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Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

323 Parkplace Ctr, Kirkland, WA 98033-6229
425-828-3772
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Ranked #15 of 231 restaurants in Kirkland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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larrchar
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278 reviews 278 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Purple is an attractive, pleasant place in Kirkland. The food is very good and so is the service. My guest and I enjoyed half salads which were generous, not all lettuce like some places. The wine flight was delicious and service was prompt and friendly . Enjoy a pleasant lunch here . Outdoor seating will be available when it warms... More

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Seattle, Washington
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41 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I especially enjoy visiting at happy hour, and love the crab cakes. A little known fact is that for those of us who keep a fine wine cellar, or just want to have something not on their wine list, Purple lets us bring one bottle with no corkage charge. Good deal.

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Paris
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I have been going to Purple Café in Kirkland for about 10 years and love the fact that I can always count on it. Kirkland is stuffed full of places to eat, and they change all the time - going back regularly on business, if I want to go somewhere that is good and I can trust, I always go... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is great, but a bit pricy. The pairings are always spot on - someone really knows what they are doing. Happy hour is pretty good - the housemade crackers that come with the spreads are absolutely the best.

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Kirkland, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

whether it is in my glass or the restaurant I Love! Heavy Restaurants has hit a Grand Slam even Tommy Heinriech would Love and impress his friends with. Love the menu! Wish I could have more time and money: I would simply Love to eat this menu. Love the wine list! Except they don't have Cayuse now! Dang it! Love... More

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The food is good but the service so-so. I have gone in there and gone unnoticed for more than 10 minutes on more than one occasion...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Great place to eat and enjoy a glass of wine. I went for a business lunch and a romantic dinner. Both experiences were amazing. Definitely try the sea salt carmals. Wait staff is capable and friendly great place to dine.

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Seattle, Washington
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42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I've been to the Purple several times for lunch, and have enjoyed the food choices. We had an excellent baked brie at $14 (we couldn't stopped eating, but it was a little pricey in my opinion) and also tried the kalamata tapenade spread with flatbread ($3.5). In addition they bring flatbread and crackers with butter. We really could have stopped... More

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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

What a wonderful evening our family shared at Purple. It delights on all levels. The walls surrounding the inside diners, are floor to ceiling displays of bottles of wine. One other wall is open to a patio, for those who wish to dine outside. The offerings on the menu left us trying to chose from several options. I had the... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

It might just have been a bad night for this one waiter...but the moment he heard none of us were having wine he totally "wrote us off" and gave us terrible service. We never got the cheese platter & olives appetizers and had to ask for it after the main courses were already there, one order was wrong, and he... More

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