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Juniper & Ivy

4.6
6146 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.

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vipHannahC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant every time I go. I am a picky eater but I always trust the unique foods on the menu to be delicious as is. The dynamic is intriguing and my favorite dish is the oh so rare hamburger.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect honeymoon dinner! 12/10

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vipTJMC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Duck took an hour and fifteen minutes. It was undercooked. Choices were greatly reduced for small plates. Those plates and the duck were the attractions for me. I’ve been there 5 times Will not return.

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valH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food quality and management were awful. Ordered the Black Cod and it came out raw, waited over an hour for a flat iron steak. Management was very rude and aggressive. Will not dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Guadalajara
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Poca atención del mesero.
Servicio lento

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JammieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot for sharing with family. Great service. Wonderful place for quality time and quality food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

$39 for a shot of tequila that retails at $49 per bottle is crazy. Service was a little slow but food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of flavors and textures in their meals. We did a variety of the small plates, and dessert.

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tworbam
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Food was decent, but the staff seemed primarily interested in how quickly they could turn over the table & move onto the next guests. Was left feeling as though both the hostess / waiter(res) was dismissive & uninterested in creating an experience for the guests. Sadly, it was to such an extent as to over power the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal and the food was somehow even better. Fantastic experience.

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IanW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Great food. Creative menu. Definitely will go back.

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vipfoodie268
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't recommend this place any higher. The food was extraordinary and the service was even better. We had four small plates and all them were great. The main entrees were awesome also.

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vipRiverS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is original and they use very unique flavor
profiles and spices. The service is great and everyone is well educated on the menu. We reserved the main dining room but were seated at a high top adjacent to the bar. We would have liked to be seated in the dining room outside of that this place is a San Diego culinary gem.

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MicheleP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner last night at Juniper & Ivy’s was exceptional in every way. Service was first class, the staff was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was as good as I have had anywhere. The Carne Crudo Asada toast was as pretty to look at as it was to eat. Their flat iron steak was cooked perfectly and the sauce and chimichurri were a perfect compliment. Can’t recommend a stop here enough!

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BarrieE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Incredible, inventive and absolutely delicious menu. There were four of us and we had four starter and four entrees and everything was excellent. Our waitress was enthusiastic about the menu choices and attentive. The space itself is gorgeous. Highly recommend - a real treat.

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KeriZimmerman
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We thought the handrolls were very fishy and not appetizing. The tostada felt over baked, the agnolotti had crunchy and almost tooth breaking crumble on it that we couldn’t identify. While the black cod was cooked well the overall flavor of the black cod chowder was extremely basic and the chowder soup washed out the flavor of the black cod. I felt I could cook it at home. I enjoyed the wine and they were kind enough to take the handrolls off the ticket. But I would not recommend the food for the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Didn’t love the food. Was ok, the service and ambiance was great

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vipTimN
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was great. The issue is that the food has really changed. There was a time when every dish was simply amazing and now we were hit or miss. I would say that we enjoyed 1/3 of the food. I really love this restaurant and if you don’t change back to the original style menu options then you will be out of business in six moths to a year.

You are living on the past reputation at this time. I am not trying to be rude but provide honest feedback in hopes you can make a change for the better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good and service were overall good. I’m not sure that I would go back. The price seemed high for what we got. The hostess was rude- turned me away before asking if I had a reservation (we did), but our server was amazing.

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vipMoco
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good. Some portions for the small plates were larger than expected (rigatoni w uni) and some smaller (halibut). Same for mains. A couple dishes were a little salty. Pumpkin soup was outstanding. Black Sea bass was very good. Had 3 desserts. Pecan pie was deconstructed which was not apparent on menu. Was good. Flan was excellent. Service was mixed with regards to having full silverware and water. Order was good as was timing of all dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insanely delicious food, every bite was an experience! Fun sitting at the chef’s counter too!

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KatS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
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 on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SilviaR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
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 on November 21, 2021
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 on November 21, 2021
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 on November 20, 2021
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 on November 20, 2021
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 on November 20, 2021
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 on November 20, 2021
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.

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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

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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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Juniper & Ivy is rated 4.6 stars by 6146 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.

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