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  • Address:
    12 East 31st Street
    New York, NY 10016
    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

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
  • "The tasting meal was extraordinary from start to finish - exciting tastes, great variety, so many delicious new combinations. What imagination! From beet "paper" to intense sorbet, from delicate crab to herb-infused veal, each heavenly preparation was evidence of this fantastic chef's creative energy. Bravo! (This is my first review. Juni finally got me to put "pen" to this "paper.")"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Some of the most beautiful and delicious food we have ever tasted"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were looking for a fabulous place for a special evening. I saw a write up on Juni and we decided to give it a try. It was great decision! This was the first of what I know will be many special evenings at Juni. The dining rooms are elegant and the food is not only creative and beautiful but also most importantly it tastes great!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I've eaten in a lot of restaurants in NYC over the past 30 years, but this was one of the best meals I have ever had from start to finish. Everything, including the drinks, was just spectacular."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Truly a dining experience, my second visit to Juni was markedly better than my first -- and the first wans't bad at all. I lost count of the micro amuse bouches at about seven, and the meal that followed was stupendous. We had the chef's tasting menu and, although I am an eonophile in my own right, went with the sommelier's pairings. Stupendous. However, with the food at $120-a-head, the pairing at $140-a-head and tax and tip, that's close to an $800 tab for two. So, do that many dollars make sense? Yes, if you can afford to spend them and you're looking for a break from Per Se, Masa, Bouley, 11 Madison Park, La Grenouille and Brooklyn Fare."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "best new restaurant in NYC !! This is the 5th time we've been. Outstanding."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had the Chefs Tasting Menu three days after eating at Per Se! It was excellent in every way.I did expect it to be just as good , having remembered meals from SHO.Chef Hergatt even came out and performed a ellaborate presentation for my daughters.It was a wonderful meal with some nice surprise dishes and service as well.Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I took my husband to Juni for his birthday. And the experience was awesome. When we arrived, they had a birthday card waiting for him; it had been signed by a lot (all?) of the staff, which was a very unusual and sweet touch. The food was wonderful -- creatively prepared and presented. To start off, they sent us about 6-8 amuse-bouches, each with a fun and unique presentation. We had the six course prix fixe, and enjoyed them all. It ended up being a lot of food but we left happy and not overly stuffed. I highly recommend this restaurant! After a lot of "blah" dining experiences at good NYC restaurants recently, Juni reminded us what a truly top-notch dining experience can be."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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
  • "The food at Juni is some of the best in NYC. There are only a handful of 3 Michelin star restaurants in NYC, and this should be one of them. this is what I said about EMP when they only had one star. And presto! Food coming out of the kitchen is magic, and most importantly it tastes amazing. The deserts are exceptional as well. These guys are at the top."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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