Juniper

4.7
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
962 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Consistently listed in the top 10 best restaurants in the city by the Austin American-Statesman, Juniper combines locally-sourced, hyper-seasonal Texas ingredients and old-world technique, creating comforting-yet-innovative dishes that connect Northern Italy to Central Texas. Rounding out the offerings are a world-class beverage program and a special menu of cicchetti--or traditional bar snacks--to be enjoyed on Juniper's cozy East Side patio.

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

10-Course Summer Tasting Menu

Dine in

$110.00 per order

Starting Jul 3, 2020·Daily 5:00PM-9:00PM

MUST BE BOOKED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE! Please call the restaurant to check availability for bookings less than 24-hours prior. Our 10-course tasting menu showcases summer produce, Juniper classics, and bold new additions. Enjoy the luxury of dining again by booking this meal.

5-course Summer Pre-Fixe Menu

Dine in

$55.00 per order

Starting May 29, 2020·Daily 5:00PM-10:00PM

Our 5-course pre-fixe menu showcases summer produce, new additions, and Juniper classics, such as our Cacio e Pepe pasta.

What 962 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
Loved For
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We came to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday with a few of our friends. As we were supposed to be in Italy this week celebrating. I was trying to make it as special as possible. So I made a personalized banner and had a “40” balloon for decoration. Unfortunately, the restaurant wouldn’t allow either because it would disturb the rest of the restaurant. Insane! Never in my life have I heard of such a thing. Not to mention we had a table that was in a little cubby so no one would even see these items. I have been to way more boujee restaurants that have allowed these sorts of things. I called the day before to let them know it was a birthday and I would have these things with me and nothing was said during this call. So I was annoyed when my friends got there with the items weren’t allowed to be used. They didn’t even want us a saying happy birthday when he walked over to the table. Because it was again disturb the other people. Ridiculous... especially, considering the current situation we are all in with COVID. Clearly no one having dinner there last night seemed both we were celebrating someone’s LIFE! Also, you should be grateful we are coming out to support your business during this time. Had I known your ridiculous policy for celebrations I would have gone elsewhere. Beside that the food the service was good besides the above. If you plan to celebrate something don’t do it there. They only want quiet people just eating.

B
Boweknows
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really blown away by our experience at Juniper. Took my wife for her birthday dinner, and the service and level of attention from the front of house was exceptional. The food was equally outstanding. We had the 5-course pre-fixe menu, and every course was excellent. The Cacio e Pepe and Gnocchi were the standouts of the evening and all the reason I need to visit again.

OT
vipOpenTableDiner
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Far and away the best meal we have had this year. One of the very few restaurants in Austin that could be considered in the caliber of nationally celebrated restaurants.

KM
KrystalM
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was amazing from start to finish! Although we were there for a little over two hours it honestly felt like one hour because we were having such a good time! We will most certainly be back!

VL
vipVivianL
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! One of the best meals that we’ve had in town

m
maryb
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the pre fixe menu was PERFECT! Perfect portions and felt like a cohesive meal. My two favorites were the tartare and oxtail agnolotti!

JB
JoshB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prefixed menu was a great experience with trusty fantastic food. The drinks paired well with the courses. We will be back again soon!

PE
ParisExpat
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 40th birthday at Juniper and their attention to detail and superior service made the night extra special! Plus the food is always out of this world with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients at center stage.

n
vipnoooosh
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal with exceptional service and such a creative menu. Peaceful outdoor atmosphere.

N
vipNeffie
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, presentation, customer service and drinks were all amazing! Micheal (Manager) and Ethan (Server) were the best!

MA
MaxA
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in all of Austin.

C
Chelsea
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most lovely anniversary dinner here. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They made us feel so special with a little note for our anniversary on our menu and glasses of champagne. We had a lovely dinner, would highly recommend the chef's tasting menu.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive staff, delicious drinks.

N
vipNeffie
Atlanta
85 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great I’m going back today!

CJ
CalebJ
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I really enjoyed Juniper's pre-fixe menu. It was tasty and we had some dishes I'd never seen before. The first course potatoes were magical. However, I found it a little overpriced for what you get when all is said and done.

KW
vipKristiW
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a truly magical dinner and the staff was fantastic. Thank you for a terrific evening!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! 5atar experience. We celebrated my girlfriends birthday for the second time. They had a custom menu setup. She was stoked. One of the finest restaurants in East Austin.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juniper is always a go to for me! You can’t beat the vibe and the outstanding food curated by the chefs and staff. With a great constantly rotating menu, and a knowledgeable front of house staff, the experience is always worth it! The kampachi tartare on the summer prix fixe is one of the cleanest and well balanced apps I have had in recent memory!

MW
MichelleW
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had, yet again, another terrific experience. Monday was our first wedding anniversary and our server, Ethan, elevated our experience. He was knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic, and accommodated our dietary needs (vegetarian and GF) in the 5-course tasting menu. He recommended excellent wines and even had the bartender make an off-the-menu mezcal drink for my husband. Another special touch was the custom menu printed for us with happy anniversary wishes. To add to the great experience, Ethan presented us with a wrapped giftbox that included a bag of pasta, a bag of kettle corn, a savory biscuit, and a tin dried spice mix (for oil, probably?). I ate the biscuit and kettlecorn without asking my husband and I don't regret it! The kettlecorn was sweetened and had herbs, who knew it could be made unique!
We love Juniper!

G
vipGwen
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic time and so enjoyed the 5 course pre fix menu. Sat on the patio and had tons of space.

CN
CamilleN
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my husband here for his birthday and it was absolutely fantastic! They printed Happy Birthday on the menus and gave us a complimentary dessert. I thought that was a really thoughtful touch. The service was impeccable. Everyone was absolutely delightful. The food exceeded our expectations. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be returning!

C
Charlie
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Juniper with a date and we both enjoyed our meals. I’m usually hesitant when it comes to desert cause by this point I’m completely full and I’m not much of a sweets kinda person, but their Zeppoli really topped it off. Not too sweet but very delicious.

EI
vipEdIngreenpoint
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juniper has always been a solid restaurant, and has done a great job of welcoming its customers under difficult conditions. They handled the process of informing us about the measures they are taking to function and keep us safe very well. The set menu was delightful and the service outstanding, can’t wait to go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I’ve been to juniper a few times and the food is always really good. I was disappointed with the new limited menu and felt like the prices are now really high for what you receive

CC
ConnerC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prixe fixe menu I have ever had. Each course was so balanced and the puffy potatoes were to die for.

s
shantim
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, had the 5 course pre-fixed menu. Great service and a great price. We sat outside and it was nice.

NL
NaomiL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Great staff, great food, great time.

Y
Yetiman
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend Juniper.

JW
JeanneW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here to celebrate my birthday. Food was delicious and everyone was so kind. I can’t wait to come back!

TG
TylerG
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was delicious. Our waitress was helpful with the menu and was aware of the food allergies I put in the reservation notes.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great date spot! The team at Juniper made me feel very special on my birthday. Great wine and dine!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never review restaurants on social platforms, but I have to give my utmost praise to Juniper for showing us the best service I've ever had. I took my new fiancee's family here for a post-engagement dinner, and we were treated with VIP-level service from an upgraded table, complimentary surprises, and a thank you gift at the end. The food and drinks here we're equally impressive - my fiancee and I will definitely be coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, everyone’s meal was fabulous

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely anniversary celebrated at Juniper. Exceptional service and food, as usual.

AR
AliR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Juniper had a friendly and helpful staff that always went the extra mile. I went for my birthday and they made it a great restaurant experience.

v
venr
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Portions are really really really really really really small

L
Lizalou
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Hostess was incredibly rude. Service was poor. Almost cancelled out main course because it took so long and we were tired of waiting. During the long wait no one came to refill water or order more drinks. Will not go back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is just excellent. Shannon was an excellent guide through our food choices and drinks, offering thoughtful suggestions and answering all of our questions, but each server or staff member was happy to assist in any way they could—a great team effort to truly feel welcome and enjoy our meal.

The cocktail menu was small, but covered the baes for all tastes—and of course you can order off-menu—though I thougt the Autumn Sweater was just exceptional if you enjoy a crisp gin drink.

As for the food, just a pleasure. The potato puffs were crispy little clouds—so pillowy on the inside, a must have! The bibb salad had an addictive dressing and just enough crunch and salt from the crispy prosciutto. The squid ink pasta paired well with the crab; and the lemony wine sauce with the chicken piccata and little gnocchis—divine!

Of course the menu changes frequently with the seasons—making this a place to come back frequently!

Enjoy!

EL
EileenL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, service superb and overall experience unforgettable.

FAQs

Juniper offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 220-9421.

Juniper is rated 4.7 stars by 962 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by Juniper