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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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430 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004-5025 (NE 4th St.)
+1 425-502-6292
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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153 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very expensive restaurant, so we set the bar high, and it missed the mark on all reasons one would go to a restaurant. The music is super loud, and even after asking our waiters to lower it, it did not happen. We had to yell at each other the entire evening. The food is below the quality... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at any Purple Cafe and we enjoyed it. We just made happy hour on a Saturday and enjoyed a bourbon manhattan (good), a glass of wine (they give samples if you need help deciding) and calamari. The calamari was good, not greasy and the smoked tomato aioli was absolutely delicious! I had the lamb shank for dinner and... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Was by myself as my wife was attending a Sales Meeting and so I decided to explore downtown Bellevue by foot. Came across this interesting corner restaurant and decided to give it a try. Good choice! HUGE selection of wine and a good menu. Sat at the bar, always entertaining, and ordered a light dinner followed by dessert.

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Thank dona1dsc
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed a rye manhattan and something called a "shrub". The decor is somewhere between whimsical and industrial; i think you could describe it as 'steampunk'.

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Thank Mike R
Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have been here with friends a few times and I like it less each time I go. If you have a big party and can get a table in the wine racks its very fun. Food is okay, but not nothing outstanding that have sampled.

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Thank rc3
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99 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We had a post meeting dinner here the other night. Really cool place and they accommodated us without a reservation, but we had to leave by certain time. Prices were high, but typical of a place like this. Started with a split pea soup, unique and delicious. I then had the NY steak, it was prepared perfectly, but lacked flavor.... More 

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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Had a delightful lunch here with attentive service. However, due to the architecture, it can be noisy in here and difficult to hear others at your table.

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Thank APearlofGreatValue
Sammamish, Washington
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place to unwind in a relax environment. The bar and bar snacks are great, but dinner is also served if hungry. Great ambiance.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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244 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I should preface this review. We went for dinner with a large gift card to pay for everything so money was not out of pocket, had it been we probably would not have gone. The place is nicely done, numerous alcoves that can accomodate larger parties and feel somewhat secluded. One of those very dark restaurants to make things feel... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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900 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Purple in Bellevue not only has delicious food, but the interior with custom designed steel walls makes for a very cool ambiance. Three of us went for lunch, ordered a bunch of appetizers and shared. Everything was DELISH! Definitely order the salted caramels!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 430 106th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004-5025
    (NE 4th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 425-502-6292
Description
Purple Café and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?