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Juniper & Ivy, San Diego, CA

Juniper & Ivy

4.6
4.6
6810 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, with James Beard Nominated Chef Anthony Wells at its helm, 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 80 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 269-9036

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Wells

  • 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 please contact - ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619)269-9036 and we will be happy to work with you to accommodate your groups needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We appreciate your interests and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact our Event Director - Kirsten Trelenberg at ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com for menus, detail, pricing and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (619) 487-9627

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Cross street

    On Kettner, b/t Juniper & Ivy. Street parking limited but also availabl

  • Parking details

    We offer valet service Tuesday to Sunday

  • Additional

    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

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What 6,810 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

  • San Diego

    Contemporary American

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  1. GW

    GuyWhoWrites

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my relatives here after a good experience taking my wife there years ago. The ownership changed between visits, but the quality of the food and service hasn't. We mainly grabbed appetizers and several of the small plates to share. The menu and ingredients lead you to expect a typical bite and taste, but the preparation and presentation end up playing with your eyes and taste buds for a special treat, with the exception of the sourdough bread (which is a great sourdough bread that looks and tastes like sourdough bread). Definitely worth a go for an occasion.
  2. AC

    AndresC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Siempre será una excelente opción para una cena extraordinaria con la calidad máxima de cada uno de los productos que utilizan , no olviden pedir carne cruda asada , y si van recientemente la tostada de hamachi es 1000/10
  3. j

    janinel

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has been on our list since moving to San Diego . We choose it to celebrate our sons engagement. We were not disappointed! From drinks at the bar to the dinner ending Yodel, everything was fantastic! Our server Randy was perfect and guided us through multiple selections. We'll be back❤️
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck confit was absolutely amazing
  5. j

    jajjeo4

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal. Amazing flavors in every dish
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious and service was impeccable. I’ve been wanting to come here for a long time and the food did not disappoint. It was nice to have a valet option out front too, as parking is very difficult in that area.
  7. AK

    AmyK

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening! Case was a fabulous server!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally got a chance to try out this restaurant! Foods are amazing! Must try!
  9. K

    Kate

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing culinary experience vs. just a lovely meal out. The preparation techniques, flavors and pairing of food was like none other. Would not be surprised to learn it had earned a Michelin. Ambience in outdoor area is directly under the flight path - Little Italy area - so very noisy. We will ask for indoor seating next time. Service was impeccable - our wait staff was attentive and put a good deal of effort into ensuring a memorable experience. Highly recommend.
  10. AB

    AudreyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the flavors were very unique! There were a lot of small plate options, which is always what my family goes for.
  11. KS

    KenS

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. Only drawback was that we sat in the wonderful outdoor space, but we were right in the flight path of plans landing at the airport, thus creating a lot of extra noise. But the food and service were outstanding! We ordered "omikase" style - had a group of 7 and let the server pick for us. She did a wonderful job curating our meal! Great experience.
  12. VL

    ValerieL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our night without kids and we had a lovely evening.
  13. JB

    JanieB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The service was slow. Water after 10 minutes and our first cocktail after 20 minutes. The waitress might have had more tables than she could keep up with - didn’t come back to check on us very much. This was a Tuesday night. The food was fantastic! Smaller portions even with the dinner plates. We put everything in the middle and shared all plates. It was fabulous! The chef is superb. We will come back.
  14. O

    Obakeonna

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really never give 5 stars for anyone but we enjoyed our experience at Juniper and Ivy. Ambience when we arrive at 6:15 was very nice, it got much livelier as the evening wore on. The food was spectacular. We started with the baked oysters and that was the only thing not spot on. Too much Panko for the size of the oyster but the taste was awesome. The Sturgeon Dip was the hit of the night with the house made potato chips. My wife had the 1/2 chicken which was cooked perfectly and flavored and seasoned well. I had the Swordfish which was also cooked perfect. Swordfish is a very easy fish to overcook! The service was impeccable and we felt like we belonged there. Last but not least, Dirty Martinis were blended to perfection and served at the proper temp. Wonderful Date night with my Bride
  15. ME

    MaryE

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place has the most delicious food! EVERYTHING I ordered was perfect... fig and goat cheese appetizer, sweet potato pasta, swordfish and chocolate caramel cake ice cream. I would order it all again, and I think I may have to go back very soon to do just that!! Highly recommend for excellent food, my entire dinner experience was excellent!!
  16. RS

    RaymondS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the servers were very attentive and the music was pleasant (you could hear it, but still have a conversation. Wine list was very good. It isn't cheap, but I wasn't expecting cheap.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary!
  18. NG

    NannyGoat

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We'll be Back! Originally we planned on coming here with friends, but their kids got sick so it was just my husband and I. Unfortunately he did not feel well so the evening was short lived, but it did not spoil the amazing meal I had! First up, this place is great. Modern, with wood and metal work interior, an almost pretentious vibe, but they did not go there, and that made me very happy. I got a drink at the bar while waiting on our table, it was this amazing gin drink with Lilac....I suck at names and i do not see it on the online menu, but it was one of the best drinks i have ever had... it was just lovely. We sat outside and our waiter was very sweet, infact everyone at this restaurant was nice and helpful. I decided to order a bunch of litte dishes and skip the entree. I had read several reviews about the chef and wow the food did not disappoint! I would absolutely have all of these again. Sourdough bread, chicken liver mousse, carne cruda toast, fig and goat cheese, cheese puffs and a wonderful glass of Domaine Berthaut. Like i said everyone was delightful and this will be a repeat visit when we visit San Diego. Can't recommend it enough!
  19. P

    Pily

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good place
  20. S

    Sydney

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! The service from Rudy was great and the food was phenomenal! Highly recommend going there for your birthday, as I did! Came with a cake and a little happy birthday chocolate! They also printed “Happy Birthday!” on my menu! Will be going there again soon!
  21. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and the wait staff was very attentive to every little detail making it a wonderful experience
  22. JD

    JDinSD

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    This place is mostly hype. Nothing wrong with the food itself, but it took 3 hours to be served 3 courses. The front of house staff were snooty and sat us in a parking lot (even though they knew we were celebrating a birthday). Next time we’ll skip the scene!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From entering the restaurant to the ambiance and the staff, the experience was superb! We thoroughly enjoyed our server Cassandra as she delicately explained popular items on the menu and ensured that we have an amazing anniversary. Every individual we encountered has made the experience memorable. Would recommend to friends and family! We can’t wait to come back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! The server was right on top of everything and really understood the pace of the meal. We never waited longer than we needed to for anything nor were we rushed! Highly recommend the Sturgeon Dip and the Ham & Cheese Puffs.
  25. AE

    AmarE

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the detail of the Happy Anniversary on our menus, several staff giving us best wishes and the complementary champagne. Service was top notch. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. We sat at the counter and enjoyed watching dishes come out of the kitchen. You MUST get the yellowtail tostada if it’s available. Incredible! We enjoyed every other dish we ordered as well (heirloom tomato salad, halibut hand rolls (wow!), sweet potato agnolotti (personal fav) and the yodel for dessert-do not skip this if you like pb/choc/banana. Amazing taste and textures. Highly recommend J&I!
  26. AS

    AxeS

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I’ve heard great things about the food. But it was mediocre when I visited on 9/16/22. Oyesters were horrible and service sub par. It was hot inside and fluid by find any value proposition visiting there.
  27. P

    Paulie

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, talented kitchen, knowledgeable waitstaff. Food and service was Impeccable. 10/10
  28. M

    Miranda

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything! Safe wasour server and she was fantastic!
  29. MI

    MarkI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent birthday dinner for my wife and my in-laws. We had several bites and small plates (handroll, sourdough, chicken liver mousse, duck sausage - all delicious). We had the duck entree to share, which was delightfully cooked and certainly was filling for the 4 of us. We finished everything off with a yodel - an excellent way to end a very satisfying evening out.
  30. N

    Noah

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here not sure what to expect, I knew the food was going to be exceptional and wasn’t sure how expensive is was going to be. I was pleasantly surprised. It was expensive but not so much I could afford to try 5-6 different dishes. I really enjoyed the appetizers and small plates and didn’t feel the need to try the entrees. Loved it and we will be back some day for sure.
  31. K

    Kristen

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was on point - food, service, and atmosphere were all incredible. We ordered plenty of bites to share plus the whole roasted duck, which was fantastic. Can’t wait to return!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Pricey but worth it.
  33. GD

    GandD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the duck plate! It was amazing, we sat at the kitchen counter so we were able to talk with the chef’s which made the experience that much more interesting. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and experience, randy is fantastic and knows his stuff.
  35. JB

    JBJB

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Great bartender and waiter, but way noisy and food was ho-hum. Was our 40th wedding anniversary but got seated at a very small table while other couple were in corner booths. Maybe it was their 50th. Just not a $270 dinner experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was creatively designed and expertly prepared. Excellent service. A special destination for bringing guests or for more intimate dining.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with great service and environment, highly recommend their ever changing menu that will surely impress.
  38. WR

    WyattR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great, drinks were very good, & the food was absolutely amazing.
  39. GB

    GreyB

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Juniper and Ivy, we loved it! We had "counter" seats since that was all that was still available when we made our reservations. We weren't sure what to think about that, but ended up loving it! We felt it was still a very private setting and we got to watch the chefs make all kinds of delicious desserts all night (we ended up having to order a few ourselves!). The food was amazing as always, and the bartender created a special drink for me since I like things super sweet. Our waiter was also very quick and helpful. Great date night!
  40. l

    lena

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in San Diego!

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 6810 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 80 times today
Google Map for Juniper & Ivy

2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On Kettner, b/t Juniper & Ivy. Street parking limited but also availabl

  • Neighborhood

    Little Italy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Anthony Wells

  • Additional

    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 please contact - ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com or call 619)269-9036 and we will be happy to work with you to accommodate your groups needs.

  • Private party facilities

    We appreciate your interests and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact our Event Director - Kirsten Trelenberg at ktrelenberg@juniperandivy.com for menus, detail, pricing and availability.

  • Private party contact

    Private Events: (619) 487-9627

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