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News & Birthdays
My Husband and I were at Juniper last night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic evening. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional.
All of our guest enjoyed our evening with you. This is an annual event we have with some of our suppliers from out of town and although it is not our first time to take them to Juniper, all thought this years visit was the best. Many commented on the fine service we received from your staff. Thanks to all of you how made this a most enjoyable evening!
Looking forward to Round 2!
I just wanted to say everyone enjoyed themselves at the lunch yesterday and the food was excellent. IF we get a chance we would definitely come back for a 2nd round!
Our dining experience was excellent! The food was delicious, the presentation was beautiful and the service was great. My friends and I enjoyed ourselves. We were treated courteously and never felt rushed. Be assured that we will recommend your restaurant to others.
Congratulations! We will be back for sure!
On a scale from 1 to Juniper
Comment: My cousin and I found Juniper completely by accident after walking through the Westboro neighborhood. I'm so glad we decided to give it a try. Our server, Brittany was super friendly and from the moment she started describing the menu, I knew we were in the right place. She really knew the food. We decided to be adventurous and try the chef's tasting menu - it didn't disappoint. The food was so balanced and full of a whimsical mix of flavours. I could go on forever raving about it, and I have been dreaming of that meal for the past two days! I teach high school and I told my production class that from now on all their work will be evaluated on a scale of 1 - Juniper. haha :)
Hands down one of the very best dining experiences we've ever had. Hats off to the creative chefs - we'll be back on a regular basis for sure!!
Thanks so much,
My sincere thanks to the entire staff at Juniper for providing us a memorable evening on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014. In particular, Paul's attention to detail in regards to customizing/personalizing a menu for our guests and Jessie's excellent service during the whole evening. Our guests felt very special indeed. We had a fun evening ordering a bit of everything as the food was excellent and as we put it..." an evening filled with flavour explosions". It is no wonder that we recommend Juniper to everyone and consider it our favourite restaurant. The food is always exceptional, but what really differentiates it from other restaurants is the people, the service is first class and greatly appreciated.
Well done and we'll see you soon,
p.s. Our guests have not stopped talking about that evening and their experience.
Good morning; we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last Saturday evening. Our waiter, with his assistant, was well informed about the menu and passed on that information clearly to us. The service was impeccable as always. I know that we will be back. Thank you.
Kid's love it!
Thank you for a delightful evening. Your staff are always incredibly pleasant and very accomodating and make my family feel completely at ease. The boys felt very grown up eating from the adult menu and the food was excellent. A great way to spend my birthday.
Thank you once again
Hi Paul, I want to thank you for organizing the best night!!! You and the staff were truly exceptional. So many of my friends commented on the service and the fabulous staff. I couldn't have asked for anything more, you really did make Jason's and my night a great one.
Your suggestion for the dj was perfect, I loved them and their music choices.
Thank you again and I would highly recommend your restaurant for anyone wanting an amazing party!!
Dana and Jason
Just wanted to say we had a fantastic dining experience.
Setting up our table as a square for the eight of us was excellent, and shows you care about giving the customers an exceptional visit to your restaurant.
Dear Juniper Staff,
Thank you for making Marci’s 40th birthday dinner a memorable event. Paul, I appreciated all your help organizing the logistics for the evening. Brittany, thank you for your wine recommendations – they were both great! And Kevin, you did a superb job of tending to all of us, recommending different plates, and checking in to ensure everyone had what they needed! Our friends commented that they really enjoyed the food – that there were taste combinations they hadn’t expected but were pleasantly surprised by, and that the menu seemed to offer innovative twists on traditional dishes. Everything went smoothly, and we had a great evening! Thank you so much!
Not an Over-Statement!
My husband and I, and our guests, were very pleased with our starters, main meals and desserts at your wonderful establishment. Neither of our guests had eaten at Juniper and both agreed that my rave reviews of past evenings at Juniper were not over-statement.
We all commented on how wonderful it was to be able to have a conversation while dining!
Keep up the good work and we will keep returning.
Thank you so much for the lovely evening.
The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.
We will definitely see you again.
The service was top notch and the food was great! Thanks so much for everything - you guys were so accommodating and our bride had a fantastic time. Dessert was a definite highlight :)
This was our second lunch at Juniper. It was great. We come in from different parts of Ottawa and it is worth the drive.(construction and all). The young lady that waited on our table both times was wonderful. She was not hovering, but when we needed her she was there. More important she remembered us from our previous visit and was very informative about the menu. Your food is great but your staff fantastic.
Thank you Diva
Up to Snuff
A fine experience...service, food & wine all "up to snuff".
Please accept my appreciation for a wonderful dinner last night. I made a mistake on the no of guests in my reservation. Your staff were so helpful in setting up a table for six close to the bar. We had a great celebration of my son's graduation. The food was great and the staff were all very nice to us.
Well the sous vide egg was absolutely phenomenally delicious, as were the vegetables on the plate. Juniper is a real taste sensation. I have recommended your restaurant to my friends/family.
Wish I could cook that well every day ;)
It was a very pleasant lunch with good, light, interesting food and a solicitous but not intrusive waitress. Perfect for our business lunch. We would definitely return.
Great dinner. Elegant venue.
We don't dine out very often as we are both good cooks, but we don't cook like this, and we always enjoy our meal at Juniper.
Last night we had one of the most delightful meals . . . it was our first visit to Juniper, but will not be our last!
Bryan ordered the Crispy Ravioli. With his first bite, he said "This reminds me of a dish in Afghanistan!" When he asked our server about it, she checked with the Chef who said he'd created it inspired by some Italian recipe. While we have no doubts about that, a little research uncovered an Afghan dish called "Ashak"! Bryan remember that, and although your recipe is your own, the taste was so similar to "Ashak".
Here is a link that describes the dish
It was an amazing experience for our first visit to Juniper. Thank you!
Pleasant, Knowledgeable and Accommodating
I just want to say My friends and I had a delightful dinner at Junipers on Friday night. The food was excellent (I had the mackerel; what a treat that was!)
The staff were very pleasant, knowledgeable and very accommodating.
We will be back.
Thank you for the pleasant dining experience.
Just a quick note to say that the four of us had a wonderful meal last night. We each enjoyed every aspect of the experience from the food to the service of Chad and your Sommelier. The wine choices and our son's beer were excellent. In particular we want to thank you for making our son Sean's birthday a little more special with your terrific chocolate cake.
This was the second time for Diana, my wife, and I to enjoy your restaurant and we give you a 5/5, and we will return again.
Thank you again. Lyle
Just wanted you to know how much the 4 of us enjoyed our lunch yesterday. The food was superb and the service could not have been better.
Thank you for the delicious dinner and wonderful service. Juniper is the one place where we can rely on both.and that makes it a memorable experience. Juniper is my favorite place to celebrate an occasion.
Consistency is the hallmark of a good restaurant. We can always be assured of excellent food and service. :)
Juniper's biggest fan
Absolutely delicious, thank you so much. I am Juniper’s biggest fan when asked for a restaurant recommendation. Always creative, consistent and delicious! Can’t wait till next time.
We very much enjoyed our dinner last evening. The quality, presentation, and taste of our food was top notch. Our server, Jess, was exceptional !!
We definitely will return to Juniper again.
Just a note to say thanks for the really nice lunch that we three sisters had yesterday to celebrate a birthday. We enjoyed everything (!) ... the celebratory prosecco followed by the corbieres (thanks for the taste test, Chad - personally, I preferred the malbec to go with my beef, but got outvoted by the birthday girl, and we had already decided to go with a bottle rather than individual glasses - the corbieres was lovely too). The interesting charcuterie plate (yummy PEI smoked salmon, duck and in-house pork, etc., were all wonderful), soup, beef for 2 of us and chicken club for 1, followed by chocolate stout birthday cake (thanks for the nice b-day touch ;-) and cappuccino to top it off were all perfect, sitting there in the sun on such a cold winter day. Just love your crystal clean glasses and windows - such a peaceful space ... always such a treat to go to Juniper. Keep up the great work! Thanks again and hope to see you again soon!
Norah Hillary and her 2 sisters (would be fun to get all 6 of us together sometime - I'll work on that ;-)!
I just wanted to thank you for hosting our event last night. The feedback I received was that it was amazing and we will definitely be back.
I truly enjoyed working with you and thank you for answering my many questions!
Have a great day and please take the time to thank Jessica and your staff for a job well done!
A huge thank-you from 7 happy diners. Everyone thorouhgly enjoyed our range of selections from all four courses. The service was excellent - attentive but not intrusive. The private room was an added bonus and thanks for offering it to us. To a person we were pleased that the birthday party was a great success and that it was in the main restaurant area and that we were not there too!
We will return very soon,
Had a wonderful supper – service was excellent and food outstanding.
Loved the amuse.
Atmosphere was nice, and thank you for having chairs that were comfortable to sit in and support the back properly for a long and leisurely meal. Also appreciated not feeling rushed, but not being left too long without the waiter checking in.
Thank you so much. We had a wonderful evening. Your staff was wonderful, very attentive and quite professional. The meal was exquisite as was the wine. The ambiance was also perfect. We will certainly be back.
We love our regulars
You guys do a terrific job…culinary and courtesy….front office and back office….quality of work and quality of service.
We always appreciate your kitchen creativity accommodating Heidi’s vegetarian diet and Rian’s steak and fries.
You never make us feel like we are putting you out to accommodate. Really appreciate and why we keep returning.
Thanks for the great service last night by Jess and the excellent little additions to our delicious meal last night from the chef.
We were 4 at our table. The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was perfect lending to a wonderful conversation of "catching up" and celebrating a Birthday.
The lunch was finished with a surprise from your kitchen with a complimentary dessert, excellent presentation, and a candle to make a wish. What a kind and beautiful gesture. We definitely will return to celebrate more birthdays at Juniper!
Thank you for a warm and welcoming lunch on a very cold day!
Cocktails in the lounge
Just wanted to say the dinner last night was great. I could not be happier with the service and the great food.
It was nice to be able to have cocktails first like that, much easier to mingle than sitting at the table right away.
Thanks again for your attention to detail and making our evening so enjoyable.
This is a very late THANK YOU message for a fantastic evening at Junipers on Dec 19th. We loved the food, the room, the ability to play our own music, the use of the projector and we all commented on the EXCELLENT service! We had the perfect evening thanks to you and your staff.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and wish you all the best for 2014.
If we could put aside your excellent food and service for a second, I have to say that you have the cleanest, neatest, and most efficient bathrooms of just about any restaurant. Actually, I can't think of another Ottawa restaurant that compares. The only other place that provides such a great bathroom experience is a higher end hotel (for example, The Westin Calgary). Odd thing to compliment on but, for me, an extremely important part of the whole experience!
As always our meal and the ambiance was wonderful. We brought friends from out of town -to impress them.
Just to let you know that the food and service was excellent last Friday.
The private room was awesome and made the evening!
Thanks for everything,
On behalf of the Renal Hypertension Clinic
Paul. I wanted to tell you how much my husband and I enjoyed our dinner. Food and service were exceptional. This morning my husband is still talking about how good the meal was.
I also wanted to thank you for the complimentary charcuterie plate as well as the birthday wishes for my husband. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
I was at the restaurant last night. You always meet and exceed my expectations!
Food and service are impeccable.
Thanks and see you again!
Hi Paul –
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for the lovely evening on Saturday.
Everyone was so impressed with the food and the service. And being able to enjoy it all in our own private room was very special. It was a lovely evening for everyone.
Thank you so much to you and the Juniper staff for making this such a special evening for my husband.
My wife and I, on behalf of our whole party, want to thank you and your whole team. The food and service was excellent. The room itself was perfect for our small group. Private, quiet and intimate, but not forgotten. Great job.
Thanks all around...Mike McLean
Brian Browne is a hit
Hi Norm and Paul,
We were planning to send an email of thanks for the wonderful dinner last night. From the amuse to dessert, our meals were flavourful and original, beautifully presented, and very nicely served by Alison. Thanks for the birthday desserts, a very nice touch.
We really enjoyed Brian Browne's music. He has great musicality and added nicely to our night out. Thank you very much!
We shall return, and look forward to another unique dining experience!
Carol and Brian
Imaginatively presented and delicious to eat
Hi Junipers thanx for your note. we really enjoyed our visit...all 7 of us. Service was attentive and agreeably engaging. Food was imaginatively presented and delicious to eat. Some neat little touches both before the meal and after it were a surprise, thoughtful and noticed with appreciation.
Also found your web site easy to use to make our reservation and appreciated your follow-up e-mail confirming, and your kind telephone call too.
You can be confident that we will be back again...and soon!
Just wanted to write a quick e-mail to thank all of you at Juniper for your amazing service and succulent food on Saturday!
The night could not have gone more perfectly than it did!
We're Looking forward to visiting Juniper again soon! Thank you!
Alexandra and Rob
Kevin has still got it
We all had a lovely evening Our waiter Kevin was delightful. Thank you for helping me create a special evening for my friend and guests. Our meals were excellent in every way, Presentation and taste. Everything was a high quality service with the little extras that you always do oh so well. Thanks again. See you soon Denise Talbot
Way to go Tony!
Paul....we've just returned to our hotel after a lovely evening at The Juniper. The atmosphere, food and service exceeded my expectations. Just wanted to express my appreciation to you and the staff. Special thanks to our server, Tony. Full our great recommendations and a marvelous host.
When next in Ottawa, we'll be sure to swing by for a meal.
See you next year
Good Afternoon, Paul
I wanted to write to you and thank you and your staff for the excellent service we received on Friday night. The whole evening from start to finish was wonderful and fun. Your staff kept the tables clean, the water glasses filled and the drinks replenished. The canapés were excellent, the dinner was wonderful (I had the soup, trout and crème brulee). Your wait staff were wonderful and cheerful and knowledgeable.
Again I would like to thank you for your assistance with the party and I will take your recommendation for next year and take over the restaurant.
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2013!!
You can actually talk with the guest
Comment: had another great dinner there last night. you are still my favorite restaurant in ottawa because you meet 3 conditions- the food is great, the look (large windows) is inviting and the music is subtle (you can actually talk with the guest). just love going there. thanks. tony
We love Joel
Lovely evening out with the ladies at Junipers. Joel gave us fabulous service, and it made for great evening!
The asparagus soup was really lovely!
Thank you for the suggestions. Your service just aded to our experience!
The bridal shower ladies: Raylene, Aileen, Kim, Lorna, and Margo.
A pair of Queens!
Comment: Thank you Juniper, for the Great Meal shared between BFF. We were treated like queens.....the food, the drinks, the Wine, the live music, the great service and the best steak I've had in a long time. I will certainly recommend this place to my family and friends.
I just want to let you know that Roland and I had a really enjoyable dining expereince at your restaurant this past Friday night. The food was excellent - no surprise there.
In addition to that though - we both thought it was the service that really made the evening special. The servers were professional but refreshingly friendly - without getting in the way or our dinner or conversation. It was obvious how well they worked together as a team. The sommelier chose a very nice wine for us.
We've told our friends about our wonderful evening. I thought it would be only right to let you know as well. We intend to return!
To Front and Back of House,
I would like to take a moment to thank you for a most memorable and delectable meal.
I am sorry we left rather swiftly (especially after having arrived quite past our 9 p.m. reservation - apologies again!); our cab arrived sooner than anticipated. Because of our speedy exit, I wanted to take the time to write in and say how pleased we were with our visit.
Without hesitation, I'd say that Juniper's food was on par with some of the samplings we've had in Chicago, New York and Boston. Will certainly recommend you guys for visiting friends who claim Ottawa's food scene subpar...
We'll be back in the very near future. Thank you so much for the no-fuss, laid-back, albeit paced and professional service.
Renée and Adrian
Just a quick note to let you know that my wife and I went to Juniper for lunch today and it was an excellent experience. We can't stop talking about how enjoyable our lunch was. Chad, our server, was a 10 out of 10, and the food was a culinary masterpiece. I don't often describe soups and sandwiches so positively, but it's well deserved.
Thought you might want to know.
New Year's Eve 2011
Dear Juniper staff,
I was a guest of Ali and Dennis Mathews at their wedding receptions New Years eve. It was one of the best parties of any kind I have ever been to and the most fun I have had in a long, long time. This was due in large part to the quality of the staff at Juniper.
The food all night was remarkable, interesting, plentiful, timely, and of course delicious. My compliments to the chef's and their kitchen staff.
In addition to the food, the service from the front of house staff was exceptional. From the moment I arrived I was greeted, given the lay of the land, had my coat taken for me, and had a drink in my hand. This quality continued all night. Every staff member I interacted with was perfectly friendly, knowledgable and capable in their jobs, and really gave me the feeling they were enjoying making sure the guests were having a great time. And we did. A special kudos to the lovely ladies behind the bar who were quick, personable, and made perticullarly good martinis and my first two manhattens all of which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I'm not one who typically takes the extra time to send little notes of appreciation to people, but your team, all of them, was so good that I really wanted to thank you for helping to make my and our evening one I will never forget.
Thank You very much,
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