Chef/owner Alex Sze, formerly of Citronelle in D.C. and Adour in Manhattan, has opened this casual New American eatery with no item more than $10 on the lunch menu and $19 on the dinner menu
Try the mac ‘n’ cheese with English cheddar, Parmigiano, and Fontina; pulled-pork sandwich, butternut-squash soup, pan-roasted salmon with onion soubise and lentils; and house-baked passionfruit tart. Dinner reservations are suggested.
Lunch Tuesday to Friday, dinner Thursday to Saturday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.
With Chef/Owner Alex Sze’s wealth of training, Juniper could have been a palace. But it’s more a cottage with aristocratic flourishes. Chef Sze’s cooking is grounded in French technique, his ingredients are locally sourced, and his menu a banquet of vivid flavors and intriguing combinations. How about escargot with garlic flan? Asparagus salad with Serrano ham and truffle vinaigrette? Stick-to-your-ribs pork-and-kale soup? Salmon with English pea risotto? Convinced? Good. And there’s brunch, too. How does French toast with pears and toasted almonds sound? Best of all—nearly every dish is less than $20.