Juanita & Maude

4.7
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648 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
An intimate neighborhood restaurant, Juanita & Maude features Chef Scott Eastman's personal take on American Cuisine. The daily changing menu highlights classic dishes, handmade pastas, whole animal butchery, homemade bread, and decadent deserts. His refined comfort food is matched with seasonal craft cocktails and an international wine list.

Juanita & Maude's cozy dining room and bar is the perfect spot for a night out, celebratory occasion and special private events. Conveniently located near the corner of Solano and San Pablo Avenues, Juanita & Maude is the perfect place to eat before a show at the Albany Twin, Ivy Room or simply seeking an exceptional experience.
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4.7
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b
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall the food was great. The salmon dish was perhaps the best salmon I have ever had. The pork buns were very creative and tasty. The curry dish was a little disappointing.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Really great service and good food. Well prepared and tasty, but not exceptional. For a small place the noise level really eclipsed the atmosphere. The layout of the restaurant seems to put about 70% of the tables in the frenetic zone of waiters/bussers/host/etc. Too bad; I had high hopes, but I’ll not go back in favor of a calmer dining experience.

RP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, but portions were small and prices a bit too high relative to other restaurants of this caliber. Won’t rush back. Too bad, O was really look forward to this.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great offerings of food, wine, and dessert. I had the best mushroom risotto I’ve outside of a friend’s home cooking (she’s Italian, Sicilian). Wine was excellent, a 2017 Zinfandel by Day my friend chose. I usually don’t like Zinfandel’s. I know the menu is changed often but the risotto should always be on it.

SK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. This is our go-to place for dates and special occasions.

DN
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the 5 course Valentine's Day dinner. A thoughtful and interesting menu with interesting options and amazing live music for a portion of the evening. Really wonderful!

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch all around. Will be back!

EY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Overpriced, slow service, mediocre fusion. The food tastes like a white person trying to impress his Asian in-laws. That said, it was a unique experience but not one I would want to try again.

AD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hubby and I do not get date night very often so when we get the opportunity we splurged. We had the perfect Valentines Day evening with wonderful food and drinks! It is on the pricier end so this wouldnt be an everyday stop but love that they are a neighborhood gem

S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Best hamburger and fries. But at $21, it ought to be.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, well balanced dishes. Superior service. Really loved the outdoors seating.

R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was truly excellent. On paper it didn't sound that exciting, but the execution of everything far exceeded my expectations. It was a winter menu, so while everything sounded good, nothing stood out as being "must haves". When the food did arrive though it was full of flavour and cooked to perfection. The drinks were also really good. The main downside was the service. The host seemed pretty spacey. On arrival he said he'd see if our table was ready and then disappeared for 5-10 minutes and didn't tell us whether to get a drink, or to wait. Then during the meal the service was a bit slow at times. Our table all ran out of drinks and water at one point. All the servers were very nice though, so not deal breakers, but something that stood out. I'd definitely go again though and really want to try their spring and summer menus.

j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for my mom's 84th birthday . Staff and food were excellent.
It's a small restaurant, and was a little noisy but would go back there again!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences in the Bay Area.

4
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this place! First time visitors and everything we ordered was wonderful and the service was seamless. Our server was very attentive, letting us know twice that the pork chop was close to gone if we wanted to reserve one. The atmosphere was cozy and fun. We will absolutely tell our friends and go back often!

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We have been enjoying meals with friends here for several months. The food is always wonderful and the service is impressive. We usually dine on the patio because it's quieter.

ZR
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service all around. I made a incorrect reservation and they went above and beyond to accommodate. And as usual food and coctials were wonderful. Outdoor patio was very quiet and comfortable even on a cold night.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It's a neighborhood "regular" kind of place, but it's entirely special at the same time. Food is excellent, every dish.....

SG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and a nice, casual ambiance. Friendly and attentive staff.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food at Juanita I don't need that many plate and cutlery changes and picture an unnecessary pile of dishes. The space is pleasant visually but on this cold night draughty; management should probably have noticed the number of guests keeping their coats on. Some might find J we will come back.

CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a lovely meal at Juanita & Maude's for our anniversary. the food was both sophisticated and familiar, making it a real comfortable experience for us as diners. Jeanene and the rest of the staff were wonderful, as well.

K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently interesting and delicious

K
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but a little fussy with relatively small portions. Menu was limited. Ambience was nice but, overall, we felt that the value was just OK for the price.

I
San Francisco
100 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Juanita & Maude continues to innovate and some of that pans out better than others -- but I love that they try and it's always at least good, sometimes great. Prices seem a little high for a "neighborhood" restaurant, but we tend to go here for special occasions anyway. Definitely a solid experience .

l
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Hi there, I took my fiancé to Juanita & Maude after having a lovely birthday dinner with friends last year. The service was fantastic and the drinks were great, but the food left a lot to be desired given the price. We got the gnocchi and the steak, and both were completely average (the gnocchi were a little below average, very dry!). Was hoping for something a little more special.

BB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, friendly staff. Wonderful experience!

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, super nice service, lively (Friday night), loud. Fun!

TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good drinks. Main waiter gave excellent advice and took care of any question or problem.
Others occasionally wanted dishes before we were finished eating.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Super slow service with reservations that required a credit card hold. Food was good but not worth the effort. Sad

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I don’t believe that a kitchen can deliver on a high level both Beef Yaki Soba and a Chile Relleno alongside Brick Chicken and Mashed Potatoes. A chefs soul can’t truly be in 3 cultures at the same time. I’ve had much better yaki soba from a food truck .

SK
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Staff is so attentive. Food is anazing. Drinks are perfect.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was wonderful.

NR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J&M's New Years Eve's Prix Fixe dinner was simply superb! One of the best meals we've had in recent years, bar none.

d
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food here is really, really good. Every time we go, we are pleased and satisfied, and New Year's Eve was no exception. Interesting choices on the prix fixe menu, and though the atmosphere was lively, we could have a mutually audible conversation (a rarity these days). With such a varied menu, I have rarely had anything that I didn't find delicious.

E
Central Coast
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would recommend to anyone who likes pork and/or shellfish. I wanted to order the halibut but was informed by the waiter that the bacon portion (sauce?) of the fish could not be separated out. Since I don’t eat pork or shellfish my dinner options were limited. Also, small portions.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was outstanding, food was fine (3.5) but not remarkable for the price. Wine list was excellent. Dessert (sorbet) was tasty. Bread and dill butter were ok but butter was too sweet.

Z
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meal was well paced, beginning with imaginative cocktails. Patient service, patient diners. Delicious appetizers, entrees. As evening progressed, the noise level went up. Our post-holiday event was a special birthday, and as we lingered over dessert, the host brushed by our table, hissing that it was time for us to leave. There had been no prelude to this, though in retrospect the people in line out the door looked annoyed to be left waiting. It was the first time that we were ever 'shushed' out of a restaurant.

We will return but hope that we will get a more respectful adios.

BJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juanita always a good time.

EC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is done well and with imagination. Plus they were so accommodating when we were late due to traffic. I always feel welcome there even though I’m not a regular since I live an hour away. One of my favorite East Bay restaurants.

r
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with terrific food and drink, including a full bar.