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.
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: 206-838-3853x
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
The restaurant is great, the staff is gr ...
The restaurant is great, the staff is great. The food and wine list are superb. The design and ambience are outstanding.
The demands of this website to fit their critiria for what is written are off putting, to say the least.
We had heard good things about Purple, b ...
We had heard good things about Purple, but we're disappointed with the overall dining experience. The food was average and the service was not good. The waiter never asked to take out drink order and didn't bring a steak knife until I was nearly done eating my steak. We were not impressed with our main courses, NY strip & stuffed trout, but did enjoy the baked Brie. I would not recommend dining at Purple and feel that there are far better restaurants in Purple's price range.
Our server for the evening (Sandra) was ...
Our server for the evening (Sandra) was incredibly socially awkward. She was pleasant enough, but at times made myself and the other guest feel uncomfortable and grateful when we no longer had to interact with her. Considering the elegance of this establishment, I am surprised to have experienced this level of service. My favorite quote of the evening..."So, are you going to tell me what you want?" Yes, a better server.
Downtown Purple Cafe is a great restaura ...
Downtown Purple Cafe is a great restaurant. Great food, great service, and always enjoyable. I definitely recommend this location over any of the other locations. The non-Seattle locations leave something to be desired from a service and quality standpoint.
The service was pretty good, but our ta ...
The service was pretty good, but our table was in a cold spot. We ate with our coats on.
I ordered the chop salad with no onions. It was soggy when it arrived, and I spent my time picking out the onions.
The house chardonnay was way over priced at $14.00.
My second time here. I had an amazing se ...
My second time here. I had an amazing service the first time I came in for a lunch w/a friend. The waitress said she was from France and was professional and welcoming. The second time was a bit disconnected. :(
More vegan options would be awesome! I don't lunch out because my options are very limited. For example, most dishes tend to have cheese or butter.
First time visiting Seattle and this was ...
First time visiting Seattle and this was recommended as a must. Down the block fr the W hotel where we stayed. Gorgeous interior esp with that impressive wine tower. Awesome ambience. There for my boyfriend's bday and the service, food and vibe made it perfect. Delicious seasonal food and extensive wine list. Friendly and attentive service. If I ever come to Seattle again, I'll be back!
We loved the look of this and the servic ...
We loved the look of this and the service was wonderful. Earl took very good care of us. The men had burgers and really enjoyed them. We also had the baked Brie appetizer which was great. The ladies ordered the lobster mac and cheese and the blackened cod. We found they were both just okay. We would go back for sure though and just try something else!
This was just an average restaurant. The ...
This was just an average restaurant. The hype was over-blown. Service was too quick. Our meal was served before the appetizer was finished. We were in/out in 45 minutes. It seemed that they wanted a quick turnover.
This was such an amazing experience all ...
This was such an amazing experience all the way around. I would strongly recommend the Purple Cafe to anyone with discriminating palates for delicious food and wonderful wine. The service was exceptional, food outstanding and the wine unique and right on the money to compliment our food. Next time I am in Seattle I will make a point to return, without a a doubt!
Had an excellent evening at Purple. Our ...
Had an excellent evening at Purple. Our waiter (Sam) gave us just the right amount of attention. He had some good recommendations for my wife on wine. Our meals were delicious. Overall I would recommend Purple as an excellent night out.
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