Juanita & Maude
Sea Salt / Cocoa Nibs
Ahi Tuna Carpaccio
coriander / fennel / basil / chili / yuzu
wild nettles / chanterelle mushrooms / parmesan
SPECTACULAR MEAL - quite literally could not have been improved on in any way. The food, atmosphere, service, design environment, spacing btwn tables - as ideal as one can get these days.
My server, Oliver, gave wonderful feedback and recommendations, was attentive but not intrusive. All staff members seem to work beautifully together and exhibit excellent skills re: the restaurant's cohesive approach to the dining experience.
Such a pleasure & an edible delight. Thank you, Team Juanita & Maude!
Juanita and Maude’s is a neighborhood gem! The service is excellent and the food is amazing (unique flavor combinations). Portions are on the smaller side so order accordingly. The space is cozy and intimate. Highly recommend!
Food And staff, outstanding. Creativity in menu selections is scrumptious. Patio seating very comfortable and well heated. Cocktails delicious. Need a slightly larger selection of gins and bourbons, imho, but they Mae magic with what they have.
Can't wait to go back!
My new favorite restaurant. Every dish was sensational and so creative. I'll be back!
Every time we eat here, we expect everything to be fabulous - but results are decidedly mixed.
First, the reliably good part: We always order the dessert that is most chocolate-cake-type —not because we love chocolate cake in general we don't), but because they do an outstanding job on really special creations. This time, the mocha roll was no exception, every bite a pleasure (though to nit-pick, a little more cake to filling would have been even better).
Appetizers are also typically creative and tasty.
But the main dishes often disappoint a bit, especially for the price. Tonight's disappointment was the furikake halibut. The taste of salt was all that came through. Yes, I know that furikake includes salt, but it also includes a complexity that was sorely lacking in this fish dish. On the plus side, the fish was cooked to the perfect level of doneness. But at $36, I expect it to taste like more than just (too much) salt. Everyone in my party agreed. Too much salt.
I do appreciate the careful wine list, with glasses at (relatively) reasonable prices. And the service really is superb. I also appreciate the heated outdoor patio seating during this time. So we'll be back. But maybe I should stick with an appetizer and dessert!
We had a wonderful time again! Thank you!!
Exciting, eclectic, enticing! Excellent edibles expertly executed. Engrossing encounters entirely expected.
If you want every bite to be delicious and elevated from the everyday version of itself, this is your place~
All of our dishes were excellent: Hamachi taco appetizer, gnocchi, Halibut, half chicken.
We shared and all 3 of us agreed , very good dishes. The sides also delicious, I particularly liked the sesame mashed potatoes
served with my halibut. Thumbs up on desserts as well, we had olive oil cake and the truffles with macaroons.
The food was priced fairly , especially given how unique and well put together each dish was.
Wine by the glass was a little high I thought - both my choices were $16, although there was one option for $10.
Recommend and would definitely go back.
The experience was perfect as always. Every person that works there that we encountered was genuinely kind and gracious. They make an effort to get to know you which is always a nice touch. The food was impeccable, everything was on point. I do not eat a lot of red meat but I try to order the steak when I go because they source their meat from high-quality farms and they are always cooked to perfection. I actually want to add that their chicken is also always cooked to perfection as well, which is an incredibly difficult expectation to meet.
The reason this is my favorite local spot is that I can count on an enjoyable experience every time. From a patron's perspective, Juanita is a well-run establishment with great care given to the small and large details. In fact, I love everything about this place, from the ambiance & decor, to the food and the wait staff/ Maître d, that I dream of leaving my career to work there just to be a part of it. It is a special and beautiful place which I enjoy every time we go.
The chef is so innovative!!! The interesting preparations continue to amaze us!!! We had the halibut. I only wish the wine list was more to our liking.
Great restaurant experience. Interior was warm and inviting with a nice design touch. The menu had interesting items and the ones we ordered were delicious. A must order is the house-made boule. It was perfectly baked.
Exceptional menu surrounded by a caring wait staff.
Love this restaurant! The food is always outstanding and I love the neighborhood feel. Plus they have great outdoor seating.
good food good service but very cold we ate with our street clothes on
This place was incredible - such a hidden gem. Went for a friend’s birthday. Food and drinks were fantastic - had the house burger special which was cooked perfectly, and the gnocchi was delicious. They even added a candle and happy birthday chocolate decor to our dessert order, which was such a nice touch. Prices were reasonable and such a neat ambiance. Would recommend highly!
Fantastic late NYE meal! We had a wonderful evening and the heaters in the beautiful back patio did their job - we were plenty comfortable even in the cool temperatures. A pleasure to dine here, as it always is!
New Years Eve
The food was excellent!
Dining outdoors in the charming back garden, at night in the middle of winter, under a most effective heat lamp, was completely comfortable. We had one of the finest
dining experiences of the past decade.
Very enjoyable dinner spot. Interesting menu choices, well-prepared and tasty. Our server was excellent. Helpful and personable without being obtrusive or phony, as so often is the case. Definitely a place I'll go back to.
Very small expensive portions, but delicious.
As always, their service was great and their food wonderful. Love this place!
We’ll be back. Service was impressive. Everything was hot and perfectly prepared. The umami Berger wasn’t to our taste but cooked to a perfect medium rare
Our pan-seared salmon was delicious, as were the chopped salad & millet dish we ordered. The staff was super friendly and the outdoor seating was just as we'd hoped -- warm & cozy, yet safely distanced from other diners. We were celebrating my friend's December birthday and they surprised us with a little dessert treat, complete with glowing candle and "Happy Birthday" looped in chocolate.
Been going here since it first opened. Things are about the same. Service great. Food is fine but a bit on the pricey side for Albany. $200.00 with included tip and one cocktail. This place has a chance for Michelin Star but needs to just make a slight step up.
We celebrated our holiday dinner and it was a divine experience. The food and service was exceptional!
The four of us ordered three starters and three entrees, everything was delicious, and the service was excellent. The two dishes that stood out the most for me were the ahi poke nori chips (with sushi rice, wasabi-avocado mousse, yuzu, scallions, sesame and chili), … and the ribeye steak with baked potato—the steak was perfectly cooked, but the steak-potato combo was divine—the potato was blended with bonito flakes, miso butter and crunchy potato bits.
Our favorite neighborhood restaurant and special occasion spot! Friendly, fabulous food, good times!!
Great spot for date night. The food was delicious and great portions and options of dishes to share. The staff was friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
The food was very good and of good quality but nothing that blew me away. Not sure what all the hype is about. Very limited menu. Service was fine but not spectacular. The host was very gracious. Only going back if there is a rotating menu as there was nothing exciting to choose from.
This is our third visit to this fabulous restaurant. The food was excellent and we wanted to highlight the very high quality of the tuna used in the poke. We are a commercial fishing family and very particular about fish quality raw or cooked. The fried chicken was amazing and the desserts were so yummy. The staff helps create a real community feel. Thank you all!
Our favorite restaurant in the East Bay (we live in the City and enjoy eating there before Berkeley Rep; fortunately, back live!). You feel embraced from the moment you walk in, the cocktails and food are exemplary; and the prices are extremely reasonable. We love this totally charming little place!
The service is as fantastic. The atmosphere is beautiful with two fine seating selections—indoors or patio ; the patio is a gem! Too flight cocktails, terrific food, and the chocolate cake dessert was out-of-this-world.
J&M is worth a trip to Albany!
Great restaurant. Our favorite place. Excellent food, excellent service, wonderful staff
It’s the best restaurant in the upper East Bay. The food is always varied, interesting and delicious. The time and energy it takes to make such great food reflects a joy from the chef and staff that must be hard to sustain but has consistently been solid since their opening. I hope they pace themselves and stay the best neighborhood restaurant. My only complaint it takes advanced planning to get a table.
Service was very nice except the initial greeting at the door was unwelcoming and quite honestly a bit rude. I understand regulars are important especially during these trying times. However, as I patiently waited in line to check in, the woman behind me was talking over me to the host and he didn't even try to redirect her nicely to wait. It was a bit jarring.
We had heard so much about this restaurant and choose it for a special occasion. The food was good. But sorry to say not exceptional. Don't think I'll be making it my regular dining experience.
We had a great night at the outdoor area. The mood was great, the food was interesting, pretty and delicious. We ordered all the appetizers to share and a bowl of lamb gnocchi and it was a perfect light meal. Friendly easy going but professional service. I’ll be back!
Love this place! Awesome service and food. The menu is always full of interesting dishes which makes deciding on which one a little hard. They all sound delicious.
First courses Chopped salad and dim sum were good. The steak entre was perfectly prepared. My Chocolate cake was delicious.
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