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Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

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323 Parkplace Ctr, Kirkland, WA 98033-6229
425-828-3772
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Purple Cafe and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that...
Purple Cafe and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients. We feature an expansive menu ranging from artisan cheeses, starters, soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas to pasta and seafood. We take a great deal of pride in utilizing the freshest, local ingredients that change with the seasons. On the wine side of things our wine list features over 80 glass and 600 bottle selections. Over the years our wine program has been recognized with various accolades that include an "Award of Ultimate Distinction" from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and being named "Best Wine Bar" by Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington Viewers Poll.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service Supreme

I was taken to this charming café for my birthday lunch. Eliot was our server and provided us with recommendations for the wine. I appreciated the courtesy and care given to us. It was very enjoyable. Thank you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Becky S
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Carlsborg, WA
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carlsborg, WA
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I was taken to this charming café for my birthday lunch. Eliot was our server and provided us with recommendations for the wine. I appreciated the courtesy and care given to us. It was very enjoyable. Thank you.

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Kirkland, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kind of pricing, only had lunch. Sandwich and salad. The sandwich was very good, could not finish it.

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Kirkland, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great service and the best cheese macaroni with lobster ever, the wine menu it's pretty good, we had a great time, our waitress was very nice .

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Kirkland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited with a couple who we had not seen for a while. The service was fantastic and the food and drinks were up to standard. The interesting part we liked was that although they ad music the volume and quality was such that we could carry our conversation. No pressure from the waiter to get more food or drinks.... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My last visit was so pleasant! I am a white wine drinker and asked the kind server for a suggestion to go with my pear and gorgonzola pizza. It was a wonderful "FST" Reisling and worked well with the pizza. I love wine and cheese so tasted my friend's dates with gorgonzola which were also nice. This is why I... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We came for brunch and I was disappointed. When you read the description, the food sounds so delicious. Unfortunately, the food itself does not live up to the hype. I got a pork sandwich which cost $20 and it was not great. The bread was nice but the pork was not as advertised. My husband ordered risotto and it was... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Yum! Their set menu is a fun way to try a variety of dishes over the course of one night. Love the chopped salad! Their ambiance can be romantic or lively, depending on the night. Love that they have veg options.

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Panajachel, Guatemala
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants to take the kids in the area. Believe it or not they have a great kids menu. My kids love the grilled cheese and sweet potato fries. They even offer a flight of flavored milk for kids. The dining options for adults is even better, they have several salad and sandwich options... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our group of 18 recently had dinner at this location. Because everyone has unique tastes, I wanted to give an overview of what our group thought about the food and drink. The general consensus regarding the main course; The grilled filet mignon was excellent. The pan seared salmon was just ok. The pan roasted pork chops were good. The lobster... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Purple chain (4 restaurants in the Seattle area) has chosen an excellent approach to dining: a superb selection of wine paired with excellent menus, with many standard dishes, but some exceptional specials. The day after Thanksgiving, they served a Turducken open face sandwich, which was absolutely fantastic. And I discovered my now-favorite Chardonnay (Martin Ray) at Purple-Kirkland. I've eaten... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 323 Parkplace Ctr, Kirkland, WA 98033-6229
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kirkland
  • Phone Number: 425-828-3772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Purple Cafe and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients. We feature an expansive menu ranging from artisan cheeses, starters, soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas to pasta and seafood. We take a great deal of pride in utilizing the freshest, local ingredients that change with the seasons. On the wine side of things our wine list features over 80 glass and 600 bottle selections. Over the years our wine program has been recognized with various accolades that include an "Award of Ultimate Distinction" from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and being named "Best Wine Bar" by Evening Magazine's Best of Western Washington Viewers Poll.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?