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Juniper & Ivy

4.7
5587 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. We have a tent as well as heat lamps situated throughout our outdoor space, but please bring a jacket or light throw with you to ensure your comfort.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5587 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Loved everything.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place should be the "gold standard" for all resturants. The service, the food, and experience were all amazing. We had moderate expectations, and this place surpassed everything. The food was properly coursed by our super attentive server, and our server also made sure he delivered an amazing experience. The food is American tapas with a culinary flare to it. Everything we ate, we enjoyed. I recommend leaving some room for dessert, as it was litteraly icing on the cake. Lastly, I will say, we are from Las Vegas, one of the culinary capitals of the world, And we have never experienced anything like Juniper and Ivy, this will be a go to for our San Diego trips...thank you for making our anniversary that much special.

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and fun courses! The flavors in each dish all pair together so beautifully. Loved the warm and inviting ambience and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fun location.

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Zoeheil
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience and will surely be back soon! The service is impeccable and the food is delish. The spring menu does not disappoint!

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vipKuru
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience! Completely unpretentious and exquisite!

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DeborahS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious , innovative and well-thought out food. Presentation was beautiful and inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego because it hits all the marks of flavor, surprise, creativity, and ambiance in that order. Great staff and floor management of dishes and water/wine top ups.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

All was great the food , the service, all except , the sat us at a very bad table that is not in par with the restaurant
They sat us out side and just felt like we were in a bad place.
Other than that all amazing
We will be back and be sure they don’t give us that table
Not worth staying

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious from beginning to end!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aniversario

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vipScott
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Meh. J&I was one of my fav places pre-pandemic. This visit was very average. The menu has been pared down considerably - many fewer choices than before. What we ordered tasted good, but we had to wait an exceedingly long time for everything - drinks and food. I keep hearing that restaurants are having a hard time hiring good help - maybe this is the result. I’m going to wait at least 6 months before trying it again. Hopefully it will regain its prior glory eventually.

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Willd
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun and delicious. Juniper & Ivy always delivers

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vipsandick
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating a Birthday! Service was top notch and food was fabulous!

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CarolynC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been one of our favorite places in San Diego, and we hadn't been since before the pandemic. We did outdoor dining on the covered patio, and it was as delicious as we remembered it! Great service, exquisite food.

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Beeker
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff was attentive and friendly, and the food was decent. The prices seemed very high for a warehouse, barebones style ambience. The only reasonably priced items were the cocktails which, by far were the favorite items among our group.

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vipSteveB
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Juniper & Ivy every time we’ve eaten there. It is expensive so it’s not a place to go very often

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible service and food was mediocre and waited 2 hours for food on a Tuesday night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in San Diego. Hands down. Definitely coming back!

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vipReviewer
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A restaurant that actually touches your heart? YES! We mentioned we were celebrating the birthday of our beloved pet (who passed away earlier this year). So, our Server at the conclusion of our meal, quietly brought to our table a most touching memorial. We will not forget.

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kimA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

It was quite cuz there was no one there. Found out why.

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DavidD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! I have recommended the restaurant to friends, it is a great part of the San Diego dining scene. Kudos to all the staff at the restaurant... Well Done!!

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Laura
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our son's recent wedding. The servers pulled out all of the "stops" to make our time special and spectacular!...amazing food and service! Thank you!

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Rich
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Outstanding service, spectacular food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Grace
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience and service was amazing, but in terms of food because there was such a hype I was expecting to be blown away. The food was good, but nothing so memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A few items were unavailable on the dinner menu so didn’t get to experience the full menu.

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DanaJ
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Juniper & Ivy use to be my favorite restaurant in Little Italy

The ambiance and service was on point. Our server was very good.

I was disappointed with the food this time. It might be that we just didn’t order the right things for our taste.

1. Chicken liver cookie-I felt it was too sweet with the jam and cookie instead of savory but it was OK
2. Sashimi-the preparation sounded amazing but I thought it was too bitter or there was too much vinegar and
3. Rabbit sausage-it was a strange taste(and the times I’ve had rabbit I’ve liked it). Too much mustard on top.
4. Bone marrow-we liked this the best.
5. Raviolo-not really special

I think we should of ordered the large plates.

The duck looked amazing at the next table.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Riley was beyond excellent. He totally made our night. Very knowledgeable on the menu and had wonderful suggestions. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great food

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SylviaN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We appreciated being able to dine in a beautiful outside patio where the noise level was low. The food and service were great. We thought the English Pea Hummus and Alaskan Halibut were outstanding dishes and can’t wait to have them again. The complimentary sparkling wine was a nice surprise for our anniversary celebration.

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GideonB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and reasonable prices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food and service. Celebrated anniversary and the staff made it very special for us. Beautiful place.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow super service for the b day boy!

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vipMike
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server Nate and his assistant Bobby were very patient with our questions and was quite knowledgeable regarding the wines and their distinct differences. We did a variety of small plates and then shared the Ribeye for 2. They were on top of table maintenance and making sure our glasses were always full.

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baurfam
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, which is what we came for. We were there to celebrate our anniversary and were blown away by all of the deliciousness.
We ate outside, so atmosphere was just okay. They've made it as pleasant as possible. Still under the jet path and random noise from the street.

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Karen
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great experience coming here for my boyfriend’s birthday. Fantastic service and the food was incredible. Will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch food. Ignore any low or negative reviews. Especially the one on the mushy creme Brule. Chocolate, on chocolate on chocolate 🤩 I can't wait to come back again.

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vipxiaoxiao
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely would return to try more dishes. we ordered 7 dishes, they are all great, will go back to order other dishes as well, want to try everything. The best is 'welcome champagne for our anniversary, it was nice', service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

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vipAmyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The dishes are hit or miss with the hits being amazing. Two biggest struggles was the restaurant was freezing. It would’ve been warmer to sit outside in the 50 degree weather. Second, the entire meal has to be ordered at the beginning so I would def ask about portion sizes as every dish is different.

FAQs

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

Juniper & Ivy is rated 4.7 stars by 5587 OpenTable diners.

Juniper & Ivy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://juniperandivy.cardfoundry.com/giftcards.php.

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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