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Juniper & Ivy

4.6
6120 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.

We are pleased to be able to offer our Under the Stars outdoor dining space along with our indoor Dining Room . We do our best to offer a safe and socially distant atmosphere, in both areas. While still maintaining a comfortable and cozy al fresco experience for our outdoor guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Ring in the New Year at Juniper & Ivy! Chef Wells & his team have developed an inventive 4-course choice-of menu featuring top ingredients from SoCal's best farmers & fishermen. $145/guest (w/ midnight toast!), plus optional sommelier-crafted pairing. A la carte options available only at the bar.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Celebrate Christmas Eve with us at Juniper & Ivy! Chef Wells and his talented team have developed an inventive 4-course choice-of menu featuring top ingredients from SoCal's best farmers & fishermen. $125/guest, with optional sommelier-crafted pairing. A la carte options available only at the bar.

What 6120 people are saying
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KatS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Good not great. Service was very long and stretched out for a week day evening. Cocktails were well made at a generous amount.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Juniper & Ivy delivered. Excellent food, service and ambiance. A special place to visit.

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SilviaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time and everyone wished us happy anniversary, thank you for the wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. All of the staff greeted us with well wishes and we were seated with a complimentary toast. We ordered eight different dishes and everything was cooked to perfection and each was such an interesting and enjoyable combination of flavor and texture. Easily our favorite meal of all time and we will be coming back to try out the other seasonal menus.

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RyuanL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall I'll give this restaurant 4 stars, complimentary bread should be served all the time, paying $7 for Hawaiian Roll bread that's not going to cut it, would I come here again probably not, me and my wife was still hungry after I paid $150 for my bill, yikes!!, I may just come here for drinks but that's it.

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Lacou
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and amazing food. Different than everywhere. Beautiful restaurant. We loved the open kitchen. Flavourful!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are very polite and friendly! The food was great, it is a bit more pricey so maybe it’s best for a special occasion, date, business meal, etc.. However, all the ingredients are very fresh and the food was great.Dress is a bit more upscale, business casual.

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vipgourmetgirl
San Diego
107 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner!!! The food was incredible, the ambiance was fun and our server Riley was the best!! One of the best dinners we’ve had in a very long time it was excellent. Well the pumpkin soup was lovely I would not order it again I thought it was just OK but everything else was roll your eyes in the back of your head wonderful!!

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SusanW
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I selected Juniper and Ivy for my birthday celebration. Every employee came and offered me birthday wishes. Our server, Case, was excellent as were all the supporting staff. Case consulted with the chef on some of the choices I was looking at. My husband and I shared the homemade Hawaiian rolls and some lamb bolognese. I had chicken with chestnut bread pudding. Husband had pork shank with various lettuces. An apple yodel finished the dinner.

The food is sublime. The service is extraordinary. One of top 10 ever restaurants.

JR
JRUBE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took me way too long to enjoy a meal here. Everything was spectacular from the food to the service! Looking forward to returning.

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ChrisG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service was all great. Pricing was a bit high. $12 for a beer seems excessive

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ramenking
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I ate here for our anniversary. It was a great time! Everyone was nice & wished us a happy anniversary!

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METDINE
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from beginning to end. Our servers were energetic and friendly. Food was amazing! We loved everything. Tuna rolls, Hawaiian bread, halibut and anglioti. Persimmon dish was creative and the seasonal cocktails so yummy.
Desert was on point as well. Such a fun night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved our server he was funny attentive and knew every detail of the menu. The vibe was incredible and the food was some of the best I’ve had in San Diego. Five star experience

JR
JoeR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, amazing service, expensive but worth it

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SarahH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary meal with delicious food and fabulous service. Highly recommend.

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Kairi
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. They took great care of us.

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ashlyn
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was nothing short of perfect. Food was amazing!! Drinks were crafted to perfection! Our server Ali was knowledgeable, witty, friendly and professional! This was an overall great dining experience and I will be back!

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vipDawn
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed how seasonal forward their food and cocktails were. The PSL was amazing. Also had the rock cod which was perfectly cooked. I would go back for that bread anyday! Also the tartare was delicious. I lived my lamb bolognese it was perfectly cooked.

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StacyB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing however very much overshadowed by an hour and half wait before food was served. Staff was very apologetic but definitely played a part in the experience.

JB
JoyceB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Customer service is the best but we waited twonhrs for our food

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was awesome and very patient with our party. It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed all the great food!!

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MaggieP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was about par, was expecting more depth of flavors, from a Michelin star rated restaurant Staff were quite pleasant, and helpful. Menu was okay, I even had them change a drink flavoring.

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience at Juniper & Ivy exceeded our expectations. Creative fun food, excellent service by Randy, and great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley, Mike, and team were amazing! Food was marvelous. Will certainly be returning.

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vipKatiew
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good for a night out. The meals were spaced out but one of us only orderded a entree and it took over an hour for the entree, so be mindful when ordering. Fantastoc drink menu.

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Deco
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service, the mussels are to die for!

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warrenj
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The best thing about J & I is their wait staff. We have dined in Michelin star restaurants around the world and Juniper -Ivy service is comparable. However, the food did not match the excellent service. It wasn’t bad- just boring with a limited selection. The cocktails were also limited- no Blue Sapphire Gin for example. We spent $500 for 4 people for what we all felt, did not measure up.

We did enjoyed the oysters over the entrees.

Our prior visit which was over 3 years ago, was much better. Maybe their decline is due to Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and lovely! Cass is an awesome server!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, wonderful food, amazing night! Everyone was so sweet and the food and drinks were incredible.

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StaceyP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in our service was exceptional. We were seated within minutes of our reservation time and seated at a perfect table.
Our server was knowledgeable of every item on the menu and spent time describing the options in great detail. The food came out in perfect sequence and each item we ordered was prepared to perfection.
We all decided that Juniper and Ivy is our new favorite place to dine in Little Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service that alone id return for.

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EdithD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit with my daughter

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JohnN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is great. The cocktails tasted good but watered down, and it was not the best sitting outside with airplanes flying over. I more so enjoyed my first experience sitting inside the trendy atmosphere and it felt more like a gastro experience at that time. Still good food though.

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JimG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent foodddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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vipFoodieGal
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Simply put, everything (drinks, food, service, atmosphere) was just ok/very middle of the road. Nothing was a "wow" or "oh that's so delicious!" The place has potential but everything just kind of falls flat which was surprising given the reviews. The food was somewhat bland and underwhelming and the drinks were the same way. Our server was kind and polite, but a little clueless. She asked if we had any dietary restrictions, so I shared I was a pescatarian. Then when we asked for recommendations, proceeded to promote several shared plates that were meat-centric, the hour-long wait for the whole duck for 2, and the whole rib-eye for two. So the whole experience was just ho-hum.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding as usual. We ate outside this time on the patio. I’m not the biggest fan of this dining area. The warm, inviting ambiance of inside is really pleasant.
The menu is small, but I like the fact that I can get a few small plates that are pretty light and healthy.
I will definitely go back.

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CatD
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The people were fantastic! Exemplary service, drink were great. The $44 flat iron steak was hard to chew and pork chop was very vinegary. The appetizers and salad were yummy. Valet was excellent. Thank you!

DG
DougG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eclectic food choices.
Service was five star and made you feel special.

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Juniper & Ivy is rated 4.6 stars by 6120 OpenTable diners.

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