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About Cafe Juanita

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.

9702 NE 120th Place
Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Organic, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00 Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 823-1505

Website:
http://www.cafejuanita.com/

Catering:
The restaurant is available for parties up to 100. The winery private room comfortably seats up to 32 guests.

Parking Details:
On street parking is available in our neighborhood. Friday and Saturday night we offer valet parking at $8 per vehicle.

Executive Chef:
Holly Smith

Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room The Winery seats up to 30 people and features a deck overlooking the creek and yard. Custom designed menus are available. We are also available for restaurant rental for parties up to 100.

Private Party Contact:
Holly Smith: (425) 823-1505

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Cafe Juanita is serving a tasting menu only for New Years Eve. The cost of the menu is $We will have vegetarian menus available. Please let us know about any restrictions when reserving. An optional wine/beverage pairing will be available as well.

Cafe Juanita Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Tasting Menu (23)
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Romantic (23)
Good for a Date (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Notable Wine List (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Authentic (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (4)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Had a wonderful dinner. Did the tasting menu and it was nice to be able to try so many different flavors.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Café Juanita is GREAT, the food is always wonderful with unique ingredients and presentations along with a nice ambience. Great Italian wines and deserts as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent! As always.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was really delicious. We tried this place due to the ratings on yelp, and we couldn't be more satisfied. Excellent staff and food. Great for a special occasion or date. Food is pricy but well worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love this restaurant! They are attentive to detail and have amazing food. The service is fabulous and ambiance is great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very disappointing evening. Waitress waited too long to decant the wine, even after 2 requests, and the wine didn't open fully until the end of the main course. Almost every dish on the menu included mushrooms of some type, and the one entree I wanted with Chanterelles, they did not have in stock that night. The pasta dish I ordered instead was literally 5 bites. Smallest plate I have ever seen for $20. Food tasted good overall, but menu was extremely limited.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our favorite resturant when we are in the area. Excellent tasting menu, great service & comfortable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The wait staff was knowledgeable. It was the first time we were dining in the back area. It was so quiet and made conversation so much easier

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I had the yellow take for the appetizer which was fantastic, after that it went completely down hill. Soup was salty and sour, after that I ordered the pasta with mushrooms, cauliflower and potatoes as sides. Everything was so salty I couldn't finish anything. The potatoes weren't salty but they were actually kind of bland although they were perfect in texture. The waiter took off those from our bill which was very nice because we didn't ask for it. We got a hazelnut gellato on the house because it was my husband's birthday which was delicious. Sadly we won't be returning...

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Loved, loved, loved this place! Absolutely amazing food, excellent, knowledgeable staff and really interesting menu that is both familiar and yet pushes boundaries and will surprise you with interesting flavors and preparations.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Cafe Juanita never disappoints. The food is impeccably prepared and always delicious and the service and ambiance are first rate. You never feel rushed. It is our go to place for a special meal.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Hands down the best meal that I can remember having. The tasting menu with the wine pairings was a four hour culinary adventure that I will never forget. It's worth the drive at all costs.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This place never ceases to amaze me! Everything about is magical

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had the tasting and wine pairing and it was fabulous!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We did the chef's tasting menu, which overall was good, but not exceptional. Loved the scallop, foie and tajarin. The wine pairing was white dominant. The dessert course was composed well but all three options were pretty sweet in addition to a sweet wine pairing. I'd definitely go again, but may stay away from the tasting menu and order a la carte.

Service was pretty good. The staff was very attentive once we got our order placed (it took a few minutes after being seated before they were ready for us) and the courses were timed well. Plates were cleared quickly and table was left clean.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The food and presentation was delicious. We enjoyed sharing our dishes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ah-maxing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent meal, as always. Service a tiny bit slow

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We want to give a kudos to our server, Ryan, who was wonderful and made our dining experience memorable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent food and service. Disappointed there was no valet service as very limited parking and it was raining; a long wet walk from a distant side street. My favorite was the octopus, smokey and tender. The wagyu beef entree was delicious although the portion was quite small.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a wonderful evening even though we had a number of food sensitivities. Our waiter was wonderful and we are thankful to his attention to detail. The tasting menu was awesome!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic spot for Northern Italian Cuisine. One of my absolute favorites in the Seattle area. Always fantastic service with a great wine list. Highly recommend.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Everything about this place will create an appetite, atmosphere and love of food and wine

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I've been to Cafe Juanita over the past 15 years and we always have a special and amazing experience. We ordered the octopus antipasti and it was tender and delicious. We shared the pillowly gnocchi alla romano and the lamb sugo was succulent and divine. My husband had the rabbit and I had the scallops - both were incredibly flavorful, beautiful, and deeply satisfying. The wait staff was impeccable as always, extremely knowledgeable and attentive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was out 10th anniversary dinner. Both food and service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Better than ever! I was blown away with the tasting menu. They have become much better than what I remember from 2011.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I went there to celebrate my birthday with friends (party of 8). We got a table separated from the rest of the restaurant which was perfect. Felt like my own private dinner party. Our waiter was fabulous. He was extremely knowledgeable of the menu. The details he knew was amazing. He did a great job recommending items. The food was incredible! Everything we tried was delicious. I love this place. It's spendy but the ambiance, quality of food & service make it worth it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Café Juanita, and it was spectacular. The food was some of the best we've ever had, and the service was excellent. A great venue for a special occasion; definitely worth the drive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I don't understand what the fuss is about. The ambience was ok, but food was just not good. Salted, really salted. Nice presentation, but no taste. Disappointed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Amazing food and service! What a sweet little hidden gem. We will be back

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite places to eat in town

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything was perfect for our 40th wedding anniversary. We first visited 30 years ago and have always had great a experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our waiter, Amish, was OUTSTANDING! He was professional, courteous, extremely pleasant and very knowledgeable about each and every dish. He absolutely did not fail in his recommendations as our meals were simply outstanding. We'll soon return and hopefully Amish will once again be our waiter. Thank you Cafe Juanita for a truly wonderful meal and evening. Till next time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We entertained relatives from Los Angeles who were so impressed by the quality of the food. All four of us had exceptional dishes which will serve as "gold standards" for our future dining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was truly an exceptional experience. The food and service was amazing! I can't wait to try it again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had been looking forward to dining at Cafe Juanita for a few years now, great timing for my 35th birthday. We love outstanding food, we will drive most anywhere for it. We knew going into it we would be getting the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Spendy yes, but we don't know when we will go back and wanted to try as much as we could in one seating. The cuisine was stellar, the pairings were creative and lovely. My only comment was that when we arrived it wasn't welcoming. It was stuffy. We were seated promptly, and waited at our table for 15minutes, could have been a couple longer, before being acknowledged. Not a hello, not a drink, just waiting looking at each other. That at the door service and table service could have definitely been better. It won't keep us from dining in the future, but if that was spot on we would have loved every minute.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I would say it was the best tasting food I have ever had. We got plenty of dishes for the table to try and they were all FANTASTIC.

The price is a steep, but the quality of the food makes it worth it.

It is not a restaurant that I would go to regularly, but I would definitely come back here for a special occasion (anniversary, quiet birthday, etc.).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

As usual, Cafe Juanita provided a special experience in terms of ambience, food, service and being able to dine without being rushed. I would highly recommend it for its italian cuisine using local fresh ingredients. The Suppa de Sierra (a tomato cold soup) is one to really enjoy during August along with the nectarines, fish special and drinks. It was a pleasure to see Chef Holly in the restaurant intermingling with the customers.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Celebrated hubby's birthday with the tasting menu. Great decision! Excellent service, delicious food and nice ambiance.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Absolutely perfect. The food was good portions and perfectly cooked. They are also very accommodating for food allergies. My wife recently learned she's celiac and they were great about explaining things and accommodating that.

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