Juniper

4.7
1149 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.
  • Juniper Brunch Prix-Fixe Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Indulge in the best of what brunch can offer, with Juniper's special Prix-Fixe Brunch menu! Experience amazing ingredients, bountiful offerings, and the quintessence of everyone's favorite meal of the week, featuring antipasti for the table along with three courses of options for the ultimate brunch in Austin, along with ample add-ons and supplements. There are choices for the kids, too, for all the eager families. Make sure to take liberal use of our Sunday morning libations, with brunch-exclusive cocktails, spritzers, and a special Mimosa wine flight by the bottle! It's everything you've ever wanted out of brunch and more!
What 1149 people are saying
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vipSjm112
Austin
27 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 10 course dinner w wine pairing. Service was impeccable by server Eric. We ahead a blast for our 17 yr anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, service was great and Beth friendly staff, enjoyed all dishes and the overall experience,

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RyanD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

what a disaster. supposedly an amazing place to eat. service was horrendous. portion sizes were small. sand in the oysters. dry chicken, small menu. just a very disappointing experience.

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KatherineC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service honestly could use a lot of work. The server didn’t introduce herself, welcome us in, or explain the menu at all. She just dropped the menus off then came back like ‘are you ready to order?’ like it was a fast-food joint. Food was good but not great and wasn’t worth the $ to me particularly given the lacking service. A shame given the atmosphere was very romantic and the decor was great. Probably won’t be back.

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ZacharyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5 course menu. The food was excellent. Each dish was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Service was great as well. Very attentive and kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my wife’s birthday and it was a great experience and also food was delicious. Would recommend this place to anyone that wants to do something different for dinner!

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vipChez
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I have somerhing to critizcize, it is how hard it is to locate he place due to lack of a visible sign. We found a parking lot with spots reserved for Juniper pick up orders, but circled the block twice and could not find the restaurant. I called the restaurant to get better directions and I got an automated system saying that Juniper was taking to-go orders only -- I almost canceled my reservation. Finally my wife found the entrance. The restaurant name is really hard to see from a moving car.

Other than that, the service was incredibly good and the food extremely well prepared. Most dishes you can recognize, but they add their unique twist, making then an original new dish for you to discover.

The portions are not big, but we ordered from the pre-fix brunch menu and the three courses added up to a very sufficient amount of food.

All in all, if you can find it, you are guaranteed to enjoy memorable culinary experience.

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KatherineG
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 3 year anniversary at Juniper and it was AMAZING. Food presentation, taste, and service was exceptional. They even brought us complimentary champagne glasses! 10/10 recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious brunch outside on a beautiful day. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. While we were there, we even made another brunch reservation in a few weeks! Can't wait to go back!

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JamesC
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Juniper used to be one of the best restaurants in town. After Covid, it's still ok but not as special as it once was. Service has been spotty, menus much more streamlined/limited and food quality hasn't quite been there. Still a good getaway. Hopefully they will come back with a vengeance.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 7th anniversary tonight. Everything was absolutely perfect! We really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the personal message on the menu as well as the champagne toast.
Every dish was delicious and just the right portion. Many thanks to ALL of the staff that made our night extra special.

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vipKyleM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

10 course fixed menu was outstanding but what really made it special was the wine pairing. Highly recommend.

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Client
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently love this place from drinks to dessert

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MHHH
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent birthday dinner. This is some of the best prepared food I've ever had. Great experience.

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vipDennisK
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first tie we did the tasting menu along with the wine pairing, excellent flavors through out with perfect pairing...it was fun to try foods and wine we might not order and now planning our return...superior service

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vipPesh
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary by trying something new-to-us. Juniper was amazing. My wife and I ended up with the 5-course vegetarian tasting menu. We were able to try 10 different dishes and not-a-single disappointment. If you are looking for a special night out, this is the place to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit expensive, but the food was delicious and the service excellent! Definitely a treat that was worth it

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SharronB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sent out lukewarm for both entrees but very tasty..the portions were small in comparison to other Italian restaurants but it was filling. The service was great and I realize it was a holiday weekend and all of take outs..the dessert was great!

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vipRafii
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is hard to find, but worth it once you are there. We were catching a flight and our server was instrumental in getting our meal out quickly. He had great wine and food recommendations. They were able to accommodate my gluten allergy easily. Service and food was great!

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vipKrikke
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Little Gem in the upcoming East Part of Austin. Very nice Industrial look/feel but modern setting. The 5 Prix Fix is a bargain with plenty of GV and Vegan options. The staff is very well knowledgeable about the dishes and explain the ingredients very well. Staff is very busy because they are serving 5 dishes. The food is very well prepared (great cooking technique) and they are using interesting and not so common ingredients. The only place in the US that you can eat Potato croquettes (a Belgian specialty).

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vipBDMaustin
Austin
56 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed their first brunch offering sitting outside. Felt very safe and the service and food top notch as usually. It will be fun to see the chef begin to experiment with the menu moving forward as this menu was very safe.

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Dylan
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

One of the worst experiences I've ever had. The food provided was nowhere near the description, quality or photos posted by the restaurant itself. The amount of food for the price was absolutely ridiculous. Being Italian, I'm sadden to say, this is my least favorite restaurant ever..

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vipShannon
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service as always. They are also taking COVID steps to keep everyone safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Eric made the incredible food even better with his expertise and wine selection. I can’t recommend this place enough. You’ll love it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!

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DavidH
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Juniper is always exquisite and very special.

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NikkiE
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!!! We will be back very soon! LOVE the decor, food was amazing and we had a nice gift at the end for our bdays which was a very nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic meal & wine pairings!! From the moment you walk in you realize the Juniper Team is serious about creating a gastronomy forward experience for you. The cooking techniques were spot-on, flavors were familiar with a twist & choice of ingredients were seasonally mindful. Thank You for a deliciously elevated meal, vibrant wine selection, & tremendous service.

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ScottM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Unique and fresh takes on Italian. Enjoyed the 5 courses and relaxed atmosphere. Friendly, helpful staff. Some minor errors but overall enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Disappointed to say the least! The crudo was inedible..

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark was fantstic and accomodating when theres a bit of confusion on one person in our party being gluten free, Our server Eric was also great. Lovely dinner and would highly recommend.

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vipCzeska
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, relaxed and stylish ambiance. Chicken Saltimbocca and Blood Orange Granita were out of this world!

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vipHudsonW
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully made food and great drinks!

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Nestor
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was good but the service and atmosphere was uninspiring. The food arrived lukewarm and dirty plates sat at the table. We had reservations for outdoor sitting and were placed at a full sun table. At this price point, there are better choices for a date night.

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vipBostonFoodie14
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely LOVED our pre fixe meal at Juniper! The food was amazing and the service was next level. Our server was kind and knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Highly recommend the risotto and the puffy potatoes. Can’t wait to go back!

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Katie
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is hidden in east Austin and SO CUTE! It’s fancy! The mood is “intimate” whether it’s with your significant other or family. Food was phenomenal. Service was great! Will definitely come back!!

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vipDanielL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Slow service, cold tasteless food, tiny portions. This restaurant is over hyped

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JoannaS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Juniper for our one-year anniversary. Making reservations was super easy! We did the Prix-Fixe menu and it did not disappoint. We were greeted with some complimentary champagne and presented the 5-course menu. Honestly, we had a hard time choosing most courses because everything sounded delicious. My favorite was the puffy potatoes. My husband particularly enjoyed the scallops. The service was amazing and our waiter was friendly and took great care of us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! My husband and I were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and decided on the 10 course tasting menu (you have to book at least 24 hr in advance). This meal was nothing short of spectacular. We are originally from NYC and to be honest, not very impressed with the fine dining options in Austin but this ranks in the top 3 meals I’ve ever had. Every course was prepared with care and precision. They were so attentive and kind, printed a special menu for our anniversary, and added a champagne toast. Don’t sleep on this experience. It was worth every penny.

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 1149 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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