Accolades

  • Best Chef: Northwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Winner
    Iron Chef America
  • Top 50 Restaurants
    Gourmet magazine
  • Best Italian Restaurants
    Wine Spectator
  • Four Stars
    Seattle Post Intelligencer
  • Top 21 Restaurants in the USA
    Esquire magazine

My Restaurants

Where I Eat

From My Menu

Chef John Sundstrom reviews Blackmore wagyu flatiron at Cafe Juanita
$$$$ | Italian
Kirkland
1 Review
"When I'm feeling celebratory and in the mood for something rich and delicious, Cafe Juanita is where I go. Save room for a big Barolo paired with a wagyu flatiron steak, cipollini onions, and truffled fonduta. You'll be tempted by much, much more!"
Chef Jason Stratton reviews Veal sweetbreads at Cafe Juanita
$$$$ | Italian
Kirkland
1 Review
"This dish is perfect. Exquisitely cooked sweetbreads have the slightest crust, and taste simply of themselves. A scattering of Pantellerian capers, fried until they open like little flowers, top the dish, with a generous amount of intensely green, fried parsley. A drizzle of gorgeous, buttery olive oil completes the plate. Each element is essential, and comes together as a minimalist’s delight. This is the dish that made me want to cook for Holly Smith at Cafe Juanita. It took a single bite."