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Purple Cafe & Wine Bar

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American, Wine Bar
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323 Parkplace Ctr, Kirkland, WA 98033-6229
425-828-3772
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11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Nice and easy and tasty

Needed a place for an impromptu business meeting on a fabulously sunny day in Kirkland. Purple filled the bill. Great tastes from their menu and wonderfully professional service from their wait staff. Looking forward to our return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Kirkland, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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457 reviews 457 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The salads at Purple are great, full of ingredients. The 1/2 sandwich and salad or soup Special is delicious, too. I have also had the Brie appetizer which is served with apricot Preserves. It is very good, as well. On sunny days there is outdoor service.

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Kirkland, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Needed a place for an impromptu business meeting on a fabulously sunny day in Kirkland. Purple filled the bill. Great tastes from their menu and wonderfully professional service from their wait staff. Looking forward to our return.

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eastside
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One of the best wine bars on the eastside.. Always fabulous 😊 I have never had a bad meal or poor service.. Five stars!!

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Seattle, WA USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The food at Purple is always good, but salty. I leave and can't seems to get enough water for hours. One of my favorite dishes they make is the Chicken Marsala. They change their menu seasonally. They usually server the marsala over mashed potatoes and it's so delicious and satisfy with the tasty mushroom gravy. When I was there this... More 

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

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
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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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14 reviews 14 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 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
178 reviews 178 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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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, Wine Bar

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?