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Juniper & Ivy, San Diego, CA
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Juniper & Ivy

$31 to $50
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Nationally-acclaimed Juniper and Ivy-consistently ranked "Best of the Best" by San Diego Magazine, and recognized as a Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand establishment-is a foodie paradise on the edge of San Diego's Little Italy. The kitchen delivers a constantly rotating, chef-driven menu that uses hand-selected, seasonal ingredients crafted with precision, passion, and creativity. Founded by Owner Michael Rosen, Juniper's kitchen is backed by a supergroup of culinary minds that produce one of the most refined yet imaginative menus in town, paired with an award-winning wine list from the city's top sommeliers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Experiences are available.

Why we love it

  • Award icon

    MICHELIN Plate

    2022

This Little Italy mainstay is responsible for upping the neighborhood’s culinary cred. The kitchen takes local fish and ingredients from area farms, then turns them into stunning plates with international flavors like pappardelle with sunchoke stroganoff or albacore tuna crudo with citrus vinaigrette.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 269-9036
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • 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 <br /><br />Please contact - events@juniperandivy.com or ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619.487.9627 and we will be happy to work with you to accommodate your groups needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Juniper and Ivy has many options for celebrating special occasions big and small, with customizable menus and dedicated staff. Contact ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619.487.9627 for a quote.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Trelenberg: (619) 487-9627
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross street
    On Kettner, b/t Juniper &amp; Ivy. Street parking limited but also availabl
  • Parking details
    We offer valet service Tuesday to Sunday
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, 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

Experiences

  • Celebrate Mother's Day Brunch With Us!

    $80.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Honor your leading ladies with a special Juniper brunch! Our chef team will be preparing a special 3-course brunch menu featuring hyper-seasonal ingredients from local farms and fisheries. We will also be offering a limited a la carte menu for children 12 and under. The Mother’s Day menu starts at $80 per person, with optional enhancements including caviar, wine pairings & more. We look forward to celebrating with you!

What 7,721 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Unspecified

  • San Diego

    Innovative

  • San Diego

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7,721 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dishes were well thought out, perfectly prepared and delicious. When they say small plates, they mean small plates.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was kind and efficient and the food was perfect

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here for the 2nd time celebrating our wedding anniversary. Had an amazing experience once again. Great service and food and drinks topped off with an awesome dessert on the house. Overall superb dining experience. Will definitely keep coming back.

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  4. LorraineM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fresh, elevated food. Unique menu selections. The halibut in lemon beurre blanc was perfection. Service is friendly and professional. This place is a home run every time.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional place! The food, the service and the ambiance are just superb!

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  6. DavidN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great we overlooked the kitchen and got to really observe

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  7. Gary

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was amazing. We sat outside thinking it would be quieter, but our conversation was drowned out by landing jets and the adjacent Crack Shack. Inside is loud also but that is the better choice. Despite the noise, the food was really special and worth any inconvenience or distraction.

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  8. YARCE

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was all real good. We enjoyed all the different things we tried.

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  9. EmilyL

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I cannot say enough about our dining experience! The food is OFF THE CHARTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. MicaelaM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great dinner with delicious food and outstanding service by Mike :)

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  11. FrankN

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Memorable experience, all plates outstanding. Not to be missed.

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  12. OCA12

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelent!!! Maybe the Best restaurant in san Diego!

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  13. 1happybelly

    San Diego

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't say enough about dinner. It was a thrill for my east coast friends to enjoy what I've been enjoying for years at J&I. We tried to sample a little of everything and it was all together a dining experience for us. Jenny, our extraordinary server, greeted us and got us started with beverages. We gave her our cocktail and wine orders before spending some unrushed time catching up. Our spread included the Mahi Mahi Tostada, Deviled Eggs, Yellowfin Crudo, Japanese Sweet Potatoes, Miso Black Cod, and the pièce de résistance a whole fried Rose Snapper with a large plate of wrap fixins. The presentation of this alone was simply beautiful. We couldn't pick just one dessert so we picked three: I insisted they try J&I's famous Yodel, and we also had the Carrot Cake, and lemon meringue Ice Cream. Oh what a night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. nicoled

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice anniversary dinner. Anything but ordinary. Thank you!

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  15. mikeg

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Attentive staff and quality food. I had a great experience and will be back!

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  16. TanyaA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. We, most certainly, will be coming back.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great drinks not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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  18. ChadE

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Inventive cuisine, lovely decor, expert service...Juniper & Ivy was delightful in every respect! A wonderful way to celebrate my 51st birthday! Thank you to everyone involved in making this evening so memorable.

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  19. SoniaM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Juniper and Ivy is always exceptional but portions have gotten way smaller then the last time we were there.

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  20. RobertG

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a winner! Highly recommended! A five star experience!

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  21. BethO

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner at Juniper and Ivy was outstanding! The food was interesting and delicious. The staff could not have been more friendly and professional. It was a great experience all the way around and a perfect way to spend Easter with friends and family.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our anniversary and 3 staff congratulated us without us telling then (it was on our reservation notes). Got great drinks, best mocktail for my wife in memory. All the food was wonderful. Beef tartar and kale were real standouts.

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  23. deliciousbiscuit

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joy was an absolute pleasure as a server, and we had great food. As with many fine dining restaurants, the portions were light compared to the price. Overall, great date night spot and HIGHLY recommend the pimento and savory doughnuts, our fav dish

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  24. FredT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing restaurant. Every dish we ordered was excellent. From the appetizers, we really enjoyed the rock fish tostada. From the small plates, our favorites were the black cod and the Japanese sweet potatoes.

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  25. ChinWusanosan

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second visit and it was pretty good. Food was good but didn’t have the “wow” factor of our visit a few years ago. Hard to quantify but it didn’t have that same feel of creativity and love that the food clearly carried before. Service was solid.

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  26. ButternutArlington

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A friend recommended Juniper & Ivy when I mentioned we were visiting San Diego over Spring Break. I made a reservation 6 weeks out. I mention this because when we arrived for our 6 pm reservation to an empty restaurant, with our 10-year old son in tow, we were seated in the bar area. Why not the main restaurant? The wine we ordered was delivered with a lot of sediment in the bottom of both glasses. Our entree came and it was the wrong dish and delayed us getting what we originally ordered. And our son's grilled cheese looked amazing until he picked it up and we saw the black, overly burnt underside. They did comp a glass of wine and the burnt grilled cheese when I brought it to their attention. Ultimately, most of the food was delicious but this was not the experience we were expecting from a James Beard Award Semifinalist.

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  27. KLam

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The cocktails were stronger than I thought it would be.

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  28. MikeS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish was excellent. Japanese potatoes stood out. Server was excellent and checked on us appropriately. Great place!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and innovative food. Ambiance is modern/industrial; very memorable. Thank you!

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  30. MarieR

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, food and drinks. Can’t wait to go back.

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  31. adrianagr

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the duck to share! The best I’ve had! We were four people and it was the perfect size

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  32. SeanD

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    each dish is presented very well and the flavours are well balanced.

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  33. Garrett

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in San Diego. Everything is sourced locally and absolutely delicious. The service is great and the atmosphere is very comfortable as well. 10/10 will be back

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding, best spot in San Diego. Service was great as well.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty good. There’s a great ambience at this restaurant. It’s loud,energetic, and fun. A great place to check out.

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  36. PriscillaH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience. Food is ALWAYS on point.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great culinary experience everything was outstanding from the beginning to the end. Sharing menu is mouthwatering!!

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  38. Daniel

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The one bites are a must so amazing ! carne asada crudo toast is something new but very delicious , and the rabbit pasta amazing. Recommended 100% the server was amazing and explained every dish to the ingredients !

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place cannot be beat. The food is incredible. Chef Alex outdoes himself every week that the menu changes. The service is impeccably timed. And the drinks are unique and delicious. We became foodies the day we stepped foot into Juniper & Ivy. Tip: Always try the yodel (dessert).

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and food- would come back any day!

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FAQs

Juniper & Ivy is rated 4.7 stars by 7721 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 52 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Juniper & Ivy

2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    On Kettner, b/t Juniper &amp; Ivy. Street parking limited but also availabl
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer valet service Tuesday to Sunday
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, 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 <br /><br />Please contact - events@juniperandivy.com or ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619.487.9627 and we will be happy to work with you to accommodate your groups needs.
  • Private party facilities
    Juniper and Ivy has many options for celebrating special occasions big and small, with customizable menus and dedicated staff. Contact ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619.487.9627 for a quote.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Trelenberg: (619) 487-9627
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