Juniper Restaurant in the Vail Valley

4.7
978 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
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, fun drinks, nice wine selection. We loved the braised short ribs appetizer, Melt in your mouth goodness!

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Omaha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are at Junipers fairly often when we are in town and take friends there too. This time my husband forgot his wallet and Doug was nice enough to let him call with a credit card when we got home.

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AE
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juniper is always my go to when I have guests from out of town. The food is always amazing with lots of choices for everyone. My 17 year old nephew said the menu was awesome, and there were 9 different things he wanted to order. Consistency is key when entertaining guests, and you will get that at Juniper since either the owner or his right hand is always there.

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Denver
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've been going to Juniper for several years and have NEVER been disappointed. The menu offers a variety of dishes to appeal all palates. The staff is very friendly and pleasant.
Bar seating is fun as well

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MJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Service was ok....felt like I was treated like a second citizen. She was short, curt and not very personable.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have visited on prior occasions and this was
The least favorite experience.
We have in the past had wonderful meals but this time two meals were excellent but two others were not up to their standard.
Steak and accompaniments were very greasy, the entire plate was filled with oil.

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JD
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Juniper is one of our favorite restaurants in the Beaver Creek area. Warm and cozy after a long ski day and the food and service are consistent and worth coming back for every year.

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c
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

One of the better quality restaurants in the area. We generally have great service along with the food, our last visit the server was a little below average for this restaurant. We go often, and will continue to dine at Juniper. It has been a favorite for a long time. I hate saying anything negative, but being honest the last server could have been better.

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CA
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although my favorite entree, duck two ways, was removed from the menu, since the chefs had the ingredients on hand, they prepared it for me. It was superb as usual, as were the other entrees and desserts. We brought another couple with us and they were quite impressed with everything. Juniper is definitely one of our favorites and we eat there whenever we are in Avon or Edwards. Great staff, service, and food.

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent!

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CC
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always extraordinary food & this time no exception! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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M
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Juniper's every time we are in Vail Valley. We are never disappointed with the food. Always a great treat during our visit.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Great wine list. The best Veal Scallopini I've ever eaten.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Tables were spaced ridiculously close together as though they were maximizing business at customer expense/comfort. Shame
Service was amateurish and surly. Other staff tried to fill in. Restaurant was clearly overbooked and staff stretched way too thin
Food was average at best. Pork shanks were cooked dry and had minimal flavor
Sad. I’ve eaten here before but never experienced this overall disappointing experience
We will never be back

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Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their appetizer and their entree. Can't wait to return on our next trip.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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KR
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful dinner and service. Was a little cool throughout meal sitting on the porch next to two outside walls. Consistently good food although high prices.

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J
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

main meals chosen were the lamb, elk, chicken and one vegetarian plate. All of us enjoyed our meals immensely. Lovely wine list also.

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k
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal with friends at Juniper. Highly recommended!

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M
London
37 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was just excellent. The service was very good; attentive waiter. Would say it is one of the best places in the Vail/Avon/Edwards area

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Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a reliably special meal. Juniper is my favorite restaurant in the Vail Valley.

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Miami
86 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not up to their usual standards. Waitress got order wrong and the entrees were a very sloppy presentation. That being said we will go back as it is one of our favorites. And you can never go wrong with their veal!

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DI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Juniper continues to perform at a high level in the fine dining category in the Eagle Valley. A huge selection of apps and main courses are all well prepared and served promptly. Excellent food, excellent food and friendly servers. Hard to beat.

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SP
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

For white table cloth place, I was a little disappointed. We are return diners from last year, and although the menu is fabulous, the presentation was a little lacking. Specifically, both the pork shank and grouper plates were barely warm and tepid. Food of this quality should be served hot. Very hard to do, but if you want to be great, the food can’t seem pre-prepared and barely reheated.

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SJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time at Juniper Restaurant, we are locals in the Vail Valley, so this restaurant was a little expensive, but the food was good, service not so much, we waited a while to get our drink/appetizer order taken, then we had several empty glasses waiting to be refilled. Would go back but most likely wait till the off season.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Lovely to be able to sit , talk, and enjoy our meal without being rushed.

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed when I eat at Juniper’s ... one of my favorite places to go when I’m out in Vail!

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Menu changes but is consistently interesting Try the pizza apatizers!

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LH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent

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EN
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had another stellar experience at Juniper this week. I find writing these reviews to be a little complicated, because each restaurant is aiming for a particular goal. Juniper is a high end restaurant whose food can best be described as creative American with freshness a high priority though they're not explicitly farm-to-table. For instance, while they don't make a big deal about which farm their lettuce (or vegetables or protein or whatever) comes from, but it's amazingly delicious lettuce, and they clearly have great sources. Their dining room has a lot of high top tables, so if you need a regular height table, it's best to tell them in advance. The wait staff is really knowledgeable and helpful. As our guests said: Juniper achieves a standard of quality that would make it a great restaurant in NYC.

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h
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This place was ok. The cocktails were not great (ordered a Sazerac and an Old Fashioned). The Gouda Mac and cheese was pretty ok. Nothing special. The lamb and meatballs dish was really good. The octopus was over cooked and didn’t have much flavor. It was a weird vibe in there. Super busy with tables placed oddly. Not a great place to have any quiet conversation. When we walked in, there were a considerable amount of old people, for the hour it was. It was odd that they were up so late, but there was golf on tv, so maybe that’s why they were there...lingering.

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C
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic!! Will definitely go again and soon.

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S
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this restaurant
Only in Beaver Creek for 2 weeks a year, but make sure we visit 2-3 times
For us it is the best restaurant around

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DW
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are few, maybe no, great restaurants in the Beaver Creek, Avon, Edwards area. Seasonal, tourist oriented places have trouble with staffing. But Juniper has cultivated both locals and visitors very well. They use exceptionally high quality ingredients and they don’t try to do too much with them. Service is great with a lot of severs having been there for many years. This visit, one of many, we had oysters (Kushis) which are wonderful in the winter, a nice Caesar salad with a great dressing, tuna poke for my wife and yellowfin tuna for me. Everything was perfect. They have an extensive wine list. We had a Sicilian red, new to me but quite good, priced at 2X retail, Kemal restaurant price. And apple pie for dessert. Again, nothing strange, all executed very well. Our favorite restaurant in the valley these days.

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CT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite when we’re in the Beaver Creek area. Great service, delicious fresh, seasonal food, never disappoints. Oh, and the best dessert ever: sticky toffee pudding!

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ET
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really nice server. Sitting outside in a tent of sorts that was pretty chilly...Food very good...

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KS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food served promptly which is often a problem at other fine dining restaurants

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NB
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice people that treated us very well. Food was very creative and flavorful. We would have given 5 stars except the scallops arrived very cool in the middle and the elk tenderloin was dry and had very little sauce with it. Beet salad , short ribs, and deserts were all wonderful. Calamari was just a very ordinary production but plenty of it. Noise level was too much for older ears and the place was filled to capacity. Will return during low season to check it out again

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S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

New Year’s Eve dinner.
The service was acceptable but not great.
Food was rather expensive and frankly not worth the price.
Special King crab legs were ordinary and other dishes were good not great.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I had great expectations considering all the rave reviews from other people. Unfortunately, my experience didn’t live up.

My friend and I sat at the bar while waiting for the rest of our party. We both ordered a cappuccino. Right away we could tell the bar tender was annoyed.

As soon as our other guests arrived they sat us at a big round table right in front of the heaters. Needless to say, we were all sweating.

I ordered the Elk, which I rarely have since I live in the central Florida, and it was mediocre. I was expecting a nice tender juicy piece of elk. Unfortunately it was way over cooked and the flavor was just okay.

Not sure I would make the trip out of the village again to dine here. Too many better options in the village for my liking and convenience.

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