Juniper

4.7
1123 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.

Experiences

  • 10-Course Seasonal Tasting Menu

    $110.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    MUST BE BOOKED AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE! Please call the restaurant to check availability for bookings less than 24-hours prior. Indulge in the best Juniper has to offer! Our 10-course tasting menu showcases local produce, intriguing plays on Juniper classics, and bold new additions. Enjoy the luxury of dining again by booking this meal!
  • 5-Course Prix Fixe Menu

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Our 5-course pre-fixe menu showcases fresh local produce, amazing new additions, and plenty of Juniper classics, including our Puffy Potatoes and our house-favorite Cacio e Pepe pasta. We have plenty of options for all, including special prix-fixe menus for Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free diners.
What 1123 people are saying
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RebeccaKovacs
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Everything was delicious, we had the 10-course tasting menu. The service was absolutely fantastic. Our server Eric was so helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. I cannot recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Juniper. They had so many nice touches to their restaurant to make it a wonderful experience. We enjoyed how the wait staff made sure our water was constantly filled and they explained each course as they brought it to us. The food was delicious and creative in flavors and presentation. Highly recommend!

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Cara
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really incredible services. Havent had that great of service anywhere in Austin. Great wine recommendations, food was great for the price point.

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vipSLM2
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We did the 10 course tasting meal and while 3-4 dishes were really delicious, I do not know if it was worth the 3+ hour experience was worth it. The service was terrible and several time we had to flag them down for a new drink or to take away our plates. I do not think we would return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Service was great. We absolutely loved it and can’t wait to come back.

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SeanM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants in Austin!

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StephenTH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great Covid precautions, staff was excellent.

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FeunR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! We had the prefix menu and everything was incredible. My favorite dishes were the cacio e pepe and the ribeye which was perfectly cooked. My fiancé’s favorite dishes were the lobster ravioli and puffy potatoes. They recommended the Occhipinti SP68 and it was delicious!! I highly recommend everyone going there for a night now with your loved ones.

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Christina
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I surprised my wife with a weekend trip from Chicago to Austin just so we could go to Juniper for her birthday! We absolutely love Juniper, both the delicious food and incredible service! If you have never been, you must try!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and great service!

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HumbertoL
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the prefix dinner and we really enjoyed the variety. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. It was a perfect evening, fantastic service and they even printed my wife's name on the menu, plus a little gift at the end. Just a great meal, everything was excellent. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hosting and presentation. Very COVID conscious seating and service

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RSH4
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Outstanding food. Friendly staff. Unique and tasty selection of drinks. Gnocchi and scallops were so good. Also had 3 delicious appetizers but can't remember what they were called. Puffy potatoes, a focaccia bread with olives, and some cheesy dip with toasted bread. Covid conscious. Ate outside on patio with heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was stellar. We ate outside on the patio and felt totally safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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CandiceM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juniper was great! They provided a wonderful experience for our anniversary and were very accommodating to any dietary needs. Staff was lovely, safe, & we felt comfortable sharing our celebration there. Thank you, Juniper team!

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Doug
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

They did everything right.... except the food. Unremarkable, bland, and in a couple cases, just not attractive flavors. Both me and my date, who got different dishes than me, were moderately displeased with the food, namely the pasta, entree, and salad. Shame, because the service was excellent, the ambience and layout were tasteful and modern. I even liked the dishware and clean bathroom! So because of those factors, overall my date and I had fun despite the not-so-tasty food. Maybe we just don't understand hip italian cuisine *shrugs* but I'd be doing a disservice if I didn't say anything.

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Kevin
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance, relaxing, and amazing attention to detail

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely! We felt very taken care of and safe at the same time.

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JohnG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food and awesome service. We were there for an anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to acknowledge our special day. We were provided with Champagne upon being seated and they even customized our menu with references to our anniversary. We will definitely be going back on a regular basis and will be recommending Juniper to everyone we know.

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Samm
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff at Juniper went above and beyond when I brought in my girlfriend for her birthday! To my surprise at the end of our dinner the kitchen gifted her a small birthday package with all types of goods! In addition to the delicious meal; the menus had “Happy Birthday ____!” printed onto them. I would highly recommend Juniper to someone looking to gift a wonderful dining experience.

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vipAnnieB
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Juniper, and it could not have been more perfect. They went above and beyond to make sure we felt special celebrating with them. The food was outstanding, as was our waiter. We cannot wait to celebrate there again!

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vipNicholasS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eric was amazing. Well informed and gave great recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely insane. So so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Juniper was phenomenal! I took my girlfriend for her birthday dinner and we had a fabulous night. The atmosphere was intimate and the staff was top notch. They wished her happy birthday by name upon arrival and personalized the menu for her. We did the 5 course pre fixe menu and loved it. I had the puffy potato, the little lettuce, the cacio e pepe, the 44 farms teres major, and the affogato for dessert. Everything was excellent, full of flavor, and cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant and it is now one of my favorites in Austin.

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vipEmiliano
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with excellent service and knowledgeable staff. We had a 5 course meal, wine paired perfectly by our waiter. Some dishes were a bit over salted. But otherwise the dishes were satisfactory. Great portions and nice variety.

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alejandroj
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Would I recommend the place - yes. Would I do the tasting again, no.

The good:
First - the food. The food is pretty incredible. I didn't necessarily fall in love with every dish as is almost always the case with a 10 course tasting but damn some of that stuff was unbelievable so bravo to the kitchen staff and chef.

The bad:
To me, a tasting is all about the experience and I felt like they came in far short in terms of presentation. You have to think, if someone comes in and wants a tasting its because they are making a commitment for the full experience and everything the restaurant has to offer. The plates were often poorly timed with big gaps of time in between and you could hardly make out what they were saying about the dishes. We get people are wearing masks but felt like a lot of the times they were whispering.

It took a really long time for us to get drinks - even just a glass of wine would take 15-20 minutes and we'd go through a couple of courses between getting the drink. Worst of all is the fact that you can see the bar from where you are sitting and could see they were often just standing around chit chatting with one another so that was annoying.

The atmosphere was strange - it is very dark and cold in the restaurant. It almost makes you sleepy because there is nothing really going on, there is no center piece or attention getter in there and just did not feel like that fun exciting place you head to on a weekend. Felt sterile and cold.

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vipJudithF
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. Rey made our celebration very special.

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vipSunS
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

They have certain dishes that are excellent such as their potato, scallops and dessert, however, they need to revamp their pasta menu... everything was way too salty and made my tongue hurt and the steak was just alright... their coffee was extremely expensive at $7/cup and overall our bill was $250 and we have paid much less at other upscale local Italian restaurants and had much better food.

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SamanthaJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Juniper for my birthday. We all did the 5 course prefixe menu and the portions and flavors were great!

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HaleyH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good, but not phenomenal. I found myself thinking I’ve had better, hell, I’ve MADE better. If you go, I suggest the lavender gelato or the last item on the dessert menu (zep-something). They’re known for their puffy potatos, but I again, I wasn’t amazed.

Service gets a full five stars because they were able to move us inside (though it was kind of loud). They had heat lamps at every table, but after about 40 minutes or so the wind had picked up and it just wasn’t enough for 45 degree weather wearing only a, rather thin, dress (my friend had stolen my jacket from me, truthfully she needed it more than I.)

We decided to do the prefix menu, and the pacing was good, though I wished they’d brought out the complimentary bread a little sooner. The server (Eric) was wonderful and very sweet.

I might come back for a celebration, but I don’t think I’ll come back just to come back. The food just wasn’t ‘wow’ enough for $65 a person. And while the portions were small, I was full by the end of the night.

Overall, I give Juniper 4 stars. Not a bad restaurant by any means, and great if you’re looking to dress up and have a sense of normalcy for a moment.

P.s. I would go back just for the gelato.

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AMill
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to make our anniversary special. We will definitely be returning here again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As a special date night Juniper did not disappoint. Covid measures were great. I opted for the prefixed menu. The puffy potatoes were amazing. Greens salad was great. So was the donut like dessert. We didn't care for the gnocchi, or the chicken. My Husband had the steak. Our server was amazing. The wine was wonderful. The two tables by the kitchen, were too loud for our date night. We did enjoy our experience though.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant is attempting to be something that Austin is not, it is much too uptight especially for the part of town it is in. Food is mediocre at best and portions are small for the pre-fixe menu, the service was slow as well.

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vipGloriaM
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We sat outside, so the ambiance level didn't quite match how beautiful the dining room is, but the service was great. They made sure we were warm enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful 🤍

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GiampieroE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best experience in US.
I am Italian and I have to say I felt at home

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SpencerH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience was very nice. Feels like a hidden gem! Will recommend it to anyone in Austin

CA
CodyA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at Juniper was incredible. It was my 5 year anniversary with the misses really knew how to make the evening memorable and go the extra mile to make your time with them special. Also, and equally important, the food was divine.

CS
vipChristianS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great meal for a special occasion or if you are feeling like treating yourself!!

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 1123 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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