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Juniper & Ivy, San Diego, CA
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Juniper & Ivy

4.6
4.6
6703 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Juniper and Ivy delivers a chef-driven menu that uses hand-selected, seasonal ingredients crafted with precision, passion, and creativity. Daily offerings rotate, based on the top ingredients brought in by local farmers and fishermen that morning.

Founded by Owner Michael Rosen, with James Beard Nominated Chef Anthony Wells at its helm, Juniper’s kitchen is backed by a supergroup of culinary minds that produce one of the most refined yet imaginative menus in town. Pair that with pristine attention to detail and unsurpassed breadth of knowledge from our front of house team and award-winning wine list for an unforgettable dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 269-9036

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Wells

  • Catering

    Juniper and Ivy does not have a set catering menu in play at the time. If you are interested in catering or large group take out please contact - ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619)269-9036 and we will be happy to work with you to accommodate your groups needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We appreciate your interests and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact our Event Director - Kirsten Trelenberg at ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com for menus, detail, pricing and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (619) 487-9627

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    On Kettner, b/t Juniper & Ivy. Street parking limited but also availabl

  • Parking details

    We offer valet service Tuesday to Sunday

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 6,703 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

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  1. PN

    PaulN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Been to J&I about 6 times. Definitely my least favorite time was last night. I might have ordered wrong but the flavors just weren't all there.
  2. TH

    TanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Interesting setup for dining and we were seated in the upper area near the bar with good view of the rest of the restaurant. We loved the food sizes as we could order 5 different dishes without feeling like over eating. The prices are on the higher side but the quality is good.
  3. OT

    OpenTableDiner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible but the service was the standout feature for us. We went for a birthday and the menus were customized with "happy birthday ___" written on them. The hostess, server, and a manager came over to wish him happy birthday and provided a small dessert for the occasion. Aside from that, the drinks were tasty and strong. The food was incredibly flavorful and portioned well. We only ordered a few small plates as our meal and it was filling. The sourdough bread is amazing and a must order to start. Overall, wonderful experience and would go back again.
  4. AH

    AndrewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding service, great food. Lots of european wines.
  5. MU

    MarkU

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday with my wife. They made it special and the food was excellent.
  6. AT

    ATCamp

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dined here alone in the bar. My server Ben was great - because of him, the evening was memorable and fun. Tara C
  7. j

    jclb

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful service!!!
  8. NP

    NickP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a really special experience for me and my girlfriend. We were given champagne for our anniversary and service was absolutely incredible. Some of the best food I’ve ever had!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork Belly the best!!!!!
  10. RJ

    RJT6

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Took forever to get our food. After an hour fifteen we only had our bread order. Ended up canceling our main course after 2 hours as we didn’t want to wait more. We spoke with the manager and they did comp some of our apps and our dessert which was nice. Pretty disappointed and will not be returning.
  11. m

    mtobins

    New England

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was mediocre, only 3 of our 7 dishes were seasoned and “memorable” We were not in the main dining room (enclosed patio) and the energy was not great either. Overall; expected was more.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Marvelous, creative food!
  13. RL

    RachaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The yellow tail with melon was the most surprising, and perfect combo. Delicious! And who would have thought figs would be a good appetizer… soooo good! And paired with the refreshing yet flavorful Wind and Sea cocktail, this dining experience was divine!
  14. UW

    UWSgirl

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious! So many creative dishes made it hard to choose. The roast chicken was amazing. Service was friendly, efficient and professional. This was an all around wonderful meal.
  15. J

    Julia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The steak was overcooked and the waiter brought the check when he served the dessert. They kept on coming and asking if they could take our food away while we were still eating. Could be a bit more polished service when you charge 120 for a steak.
  16. A

    Adia

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely work dinner for 6 and enjoyed every morsel and cocktail. We had an off menu gin cocktail which was divine and included cherry juice. The following day all of my colleagues thanked me for arranging our fine dining experience and said the food was both memorable and one of the best meals they'd ever eaten.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very memorable dinner, staff was excellent, and I love the acknowledgment (printed menu greeting and special dessert) for my birthday!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the duck!
  19. JG

    JasonG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went for our anniversary. The space is amazing, though a little dark. Hard to see the beautiful plates. Received complimentary champagne. We ordered the sourdough and four small plates. Left full. Food was great and the combos of flavors outstanding. Highly recommend the sourdough, chopped salad, pork belly and black cod.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner and our server, Case, was top notch.
  21. LF

    Local3FAN

    San Diego

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great tonight was exceptional. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. We couldn’t decide which were the best.
  22. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food~ Great service ~ Fantastic!!
  23. V

    Vera

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came all the way from Phoenix, AZ for the duck and Yodel desert! Did not disappoint again. Wanted to lick the plates, my husband didn't let me 😅
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Ordered our food right when we sat down and it took us 2 hours before we decided to cancel our entrees as the food never came out. We had apps and everything was delicious however.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. They let my husband put a flower bouquet on the table before service and they printed a special happy birthday message to me on the menu! Exceptional!!!
  26. F

    Fcp55

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    I love Juniper & Ivy and have been going there for years now. But this experience alone, was one that I did not expect. Our server neglected us most of the night (mind you, we ended up being there for 3h! Good thing we were just enjoying ourselves), our waters running dry even though we were right at the counter, in front of the serving station. Food was so delayed too, but overall delicious. To our surprise, the tomato burrata pasta was nearly impossible to eat as it was so spicy (no mention on the menu). But I won't let this experience taint my love for this restaurant, I will definitely be back and hope for new memories.
  27. J

    Jcase

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite go to restraunts always a enjoyable evening great food drinks and service
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely. Food was fresh, well-prepared, creative, and ridiculously delicious.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!! We shared the duck entree for two and it blew us away. We sat at the counter and it was fascinating to watch the kitchen process. All employees were so friendly and helpful.
  30. A

    Alice

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Whole red snapper with a side of condiments was delicious! Perfectly cooked!
  31. A

    Andrew

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great service! I'd recommend bar or outdoor seating since inside the lighting is extremely dim. Overall great experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    It took way too long and food was just okay for the price we were paying!!
  33. AD

    AlejandroD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, food, wine, music and great service.
  34. LR

    LeeR

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    In July 2019 the menu was a 5-star menu, now it's more pedestrian, less inventive, but still tasty. Most items we had were greta for sharing and a decent value, but the chicken liver mousse was - Not. Good. From the grape jelly to the peanut butter miso cookies, I do not understand this dish at all. Was idea to cover up the mousse 200%? The mousse itself was overly sweet, but to then add a sugary grape jelly and sweet and very salty cookies to the mix, it's a total miss. Let the mousse speak for itself, serve it with nothing but some toasted bread - you can even keep the price the same. Food was a much better experience back in July 2019, but the service and atmosphere are still very much enjoyable.
  35. A

    Anne

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our experience at Juniper and Ivy was good, but not outstanding. Here are the main reasons why I would think twice before going back: - Quality: the food here was good, but in my opinion not good enough to command such high prices on the menu. For example, we ordered the fried snapper and tuna wellington and both were a bit dry and lacking seasoning. The drinks were also slightly weak and very simple and sweet. - Portion sizes: the tapas-style dishes were advertised as shareable, but most of them only came with 1-2 pieces (hand rolls, raviolo) - Service: after putting in our order we were pressured into ordering an additional entree, which ended up being too much food and cost us an extra $50 I still really enjoyed the experience overall - the ambience was great and it was fun to try so many new and unique flavors - but I just can’t justify spending that amount of money for an experience that was lacking in some areas.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freaking amazing…… highly recommended.
  37. EC

    ElenaC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious. Our server was attentive and gave great recommendations.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was delicious! 💯 recommend
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of my favorite restaurants I’ve ever been to and restaurant is just how I remember it years ago when I last dined at Juniper and Ivy
  40. M

    Michael

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Asked to be seated in another table with the exact amount of seats but further back, hostess could not accommodate due to another party showing up an hour later with same amount of people in their party. Doors opened late. Waiter over filled water. Food was cold. Bathroom smelled like it hadn’t been thoroughly cleaned in weeks.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Juniper & Ivy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 269-9036.

Juniper & Ivy is rated 4.6 stars by 6703 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Juniper & Ivy

2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Kettner, b/t Juniper & Ivy. Street parking limited but also availabl

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer valet service Tuesday to Sunday

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Wells

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 269-9036

  • Catering

    Juniper and Ivy does not have a set catering menu in play at the time. If you are interested in catering or large group take out please contact - ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619)269-9036 and we will be happy to work with you to accommodate your groups needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We appreciate your interests and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact our Event Director - Kirsten Trelenberg at ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com for menus, detail, pricing and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (619) 487-9627

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