Junto
Junto

Junto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.juntobyob.com/
  • Phone: 4845748041x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tues-Thursday 5pm - 9pm
    Fri-Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm

    Brunch: Sat-Sunday 9:30am - 2pm

    Closed: Sunday PM, Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: MacGregor Mann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Special Events: The Session Room at Junto is available for business meetings and private parties of up to 24 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 202 and Ridge Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Junto
A Modern Pennsylvanian Farmhouse utilizing locally sourced ingredients prepared with traditional techniques. Adventurous with flavor combinations and presentation culminating in a representation of Modern Pennsylvanian cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Junto reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)neighborhood gem (59)special occasion (40)romantic (24)great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (14)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (6)hot spot (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Best food, great chef
    ElyseUUVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Junto is a rare find in this area! It is a BYOB that offers new and creative dishes. Have eaten here twice in 5 weeks and has Ben very enjoyable to try different offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just not for us.
    Andee
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I think we are the exception. We really wanted to like this, the service and ambiance were excellent. Our server(s) could not have been nicer and were very informative. Started off with charcuterie, very good. Mushrooms dish and corn soup ok. Mushrooms needed something more IMO. Ravioli was ok but very rich. We only ordered small plates as did not find anything we wanted for entrees (was hoping for some enticing specials). Dessert menu did not have anything we were interested in either. The quality, & service great! I just think the menu is not our thing. We like Harvest, Antica, Blue Pear (local restaurants -just for a reference). I would recommend to others but just make sure they look at menu first.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    All the previous great reviews are not an exaggeration. The food is wonderful. Junto has a small understated bistro atmosphere. Our server, Karen, was polite and the timing between courses was perfect. The menu is small on number of selections but huge on flavor. The quality of the ingredients and the presentation of each dish rivals any five star big city restaurant, plus a BYO which is even better. We started with the cheese board, a must. Our appetizers were the corn fritters and the ravioli which were both light and flavorful. My husband had the free range chicken and I the fettuccine both better than delicious! You can tell the Chef takes great pride in both his ingredients and the visual appeal of each dish. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New BYOB
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was creative, nicely balanced tastes. Portions were reasonably sized. Staff explained what was in each dish as it was being served. Emphasis on local foods. Soups and first courses were especially excellent. Price was very reasonable, also considering it is BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Place is Really Good !
    Gratefuldiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    First time here and it was well worth it. I echo the many reviews which say Junto is outstanding. Superb blending of tastes and a very different type of menu. Great to begin with the meats and cheeses, we shared a set and didn't have any complaints. The blue cheese was really outstanding. Wild mushroom consume was tasty and the scallops were nicely done, I enjoyed the tempura-like batter on them. All this good food and it is a BYOB, which makes it even better. Decor is plain but tasteful. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BuntzVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This spot has seen several restaurants come and go over many years. After our third time here, I'd say Junto looks like a keeper. Four of us dined & everyone thought the food was excellent. Ravioli appetizer is a winner and the corn bread with apple butter is a great way to start. Black bass & sturgeon main courses were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Junto BYOB
    Soleil
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent food!! Rather noisy due to sparse decor. BYOB is a real plus. Has a few outdoor tables but view is not great. Overall I will definitely go back. Food was creative, delicious and well-presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    BarbDeeVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    What a find. We are so grateful that this fine young chef has brought his talent to Chadds Ford/Northern Delaware. He has taken some ordinary ingredients and done magic. The egg ravioli is one of the most beautiful and delicious dishes we've ever had. I wanted to order seconds, but wouldn't have had room for anything else. He makes excellent sauces...light, but so deep and flavorful. We'll go back for another ravioli, and then, work our way through the rest of the menu. Prices are more than reasonable for the quality and creativity of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best meal in a long time
    rcooper331VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I travel and eat out a lot....I have to say this was the best meal I've eating in a long time.. I was skeptical on looking at the menu as I usually go for plainer food but this was fantastic... My chicken was flavorful and moist. That may not sound like a wonderful review, but trust me this was excellent.... Just remember its BYOB
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and interesting
    JanMarie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Unusual menu with interesting combinations. Not the usual fare but very yummy and satisfying. Will take more friends back! I love BYOB resturants and the lower bill as a result. It is a chef driven menu with such items as pepper okra relish, cran and corn fritters, great salad with baby greens that had substance and many more items to try. Summer eating just allowed for appetizer and first course. I want to try the beef check and other entrees when I go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our New Favorite Place
    ChaddsCouple
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Finally .... dining comes to Chadds Ford!! Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit. The food quality ... dish presentation ... blend of flavors ... efficient service ... pleasant environment ... taste ... all combined for a great dinner. Most definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best duck ever!
    oreocheesecakeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had the 4 course duck menu that was on special--foie torchon (w/beets and other things), drumstick and thigh manicotti with black garlic sauce, walnuts and thai basil, duck breast (sooo tender, crispy skin, best I've ever had) with carrots 7 ways, and peach cobbler made with peaches that had been cooked in the duck. Duck was dry aged for 12 days, smoked on cherry wood for 45 minutes, and finished in the oven to perfection. Man was it good! There were many other items on the menu that I wanted to try (they looked good as they were brought out to other diners too!), so we will definitely be back. The only issue is that the dining room is really live, so it gets loud in there. Besides that, dinner at Junto was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit of everything....
    2fordine
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Both my wife and I had the "tasting" menu, as this was out first time at Junto.The selections were excellent, the portions just right, and the service friendly and efficient. We will highly recommend Junto to our friends and neighbors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food here was great! The courses had their charm to each. Word to the wise if your going to go for all 4 coarses plus desert come very hungry or you won't make it through your entree. Over all will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phutzee
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ordered the chef's tasting menu and it was fabulous! We definitely will return, and soon! Telling everyone about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad they are here
    junto
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    So nice to have another good restaurant option in the general Wilmington DE area. Our table of 4 enjoyed our dinner. The menu is not extensive but contained numerous interesting options. We all enjoyed our meal...the fish entrees and appetizers were tasty, the soup starters were very good and nicely presented. Wish they served the appetizer bread to start instead of the corn bread without much flavor. High marks on food, very good marks on presentation. Unfortunately, the wait staff needs more training!!! They were timely but very awkward. Poor job of elaborating on menu items & horrible job describing the tasting menu. Seemed unsure of themselves when serving, etc. Need more training and poise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We tried the Chef's tasting menu and loved everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Incredible spot, rotating menu based on available ingredients, very fresh and innovative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Haute PA Dutch Cusine
    flowtopsVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    A truly unique take on indigenous foods and ingrediants with wonderful execution of flavors and presentation. Our table started with the Cheese and Charcuterie. I then I had the Egg Yolk Ravioli and Grilled Sturgeon. Memorable. At first I thought the décor a bit underwhelming, but I realized Junto is reinforcing the simplicity of the farm life with equally sublime art and professional staff. It was a true pleasure to hold a normal conversation and not fight escalating conversations of large groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is "Mac"nigicent!
    Scoonut
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Two days later we are still talking about the great meal we had. MacGregor Mann is enthusiastic about the farm to table concept and showcases beautifully locally grown produce. Normally I'm a meat and potatoes person, but the mushroom dishes were so flavorful and rich that I didn't miss "meat". I can't wait to return, and maybe next time order 2 servings of the amazing egg yolk ravioli. Watching the deer graze in the adjacent field is an added bonus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent first experience!
    Psmith
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food delicious! Service professional, knowledgeable & friendly. Presentation of food A+. Will recommend & return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to table at its finest!
    gottadance
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Phenomenal food, excellent and knowledgeable service made for a terrific evening for four friends. Definitely a hidden treasure in Chadds Ford! Can't wait to go back!!! Impeccable ingredients and beautifully presented dishes. A real find!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful food
    FoodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time at Junto for dinner and we cam with another couple so we could sample and share a number of dishes. Nothing disappointed. The root plate was beautiful, beef cheeks were sublime and the service was unbelievable attentive and disciplined. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat local and well
    euphorbietteVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The chef of this two month old bistro likes to locally source his ingredients and cooks with a unique attention to detail. We shared the wild mushroom and pea appetizer , which came in a casserole with goat cheese croutons. it was delicious. Then we both had the smoked sturgeon entree, which was served on a plank with seasonal vegetables and a light herb sauce. the dessert was snicker doodle profiteroles , a unique take on a classic. The skill of the cooking coupled with BYOB made the bill quite reasonable. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great on a Tuesday Night!
    Bill
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Had the extreme pleasure of dining at Junto last Tuesday along with my husband and another couple. Must say that it was very nice. There were not many diners ( assume Tuesday is a slow night) so it was nice and quiet. The service was great- especially in regards to serving our BYOB wine. The glasswear is great. Then there is the food-- not a huge menu but everything that our group ordered was very tasty and cooked to perfection. I was not too fond of the deserts ( I am not a real desert person). The servings were ample. Looking forward to more great meals at this gem!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal
    max4
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very nice evening. We ate early because we were attending a Longwood concert, so there were not many peoplethere yet. Also, it was a week night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diningdiva
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a wonderful time and a delicious meal. The heirloom tomatoe salad was very good with excellent presentation. I would recommends the free range chicken, but next time, I"ll call ahead and reserve the duck.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd Shot, Off
    foodnwine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my second time for dinner and I was suprprized to be so disappointed. The first was during the soft opening and was heavenly. After 2 months I expected to see some new and seasonal dishes. We sat in a different side and the sound was so bad we had trouble hearing each other at the table and back and forth with the waitstaff. The staff takes your bottle of wine but forgets and leaves glasses dry. We ordered 3 aps and while two were forgot the third was acknowledged 3 times but arrived after the previous dishes were finished. The steak was good but $65? Love the wine glasses. Certainly the chef is talented and all the foods were very good but at this visit the negatives weighed heavily against the positives.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How did they get good reviews?
    Stan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was one of the worst meals I have ever had. There were 5 in our party and one liked his main dish. For the rest of us The food lacked flavor,was bland and the ingredients which were unusual combinations in each dish didn't complement each other or meld. Some of our party didn't even eat their dishes.There was no feeling that spices or herbs were used,there was no polish or vibrance to the taste of anything. The noise level was horrible and we could not hear each other. In fact we asked the waitress(who was very accommodating and knowledgeable) to feed some of the other patrons so our ear drums would stop vibrating.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Time There This Week
    ExhossvmdVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Revisited with my wife and another couple. They were equally impressed with the food. I saw the co-owners of La Fia ( James Beard Award Winning Restaurant ) there. We know each other and they were impressed also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu
    Dinah
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Unusual menu. Good for adventurous diners. Scallops fabulous with light tempura. Service a little sketchy. Not yet professional. Overwhelming noise level inhibits service.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new restaurant
    ExhossvmdVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I forgot it was BYOB and the hostess asked me if I wanted a beer from the chefs personal stash. That is service and I appreciated the thought. The food is wonderful and imaginative .Service is great. Food is locally sourced . That is how I found out about the restaurant because my CSA supplies fruits and vegetables to them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    ChrisG
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It was going to be just a regular summer weeknight – that is until a friend recommended we try Junto. Words cannot express how amazing our evening turned out. Here are the highlights: Steamed Clams, Heirloom Tomato Salad (beautiful & delicious), Corn Soup, my favorite of the evening was the House Salad. Everything was so good. I only ate half of the salad so I could have some the next day. It was incredible. We also tried the Sauerkraut and Sausage. My husband loved this! Our dinners were equally as good. The chicken was tremendous as were the scallops. Onto the wait staff: Friendly & Knowledgeable. I haven't had this level of fresh, interesting flavor combinations since my trip to Paris last year. We were so impressed with the Chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Localdiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Obviously the chef is very talented. Menu discriptions are larger than portions. Pricey, but interesting, but for how long?
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative BYO
    DEdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Bistro atmosphere and menu with some truly innovative dishes on the menu and as specials. The food was excellent and the service pleasant and efficient. Give this place a try for some authentic French rustic dishes. Great value as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had the duck
    largreenVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My party of 4 enjoyed the special duck preparation for the table, divided into multiple courses and expertly served and explained, with a final visit from the young chef. Truly gracious and memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    GregVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was incredible and the service was excellent! This will be a new favorite...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly amazing
    Wayne
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Their cornbread was shaped like corn and served w/apple butter. It was a novel presentation, but we didn't like the taste of the cornbread. We didn't care for the chicken liver mousse as it tasted extremely gamey, more like duck liver than chicken liver. Their chicken corn chowder was delicious. The garden salad was fantastic. Anyone who can make a garden salad that addictive is a force to be reckoned with! Then came the entrees. The chicken dish was one of the best I have ever eaten! The pasta dish was also sensational! We brought some of each entree home and they were both still wonderful the next night heated up. Chef Mac is a true talent and we will definitely be back. We want to try the 20 oz. rib eye steak next time!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Junto
    herbengVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Excellent, imaginative, "modern" German-style cuisine. Worth a trip.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tuesday night Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was our (2 couples) first time dining at this restaurant. Since this was a week night, there weren't many diners. We had excellent service, with good explanations of the unique and interesting foods. The stand-out dishes for us were the chicken corn soup, scallops and sturgeon. The presentations were appetite-enhancing, and the portion sizes were just right. We were celebrating one of our group's birthday, and she had suggested Junto. We all agreed that it was a very good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.