OK, there is no question that this is an extremely good restaurant, even by Seattle's very high standards. However, in my opinion there are a number of others (Nell's on Green Lake comes to mind) that are at least as good, and maybe better, for somewhat lower cost.
My wife and I recently celebrated a birthday at Cafe Juanita. We shared an appetizer and a salad and each had a pasta and one of their mid-priced entrees, and shared a one of their most modestly priced ($48) bottles of wine (which was excellent, by the way). We particularly liked the gnocchi -- it was a good as any I've had in Italy.
The food was sublime and the service was brilliant -- everything you would expect from one of the most highly regarded restaurants around Seattle. However, with the bill (including tax and gratuity) topping $300 (and that's for TWO, remember) it frankly wasn't THAT good. For about the same money you can have a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at the nearby Herb Farm.