Juniper

4.5
68 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the Vanderbilt hotel and residences, Juniper's new American menu is inspired by the bounty of Long Island. Menu highlights include a raw bar, flatbread, daily pasta, local duck, and a variety of steaks prepared on the grill.

Juniper's award-winning beverage program focuses on wine from New York and California and 24 gin selections from around the world. Favorites from the craft cocktail list include a smoked Manhattan and a mezcal Negroni.

Private and semi-private dining options include a large indoor dining room, outdoor poolside patio, the lounge, and two smaller dining spaces that overlook the restaurant.

Juniper's sister restaurants include Amali (Manhattan), Calissa (The Hamptons), and Bar Marseille (Rockaway Beach).

Experiences

  • DJ Savis Spinning Live Every Friday

    Nov 5 - Dec 17, 2021

    Spinning from the Bar Friday Nights at Juniper. DJ Savas spins Mediterranean hits seamlessly with American vintage throwbacks from the 70s and 80s. His signature sound is the perfect accompaniment to a lively Friday night out. Book via Open Table or you may join us at the bar for cocktails and great music.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 68 people are saying
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vipPecosa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food were just okay, very pricey and ambiance very so so.

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StuartW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Food was better than average.
Ambience and feeling was not up to par.
Too much money for this experience.

We have better restaurants at 2/3 ds the price.

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vipTastebudo
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Decent dining experience. Service good was good with a nice atmosphere

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vipRusty
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall very pleasant experience

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vipEllenz
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

really nice atmosphere. Food and drink as were very good.
would definitely go back and recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was overpriced and small portions. Swordfish steak was 1/2 inch thick and not hearty. Even the lettuce wedge was miniature and sparse. Underwhelmed for the expense.

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diningdocs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and great place to go

JM
JackMorelli
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, its a very cool venue. Its a very loud room so you have to be careful with the music. Food and drinks were perfect as well as the service. I will definitly be back

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vipCarriefab
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There’s a new item on the menu! Amazing baked clams. So we’ll done, crunchy and flavorful topping and delicious clams. Loved these! Also great Caesar salad and a really nicely done fresh pasta with a white truffle sauce which the kitchen adapted to suit my friends preferences. Really nice dinner with friends. Love it here.

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DonnaJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Dan was a great waiter. Everyone that I encountered was great

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CarolS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Drinks are a bit overpriced. $18 for a cocktail? $19 for a glass of red wine?
One dish was very salty… Gnocchi special.
But everything else was delicious. Fried chicken with truffle honey was to die for!!!

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vipDavetheRave
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food is good but portions are small and significantly overpriced. Follows high end ala.carte pricing but neither ambience or quality reach that level. Service was good but an 18.5% "admin fee" is added without warning or explanation that it is a service charge. This is a captive resturant in a hotel/apartment complex at Ritz Carlton prices but not at that level.

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vipsharons
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food. Service was slow.

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vipSheilaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant in a quiet spot that I would return to over and over. Consistently excellent food and service. Doesn’t get better than this!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love the place but it’s pricey and feel it’s not qualified to be classified with other restaurant in this price spectrum. If they review price structure to be $$$ instead of $$$$ we would be back.

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vipLuvgoodfood
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the staff was great. A hidden gem!!!

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andrewmlcpanewyork
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about juniper restaurant is very special the service is excellent and they try to make you feel welcome the waiter told us about all the different specials and try to help us pick the ones that would be best for us. We both decided to have the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection this place is really a gem!
This is not my first time eating at this restaurant each time I try something different and I am pleasantly surprised last time I had the southern fried chicken which was spectacular with great french fries

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vipCarriefab
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The lamb chops!!!!!!! And a fabulous pineapple vodka cocktail at the bar to start us off. Love this place.

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vipJimFreeport
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I am not happy about the “administrative fee” that is added to the bill. It does not go in full to the wait staff. The explanation is that it is used to pay the wait staff a living wage. This is fine; they deserve to be paid a living wage. But that should be included in the food prices and people should then be encouraged to tip generously. It is not like in many European countries where service is included in the price, because the administrative charge is not a “service charge.”
The food though was absolutely excellent in presentation, taste, and flavor. Superbly done.

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vipElviraC
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place is beautiful. Our waiter was very polite and attentive so was the rest of the staff.

Cons: bathroom is far away and out of the restaurant

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vipCarriefab
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Started with half a dozen creamy fresh delicious oysters. Our friends had the fried chicken which is always a crowd pleaser. One our friends declared it the best fried chicken ever. The steaks were delicious and the service was very attentive. A great night with great friends and top shelf tequilla.

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vipMatt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding unique food and top notch service.

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Andrew
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience with great food and friendly and courteous staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 7 and we all loved everything, a perfect night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Comfortable outside patio dining.

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vipNickieshaH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!! The new design is giving me life hopefully it lasts.
The food, service and drinks amazing

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TekaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The ambiance was lovely. The food was passable but under seasoned. The service was lacking and the menu rather overpriced. But a real surprise was the “admin fee” added to the bill which was not pre-disclosed to our table of 4. When asked about it, our server avoided eye contact, mumbled something about the fee being “shared with the house” and immediately dismissed any follow up questions by simply walking away. Also- this 18% charge was added to our bill pre-tax so we were forced to pay additional sales tax on the fee. If we had not caught this charge before signing off on the bill, we would have added an additional tip on what was overall a lackluster outing. We found this to be a rather underhanded practice and will not be returning.

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vipDebloprin
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing special about this restaurant, in my opinion. Service was slow and ambience was boring. Menu offers nothing special, although the food was good. The location is great, easily accessible to all and mid-way between us and many of our friends. Unfortunately, we probably won't be going back. Too many options nearby that are way better.

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donnaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Cost for 3 girls $ 400.00
not worth it and very little food on the plate!

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vippaul
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just returned from a fabulous dinner at Juniper, located in the Vanderbilt on Corporate Drive in Westbury. The restaurant occupies the former space of Kingfish. We sat in a very spacious rear outdoor patio, which is one of the nicest outdoor spaces we’ve eaten in since Covid began. The inside portion of the restaurant is beautifully done, and would certainly be apropos for any occasion.

Now to the food and service. The menu highlights a raw bar with a wide assortment of oysters, crudo, shrimp, lobster, as well steaks and seafood. We began our meal sharing a very tasty wild mushroom, tallegio cheese and black truffle flatbread. For our entrees we had grilled branzino and center cut tuna steak. Both dishes were prepared perfectly. Many of the menu entree items are ala carte, and we ordered whipped Yukon potatoes and roasted cauliflower as side dishes. Again, both were prepared perfectly. For dessert we had a vanilla bean cheesecake which was accompanied by a berry sorbet, which may be the best tasting sorbet that I’ve ever had.

They have an extensive wine, beer and cocktail menu. The service was very professional, and we’re very knowledgeable of the menu. One item of note, is the menu prices, at first blush, appear to be on the high side, but they include an 18% administration fee in lieu of a tip. You obviously can increase that amount on the final check. I personally like this, and I wish more restaurants did the same, allowing the servers to be properly compensated for a job well done.

Overall, it was a great experience, and I can’t wait to return. Unfortunately, I only took a few photos.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service is fantastic and absolutely on par with the cost of dining. They do service really well.

The food was good but didn’t wow us; which was disappointing given the prices. The presentation of the food was excellent.

The ambiance of the place is nice. We sat outside with heaters and really enjoyed it. Not sure how it would be if the residents were out using the pool facilities. The inside is nice as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Other than the servers confusing who ordered what, the meal was great and the waiter very accommodating. Food was what we expected and we were not rushed.

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vipjwalkermobile
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoyed eating at Juniper. Friendly service, very good food, and resonable.

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KyronJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice will go back. Few choices hopefully they do what they do well.

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janetP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very unique menu cold peas soup was delicious, pasta lobster special was spicy and delicious a well as the prawns

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great

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vipSusieeats
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern, crisp atmosphere with fantastic cocktails and truly delicious cuisine!

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DixioneB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great food and great vibe

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OdetteW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food pretty place excellent service ——but very expensive

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JeffT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Many vegitgan options and nice choices for everyone.

FAQs

Juniper offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 820-1200.

Juniper is rated 4.5 stars by 68 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.