Cafe Juanita

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Italian
Cafe Juanita features Chef Holly Smith's award winning 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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JR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. Wonderful menu mix of new dishes and variations of old favorites. The service is always up to the very high standard set by the kitchen, which is a rarity. This is as comfortable a high end dining experience as you could hope for. We have the good fortune to be local and never left without feeling like we just had a very special evening.

CV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had out in a long time. The pasta was pure perfection, salad was fresh and the service was superb. They took every precaution amidst the virus to sanitize. I can hardly wait to go back to enjoy the deck in the summer.

OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Juanita. Great food and service. We live that is a chef/restauranteur place. More ownership and authenticity. Yum!

Deserves a Star!!

CC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and flawless service in an elegant space. If you want fantastic Northern Italian food, this should be your go-to place in Western WA.

NN
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always amazing food, outstanding service, and perfect atmosphere. Looking forward going back and also enjoying the outdoor area when the weather gets a bit warmer.

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First visit in over a decade (seems like they are always booked) . We won’t wait again; we’ll be back. Menu is limited but it is apparent that lots! of care goes into each and every dish, including the bread plate and salads. None of the old Italian standards like Chicken Parmigiana on the menu. Service was great. $8 to park, plus tip. We were near the kitchen which was loud and the oversized door allows a draft, so 4 star with 5 star flavors.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and spotless as always with impeccable personable service. We loved the housemade Tarajin and risotto, and the branzini and appreciated the wine recommendation. Wonderful meal!

TB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Cafe Juanita. Everything was perfect. We both had amazing meals, and the service was exceptional. We couldn't have been happier!!

KP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food and service was exceptional. Will be back.

VI
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our great experience started from the time we made the reservation with someone from the restaurant calling to ask us if we have any special requirements. We were seated promptly and made to feel welcome and comfortable. We ordered the vegetarian tasting menu and enjoyed every course. Our favorite was the pasta dish with sage butter. It is a lot of courses / food, so make sure you don't end up eating too much of the amazing basket of bread.
Awesome service, amazing food and my wife and I had a great time

F
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service coupled with a quiet ambiance made for a very memorable evening!

BF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable dining experience. Absolutely perfect place for a special occasion.

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible for vegetarians. There's a good reason why Holly Smith is recognized as the best restaurateur/chef in Seattle.

M
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband loves the rabbit each time we visit. This is a special restaurant!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Valentine’s Day dinner

MG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The ambiance, service and food at Cafe Juanita is fantastic. I took my husband recently to celebrate his birthday. We had a great table and our host and waitress wished him a happy birthday. I called before to request a chocolate dessert with a candle for his birthday and what was delivered to close out the celebratory meal was the tiniest chocolate mouse I've ever seen. I would have brought in a cake had I known how minimal and underwhelming the birthday dessert would be.

Recommend for business dinners or a date night. Skip for a birthday celebration.

DF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going there many years because the food and service are excellent. It is our go to place for any special celebrations.

m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited a few times and the experience is always delightful. Attentive staff, comfortable atmosphere and delicious food! Our recent visit, we celebrated our 40th Anniversary!

TE
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Best on the Eastside for food, service, and overall quality

PD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed son's birthday and daughter's engagement dinner with excellent service and food.

YL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great interior design. Would like to try their tasting menu next time when I will be there on a weekend!

g
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for Valentine's day tasting menu... The server didn't do a great job at explaining the options. We ended up choosing the special menu. Food was great and we enjoyed the experience but the portions were small and we left the restaurant still hungry. For the price (about $500 for two) I was hoping to at least fill my appetite. Still love the restaurant but would probably go with the a la carte next time.

LW
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any time you come you it will be special. But Valentine's they go all out. It was three hours of decadence and joy.

SM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Valentine’s Day menu! Pricey, but worth every penny!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night we visited Cafe Juanita for an early Valentine’s Day dinner & were delighted with the amazing food, service & ambience! This was one of our favorite dining experiences in Seattle (Kirkland) & will not be our last there. Thanks, Cafe Juanita for making our night so special!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service. Exceptional pasta. Rack of lamb rates among the best. A dining experience that rivals that of the best New York restaurants.

M
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Juanita has become our favorite restaurant for a special occasion. Always friendly and fun!

b
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, nice wine selection, romantic atmosphere(great valentines date night), attentive & extremely knowledgable service - all around great dining experience.

BR
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there celebrating a birthday and while the Food and service was nice there was nothing complementary for the birthday Except for a decorated plate with a candle which was disappointing because it makes you wonder why do they ask in the first place Seems that for the price point they could throw in a little something special

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a wonderful experience at cafe Juanita. The chefs tasting meal with wine pariring was definitely a bargain for the quality and amount of wine given.

I would definitely come back to cafe Juanita on my next visit to Washington.

f
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten all over the world and Cafe Juanita brings a combination of great food and a cool vibe that I haven't found many places. Well priced for what you get. Bravo!

KC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a fantastic meal with wonderful service. Everything we tried was an A+++. Yes it is pricey, but worth the splurge.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

French style cuisine, local flavors, good plating, great service.

JR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing short of amazing...definitely try the rabbit (over and over again)!

ME
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Juanita never disappoints. The tasting menu was amazing. This is by far our favorite restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service was top notch.

EP
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Juanita is always a treat, the dining room's ambience and noise level is a refreshing alternative to many of the noisy but otherwise higher end restaurants that are prevalent.
Beyond excellent quality ingredients and creative dishes, an enticing wine list, you can be certain of attentive professional service, without pretense. My party of four enjoyed the Chefs tasting menu, absolutely every bite was memorable.

EO
Seattle
304 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This is our favorite restaurant as the wonderful menus are spectacular with so many choices (vegan and pescatarian are also available), the chefs are amazing and very detail oriented with food prep and presentations, and the servers are all terrific! We go 1-3 times a month and many go as well for special occasions. It’s delightful and in the warmer months they also have a patio open which people love.
Spectacular!!

DV
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was simply spectacular. Delicious, creative food, tasty cocktails, excellent service and a meal that was perfectly paced. Just outstanding in every way possible!

AK
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan the bartender who served us is incredible!! We are so happy we came

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