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Reviewed December 13, 2022

Juniper's is located up the attractive staircase that is across from the lobby in this beautifully restored 1926 hotel. Juniper's has a nice 7 seat bar and tables inside and a fantastic outdoor dining area that runs the length of the hotel and around the...corner. It can be covered as it was while we had a front row view watching the Lexington Christmas Parade. It was very crowded and obvious that this 2nd floor spot was one of the places to be to watch the parade. They have a full menu as well as brunch and fine selection of wines and beers, many of them local. Priced a touch high with $5 Bud Light bottles and $7 Pacifico pints but in this atmosphere it works. The next night we can up for drinks and sat back outside in 40 degree windless weather with the plastic pulled down and it was perfect. What a great place to be during the Christmas season overlooking the lights and streets of historic downtown Lexington. Look forward to a return trip.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

After a long day touring and traveling, this was a welcoming restaurant in the Robert E. Lee hotel where we were staying. There is an outdoor patio pictured, which is lovely and stretches from each side and the front of the hotel. there isn't much...to watch on Main Street, but being outside was lovely. The craft cocktails were tasty, the home made pasta delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

Delicious cocktails and appetizers. Entrees were a bit underwhelming. The seating on the outdoor balcony was nice.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

Amazing waiter! The place really made us feel welcome and was very prompt even on a busy Friday night. Will be back!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 16, 2021

So glad we decided to stop in here for happy hour! The drinks were delicious and had so much fun talking with the staff, they were so friendly and funny. And the little hostess was the cutest thing ever! Good luck at college and GO...VOLS!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 9, 2021 via mobile

Great drinks and food! Loved sitting on the rooftop even though it was a bit cold. The service was a little slow but everything was very good except the fried calamari was a bit undercooked.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 4, 2021

Lexington has a fair number of excellent restaurants, likely due to the presence of two colleges in town, Washington & Lee and VMI. Juniper Lounge opened/ reopened during the pandemic. We tried it for the first time in April. The restaurant is in the Gin...Hotel (formerly the Robert E. Lee Hotel - we won't get into that) on the second floor. The hotel was built in the 1920s and renovated about 7 years ago. It is in excellent shape, but they have kept the original charm. Juniper has a decent sized restaurant inside with lots of wood. We ate on the extensive second-floor balcony along Main Street. The atmosphere was great and the vantage was also good for people watching. The food was excellent. We had bruschetta to start and the lamb, which was very well prepared. The service was friendly and relatively attentive. I say relatively because it took us a while to get our check, but that may have been a function of the waitress assuming (to some degree correctly) that we were just enjoying the fine evening.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 15, 2021 via mobile

I had dinner at the Juniper Lounge on a visit to Lexington over President Day weekend 2021. Chose this place because others were already crowded due to Valentine’s Day and also because it had outdoor eating. The restaurant lounge is upstairs in a neat retro...hotel and had a nice looking drink menu. Food was good but menu was a little limited. Outdoors was chilly in 34 degree weather and only 3 of the 5 tables had heaters which made a big difference. But friendly waitstaff and dood serves quickly. Though if I go again it would probably be in warmer weather.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed December 24, 2020 via mobile

Came here with a group of friends for my birthday and we all had a great time. Lovely little balcony area, good food, and we really liked the complimentary bread and butter. Our server was also really nice. Worth the price.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 14, 2020

My husband and I recently decided to check out The Juniper Lounge (formerly Rocca, which we had pleasant experiences with!). It looks totally the same as it did when it was Rocca, which is fine because it's super clean and obviously, the terrace seating is...to die for. Our waitress was simply splendid. She was super kind, attentive, and overall 10/10. With that being said, the food left a lot to be desired. My husband had the lamb chops...zero seasoning, no taste, overcooked. I had the swordfish...super fishy, frozen on the inside. I had to actually send it back to be heated, something that I hate having to do!! When it came back, it was all I could do to finish it, which is why I didn't! Bummer. We did have the buffalo cauliflower appetizer, which was extremely simple but delish. Unfortunately, after a beer and a couple glasses of wine and $100 bill, we left unsatisfied. We won't be going back anytime soon. If we do, we are going for happy hour and playing it safe with burgers.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 18, 2020

Their food has been good for several months now, and they finally changed out the servers - what a delight! two weeks ago had the double lamb chops, grilled to perfection. This week had a stuffed pork chop, flavors very good, and cooked just right.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

A delicious dining experience on a lovely second-floor balcony reminiscent of the French Quarter. The burger was gourmet as was the farm-to-table Cesar salad. Kudos to the chef for perfecting the classics! The highlight of our dining experience was the outstanding and friendly service providing...by Miranda. Not only did she offer wonderful meal suggestions, she also recommended an incredible hike. She’s the incarnation of southern hospitality!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020

Waited l/2 hour before waitress came to table, another l/2 hr for appetizers. Cocktail had no ice. She forgot to bring bread. The fish dish was overcooked. Meal also was very expensive.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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josephmX8082XC, General Manager at Juniper Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2020

We do apologize we did not meet your expectations during your dining experience. We do appreciate the feedback and we will do a follow up with restaurant staff so this does not happen again. We would love for you to give another try so we...More

Reviewed August 1, 2020 via mobile

We decided on a meal of appetizers - and were blown away. The mussels w/tomato sauce were out of this world. My wife has always been afraid to eat mussels - and she loved them. The roasted cauiflower the best ever. The brown butter cake...dessert was special. Our attentive and personable waitress told us a new chef arrived several months go and he really knows what he is doing. We agree! Kudos to al.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 8, 2020

They were serving on the outdoor patio due to COVID. The service was decent. The time to get food was fine. The quality of the food was decent; though a couple of the appetizers were not the best. The pita chips were chewy which is...not ideal. The hummus was too runny. The cauliflower appetizer was good. Also, the chicken Parmesan was good. Enjoy...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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