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Purple Cafe and Wine Bar

#21 of 3,052 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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1225 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101-3005 (Corner of 4th Avenue & University Street)
+1 206-829-2280
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great ambiance. Wonderful food. I tried the cauliflower hash, very fresh and tasty. Vast wine menu and fun cocktails.

Thank Kristynn S
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Atmosphere is great. Nice views out the cascading windows. Classy-casual. Crowd is nice. Menu outstanding. The Wine Menu offers a lot and is not over priced. I was a bit hesitant to walk into a wine bar and order my traditional old-fashioned. So, I went and ordered a nice big bold Cab (Sheridan) and got talking to the bartender, Janice,... More 

Thank Cwarticki
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is great. Love this restaurant. We have been several times now. Get the cauliflower appies to share

Thank Pamster56
Puyallup, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner after a show. The room temp was colder than my beer. Yes, it is a wine bar, but to serve my beer in a can? Really? I felt like I was in a SNL spoof of a snooty bar.

Thank Mark V
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on a business trip. Hotel suggested this as a place to grab a burger. So much more than that. Really a wine bar (massive selection). Sat at the bar at people watched. Cool crowd. Great lamb burger and Malbec.

Thank Joel W
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reservations. Got seated at the bar upstairs immediately. Very romantic setting, amazing food. One of our favorite nights out together. Highly recommend!

1 Thank Lesley S
North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the decor.... dramatic wine staircase in the middle of the room. Great service, food ok, but it was freezing in the restaurant! It seems the big entry doors let in cold air every time opened and the high ceilings do not allow for the heating to catch up. Will be back in the summer!

Thank NVladybug
Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked past this place at around 11:30am and it was busy! So, we stopped by around 5pm for an early dinner. We sat at the bar. They had a special mulled wine that was phenomenal! Food: - Baked Brie - a MUST! Flakey goodness with brie inside - Dungeness Crab Sandwich - so-so. It was served cold with a... More 

Thank miamitola
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with family and friends a few days after Christmas. Generally good, but not perfect. Nice open dining area which showcases the wines they offer. Here's what we had: 1) Fried Calamari - Average, not any better than a lot of calamari I've had 2) Burrata - Good, I liked the burrata and romesco, but not a... More 

Thank Vancouver_Roary
North Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have walked past this restaurant many times and often thought "we should try it sometimes".... Positive: Nice decor, reasonable prices and attentive service. Negatives: Restaurant is very cold (temperature) and even with a reservation got seated by the door. The dinner menu is all over the place sandwiches (?), burgers, salads, and only 4 or 5 real entrees...Clearly trying to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary, Wine Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?