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Juniper Lounge at The Gin Hotel

4.3
248 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Juniper Lounge is located on the second floor of The Gin Hotel. Overlooking Lexington’s Main Street, the bar and lounge have become a local favorite for after-hours cocktails, date night dinners, and live music in the warm season. The atmosphere is lively and informal, the cuisine is stylish and contemporary, and the flavor is authentically Italian with an award-winning wine list and adventurous cocktail offerings.
*In accordance with Governor Northam's Executive Order Number 63, all persons over age 10 are required to wear a face cover as described and recommended by the CDC in outdoor dinning areas*
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MarietteV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, Did Juniper Lounge get outdoor seating correct. What a pleasure!! Staff was superb both days.

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SaraV
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The perfect place for outdoor dining. Love looking down on Lexington. The service was outstanding.

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JeanneC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant for date night. I had the filet mignon and it was very good. The handcrafted cocktails were also very nice.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We used to dine regularly at Rocca, and thought we'd try the Juniper Lounge. I made reservations on line; I asked for a low table and the website said outdoor seating was not available. We were greeted promptly and seated at a high table outside; we would have opted to sit outside, and we informed our server of the website error. We were given a rather limited menu, even with a separate page of chef's specials, we found entrée options limited. The drink and wine lists provided nice variety. I enjoyed the pork entrée and my wife had the chicken parmesan on linguini. The pork was nicely done and presented well; the chicken parmesan was a generous portion, with a rather pedestrian marinara sauce. We suggested to our server that Juniper add some of the Rocca favorites, such as their lasagna and seafood (sea scallops and shrimp) pasta to their menu.

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vipdinerguy
Western NC
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was exceptional. Service was slow - must be working out some kinks, especially at the bar. But overall we enjoyed it and will definitely be back

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DebraR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Calamari app and bread with garlic butter were delicious. My husband ordered the steak and he truly enjoyed every bite, cooked perfectly, which made him very happy. I had the salmon burger and it to was delicious. We will be back to dine with you!!!!

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Treechick
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to reserve an early table, so it was just us when we arrived. We dined on the patio, which was lovely. The food was delicious (lamb chops) and the service was good. I didn't love the white sangria. It was very tart and didn't taste like it contained much wine. Otherwise, a very pleasant experience.

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SaraV
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

There are not many choices in Lexington. I like Juniper because it has outdoor seating. The menu is limited. Service was excellent.

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Kaila
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate my friends birthday and were delightfully surprised! Our server Grace made excellent suggestions and provided great service during our lengthy stay. I will be coming back!

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vipCritic
Richmond
62 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waited half hour for server to arrive and another half hour to get appetizers. She never provided bread though we saw that it was served to another table by a different server. Sword fish was over cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Rocca’s the other night. We were promptly seated at a nice table on the outdoor patio. Our server was friendly and efficient. For apps, we shared calamari and cauliflower. Both delicious! We all had burgers that were perfectly cooked to order. We will be back!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place to eat - good location. Indoor and Outdoor seating.

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MichaelT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good ambience overlooking Main Street in Lexington.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe here! The menu is small but everything is good. They have a gorgeous balcony overlooking downtown that’s awesome to sit on, weather-permitting.

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KayBee
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very nice time dining on the outdoor terrace on a Friday evening. The restaurant was quiet as there are still restrictions due to COVID but we had an enjoyable time. The food was good quality considering it is a hotel restaurant, we enjoyed the fish and beef entree options which were served with fresh local vegetables. Despite being understaffed (we think? - and again, probably due to COVID) the servers were attentive to our needs and prompt in bringing everything to our table! Would visit again!

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Yaya
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so reassuring to know everyone was following pandemic protocols. We had a wonderful experience.

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SaraV
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Menu is limited due to the virus. The only pasta dish was too spicy. Fist and Chips were excellent. Love the outdoor seating. Miss the flatbread and lasagna that they use to have.

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SamB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Amazing service. Friendly staff. Will be back

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Jack
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to have Roccas open again. We missed it. Great new entree the Angry Bird

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LindseyB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Rocca, the food was good and we loved sitting on there deck.

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vickig
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

cute place. busy Friday night at end of happy hour. Sat at the bar for drinks and dinner. Large parties ahead of us for meals. Pasta and chicken dish were very average. Caesar salad had no dressing using shredded romaine lettuce. disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and great pasta!

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LisaN
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely setting, excellent food, service a bit slow for this type of dining on a slow night.

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vipMike
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our server was delightful but apologized a lot as she hadn't tried a lot of the dishes. Instilled with a bit more confidence and she would have had one more star.

There was a guitar player who was quite good but a bit loud.

The food is fantastic as is the value.

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LarryP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The acoustics were awful. The noise level was to the point of being disorienting. The restaurant needs to be carpeted, and possibly add some sound dampening panels on the walls. The noise somewhat negates the good food and service that we experienced.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Rocca rolls were fantastic! Great spot to sit outside and enjoy the sunset.

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vipDave
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was sub-par even though we went for an early dinner. For example, silverware and napkins were not provided even though appetizers were brought out. We had to ask for it. Water glasses not filled up frequently enough.

The quality of the food is excellent so that is a solid plus for this restaurant as well as being in the historic Robert E Lee Hotel.

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SSLocal
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner for anniversary and college visit. Balcony seating had a great view of Main Street. Temp was a little cool and music a little loud, but neither diminished our experience. Highly recommend.

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PeterK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A very good meal, start to finish...service was generally good but a little slow and not when needed. The noise level was quite loud, too loud.

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ChristianZ
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.. live music that wasn’t too loud.. overlooking main st. Was great

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vipJoanneH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating our daughter’s birthday. Very nice evening

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MAmama
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We visited during Parents Weekend, and requested outdoor seating. We were fortunate enough to be seated outside, and it was a great combination of delicious pasta, fun company, and good service. Prices were reasonable, too. Very happy to return when we're in the area!!

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DonnaD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

My family had a nice dining experience. The pasta dishes were quite good. During nice weather, I would recommend sitting outside. The service was slow

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RfromPA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Rocca several times in the past and have enjoyed it each time. The menu is varied and interesting. It's has choices for you whether you are looking for several courses or just something light. The staff is just charming. They really seem to enjoy talking to the patrons.

We like to sit outside where there is a great view down Main Street but it was a bit cold for that this weekend.

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NaniJani
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, waitress & waiters fast and efficient and great music on Wednesday night.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining restaurant in simple elegance. Al fresco seating is available and highly recommended on a pleasant, temperate night. Three of the four in our group selected the four-course, wine-paired meal option, and enjoyed it a great deal. The servings were well proportioned and the paired wines were excellent complimentary choices. The service was friendly, helpful and the meal was well paced. Talented chef - on par with the very best restaurants.
Be prepared for a wonderful evening. Reservations are a must.

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vipwilliama
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend regional Italian prix fixe menu continues to be excellent. Service was friendly. Highly recommend dining on the outdoor patio that overlooks downtown.

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BrendaE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the option of dining outdoors--very pleasant!

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JayR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time here and it does not disappoint we sat outside on their rooftop dining overlooking the quaint town the food was delicious the service was outstanding highly recommend the chocolate martini and the salmon that my husband had was delicious as was my chicken cutlet meal can't wait to come back!!!!! Thanks to ALL!!!!!
Totally our favorite here!!!!! Well done guys!!!
Mmmmmm
Suggestion-MAKE A RESERVATION !!!!
To avoid longer waits :)

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BrianM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Arrived Saturday night anniversary dinner wonderful experience had to wait a little while for outside seating waited at the bar small but interesting outside seating has great views down town Lexington dinner was very good on both sides of the table had one miscue quickly resolved if your looking for a place that’s different and well run this is it.

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Juniper Lounge at The Gin Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 461-8484.

Juniper Lounge at The Gin Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 248 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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