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Cafe Juanita

4.8
2557 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Organic, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00 Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 823-1505
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Holly Smith
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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.
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Private party contact
Holly Smith: (425) 823-1505
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Catering
The restaurant is available for parties up to 100. The winery private room comfortably seats up to 32 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
On street parking is available in our neighborhood. Friday and Saturday night we offer valet parking at $8 per vehicle.
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
What 2557 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Tasting menu with pairings was superb.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing, as always.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Tasting menu was amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Good place for dating and special ocassion. Chef nicely introduced every course. We had a wonderful night.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing. Our new favorite restaurant. Worth every penny. The ambience and the service were perfection - not to mention the FOOD!!!

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food by a fantastic chef. Really spectacular and great with vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Café Juanita never disappoints and our most recent visit was SO great!!! 5 STARS for sure...

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Took my mom and wife for there birthdays and had wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

One of best experience

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great! This restaurant deserves its good reviews.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Amazing experience in every bite!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 29, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent! As always.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 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.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 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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2.0Dined on November 21, 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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