2401 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.juniperdc.com/
- Phone: (202) 457-5020
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30am - 11:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:15pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Ian Bens
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: Several large party seating and menu options available. We can take parties of up to 40 guests. Please call for details!
- Private Party Contact: Keith Siebenaler 2024575020
- Cross Street: 24th and M
- Public Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro Stop, orange and blue lines
- Parking: Valet
- Parking Details: Up to 3 hours - $10
This offer only applies to Juniper dinner guests, after 6 p.mm on any day of the week and is valid for a maximum of 3 hours of parking.
Guests must get their Juniper dinner check stamped at the Juniper host desk and then present this stamped Juniper check to the LAZ parking attendant or cashier.
A word from Juniper Restaurant
Juniper Restaurant offers modern American regional Food. Utilizing fresh, locally grown, sustainable ingredients in traditional favorites, Juniper's classic American menu showcases delicious, old time recipes with modern artistic presentations. The warm, relaxed setting invites you to linger at a table indoors, or to dine al fresco in the beautiful courtyard garden. Join us for a cocktail in our elegant lobby lounge bar, and enjoy live piano music whilst sampling creative libations and boutique wines by the glass.Continued
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Juniper Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since July 26, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelQuiet
fit for foodies (34)special occasion (34)great for brunch (21)romantic (18)neighborhood gem (17)notable wine list (13)good for groups (13)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (8)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- Poor ServiceShermVIPDined on 11/13/2014I have eaten at Juniper multiple times because my boss prefers its quiet ambiance and convenient locations for business lunches. The food is tasty, if a little overpriced, and the setting is definitely quiet. But the service is terrible. Each time I have eaten at Juniper for what we thought would be a quick business lunch, we have waited at least 10 minutes for our server to get to our table. The restaurant is never busy, so this is perplexing to me. Lunch always takes longer than anticipated because of the slow service.
- DELICIOUSSKIPVIPDined on 11/10/2014Delicious and well presented dishes of common but fresh flavors.Special Features:
- MichellediscriminatingdinerDined on 11/9/2014Went to preview their brunch with two friends for an upcoming Birthday Brunch, and it was amazing. The continuous mimosas were just icing on the cake. All of the food on the buffet was fresh and constantly replenished. You could really have a more than satisfying meal with just the buffet, fruit, salads, crab claws, shrimp, bacon, sausges, potatoes, two types of salmon, portabellos, and more, but then, you get to choose from about 6 entrees. I ordered the lobster omelet, and my friends ordered the blueberry pancakes. They both said that they were the best pancakes they had ever eaten! OH, and did I mention that there is a desert table. My friend said she is definately having her Birthday Brunch here.Special Features:
- SteveFVIPDined on 11/8/2014Food was great except for cream spinach dish. It was tough to chew.Special Features:
- desertedVinorskDined on 11/8/2014We went for a pre-show dinner and were surprised to find the restaurant almost empty. Service was slow and inattentive, despite our having informed the host that we were there for a pre-theater dinner and on a schedule. The food was perfectly average and the wine list was surprisingly limited given the price point. Aside from the service, no real complaints. Still, it was a completely unremarkable dinner.
- Good spot pre-Kennedy CenterLilyhillVIPDined on 11/5/2014I'm not always a fan of hotel restaurants but this one offers good cocktails, a warm and welcoming wait staff, and delicious food. With that combination -- and only 5 minutes from the Kennedy Center -- it's a great place to have a drink and a light dinner before a show. We arrived early -- basically had the whole place to ourselves -- and were seated right away even though the restaurant wasn't officially opened. No big deal, it seemed. The two of us shared one entree and 3 starters and, again, the waiter was completely cool about our idiosyncratic selections. Nice evening.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding location and service!CranberryVIPDined on 11/2/2014We all had a great celebration for my daughter's birthday. It was simple but yet memorable. Our teenagers enjoyed the brunch menu selections. In addition, Juniper staff are accommodating to special request. Keep up the good service!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Interesting, but not FantasticPolohattDined on 10/26/2014The menu descriptions can be misleading (the waiter told us that he has had several people be surprised when the food comes out.) The Chicken Crepe was an interesting idea, but didn't quite rise to outstanding. The Pollinator Menu pre-fix was a much better selection. The service was very good and sitting outside on a great fall evening was the best part.Special Features:
- Good Food, Hotel RestaurantVAFamilyof5Dined on 10/18/2014We took our college daughter there for a break from campus food - noise level was low, so it was easy to have a conversation. We had the salmon, fish of the day and pork chops - all were very tasty, with the sweet potato puree (came w/ the pork) being a highlight for me. The banana pudding was surprisingly tasty - more of a baked custard w/ a maple syrup/bourbon sauce.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Went there on a whimMattDined on 10/18/2014We arrived in town late and upon checking several restaurants found that making late reservations was difficult. This is a hotel dining room and was available, nearby, so we took it. I have to say is was splendid. The food was outstanding, the waiter, Sherman, was knowledgeable, friendly, pleasant and attentive. Really we couldn't have been happier with our experience. Prices were very reasonable - especially for the quality of food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent food but priceyCAA1VIPDined on 10/16/2014I met a friend who was in from the Midwest. We both loved the food and the service was excellent. My Midwestern friend was taken aback by the prices. Juniper is expensive, though there are many places in DC that are pricier. For the service and quality of the food, though, I think it's worth it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Firts timeJAMSDined on 10/14/2014I was having a friend visiting from London and we decided have dinner at Juniper, was really nice, I order the pork chop witch was perfect cook, and huge... I was very happy with my meal.
- Great surprise - in my top 5 in DC!PaulBMcLeanVIPDined on 10/13/2014This is a great place and I was really surprised. The menu was very unique and well priced for a DC restaurant - I assume that will change once people discover this place. The food was outstanding and service was prompt, friendly and simply superb. I will return!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Juniper RocksOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 10/5/2014We hosted several friends at a Sunday brunch at Juniper - it was (as always) a terrific experience. The food is fresh, the staff is helpful w/out being overbearing and it's a hard place to beat for a memorable time with friends - or clients.Special Features:
- Great foodLBcustomerDined on 10/3/2014I celebrated my birthday with spouse. We ordered the pollinator 3 course meal which was excellent. The crab cakes was soooo delicious with all crab and no fillers for ingredients. The beetini was great with the fresh honey and honeycomb. The server was nice but not overly attentive which could have been better. I would go back for the food on a special occasion. Make sure you are prepared to be among the elderly guests. The service in the bar for a drink before dinner was very poor-- not attentive at all from beginning to paying check. The place needs louder music, could not hear what was playing. I also requested a table by the garden but was sat facing m street which was ok.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fairmont brunchDavidWashIngtonVIPDined on 9/21/2014This is one of probably the best places to eat brunch in Washington. However, there are some small issues. One is that the signage for the food is not always correct (and if you have certain food allergies this can be an issue) and that they are in odd places- not always in front of the food - that you can not find which sign goes with which food. Also, the desserts are really poor. We tried one of each and were soorly dissapointed. They all were dry and lacked flavor. I would skip the desserts if you go here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good but not greatLegalLadyDined on 9/21/2014Four of us had Sunday brunch. Two had eggs, two had pancakes/french toast. Each of us thought the food was good, but nothing special. The setting was again, nice but nothing special. The service was spotty. We told the server we need a few minutes to make up our minds. Twenty minutes later we were able to flag her down to take our orders. Once we ordered, the service was speedy. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there again.
- Courtyard closed for renovationYummyDined on 9/17/2014This was my second visit to Juniper. The first earlier in the year was for breakfast, but this time I had dinner. The restaurant has a beautiful courtyard, but it was under renovation for this visit. Too bad, as the weather was fantastic. Fabulous roasted vegetable soup- I could eat that every day. Salmon with cherry bourbon glaze was perfect. Sweet potato chips were excellent. Wine by the glass list is a little limited, so difficult for single diners. Full wine list is extensive though. Service was attentive and pleasant, which is always important to those dining alone. I'll be back on my next trip to DC.Special Features:
- fresh baked bread & honey butter!O2beinobxDined on 9/14/2014With construction ongoing in front of and in the beautiful courtyard, our view wasn't much to speak of, but the superior service and delicious food was well worth the trip! Juniper was a great spot for a pre concert meal before The Kennedy Center. The fresh baked honey walnut bread & freshly harvested honey in the honey butter were spectacular! Our server was very gracious and accommodating & especially adept at helping with a wine selection! I had the cherry bourbon glazed grilled salmon, asparagus & sweet potato chips. All were prepared beautifully & the freshness of the ingredients shone through. I would have preferred a better grill on my salmon though to achieve some caramelization, but the salmon was beautifully moist & flavorful.Special Features:
- Quiet and TastyHogTroughDined on 9/13/2014Based on other reviews, I expected a lovely outdoor scene that was on the more affordable side. As far as restaurants go near the Georgetown area, this probably was on the affordable side. However, the outdoor scene was unavailable due to a wedding reception. I asked the hostess if the outdoor area is usually available to which she responded it is, other than for the next five months due to construction. The indoor demographic is dominated by the elders. The outside looked lovely, and I wish my date and I could have dined out there. Mention should be made of this inability for the next few months, as I would not go back for the indoor scene. You will feel underdressed around the elders. Salmon was fantastic. Great savignon blanc.Special Features:
- omnivoraciousVIPDined on 9/7/2014Mae West had it right when she said "too much of a good thing is a good thing." Sunday brunch at Juniper was terrific. The selection, presentation and service were just right and while a steady diet of Sundays at Juniper could drive a person straight to Weight Watchers, this was worth ALL the calories.Special Features:
- boringRegulardinerVIPDined on 9/4/2014Fresh ingredients, and nice selection, but nothing exciting; also I was sat next to a very large table of reunioning family members, and so did not have a quiet night; this took away from the experience
- Loved it!WestEnderDined on 9/3/2014Juniper is always fantastic. The honey bread is amazing, and extra-special since they have their own bees on the roof of the Fairmont. The food features local and organic sources, the ambiance is lovely, the outdoor garden dining is unique, and the service is by far the best I've found anywhere in town -- no one else is as friendly and helpful.Special Features:
- PerfectlyExecutedFood+ExcellentSvcgraceVIPDined on 9/1/2014simple menu, but everything is excecuted very well. I would rather dine here any night than the over-hyped location next door. The menu at the Juniper might be overly simple, but each dish (every single item going onto every single dish is well thought out).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- service is off the chartsMelanieFInDCVIPDined on 8/31/2014they have bees nests on the roof and get their honey from there. the service is the best!
- Quiet dining in DC is hard to findSusanVIPDined on 8/25/2014Juniper will give you plenty of quiet dining in an attractive ambiance. The service is certainly attentive. When I read the menu online, I was certain that I had hit the jackpot (sustainable, menus for vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, DASH, it all sounded glorious). However, the food that I ordered turned out to be a real disappointment. The roasted asparagus was dry, tough, a little charred and the rockfish was so dry and heavy, on a bed of couscous more reminiscent of lentils, that I was only able to eat half. Given the prices on the menu and the overall quality which the Fairmont hotel implies, a new chef seems to be in order.
- Good menu selectionfoodmonsterDined on 8/24/2014My wife and I went to Juniper for breakfast and dinner. It was very convenient as we were staying at the fairmont. Our dinner was great. There was lots of healthy meals that cater for both gluten free and diabetes. Our breakfast was OK compared with the amazing breakfast at blue duck tavern across the street. The eggs at juniper were a bit too greasy and food was slow that morning due to a wedding party.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Unexpectedly deliciousEatwithmeDined on 8/23/2014We found this restaurant by happenstance. It was in a hotel so our expectations were low but it was delicious. Organic, homemade, great service. I would highly recommend it. I had the amish prepared chicken and a green salad. Tired the shortcake trio for desert. all yummy. My son had the veal and it was tender. Wine is expensive but they let me taste it before I bought a glass.Special Features:
- Treat Your NephewoccasionalsplurgeDined on 8/17/2014My nephew was in town for a job interview so I took him to Juniper for dinner. We enjoyed the scallops and bread for appetizers and both got ribeyes for dinner. They were a little dry for medium rare but still delicious. Service was great and dining on a Sunday night was brilliant because there were hardly any other people there.Special Features:
- Exceeded ExpectationsDarnellVIPDined on 8/17/2014Food was great, my wife lived the items not commonly found on brunch buffets and the deserts were exquisite.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nicest service, good foodyearofthemooseDined on 8/10/2014First time at the restaurant. Booked a table here on a Sunday night for our first wedding anniversary, and left a little note in the reservation asking for a quiet table if they had one available since it was our anniversary. Boy did they go above and beyond. Quiet table by a window, complimentary Champagne, an extra dessert decorated with a note saying "Happy Anniversary," and just the nicest servers. They treated us like we were VIPs, even tho we're twenty-somethings with no clue what wine pairs with anything. Speaking of food, everything we ordered was delicious, especially the Wheat-Walnut-Honey bread. A good place to remember for when you want to feel fancy without fear of a snobby waiter.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A relaxing evening...BBJJVIPDined on 8/10/2014The food, service, ambience and most of all the very pleasant music was outstanding for a most relaxing evening out. The only suggestion would be to serve bread along with the water and not have to 'pay' for it. Otherwise a "gem" in the neighborhood for sure!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Juniper Restaurant at the FairmontOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/9/2014I selected this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday because it has a lovely garden dining area and a menu that incorporates in season produce. When we looked at the menu, we also noted that there was a section that listed meal choices based on dietary restrictions/preferences. We ordered the Rock Fish off the the Heart Healthy section of the menu, and the honey bread off of the regular menu. Everything was delicious. Our servers were wonderful and friendly. The only downside was that the garden dining area was closed due to construction.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 362 reviews are from the Juniper Restaurant reviews archive.
- Only lacking in minor detailsLoveof3OrangesDined on 7/25/2014Overall, the experience my wife and I had dining here on our anniversary was very good, but for $99.00 two elements could have been better. 1) I had the vegetable crab soup to start, and I unfortunately found at least 7 (a conservative estimate) pieces of crab shell before I was finished. I grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland and have been eating crabs all my life; there is no reason why shell fragments should be in a crab dish. Now, they might say they buy their meat already picked from the crabs, but that does not mean that they should not check the meat for shells (in fact, it is all the more reason to check). 2) The salmon with cherry glaze lacked flavor. I would say more, but lack the space here. Very good, not outstanding.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 7/17/2014Wow....we had great food and service. The menu is fantastic.Special Features:
- Business meeting breakfast spotOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 7/1/2014Elegant without being stuffy, gracious but not intrusive service. Delicious food.Special Features:
- sseatsVIPDined on 6/29/2014A fine brunch. I'm especially fond of the pecan rolls. There is good variety, with great fresh fruit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful RestaurantKDC2013VIPDined on 6/28/2014I always enjoy going to Juniper. The food is fresh and the service is outstanding. The chairs are very comfortable and there is a lovely courtyard if you enjoy sitting outside. Order the honey bread - it is delicious!Special Features:
- hannahVIPDined on 6/27/2014Hostess ignored our request that she verify that we had a reservation.
- ImpressiveDarnellVIPDined on 6/26/2014The waiter was the consumate proffessional and epitome of quality service and the menu is extensive and the food of the highest quality taste and presentation. My date enjoyed the desert.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.