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About Juniper & Ivy

Juniper and Ivy offers “Refined America Food with Left Coast Edge” Courtesy of acclaimed Chef Richard Blais perhaps most recognizable as the Winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars”. Blais brings his wildly creative approach to cooking and cuisine to San Diego; Backed by an All-Star Culinary Team. Excellent Cocktail and Wine Programs paired with Al Fresco Dining, High Energy Design and more makes Juniper and Ivy the newest Destination Restaurant to hit the West Coast.

2228 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Service
Sunday - Thursday : 5pm - 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday : 5pm - 11 p.m.

Bar/Lounge opens daily at 4 p.m.

Cross Street:
On Kettner, between Juniper & Ivy

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 269-9036

Website:
http://www.juniperandivy.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking
Valet available to guests at $5/car + gratuity

Executive Chef:
Richard Blais

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Acclaimed Chef, Richard Blais oversees the 7,500 square-foot restaurant, which is available for buyouts, meetings, cocktail receptions and other special events.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Don't miss this opportunity to show your special someone how loved they are at Top Chef All-Star winner Richard Blais' Left Coast Eatery. Enjoy our four course Prix Fixe menu for $105 with additional wine pairings available a la carte.

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Private Dining

Juniper & Ivy is a left coast cookery with cuisine focused on locally curated products cooked and presented in a radical way. The kitchen, helmed by Chef Richard Blais, artfully churns out an array of avant-grade, yet simple dishes intended to spark conversation among guests.

Juniper & Ivy Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (112)
Creative Cuisine (106)
Good for a Date (106)
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Special Occasion (100)
Good for Anniversaries (79)
Romantic (66)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Hot Spot (58)
Handcrafted Cocktails (56)
Worth the Drive (56)
Fun (48)
Notable Wine List (47)
Business Meals (46)
Bar Seating (44)
Tapas (43)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Good for Groups (35)
Local Ingredients (35)
Seasonal (30)
Tasting Menu (29)
Authentic (25)
Cozy (20)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Casual (17)
People Watching (16)
Healthy (16)
Quick Bite (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Organic (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Vegan (5)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 19 hours ago

Amazing experience. Highly recommended for fantastic food in a romantic and enchanting environment.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The menu was varied and innovative and had excellent vegetarian options. The same meal in NY, LA, or DC would have been double the price. Excellent value.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

I really appreciated that the waiter and chef took time to pick foods with my egg allergy in mind!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Terrible experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

The restaurant is super cool, service was great, the cocktails were lovely, and the food was delicious! We loved it!

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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

This place never fails to please or amaze me. Fantastic restaurant

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was unique and very good - but the portions were way too small and the prices way too high for the amount of food you are served.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

So...this is unfortunate. Probably my favorite place in town but 3 of us got sick after. The only thing we all ate was the smoked biscuit starter. And the food just didn’t taste as good as usual. So disappointed because I love this place. But service was off the charts. So good that I would go back. But probably just for drinks and dessert.

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 (Montana)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent dining experience. Service was great and the food was so interesting.

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·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first visit. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Will return again in future visits to San Diego!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best meals I have had. Period. Unique menu and impeccable service. Always the best part of coming back to San Diego for meetings....

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Small bites good... Entries too "avant-garde" ... No fish or steak or pasta that you could understand what you were getting.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Person who brought the food didn’t know whose plate was whose, even when very obvious. Waiter not as attentive as should have been.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was outstanding and the food exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic place. Just as good as our last visit. Surprisingly reasonable cost for a world-famous chef's signature establishment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fabulous meal! Sat at chef's table. Kitchen staff appeared well organized and unhurried. Table staff friendly, informative and offered great plate suggestions. Would definitely return there our next trip to San Diego. My wife purchased Chef Blais' cookbooks for her birthday!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

If you like eclectic food with "different" sauces and odd items............along with small expensive appetizers and small plates........few options for entree, this might be for you. It was not for me. The food appeared very nicely prepared. My guest (who are eclectic) said that it all tasted good...................it just was not for me.

If you're a meat and potato's type person, this is NOT for you.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food wasn't that good

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food and atmosphere were excellent. Yes it’s expensive but well worth what you get. It’s always great to try several small plates and share to experience the different cuisines offered. My only complaint was that our server seemed to have his own agenda regarding our dining experience and it’s pacing including dropping the check seconds after we received our dessert. Not something I would expect at this level of dining.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Never disappointing. The service was spot on and the food is so creative, interesting and so yummy.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Lamb bolognese was amazing, fish a bit salty. Service, drinks, and ambiance were great. Would absolutely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We arrived early to have a cocktail at the bar and the hostess came to find us to seat us a few minutes before our reservation time. The food was very good and each dish was uniquely prepared. We ended up splitting several dishes in order to try more. The portions were small, but all very tasty and they brought us a special treat at the end for his celebration.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very good service and fantastic food. On a different level.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Outside on patio was nice - warm enough with heater and quiet enough for conversation!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had such a great dinner. I think we ended up ordering almost all of the appetizers and then each got one of the small plate choices. All the food was great, and the service was super. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food and service was outstanding. Presentation was a 5 star. The wait staff was attentive. I recommend this resturant if you have not been there yet. We will return soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant has a nice decor, very friendly staff, and of course great "new age" cuisine. We felt that the portions were rather small for the pricy fees.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Came here for an anniversary. Received a confirmation call where they asked if there was anything they could do, so I was able to reiterate it was an anniversary meal - they made the most of that!
First off, excellent, excellent food selections. We loved sharing several small plates that ranged from unique preparations (smoked salmon that arrived covered in a glass bowl filled with smoke) to solid pastas (mushroom orecchiette). The scallop was the topmost highlight, but not a single dish out of the six we tried disappointed.
Great service all night, including the complimentary champagne and complimentary dessert (an awesome take on a creamsicle).
We also tried a few cocktails (Sazerac and Lost in Translation were awesome), which were well-crafted, and the Yodel is a must.
Believe the total meal price was right on (if anything, it was slightly lower than anticipated).
You will spend a bundle, and it will be memorable and delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything about Juniper and Ivy is excellent. From the front desk greeting and seating placement (sat at chefs counter - highly recommend), to the server who wa a excellent and attentive and then the tastings were excellent. I guess the only negative this is we had to leave, dinner was over lol. We tried a healthy variety of items and each stood on its own. Look forward to heading back to San Diego just to enjoy Juniper and Ivy. ps. Was at Lark in Santa Barbara the prior night and Lark was such a boring dining experience compared to Juniper and Ivy.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious drinks and food with outstanding service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our server was a delight and took the time to explain the menu items and the flavors. WE loved it.

Tags: Tapas, Organic, Seasonal, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Perfect food, perfect attentive serving staff. Our first time there and we are anxious to return. The flavors built into the foods are outstanding, the presentation is wonderful. Good selection of wine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We’ve been here dozens of times and it is always exceptional! Amazing food, great drinks and wine list and fabulous service! We always leave looking forward to our next visit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 2018

They tell you the portions are small, but nothing can prepare you for just how small they are. Even if the food tastes amazing (which it does) there’s not enough of it to even enjoy. I just don’t see the point.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I really want to praise J&I but then I have an experience like this one and it takes three steps back. Service was poor for a TGIFridays, much less for a restaurant where you easily spend $100 per person. The waiter didn't seem at all interested in making it an enjoyable experience -- basically acting like just being there should be enough. Despite the fact that it was a birthday meal (and seeing birthday "treats" come out for another table), the waiter did nothing. It isn't that it is expected, but seeing another waiter do something for his/her table and this waiter do nothing.... weird.

The food was good -- the amuse-bouche was great -- and I am a huge fan of the yodel dessert.

Disappointing to say the least.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing food!

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We chose juniper and ivy for our 30th anniversary and had such a special experience with food, service and ambience. The food was amazing, creative and delicious. As a gluten free dairy free "eater", I was not limited, did not have to ask for substitutions and had a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved it. Really great experience.

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