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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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food

4.5

service

4.4

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4.3

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4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (43)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Casual (19)
Fun (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Romantic (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Cozy (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Business Meals (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
People Watching (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 12 hours ago

Great good

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and wine are always a treat! Ambience in the middle of Woodinville’s tasting rooms is just lively and fun - even on a stormy, rainy night!

Tags: Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

i thought the food and service was outstanding, but it is such a small space, the noise level was excruciating.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Not as good as usual. Chicken Marsala was good. Braised short ribs awful...chewy and tough with bones still on. Cabba with the short ribs was bland. Service spotty.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Best Restaurant Week meal I’ve had! Sooo good! The waitress was knowledgeable and personable. Great time!

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Wonderful night out! Super food and service was amazing! First time there, and we will be back, for sure!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food and service. Was really busy but we got served quickly and meal was excellent. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been to your restaurant twice before this visit for special occasions which were fabulous. This visit however did not begin well. I made reservations for a party of 6 at 9pm. My friend had also made reservations which I was not aware. Two in our group did not want to wait that long so I contacted your restaurant and said it would be a party of 4 instead. In learning that we had another reservation, I cancelled it and confirmed just my reservation. When we arrived, there was no reservation. I spoke with the hostess and she said she spoke with me and I cancelled both. She was not in the least friendly. She was very arrogant . Half the restaurant was empty at 8:40 and she looked around and acted as if it would be an inconvenience to seat us in one of the many empty tables downstairs . She was literally rolling her eyes and sent us upstairs to a near empty seating area. We were close to walking out. Our two guests, who are with the Tom Douglas group, informed us that in their restaurants, guests would have never been treated that way. This was embarrassing.

The risotto was excellent, the other dishes were good but not great. The meatloaf was very dry, burnt on the outer edges. The server was wonderful.

I can't say if we would return. My wife and guests were unhappy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and friend had the spaghetti which they said was very good. Purple has there own concoction with pesto and sun dried tomatoes. I had the cranberry apple salad which was also excellent.

This is a wine bar so there is a wine suggestion for every meal, appetizer, and dessert. The one wine I had after giving the server my preferences was excellent.

I had the cream Brûlée which was again very well prepared and delicious.

Everything was very pricey, though. I was the only one who had a glass of wine. The others had water. The bill for three of us was $108. We all three had desserts.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Shanghai)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My friends from LA loved Purple! When someone comes to visit, Purple is my favorite place to show them! They said the food was awesome... and the vibe matched the food matched the service! Thank you Heavy Restaurant Group for always impressing my friends!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great time and location for an afternoon with out of town guests.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Made reservations for 1:15 for a grp of five. We were sat at 1:15, however, waited an hour to receive our order, which wasnt terribly difficult as no special orders or requests. Server took three tries at getting our bill correct. We had to quite awhile for our bill as well. Not happy at all with experience in an upscale area, with upscale prices.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The veggie and ancient grain bowl makes a fabulous lunch!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Purple. I had left a note on my Open Table reservation that it was for our anniversary and when we showed up our server immediately came out with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne and said happy anniversary! I was really impressed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great....as usual

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always enjoy our dining experiences at Purple...and especially the one in Woodinville, the original! Love the food options and wine list choices, but they're becoming very expensive - especially knowing what retail prices run for WA wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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