Juniper

4.7
1352 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

  • 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!
  • 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! (Available Monday-Saturday)
What 1352 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MorganF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and friendly service, can't recommend the prix fixe brunch enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing Italian on the east side

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ConnorB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service, beautiful/hip interior and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing food & above and beyond service! New favorite restaurant!

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MaryH
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a birthday celebration and they certainly made our birthday girl feel special with their little extra treats. The waiter was excellent and very patient explaining the various ordering options with us. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. That being said, this 71 year old from a smaller town finds it difficult to feel very comfortable with such high prices. Only for large celebrations for some of us!

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vipSabrinaB
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stracciatella, little lettuces and cacio e Pepe we’re all excellent. Also really enjoyed the blueberry granita dessert

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ChrissyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The 5-course prix fixe menu at Juniper was absolutely the perfect anniversary celebration for us! We were welcomed at our outdoor table with prosecco, and were promised a wonderful experience. The service and food did not disappoint!

We each selected our 5 choices from the prix fixe menu, and then the fun began. Do yourself a favor and get the puffy potatoes...it's easy to taste why they are a favorite! The affogato dessert, with espresso and sweet cream gelato was a wonderful ending to my meal, and the amoretti cookie was one of my favorite bites of the night.

The 5-course prix fixe menu is an outstanding experience, and is a great value if you want something special. Overall, we loved our meal at Juniper and we will absolutely be back!

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RockyS
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely excellent. Stracciatella was amazing, “Little lettuces” was surprisingly good with a great little vinaigrette. Puffy potatoes were heavenly. Wife loved the Risotto and the Cacio e Pepe was heavenly!

The wine list was impressive, but I couldn’t choose so I asked for help from the Somalia. Mark suggested an amazing off-menu Barbera, then brought us some complimentary Prosecco for our anniversary.

Overall our experience was beyond expectations and would certainly dine there again. Already craving that delicious Stracciatella!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waitstaff was incredible. The 10-course meal and wine pairing were superb. And the gift box the staff gave my parter for his birthday was very kind.
Only complaint is the unpreparedness when we arrived at the restaurant. We were the first party (party of two) at the restaurant with a reservation. We were sat at a perfect table (table against a wall) but were forced to move by the hostess because the table was requested by “a regular” and we were moved to table next to the window and the sun was annoyingly in our face for the first 45 minutes of our dinner. But the dinner and the waitstaff made up for this inconvenience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it more here every time I go. Every time outdoes the last!!

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Javier
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, great food, delightful atmosphere! Will be going back in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We both had the 5 course prix fixe menu. The potato puffs and the risotto were definitely the highlights. The only underwhelming dish of the 7 we tried was the strip loin. Everything else was excellent though and the sever Madison was great.

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vipwdea
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, as always! We sat outside for a five course meal with another couple, and while it was really pleasant and comfortable, we requested that the music was turned down as it was eighties disco, and (fun), but not exactly background music.

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TammyC
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite Italian fare presented beautifully and tasted even better, if that's possible! Our waitress, Kay, was also top notch, very attentive and personable. Already looking forward to the next time we have the opportunity to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must sit at the counter and experience the talent behind the bar/kitchen at this establishment. Ophelia behind the counter is one of the most talented & organized I have ever witnessed. Her performance of food creation is as impressive as listening to an orchestra of one in the kitchen. This is hospitality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing! This was my second tasting menu experience with Juniper and it was completely mind blowing both times. The sommelier is divine so definitely get the wine pairing if you go!!

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DarrenS
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch. Amazing food and outstanding service. Can't wait to visit again and try dinner!

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vipTexan
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Waitstaff was knowledgeable and attentive. Noise level was low and music was great. It was our anniversary and the menus had “Happy Anniversary” printed at the top, along with the date. We also received complementary champagne.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful!
The service was first class!!
The food was world class!!

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rayC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The personally curated dishes and paired wines with the 10 course chefs menu was well thought out and a fun way to celebrate food and friendship with friends on a night out. I highly recommend the atmosphere and the service was great. The food, while generous portions, in my opinion, were good but not the best I've ever had. Creative and fun to eat but lacking basic salt/acid balance. They also have a fee on your bill to help pay for the servers healthcare (which I'm all about servers having healthcare) but shouldn't the restaurant pay for that and not the diner directly? We are already paying their wage via tips so that seemed a bit aggressive to put that on the bill, but our server was lovely so I'm glad she has healthcare.

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Julie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience, service was superb, loved the atmosphere. Definitely a date type place.

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UzairF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Horrible service. Food tastes mediocre at best. Ambience is probably whats keeping this place in business but its all at surface level.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary and we’re floored by the attention to detail and specialization for our special occasion. They had our prix fixe menu personalized to notate our anniversary as well as provided glasses of champagne for a toast. Aside from those memorable and meaningful additions, their food was absolutely exquisite. From their courses / dishes’ mouth-watering flavors to their stunning presentations. We had their Puffy Potato, Hamachi Crudo, Cacio E Pepe (best we’ve had to date, anywhere), Linguine, Pan Roasted Halibut, 44 Farms Striploin, Blueberry Granita and Zeppole! Our dinner was a phenomenal culinary experience and we will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We did the 10 course tasting menu. Most of the courses were pretty good. The stracciatella was by far the best. So delicious. The courses were slow though. Sometimes it took 20 minutes between courses. The whole meal took almost 3 hours.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience! There was a mix up with our reservation and the manager was nice enough to accommodate and allow us to proceed with the 10-course dining experience, which was so delightful. We appreciated the service and will definitely be back!

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SantiagoR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, got the 5 course tasting menu and it was amazing. The only complaint is that we ordered the striploin medium rare, and it was a little below that

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ideal
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Incredible service and environment. Unfortunately the food was not that incredible as people make it out to be. In my opinion it was not worth spending $300 here.

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KimB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time to Juniper! Classy, quiet, modern Italian spot. Great service! We tried the five course prix fixe. Antipasti was flavorful, salads were decent. Cacio e pepe was delicious, halibut was tasty, small portion but that was fine because it was a ton of food overall. The affogato was a great end to the meal.

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EliA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food1service1ambience1

Update: Manager called and rectified the situation. I appreciate the fact he took the time to call me as soon as he could. We will give them another try.

Worst “fine dining” experience of my life. We were there over 2 hours and didn’t even make it to our 4th course before we gave up on them and went home. When we asked the waiter about the long wait time between courses, his response was “were you wanting a faster dining experience”? Yes, it shouldn’t take 2 hours to get through appetizers, salad, and pasta course. The lobster add-on was the most pathetic piece of lobster I’ve ever seen. The steak they delivered was completely raw, (not rare, raw) and when we sent it back, the waiter then asked “if I get it to the appropriate temperature would you like it?” No, cook me what I ordered. It then took them 30 minutes to replace, and the replacement steak was still raw. Not rare, raw. The chef tried to apologize saying he wasn’t in the kitchen at the time our steak came out… like what else were you doing? The manager comp’d one of our meals but we still paid over $200 for an anniversary dinner that made the pandemic seem like a good time. And just to top it off, they screwed up the desserts they sent us home with, and the steaks which are completely fried.

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked to perfection, we loved every bite

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MaiaS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the ambience was great. The host that there on the night of 07/09/2021 was so kind and friendly. I believe her name was Bailey or Riley but either way she was super helpful and made us feel very welcome.

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viplast
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive friendly and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was phenomenal and the service was incredible! Highly recommend.

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Anon
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

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MattD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food, and experience were all excellent. Definitely recommend.

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vipHudsonW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Well overpriced and many courses were less than flavorful.

j
jeff
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was mediocre at best

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 1352 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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