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Cafe Juanita

9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206
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Ranked #2 of 229 Restaurants in Kirkland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Folsom, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The foie gras also the lamb liver starters were excellent. The orcecchiette was yummy but the salad not memorable. My husband loved the rabbit and I enjoyed the rack of lamb. Wish it had come with a vegetable, instead of grilled romaine lettuce... blah. The server was knowledgeable, the bread/cracker assortment delicious, The decor could use some updating, art maybe?.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

On our reservation, we requested a quiet table. We arrived at 5:15pm on a weekday. There were only 2 tables occupied and the host put us in their worst table: near the door & right next/facing to the kitchen. Really? We asked to move and he was not very happy, even though there were still a few tables available when... More

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Southlake, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We always enjoy Cafe Juanita. Great people there and wonderful food preparation. Wine list is good and broad. Occasionally the menu can be a bit eclectic but that is why you are there. Make reservations.

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Kenmore, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Do not be turned away from the facade of this restaurant that inhabits a "ranch style" home built in the 1970s. There is plenty of parking around the corner, which the hostess can cheerfully show you. However, the real adventure begins when you get seated and served a drink of your choice. They have a fantastic wine selection, and full... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was in Seattle for the Rock and Roll Seattle Marathon. Met some friends at Café Juanita. I know that it was a Zagat’s top restaurant, but our friends love it and recommended it. Wanted a nice Italian dinner to catch-up with friends and also have a great meal. It’s in Kirkland but worth the drive. It’s Italian with a nice... More

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Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My "son-in-law", a chef, took us to one of his favorite restaurants, Café Juanita. Our fantastic dining experience started with a unique pairing of Prosecco with a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Ruby Boomershine with a foie gras crustini and Sun Vodka, a local product. Next were a few appetizers: Carrot Contorno, Egg with Caviar, Yellowtail Crudo, grilled Octopus and a 30-month... More

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Seattle, WA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were there for our 15th wedding anniversary and did expect it to be outstanding. They delivered! Yes, pricey, but it's well justified. Their octopus served on a bed of green aromatics completely converted my husband who usually prefers to sit back and watch me eat what he considers to be monster body parts. The tarragon salad dressing was heavenly,... More

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Kirkland, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great staff, friendly and efficient. David our server was friendly, witty, quick and knowledgeable. Drinks were very well done. Extensive wine list and David made an excellent suggestion of pairing with our rack of lamb. I started off with a soft boiled egg, creme fraiche, caviar combination. It was to die for. My wife had the politically incorrect foie gras,... More

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158 reviews 158 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

this is what a restaurant should be. Understated with a consistent delivery of great food and excellent service. The wine list in incredible. The menu does not change much (sadly) but the formula works throughout the years. We have gone there countless times with friends and they have been blown away at how good the food is. You may miss... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is truly a place for food lovers. Excellent Italian food, seasonal ingredients, attentive service and wonderful ambience. This is not a place for children.

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