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Purple Café & Wine Bar

Wine Bar and Tapas Restaurant$$$$
Seattle Central Business District, Seattle
170 Tips and reviews
  • wine
  • good for dates
  • trendy
  • lively
  • good for a late night
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  • Owen H.
    Owen Henry6 days ago
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  • Kristenelle
    We've never been here, but keep hearing good things from friends. They have a large wine selection and feature Northwest flavors on their menu.
  • Magan
    MaganApril 18
    Been here 5+ times
    The baked Brie and grilled cauliflower are amazing appetizers. Had the cassoulet and it was terrific!
  • Pierre S.
    Pierre SMarch 31
    "The" martini was not very strong and smaller than I usually enjoy.
  • adriana c.
    Must try the calamari
  • Abrar A.
    Abrar AhmadFebruary 14
    I love this drink it so refreshers and the taste was yumi 😋❣
  • Oranit A.
    Oranit AzulayFebruary 3
    Great atmosphere. The beetroot salad really good
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MarinoJanuary 15
    Quinoa and Arugula salad!! One of the best salads I've ever had <3
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJanuary 13
    Good wine selection, but just okay wine advice. The food is tremendously underwhelming by comparison. Drink the wine and stick to the cheese and salumi selection.
  • Silvia A.
    Silvia AdrianaDecember 18, 2016
    Great service and atmosphere. Pizzas are really good and the variety of wine, specially from Washington, is amazing.
  • mitzanator
    mitzanatorNovember 25, 2016
    The wine, duh.
  • Ewen S.
    Ewen SymeNovember 11, 2016
    Overpriced for what you get. Survives on professionals meeting for lunch who expense their meals.
  • Brook S.
    Brook ShelleyNovember 8, 2016
    The crab sandwich is quite good, and goes well with a housemade shrub. Try the strawberry basil.
  • Boris M.
    Boris M.November 7, 2016
    Go for the Starters. Manila Clams with Vino Verde were delicious!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BuckleyOctober 29, 2016
    The wine tower is something to behold. We had a simple take out request of pate and lamb sandwich. Very good. We will return.
  • Jessica M.
    Jessica MarheeOctober 28, 2016
    Sit at the bar! Drink the wine! Talk to the bartender! Eat dessert!
  • Roman B.
    Roman BedinerOctober 20, 2016
    Nice spot, martinis are well made sit at the bar if you can.
  • Kelly
    KellyOctober 6, 2016
    Great experience at the bar. 110-page wine list, inc rosé flight option. Awesome shrimp and grits. Crab roll a little celery-heavy. Brioche dessert a MUST.
  • Peter d.
    Peter den HartogSeptember 9, 2016
    Great bar!
  • Tammy M.
    Tammy McCraySeptember 9, 2016
    Great lunch specials.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestSeptember 1, 2016
    Purple Café and Wine Bar's menu is 100 pages...literally. No need to be overwhelmed! Their wait staff is trained to help everyone narrow down their choices so you can find your perfect wine. Read more
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangAugust 29, 2016
    Really tasty italian food and wine flights!
  • Andy B.
    Andy BurgessAugust 26, 2016
    Great wines (it's worth asking the sommelier over to suggest some), good food (for both vegans and meatatarians) and very good service.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SimmonsJune 24, 2016
    The lamb burger alongsidr the Bordeaux tasting flight was awesome! Great wine, cool vibe and tasty food.
  • Robert C.
    Robert CsecsinovitsJune 21, 2016
    Great atmosphere, loved their beef tartar started. Goes well with wine..
  • K M.
    K MJune 17, 2016
    Lobster Mac and cheese or the lobster roll are the way to go.
  • Carmen
    CarmenJune 9, 2016
    The truffle mac and cheese is a good lunch option
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler SzaboJune 1, 2016
    The creme brulee is quite nice. Wine with a cheese plate is also a great choice.
  • Norbert H.
    Norbert HuApril 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Like a bottle of something you just tasted? They offer 40% off if you buy the whole bottle to go!
    Upvoted 3 days ago
  • Lydia W.
    Lydia WeemsFebruary 19, 2016
    The wine, the food, atmosphere and service are all incredible!!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeeFebruary 7, 2016
    baked brie is really good. i like the unique way it is wrapped in filo dough. lobster mac and cheese was a bit salty for me but not bad overall.
  • Sander B.
    Sander BruensDecember 31, 2015
    Great atmosphere. Sit at the bar and try one of the wine trios.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezOctober 14, 2015
    Really nice place with excellent food/wine pairings. Come here late in the evening for an intimate diner.
  • WyldKard
    WyldKardSeptember 24, 2015
    Great flights!
  • Sadie Y.
    Sadie YAugust 15, 2015
    Enjoying the Blanc Limé summer aperitif. Tried the Grilled Cauliflower at the server's recommendation. Very tasty!
  • Malek B.
    Malek Ben-MusaAugust 6, 2015
    Gargonzola and fig pizza, peach caparese are both great as well as the basil pesto pasta
  • Krisi R.
    Krisi RumpffJuly 31, 2015
    I had duck. It was wonderful!
  • Erin C.
    Erin CarriganJuly 30, 2015
    Trendy and cool but slow service
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AndersonJuly 9, 2015
    Careful, literally everything is heavy here. I almost couldn't pull out my bar stool.
  • Vix O.
    Vix OJune 29, 2015
    Awesome food and wine- the Brie was soooo good!
  • Elmo F.
    Elmo FlisJune 27, 2015
    Huge wine selection!
  • Johnnie Skywalking
    Johnnie SkywalkingJune 21, 2015
    Extensive choice of glass wine. Choose wine flights so you can enjoy 3 in one. You still have to choose from which wine flights to go though.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BilboApril 26, 2015
    Wine flights let you try 3 wines of a particular type, pretty cool.
  • Tavia D.
    Tavia DawnMarch 6, 2015
    The stuffed dates are soooooo good mmmmmmm
  • Donna L.
    Donna LabriolaFebruary 28, 2015
    Looking for a location for an outdoor party? Amazing city location park like setting
  • Jason M.
    Jason McKinneyFebruary 25, 2015
    The Prawns and Frites are the only thing you need.
  • Wil R.
    Wil ReynoldsFebruary 6, 2015
    Get on the spicy prawns and frites.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MixaJanuary 24, 2015
    The burger is really unique and good!
  • Martin G.
    Martin GillespieJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Get to know the bartenders. Great fun people!
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HigginsJanuary 8, 2015
    Food is SO good here. I've had the cheese board, the Mediterranean salad, burgers and butternut squash soup. Everything is delicious and you can't beat the decor of the place.
  • Tenielle G.
    Tenielle GoldlistDecember 29, 2014
    APFM: Huge selection of wine, offered in flights by–the–glass selections, with cheeses or with nosh trios and popular comfort foods.
  • Joanna L.
    Joanna LimDecember 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with the lobster mod and cheese or the creme brûlée.
  • Darrin Q.
    Darrin QuillenDecember 13, 2014
    Not all that it was built up to be. Food average, wine list ok. Service pretty slow.
  • Kristine G.
    Kristine GelsanoNovember 19, 2014
    As usual the Lobster Mac and Cheese has never disappointed with big chucks of lobster meat.
  • Kathryn S.
    Kathryn SolerNovember 8, 2014
    Fun after 6
  • Janice H.
    Janice HurlbertOctober 28, 2014
    Back again!
  • Janice H.
    Janice HurlbertOctober 25, 2014
    Love this place.
  • Joey H.
    Joey HernandezOctober 22, 2014
    best duck i've ever had in my life! do a wine flight!!
  • Donna S.
    Donna SurhoffOctober 7, 2014
    Try the Kale Caesar if you want a new twist on an old classic. It was great.
  • David B.
    David BentlerOctober 4, 2014
    Wine and service!
  • David B.
    David BentlerOctober 4, 2014
    The wine, the food, the service was incredible. Our waiter Chris made our simple lunch an experience to remember. His warmth, charm and level of professionalism were on-par with the finest restaurants
  • Brian C.
    Brian ChangSeptember 13, 2014
    Don't get the lobster roll. It's not good :(
  • Terrence
    TerrenceSeptember 1, 2014
    Lob Mac or die
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best wine selection I've found in Seattle and great food. Service can get a little slow so you'll have to entertain yourself with the vino.
  • Artem M.
    Artem MinyaylovAugust 8, 2014
    I sure do love their cauliflower.
  • Tiff N.
    Tiff NapolitanoAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing cheese and wine flights. Salted caramels are a must
  • Corey P.
    Corey ProtinMay 19, 2014
    This place has an enormous wine selection and pairing suggestions for every appetizer and meal.
  • Filip S.
    Filip SablikMarch 28, 2014
    The date appetizer is terrific.
  • Bite Squad
    Bite SquadMarch 26, 2014
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  • Danielle L.
    Danielle LanceMarch 2, 2014
    Do not sit upstairs at the bar! Worst service ever! Save yourself!!!!!!
  • Peter H.
    Peter HannaJanuary 19, 2014
    the lobster mac and cheese may look small, but it is a substantial dish. fun place.
  • Markku L.
    Markku LepistoJanuary 16, 2014
    Mt Rainier Shiraz with grilled rare tuna fillet
  • Candice C.
    Candice CruzDecember 30, 2013
    Great place for drinks, apps, and dessert! Try the Syrah brownie or sea salt caramels.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RayDecember 15, 2013
    Fab wine selection! Menus looks wonderful too. About to tuck into short rib and a seafood stew
  • Jeff
    JeffDecember 14, 2013
    You MUST try the spicy mushroom soup! Try it with a flight of sweet white wine of your choice.
  • DQ R.
    DQ RobinsonOctober 30, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the Sea Salt Caramels. They're perfect!
  • megan
    meganSeptember 7, 2013
    Best wine-by-the-glass selection I've seen in my life!
  • Cortney E.
    Cortney EvansAugust 14, 2013
    Bottle selection is great and glass/taste list is solid if you're not hoping to see tons of West coast. Curried cauliflower was horrible, don't bother.
  • Brad A.
    Brad AndersohnAugust 9, 2013
    The Halibut is out of this world. Goes great with a Nice Oregon Pinot J. Christopher.
  • Bihter F.
    Bihter FeroJuly 24, 2013
    It was the best crab/mushroom pasta EVEEERRR....
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HuJuly 21, 2013
    can't go wrong with the lobster Mac and cheese! grilled salmon sandwich was also a delight! great ambiance!!!
  • Scott A.
    Scott AnstettJuly 19, 2013
    Great food, drinks, and ambiance - and some good evening light.
  • Wes S.
    Wes ShieldsJuly 7, 2013
    Cheese and cured meats were poor and unsatisfactory. Pretty disappointing for a wine and cheese bar...
  • Vivy L.
    Vivy LawJune 11, 2013
    The Anderson Ranch Lamb and Proscuitto Meatballs (Pappardelle, moroccan tomato sauce, feta cheese and mint) was the most amazing pasta dish there! It was more flavorful than the lobster Mac & cheese!
  • Ines T.
    Ines TucakovicJune 11, 2013
    Love both the Spanish and the French wine flights - only $15 each! Do yourself a favor & order the poutine and lobster Mac & cheese. You're welcome. End the night w/the espresso tart & coffee!
  • Tim L.
    Tim LemkeJune 3, 2013
    Try the Scilio Etna Rosso, a tasty Italian red with plenty of raspberry, cherry, spices and mineral.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FoehMay 2, 2013
    Don't feel like alcohol? The "Dry Soda" is excellent.
  • Eric J.
    Eric JohnsonApril 22, 2013
    Looks like Bruce Wayne's penthouse from the Dark Knight. Superior wine list!
    ImpulseWine.comApril 20, 2013
    If you're a fan of sparkling wine, odds are they have some great Champagne and other traditional style bubbly available by the glass.
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PardiniApril 18, 2013
    Lobster Mac and cheese. OMG!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BurgessApril 15, 2013
    The salted caramels with the Port pairing were amazing!
  • Susan E.
    Susan ElizabethMarch 28, 2013
    Overrated. Pompous service. Underwhelming food. Drinks were overpriced for Seattle and didn't wow any of us.
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DrellMarch 15, 2013
    The Brussels sprouts are incredible, and the cranberry chicken salad is delicious (despite not having lettuce)!
  • Marilyn W.
    Marilyn WelniakMarch 14, 2013
    Amazing wine, decent food, great atmosphere.
    ImpulseWine.comMarch 11, 2013
    They have a big selection of wine by the glass, so be sure and try a taste of something you're never had. Try a Soave, Chinon, Muscadet, or maybe something from the Jura in France.
  • Nils
    NilsJanuary 16, 2013
    Just plain awesomeness! Great food, great wine and really good service. Whenever I come back to Seattle the first place I will visit is the "purple"!
  • Vinny L.
    Vinny La BarberaJanuary 2, 2013
    I'm not a big dessert person but the pumpkin bread pudding is pretty hard not to like.
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine ChloéDecember 31, 2012
    Pesto pasta, super yummy'
  • Dana N.
    Dana NinoDecember 13, 2012
    Amazing food- had the filet mignon with Brussels sprouts which sounds boring but it was absolutely delicious- perfectly cooked ultra tender fillet and amazing tasting Brussels sprouts -
  • Sadie W.
    Sadie WilliamsOctober 26, 2012
    Awesome appetizers!
  • Salvador A.
    Salvador AmJanuary 31, 2016
    Aunque puede resultar un poco caro, la comida es buena y la vista también, hay mujeres muy guapas
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