Cafe Juanita

4.8
2778 reviews
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Cafe Juanita features nationally acclaimed Northern Italian cuisine prepared using the freshest Northwest ingredients and complimented by an award-winning wine list. We are 90% organic in raw ingredients.
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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Lovely evening with impeccable food. Service a bit meh. Other servers were describing all the extra details. Ours was very nice but ordering took a while and some minor descriptions missed. Kind of felt sad as we listened to the other waiter pull out the stops. Would definitely return but wished that more attention was given in this price point:)

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CL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is consistantly excellent. It's always a treat to dine there.

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GS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the days since our tasting/pairing at Juanita Cafe, we’re still talking about this lovely dining experience. What a perfect three hours of remarkable food and drink, lively conversation and impeccable service. And it’s rare to be in a restaurant where the sounds of music, other diners and kitchen doesn’t invade your own conversation. This kitchen is vulnerably in the open but the calm artistry was a highlight. What a great night!

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KS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally delicious food beautifully presented

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p
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten here a number of times, it is one our favorite places to go for a special occasion. In this case, my husband's birthday. Chef Holly Smith never disappoints. This time I had the special fish of the day: scallops. They were perhaps the best scallops I've ever had. Also had the yellowtail ceviche as a starter, and the flavor profile blew me away. We ALWAYS get a risotto to share, as their risotto is the best anywhere! The meal was simply superb, with perfect service to match.

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PJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was average and really overpriced. Won’t be going back.

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t
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely memorable dining experience once again. Chef Holly Smith never disappoints.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place great food. A little noisy because of the loud table next to us but generally the noise level is fine.

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I took my parents to dinner to celebrate their 40th anniversary. It was a perfect night and experience. Our server was knowledgeable, professional, and fun. The food was phenomenal as was the wine. The portions were just right so we didn’t feel overly full- just right with happy pallets. The scallops and crudo were fantastic. I wish I had written down the wine we ordered! 10/10 Will be back

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SM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous overall, great location, excellent service, food and wine list

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Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Cafe Juanita is a jewel. Small, intimate and friendly place with exceptional offerings on the menu. The wine list is perfect for the venue and even though they don't have a bar, they can make almost any requested cocktail and dinner after dinner drink. It is a little pricey, but each dish is made to perfection. There were four of us recently for dinner and each person raved about their meals. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion, anniversary, birthday or any time you just want to have a high-end dinner experience.

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DK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing food, definitely a fine dining experience.

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TT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister and I went to Cafe Juanita on a Tuesday night for a special celebration, and we both thought it was the best meal we'd had in a long time. The ambience there is so serene and beautiful, with good jazz playing lightly in the background. All the food was artistically presented and amazingly delicious, and the service was perfect.

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EA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Cafe Juanita. It feels like a special occasion spot and we'll go back. Food was absolutely perfect.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food are all very salty

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a Very special birthday filled with joy!

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H
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and knowledgeable server and Sommelier. Great for special occasions.

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Z
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Thank you for the personal attention, Holly!

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite dining experience in the world. Every meal I've had at Cafe Juanita has been superb and I believe the staff at CJ set the bar for Seattle dining. Every time I walk out the door, I pause for a minute and watch the kitchen staff at work, and I'm inspired to be excellent at what I do for a living. I love CJ.

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Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect from beginning to end and everything in between. Amazing food, service, and ambiance. Fine dining at its finest.

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m
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Three of us had the seafood tasting menu and one of us had the vegetarian tasting menu. It is a great way to sample many things that are on the a la carte menu. Each mini course was beautifully presented and delicious. The housemade egg pasta with caviar was one of the best things I have eaten in my life.

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BP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yellowfin with the slivered almonds, micro greens, and avocado was exquisite. The handmade pasta filled with veal/lamb was to die for. Everything was fantastic.

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K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, they did not rush us, which, for an anniversary dinner/celebration, was appreciated! The food was awesome, every bite!
Thank you, Cafe Juanita for making our celebration special.

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H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there a couple of times with my wife. This is a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Juanita serving some excellent food. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They ensure that we enjoyed our meal and had a good time.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance and service. Went for our anniversary and they made us feel special. Our waiter was fantastic.

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EK
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The New Years tasting menu was wonderful and perfectly executed. Gracious, intelligent servers in a beautiful and comfortable setting make Cafe Juanita a go-to place for us.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & sevice. Amish our server was wonderful & really new his wines & food.

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GI
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Perfect. Can't enough about the place. I will dine there on every special occasion.

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P
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cafe Juanita is a sure thing. The food, the service, the atmosphere are always fabulous. With a fixed menu on New Year's Eve, the tastes always surprise and stretch me. As they did this year with a palate pleasing array of seafood, Wagyu beef, and Guinea Hen. My husband and I split the paired wines between us. It was a perfect solution, giving us wines that perfectly complemented the food in a volume that made sense for two light drinkers. If you want a meal that is a symphony for the senses, there is no better place in the Seattle area.

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Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, as always. At this price point, one expects to feel cared for, and Cafe Juanita always delivers.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years date. Service was impeccable, ambiance was great. Lady bosses in the kitchen. Highly recommend for a romantic night.

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A
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved our meal! flavor, presentation, service, atmosphere - all very well done. we did the tasting menu with wine pairings and each plate was delicious and beautifully presented. it is quite expensive but well worth for the experience and unique dishes with fresh, seasonal ingredients. exceptional service as well.

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K
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Family gathering for the holidays

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RH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my lady friend for her birthday. Friendliness of staff, ease of access (we are both a little gimpy), ambience all outstanding. Service a little slow, but it was a busy night. Drinks made perfectly, but then the food! OMG, the food is simply beyond description. Every bite exploded with flavor, all cooked perfectly and served hot. No wonder this has to be the best restaurant on the East Side, and I'll put it up against any in Seattle.

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H
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Why do we spend every anniversary dinner here? Because it never disappoints! The food and service continue to be on point year over year. The attention to detail and quality of food is the reason Cafe Juanita is at the top of our list for any special occasion. And yet, it's casual, approachable and not stuffy at all. The wine list can be overwhelming but our serve broke it down for us. They also happily split plates so we can try more courses (and they also offered a tasting menu).

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JS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food prepared with creativity and passion. Service was great as well.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent vegan menu! Superb service

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After years on the wish list, we finally made it to Cafe Juanita! Everything about it was spectacular!

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EG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The indifference of the service personnel overshadowed the food. A sad family dinner, everyone was happy when it was done, in record time for the price that was paid.

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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love café Juanita but the only annoyance is the parking. I arrived in an empty parking lot but had to valet for 8 dollars. That's a bit ridiculous. Otherwise true perfection.

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