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Has anyone dined there yet? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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      1. re: skisvalley

        Big disappointment....don't serve me the half portion and think we won't notice. watch out for this place.

    1. Went to Juno Friday night, August 22. Were greeted by a rather robotic hostess who ushered the two of us to a four-top in the window. Later we wondered - doesn't this restaurant have any two-tops? Were basically ignored for several minutes, which gave us plenty of time to make our wine decisions. Waitress took that order, then scoffed when I presented her with a coupon I had received in the mail offering appetizer, entree, and dessert for $39. "It never adds up to that much anyway," she informed us with a near sneer. Then why send the coupon? Sounded a little sketchy.

      I should mention that the place was nearly empty, giving it a spooky ambiance in a city known for noisy, crowded, congenial atmospheres. This at the peak of the dinner service. Before we ordered our wine, we received water that, as we were informed, was "triple-filtered." I had to wonder if they were going to charge for the filtering. Our water and wine in hand - no amuse or bread were ever offered - we decided on three appetizers to start with: a pair of sliders (made of beef and lamb, a curious combo), risotto croquettes, and duck rillettes. These were served "family style" on a single platter adorned with freshly made potato chips. All were good, but didn't go beyond just being...good.

      At that point, the ambiance and somewhat curt service casting a chill on the otherwise sunny evening, we decided we'd had enough, asked for the check, and left. I never did have the chance to use my coupon.

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      1. re: Jeffo405

        I wonder whether your lukewarm experience with the food was a function of what you ordered--- sliders, risotto croquettes, duck rillettes-- not typically the basis for a transcendent food experience.

        1. re: barleywino

          Dear Mr. B - You're absolutely right; yet nothing about the overall EXPERIENCE made us want to stay. In other words, even if we HAD had "transcendent" appetizers, it was not a place we wanted to spend more time in. Then again, I HAVE had transcendent sliders before - at Cascadia. Thanks for your note!

          1. re: Jeffo405

            my favorite sliders have been at Ama Ama in W Seattle-- better than Cascadia imho (unfortunately W Seattle is not always as convenient) -- thanks for your report!

            1. re: barleywino

              tried the sliders at Juno, they were actually not bad at all (better than Cascadia imo). But their ribeye was disappointing (tasted pre-cooked and reheated), infinitely better at Steelhead diner. crab ravioli has been rotated off the menu.

      2. Had breakfast and lunch there. Not at all compelling. May be going back to try the lobby bar, though.