* Click here for rating key
Juno Restaurant Review: Housed in The Arctic Club Seattle hotel --- a historic 1916 building that has been refurbished --- Juno has an understated interior featuring marble floors, dark wood, a fireplace and large black-and-white photos of rocks and driftwood. A U-shaped bar occupies the center of the space, and there is a private dining room that offers a peek into the kitchen. The restaurant's hours, from early morning until 10 p.m., are convenient for post-theatre patrons. Executive chef Robert Mueller presents seasonally inspired Northwest cuisine and puts in extra effort for pleasing presentations. Be sure to browse the selection of "seasonal additions," such as a scallop ceviche salad with Asian pears, cucumbers, garden greens and sesame tortilla chips. The signature crab cakes are accented with smoked red pepper aïoli and accompanied by a grapefruit citrus salad. With main dish options like New York steak and Moroccan lamb, there is enough range to appeal to a variety of appetites. However, we advocate sticking with seafood like the Northwest cedar salmon with buttermilk mashed potatoes and balsamic reduction. For dessert, keep things light with lemon sorbet and candied basil in a Champagne bath, or indulge in the chocolate truffle mousse cake spiked with Kahlua. Complement your meal with a glass of wine from one of the Columbia Valley wineries highlighted on the wine list.