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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar
1225 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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- Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Monday: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Tuesday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Wednesday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Thursday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
- Friday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Saturday: Closed
4.7 of 5.0 from 67 reviews
price range:$26 to $50
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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar Reviews
the lobster mac and cheese may look small, but it is a substantial dish. fun place.
by Peter H.
Mt Rainier Shiraz with grilled rare tuna fillet
by Markku L.
Great place for drinks, apps, and dessert! Try the Syrah brownie or sea salt caramels.
by Candice C.
Fab wine selection! Menus looks wonderful too. About to tuck into short rib and a seafood stew
by Laura W.
You MUST try the spicy mushroom soup! Try it with a flight of sweet white wine of your choice.
You can't go wrong with the Sea Salt Caramels. They're perfect!
by DQ R.
by Braca T.
Best wine-by-the-glass selection I've seen in my life!
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.
by Cortney E.
The Halibut is out of this world. Goes great with a Nice Oregon Pinot J. Christopher.
by Brad A.
It was the best crab/mushroom pasta EVEEERRR....
by Bihter F.
can't go wrong with the lobster Mac and cheese! grilled salmon sandwich was also a delight! great ambiance!!!
by Kevin H.
Great food, drinks, and ambiance - and some good evening light.
by Scott A.
Cheese and cured meats were poor and unsatisfactory. Pretty disappointing for a wine and cheese bar...
by Wes S.
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!
by Vivy L.
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!
by Ines T.
Try the Scilio Etna Rosso, a tasty Italian red with plenty of raspberry, cherry, spices and mineral.
by Tim L.
Don't feel like alcohol? The "Dry Soda" is excellent.
by Heather F.
Looks like Bruce Wayne's penthouse from the Dark Knight. Superior wine list!
by Eric J.
If you're a fan of sparkling wine, odds are they have some great Champagne and other traditional style bubbly available by the glass.
Lobster Mac and cheese. OMG!
by Jamie P.
The salted caramels with the Port pairing were amazing!
by Sarah B.
Overrated. Pompous service. Underwhelming food. Drinks were overpriced for Seattle and didn't wow any of us.
by Susan E.
The Brussels sprouts are incredible, and the cranberry chicken salad is delicious (despite not having lettuce)!
by Lauren D.
Amazing wine, decent food, great atmosphere.
by Marilyn W.
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.
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"!
by Nils D.
I'm not a big dessert person but the pumpkin bread pudding is pretty hard not to like.
by Vinny L.
Pesto pasta, super yummy'
by Jasmine C.
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 -
by Dana N.
by Sadie W.
The worst New York Strip I ever had. It was like leather. I couldn't eat it I was scared I was going to choke. There online menu said they served Salmon. When we got there...no Salmon on the menu.
by Terry M.
Absolutely the worst wine selection ever. The flights are absolute garbage. I'm never ordering wine here again. Wow! Horrible!
by Ahsan A.
The lobster Mac & cheese is freaking insane. Don't worry about the 10,000 calories, just enjoy.
by Jay T.
Price is fair but pizza is jut fine. Have some good wine on the list.
by Ti W.
The Gorgonzola and Fig pizza is divine. With a glass of sweet red and you'll feel like you've indulged in a good way.
by Fatima B.
Really cool place. I arrived to late to grab food, but with over 80 wines by the glass to choose from, I decided to stay, enjoy the atmosphere and have a glass of red!
by Ashley B.
Great blood orange soda. Try the salted caramels. One of the best desserts I have had.
Try the Maine Lobster Mac N Cheese (via @Foodspotting)
by Mikey V.
Absolutely fabulous: a "must" if visiting!
by Chris V.
Our waiter Justin must be a sommelier! He was thoroughly informed and informative about each wine. Choose a red or white "flight" and be prepared to enjoy!
by Devora M.
Desserts are great!!!
by Alison B.
Amazing wines, great atmosphere.
by Juan L.
Melissa D'Arabian likes the Calamari [Best Thing I Ever Ate]
I LOVE The Purple Cafe!! Lovely Delicious Wines, Column To The Ceiling!! Order A Sommelier Flight It's AWE-MAZING Wino HEAVEN!!
by ❤ Carla Jean ❤
If you are here for the half price wine leave. They only put a few bottles on the special.
by Anthony S.
Try the Risotto With Cocoa & Syrah-Marinated New York Steak, Carmelized Onions, And Pecorino Toscano (via @Foodspotting)
by Jason L.
Too busy... Clearly they take their customers for granted ... Good luck!
The small plates are where it's at! I sampled The Beef Carpaccio, braised beets, curried lamb empanada & Gorgonzola stuffed dates. I'm in heaven... Must try for all!
by Naureen K.
Great wine selection.
Must get the Chef Cheese Plate... It's different almost every night!
by Paige D.
A pizza and a couple of glasses of Beaujolais. Perfect after work.
by James G.
Please try the Baked Camembert with a German Riesling they have here. It's amazing!!!
by Federico L.
Try the figs!
by Amy H.
Half price bottles on Monday night.
Awesome wines from around The world
by Annette K.
You cannot leave Seattle until you've had the Brie!!!!
by Jennifer T.
Watch out for the chairs they weigh about 100 pounds.
by Mike O.
Baked brie was awesome. Lobster mac&cheese is to die for, but it's really filling so split it. The cranberry chicken salad is also good.
by Jeannie L.
Try the dates, the dates, the dates!
by Kerry A.
Try the gorgonzola dates with the Spanish flight. You won't be sorry!
by Jesse P.
The sparkling rose is delish, as is the apple & cranberry salad. Heck, the whole menu is delicious! Can't go wrong here.
by Monika S.
Must try a wine flute. Great staff will bring tastes if there is a certain varietal you like!
by M's B.
Gorgeous and not a bad dish in the house. Perfect date spot.
by Jennie K.
The best for the wine lover! Wines from all over the world! Food is fabulous!
by Kim M.
How can you beat a two-story wine rack? Oh, that's right... just add cheese.
by elizabeth f.
The cranberry chicken salad is always amazing. If you just want something light go with the calamari...and a sweet riesling!
by Kiley S.
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