Cafe Juanita

Cafe Juanita’s tajarin with Idaho white sturgeon caviar.
Cafe Juanita’s tajarin with Idaho white sturgeon caviar. Photo by Tom Barwick

Entering this restaurant is like walking into another world, one where you are a treasured guest, and there is plenty of time to slow down and savor each course. You’ll choose from four different prix fixe tasting menus, each curated based on the season and the chef’s inspiration. Choose from omnivore, pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan (and if you see something you’re dying to try, you can add, substitute or further customize to make it your own). Enjoy an optional wine pairing, or choose from cocktails, beer and nonalcoholic drinks. The cuisine references and celebrates Northern Italy, of course with a Pacific Northwest twist. Spend an evening with chef Holly Smith and her team and you’ll understand all the accolades—including James Beard award nominations. With a quickly changing menu, there’s always something new to discover, and it’s all delicious.

9702 NE 120TH PLACE

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