Juniper

4.7
1061 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

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Special menus

  • 10-Course Summer Tasting Menu

     $110.00 per person
    Starting Jul 24, 2020
    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 Fall Prix Fixe Menu

     $65.00 per person
    Starting Nov 5, 2020
    Our 5-course pre-fixe menu showcases summer produce, new additions, and Juniper classics, including our Cacio e Pepe pasta.
What 1061 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and excellent service from Eric during our tasting menu.

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vipLeticiaM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not my first time at Juniper. And it will not be my last. One of the best restaurants in Austin. The staff was outstanding and the food was amazing again. Juniper does an excellent job in making sure the customer is their top priority and that they have an extra special experience. Thank you Mark!

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ZachB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a date night, the food and service was fantastic. Definitely will be back.

JW
vipJosephW
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My friends and I enjoyed our dinner at Juniper. We each got the Prix Fixe menu and enjoyed our courses. Some items were better than others, but I was quite pleased. My wife loved the beef. I loved the cacio e pepe. The wine was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked when confirmed reservation if it was a special occasion and the name of the person whose birthday we were celebrating. Very personalized service. We felt special and appreciated. Food was great!

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BEB123
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 10-course tasting menu & the wine pairing - it was so much fun! Delicious and great service.

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Aking
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Juniper after hearing about it from multiple friends - We were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, as was the service & ambiance

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RomyH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of the best meals I've ever had! Music was distracting, and not good though.

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Gayatri
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fine dining at its best. Amazing selection of cocktails and wine

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel is the best waitress and Mark made my husband’s birthday so special! Of course, the food is amazing as always! We love coming to Juniper!

JM
JMack
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeds expectations. It's been a while since my wife and I have been to a hyped restaurant that lived up to the reviews. Juniper is everything it claims to be and more.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have ever been! Food was amazing, service outstanding and the attention to detail is along the lines of The French Laundry. Celebrated my husbands birthday and they personalized the menu, the staff signed the menu as a birthday card and they sent him home with a box of goodies. Highly recommend!

JC
vipJCTM
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was EXCELLENT. We did the prix fixe menu, which was a great way to try more dishes. Will be back when we can dine indoors. They only had 2 heaters outside for 4 + tables and they were not spaced out to accomodate our cold table.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was only okay this time. Halibut looked a small fried fish biscuit. Took a while for our waitress to show up, but after that initial wait service was very good. Drinks as always were excellent. Love this restaurant but seems like quality wasn’t on, I used to frequent a lot but now questioning.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience5

they invented rules at their whim( 2 people can’t share a prix fixe menu, but they had no problem splitting any entire to share)their menu says 3% will b added to your bill to pay for employee benefits. they decided to increase this to 8% wo informing me.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambience and design was fabulous. Intimate and quaint but minimalist and swanky. Had a great glass of rose, and the gin drink to start. Potato puffs were fluffy goodness with crispy shell. We got 3 meals and split tapas style, grouper, steak and pasta. The sweet peppery of the pasta was amazing, steak was fab with smokey brocclini. The desert donut holes were good. Thought maybe our server was busy as things were a little slow but was fine as the ambience and charm allowed for a slower dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dining experience to celebrate my birthday. Wonderful service and a delicious 5 course meal with a personalized menu. They were incredibly kind and really made the extra effort to make it a special night. We will be celebrating more special occasions here in the future!

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MichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. High quality food.

KC
KC42
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

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AliciaL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Derek was knowledgeable, friendly, and a great server. We did the pre fixe menu and it was amazing. Cocktails are out of this world delicious. Can’t recommend this place enough. We went for our anniversary and they paid special attention to details like writing “Happy Anniversary” on our menu and a free champagne toast. Will definitely be bacj

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vipJax1972
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new outdoor space was great and amazing service from Derek. We will be returning soon.

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EricF
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for a special dinner. The staff treat you well. The food is excellent. They made it a special night for us.

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Gomez
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, with really great vegetarian options.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dinner! Seasonal menu was on point and the wine list had some affordable gems! Great service to match the food!

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DianaZ
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff was very informative and enjoyed .

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AngelP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, professional and knowledgeable staff. Love the food. Definitely coming back.

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GPG85
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very limited menu. We went with the tasting menu but found the pacing of the meal to be very slow. First couple of courses came out as-expected, but waited 30 minutes for the entrees... The meal took over 2 hours for four courses, and honestly, no one even seemed to acknowledge that this was unusual (except our waitress who kept apologizing).

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JeanetteP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. I wish the entree portions were a little bigger.

The customer service was amazing. It was my birthday and the manager brought over a little gift box for me. I expected a little cupcake or other similar small trinket. Much to my surprise, it was a lemon pistachio cookie, a bag of fennel and caramel popcorn, a tin of Juniper's signature spices and a bag of Juniper's pasta to cook at home. How thoughtful!

It was a delightful way to spend a romantic date night/birthday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

This is my third time dining at Junipers and it will take a lot for me to go back. My first two experiences were great which is why I thought it would be a great place to take my new wife on our honey moon after having a small wedding with family. I also like to support the local businesses during these unusual times. We dined here last monday night, hoping for it to be a little less busy and we were greeted with congratulations for being newly married and the waitstaff was overall nice at first. Later in the evening we noticed multiple tables were getting desserts with candles and celebratory gifts and we were hoping to get at least something special done for us considering we just got married, however, they did not make an effort to make the night special for us. I tried not to let that bother me, however, one of the wait staff kept asking about our wedding only to take a few steps back in judgement for getting married during the pandemic. We didn’t ask her to come over and talk to us, it seems she only did it to pass judgement on us. I think if the waitstaff is too scared to serve there customers they should just stay home.

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vipSharonM
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went here for a date night. This was not my first dining experience at Juniper. I ate here about a year ago and also got take-out during covid. Both experiences were not great. However, someone at Juniper has figured it out!!! We both had the 5-course dinner and it was amazing!!! Everything I ate was de-lish and the wine we had was phenomenal (some Italian 100% cab). If I had to pick my favorite dish it would have been the fish dish that we started with. I could drink a cup of that broth! I would say the wine is a tad on the pricier side but very very good. But, $55 for 5-course dinner was a great deal! I left feeling satisfied And happy!

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The portions are smaller than the typical american cuisine, which is perfect when trying the food on the pre-fixe menu.

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MelissaR
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! I love the area also, we will be back!

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vipTastingphilly
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sommalier was our server and he was absolutely fantastic. He was on point and created such a wonderful experience. The chefs were also on point and clearly described all the dishes, which were delicious.

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Foodie91
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience and very knowledgeable staff, would definitely recommend.

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vipDDavis
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous interior, outstanding, delicious food. Uchi/Uchiko have been ATF for 15 years, this is our new one!

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vipAlysonF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful. Ethan our waiter/sommelier was perfect. Great suggestions and pairings. Delicious as always

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, food, service all excellent. We were distanced from other patrons and offered hand sanitizer upon entering. A sommelier attended our table, service outstanding

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TracyJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we have had out at a 5 star restaurant. The ambience was priceless, service was beyond excellent and the food fabulous. We are from Fort Worth and go to see our daughters in Austin. They recommended this place and we said we will be back for Juniper and stop by to say hi to them! Juniper can not be recommended enough! Can’t wait to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!

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JanaW
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The puffy potatoes and olive bread were delicious, but was disappointed in the pasta dish they're known for (the cracked peeper one). With adding the truffles it was an expensive entree, and I thought the cream sauce was bland and the pasta was overcooked.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Juniper using the Order Online button. Juniper also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 220-9421.

Juniper is rated 4.7 stars by 1061 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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