Juniper Restaurant in the Vail Valley

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1175 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Experience The Confluence of Seasonal and Contemporary Cuisine on the Eagle River, just minutes from Beaver Creek and Vail Resorts.
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Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time and we found the menu interesting with several items that appealed to us to choose from. I had the lentil soup (my favorite soup of all) and really enjoyed the flavor.....slightly spicy...my wife had the beet salad which was tasty and generous.

I ordered the chicken saltimbocca. The chicken was crispy on the outside but moist on the inside with ham or bacon on top. My wife had the veal which she found tender and tasty. I tried a piece and found it a little bland for my taste.

We plan on going back to try other items on the menu.

EA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Expensive for the quality of the dinner entrees. Staff was attentive and friendly. Decor is outdated.

HK
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu
Very accommodating to food requests

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

GC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Juniper. One of the best restaurants in Colorado!

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to Juniper. Always a treat.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was frenetic and impatient .

Did not appreciate a $30.00 surcharge for cutting a birthday cake brought in by us to be served for dessert for 4 people.
That charge in itself was egregious

W
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Restaurant was understaffed which resulted in extremely slow service -- our waiter did his best but dinner still took 2 1/2 hours

OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Only complaint was the noise level; too loud to carry on a casual conversation.

JC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Vail Valley without a doubt. Every thing on menu is always superb. Can't be beat.

J
Tokyo
12 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. We have bern coming here since it opened and it just gets better.

RB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

As someone who has lived in the Vail Valley for many years and has dined at Juniper on several ocassions, I keep hoping that Juniper will step up to be an excellent fine dining restaurant, but sadly it continues to disappoint. I have had some very good dishes at this restaurant, but the problem is the lack of consistency with respect to food quality and service. This most recent dining experience was a disaster on many levels. First, when my party arrived at the restaurant on time for our reservation, our table was not ready and we waited nearly 30 minutes to be seated. Next, we were told that two of the entrees were sold out, which were the ones that I have tried in the past and knew to be good. We took a chance on the Chicken Saltimbocca and it was frankly, inedible - a mess of a dish that I would not have fed to my dog. An attentive server would have noticed that the people who ordered this dish were not eating it and would have offered them the option of ordering something else, but that never happened so we went home and had a late dinner. There are some entree options that even the Juniper chef can't ruin, like the filet and the salmon and so if you stick with the basics (and they are not already sold out) you should be fine. However, for the price point this restaurant the food and service should be much better. There is a demand for a fine dining restaurant in Edwards, Colorado, but for now the best bet is to make the drive to Beaver Creek (Splendido or Grouse Mountain Grill, etc.) or to Vail where there are several good options to choose from. Juniper is not in this class and in Edwards I would recommend Zino as a better choice all around.

MS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant surprise in Edwards! We usually eat out in Vail when we are in the valley. However, it seems that the service and food quality can be a gamble. A friend recommenced we try Juniper. It was fabulous! Small, cozy atmosphere. Menu options were great; from trout to pork chops to short ribs. The Sticky Toffee Pudding for desert was delicious! Our waiter was very attentive as well. It is a gem in the valley.

KD
Denver
47 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food and service is always spot on! The owners are always working the room and involved in the meal service and it shows. Best in the valley!

AL
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were appreciative that Juniper did not raise their prices for anew Years Eve

B
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service. We went New Years Eve and the staff was on their game. Highly recommend Juniper.

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dec 31, 2019

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We typically live this place but it was not good this visit. We think it’s because it was around the holidays and so busy?

f
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Sea bass was inedible.

M
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Generally great food but I got a really tough pork chop, which was a special. My bad for not sending it back after first cut.

JO
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service matched by fantastic food!

PB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Will definitely be back.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very disappointing. This was my favorite restaurant during last years visit to Vail. I was so excited to share my experience with friends. Service was awful. We had to keep tracking down our waiter. After asking if we needed water we were deserted. Never asked if we wanted cocktails. Ordering took so long we finally had to ask for bread because we saw it being served at other tables. Our waiter forgot. Food was undercooked, under seasoned and not hot. Then they forgot to ask if we wanted desert. Which was actually the best part of the meal. Management seemed just as disorganized, running food and not paying attention to the details and never once checking on us after we asked them to track down our waiter. Not sure what’s happened since last year, but I sure hope they can pull it together.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!

RR
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a special night out, upscale yet casual/friendly feel and delicious food. Go to Juniper!

RD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could not of had a more beautiful experience on Christmas Eve then we had at Juniper restaurant where I proposed to my love. The experience was perfect in every way and I cannot recommend the restaurant any higher! The owner Doug and Service staff could not have been more attentive in ensuring our wonderful experience.

KP
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas eve

JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers and entrees were as amazing as years past but two of the three desserts were just okay.

K
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great seasonal menu...lots to share and taste. excellent pairings with wines as well.

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Filets were beautifully cooked. Tuna was delicious as was the salmon and truffle fries. Very slow service and very tight quarters between tables. Lacked ambiance due to the noise level and crowdedness. Food was quite good but overpriced for the portion size.

J
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and great waiter! Wine selection was terrific.

GE
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was a disappointment. I asked her to chill our wine glasses and she refused.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Too expensive for ordinary food

BB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the friendly reception and great service! Excellent food.

SP
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juniper is always a fantastic experience. The food is always spectacular and the service is impeccable, definitely a must visit in the Valley

p
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, always good.

LC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! We had the seared tuna and black cod. It helped that in early December Juniper has 50% off entrees.

KO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time and the food is delicious.

PS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We have been eating here for years—-it’s our favorite restaurant in Vail Valley. Last Sunday night we had a reservation at 730pm for a party of 6. We ordered drinks and appetizers and the waiter kept rushing us to order our entrees even when we asked him to wait. A party of 6 is not a 45 minute dining experience. Our waiter couldn’t wait for us to leave, as well as the remaining staff who were mulling around at the bar area. We were in the restaurant for about 90min to 2 hours with cocktails, appetizers, wine, entrees and dessert-not an extraordinary amount of time for fine dining. I wish I could say it was awesome but unfortunately this time it wasn’t. If they don’t want to stay open after 9pm, then don’t take a party of 6 at 730pm.

RG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. Dishes have interesting sides built around the main entree. Service is top notch.