Juniper Restaurant

Juniper Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://juniperrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 970-926-7001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Ofsanko
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Juniper Restaurant
Experience Juniper's New World Seasonal Cuisine on the Eagle River, just minutes from Beaver Creek and Vail
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Juniper Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (25)scenic view (22)romantic (21)hot spot (17)notable wine list (14)great for outdoor dining (13)vibrant bar scene (12)good for groups (8)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Nice surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food and service were both great. Tables will be tight if 100% occupied and noise level makes conversations difficult.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner a must in the Vail Valley
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Juniper, in our opinion is the best restaurant in the Vail Valley! Always a warm welcome the minute we walk in the door and dinner is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky find
    nvelop
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We were fortunate to get a reservation on a big holiday weekend. Even though the restaurant was packed, the service was friendly and perfectly timed. Food was very good, with a broad menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Very creative recipes by the chef. Has become one our area favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Professional Staff
    Eddie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The evening's dining experience was enhanced by Juniper's knowledgeable and highly professional staff. Our very good wait-person Rita helped us with both wine and food selections. Overall this was a delightful evening with friends, good wine and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Jewel, Juniper Restaurant
    Live4Dining
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food is always good and very consistent. It's always nice to know what to expect when coming to Juniper. The food is delicious; the restaurant is beautiful and the service is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Vail Valley restaurant
    Henry
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Juniper never disappoints: great food, nice people, good cocktails, and a very good wine selection. A lot of other people obvious agree with us, so it is often full: book ahead!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neglectful waiter
    45kg
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was less than adequate! We were left waiting by our waiter several times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unhappy customer
    auroraVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant. I had a quite good experience the first time so i was eager to go back. However, this time my party got seated 25 min after our reservation time. Although the hostess ascribed the delay to patrons taking more than 2 h to finish their meals, which was out of the staff control, once we got seated we realized that the restaurant was understaffed and service slow, which probably explained why patrons were staying longer. I have to give kudos to the manager or owner who was clearly trying to make up for the lack of staff and was quite efficient in bringing out the food to the tables. The food was not great either. i am not planning to go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    DdavisVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our second dinner within the ast month lived up the first. The food has been really outstanding. Perhaps a little louder than I would like, but it''s worth going for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - unfriendly wait staff
    LadydalVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    If the food were not so wonderful, I would hesitate to recommend this restaurant as I so not believe the waitress said more than 2 words to us. She was downright rude
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Friday Night Dinner
    morandcVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Had ANOTHER excellent experience at Juniper on Friday night. Staff was very accomodating to our reservation time change; they honored our request for an outside table with a great view of the Eagle River. Menu had a variety of excellent choices. Alaskan Halibut & Lamb Loin were our choices with no regrest. Wine list was exstensive but balanced in price & varietals. Service was exceptional! Our waitress was always there even while she served two very large groups in addition to us. Management was very attentive. When in the Vail Valley, I would but this on my "must do" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Julie
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We went for my boyfriend's birthday and everything was perfect. We had the calamari which has a curry tinged sauce and golden raisins and shared a salad with crispy bacon blue cheese. Both were delightful. For entrees, we stuck with his "go-to"--Steak..The filet mignon dish was different than last time we dined at Juniper though; now it also included a portion of short rib. The steak didn't seem much smaller though, so he enjoyed the variety. I had the veal scallopine which has also been on the menu for a long time and never disappoints. We had a wonderful table outside overlooking the river and the weather was perfectly warm as well. The crowd was mellow and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JBinVailVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I was seated at one of their tall tables near the bar. I don't like those types of tables. the best seating is on the patio section with the river view. The rest of the restaurant is dark and unimaginative. The food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever
    AviRVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Juniper has always been one of my favourites. I would rate it a 4 star but now with a new chef and additions to the menu, I have rated it a 5 star restaurant. The food is now top of the line and the wine list has some of the best wines in the vail valley. I don't think there is anything on the menu that I would not try. To top it off, Doug, the owner and maître d is the best and will make every one feel very muck at home. I was with my wife and friends who are long timers in the valley and we all agree that Junipers is now in our top 3 favourite restaurant in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 11 years in biz..doing it right!
    vail8150
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We are never disappointed in the great Edwards restaurant! Food is simply the best in the down valley locations. Would recommend to all...it is pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special for the Valley
    OutofTowner
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Juniper never fails to deliver and is always worth the short drive from Vail. Everything delivered to the table is always spot on. The variety found on the menu is more than sufficent for even the most limited palate. The wine list is reasonable and fair with a decent sweet spot for those who appreciate wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 442 reviews are from the Juniper Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Wonderful!
    Sb12
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with gorgeous view. Food was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    the tuna was divine, but the rest on the plate was unappetizing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey wine list
    WineguyVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Food great but wine is very expensive and overpriced. Cheapest bottle of red is Casa Lapostolle Alpalta 2011 @ $60. Can buy it over the internet for $15. 4 x the price is way too much and it's tannic, acidic and needs 5 or so years. Not the kind of wine that a restaurant should be offering as it will likely be drunk within 6 mos.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambience
    kathies
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I love going to Juniper because it is always so consistent. The food is delicious and I really like the ambience. Also, the waiters and waitresses are always upbeat and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find
    Hmtblondie
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    We eat out a considerable amout so we have had the opportunity to have some amazing dining experiences. Juniper was very nice good flavor and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YOU WILL NEVER GO WRONG
    worldlyfoodaddictVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I have yet to be unhappy at this restaurant. Staff is friendly, food excellent & prices very reasonable. Owner really cares about his customers!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Edwards
    VivanolaVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Second visit and it was spot on. Justin was a great waiter we enjoyed the appetizers and the entrees. Only miss was the desserts. We love this Resturant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juniper is always wonderful.
    pammerjammer5
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Juniper is always wonderful. The food is always outstanding. It is the best restaurant in Eagle County and is better than any of the fine dining I just went to in LA. We can always count on everything to be great there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening!
    Eddie
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Juniper provided us with our requested corner table and the evening dinner with four friends was delightful and really delicious. I ordered one of the evening’s specials – a “Wild Boar Shank”, which was presented/served very artistically and was as great a meal as I ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The wine list was GREAT! I ordered my filet medium. It came to me medium rare (at best). I returned it and it came back cooked properly and was amazing. The potatoes on the side were lukewarm and not fork tender and the spinach was very stringy. The desserts were wonderful. And my child ate every bite of his fish and chips (amazing since he never eats). Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They have a very high-end
    dcrank
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    They have a very high-end and expensive wine list. Food is very good but expensive - for the price I expect perfection. Difficult to eat there for less than $100/person with tax and tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best places in
    morandcVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    One of the best places in the Vail Valley. Excellent food & service. One of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    TabascoCat14VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is one of the best restuarants in the Vail Valley -you can't go wrong
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juniper
    Ronnie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We had not gone here for about a year. We just got busy and did not go. We went and were reminded why this is such a wonderful restaurant. We will go again soon. It was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our best meal this ski season!
    MTfoodie
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We live in the Vail Valley and eat in many nice restaurants. Without a doubt this was the best dinner this season -- menu is inspired, varied, delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining at Juniper
    lcashley
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We've have dined at Juniper several times now and have always had a good experience. The foie gras, veal scaloppine, and filet were exceptional. The crab cake was good, not exceptional. Good wine and specialty martini list. My only complaint would be that our server while very nice was a little slow. We would dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time and we will be back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We are locals and have heard about this restaurant for years and finally made it there with a friend from out of town. Two of us had the specialty of the house (veal) and the other had the daily special (wild boar shank). We were all very pleased with our entrees and sides (soups and salad). The candy/cake dessert was also excellent. This is not an inexpensive night out, but worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best in Edwards
    prosie11
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is just the best place in Edwards. There is a reason that it has been in business so long. The food and service are consistently excellent. The continuity in the staff has something to do with this, no doubt. You can't go wrong heading here...and they do a very nice takeout as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice change
    Liseylala
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food at Juniper is always great but sometimes the service is dismissive and superior. Especially the owner/maitre d' . Tonight was a nice change of pace and our tabel server was amazingly perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Food was good, server had limited knowledge and vocabulary on menu and wine list. For the price, service was sub par
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The veal is always a special dinner at Juniper. I have had it many times, and it is still the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New chef doesn't disappoint
    MeanMrMonkey
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    This was our second visit to Juniper. Our last experience was great, as well. We were told that they have a new executive chef (the former sous chef) so we wanted to try it again. Everything that we ate from appetizers to entree to dessert was outstanding. The service was also the right level of attention. She was always there when we needed her, but was never over bearing. Her recommendations were spot on and appreciated. We eat out in the area often and this meal catapulted Juniper into our top 3 local favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Booked a birthday dinner for 6. I would say everything was great with the exception of a couple of meals. Two of us had the Manhattan steak which was a bit over cooked and really tough - felt like we were sawing through it the entire meal, I didn't finish mine, too much work. Butternut squash soup was excellent as were the pork chops. Wine list was nice - service was great. I would return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.