Diners at Purple are somewhat dwarfed by the enormous room, with its huge glass windows and floor-to-ceiling wine storage tower, rising in the middle of the restaurant like a fortress of drink. It's an appropriate centerpiece as wine is a big feature at Purple, with wine flights available and lots of variety in the varietals. Happily, wine pairings are surprisingly inexpensive here compared to other Seattle restaurants. As for the food, the menu has creative entrees that make use of on the bounty of the Pacific Northwest (like seafood stew or Dungeness crab and chanterelle mushroom pasta) alongside gastro-pubby fare like crispy-crust pizzas, and burgers made from free-range, Painted Hills beef. The only thing you can’t order is quiet—all of the exposed brick and metallic trim in this industrial-chic room amplify the clatter of plates and roar of many conversations. Lunch is less expensive but just as noisy.