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Purple Dot anyone??

In 1, Food, restaraunt, service reviews on September 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Purple Dot Cafe

515 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104-2918
(206) 622-0288

The food: We are fairly particular about our dim sum and this place delivered!!  They had a great variety of dishes, we had 6, all of which had excellent flavor and were hot and fresh.

The service:  This appeared initially to the a weak point at the Purple Dot, as it took a while to get going.  One of my personal gauges for service is how well my water glass is kept filled, and in the beginning it was not.  However, about half way through the meal, someone threw a switch or something, because it remained full for the rest of the meal!!!

Ambiance:  Very clean, new feel to this restaurant with a nice fish tank to stare at, if that is your thing.   Seating in some areas is a bit tight but there is definitely enough room to maneuver the carts around without banging knees and shins.

Price point:  I thought the prices were very reasonable, especially based on the selection available and of course the taste!!
Miscellaneous:  the one glaring drawback to this spot is the availability of parking, (in the International District?? Go figure!!!)  Be prepared to either park and pay, park and walk or get lucky.  Or you could take the new light rail which will let you out about two blocks from the restaurant!!   One other factoid is this place stays open late!!, like 2-3am.  If you are a fan of good dim sum, I would highly recommend checking this place out.  Enjoy!!


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Introduction

In Food, restaraunt, service reviews on April 13, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Most people after a weekend ask you what you did. My wife and I found many of our friends and co-workers asking us, “What and where did you eat, and how was it?” So, I thought why not start putting our experiences around the Seattle, and occasionally quite a bit further, in the culinary world out on the web?

Let me just start by saying we are no one special, I mean to say neither of us attended any cooking schools, or were food critics for some major publication. We are in fact, just two people who really enjoy food, of all types and are constantly looking for the “next best place to grab a bite”. We have both had the opportunity to experience cuisine around the world, so we do claim a small knowledge of what authentic cuisine entails, but to be honest we have found that a great meal is created by a lot more than just the food.

We generally will eat out at least once a week, most often twice. So, we do get out a fair amount, and really try as many different eateries as we can. These can be the “holes in the walls” all the way up to the may I take your coat establishments. We choose them based on reviews, word of mouth, driving by, you name it.

We will give the name and location of where we ate and rate the following:

  • The food: taste, plating, portion size
  • The service
  • Ambiance of the restaurant
  • Price point, is it worth it?
  • Miscellaneous, things we just thought to mention

Please understand, we are not doing this for any other reason than for fun, and anything published here is just our opinion, so remember to take it all with a grain of salt, or perhaps saffron?