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Juniper Restaurant

4.1
681 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 681 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DBrewer
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the hospitality and customer service that Juniper gives out. This was our second time having dinner here, and what better way than to spend your Anniversary at this wonderful restaurant.

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Paula
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentines Brunch. The staff was amazing. Patrice gave me great background into the Restaurant and the hotel. She was very nice, professional and courteous. Brunch was amazing. Food selection was healthy and appetizing. Can’t wait until it warms up and we can eat outside on the patio. My husband and I will be back.

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VellyD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I was recommended this restaurant as it was advertised as a high end restaurant; I scheduled a Valentines Day dinner there thinking it was going to be a high class affair; however, that was not the case. The menu which we looked at on the website was changed unbeknownst to us; and the food had limited choices. The portions were disappointing, to say the least. However, the service was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation in which this restaurant requested a credit card number up front in order to reserve with a $30 charge for no show/cancellation. We arrived 30 minutes early just to make sure there was no issue and not only did we have to wait for for over 30 minutes past our actual reservation time to be seated, but the host sat us in an awkward "additional/overflow" seating in the hallway of the entrance to the restaurant. The pre fixed menu was a bit lack luster for $60pp and although we decided not to stay due to poor service, the food received by others sitting next to us appeared very generic and like it came from the counter at Safeway. I should have been able to charge this restaurant a $30 fee for making me wait to be seated and for horrible service as oppose to them asking for my credit card in order to make a reservation. I refuse to pay for horrible service and so we got up and left.

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BT88
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Though the food was ok and our waiter did his best to attend to our table, it was clear that the restaurant was under-staffed and really struggling. The food also wasn't anything that kept me wanting for more, but that wasn't the biggest disappointment about the restaurant -- the service was very bad. Coupled with the price, it was very disappointing. When spending $60 per person on a Valentine's Day pre fixe meal, I expect a lot more out of the service. Half-way through our first course, we realized that our waiter forgot to bring us any bread so we asked for some. We waited about 30 minutes with empty glasses of wine (after asking our waiter for some more wine, but not receiving any). We noticed multiple people walked out and did not eat at all. The restaurant was clearly struggling so we did not complain to anyone there, but if it weren't for our own company, that would have been a horrendous experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Went for a special Valentine’s Day dinner and the food was tasty. However the service was slow and the space was cold.

It was a pre-fixe menu so I’m not sure why there was such a delay. We literally had to flag staff walking by for assistance. The table next to us waited almost 50 mins between starter and entree until I said something to the staff.

They seated us in the outside of the restaurant in the transition area from lobby to restaurant. The area is surrounded by glass and leads to outside. First off, since I made reservations at a upscale place this is not where I expect to be seated. Second, no heaters really!?!

Overall I’m sure this place is delightful. Just not on Valentine’s Night.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentine’s Day

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GnoC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very beautiful place. Everyone was extremely nice and the service was spectacular. Mrs. Hanh took really good care of us and I will be going back because of her

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vipjessicao
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great service and food. Quiet and welcoming.

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vipCarolW
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner for the first time at Juniper. It was very good. My husband and I orders the 1/2 chicken and it was so good and juicy. The Brussel sprouts and mushrooms were fantastic. The servers were excellent. All in all a very enjoyable evening

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters were very friendly! Quick service and great food!!

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vipqueen8ee
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located inside the Fairmont Hotel, Juniper Restaurant receives 5 stars overall for food, service, ambiance, and value.

Dined for 2 at 6 pm. We were the first diners of the evening so we chose a window table. Serving staff followed right after and offered bottled, sparking, or still water.

Malbec, Luigi Bosca, Mendoza, 2016 $15 - Not too sweet, not too dry.

Brussels Sprouts With Lardons $9 - If you're a fan of brussels sprouts, Juniper has the best brussels sprouts I have ever ordered/consumed! Small sized sprouts which IMO have a perfect ratio of flavor (inside was also flavored). Lots of crispy leaves!!!

Maryland Crab Cakes Espelette remoulade $17 - approximately 3 oz of two crab cakes. Espelette remoulade was the perfect "tarter sauce".

Scallops Sweet corn, pancetta, green tomato $29 - the largest thickest scallops I have ever seen with cut steamed corn on the cob. Kudos: the scallops were NOT salty (every time I order scallops they're too salty). Perfectly cooked crust.

Snickers Parfait $12 - layers of mousse, chocolate mousse, whipped cream, crushed oreos topped with peanut brittle. The peanut brittle was my favorite part of this dessert lol.

+ friendly and excellent serving staff and server (water refilled 3 x during dinner)
+ cushioned bench, hard chairs,
+ provided new cloth napkins for dessert

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vipJohn
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

My food was cold and tasteless. The foie gras was like cat food. They ran out of food at 7pm. The restaurant was half full, yet the service was chaotic. We'll never eat there again.

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BrianM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The dessert station had amazing variety and quality. The hot food and cold section was hit or miss; sweet potato hash, hit; Oysters, serious miss. The drinks were over-priced, food was of expected value.

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Jimmers
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We have been going to Juniper for Christmas Day lunch for the last three years, and have always been happy, but this year was not as good. They had added additional tables in the same space. Had reduced the hot food selection and there was NO fish, except for shellfish.

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VinceN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Second time we visit Juniper in 2 months. We accidentally bought Travelzoo voucher twice so we went back here for the 2nd time. Although the voucher expired for a month already, the manager was kind enough to honor the original promotion. First time we had the filet and sea bass. This time we had the lamb cheek and scallop. The food was excellent and service was fantastic. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the restaurant attached to a hotel lobby. It is a good restaurant. We booked the place for a dinner before a movie at the nearby cinema. The food was quite good. The inside atmosphere and decor is quite nice. We liked the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Every item we ordered was delicious. Loved the chicken and the snickers parfait dessert!

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Cindy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, buffet is small but entree is a great value!

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vipGeraldW
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

First time there for brunch. Bad experience. Food was good, service was awful. Neither of our two servers were very good and neither were strong English speakers. They were slow, made mistakes and even spilled a drink on me. The manager felt bad and comp'd our brunch. I expected much better from a high end hotel. I will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The take extra special care of the group for my wife’s birthday and made the brunch fantastic

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vipHvammur
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects - food, ambience, understated excellent service

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vipPatrickS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location

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vipLoveFood
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food including the best crab cakes in town. Perfectly cooked Chilean sea bass. The service was exquisite. Thank you for a great and memorable evening.

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EdwardB
West Virginia
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After visiting Ford's Theater to see "Fences", my wife and I had dinner at the Juniper Restaurant. Fine dining at its best. The dinner and service were Excellent. Definitely an enjoyable evening out.

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vipqualityseeker
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

While the food is very good and service is excellent, I consider the prices very high for a restaurant that is dressed up like a glorified cafeteria. Entrees are a-la-carte and most are in the $30-$35 range. A simple beverage such as iced tea is $6. Desserts are $10 and up. Pricing is comparable to the Blue Duck Tavern across the street in the Park Hyatt, but the atmosphere there is 4-5-star and with a much broader selection on the menu. You can do much better for the money!

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studio1
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

This food was really uninspired. I had one of the worst salads I have ever had. It looked like the meat on it was throw away. Maybe the best of the 4 entres was the steak with fries. We will not go there again and I cannot recommend it. However, our waiter was very nice and attentive.

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Anondiner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff is THE BEST!! Welcoming, attentive but not intrusive. Knowledgable about the menu and food sources. The food does not reach the heights of five or six years ago when Ian was the chef. No longer as imaginative or tasty nor is the presentation as pretty, but its OK. The ambience and quiet makes it a refuge in the city.

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vipchuck
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress was not welcoming.

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vipcherryinthedmv
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was incredible! The hostess (she was so incredible and warm). It felt she loved being there and was happy to see me. Sherman and Alex blew me away. I am an extreme foodie and I can truly say I have not had Service on the level before! I am so happy and I'll be back!

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vipGrace
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is impeccable

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KarenM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff was great. Food was good. They had a large group come in so our desert was delayed but they gave us free drinks due to the inconvenience. Would definitely recommend

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SoniaB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very beautiful surroundings and good service!

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DebraR
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful overall experience.

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JoanG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

They weren’t ready on time and there seemed to be one waiter running everything. It took a long time to get anything including a cup of coffee but everyone was very nice. The buffet was tasty but the eggs Benedict was way too salty and sour. Probably won’t go back.

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KEVINH
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were on vacation during my wife’s birthday and found Jupiter Restaurant. It was near our hotel and sounded good for a birthday dinner. The wine and drink list was great. My older daughter joined us for the Bone in Sirloin for the table and loved it and they had a children’s menu that they were able to accommodate my younger daughter. And when told about the birthday they brought out an extra dessert. We shared sides and they were delicious. It was a great find.

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vipMELK
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was deliciously prepared. Best Maryland crab cakes (appetizer), English pea soup and tenderloin of beef. Impeccable service.

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very busy. Slow service. Wait staff was polite. Would come again.

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vipMartinS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

very unorganized. Took over an hour to get our entree. Buffet table was not set up when restaurant opened. waiter was lackadaisical at best. Food was decent not great. Used a travel zoo coupon so value was fine but without the coupon it would have been way over priced for the product received

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kdindc
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the grilled shrimp salad and then the salmon as an entree, both were perfectly prepared. The service did not miss a beat from the time we were seated to when we departed the restaurant!

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Juniper Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.