Juniper

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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.

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will be featuring a gorgeous Prix Fixe menu with surprises along the way for you and your loved one to enjoy!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 885 People Are Saying
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B
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Asked for a happy anniversary note and to just bring out a dessert but that was too much to ask for 🤷‍♂️

CG
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nearly perfect.... the appetizers ( don’t skip the puffy potatoes), the fish, the pasta, the salad, the lemon sorbet .....
all delicious. Nice ambiance, great service! It was just a bit loud.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We were so pleased we found this gem.

AR
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mentioned it was our anniversary and Juniper did an amazing job. Great ambience, service and food

RO
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been wanting to go to Juniper for years and now that we did it did not disappoint. The Burrata was great. We also had the Baked Paccheri. It was like nothing we've had before. Very tasty. Highly recommend.

AM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely setting, outstanding service, excellent food. And a gluten-free menu. What more does anyone need?

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for my birthday dinner and it was INCREDIBLE from start to finish. The complimentary valet made parking a breeze. We had reservations and got seated right away upon arriving, and they took our coats as well. I had the “This Must Be The Place” cocktail, and it was delicious!

As far as good, every single thing we ordered was to die for! For appetizers, we got the meatballs (perfect texture and flavor), burrata (delicious and so was the fennel salad it came with), and the puffy potatoes. YOU MUST TRY THE PUFFY POTATOES!!! They were like if potatoes, cheese, and air had a baby. They are incredible and you just have to try them!

For food, we all ordered different pasta dishes as well as the gnocchi. We did a thing where we passed around the dishes for everyone to try each one, and it was agreed that none of us could pick a favorite because they were all so good. Of the ones we tried, I’m most likely to order the Cacio e Pepe or the Bucatini next time. The gnocchi was also different, and not what you typically think of as gnocchi! Kind of a gnocchi-polenta hybrid. Very good!

For 5 people, 3 apps and then each having our own pasta dish was the perfect amount of food. Prices are also very reasonable given the quantity and quality of what you get.

The thing that truly impressed me about Juniper though was that they gave me a birthday present at the end! It’s a cute little box that had a copy of today’s menu in it that every waiter signed with happy birthday! It also had a small bag of fancy dessert popcorn, a small cookie, a small bag of dry pasta, and a small glass jar with a special blend of italian spices. What a fun idea! It was truly delightful!

My dad is coming for his birthday next weekend, and I enjoyed it so much I’m going again and taking him! Cannot go wrong with this restaurant!

Thanks for making my birthday so lovely!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and so thankful for the birthday box my girlfriend received!

RW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many restaurants to choose from for our anniversary dinner. This was absolutely the best choice for us! We loved everything about Juniper. Amazing food, service, and setting. Cannot wait to go back!

A
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitstaff was fantastic, most notably Michael the beverage director. Pasta was top notch.

KL
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We come to Juniper often and greatly enjoy the people, the environment, and the food. Again this trip the food was exceptional. We especially love the handmade pastas (cacio e pepe!). We started at the bar for an exceptional cocktail and chose a beautiful Brunello with dinner at the counter. My only critique of this restaurant is that wine list is limited (especially for frequent returns to the restaurant) and a bit overpriced on markup. But happily the selections are good and the team is helpful in describing the wines. We will certainly keep coming back and recommend it to others.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for my wife and i

JW
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the tasting menu at the counter for a birthday celebration. The personalized menus were a nice touch as was the complimentary Beaujolais. One of our diners was gluten free and the menu for him was modified to comply with his diet, which was great! Our personal chef for the meal, Molly, was fantastic. She prepared each dish and explained each course, along with answering questions. The courses were all delicious, the timing between courses was nice with a slight break between courses, the service was attentive and the experience was well worth the cost. We enjoyed watching the action in the kitchen and the seating was comfortable. The acoustics were good which is a relief as many restaurants are too noisy. I don’t know why we never made it to Juniper but it is now on our list of restaurants to frequent.

JW
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Serene ambiance, thoughtful flavor combinations, expertly prepared food, kind but professional service, and some special thoughtfulness to celebrate a birthday. We will definitely be coming back to try the things we didn't get a chance to on the first go-around!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Incredible presentation, food was just okay.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous meal at one of our Austin favorites.

AH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Beautiful restaurant with a very nice staff. We went for NYE and they ran out of what we wanted, they did let us add an additional item to our courses, but for $32 for risotto that was room tempo to cold, and made me look for the salt didn't feel worth the money. The first two courses were good, but everything seemed to go downhill after that like they were phoning it in the rest of the time.
Maybe it would be better on a different night, but our almost $300 bill for two people who had two drinks, didn't make me want to go back for more.

SA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food, beautiful space. Menu was very creative.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out server, Ethan, was amazing! We had a great time & the food was delicious!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a small birthday dinner for me and it was lovely.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

s
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my friend from out of town here. Have been meaning to try if for a long time. So good. One of the best meals, especially for value, Ive had in Austin. We did the tasting menu and wine pairing. Wine was so good. I’ll be back!

T
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food. Great service. They took a little while to come to the table and were so graciously apologetic. We didn’t expect anything of them but they exceeded our expectations in customer service and of course, the food was amazing!!!

JR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here while on vacation with my family last week. The food was great. I had the black garlic Agnolotti it was really good. Only thing I wish was for the portion to be bigger. The cocktails were very good as well. Wait staff and host/hostess were very nice and welcoming. To bad I live in N.Y. or I would be back often. Also, the kid doing the valet parking was a very hard worker he was running around like a mad man. I appreciate that. Overall, had a great experience.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!!!

KA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, would help to tone down the noise level, though

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Juniper. The meatballs and Burrata are spectacular. Decent wine list, great atmosphere, and very friendly staff. Our favorite date night spot. Definitely hit it up on Amore Mondays.

s
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu was limited. I was there before and liked the menu

MB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night. Spent a birthday here and they pulled out all the stops and more. Highly recommended.

GS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food is very good but the restaurant misrepresents itself as fine dinning. This is not fine dinning. It is at best upscale dinning. Beware of being seated in the lobby where everyone waits for a table. They say they are regular tables but it feels like you are not eating in a restaurant but at a waiting room.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carrington was very helpful. Nick was a watchful owner. Nice ambience. Noodle dish was best on the table. Juniper Comparable to Intero. We really like Suerte.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Terrible table and food delivery was random server was excellent

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall experience was very good. We ordered drinks, an appetizer, couple of pasta bowls and a dessert — which were all very good but we left feeling the portion size was a little less and could have done with a little more for at least the pastas. The staff were wonderful and the ambience is coherent with the food. Also, I wonder why the discontinued the Milk+Honey dessert — which we went hoping to get and were a little disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is fantastic! The service is first class, the food is prepared perfectly and the drinks are delicious. I highly recommend it.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! The drinks are some of the best that we've ever had. My fiancé said that it was by far the best Negroni he has ever tasted. I love that you offer something for everyone. The vegan dishes are amazing. Our only suggestion would be to offer more vegan options for dessert. The lemon sorbet was good, but a little too tart. Otherwise food, service, and ambiance are great. The restaurant itself is lovely and aesthetically pleasing. I seriously can't wait to go back!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a restaurant gift a birthday present from the restaurant itself. The fact that all the staff signed a personalized menu for my boyfriend made the night even more special. Thank you Juniper for making it a memorable night.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juniper is one of my favorite Austin restaurants ....

SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful family dinner for my daughter's first birthday! They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special (printed birthday message on our menus!) with a gift at the end.

The service was incredibly attentive and the food was phenomenal. Can't wait to go back! Thank you Juniper for a wonderful night.

RZ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great ambiance and amazing food! Our server Natalie was absolutely wonderful. Her suggestions were spot on and she really helped us understand the menu.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the hidden gems of Austin.

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