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.
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
$31 to $50
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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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Private Events Team: 206-838-3853x
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
Purple just keeps on going and yet every ...
Purple just keeps on going and yet every time I have been to one of these restaurants I am disappointed. They get points for overall ambiance, but I find that the food is below par. I had the Kobe Beef Dip sandwich this time and it was tough and oddly seasoned, served with cold jus and a salad that was drenched in dressing. The waitress got the order wrong and it arrived with fries, which were taken away (served to the next guest?) and then the bad salad came. No one was thrilled with their food, it was just the backdrop for our conversation. Nothing special.
Inexperienced server caused a 25 minute ...
Inexperienced server caused a 25 minute wait to receive even a glass of wine...but finally the manager became involved (at waiters request) and got our meal going. A very professional response to the goof, and turned the meal around in our eyes. The food is good, not great, but lunch options tend not to be as imaginative maybe? Setting is lovely but the hard surfaces make for a very loud dining experience. Would go back with expectations for an everyday lunch, not a great meal.
Chicken Marsala is usually amazing with ...
Chicken Marsala is usually amazing with a fabulous sauce and wonderful side veggies. Was dry and my last bite was burnt. The sauce was watery and the sides were ok. Without any beverage for last third of meal. When we were done, with utensils appropriately positioned and then our coats on, server was four feet away telling another table a long story. To be fair, it was busy and I didn't complain - too shocked because it's my favorite dish and service is usually amazing. The bruschetta was really good...
We've eaten at Purple for many years and ...
We've eaten at Purple for many years and it's always been great. A little noisy but food is always good - hot, tasteful and comes pretty quickly. Service is always great. Friday night was disappointing. We were there with friends who had not been there before and the food was mediocre, took forever to come, some of it was cold. It was just disappointing. Service was good initially but once our food was delivered we didn't see her again until time to clear. No checking back to see if everything was ok, etc. She was nice but not around much. $50 for two sandwiches and a glass of wine is fine if the service is great and the food is good, but really, have had much better food and service for less than half that price.
I called ahead to let them know we were ...
I called ahead to let them know we were vegans and they said the chef could leave items out and make vegan meals. Unfortunately the best they could come up with was pasta with marinara sauce and veggies. If you are not vegan the food is fabulous.
We have been twice and both times have b ...
We have been twice and both times have been impressed at the quality of the food. Everything is excellent with quality local ingredients. This is really a treat for foodies! But be sure to leave yourself time for parking - you will likely end up in the back field parking which is not horrible but has no lighting and is awful for nice shoes.
We visit Purple downtown and Woodinville ...
We visit Purple downtown and Woodinville often. Wines are always good. Service this time was inattentive bordering on rude. Server was more interested in chatting up a bar patron than waiting her tables. Lobster Mac & Cheese was soupy and not up to previous visits. Definitely off their game.
The cranberry chicken salad is usually m ...
The cranberry chicken salad is usually my favorite but the apples in it were kind of soft and mushy definitely not this years crop. I wouldn't order it again it was too disappointing for the price. I'll try something else the next time I go there.
Love coming to Purple after an afternoon ...
Love coming to Purple after an afternoon of wine tasting. Great atmosphere (but noisey), great food and great staff. Had the brussel sprouts for the first time and I'm hooked!! Can't wait to have them again. Highly recommended making reservations.
Very noisy and crowded on a Friday night ...
Very noisy and crowded on a Friday night. And parking is a major deterrent. Our meal was $240 for one appetizer, 2 steaks, and 2 glasses each of wine (4 total). The meal was good (not blow your hair back) but the wine was excellent. They have a great wine list. Not for a quiet romantic evening, but good for an expensive girls night out.
Outstanding chicken Marsala. The best I' ...
Outstanding chicken Marsala. The best I've had in the world. Truly. Always good wine and excellent recommendations. Our waiter was really good, and in spite of having a table of 4 next to us turn into an unannounced party of 12, he remained somehow focused on all of us. Made what could have been a loud and negative experience into something ok.
Haven't been to Purple in years (other l ...
Haven't been to Purple in years (other location) and it was a real treat to be back in the Seattle area and to get to go to this one. The wine selection is outstanding, I did the cab flight. Our appetizer of calamari was perfect, and we decided to split the Wednesday dinner special (fried chicken) so that we could order all the sides with it. It was outstanding! Great atmosphere and Tony our server (I'm sure that was his name) was a hoot and added to the evening. Hope to be back soon.
We were there to celebrate a birthday an ...
We were there to celebrate a birthday and had six guests. They put us in a back room, by an exit door that was extremely drafty. I had to wear my jacket the entire meal. Also, we could barely hear each other over the din. My son in law was sitting next to me and I had to keep repeating myself. VERY DISAPPOINTED. I have been to other Purple Cafes and this did not happen.
We had a party of 11 people. They seate ...
We had a party of 11 people. They seated us promptly and were quite attentive. The appetizers were great as were the entrees for everyone. A few people ordered appetizers for their main plus a side and were quite satisfied. We also enjoyed the wine selection and desert was ample just ordering two for the whole table. All in all, an enjoyable experience for a large party!
The lobster mac and cheese had just bits ...
The lobster mac and cheese had just bits of lobster in it, so much for a $30 dish. They really back you into a corner to order a bottle of wine, which is less expensive than ordering by glass if you drink more than one glass at dinner, which we do. The waitress was a little forgetful.
All in all it was an OK experience. Sea Salt Caramels are the best ever on a plus note.
Great evening out with my friend and Pur ...
Great evening out with my friend and Purple is always a safe bet for good food and service. We were too full for dessert but the waitress noticed I brought a gift for my friend and brought some salted caramels on the house. Very thoughtful. I will be back!
The service was great. Crab cakes were o ...
The service was great. Crab cakes were ordered as a starter and they were delicious. Lunch entrees, not so good. I ordered the lobster Mac and cheese and it was dry (cheese was very difficult to eat and swallow) and pasta under cooked. I could not finish it. My friend ordered a sandwich with fries and the fries were ice cold and we had to return them. I was a bit disappointed. Seems like it's always a hit or miss at their restaurants.
Arrived a little early for our reservati ...
Arrived a little early for our reservation but the table was ready so we got sat right away, there were 4 of us and we all decided to do shareable plates which didn't seem to be a problem. Our server was very knowledgeable of our dishes. Highly recommend the ricotta and olives and the sea salt carmels for dessert.
Always come here for the Chicken Marsala ...
Always come here for the Chicken Marsala. The prep and presentation was different. Chicken on the bone is not how I prefer my Chicken Marsala and the sides seemed a little skimpy but flavor was great. This location is a little loud but the overall ambiance with the candles is nice.
Not easy parking even on friday, great a ...
Not easy parking even on friday, great ambiance, very nice menu with lots of choices. Our server was new and very good good but the supervisor trying to make sure she was doing her job was rather creepy and annoying. Food was excellent and we will be back.
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