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“Delicious Food, Wonderful Service”
Review of Juniper

Juniper
Ranked #3 of 75 Restaurants in Wellesley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 10 - USD 30
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Takeout
Description: A spirited Mediterranean bistro in the heart of Wellesley, Massachusetts, Juniper offers creative, generously portioned plates filled with the "feel good flavors" signature to Eastern Mediterranean cuisine in an eclectic, colorfully adorned space. Juniper does not take reservations. It is first come, first served
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We have eaten here twice in the last month with a party of 5 both times and the food and service exceeded our expectations! Neither time did we have reservations (Thurs and a Sun night) and both times they were able to accommodate us immediately, The restaurant was somewhat busy both times; they have outdoor and indoor seating.
At both of our visits the waiters were outstanding, making us feel more like a visitor to their home. They took the time to make recommendations and explain the dishes in detail. The first time we visited with a less adventurous eater and were concerned that we wouldn't be able to find appropriate foods. The second time we were with very adventurous eaters. We are incredibly impressed with the quality and variety of the food, able to satisfy all types of eaters. Both waiters highly recommended the schnitzel, but we also really enjoyed the charred octopus and the mussels (the sauce was delicious for dipping pita bread). We enjoyed both soft pita bread and chips dipped in hummus and various sauces. The date cake dessert is to die for. Their ability to blend a variety of flavors and fresh ingredients makes the food superb. The waitstaff genuinely appears invested in the diners having the best possible dining experience. For example, on our second visit the waiter came over and told us, when you're eating the schnitzel, make sure you get a bit of everything in the bite to enjoy it fully!

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Reviewed 25 August 2018

My wife and I strolled around Wellesley and decided to dine at Juniper in the hearty of the town. What a great choice for a couple to enjoy a romantic evening! The maître d seated us promptly in the coziest corner of the restaurant. The place is decorated well and the noise level is low enough to chat. The menu is amazingly eclectic with middle-eastern flair. The server was very attentive, explained the dishes and the wines. The food was to die for. The dips were given to us complimentary to try and that pretty much was the start of a great feast. We had the grilled manchega which was sweet and spicy! The seafood stew and the lamb bolognaise were out of this world. Suggest ordering a mezze and an entrée to share for 2 people, the portions are generous. Great great place!

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Thank Raj m
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Hosted a client lunch...fantastic hummus & pita bread starter. Chicken Sandwich on biscuit is the tastiest chicken I have ever enjoyed. Specialty salads were also a hit.
Service was outstanding. Look forward to returning soon.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

I had a business lunch at Juniper today and it was terrific. My duck confit sandwich was excellent. One of my guests raved about the octopus - reportedly comes in from Spain directly. All around great service and great food. Nice ambiance.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a delightful surprise to have dinner in such an innovative restaurant! I have gone by this restaurant several time but there is nothing from the facade that beckons you in. BIG mistake because the meals were delicious. Four of us went for dinner and each of us insisted that our dinner "was the best". Portions were ample--but you're not going to want to leave a morsel on the plate (even with the anticipation of having the scrumptious tastes the next day). In addition to the really interesting spices and preparations, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Wine list had excellent pairings and even the cocktail selection was interesting and creative. In spite of the fact that Juniper is located on a busy suburban street, parking is available and plentiful in nearby lots.

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Thank aliceann1
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