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“Lots of locals, fun with good food, service could be better”
Review of Juniper61

Juniper61
Ranked #4 of 101 Restaurants in Wauwatosa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed April 21, 2013

My wife and I went there before a concert. We did not make reservations, but arrived fairly early (5:15 pm or so). There were no tables available without reservations, so we wound up at the bar. The barkeeps were friendly and made us feel welcome, even though they were extremely busy with drink, food, and take-away orders. It's a good thing we were not in a hurry, as the service was a bit relaxed at times. My wife ordered a Magner's cider, and I had a glass of Foppiano petite sirah to go with the appetizer, a Nosh for two. It had a nice selection of charcuterie, cheeses, and dried fruits. My wife had the Acapulco Avocado salad with chicken breast added, and I had pork with lentils and spinach served in a bowl, and a glass of Cosentino THE Cab. Both were tasty, but the salad arrived wihout avocados and without chicken! When we pointed this out, they apologized and (eventually) brought out the missing items. They did not charge us for the salad and offered us a dessert also to make up for the slip. We did not have time or appetite to accept, so they substituted a couple of free drink tokens for our next time back. Of course we'll go back, since this is not our first visit and we've seen better service at other times. We will probably make a reservation so we can get a table.

It's a bit crowded and noisy for a really special night, but as a casual place it works well. The people next to us at the bar were friendly and chatty, which made the evening more fun.

The drinks and cocktails looked interesting. The wine list is small but well-chosen, with choices like the Cosentino cab by the glass that are unusual to see.

It's located just at the eastern edge of Wauwatosa, with a parking lot east of the building. There is a sign that you shouldn't leave valuable things visible in the car. It's a good idea no matter where you are.

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Thank John M
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a nice neighborhood spot. All of our food was good. They offer several options for gluten free. The bacon wrapped scallops were yummy. My husband said his pappardelle stroganoff was really good. We both had lamb curry stew soup. It was a bit salty but very tasty. Our server was inattentive. We had to flag her down every time we needed water or a cocktail. We will return.

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Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Juniper 61 is an excellent restaurant, unfortunately it is getting so popular that you probably want to make a reservation especially on the weekend. Love their ahi tuna sandwich, beef and mushroom sandwich. The homemade chips and dipping sauce are great. We are never disappointed when we go there......unless of course they are so busy that we can't get in!!

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Thank Karen S
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We eaten at Juniper at least a dozen times.

The salads are good and the entrees are even better.

Service is always quick--you may have to wait for a table on a Friday or Saturday night.

Their cole slaw and homemade potato chips are great.

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Thank Bruce-Wisconsin
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

This resturant provides a fantastice selection of food choices...with and without meat. Great drink menu too! Depending on day of week you may want to call for a reservation.

Thank mkewest
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