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Juniper & Ivy, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Juniper & Ivy

4.6
4.6
7664 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, 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.

For all groups 9 and larger contact Kirsten Trelenberg: events@juniperandivy.com or call 619.487.9627

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 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 events@juniperandivy.com or 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

What 7,664 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

7,664 Reviews
  1. HaleyFS

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Listened to some other reviews on the gnocchi- for us it was a hard pass. The gnocchi was very dense. Was expecting it to be pillow light- especially from a James Beard award nominee. The clams in the gnocchi were good. The lamb and miso cod were fabulous as was the service and atmosphere. The restrooms were ICE cold. Wine was delicious and a great selection. Would recommend and return but stay away from the gnocchi.

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  2. BillH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Kevin was great. Knowledgeable, engaging and provided great service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess was rude. The service in general was nothing special. The bathrooms had full trash cans, therefore toilet paper on the floor. No paper towels to dry your hands. The food was good - mediocre. Definitely won’t come back or recommend.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always stop here when visiting San Diego and are never disappointed. Everything was flawless and we will definitely be back again!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite pleased with the experience. My BF has dined here previously and highly recommend your restaurant, as soon as we got to San Diego. The staff, atmosphere, and food quality are outstanding. Will come back, the next time we are in town. Thank you for helping make our anniversary celebration even more special

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  6. APipes

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed a delicious meal and had good service, while seated. However, the greeting from the hostesses when we arrived was comically rude. Our table for two was literally in the walk way, and my husband was hit more than seven times by people trying to walk by (staff and other guests). It was uncomfortable for everyone and unavoidable. Not the most pleasant experience. The food and wine was good- with a couple stand out dishes (rabbit and cod). We thanked the hostess as we left and she couldn’t be bothered to even look up. We had a good meal but an average dining experience at best. Not sure if we will return.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. foodie

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time in four years. Absolutely must go here when I’m in San Diego. Fabulous food.

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  8. MikeP

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, very cool, hip space, wonderful service, and exceptional food. We had a great night at Juniper and Ivy. Days later, we're still talking about the amazing biscuit with spicy tangerine jam and the sticky toffee cake--though everything we ate was divine. Can't wait to go back next time we're in San Diego.

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  9. Sheree

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable and guided us to make the best choices from the menu. The service was top notch and the ambiance was exquisite.

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  10. brolph

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. More innova9than tasty. Service was only fair. Very nice space. Maybe a bit over rated.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. KarenW

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Must have the sourdough bread. The fried snapper for 3-4 was very unique and we very much enjoyed. Staff super friendly and excellent service.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visit. Very romantic setting. Loved the food and drinks! The Black Cod and Lion’s Mane were my favorite. They also have a lot of gluten free options which was great. The open air kitchen was fun to watch the chefs cook. All food is locally sourced and menu is always changing. Will definitely return!

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  13. Relgan

    San Diego

    98 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Been coming to Juniper and Ivy since it opened. Doubt I will go back after last night. Not happy with the OT availability process. Place was half empty when we arrived. Three things on menu sold out at 8:15. Shame on you. Sourdough bread sold out. You’re not serious. Sweet Potato dried out like it was leftovers. Hanger Steak find. Service truly the worst I’ve ever had. This is a “has been” restaurant.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. MalisaS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Amazing food, amazing service, and beautiful place. Pricey, but worth it.

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  15. JasonW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael our server was amazing. Super engaging and positive. Great recommendations.

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  16. Ianm

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited for the Valentines event with the prefixed menu. They were definitely understaffed for the event.

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  17. JamesM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was very good..

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  18. Nevio

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've been to Juniper and Ivy many times but this time wasn't very good as far as food quality. Service was great! Nice wine list. But the Valentine's Day Dinner fixed menu was pretty weak. It sounded imaginative but in reality much of it was lacking in taste, the variety was very odd, way over-priced for what we got (to be expected for Valentine's Day) and quite frankly, we won't go there again for a fixed menu option. We sat outside on their side court, which was nice since it was quiet, but not really decorated and inviting like the inside is and then there were the constant airplanes coming in for a landing - they're super close and loud! There were heaters but there was a draft that comes right through an open gated area so that wasn't' very pleasant on a night that was supposed to be a romantic evening and memorable dinner! We really like Juniper & Ivy but this was a let down.

    1 person found this helpful

  19. ChrisM

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    EXCELLENT!!!!! Perfect evening! Randy was our server and he was so fun and down to earth.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience is nice and the food is good. The greeting from the host was not warm and we were seated at the bar in the far back corner facing the kitchen. I figured we would get some kitchen treats from the chef given our seats’ location (basically an observation gallery of the kitchen) - but we did not. Our server was knowledgeable and engaging. We ordered 8 small plates and I’d say the bread, the spicy tuna lettuce handroll and the scallops were very good. Everything else was good but not outstanding. $189 for 2 people with 2 drinks between us was pricey for what we received. If we received a treat from the kitchen, I’d go with 4 stars rather than 3 because it would’ve indicated they understand a foodie’s expectations (Michelin actually considers this when giving a star). The ambience was nice and the decor was well put together. There were many business dinners going on.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. MandSDinnerOut

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jennifer and Ivy very trendy restaurant. Service was excellent. Loved some dishes, some were so, so.

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  22. Daniel

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a delicious meal here with several stand out dishes, we really enjoyed the miso glazed cod which had an amazing soft and flaky texture with a nice flavor profile. Unfortunately we found the gnocchi dish undercooked and also a bit sour, however they had no problems taking it back and striking the dish off of our bill.

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  23. Brian

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I went to Juniper & Ivy for the second time last night for dinner. We had a much better experience this time around. We ordered the seabass tostadas, miso cookies, gnocchi, and whole fried snapper. Everything, especially the gnocchi, was delicious. We tried out a few cocktails too which were well-made. Service was courteous and timely. We’d love to come back some time.

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  24. VladimirG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant, super attentive staff. Can't wait to go back.

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  25. TerenceH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant with great food and wine. Service is excellent, as typified by our waiter, Michael. I highly recommend Juniper and Ivy.

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  26. yezindeed

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Experience. Great Service. Great Ambience. Great Food. Will definitely come back in the future.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Les repas sont très bons et on a commandé beaucoup mais j’avais encore faim à la fin.

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  28. MaryB

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sean our waiter was great & so was the food! Very knowledgeable & attentive

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The scallops smelled and tasted unfresh. Steak, cod, and parsnips were good. Cocktails were ok but pricey. Waitress forgot a wine we ordered.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful fresh food, locally grown farm to table, and you can taste the difference fresh quality ingredients make. Friendly atmosphere, great staff, and even though I ate SO MUCH, I didn't feel stuffed.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Everything was phenomenal. I really loved the little appetizer that were rice and tuna with a leaf around them. Quite possibly the best thing I’ve had in years. The wine list was great as well. You can get 3oz pours so you can try them all :) Definitely recommend this restaurant

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Oaxaca

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was disappointed by the music (it was so load and felt like a rave party) and the food was meh for the price. The first time I went it was so class and great so I was disappointed to go back for a lacking experience.

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  33. Mrfearless

    Portland

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No matter how many times we eat here, the food, the service and the ambience is extraordinary. We have our faves, but there is always something new and creative, and always delicious to try. Bravo!

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  34. Problemeater

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a fabulous meal and a real treat. The menu was creative and unique - still dreaming about the deviled eggs made with meringue.

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  35. charlieinthebox

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I felt the food was overpriced for the amount; the vegetable dishes were all heavy, needing some lightness in the menu

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  36. WayneC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a Terrific time at Juniper & Ivy, great service, amazing food and beautiful space! Highly recommended!

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  37. Crisanta

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a remarkable restaurant. The atmosphere is enjoyable, the staff is on their game, and the food . . . whoa. Rabbit pasta dishes that make you feel like you're in a country cottage in France, cod in dashi that fills you with warmth, the most luscious bread that is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside, crazy-addictive honey butter, and tiny, fresh fish tostadas that make you want to high five the chef . . . JUST AWESOME.

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  38. Emily

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation at 9pm coming from out of town. We arrived 20 minutes early. The hostess was extremely rude. We sat at the bar until our table was ready- drinks were good and so was the service. When we sat down we realized the menu online was not the same as it was in the restaurant. This would have been fine had they had all of the menu items available. Half of the menu was sold out which left very little options to pick from. The items we did choose were undercooked. Overall not a great experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were out of 3 of the items we ordered. Drink service was very very slow. Obviously "small plates" will be small but please note that these are VERY small. Also note that the lamb is served essentially raw. Ambience is nice but the food is mediocre and definitely not worth the price tag.

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  40. Kristin

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and outstanding service. Our waitress, Malorie, was delightful.

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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 is rated 4.6 stars by 7664 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 82 times today
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
    Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
  • 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 events@juniperandivy.com or ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619.487.9627 for a quote.
  • Private party contact
    Kirsten Trelenberg: (619) 487-9627
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