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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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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3005
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did have high expectations for this restaurant as I had heard great things. The wine list was great; however, the food was not great. We ordered the cauliflower, chopped salad, and the veal/pancetta bolognese. We definitely weren't impressed with any of it.

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on son's recommendation. Drinks were Ok, but not great. Wine was good, and choices were great. Ordered duck for dinner. Taste was good, but it was tough. So although it was ok, probably won't go back. Too many other choices, that we really like.

Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a late night snack and a bottle of wine after a show. It was my first visit and it was great! The four of us shared olives, meat and cheese. I would visit again to try more of the menu! Great environment.

Thank MelissaLynn85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and ambience. Amazing wine. Couldn’t have asked for better. I had a steak and it came out perfectly to my liking.

Thank jobyone80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful downtown restaurant. Romantic ambiance. We visited for wine and dinner before going to the Fifth Avenue for a performance. It was very convenient and the staff was very accommodating.

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening dining at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle. The ambience was perfect which created a beautiful evening to be in Seattle! The glimmer of the holiday lights shimmered through the window at the table where we were seated....More

Thank Darla F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because you are in Wine Country you can bring your freshly purchased wine in for your meal. Good food, attentive staff, cozy ambiance.

Thank hdhatp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little pricy but the bolognese was delicious! We also go the cheese plate (which was tiny for the price but still super delicious) and a wine flight of three Spanish wines. Great atmosphere. Service was a little far between but based on our night...More

Thank rlhornbostel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

was there with friends and i really enjoyed a lot specially with sweetish cake. but i waited for 5 minutes for having a seat because place was full of people.

Thank Dexter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very cool wine bar, with a great selection of wines and liquors from all over the world! I tried an “orange” wine that is made from white grapes, but drinks more like a red than a rose! A nice respite for weary walkers looking...More

Thank Matt J
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24 September 2017|
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Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
Business casual is what I would say. My husband does wear shorts but he usually has on a nice button up with them.
Megan S
26 December 2015|
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Response from Travel C | Reviewed this property |
No, it's a restaurant. under 21 is fine
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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