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About Juniper Restaurant

Discover Juniper Restaurant, located at The Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.’s trendy West End.

Juniper Restaurant offers locally grown ingredients from our local partner farms. Please contact Juniper Restaurant for Private Event & Group Dining options for our Juniper Restaurant or Fairmont Lobby Bar and Courtyard.

2401 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Sun - Fri 6:30am - 11:00am, Sat 6:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch: Mon - Sat 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sun - Sat 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
24th and M

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 457-5020

Website:
http://www.juniperdc.com/

Parking Details:
Up to 3 hours - $10

This offer only applies to Juniper dinner guests, after 6 pm on any day of the week and is valid for a maximum of 3 hours of parking.

Guests must get their Juniper dinner check stamped at the Juniper host desk and then present this stamped Juniper check to the LAZ parking attendant or cashier.

Public Transit:
Foggy Bottom Metro Stop, orange and blue lines

Private Party Facilities:
Several large party seating and menu options available. We can take parties of up to 70 guests. Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Jeffrey DeBoissiere: (703) 785-8661

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Daily 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Juniper Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

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4.1

value

3.6

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (4)
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Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was not very good quality at all. 2 orders of pancakes, a side of chicken sausage and a side of potatoes for $60. I am a pancake fanatic and connoisseur and the pancakes were less than acceptable. They lacked fluffiness and we’re supposed to be buttermilk but they tasted like pancakes you might buy frozen at a grocery store and defrost in the microwave. Extremely disappointing. The food was room temperature and the potatoes were undercooked. I enjoyed the chicken sausage however.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants when visiting DC. We had not been here for a couple years, and were very disappointed by the food. Extremely limited menu choices. Portions now quite small.
Service is still attentive, and the noise level low.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent service and the food was prepared to perfection! The Virginia Chess Pie and brown sugar vinegar ice cream (what!?) was insanely good and, paired with a thick, foamy cappuccino, the perfect end to a fantastic meal!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Terrific Sunday brunch- good high quality variety including seafood, meats, salads, sushi, etc.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went to the Sunday brunch.
Although the food was good, it was very overpriced for the buffet that was offered.
Minimal choices and the dessert table was not impressive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fantastic service from Victor who provided us with great wine recommendations for our meals. I had the short rib with pappardelle pasta and burrata salad with tomatoes topped with a delightful citrus dressing; my husband had the hangar steak and beet salad.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Took forever for our order
To be taken despite my calling ahead and saying we were in a rush. Lunch was supposed to be one hour and was 30 min over because it took forever to order! Also Caesar was overdressed. When you pay to dollar you expect top service and this was not what we received

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outside nice seating, was perfect experience for us service and the food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had a reservation for a late dinner at 8:15pm and immediately got the feeling we were in for a less than desirable experience. Our server didn't introduce himself, offer bread (which we had to ask for because the website said the bread w/honey was amazing, and it was indeed the best part of the meal) and his brow was sweaty... which was incredible because the restaurant was FREEZING. It was so cold that when we got back to our hotel room across the street at the Park Hyatt, my wife jumped into the tub to warm up. The only saving grace to the meal was that we were seated next to a lovely couple who we enjoyed speaking with. Speaking of the Park Hyatt, for a completely opposite experience, go to the Blue Duck Tavern. In a word: Wonderful.

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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great setting; the staff was very personable and efficient. The ambiance was very conducive for conducting a business meeting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Unexceptional food for the price - very convenient if staying at Fairmont.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Joined a girlfriend here for Sunday brunch. The buffet was fresh, gorgeous, and absolutely delicious. Our waiter Oscar took amazing care of us and we look forward to seeing him soon!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

They don't have a brunch menu on Sunday. Just buffet. Overpriced. On the menu out it said $28/person but they charged us $48 and $55 with alcohol which they didn't tell us was more. Disappointing.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Long story short, traffic was horrible and we decided to ditch our car and have dinner. Lovely night so we sat outside at Juniper. One of the best burgers I have EVER had; unfortunately, it's their special so don't know if it will be on menu long. Juniper has a very limited menu but locally sourced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Food was not uniquely prepared. Over priced for the quality. Very bland

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Juniper has an updated menu which is executed perfectly. And the hostesses and wait staff are uniformly excellent - kind, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. It does not feel like a hotel restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Enjoyed both dinner and breakfast buffet. Both were very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Great location, easy to get a reservation for breakfast, and nice atmosphere for business breakfast.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We have always enjoyed the food at Juniper. This was no exception. And service was splendid.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We didn't realize this restaurant was at the Fairmont Hotel. The Fairmont is a very nice hotel, don't get me wrong, but essentially, it was a traditional hotel restaurant, therefore lacking in ambiance and character. The service was pretty slow and it wasn't busy. The food however, made up for the lack of service and ambiance. We had the bagels and lox, crab cake, ham and egg sandwich and fresh carrot ginger juice, all very well done.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Had dinner here the other night and the calamari blew us away!!! Amazing meal, beautiful seating. Can't wait to come back again

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 19, 2017

It's not that it was terrible, but I had the distinct feeling that the second we walked in, our original waiter didn't want to serve because he was tired at the end of a long shift on a cold Sunday night. I get that, but it took forever for the new waiter to come over. Then, once he did it just seemed like he was confused. The restaurant is clean, the staff is friendly, but the food was just meh...Honestly, I can't remember what we ordered. Maybe I just caught them on an off night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Nicely located for the Washington Circle location of hotels and GW hospital. Quiet, which is nice for adult conversation. Nice decor. Food only average in taste and value for the three times I have dined here. Will move on to other restaurants in the future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

What happened to Juniper? We used to love this restaurant. It has a lovely atmosphere and is conveniently located in the neighborhood for impromptu dinner with friends and family. We loved the previous menu, with a variety of delicious choices for different eating styles.
On our last visit, it seemed as though they were weathering some kind of management crisis (no idea if that's true). Staff was sparse. Service was slow. The menu was a one page of extremely limited selections. The prices were two notches above "aggressive" and felt exploitive (lowest price glass of wine was $15. A hamburger was @$25.00. At that point, one's tolerance for peccadillos substantially is weakened.
I'm hoping this is all due to the major construction in the hotel and will be corrected. It was a favorite before.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2017

More expensive than OpenTable's price range indicated

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We visited Juniper while on a visit to Georgetown on Presidents Weekend. Because of the holiday and the unexpectedly warm weather, many of the restaurants in the main GTown dining area were full. But we were able to get a table at Juniper and we were very glad we went the extra few blocks. The restaurant is very attractive and the staff very attentive and friendly. We shared a calamari dish that was spicy and sweet and very tasty. I had shrimp and lobster risotto which was delicious. My husband had the seafood special which was very tender and tasty. The wine selection was very good. There was also a very attractive bar area which was open late into the evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We went for Sunday brunch and on the menu outside it says the buffet is $26 and that there are a la carte options. When we were seated we asked for a menu but were told the buffet was the only option. The food was okay with one long table for the main foods and a smaller table for desserts. Our waiter pretty much disappeared after the first 30 minutes and when we asked for the check it took him 30 minutes to finally bring it to us. Turns out Sunday brunch actually costs $48 but this was not stated anywhere. It was definitely not worth that much and if we had known we never would have eaten there.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The service, from the hostess to the bus staff was genuinely friendly and attentive, without hovering. The meal was very good, with nice presentation, and we appreciated that when we asked to share a salad, they plated it separately, which some places won't do. My only constructive criticism of the food, which I shared with our waiter, is that the salmon special, while seared to perfection, was over salted. I also thought the wine prices were excessively inflated, which impacted my value rating. The restaurant has a cozy feel, with comfortable and spacious seating. Because it is in a hotel, there were some families there with small children, but the noise level was minimal and it was easy to carry on a conversation across the table. If you are comfortable with Georgetown pricing, I would recommend this restaurant for a nice date atmosphere with good, locally sourced food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Located in the beautiful Fairmont Hotel we enjoyed a wonderful Sunday Brunch. The food, staff and decor were outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Food was great. Lovely Rose by the glass. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Every dish of five was lovely, so it's hard to go wrong.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great deal

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Had the shrimp and lobster risotto. It was good and I enjoyed my meal. I also had the Walnut bread for an appetizer which was delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

we enjoyed staying at the hotel and had a wonderful experience having breakfast at the restaurant the following morning

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Dined here recent, family wanted to return. Our experience was again perfect. The areas in the hotel the fairmont looks differently against the first time, like a club now more of modern styles. The restaurant is more old fashioned like bistro. Really nice experience again for the family and we will be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

I took my mother to Juniper for dinner recently. We were familiar with the restaurant from multiple visits in the past, when we have enjoyed the food, ambiance and service. Unfortunately, the hotel is under major refurbishment now. That can't be helped, and is only temporary, but the main food attraction has been seriously degraded. Juniper's signature crab cakes used to be among the best - if not THE best - in Washington, with large chunks of crabmeat. The crabcakes were the reason we went there for dinner this time, so when we saw the construction underway we were undeterred. Unfortunately, the crabcake recipe has changed - and not for the better. Now, they are made with finely ground crabmeat. A BIG disappointment! Also, the service, while still very friendly, was noticeably discombobulated. Perhaps the construction contributed to that. In any case, after many previous visits, we will not be back. Juniper is not the place it used to be, and they have lost us as customers. Sorry, but I can't recommend it anymore.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Lovely meal - try the honey wheat bread & butter to start. Crab cakes are incredible; all the food is delicious! Slightly pricey but worth it as all ingredients are locally sourced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We went the Christmas Day dinner with wine pairing. We ate soup, tuna tartare and stake all pairs with excellent wine. Dessert we are from buffet and those are great too. Dessert wine was also good. We will go again next year too.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Our Christmas meal was good the main courses especially. The wait staff was outstanding group.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Outstanding!!! Thank you!

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