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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

) #25 of 3,254 Restaurants in Seattle $$ - $$$ American, ,
1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3005
+1 206-829-2280
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3005
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner here several years ago and decided to try it again. The restaurant has very high ceilings and it can be very noisy. This time we were seated in a quieter location where we were able to chat comfortably. The wine selection is...More

Thank bczican
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend and I walked down a couple blocks to Th Purple Cafe & Wine Bar for a late dinner. The wine book was like a Manuel so I basically told the bartender that I wanted a white sweet wine. He accomplished me with ease....More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled to Seattle many times for business and love having dinner at Purple. The food is always amazing and the service is always top notch. This trip was for vacation with the family and we had a late lunch after some site seeing...and...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here on a recommendation and were not disappointed; although we'd made a reservation for 7, they were able to accommodate us soon after we arrived. Nice atmosphere.

Thank JoAnne2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

Indeed, the space is pretty neat (and huge). Unfortunately, the food did not impress. Heavy on the allium family, I am still forced to remember it a day later... The dishes were pretty average with dessert being the biggest letdown. Fortunately, the wine list rescued...More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had dinner here before going to the symphony at Benaroya Hall. I had heard about this restaurant and had been wanting to try it...I am so glad we did!! They were swamped when we arrived (5 minutes late) for our 5:45pm...More

Thank Ballardgal50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in here for wine and appetizers. The atmosphere is vibrant and chic. Bartender was friendly and informative. We had the baked Brie and artisan crackers. Perfect stop!

Thank Kelly N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed this place! While mostly for adults we brought our kids and they loved it too! My 11 year old daughter got to order a 'pop' flight while my husband and I enjoyed our wine flights....that was cool. Food was really great!...More

Thank Amos6022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for a family reunion and arrived a day early to enjoy some fun in Seattle (downtown). Hubby picked this restaurant which was Fantastic! Great food and wine list as advertised. The large space is not overly noisy but it feels "hip"....More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really pretty place with a nice busy vibe! Food was really disappointing. Even the water was tepid - who serves warm tap water?! Don't you have cold water or even ice? I had never experienced a tomato soup with oil floating on top before and...More

Thank Teresa G
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Megan S
26 December 2015|
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Response from RonanJordi | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so (agree with post above about drinks being only exception etc) but I would call and ask to be sure
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3005
    (Corner of 4th Avenue & University Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-829-2280
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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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