We are blessed to have Cafe Juanita in our community, the people are wonderful and gracious, the setting is inviting and comfortable, and the food is simply divine. It's a must-do experience.!
Food was great. Best steak and rabbit we’ve ever had. Apertivos and starters were creative and outstanding. Salads, gnocchi and Cocktails were good and interesting. Cauliflower had too much cumin for our taste.
Service was superb: great, helpful waiter.
For sure we’ll return!
Cafe Juanita was an enjoyable experience for our family. The food is excellent and the waitstaff was pleasant. I would highly recommend it for a pleasant evening.
All the things that make me happy at a fancy restaurant-got a drink in my hand quickly, flexible about the menu, amazing food and a lovely setting
Tasting menu with pairings was superb.
A dinner at Cafe Juanita is always special. The care shown by waitstaff is unique. The flavors are always carefully conceived and beautifully presented. Our go-to place for very special events.
Amazing, as always.
Another wonderful experience at Café Juanita. Flawless service provided by Ryan- so well educated on the menu and quite funny and playful. From the bread assortment to the exquisite dessert selection- a top notch evening at Café Juanita.
Went for a girls birthday dinner and it was fabulous. Food was amazing, staff was lovely and the interior design was sleek and modern. Love the open kitchen! We closed out the restaurant at 11:30pm and no stink eye from the staff!! Will definitely be going again.
Everything was wonderful.
Cafe Juanita is a gem! It is our "go to" for a special dinner/date. The food is beyond fabulous and the service is impeccable. I think that everyone should have the experience of a dinner at Cafe Juanita at least once in their lives. Love, love, love!
Tasting menu was amazing!
Good place for dating and special ocassion. Chef nicely introduced every course. We had a wonderful night.
Amazing set menu with fantastic service from Amish
The Artic Char was amazing as was the hand rolled lamb in a pasta shell
Holly and Team put together a fabulous meal on this Valentine’s Day
If you have not been to this gem on the Eastside you need to experience this place
Thanks for making our Valentines dinner special
We have been here many times in the past 28 years and love it. This is the first time the food wasn’t great, it was a bit off, too salty, not quite right. I a. Hoping it is was one off night.
Also, part of what we love about the place is that the wait staff are adults who come across as real people instead of the typical plastic cheerfulness. Our waitress last night was all into Italian pronunciation instead of connecting.
Simply the Best. This is our 6th time at Cafe Juanita, and we left feeling excited to return again. The Chef's Tasting Menu with their wine pairings was FABULOUS for our early Valentine's Day evening. Here is what were are still talking about 3 days later: Rye and Cumin Seed bread - WOW, Foie Gras - unbelievable flavors, and pasta with creme fraiche and caviar - BOOM. I cannot see real foodies being disappointed here.
Great food and mostly amazing service. A little slow with the drinks—we got our wine and mojito after they served the first course. We got our coffee 5-10 min after our desserts were served, but other than that it was wonderful!
Amazing. Our new favorite restaurant. Worth every penny. The ambience and the service were perfection - not to mention the FOOD!!!
This was our second time dining at Cafe Juanita and it was a disappointment. My gnocchi was burnt and the service was absolutely sub par for one of the top restaurants in the Seattle area. We waited almost 20 minutes for our waiter after he dropped our dessert menus and then needed to leave to relieve our baby sitter; it really nailed the coffin in our not-so-great second experience here. We will go back to Canlis next time we are out for a special date.
The best of our previous experiences here were reconfirmed. Just a wonderful experience all around. The service anticipated our needs, was warm and friendly, and well informed. The food was outstanding. Cafe Juanita is at the top of our special places.
Because the restaurant is quite expensive, I consider it a great option for special occasions. The food was very creative and excellent. The service could not have been better.
While it would be great for a couple, I strongly recommend going with a party of at least 4 (as we did). We had our first course (salads, appetizers) and second course (pasta) items served family-style so we could taste across the menu. This worked really well!
In any case, it's a special place that I'd enthusiastically recommend.
Great food by a fantastic chef. Really spectacular and great with vegetarian options.
We have eaten here many times and it always delivers. The food and service are always on point. Think New York quality food, and service, with Seattle comfort.
When a chef/owner brings an experience like this it is because they care more about you than awards. BTW - they have plenty of accolades!
Flawless dining experience! Food was very delicious and creative. Our server Linda was charming and attentive. The Sommelier David recommendation for the Barbaresco we had with dinner was perfect. I’ve had more expensive dinners that were not as good.
We shared 4 small savory dishes and a dessert with an over $100 bottle of wine and left very satisfied. I’d consider it a great value for a memorable dining experience at under $300 for 2 people after tax and 20% tip.
Overall Great. Good food, good service and good ambiance. The tasting menu seemed very interesting and so I’ll give it a try next time.
Café Juanita never disappoints and our most recent visit was SO great!!! 5 STARS for sure...
Took my mom and wife for there birthdays and had wonderful time!
One of best experience
Great! This restaurant deserves its good reviews.
We did the chef’s tasting menu and it was absolutely outstanding. Every course has its place and was extremely memorable. The only thing that was negative about our experience was how long it took to get the check and leave. We sat for a solid 25 minutes after we finished our dessert course before we could track down our waitress to get our check, which was frustrating. Overall, the food was spectacular. The service was sub par near the end unfortunately.
An amazing experience. I rank cafe Juanita up with a unique dining experience for anyone who loves food and can take his/her time to let the staff guide you with explanations of their seasonal and very special menu. Rabbit gnocchi, prawns “silk handkerchief “ pasta, octopus...all delicious
Holly Smith and crew provided a warm, gracious evening of superb food in a wonderful setting. Our group of four had the tasting menu which the restaurant, apparently, loves to serve. The service was perfect- unobtrusive, perfectly timed and choreographed. All we had to do was enjoy ourselves. One of the best dinners anywhere.
Amazing experience in every bite!
Was our first time to Seattle and we made the short drive out to this restaurant. So glad we did this is hands down the very best restaurant in the Seattle area. It is a true formal gourmet dining experience. Everything both looked fantastic and was cooked to perfection a perfect marriage of presentation and taste. It is no surprise the restaurant still packs a full house after many many years. Keep up the outstanding work!
Our Saturday night reservation started off with a few hiccups. The single valet attendant was nowhere to be found when we pulled up to the front of the restaurant and we had to wait a few minutes until we could hand our keys over (would not have been much of an issue but we were already running a little bit late for our reservation). Next, our table for an 8:15 seating was still occupied and we had to wait nearly half an hour until the table was ready. At this point, I was already having mixed feelings about the restaurant given the price point. The hostess (who was very professional and friendly) offered to take us to their downstairs seating section (an odd/awkward space with three tables --zero ambiance with poor sound insulation from the foot traffic above), and offered free drinks to make up for the wait, but by the time we were ready to order drinks, our table was ready.
Once we were seated, our experience improved. Save for some surprisingly cold bread (the bread basket had clearly been stored in the refrigerator, which we found puzzling), the food was outstanding. From the ingredients to the preparation and presentation, everything was top notch and incredibly tasty -- I especially enjoyed the pear salad with white truffle salt, and my main course (steak). The staff was professional, kind, and courteous. To make up for the wait, the restaurant offered us some prosciutto on the house and gave us a substantial discount on our bottle of wine, which we appreciated.
Overall, I would definitely return to Cafe Juanita, but preferably on a weekday when the restaurant is a bit less packed and the service is not spread so thin.
Had a wonderful dinner. Did the tasting menu and it was nice to be able to try so many different flavors.
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.
Excellent! As always.
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.
We love this restaurant! They are attentive to detail and have amazing food. The service is fabulous and ambiance is great.