Cafe Juanita

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$50 and over
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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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We serve a tasting menu only to celebrate New Years Eve, with reservations available 5:00pm-10:00pm. Our tasting menu is $190per guest with optional wine pairings $125. Please share any dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, vegan and pescatarian menus are available with advanced notice.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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RL
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful endive salad with anchovies. Endive especially tender and crisp.

Also enjoyed veal chop, rack of lamb, and rabbit.

Vanilla panna cotta extremely creamy although I prefer the lighter version at Blue Acre Seafood.

OS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Juanita is always an elegant but simple pleasure. Outstanding food, properly attentive service, great wine list, and desserts that make you crave more. We save Cafe Juanita for special occasions and it has never disappointed.

R
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This Eastside gem manages to stay first rate decade after decade. While the atmosphere isn't as trendy as some newer restaurants and the clientele doesn't come here to see and be seen, the delicious creative cuisine remains remarkable (be sure to get the tasting menu for the full experience) and the long-time staff delivers a seamless evening.

R
Seattle
70 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated successfully selling our house with a Cafe Juanita tasting menu. It was just as fabulous as always, with the foie gras and the lamb being especially memorable. While we are happy about our move (to a retirement community in Lacey), we hate to say farewell to Cafe Juanita. One more visit will happen!

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and food was outstanding! A little noisy. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

a
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very special evening. We did tasting menu with wine pairing. We loved 90% of our meal. Creative & exceptional.

SK
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of the best restaurants in the Seattle area & a perfect fine dining restaurant. We’ve been coming here for 15 years & it is still one of our favorite restaurants.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent and they accommodated our dietary requests. Thankyou

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing all around!!!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience at cafe Juanita! Had a very lovely time with my girlfriend, service was great and so was the location. Will absolutely return here

K
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Date night with the wife. Excellent food and service. I had the Ox Tail Risotto and it was excellent. Service was excellent from beginning to end. Will for sure be back again and again..

MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service. I can’t wait to go back.

KE
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linda was our server. She was friendly and attentive; she knew the right times to approach the table to check on us.
Food was excellent

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Will visit regularly

KF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m never disappointed here.

T
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by our Waiter Dan and Wine Steward April. As always, the food was prepared to perfection. I highly recommend the Wygu Beef.

m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best place to celebrate! Food is incredible, service impeccable. The restaurant called a day before our reservation to find out if we had any food restrictions. They offered some fantastic gluten free options for my husband! Would absolutely come back.

NW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible, is all I can say. A must go to restaurant if looking for a special evening.

SE
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best service of any restaurant we’ve been to in Seattle. Thanks for a great evening Dan.

BB
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had a great time catching up and enjoying the amazing food. The dishes are quite innovative and the staff is quite attentive. It's a very lively place mixed between couples to large parties drinking and really enjoying themselves.

w
Mexico City
24 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Juanita is rated one of the best restaurants in Seattle for a good reason. Our experience started by being seated right away. The dining room is very inviting. The noise level is actually fairly low but not to the point of being too quiet. The staff that we dealt with were all very professional and helpful.

We were in from out of town but go to Seattle frequently. This was our first visit to Cafe Juanita. I typically like to bring a nice local bottle of wine with us. Unfortunately I did not have time to look at their wine list and brought a bottle they serve. Our waiter was very helpful in choosing a different one from a vintner I had not known of. The wine was great.

Most important though is that all the food was excellent. Between my wife and I we had 6 courses. We skipped desert. Everything we tried was fabulous.

Overall we had a wonderful experience. We will definitely be going back.

R
Seattle
71 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was As wonderful as ever, and we found a new favorite, risotto with cheddar, studded with mushrooms and blackberries. So good!

Cafe Juanita
Responded on September 21, 2019

So glad you enjoyed. As for the risotto...no cheddar in the risotto, only 30 month aged Parmigiano-Reggiano:-) But, there was a corn crema flavoring it which contributed a rich, mild sweetness and a bit of color! We look forward to your next visit.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing food! Professional, friendly service. Appreciate the calm pace of the restaurant, felt very relaxed which is not something found in many restaurants. Every last bit of the meal and experience was exceptional! We are so very lucky to have this restaurant in our community!

s
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant on the Eastside! It is quaint and personal but great atmosphere! Servers are attentive and efficient and the food is amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever enjoyed. Fantastic food, ambiance, and service.

TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Seattle, everything is fantastic, making my anniversary special.

DB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal and experience. Always a great time.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing, and the staff was just as amazing. Chef Holly, is one of the best at creating unique dishes and she takes the time to Meet her guess, don’t wait for a special occasion, treat yourself to this wonderful place

J
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fanciest restaurant I have ever eaten at! I would almost say too fancy, but the waiter was great at explaining everything to us, and was extremely knowledgeable. Food tasted amazing, the room was beautiful with the open back door with a view of the woods.

N
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group consisted of four seniors who appreciate refined food, excellent service, and low decibel levels. We shared the sweet corn, chanterelles, and blackberry risotto and the tagliatelle (pasta of the day). Both were memorable. The sablefish (black cod) special swam in a mouth watering broth. It was slightly crispy when bitten into, then it melted in your mouth. Sigh. The rabbit braised in Arneis, porcini, pancetta, gnocchi alla Romana, and carrot cream exploded in complex flavors that is making me salivate as I write. The entire experience was extraordinary from beginning to end. Cafe Juanita is truly one of best restaurants we’ve ever eaten in.

BT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the ambiance incredible, and the service was perfect, from the waitress to the busboy

t
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely dinner. Everything we ordered was excellent and the service was top notch

JJ
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were late arriving and they were very accommodative. Service and food were very good and as we remembered from several years ago when we dined there.

JT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food every time!

c
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have the tasting menu! It was sublime. And add the wine selection as well!!

ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drink, and service. Highly recommend for a special event or date night!

KB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Juanita is my go to restaurant to treat clients as we always have a very memorable meal. The staff are always very attentive, the atmosphere is inviting, the wine line amazing and the food is simply spectacular. We've also celebrated special birthdays and will continue to visit for many years to come!

RR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! The food, wine, service attention couldn't have more spot on. Will return soon!

TJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A dining experience second to none. Thoughtful food preparation where taste, texture, aromas and color have been taken seriously. Service that's impeccable but not pretentious. A warmly welcoming environment. Overall an outstanding place to celebrate.

n
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Juanita is simply the best! The food is imaginative, surprising and also comforting. On my most recent visit I enjoyed one of the best steaks I have ever had and steak is not the reason I go to Cafe Juanita. The risotto blew my face off and the wine pairing was just right. The staff is beyond knowledgeable and completely gracious. Whether I'm celebrating a special occasion or not, every visit to Cafe Juanita feels incredibly special. I'm so thankful for Chef Holly Smith, Chef Lauren Thompson and Wine Director April Pogue and the entire Cafe Juanita team. Their commitment to excellence is bar none.

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