Cafe Juanita

4.8
2844 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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JA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Juanita is a special place. The food and service are fantastic. You get what you pay for. I love this place.

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CK
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal with superb service. The ambiance is also very nice. It truly is one of the nicest restaurants in the Seattle area.

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

Anniversary dinner was fantastic!

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BF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat out a lot and try new restaurants. I’d say this was my best experience in four years in Seattle. It’s expensive, but the service, atmosphere, pace and quality of food are all top notch and worth the price. Excellent meal and will return.

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JD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always wonderful food! Celebrating our wedding anniversary and did the tasting menu with wine pairings. Everything was prepared perfectly and the timing of the delivery was perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better anniversary dinner.

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OT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful spot for a quiet, excellent dinner. It is so nice to be able to talk and be heard while enjoying good food and service.

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Its a wonderful place to eat. My wife loves it. You just have to be prepared to pay for it.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous and delicious. Our server Amish (hope i spelled that right) made the night awesome and Chef Holly Smith even came over and talked to us about the food which was a real treat! This was my 5th time at Cafe Juanita and it definitely will not be my last.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food simply put amazing. Best food for price.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pricey, but one of the few places left where you still actually get what you pay for. Everything is always perfectly prepared!

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JC
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. This is a special occasion restaurant and it never fails to deliver

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in PNW

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would easily put Cafe Juanita at the top of Seattle dining experiences. Every aspect and detail of the experience was crafted to perfection. Food was superlative, service discreet, friendly and knowledgeable, ambience was soothing - altogether every element harmonized to make for a truly memorable evening.

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M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Juanita is absolutely amazing, some of the best Italian inspired food I have never had outside of Italy. The freshness of everything was incredible, the flavors were unbelievable. Their wine list is unreal, and the cocktails to start were a perfect pairing. Looking forward to going back soon.

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TW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute joy to be in such a well done environment, eating truly thoughtful food.

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CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, the best meal of my life. The quality and presentation was outstanding.

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i
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As usual the food was excellent
And the staff very welcoming and attentive. My only comment is that our waiter seemed stressed out which was a bit of a negative vibe on the evening. Never had this experience at Cafe Juanita before. The wait staff are usually fantastic.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our last trip to Cafe Juanita was 5 years ago. So happy to see it is still an amazing place! Food and service are sensational. Atmosphere is refined but relaxed, not pretentious at all. The kitchen is open but somehow incredibly quiet. A pleasure to watch the chef and her staff calmly turn out amazing food. A real gem of a place. Dan was our server and we enjoyed him immensely! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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SR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

For an Anniversary would have preferred a more private table, but we are always impressed by the flavors and the quality of the food. Of course it’s expensive, but it is what it is for a fine dining experience and great food presentation, that really sets it apart from other nice restaurants. 2 Anniversaries in a row we chose Cafe Juanita in part due to the fact it’s the nicest place north of DT Kirkland and close to Kenmore, and when I go out for a meal that can run $400+ for two I have high expectations, and Cafe Jaunita does not disappoint.

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MT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening! The Owner/Chef Holly was again an amazing host, and the meal was a treat. The lamb was out of this world as was the gnocchi and raviolis. Aperitifs started everything off just right and we look forward to our next trip. Only down side was that the copper river salmon was not yet available guaranteeing me to return😎.

Next time we have agreed that will be doing the Chefs Tasting Menu w/wine pairings

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RT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique dishes we’ve seen nowhere else! Delicious. Thoughtful service. Perfect for a special occasion.

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e
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived in the area for years and have never been. It is definitely someplace I will go back to! Food was amazing, service impeccable and just a flawless experience. Definitely worthy of a celebration. Can’t wait to return!

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OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, amazing food. Will come again.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch service and excellent food. Always a great experience at Cafe Juanita, definitely one the top 5 restaurants in the Seattle area.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time at Cafe Juanita. It was an exquisite dining experience. The elegant atmosphere was NW understated. I felt perfectly comfortable without the sport jacket and tie.

Food is perfection.

My only issue with the experience was they did not have something to put your utensils on when the dish was not conducive to resting your utensils on the side of the plate. A small stone block or walnut utensil rest (to match the tables) would be perfect. It’s not proper etiquette to set your utensils on the table, so you’re stuck holding them. At 500+ for 2, the experience should be flawless. Despite this slight annoyance, my best friend and I had a fantastic experience. Until next time!

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ES
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Wonderful service from Dan! A group of 6 of us went to celebrate a couple of birthdays in style. Café Juanita was the perfect place for it!

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C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a wonderful place for a special occasion! It’s a little pricey for us but everything was excellent!

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very friendly great service

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RC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always amazing. Looking forward to sitting in the patio this summer. A great dining experience.

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b
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ahh another practically perfect meal at Cafe Juanita. This restaurant had the best food and service in the Seattle area. It isn't cheap, but the quality of the food and service fully justify the cost. We will be back soon.

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C
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was amazing. The yellowtail appetizer was delicious, the rabbit was perfect and our server was attentive and delightful. I highly recommend!

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SR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu with wine pairing and the food - each and every serving - was excellent! Absolutely value for money!

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D
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding! The food was exquisite and delicious, but the portion sizes were for children. When I drop $500 for dinner for two, which is rare, I don’t want to walk away feeling unsatisfied. Still, if you have a moderate appetite, and if $500 is pocket change, give Cafe Juanita a try.

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T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the servers were attentive and made us feel very welcome. The food was absolutely exceptional. A delightful and special treat.

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SR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I go to Cafe Juanita it gets better and better.

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MQ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great - particularly great last night. Not sure what was different.

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PW
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again Cafe Juanita delivers for our anniversary
Food, service, wine as outstanding as ever
Our go-to place for special occasions

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance were great. I felt the main course selections were a bit eclectic. I chose the Guinea fowl over the rabbit but perhaps should have gone with the halibut. The fowl didn't overly impress.

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service somewhat lacking. Our service went past us a couple times before finally greeting us. She didn’t nearly as much interesting information about the food as other servers did. Also, she forgot the lardo.

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OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the single greatest fine dining experience in the Seattle Area. Unassuming and professional service coupled with incredible food.

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