Juanita & Maude

4.8
837 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPatty
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio showcases the amazing food. It’s quiet and serene! We Always eat outside on the patio. It is beautiful, easy to hear, showcases the amazing food and its heated in cold weather! We had a family 50 Th anniversary there on the patio , during COVID-19 restrictions! We felt really safe! We always feel well taken care of by all of the staff!

The Chef and Pastry chef are amazing and the bartender creates a. Special small bar scene!

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CatharineC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Innovative cuisine and a wonderful drink menu. The place is quiet and romantic. Love it.

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dave
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was good. The only issue was ordering the skirt steak at a medium rare cooking and it came out rare. The pork shank and chicken were very good. While the appetizer, gnudi, rice balls were good, the desserts were a bit off. The chiro with caramel sauce was the best. The strawberry mousse and the Cocoanut sorbet needed something to finish the flavor.

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vipRaacerX
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent, well prepared food and cocktails. Portions are small and prices are high. Service was hit and miss. Started off great and then we got ignored, but overall decent.

We would go again.

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DaraZ
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food just wasn’t very interesting. The service however was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! We are vegetarians and were delighted by the amazing veg options.

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Katia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a beautifully prepared meal; everything delicious.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott's culinary skills reflect great training and experience, but far surpass just that, there is something inside him that imbues his craft with the sublime, must be love.

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Sophi
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always so warm and comfortable, the service is top notch and every bite and sip delicious.

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vipEater
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great respect for Covid protocols, given these newly relaxed rules. Much appreciated. Food was generally very good. The cheeseburger was sadly a miss for me when I had such high hopes (rather dry and salty) but everything else, the wine, salad, appetizers, and the pasta were outstanding. The service was great, as well. Would definitely go back and support this great independent restaurant.

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vipMichaelsour
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always

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devinm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juanita and Maude is the bee's knees. One of the best in the East Bay for sure. Everything we've had there has been DELICIOUS. We love, love, love it.

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JanetF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly knowledgeable servers, plus fresh and brilliantly inventive flavor combinations set the table for a delightful evening with family. I’m so glad we chose Jaunita and Maude’s for our first indoor restaurant meal in over a year!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience and will go back!

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MRamos
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived right at opening time for our reservation at 5pm. We were quickly seated. The food was very delicious. We got the House-made french boule w/ lemon-rosemary butter, Mozzarella-stuffed saffron arancini, Halibut in pistou, Seared hanger steak (I asked for well-done. Normally it's medium-rare) & Spring pavlova. Our highlights were definitely the French boule w/ lemon-rosemary butter and the Spring Pavlova dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and value! An overall pleasant experience.

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HarrisonF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The quality of the food was exceptional, even for my very discerning spouse (7 years at Chez Panisse). Good service. Ambience still a little weird with social distancing of tables.

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cynthiac
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great foods but portions are small and very pricey

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LindaW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and setvice, noise level a bit much for an old person with poor hearing.

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easttowest121
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! I’m upset I didn’t know about this place sooner. Also wonderful service. Really kind staff. We can’t get over how good the food was here. We ate inside and it was a little cold because the doors were open and the air purifier was right behind my fiancé.

I have a gluten allergy and they very easily ensured all of our meal was gluten free.

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TalaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service, good food. Lovely outdoor area.

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KarenA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always extraordinary! This is my favorite restaurant by far.

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vipfoodie747
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my first visit since the pandemic shut restaurants down. They have not lost a beat. Interesting, flavorful dishes, good service, and a small but inviting wine list. Loved it. Will return often.

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vipcreekrose
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was terrific! Staff is excellent. I love this restaurant. I’ve dined here many times and never had a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to this restaurant since they opened which was before the Covid shut down. My wife and I love Juanita and Mauds. They always deliver wonderful food, with very friendly service. The cocktail program there is above and beyond, although all those cocktails can really add to the final check, but well worth it we we sat in the rear garden area that was a delight. It felt cozy and they have the heaters going and we were feeling right at home cozy.

Good luck to this restaurant & congratulations for getting through the COVID-19 down turn, looks like everything‘s coming up roses!

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BonnieH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our table was ready at the appointed time, the greeting was warm and welcoming. The seating arrangements were consistent with the CDC recommendations. The menu may be a little limited but a nice variety and easy to find a satisfying selection. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The meals were quite good, fresh and well presented. As we were finishing our meal were politely asked if we would mind finishing our coffee and desert at an adjacent table. A booking mistake had been made which required combining our table with another. The change was made quickly without any unnecessary fuss. The explanation was easy, truthful and handled quite well.

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MacO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor and indoor space. The food is amazing quality. I loved the gnudi and smothered chicken.

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vipTwoCalBears
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first post-pandemic visit to one of our favorite restaurants, where we have been frequent patrons since opening week. The evening felt felt like a celebration. The menu always has interesting dishes, or familiar dishes prepared with creative sauces and spices, as was the case with my husband's delicious steak. The desserts were works of art. Best of all was being greeted by familiar staff, and thoughtful touches such as making sure to have my husband's favorite gin for his martini :-) The evening light was beautiful in the patio, and it was such a treat to enjoy our food in the company of other appreciative diners. We can't wait to return!

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Emilie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juanita & Maude never disappoints. Definitely one of my favourite Bay Area spots! The cocktails and desserts are fantastic (as is EVERYTHING else).

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Budgie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With limited indoor seating due to COVID we were given outdoor patio seating which for once was even nicer than inside! Great food and wine.

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JayC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved to celebrate my birthday at this restaurant - What a gem!! Great food, ambiance and service - Support Juanita and Maude and book your next dinner here!

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vipNoiseBomb
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juanita & Maude is one of our most favorite restaurants in the East Bay. In addition to the ever-changing and creative menu, Nick and all the staff are wonderful.

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vipMichaelS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!!

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vipWonderful
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food preparation and excellent service

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LawrenceL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The taste of every item was the best imaginable, from olives to the sashimi-tuna carpaccio dish to the the smothered chicken and halibut pistou dishes, to the finale, a Spring Pavlova (strawberry mousse w poached rhubarb and vanilla chantilly.) It was: "eat slowly and savor the taste of every bite", by itself and also together with the outstanding wine. We sat outdoors warmed on a cold night by the heating lamps, with all nearby tables having quiet couples, except for one, which had four happy customers.

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ElsaT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten at Juanita and Maude since it opened and every meal I've had there has been top notch. The staff, too, is exceptionally knowledgeable and delightful to work with.

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Ruby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this place does nothing short of dazzle.

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Hugh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant. Food, service and ambience are all top notch. These people really know what they are doing and their hearts are in it too.

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vipDanielDanielle
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for a birthday celebration, the staff are so friendly and warm, the food is beautiful and delicious! Had a great time, can’t wait to visit again.

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Minoru
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went this restaurant for my wife’s birthday dinner.

One of the staff approached us upon our arrival at the restaurant, smoothly took us to the table in patio area at the back side of the restaurant.
The table they gave us could’ve been better since this was a first time dining and for special occasion I mentioned in the note when I made reservation.

Server did a great job, he seemed quite busy at all the time but his approach was calm and professional with smile. Some dishes were brought by busser, and we couldn’t hear much what he was saying, he was like mumbling in his mask and was not ideal way to introduce the dish to the customer.

The savory food was great. Tuna tartar topped with many different kind of spices and herbs, very tender and creamy gnocchi, house made bread and herbed butter, halibut entree was light yet depth of flavors, chicken entree was little bit salty and bacon was a bit much to the flavor and chicken could have cooked lightly, it was a little dry side.

We were so excited for dessert as well, chef wrote happy birthday on the plate and with candle to celebrate my wife’s birthday. So sweet of them, loved it and appreciated their caring heart.

great drink selections, hope they’ll make some of mocktails.

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Juanita & Maude is rated 4.8 stars by 837 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.