Juniper & Ivy

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Juniper and Ivy, owned by Michael Rosen with influence from Chef-Partner Richard Blais, elevated the San Diego dining scene upon opening in early 2014. Located in the north end of the Little Italy neighborhood, Juniper and Ivy offers refined American cuisine with unique iterations of the classics. The whimsical menu, executed by Executive Chef Anthony Wells, is in a constant state of change depending on the freshest, seasonal ingredients provided by our local purveyors.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for a bachelorette dinner and had the best experience!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Had 2 “bites” and 2 “small plates.” Bites were amazing, but the small plates were contrived. Service was A+ from the moment I walked in until I left.

MR
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Zach was terrific and steered us in just the right direction. The duck? amazing.

RK
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service to match! Loved the ambience: sheik, modern, yet inviting.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent!!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!

F
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an absolutely wonderful experience! The food was amazing and the service was fantastic! A truly great birthday dinner.

G
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, service, ambiance. Extremely well done

SD
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent our wedding anniversary at Juniper and Ivy. We had a spectacular meal and the service was impeccable. Highlights included the spot prawns, grilled peaches and what was essentially a high end fudge sickle, which my husband says was the best dessert ever.

This is our go to restaurant for special occasions and impressing clients. It never disappoints.

Special thank you to our server, Carlos, who helped make it a wonderful evening!5

j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, all dishes were served Promtly

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with 10 friends for my 40th before going to downtown the rest of the night. Told our waiter we needed to be done by a certain time. Also, since we had a large group, they offered for us to leave it up to them to pick our dishes for all of us to share (omakase), which we took them up on. All the choices were on point, and we were able to finish on time. I’ve dined there before so I already knew the food was excellent, but others who had not were talking about the food for days. All in all, a wonderful experience, as expected. :)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Juniper and Ivy is goin owf

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular

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MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Food sucked. Best thing was bread and butter. Inedible, portion sizes suck if you wanna pay 25 bucks for 2 slices of chicken. I think they look up the most ridiculous ingredients with fancy names possible and add it to their food because i did not understand a thing on the menu. Ive had fancy expensive food in san diego and it tasted 10x better than this. Maybe its just me and my girlfriend but we both couldnt eat more than a bite of anything.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tout était parfait. Le canard était délicieux le service attentionné et courtois. Un des meilleurs repas que nous pouvions prendre dans un restaurant et une soirée mémorable.

Nous étions sur la terrasse et nous avions été avisé que les avions passaient au-dessus du restaurant. Ce n’était pas réellement désagréable.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was just “ok”. Our server was either way too busy or simply didn’t check in enough. We waiting about 30 min each time she swung by often with empty drinks. The night before we visited Kettner Exchange which in my opinion was far superior. Not a terrible experience just not somewhere I’d probably return to.

MM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Was good, no issues. Great duck

AM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Everything we ate was great. They made out anniversary very special.

OT
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere is great and the food sounds good but tried several dishes and wasn’t all that impressed. That said, it is highly rated and I would give it another try in the future.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails are a must have at this establishments. But the small plates are where this place shines.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! The Yodel is worth seconds!

KH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic flavors, beautiful presentation, filling portions, helpful staff. Our best meal out in years.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. It was our second visit and intend on returning. The waiter Ryan made great recommendations.

DM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Juniper our server Saul was so attentive and guided us through the menu offering. He made excellent recommendations and took the time to discover more about us to make the experience even more memorable.
The menu was extremely creative and fun. The dishes were simple and very approachable.
They have a vast number of wines on their menu and Saul was kind enough to have the in-house somm. guide us through our options.
People like Saul really elevate a restaurant from a place to eat to a memorable dinning experience.

FN
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, our favorite place when visiting San Diego. Amazing food and service. They actually recognized us from a visit the week before. So friendly, kind and accommodating. The chocolate mint ice cream, made with fresh mint, is truly memorable.

SC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing! Our server, Saul, made us feel so special while we were there and was incredibly knowledgeable about the different options. Will definitely be returning!

MG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing and would go back for that but really it was the customer service that made the experience so wonderful - our server Zach was amazing and guided us through the menu in a way that allowed us to try a wide range of different items. We were celebrating a special occasion and all the staff was extremely attentive and said congratulations multiple times. While the food at Juniper and Ivy was delicious I would 100% go back because the service was outstanding.

YS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. Interesting but not overwhelming. Everything was fresh and perfectly seasoned.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food & service ... overall just a great experience!

MY
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful experience
Everything was great

NJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was friendly, although slow. The food was good, but not great, and the prices were very high. I’ve been to much better small plate restaurants than this one.

RE
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing! The service seemed a bit rocky but overall a great choice. BTW: the space itself is very cool.

ML
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great time. This was our second time for dinner and it was wonderful.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shared plates option is the way to go but if not everyone is a sharer that’s fine. We had a mix. For us sharers we were able to have many options. All were excellent.

RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best dinner I have had in a while, cocktails and food were both delicious! Highly recommended!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing fine dining food I’ve had in San Diego and I’m a local!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, stellar service and attentive staff. Food was really something else. 👌

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with my boyfriend for our 10 year anniversary and we were treated so well! Great service and even better food!

SZ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were extraordinarily

CM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Based on the recommendation of our server we chose several items from the bites and small plates section. The corn carbonara was out of this world.

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