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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
3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
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Local Ingredients (19)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (13)
Fun (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
People Watching (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Healthy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Business Meals (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Cozy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vegan (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Boise)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome food, great service. We will return.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Incredible food, amazing service. Everyone working there is very friendly and I've never had anything there that I wasn't completely satisfied with.
Only complaint is some loud customers nearby, but that isn't the fault of juniper.
Would highly recommend and will be returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, a bit pricey but worth the quality. Loved our server and watching the other customers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The ambiance very cool. Service was fine. Short ribs (ordered by two of the group tough, grisly.....:-( my burger not even close to medium rare....:-( salmon dish was very good.

Try to sit upstairs so the noise level is not as bad.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Went for dinner. Both Beef Tenderloin entrees were served barely room temperature (as if the plates sat on the wait line a bit before serving). Both shrimp specials of the evening also could have been warmer in temperature (shrimp were just placed on top of a rice mixture as if they may have been cooked too far ahead of serving). Our server, Claire, was very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

House make gin/tonic not good but friendly staff and ambiance. Food not well priced for quality and creativity

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was excellent as always. Love Juniper and their creative menu offerings!

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

All of the food was delicious. Helpful and chatty servers, nice atmosphere. Manhattan vibe right here in Boise.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The hazelnut crusted trout was excellent and we appreciated their flexibility to swap out the sides for us at no xtra charge. Excellent service. Perhaps one or two more non-burger entre options on the menu would be great!

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Awesome menu, food, and service. Can't wait to return for more!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Seasonal, People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great place for a fabulous meal in Boise! Menu changes every few months. It’s all good!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service and food as always. Love the new menu. Jess was very attentive. Chef Aaron's dishes are always delicious!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 29, 2017

A friend and I went here for brunch on Sunday. The food was good and the mimosaswere yummy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

food great. local feel. The wine list too small. But over all a good evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

They have a space for every occasion as long as you plan ahead of time; made a reservation in advance for a larger group with no issues. Always happier when I come in for brunch over the dinner menu, just food selection/price preference, and could have done for the music to be less loud hard to talk across a big group. I love this location in the warm months because you can sit outside or for a date night because most of the table settings are small indoors. Food is always super tasty, there is a large price range on the menu so something for everyone, reasonable portions.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our fish was very overdone and because there was a large crowd, we were put in the middle of the room which was very uncomfortable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Our plane was delayed so missed our original reservations. Just by chance we stopped by to let them know why we missed our reservations and since we had not eaten yet, they kindly made room and seated us anyway. The food is absolutely amazing! Try the brussels sprout salad and their specials. We would highly recommend Juniper and look forward to coming back when in Boise.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was great! Loved the fried olive app. Beef medallions and farro risotto was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Staff wasn't light so delay between service but food was great

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had reservations for 8pm on a Saturday night. We soon came to find out this is NOT a Saturday night date place. Very loud, poorly designed sprawling layout on main floor and minimal ambiance. We were seated in between two tables full of children. One table was even playing cards. We walked out as soon as we were seated.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I thought the steak special I got was quite tasty. The potatoes were great too. When I got the check and saw a 6oz steak and potatoes cost 34$ I was a bit baffled. I could see it being better for appetizers or happy hour.

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for birthday celebration. Had a great halibut dish that was one of the specials and it was fantastic. The house salad with house vinaigrette was delish, too. We were upstairs. Loud! But we could hear each other. Really enjoyed the meal and staff was super friendly and helpful. A different and fun menu. Will go again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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