Meeting special friends for dinner before a show at the Flynn!
Juniper has a nice atmosphere. The service has always been very good and the food is always fresh and tasty.
My husband and I were craving burgers and live nearby, so we swung over for a quick bite. We started with the chopped salad to share, which arrived on the table dry and undressed. Once we got dressing from our server and tossed the salad, it ended up being pretty tasty. Then our burgers came. They were simply, not good. They were dry (and my husbands was MR and mine was M), the bun was dry, they had very little cheese, and they actually tasted fishy. The fries were under fried and gooey - no crisp or brown in site. While I recognize this is not a burger joint, for $18 a pop, I expected a tasty burger. If you’re craving a burger - this is not the place to get one. Otherwise, Juniper is beautiful inside and has a relaxed ambiance.
Limited menu, but the food was good. Dessert was excellent. The coconut cake was rich, dense and not overly sweet.
I took my teenage son after a day of touring UVM. The menu was interesting and everything we ordered was delicious. The service was excellent and I liked the ambiance, although we had a fairly noisy family dining next to us. Farm to table in Vermont, can't go wrong!
Great wait staff who are very knowledgeable! We very much enjoyed our dinner and learned a great deal about the wines we were drinking.
Was visiting UVM for admitted students day, and stayed at Hotel Vermont and had dinner at Juniper. Great food! Definitely would recommend.
Great food, knowledgeable staff. More expensive than anticipated.
Great music at Juniper. And I've had good food there, but not recently. The portions have always been tiny, but in the past, at least the food and service were good. Last night, the food was mediocre at best, and it took FOREVER to get there. So I ended up paying way too much for an average-at-best meal ... and getting a parking ticket because it took so long! Juniper's never been a great value, but at least it used to offer good food and service. Hey, at least the live music is still top notch.
Stopped for pre-show meal and drinks. My wife got a small plate with a couple of sides,and I got a hemp seed veggie burger. Their beer menu was a bit too heavy on IPA's/double IPA's,but I guess that's all the rage these days.
Perfect space to enjoy time with friends. Food and beverage choices are great. Service is warm and hospitable. Everything you need for a memorable evening.
Drinks were great.
Burger was $18, good but not great. Fries were okay.
Chicken was worth it.
We've been here a couple of times over the last month and have had tasty, innovative meals each time. The menu doesn't seem to change that quickly, and it's somewhat limited, but the plates are all enjoyable. The bar is great, the built environment has lots of natural materials in a modernist Vermont way, and the outside patio is fantastic, weather permitting.
Two drinks, $25.00. My girl's hlass of Pinot Grigio was only half full and my gin and tonic tasted like it was distilled from tree branches. Just terrible. The bartender served me as if he was doing me a favor.
We then sat down at the lower level to listen to the Jazz group and the ambiance (for lack of a better word) was that we were sitting next to some hippie chick who had her dog with her. When she left there was dog hair all over the cushion where the dog had been sitting. We left far earlier than we had planned to stay.
Juniper is always good. This time we were there for Christmas dinner and ordered part of the special prix fixe dinner, a la carte. We each had the oyster stew: delicious, piping hot, cream-rich, salty, w many plump oysters in each bowl. We shared the beef Wellington entree, also exceptionally delicious. Great wine and beer selections, excellent service, friendly and "hip" bar scene, comfortable for people of all ages. We love Juniper!
The way Christmas day worked out this year, I ended up at this restaurant for brunch with my mother and my son. It couldn't have been more perfect!
Cozy., relaxing, quiet, and great menu selection/food
Patrick was our server and he was so amazing....it was late but he was so professional - the food was amazing and the ambiance was as well
exceptional food and service. while the ambience is plesant, the noise level is not acceptable for intimate dinners. if not for this fact, would rate it much higher....then again I'm sensitive to noise level.
We had a nice meal but the food overall was fair to good given the price. Drinks and service were great. Two drinks each, two apps and an entree split between us would need to be excellent for the $120 spent and unfortunately it wasn't excellent. Just being honest.
Our dinner was good( the food) but our server took the dinner order before we had our cocktail! Even though I said I was worried about being served dinner too soon he took the order and brought it 5 minutes later, followed almost immediately by the dinner!! I wasn’t even halfway through my drink.
We finished our drinks, pushing our food aside. The server was clueless. When he noticed we weren’t eating he asked how the food was!!!
I told him we’re were finishing out drinks and weren’t ready to eat.... he shrugged a walked away as if I said everything was fine. Did I have to clobber him to make my point?!!
He ruined a tasty dinner by trying to rush us through the experience. We didn’t want fast food...
The place was amazing, the food was great, service was wonderful. Really loved the place.
I bought a gift very to Junipers at an auction. It’s lication is an hour from me but I had heard the hotel and restaurant were worth the drive. From the moment we stepped in I loved the atmosphere. The sitting area is modern with very cool lights and a lovely fire was roaring. The hostess was very nice. Our waiter was young and patient and attentive. The food was very very good. We ordered 2 delicious appetizers and the fried chicken for dinner. Delicious. All in all a great evening. I wish it were closer to me. When I am in Burlington again I will make an effort to return.
An excellent and unique dining choice in Burlington! Love the intimate setting.
Wonderful 1st meal in Burlington! Loved location in our hotel as well.
Turned out to be a great choice for a first date. Not overly romantic, vibrant, but not too noisy. Food was excellent. Expect to pay $100 (before gratuity) for two people, but your taste buds will thank you, and you will probably have leftovers.
I had a wonderful time here with my parents. The food was delicious and of excellent quality, the menu was unique and engaging, the service was fantastic, and we never felt like we sat around waiting that long for anything. I will absolutely eat here again.
Wonderful ambiance. Not normally fans of noisy places but the buzz, & sense that we were dining with the local community, added to our enjoyment.
Great menu with a wide selection to please almost everyone. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended.
Everything delicious and Vermont fun! Very loud though. Steak was fantastic, gnocchis were delicious & flatbread was also very good. Service quite good. Highly recommend!
We ate here for dinner on a brief stay in Burlington. The menu was diverse and had plenty to offer the adults as well as a picky young eater. They were even willing to do a half order of a sandwich, which was a pleasant surprise. The local beer selection was great (though our waitress was not very familiar with them) and after dinner, lounging on the patio by the fire pit was a great way to end the evening.
Disappointed but maybe new menu still had kinks to work out.
New improved fall menu. Service was very good. Food was excellent.
After hearing over the years about how great Juniper is, my husband and I chose to celebrate our birthdays here. Wish we had spent the money on Hen of the Wood. This place is way over rated. Meh food at fine dining prices. The ambience is definitely of a hotel lobby. I got a chèvre gnocchi that was too doughy, so every bite was just mush. We ordered the vegetable momos as an app, which are basically $3 per momo that were pretty, but not actually good. In summary, go somewhere else.
Menu offers really great options for traditional dishes with a unique spin. Atmosphere is very relaxing as well.
Good food, interesting cocktails, nice laid-back unpretentious atmosphere.
Ce fut un dernier repas décevant pour nos vacances à Burlington. Les options abordables au menu sont les sandwichs ou les burgers qui sont entre 15 et 20$ et les repas enfants 10$. Pour un total de 120 USD et ce, sans entrée, ni dessert. Bref, trop cher pour des sandwichs. Le service décevant aussi. Les serveurs semblaient préférer discuter et goûter des vins entre eux plutôt que de s'occuper du service. D'ailleurs notre serveur nous a demandé si nous voulions autre chose suite au repas principal, nous avons répondu par la négative et il a tout de suite donné la facture qu'il avait déjà imprimée. Nous avons senti qu'il était temps de partir...
Par contre, l'hôtel est très beau, bien situé et décoré avec goût. La terrasse est très belle aussi. Option intéressante pour les 5 à 7 d'affaires.
Diner-esque. Not good for a client dinner or business dinner.
Made reservations for a Saturday evening while visiting Burlington. Arrived an hour early and they took us right in. Loved the decor. Sleek yet warm with wood accents. Nice creative farm to table selections. I ordered some apps. Vegatable dumplings with a sweet chili sauce with just a touch of warmth. And the fried cheese curds with eggplant and tomato...really good. Hubby had the strip steak which had a nice smoky flavor. He usually doesn't like biscuits but tried the ones that came on the plate and really liked them. Tender and not dry. My only suggestion would be to put the biscuits on a separate plate so they don't get soggy from the steak juices. We also shared and order of herb fries that were really good, perhaps just a little too much salt. We were full but decided to share the pyramid cake from Mirabelles. So decadent. We would definitely recommend this place. And we will come again.
After arriving early for our reservation and being sat down, we waited 10 minutes without anyone coming by to even give us water. For a restaurant of this caliber, I expected great service, but without anyone coming around, we just left.
We waited 15minutes after being seated until the waitress took our order. It took another 15minutes for our drinks to arrive and an additional 20 minutes for our food so by the time the food came we gulfed it down. My friend's hemp seed burger lacked any flavor - the carrot ketchup provided a sogginess to the burger. The French fries were overdone and therefore resembled potato dust. I ordered the chicken skewers which were decent but I would not pay $27 for it again. The odd thing was as soon as we arrived he waitress asked for our credit cards to hold onto. They were short staffed and the food was underwhelming.