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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.

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (141)
Good for a Date (134)
Fit for Foodies (128)
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Special Occasion (119)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
Hot Spot (80)
Handcrafted Cocktails (74)
Romantic (73)
Bar Seating (68)
Fun (68)
Worth the Drive (66)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Neighborhood Gem (60)
Notable Wine List (60)
Business Meals (58)
Good for Groups (52)
Tapas (48)
Tasting Menu (48)
Local Ingredients (47)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Seasonal (39)
Authentic (32)
Casual (32)
People Watching (29)
Healthy (27)
Good Vegetarian Options (25)
Cozy (25)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Happy Hour (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Organic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Great Beer (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vegan (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 18 hours ago

Great selection and quality of food and cocktils as well as an awesome wine list! Creative menu and attentive staff. Brandon the sommelier made a great recommendation on a German Pinot! What a gem! Cheers!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 19 hours ago

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!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

The Rib Eye is remarkable!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

The service was just ok for this caliber of restaurant. Their small plates taste great but difficult to work with for example curry without Rice hard to eat

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Fabulous food - sit at the Chef’s table if you can!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Your hostes need to have more courtesy an be more friendly

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

my Evening at Juniper and Ivy was excellent. The meal and wine selection was great. I’ll be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vegan, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

The entire staff was aware of our food allergy and went out of their way to accommodate us for my sons birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

So this is the best dining experience ever. My wife and I eat out a lot and this was by far the best. Have eaten in some of the best restaurants in many places, this is better.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined 7 days ago

Exceptional. The attention to detail and car is obvious. The food was some of the best I’ve ever had.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Service and meal were great. We sat at the pastry chef bar and had a wonderful conversation with Ashley. Looking forward to a return visit.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

A tad on the pricey side, espically for the size of quantity served.

Other then that, terrific place. Very fun inventive great tasting food.


Service was impeccable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding experience! This food is on another level! And that comes from a jaded foodie! Musts- Yellowtail bite, carne asada with quail egg, oysters, and Waygu short rib!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place with amazing food and friendly service.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The service was amazing, the drinks were fabulous and the overall vibe was fantastic. We started out with several bites and small plates, a few cocktails and finished with coffee.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Every plate was absolutely delicious. You won't be disappointed. We'll be back!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great space, creative menu, unusual pairings but very pleasant tasty surprises. Good service without being obtrusive. Already recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The service wasn't great, our courses we not spaced correctly at all. Short rib was amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food was an experience of special and interesting flavours. Clever combinations. Servers and bar tenders were knowledgeable, fun and friendly. Highly recommended!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Some of the food was very good, but not everything. For example, the pumpkin was super hard, couldn’t get my fork in it. The environment was cold (temperature) and loud. Awesome service! Worth a try, but wouldn’t go back

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food, good drinks, good service, lovely for a date night on vacation in San diego!

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very trendy, but also very noisy, not good for easy conversation; the server was good and knowledgable, but service was slow. The food was interesting and good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Most amazing experience from the hostess to our server, the bus boy and our meals!!! I would eat here every day if I could

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fun, innovative food in a classy casual setting. Great wine list. Bites were amazing, small plates were definitely large enough to share. A little loud if you have trouble hearing. Wait staff were attentive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Just fantastic!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Amazing and creative taste combinations.
Always new and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Every bite was delicious! The two pasta dishes were incredible and the pumpkin curry was amazing. It was reasonably priced and we truly loved our experience! And they offered free dessert for our anniversary.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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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