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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

€€ - €€€American, ,
1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3005
+1 206-829-2280
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3005
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This restaurant is very popular with tourists and locals alike. The ambience is sophisticated and the food is delicious. As a family visiting Seattle we were made to feel welcome and the food met expectations. I understand that the restaurant has an extensive wine list...More

Thank diannesmithy115
Reviewed 4 days ago

Outside seating in the midst of winery tasting rooms all around, the restaurant (we thought) must be great. AND IT WAS! Great service! Delicious food and wine paired with it! This one needs to be on your list!

Thank FlyfishingJosie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Downtown wine and bar that has a great lunch menu. The combos allow you to choose two items from a soup, salad or half sandwich category (each has several options). I went with the signature purple chopped - great selection with several flavours blending nicely...More

Thank NormLWat
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only had time for a quick glass of champagne, but I will defiantly be back for the Lobster Mac & Cheese! Purple Cafe is an impressive looking restaurant that was close to my downtown Hotel. I had passed by it several times, but couldn't...More

Thank Travel C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the W in downtown Seattle, and were looking for a wine bar with a good selection. The Purple Cafe was recommended, and it was awesome! Small exterior hides a huge wine selection inside. Nice variety of different flights, complemented by very...More

Thank Virg U
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service is tremendous and the price is right. I tried so many things from the wine, to the asparagus, to the gorgonzola stuffed dates. My main course was the dungeness crab roll with sweet potato fries. The light rail is a short walk and...More

Thank barrett68
Reviewed 1 week ago

When our daughter is in town from the east coast, this is a must stop. We love the parings they offer. Service is above excellence. One problem this time and it was immediately handled to our liking. We will return. Thank you for such a...More

Thank Beverly P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined in many nice and expensive restaurants that are well worth the money. Unfortunately this was not one of them. I had dinner here with a colleague in August, and was quite disappointed. I started with crab cakes that were small and dry....More

Thank TSinParis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hoity toity downtown wine bar and restaurant charging exuberant prices for average fare. This place is somewhere to go if you want to feel important and be seen as part of the upper crust. Service and atmosphere is great, but $30 for a small bowl...More

1  Thank blankscan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking around and taking in the beautiful sites and city vibes of Seattle, the beautiful design of "Purple" really seemed to outshine the other elegant and classy looking restaurants we had seen in the area. After looking closer through the window at the amazing...More

Thank Mick M
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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
  • Value
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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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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