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Café Juanita Earns AAA Four Diamond Award

Three Out-Of-Area Restaurants Added As AAA Five Diamond Honorees

BELLEVUE, Wash. — AAA is excited to add Café Juanita in Kirkland to the Washington list of distinguished AAA Four Diamond Award winners for this year. Café Juanita joins only eight other Washington restaurants on the AAA Four Diamond list. Washington also has one AAA Five Diamond Award winner, which is the Herbfarm in Woodinville, which has been on the list since 2002.

When asked about the anonymous inspection of Café Juanita, Inspector 31 said, “During my visit, I’m evaluating restaurants on food preparation, presentation and taste; its service, from making the reservation through the dining experience; and the décor, inside and out, including the bathrooms. While many restaurants may have significant strengths in one or two of the areas, Café Juanita earned a Four Diamond score in all three areas.”

Only two percent of restaurants inspected receive a AAA Four Diamond Rating. It’s an exclusive group described as having distinctive fine dining, creative preparation, skillfully served and an upscale ambience.

The only AAA Five Diamond Restaurant in the Pacific Northwest

The Herbfarm Restaurant (2002)

AAA Four Diamond Restaurants in the Pacific Northwest

Beverly’s (1989)

The Bay House (2015)

The Painted Lady (2011)

Castagna (2016)

Masselow’s Steakhouse (2010)

Cafe Juanita (2018)

The Willows Inn on Lummi Island (2013)

Altura (2013)
Canlis (1999)
The Georgian (1989)

The Dining Room – Salish Lodge & Spa (1991)

The Vine at Cameo Heights Mansion (2014)

Sun Mountain Lodge Dining Room (2001)

To see the complete lists of 2019 AAA Four and Five Diamond restaurants, visit

About AAA Diamond Ratings

For more than 80 years, AAA has used professional inspectors to conduct in-person property evaluations. AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant inspections guided by member priorities. With a far greater inventory than any other rating entity, AAA’s rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. AAA conducts these inspections as the trusted source of nearly 60 million members, guiding them to have memorable travel and dining experiences.

The AAA inspectors who assign these ratings have a wide range of hospitality experience – their resumes include stints as hotel managers and food and beverage experts – that gives them an authoritative perspective. Inspectors provide an unmatched first-person, on-site view of emerging trends, which includes the continuing evolution of technology to elevate the guest experience.

Travelers can find Diamond Rated establishments and inspector insight in AAA’s trip planning products: the AAA Mobile app, the online AAA Travel Guides and Travel Planner and the AAA TourBook guides available to members at AAA offices.

About AAA Washington:

AAA Washington was established in 1904 by 10 prominent Seattleites determined to champion the betterment of motoring conditions and laws, the preservation of Washington state’s natural beauty and the promotion of Washington as an unrivaled tourist destination. Nearly 120 years later, the club continues to pursue these on behalf of its 1.2 million members. 

Members of AAA Washington receive exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts on hotels and rental cars, comprehensive insurance options, and personalized trip planning. AAA Washington was named a Best Place to Work by Puget Sound Business Journal and voted the best Travel/Tourism Company by 425 Business readers in 2023, and AAA was named one of the most trusted travel and automotive brands in the U.S. Additional information is available through the company’s Washington and northern Idaho stores and at 

About AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:

Established in 1947 by AAA, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a nonprofit, publicly funded, 501(c)(3) charitable research and educational organization. The AAA Foundation’s mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by conducting research into their causes and by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce injuries when they do occur. This research is used to develop educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Visit

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