purple never disappoints. We'll always look to sit in Bryan's section for our next visits there.

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