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Juniper

4.7
4.7
1947 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 220-9421

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Warnock

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Juniper can accommodate all your special event needs. *Parties of 6 or more subject to $25/person cancellation fee (within 24 hours of reservation time).

  • Neighborhood

    East Austin

  • Cross street

    Pedernales

  • Parking details

    Valet offered ($10). For self parking, our parking entrance is located off Cesar Chavez, just west of the restaurant. It is the Holly Commons shared parking lot.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Seasonal Tasting Menu

    $125.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in the best Juniper has to offer! Our 8-course seasonal tasting menu showcases local produce, intriguing plays on Juniper classics, and bold new additions.
  • Juniper Prix Fixe Menu

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Our 5-course Prix 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 vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests.

What 1,947 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was exceptional. Service, food, ambiance, everything. Highly recommend!!
  2. MG

    MicG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent wine recommendations, and wonderful food.
  3. z

    zackp

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the 9-course tasting menu for our anniversary and it was delightful. My only complaint would be that even though each dish was small, it was a ton of food in aggregate! That's not really a complaint, just a joke. Would love to come back and check out their regular menu on a less special occassion.
  4. VB

    VBelmont

    Austin

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and it was a perfect evening. We were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and we were so grateful! We loved the Prix Fixe menu because we got to try so many things. The portions were perfect-----and the stand out favorites were the Cacio e Pepe and the Halibut. Not a bad bite all evening though. Excellent cocktail and wine selection too. I am booking a birthday dinner for a friend there because this night was so perfect. The service was OUTSTANDING too----which is hard to achieve these days. Bravo Juniper.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, unique experience! The open kitchen concept is beautifully designed. Food was beautifully presented and very flavorful. One of the best restaurants in Austin in my personal opinion! Definitely recommend!
  6. RS

    RoshniS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing five course meal! We’re vegetarian and Juniper had a lot of tasty and creative veg dishes. Corn mezzaluna was our personal fav!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Skyla and Chad were our servers and they made sure we had a wonderful experience. Chad was training and did an excellent job remembering all the details of the complex dishes, and both of them were great to talk to and made us feel right at home. Truly one of the best service experiences I’ve had! Aside from the service, the food and ambiance was incredible. We did the Prix Fixe option and were not disappointed! Our favorites were probably the steak, Cacio e Pepe, and zeppole for dessert. The ribeye steak was better than anything either of us had ever had at a steak house. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the Little Lettuce, but that’s just due to personal preference. For drinks we got the Paloma, Forbidden Fruit, and Amalfi Coast Spritz. The Paloma was great, the Forbidden Fruit was not our favorite, and I’d say it’s best to stick with a traditional aperol spritz over the Amalfi Coast Spritz. Overall a great experience and we will definitely be back for our next special occasion!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So great. Service was excellent, food was outstanding, very lively space with great company. I especially enjoyed the rose panna cotta
  9. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating here was like briefly going to heaven. Sublime.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love juniper! Chose the pre fixe menu and it was perfect!
  11. AF

    AustinFoodie

    Austin

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Ordered my sparkling water and got a club soda w/ no fizzles anymore. Food in general was quite salty.
  12. MP

    MichaelP

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and staff! We went for my birthday and they made it very special, with a personalized message on the menu with HBD wishes from all the staff, they even gave me a gift box! Great food, great experience, will definitely be going back
  13. JH

    JohnH

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The overall experience is superb!!! Valet parking is very useful, as street parking is scarce. The doors are hard to open.
  14. RJ

    RylandJ

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The manager Marquita is awesome. The entire staff that was there on Saturday night 7/24 was great
  15. JC

    JennC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We came here to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and were honestly really disappointed. The staff was nice but seemed very flustered which was confusing since there are maybe 12 tables in the whole place. They printed custom menus to wish him HBD and sent us home with a gift which was very cool/ appreciated. However, the food was not that good and definitely not worth what we paid. The crispy potatoes, salad and pasta were fine, nothing outstanding imo. My steak was incredibly dry even though it wasn’t over cooked - which tells me the meat was probably old- and my bf’s halibut was over cooked and very fishy. Dessert was probably the best part of the whole meal. The cocktails we ordered were also very bad. My bf had to send his back and I noticed the table next to us did the same. Mine was barely drinkable and I ended up just leaving it. This was our first time here and we won’t be back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd year in a row to dine at Juniper for Kiers birthday. The food, drinks & staff never disappoint!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for my wife’s birthday
  18. J

    Jimh

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience in Austin! Let’s face it, Austin is filled with incredible restaurants. Deciding between Carnitas stand A and smoked brisket B isn’t a difficult choice. Both are great, and you simply can’t go wrong. But, when trying to pick a place for a ‘special’ dinner, with above normal service, and a bit of elegance, the choices slim down considerably. Yes, there are the steakhouses and seafood ‘luxury’ chains, but again, when you want something special, the choices are even slimmer. Until Juniper. Wow, wow, wow! When an 8 course tasting menu, with comparable wine pairings is calling your name, look no further. I’ve had so many experiences in other cities, but had yet to have such an experience in my home city. Until last night. My wife and I were greeted at the door, seated immediately, provided one of the best negroni’s we had ever had, and then served throughout the evening by knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining staff. Our favorites were Daniela and Marquita - truly joyous human beings and simply took our night to the next level. The food? Perfectly prepared and seasoned. My favorites were the beef tartar, and the duck. The wines, although not 5 star, were certainly appropriate for the food, and very tasty. We were in Juniper for 2.5+ hours, and the time simply flew by. It was the kind of experience I’ve missed for years, and feel so lucky to have found it in my old hometown. Cheers to the best dining experience in years.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my favorite restaurant in Austin. The food is outstanding, as is the service, ambience, cocktails and all of the wonderful people who work there. I highly recommend dining at the counter so you can watch all the magic happen!
  20. CL

    ClaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Surprise my husband for his birthday I made a good choice the restaurant is excellent the food is amazing the staff is really friendly.
  21. s

    stevel

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Service was top notch. While the place was packed and loud the service makes you feel as if you are the only people dining there. Food was the summer tasting menu with a wine pairing. Highly recommend trying this out. I’ve done a winter tasting and a summer tasting. I prefer the winter but really enjoyed the summer paring. Overall 5 star experience.
  22. JM

    JulieandMark

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    The tasting menu wasn’t worth the fee but we loved our server!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish everything was incredible. Service was outstanding, and the food was to die for. When even the bread is making you say it’s the best you’ve had you know everything else is going to be incredible. It was my birthday and they even sent me home with a small birthday gift and menu signed by the staff, and presented the dessert with a candle on the side. Very personal touches. The manager was checking in guests and was incredibly friendly as well. Everything was just fantastic. 5 stars is not enough.
  24. JP

    JayP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great spot. Staff was incredibly nice and food was delish. Made for a great date night!
  25. RS

    RaeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the best meals of my life. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable.
  26. BR

    BigRuq

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was even better. They were very attentive and gave good suggestions. Quick and prompt service. Stephan was our waiter and we will definitely be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Pre Fix menu was the way to go.
  28. AM

    ArmelM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dishes are prepared with meticulous attention both visually and taste-wise. The flavors keep your taste buds busy, but not overwhelmed. The serveuse did describe in great detail each dish, which is a good sign. Our bottle of Valpolicella was one of the best red wines we have tasted. Being seated at the counter, opened to the kitchen, the noise level was a bit disturbing. We recommend Juniper to any foodie looking for an outstanding meal.
  29. JS

    JackS

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful meal with each dish very thoughtfully made and the service was fantastic!
  30. TW

    TaylorW

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful experience. My waiter’s name was Austin, and he was a gem. Every recommendation he made was 10/10
  31. MG

    MaggieG

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very simple but comfortable interior design, the service is nice the food is well prepared and delicious! Cool place to eat with friends
  32. s

    shanestraw

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience of my life.
  33. M

    Mason

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience1
    The food was amazing as well as our server but when asked if the AC was out after seeing the fans and 85 degree thermostat, I was told this is how it always feels in there due to the building circulation. After sitting through the first course, I realized there was no way this was in fact true with how much we were sweating. I get that no one wants to lose money on a holiday weekend, but lying about the AC conditions, during a summer in Texas, is not the way to have customers coming back. I loved the food but sadly will not be back due to their so called "circulation" problems.
  34. KD

    KristieD143

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    While the food was good, their a/c was broken and they had fans placed all around the restaurant. It's July in Texas. If we had known we would have rescheduled. Eating hot food while sweating wasn't a great birthday experience for my husband. It would have been nice if the restaurant informed us of the situation prior to arrival.
  35. AG

    AnthonyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service and presentation. Staff very knowledgeable. Small portions and a little hot at the bar, but overall a great experience. 4.5 stars
  36. TD

    TaylorD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Thanks for making our vacation special.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for our Anniversary! Food was amazing. Really enjoyed the 8 course meal. We were worried about the super small plates but we both left full and satisfied!
  38. JD

    JamesD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Italian fusion. Highly overrated and overpriced. If you're looking for traditional Italian, go to Red Ash. If you're looking to purchase 2 slices of eggplant smothered in a tomato chutney so sweet that it leaves you wondering whether they intended this dish to be a dessert, go to Juniper.
  39. J

    Joec

    Austin

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent. Nice setting. Restaurant was a little warm.
  40. M

    Maya

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Went for anniversary dinner but didn't know that they have v open seating arrangement and we were kinda sitting in middle of two other parties ....good for casuals but not special occasions.

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 1947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Juniper

2400 East Cesar Chavez, #304, Austin, TX 78702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pedernales

  • Neighborhood

    East Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet offered ($10). For self parking, our parking entrance is located off Cesar Chavez, just west of the restaurant. It is the Holly Commons shared parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Warnock

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 220-9421

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Juniper can accommodate all your special event needs. *Parties of 6 or more subject to $25/person cancellation fee (within 24 hours of reservation time).

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