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Juniper & Ivy, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Juniper & Ivy

4.7
4.7
7510 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 66 times today
Experiences are available.
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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

Experiences

  • Celebrate X-Mas Eve With Us!

    $125.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2023 only
    CHRISTMAS EVE Celebrate the holiday with us, featuring a special menu prepared by San Diego’s most inventive kitchen. The four-course Christmas Eve menu is $125, with options for each course, plus supplemental upgrades and wine pairings available. By enjoying this festive feast, you're helping to support our local farming and fishing partners who's locally and sustainably-grown ingredients make up the menu. We look forward to celebrating with you and yours!
  • New Year's Early Bird!

    $145.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2023 - Jan 1, 2024
    Celebrate the New Year at Juniper & Ivy – and be back home when the ball drops. Our talented team of Chefs have created a special 4-course menu featuring pristine local ingredients from SoCal's top farmers & fishermen. The prix-fixe menu with options for every course is $145/guest, with optional supplemental upgrades, spirited cocktails and sommelier-crafted pairings. We look forward to welcoming in 2024 with you, your loved ones, sustainable food, fine wine and a live DJ!
  • New Year's Eve!!

    $165.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2023 only
    Ring in the New Year at Juniper & Ivy! Our talented team of Chefs have created a special 4-course menu featuring pristine local ingredients from SoCal's top farmers & fishermen. The prix-fixe menu with options for every course is $165/guest, with optional supplemental upgrades, spirited cocktails and sommelier-crafted pairings. We look forward to welcoming in 2024 with you, your loved ones, sustainable food, fine wine, a midnight toast and live DJ!

What 7,510 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

  • San Diego

    Innovative

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

7,510 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of those gems you just want to keep coming back to!

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  2. SusanP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect restaurant for any special occasion! Every dish was delicious and unique. The service is fantastic - I just love this place so much!

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  3. PaulC

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We knew this place was mostly small plates but couldnt believe how slow it was to get our food. It was just my wife and I for our anniversary and we didnt get our first item for AN ENITRE HOUR after we were seated, and it was just bread! Then about 30 minutes for each additional item. We were planning to go get dessert afterwards but our 7:30 reservation ended at 10:30!!!!!!! The things we ordered werent hard to make. Bread and butter, bread and cheese, caprese salad, grilled steak (small shared dish), cod, and steak tartare. Do NOT go to this place unless you have 3 hours to kill

    1 person found this helpful

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal place Ambiance impeccable Outstanding Diner

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  5. Globaltraveler

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent and very well presented Unfortunately, as I was a single diner , my seating location was not great But it seems to be a lovely restaurant, very well staffed and accommodating

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at the bar. Bar staff is incredible. Also management came out after our meal as well to make sure we had a great experience. Very thankful for a nice evening.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great place. Love the atmosphere and the food! Would absolutely recommend to everyone I know!

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  8. iiidoc

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I'm in San Diego I eat here. The restaurant is fantastic in every way!

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  9. TimC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal with wonderful service. The food was memorable and did not disappoint. Glad my wife and I landed on Juniper and Ivy. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  10. SiBonFans

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was incredible. The carpaccio the best ever, service over the top . The menu is diversified and the choices are amazing . We will be back outstanding!

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  11. charliep

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers and small plates are great. Service was great.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service was outstanding. The severs who took care of us were everything you could expect from professionals. The four of us ordered a wide variety of dishes, some of which our servers guided us to, and each one was delicious. Ambiance created a perfect atmosphere for fine dining.

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  13. LinoI

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The crudo was perfect with the jalapeno slices. Just enough heat to keep you eating it and wanting more. Staff was great and attention to detail was spot on. Highly recommend for a great evening of food and fun.

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  14. JamesG

    New York Area

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great find! Friendly staff service was excellent and the food was fantastic! The sea bass was awesomely!

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  15. JoanneN

    Caribbean

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous restaurant and dining experience. Great and interesting decor. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. A wonderland unusual menu. Highly recommend!

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  16. Tess

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dining experience! Helpful, friendly, and attentive staff, combined with incredible food and drinks.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff and wonderful seats of the kitchen and all its glory. The attention to detail and customer satisfaction was top notch.

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  18. NananaBannana

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took recommendations from our waiter for what to order from the small plates menu, still savoring it all! The sweet potato tres leches cake is a good size and enough to be shared by 2 or 3 people. This restaurant went way beyond my expectations! Loved it all!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great Anniversary dinner here, and was absolutely happy with our choice of places to spend such a memorable evening. The food was top-notch, locally sourced and delicious! Menu was different this time around, absolutely loved it, too. We can’t wait to see what the chef is featuring next time we stop by!

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  20. Ptigner

    Denver

    57 reviews

    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner. Food was good. Service was great. Atmosphere was wonderful as usual. Only thing that was a bit disappointing was the change in menu. Missing some of the old favorites

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  21. RowieL

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    There were 3 of us and we ordered several small plates instead of entrees as we wanted varieties. The yellowfin crudo was quite disappointing. The sauce was very ordinary and the fish was a bit fishy. The persimmon burrata was good but you can easily replicate at home. I have to say the hanger steak and black cod were nicely done. Both perfectly cooked and tasty. Overall it was an ok meal, it did not meet my expectations. It lacks the fineness and creativity of a restaurant of this caliber.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fabulous experience, the atmosphere was just right, the food was delicious, great cocktails and service - this place is a must for foodies and people who enjoy a cool vibe ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  23. DillanM

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an experience! Ry was our server and amazingly knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was just epic. The Saturday crowd there was fun to watch. We’ll be back!

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  24. KenzyM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was extremely memorable. Our waitress was above and beyond what we had expected. She made us feel warm and welcome, even connecting with us about our dishes. She made our special night even better and really cared about our well being. Ask for Sean if you go here, she was amazing.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning place with great food and even better cocktails!!! Highly recommend :-)

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  26. VinceL

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the Chef's counter and had an incredible experience. Service was great and the food was even better.

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  27. LisaI

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. I tried several small plates and all were delicious and meticulously presented. I sat at a high top facing the kitchen. One of the most professional kitchens I've ever seen. Every staff member is highly focused and the efforts are reflected in the quality of the food and the overall cleanliness of the restaurant.

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  28. ChristianG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is amazing, recommend all the food is great and is not super overpriced.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    This place is overrated! Foods take forever to come! Some dishes were good. And very tiny portions! Drinks were bad! They serve 6oz of wine seemed like 3oz very tiny for high price! After spending over $240 we went to shake n shack! Not again!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience at Juniper! Our server Kurt was very attentive and friendly and offered us great recs. The drinks were average but everything else was spectacular especially the miso Cod! Would go back again and hopefully get Kurt as our server.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I ate here for our anniversary and as always we loved it! Everyone wished us happy anniversary and made our night so special. We had a second reservation at a speak easy and the waiter made sure we were out on time to get there. The food was excellent and a great price point for everything! Highly recommend

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  32. Brettc

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good, not great. Server couldn’t be bothered.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente servicio, la comida esta deliciosa, ya sea las entradas, el 2do tiempo y el plato principal, sin dejar de lado lo delicioso del postre.

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  34. MicC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious, everything we ordered was amazing. (Carpaccio, carne asada toast, persimmon burrata, agnolotti, pork bolognese, pork chop.) The La Pera cocktail was phenomenal. Also offered mocktails when asked. We sat outside, they had these heaters that made the space extremely comfortable. Unfortunately the location is right next to the airport so you did get the occasional plane flying right over.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience! Amazing food, service and ambience! Great for groups or just two. Loved it!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & food is always incredible. Steak was a little tough and a tad under cooked but still tasty.

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  37. 15NovLovetodine

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we stepped into Juniper and Ivy, it was evident that we were in for an extraordinary dining experience. The warm and inviting ambiance, complemented by thoughtfully curated decor, set the stage for an evening of culinary delight. Every dish at Juniper and Ivy was a testament to the chef's dedication to locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Each plate was a masterpiece, meticulously prepared and brimming with vibrant flavors. Whether savoring the perfectly assembled Tuna Handroll infused with mint or indulging in the mouthwatering steak, every bite was a symphony of taste. The attentive and knowledgeable staff, particularly Brian, elevated the overall enjoyment of the evening with impeccable service and spot-on recommendations. Their genuine passion for hospitality shone through in every interaction, ensuring that we felt truly valued as guests. The thoughtful acknowledgment of my wife's birthday from the moment we checked in to our departure was a delightful touch. To cap off the exceptional meal, the dessert selection at Juniper and Ivy was nothing short of extraordinary. Their take on a homemade yodel was a standout, leaving us with a truly remarkable dining experience. In summary, Juniper and Ivy exceeded all expectations, delivering an amazing culinary journey that showcased precision, passion, and creativity. If anyone thought a gourmet kitchen would leave them hungry, they need to think again.

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  38. rozM

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is our favorite dining experience in San Diego. The variety of dishes to try makes the meal so interesting, the wait staff is friendly and tries to please, and our overall enjoyment is always 5 stars. It’s a place not to miss when in San Diego.

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  39. Kreiner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted a great dining experience and found that at Juniper & Ivy. The restaurant is split into two levels, with a cocktail bar and lower seating area for dining. While we were unable to enjoy cocktails (by no fault of the restaurant, we were abstaining), the food was top notch. As a farm to table restaurant, the quality of each dish was undeniably fresh. Our server was charming and his recommendations were excellent - we started with crab cakes, followed by the pimento cheese, persimmon caprese and stroganoff. The persimmon caprese was definitely a highlight (particularly since persimmon's were in season). For tapas style, the plates were well portioned. Definitely a safe bet for an excellent meal for family or business.

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  40. repst

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A singular experience with a menu that was printed that day with choices arranged to be shared and fine service . Wine list expensive

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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 4.7 stars by 7510 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 66 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
    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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