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About Juniper

Boise's farm to fork downtown restaurant. From the ingredients stocking our kitchen to our wine, beer and cocktail list, we start right here, at home, in Idaho. Whether it's brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, Juniper is locally sourced, seasonally inspired and classically crafted.

211 N 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Northwest, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: 5:00 - 10:00pm Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Idaho

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(208) 342-1142

Website:
http://juniperon8th.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Friday and Saturday nights

Catering:
We are able to cater to your needs. Please contact for our suggested offerings.

Executive Chef:
Aaron Wermerskirchen

Private Party Facilities:
Upstairs balcony/Entire restaurant

Private Party Contact:
Darrah@juniperon8th.com: (208) 342-1142

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Juniper Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Happy Hour (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Romantic (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Organic (5)
Vegan (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Boise)·Dined 2 days ago

Loved the Trout

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Really sweet little restaurant! I had a really lovely meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

Every time I’ve eaten at Juniper it has been so good. They also do a great job with their interesting cocktails!

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The server was very nice and had great timing. Love the in house tonic. We come here often and was hoping for a new special, but went with the mushroom burger. Can always count on Juniper for a great experience!

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 (Boise)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We had a friendly and attentive waiter. Food was well prepared and had good flavors. I had the Duck Chiliquiles. The Creme Fraiche and Verde Saude made a nice underflavor, but the duck could have been pork or something as it's duckness didn't really come through. I still liked the dish, though. The menu said it had Fried Eggs, but I only got one egg. Also, it came on a bed of nacho chips but this wasn't mentioned in the menu. But that's a nitpicking, as overall it was a good brunch meal. I plan to go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Juniper far exceeded our expectations. Our party of three all agreed that it was perfect in every way--great waitress, food and drink.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I’ve eaten at Juniper several times and I’m never disappointed! Always can count on great local ingredients and dishes with interesting, complex flavors. I never hesitate to recommend this place to others.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy, Happy Hour, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We loved the crab cake, bruschetta and risotto appetizers!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a favorite for the wife and I's date night. Chef Aaron and the team always knock it out of the park and the service is always top notch. If you haven't been...get going already!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Great Beer, Organic, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Even with a completely packed house for New Year’s eve dinner, the service and food were excellent. The beef tenderloin, duck breast, and halibut entrees were all cooked perfectly. Our server Hallie was great. We’ll be back!

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Normally a fine restaurant, maybe brunch on New Years Eve day wasn't a good idea. The food was just okay.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not our first visit to Juniper. Like the vibe - a downtown gem. Appetizers and tapas are a must...this trip we enjoyed the Stuffed Mushroom on Bolognese...followed with sandwiches and salad. Good selection of beer and wine.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Enjoyable meal. The chef modified my meal with a generous helping of veggies to replace the carbs. Everything was very tasty. I was a little disappointed with our table. We had made reservations and they were nowhere near full but they stuck us in the very back by the kitchen and bathrooms, which seemed odd.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Made reservations for a family meetup (6 adults, 2 kids) and had an absolutely perfect table setup for us behind the bar. Our server was so nice and so accommodating to our questions and requests. Absolutely love the food and ambiance here and will return on my next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Really enjoyed menu.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our server and food was great - there is always a nice variety of options and very reasonably priced. But sitting downstairs in the winter - especially if you are seated at the first 6 tables - is very chilly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was slow and the prices were high for the specials

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Menu seems to have become much more sandwich driven since I was here last and less interesting. Two of our 4 meals were good (bolognese and kale salad), the other two (hazelnut trout and the New York strip special) were over cooked and flavorless. For the money I’m not sure I would recommend Juniper. That said, they do get credit for great service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Love the option of making reservations online. The food was good. I had the biscuits and gravy and the gravy was a little watery but lots of meat. The potatoes were pre-made so they couldn't make any substitutions to them. My husband had the eggs benedict and loved them!

Tags: Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 17, 2017

A really good brunch option downtown. I had the lamb hash, which was delicious and surprisingly healthy.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dinner for 5, menu limited to 3 entrees beef, chicken or fish. None had the chicken but none of the entrees were worth the money. Cioppino was fishless and tasteless, steak was 8 oz new York, grissle abound and over cooked. Oversold the special, it was simply terrible unless you like over cooked vegetables.

Sad, service was good but couldn't overcome the food quality.

EB

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Awesome food, great service. We will return.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and service were excellent. We ordered from the brunch menu. Salmon Benedict
and Chicken with a biscuit. The food was tasty and the plating perfect. Mimosa was light and
refreshing and the coffee was robust in flavor. We dined upstairs. The lighting was soft and
we had a nice table for two. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Crowded for a reason

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was amazing. However the noise level is out of control. We could hardly hear the waitress let alone each other. Service was slow at first but it was a busy Friday night. Cocktails are delicious.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very loud. Good food, but very slow service.

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 (Boise)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our go-to place for HH drinks with the girls. The dinner menu is diverse enough so there is something for everyone.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I felt the meal was lacking overall. The Salmon over noodles was pretty salty, hardly had any vegetables and spendy to boot. The pasta with bolognese was lackluster.

The server didn't offer the dessert menu with a kid at the table, so I didn't ask. I also felt very rushed, the server dropped my check off while we were still eating and rarely acknowledged my date. I wasn't asked if I wanted another beverage but wouldn't have had one as the Moscow Mule was too sweet. It was my first time at Juniper so maybe it's more casual than I thought.
It's a nice enough place but wasn't the best experience and an odd service experience.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My Mom and her partner have recently purchased a condo in Boise and we wanted to show them some of our favorite spots. They loved Juniper - the drinks and food were very, very good. Although a member of our party didn't like her cocktail, the waiter quickly removed the drink and helped her figure out what drink she would like as a replacement. Very nice! The portions were perfect and the ambiance was nice. It was pretty noisy - I wouldn't necessarily go to this restaurant for a quiet dinner, but for a party of 4, it's perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service. Tasty food at a reasonable price. Upstairs seating was loud, which required raising our voices, which added to the noise level.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The specials of the day were not that good - talked up by our server only to be disappointed with the actual dish

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Innovative cocktails and good appetizers.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved the ambience. Great service and food. Would return!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Despite how busy it was we had great service, great food and the environment is great. Would definitely go again!

Liesle

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vegan, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Disappointing. Pasta of the day was dry, tough, and tasteless on a bed of overly sweet purée. Flavors and textures did not work at all. Service was good.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was a great dinner there were five of us and everyone enjoyed their food and the creative gin and tonics! I had the duck Ramen on recommendation from someone who had dined there previously. It was fabulous and I would come back to have it again.

We had a positive experience except for the person at the front who seated us. Reservation was for 4 people and at the last minute another person joined our group. As the 5 of us were huddled around the front desk – he made a rude comment regarding the reservation being for 4. It made all of us very uncomfortable and embarrassed for the person who joined us last minute. Then he let us know that he didn’t think he would be able to seat us with that many. As it turned out he did seat us upstairs and there were at least four other tables large enough for five which remained empty during our entire meal.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good food, nice little place. I enjoyed it. The menu was slim but the food was good. They had a few good cocktails as well. i wouldn't say its my favorite restaurant but definitely a place to go now and then.

Tags: Casual
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our server was awesome, drinks were wrong initially, appetizer was compted for being late but they had tons of large groups. Overall we should go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I'm done with this place. Used to be the service, now it's the chef and the food. Service was the only positive part... you know what the biggest shame is? How great the atmosphere is and what this place COULD BE. I almost enjoy the food here better than any other place in town. Almost...

Where do I begin?

Well, I'm regularly in this place getting what might be my favorite salad in town, the Brussel Sprout Salad - one that I can say I've probably had at least 5 to 10 times before. In fact, just two nights ago I was in here with my father - someone I recommended this place to, never again - and I had it. I got it tonight. When it was brought to me and my friend (he had it as well), we had to ask the waiter if they made a mistake because this was a kale salad with shaved Brussels on top. He came back from the kitchen and told us the Chef said "this is how he's always made it" - this was the moment I lost it. Don't lie to me. I'm not your GF sitting at home wondering where you are at midnight- I'm someone who eats here regularly
And knows EXACTLY what comes out of this kitchen.

Have you ever heard the adage if it ain't broke, don't fix it? Well, the red beans and rice were probably the best dish in town. Also, Before they REMOVED it from the menu - they made it something entirely different than red beans and rice - they got rid of the rice... wait, what?

Don't come here. Waiter just said, "dare you to go talk to the chef" he then said he was joking but not before I said I dare him to come talk to me...

Then he charged me for my one drink... still tipped 50%. Bye Felicia

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our server Will was incredible. The food was delicious and we had the most fun in an eclectic setting!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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