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Juni
Juni
  • Address:
    12 East 31st Street
    New York, NY 10016
    Neighborhood:
    Gramercy / Flatiron
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $50 and over

Juni Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://juninyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 995-8599
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Hergatt
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Annette Jordan | Annette@juninyc.com (212) 995-8599

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Madison and Fifth Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Juni
Juni is Chef Shaun Hergatt’s boutique restaurant celebrating the height of the season, within Manhattan’s Hotel Chandler [12 East 31st Street]. An intimate affair between the guest and the chef, the 50-seat restaurant offers a seasonally evolving menu showcasing the bounty of the harvest and ingredients when they are at their freshest and finest. Juni derives its name from the Latin word for “June,” the heart of the season.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "A restaurant is all about the food in my opinion. However, ambiance and service play a very important role in the dining experience. Juni is by far an outstanding establishment that covers every aspect of a truly spectacular evening. The design is tasteful and elegant. The service is very attentive without hovering. The chef is spot on with his food combinations and layering of flavors. Every dish is well thought out and executed with a fine hand."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food, ambience and service are wonderful. Every morsel of food was fresh and filled with flavor including the fantastic bread and butter. The combinations of herbs and spices were just amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant for an upscale and exceptional dining experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It was a wonderful experience , with outstanding food, service and presentation. The combination of taste was innovative and interesting ... One downside that AC was too strong so if you intend to go in summer take a sweater !"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I found the dining room too understated and actually somewhat sombre (for my tastes). The service was attentive but not particularly warm. The food was really inventive, the portions were very small -- I had to eat again later (and I'm not a big eater). The chef was in the dining room - chatting with some "important" man (they spent time talking about their mutual friend Robichon - and going on about other pretentious stuff). After he left that table - no smiles etc. at any of the other tables. Last time I went to Eleven Madison Park, Daniel Humm visited every table. I had a lovely quick chat with him. Next time I'll go back to Eleven Madison Park/Jean Georges/The Modern/or Le Bernardin - my experience there have been more genuine."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I agree with all the previous raving reviews. I have to entertain quite a lot for lunch and I have eaten in many restaurants in Manhattan. This is a true gem which stands out in any respect: Food, service, atmosphere. Enough said: Just try it out for yourself."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Nice fine dining option with creative and approachable food."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Dining at Juni is an extraordinary experience, from the superb food to the flawless service. Everyone at Juni made us feel like honored guests. The topper on the cake is the brilliant and engaging chef Shaun Hergatt. We've dined at all of the top restaurants in NYC (Per Se, Le Bernardin, Daniel, Jean-Georges, Eleven Madison, etc.) more than once, and in some cases several times, without ever meeting the chefs, but at Juni we met Chef Shaun on both visits and he greeted us warmly on our return and shared his thoughts about his creative process. For us it's mainly about the food, and if it wasn't superb a charismatic chef would not make us rave, but Juni is the real deal - creative delicious food, excellent wine and so much more."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is outstanding in the mixture of textures, flavors, colors and presentation. Worth dining before it gets known !"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Just enjoyed my third fantastic dinner at Juni. Ambiance is zenlike and each table feels very private. Service is friendly, ultra-professional, and unhurried. The food is magnificent--I am still thinking about the incredible "cherry ripe" foie gras. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The chef's approach is borderline micro dining. All items are excellent but very small. Some tastes are tiny. We enjoyed many new creations where the chef had developed a new way to present a food or taste that was sometimes, visually unrecognizable and when you tasted it...a surprise. It reminded us of our experience at Geranium in Copenhagen. It is considered one of the top restaurants in the world but is extreme micro dining and not something we expected. I was similarly surprised to find some micro dining at Juni. I think restaurants with extremely creative chefs who are trying to reinvent food, should make that very clear in advance so you will arrive at dinner prepared for a culinary adventure rather than a hearty meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "An amazing meal, beautifully thought out and prepared. One of the best meals I've ever had anywhere."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was great. I love the place. This is a good place for family or friends gatherings."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "One of the best. Fabulous art of creation not only visually fantastic, but also tastefull meals, including the entirely vegetarian, light, healthy meals. Perfect service, very comfortable setting. Perfect."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Juni is the only restaurant in Manhattan to which we return regularly. My list of restaurants is ever expanding; not one has been able to come close to the creativity, balance, nuance, intrigue of Juni. Here is a chef who loves to cook and awaken his guests to taste, texture, aroma, presentation; who knows and respects his ingredients; who is playful yet serious. No need for me to recite the marvelous dishes we had. Most will undoubtedly have changed in a subtle way. After the nine months, the cuisine is hitting all high notes. Unfortunately it is too late for Michelin; deserves three stars. The space is serene if not beautiful. As for service, it wouldn't take much for the staff to recognize you had dined there before. Seems basic."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "From the moment you step into Juni you realize that you are in for a very special experience. Amazing designer food using seasonal meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. Truly relaxing and sophisticated dining, topped off by attentive , knowledgeable staff and a superb wine list and quirky cocktails. Simply Delicious."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Sure all restaurants claim to be the best: EMP, Daniel... etc. However, Juni, is a new standard. The food is amazing, service is impecable and the night unforgettable."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We went to Juni for my boyfriend's birthday and were blown away by the food. Each course we ate felt both familiar and surprising at the same time. The presentation was beautiful. The service was friendly and knowledgeable without being cloying. The black truffle balls amuse bouche were to die for; the halibut with basil puree outstanding. The chef came out and said hello--clearly he has his heart in the restaurant and food which makes it all the more special. I rarely take the time to write reviews--but if anyone is reading this, I highly recommend that you visit this restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "very thoughtful food pairings and flavor combinations...the menu could be more descriptive, but we were pleasantly surprised by the combination of tastes and textures."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Absolutely loved Juni. Such an inventive restaurant. The food is so exquisitely prepared with intense but balanced flavors. Not a restaurant that the masses can appreciate, but if you are a serious foodie you will love this place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is an outstanding restaurant in every respect!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Took my husband here for his birthday dinner - we had a great time!! Food is creative and amazing! Go out of your normal comfort zone a little, you won't regret it. They have a fun and unique beer menu too. Definitely a great place to celebrate!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "It's one of hidden gems in the city and lunch is the best deal in town. It's great for special occasion but the price is fantastic for a casual lunch. The presentation is awesome and the taste is so intricate and subtle that you want continuously prolongate the pleasure. It's also so beautiful like a piece of art. I would definitely recommend to try at least once although you will want to come back many time"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful tasting menu at this beautiful Manhattan establishment. The talented chef had such a varied mixture of pre-tasting options that we anticipated a great meal & he delivered! The chef even did a table-side demonstration The fish was impeccable. The veal was served 2 ways: delicious tenderloin and great sweetbreads. We had a great night Very expensive so be prepared to break the bank! ~300 USD per person!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Five stars for the food, wine, service, ambiance, and all around hospitality at Juni. Amazing flavor profiles on the creative dishes. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Nice experience of vegetarian food, and we are not even vegetarians. Didnt miss the meat at all!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The best Halibut I have ever had. Wait staff was excellent. Wished I lived closer."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This restaurant was so different from anyplace else we had eaten. The menu was so creatively designed and the food was full of surprising flavors and so beautifully presented. Every plate they brought to our table looked like a work of art and everything looked so modern and tasted so fresh. The "amuse bouches" that came before our meal were little explosions of flavor and texture in your mouth. Amazing. The main courses were elegant and so delicious, I considered dropping something on the floor so I could lick my plate when everyone went under the table to look for it! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a quiet, peaceful atmosphere and a novel approach to dining."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My husband and I loved the pre dinner canapes and the attention to detail on all of the courses. We both did a 6 course meal and at the end we were both full. If we could do over we would get the 4 course meal instead. My favorite was the crab/corn appetizer, the flavors were amazing. My husbands favorite was the veal tenderloin, tender and juicy. It's a little pricey but the portions are substantial. You can also pick from a selection. I did 3 seafood while my husband chose 3 meat dishes."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Based on the fact that this restaurant is attached to a Hotel (which we did not know beforehand) the patrons and therefore ambience were mixed. From with tired businessmen dining alone and working to other tables of patrons very well dressed, having fun. This is relevant as for a restaurant that professes to be the best of the best, ambience matters. The room itself is very small, with an over supply of very attentive waiters and bus boys which again made the meal rather impersonal as they just stood around looking at you. Having said all of the the food was exceptional and just for that the restaurant stands out. Its a set menu with multiple course each one more creative than the other. Also the wine list was remarkably good."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is my neighborhood; a vibrant local culinary scene, convenient to both uptown and downtown restaurants. Yet, when I'm in the mood for superb food, I find myself coming back to Juni. The room's a little bland, but it's not about the room: the cooking here is EXACTLY what fine dining should be. World class ingredients, immaculate culinary technique (both modern gastronomy and French classic), beautiful presentations and, most of all, Chef Hergatt's incredible palate. His food just tastes SO good. Balanchine described perfection as an artwork where one could neither take away nor add to it without ruining it; that's how Hergatt's plates work. Easily one of the top 5 restaurants in town - up there with Boulud, Keller, Bouley, Vongerichten."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Worthy of two Michelin stars, definitely check this place out. They accommodated all food allergies and service was impeccable. Chef came out to our table to talk about the dishes and the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The service at Juni is impeccable. Especially our waiter (wish I could remember his name) was funny, accommodating, we'll versed in what the food was. The food is just such an experience on its own. But the staff made it even more special. The chef even came out for a photo with us because we had taken a class with him before he opened Juni."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Second visit in a month. A place to show how food can be creative, delicious, beautifully done and beautifully presented. Each dish has this depth of flavor that is always great, occasionally amazing. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Chef Shaun Hergatt is a brilliant food artist! His presentations are beautiful & his creativity in food is amazing. I have been to many of the fine, highly rated NY restaurants & I rate this alongside Eleven Madison Park in terms of quality and presentations, and above Grammery Tavern and Per Se, for example. We had the chef tasting and wine pairings. The pairings were excellent. The location on 31st between Park and 5th is central and easy to get to. It was not overcrowded and was very quiet for visiting. The service was attentive and exquisite and never interrupted our conversations. This is a great find. I am surprised it has not been totally discovered yet since it opened 9 months ago. One of my favorite dining experiences in NYC."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had dinner at Juni this week for a special occasion. Our server recommended that we try the 10 course tasting menu as it was our first time dining. Boy am I glad we did. First the food.. Started with appetizer course, each little bite artfully presented in a unique way. We paired wine and had generous pours of very international selections - perfect compliment for each course. The larger courses (fish, lamb, frog legs) each was better than the last. Chef came out to prepare one corse at our table and was chatty and very friendly with us. Desserts were just enough to close out a lovely meal. Service was amazing - friendly and extremely attentive. We'll definaltey be back! check Juni out before it becomes impossible to get in."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Juni will rank among the top 10 in NYC! The food, the prsentation, the service are all Michelin Star quality. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Brilliant, that's all - just brilliant! Oyster leaf "appetizer" stands out -- along with foie gras "cherry ripe" appetizer. I smiled broadly simply at the food!!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My wife found Juni and let me tell you how grateful I am that she did! If you love fine dining and a chef and staff that are absolutely at the top of their game, Juni is for you. Each dish is presented more beautifully than the next and the layering of flavors was outstanding. We will make sure to eat here for each menu change (I believe it is seasonal) - it is also a great place for lunch."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Lunch at Juni was an incredible treat. Perfectly prepared and presented. Delicious!! What a surprise to walk into a nondescript exterior awning into a well-designed, soothingly decorated room that screamed "special occasion." The prix fixe at $30 or $35 (with dessert) was a great value too with all of the accompaniments of a fine restaurant (great bread, extra dessert, etc). Will definitely go back for lunch again and can't wait to try dinner!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This is a truly great restaurant that seems to be overlooked. The food is outstanding. I had the Halibut last night and it was probably the best presentation of Halibut that I have ever eaten. I wish the décor were a bit nicer given the prices."
    Dined on 5/20/2014