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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.
San Diego, CA 92101
Contemporary American, Californian, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday : 5pm - 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday : 5pm - 11 p.m.
Bar/Lounge opens daily at 4 p.m.
On Kettner, between Juniper & Ivy
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Valet available to guests at $5/car + gratuity
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.
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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
Fantastic as always! Service is excellent. They treat us like royalty and anticipate all of our needs. The food came out perfect: temperature, taste, visually appealing, creativity, freshness were perfect!
Great pairing suggestions.
Try the oysters, octopus, yodel!
This looked like an interesting restaurant on the face of it, and the decor was fun. But the service was so terrible that we didn't leave a tip. The waitress forgot the wine, our main dish, and slammed the check down when she finally brought it. By then, the manager had come over to offer his concern, although I felt he didn't handle the situation as well as he should have, and I wondered if he had actually fired the waitress. I rarely complain, and you have to behave egregiously for me not to leave a generous tip, so this is a serious complaint. I hope that they were just having a bad night, but I couldn't recommend this restaurant. Food was good, but too many ingredients. I went to Herb and Wood the next night and that place was excellent on all levels, although don't expect a quiet dinner! It was fun.
If it was possible to leave more than 5 stars I would. I cannot say enough good things about this place. My only issue was that my stomach was not big enough. I went alone and was only able to try 3 dishes. Dining with a companion or friend would be best because these dishes are meant to be shared. I am a vergetarian so I was a little concerned that with a changing menu that I would have none to very limited option but I was wrong. They prepared several options. It was a wonderful experience! I made a special drive during a layover for this meal. I would do it again in a heartbeat!
I was entertaining friends from Michigan and this restaurant was highly recommended for my visit to San Diego and it did not disappoint. One of the best meals I have ever had and the wait staff was outstanding. My friends couldn't stop thanking me for bringing them here. Loved the bone in rib eye steak and wagyu short ribs! I can't wait to return.
The service was outstanding, from the welcome, to the attentive service throughout the meal, to the thank you as we walked out the door. Our server, Nick, was incredibly engaging and even surprised us with a dish compliments of the kitchen. A truly magical night for a reunion of foodie friends.
Our first time to Juniper and Ivy but won't be our last. The menu was original a the plate sharing is an excellent way to share the meal. Everything had such great flavor. We enjoyed every bite. The service was great as well; attentive yet not intrusive. Highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back.
First time eating here, and selected by reputation. The ambiance is lively: brightly lit, noisy, and crowded. Service is rapid and attentive. The house cocktail list was small but creative and what I tried was very good. The food was eclectic and attempted to be creative to the point of weirdness. Yellowtail crudo was very good but failed for me on a tortilla, the fried corn flavor and crunch simply did not compliment the subtle flavors of yellowtail. Nori gougere (great idea!) filled with uni cream had an odd sweetness that overshadowed any hint of uni and foreshadowed the rest of the meal. The biscuit was as sweet as a pastry and the brown butter sauce in which the agnolotti swam was as sweet as a dessert sauce. Weird. If you crave sugar this is the place to go. But if.you go, bring some insulin.
Make sure to make a reservation, this place was full on a Sunday. Strong & tasty cocktails, good food, beautiful venue. My favorite was tied with the spicy tuna handroll that was wrapped in a korean perilla & carne asada thing on a toast, looked like beef tar tar but was delicious.
The uni cream puff was kinda boring. This one i suggest to pass.
Bit pricy, but excellent food , wine and service! What more could you ask for?
Best buttermilk biscuit you'll ever eat.
The "bone in ribeye" (for two persons to share) is huge, perfectly seasoned and flame grilled to perfection.
You have to taste the Yodel!
also, the staff is very attentive and will make sure you'll want for nothing.
First time there. Food was very good but started much stronger than it ended. Baja Yellowtail (our hands down fave), Cinderella Pumpkin Curry and Carne Cruda Asada were delectable and inventive. Poached Pear Salad and Boar Sausage Bucatini were good, not extraordinary. Serious points for creativity on the pear salad, though (absent the greens, I could have eaten that for dessert). Cocktails were on point.
This was my second dining experience at Juniper and Ivy. My wife and I first went about 18 months ago and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was creative and delicious. The small plates outline of the menu worked well for trying several things. We returned as a party of six recently to celebrate my mother’s birthday. I was disappointed how the restaurant had evolved. The prices had definitely increased dramatically in the interim. I understand the temptation to raise prices as the popularity of the restaurant is high. I do believe, however, that it will probably be their undoing eventually. The food has become much heavier. There was a steak on the menu for $110 ! I understand that you give the people what they want but was disappointed by the experience. The service and ambiance are still excellent but food is the most important aspect of dining out for me.
The only downside is cost. If you are prepared to pay for a great meal then this place is almost flawless. My friend and I split the $75 duck. He ranks it in the two best duck dishes he has ever had. He is a serious foodie with 67 years experience so I value his opinion. Service is a little bit beyond outstanding and the entire staff seems to enjoy sharing their restaurant with the public. That make the dining experience more enjoyable.
Cost or no, I’m going back for the duck every time I have the money. It is superb. If you want the experience and wish to save some money you cannot go wrong with the small plate dishes. This is now my “go to” restaurant for nights I need to impress guests.
The manager and front desk greeter need to have managerial training
The food is very small portion size for the price
The wine is extremely over priced and not stored properly
Our waitress was amazing and Les was great.
The manager Brandon with beard and the front desk and the greeter were horrible very condescending
Do not recommend
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