The food, service, and wine have always been consistently excellent. The menu does not vary over the years but the quality is memorable.
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I admit I am a Seattle person who doesn't get to the east side except for business--this was a business dinner and definitely worth the somewhat longer drive! The service, flavors and overall experience was delightful. My dining partners were willing to share so we...More
We had another great meal at Café Juanita. This restaurant always opens with the best bread basket--housemade crackers and breads. This time there was a scrumptious cheddar cracker, a rosemary cracker, a lightly garlicked bread, puffy foccaccia, and a whole wheat bread. I'd come here...More
Hadn't been to restaurant in 15 years, and it was even better than I remembered. Our table had the tasting menu, and (while it wasn't cheap) every plate was better than the next. For a special night out, a tough place to beat!
The tables in the restaurant all face either the cooking area (not a nice view) or a lovely grove of trees..so half the folks face the nice view and the other half do not. The very small portions of food mean you have to order...More
Holly Smith’s Cafe Juanita provides an exceptional example of Northern Italian Cuisine using fresh Northwest ingredients. The Octopus starter was so tender you could cut it with a fork. The rack of lamb was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. If you want to try...More
I was recommended the restaurant by a friend, who was born in Seattle, and still has family here. It is 40 to 45 minutes from downtown Seattle, in an area called Kirkland. Surrounded by less salubrious venues, it is an oasis of class with its...More
Atmosphere calm and acoustics good for couple talk. Food was perfectly prepared and crackers with appetizer were freshly made and I couldn't get enough of them. I had lamb and my guy had rabbit.
We have been going to Café Juanita for 30? years. Holly, the current chef, is an amazing chef - great flavors, care into the presentation, and the staff treat your meal and presence as worthy of the price. Sometimes I wish there were a few...More
We were visiting from afar and dining with friends. What an impressive menu with creative selections, based on Northern Italian cooking. It's a casual, but sophisticated venue where we experienced excellent service,, The rack of lamb was the best I've had anywhere and the risotto...More