Juniper

4.5
47 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).

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 47 people are saying
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vipMatt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
4 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
18 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
68 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.

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vipKatt
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic!

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vipCaca
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

All was very good !
Although a bit too quiet , expected more of a crowd .
Maybe next time !

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vipRJB7
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A new restaurant still getting on its feet. The waiters were friendly but not knowledgeable of the menu. GF items should be marked on the menu. Menu had interesting choices. The cold pea soup and vegetable risotto were very good and well prepared. The wine is badly overpriced with almost no choices below $60 a bottle.

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vipAPH67
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well prepared, balanced plates. Excellent. Try anything on the menu and you will be happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my older daughter here for brunch, we both enjoyed it so much! I got the shakshuka which was incredibly savory, flavorful, and downright delicious! I looked up the recipe and I know I could never replicate it! My daughter got the eggs Benedict (her usual) and it was exceptionally tasty as well. Such great ambiance and cocktails! Great local place for ladies to brunch!

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GersonC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food

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DwightO
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the restaurant and the great service. I thought the food was really delicious.

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vipjwalkermobile
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Juniper has only recently opened and has a few opening pains, so I expect them to get better with each visit. The location is really nice, great outdoor patio option, food is really great, and it’s certainly a place I’ll go back to.

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

Lovely place and delicious food. The Mac and Cheese was especially divine.

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Carriefab
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at juniper. The buzz about the fried chicken actually lived up to the hype. It was moist and tender on the inside and incredibly light and crunchy and flavorful. I don’t know how they pulled it off. The double lamb chop was the best lamb I’ve had in a long time. It was expertly prepared and served hot and pink, exactly how I requested. Drinks were delicious and sever very attentive. Don’t miss dessert.

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vipnewyorkfoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Food is excellent. Service was a bit spotty until I made a remark to the waiter, then it dramatically improved. Loved that the manager came around and introduced himself. Do try this new restaurant

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RobinS
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Menu was a bit limited. What we had was very good. Although most restaurants now of this caliber are at a similar price point within a few dollars, this was on the high side, and portions were relatively small. We ate out on the patio, which was a very nice atmosphere. The bar seemed to be quite hopping.

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RobertG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a very nice upscale restaurant. We were pleasantly impressed by the professionalism of the staff and the food was quite excellent. It is a new restaurant (replacing one at the same locale that closed during the worst of the pandemic). It deserves a quite successful run! It was nice having the option of outdoors (in an atrium mostly covered) or indoors. Not cheap but highly recommended.

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Carriefab
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sea bass was delicious. Server was very attentive. Sat outside with heaters and was very comfortable. Had a delicious fruit dessert in a light and sweet coconut broth. Overall great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our first visit was a very enjoyable one. We had the "BEST" waitress who is an asset to your organization. Can't find her name at the moment. I was anxiously awaiting the "steak for two" calling to specifically know when it was available because I had read its reviews. I was a little disappointed because I knew the price & was willing to pay but was less than happy with the portion. I think the portion suffered because some of the pieces were VERY fat thus reducing our share. However, the seasoning was 2nd to none & very tender. We enjoyed what of it we could eat. "MAY" give a 2nd try but not silently if not pleased because it's not inexpensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very classy space for Long Island

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LauraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Overall great might

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vipMarieA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was wowed by this dining experience from start to finish. First off, the restaurant is gorgeous and had lots of outdoor seating. The service was also stellar. Our waiter Terry was personable and helped in guiding my friend and I through the menu. I had an Aviation to start which led to a second soon after. We shared the wild mushroom flatbread as an app, which was fabulous. I had the duck breast as my entree, which was cooked to perfection and my friend loved her Seabass. We ended with a cheese and fruit plate and toasted a fabulous night out with a glass of red to end the evening. Can't wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice food, great space and ambience. A little pricey though, into the range of some of Manhattan’s best restaurants.

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JenV
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in your greeted with a friendly smile. The restaurant is kid friendly, which I was concern about sine I have 3. Since the restaurant is fairly new there was no kids menu but that wasn't a problem, Danny our waiter come up with some suggestions which worked out well for our kids. Keep in mind the portions are small but worth it. We enjoyed our time at Juniper and were able to celebrate my birthday in a beautiful relax environment. Oh almost forgot, there's valet parking, DJ and pool side dining area.

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JonathanT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to thank the entire team at Juniper for doing such a great job in these most difficult of times. The level of service, food, and ambience is top notch. There are many seasoned veterans from the Fine Dining arena that make this an extremely special place. I really look forward to going back.

FAQs

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

Juniper is rated 4.5 stars by 47 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.