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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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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 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank dona1dsc
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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'.

Thank Mike R
Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank rc3
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Esimonso
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank APearlofGreatValue
Sammamish, Washington
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

1 Thank Tradingcomet
Snoqualmie, Washington
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231 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

1 Thank Soggyinsnoqualmie
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

Thank misopiso88
Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Don't come here. It's not worth it. service was slow and food was average. I ended up having to go the kitchen to find out where our food was. Only thing we ordered was appetizer and salads. Manager came over and apologized. Read the Yelp reviews. Lots of 1 ratings for slow service

Thank Peter T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went to Purple to celebrate a birthday. Had the starter kale salad, squash pasta, chop chop salad with steak, crème brule, and no flour hazelnut chocolate cake --all exquisitely made and presented and delicious. Tried a wine flight which is always fun. The food and service were excellent which just added to a very fun evening!

1 Thank Heidi D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Wine Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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?