The monopoly tycoons of the 19th century traditionally did their wheeling and dealing at fine-dining establishments, cleverly concealing the fact that they still lived with their parents. Today's Groupon lets you dine like those clever, bygone captains of industry: for $25, you get $50 worth of upscale seasonal fare and drinks at Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar, located on Richmond Road. This deal is valid for dine-in only.
Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar creates inventive, globally inspired plates in a modern, upscale environment. Ignite culinary lift off with an appetizer from the dinner menu—a caponata and match-stick potatoes attend to the regal braised pork belly, which is lightly drizzled, like an edible Winnie the Pooh, with lavender-infused honey ($12). Main courses and pop bands include intriguing ensembles such as an herb-marinated lamb leg harmonizing alongside toasted-hazelnut spatzle with wild-blueberry-rosemary jus and a citrus gremolata singing backup ($32). The peach-glazed duck breast comes neatly packaged with pickled peaches and a peach-basil foam, reminiscent of tasty cumulus days ($31), and vegetarians can tap into their brain's green pleasure centres with the risotto-stuffed heirloom tomato in mushroom broth ($28). The lunch menu contains a tongue-bud-pleasing southern fried-chicken salad ($9) and a North African–spiced beef sandwich ($10).
Muted walls and dim lighting create a modern, unpretentious vibe within Juniper's sleek confines. Lustrous, creative plating induces the adoration of paparazzi pre-consumption, and extensive wine and whiskey lists provide enough palatable potables to please the most discriminating of velvet-rope walkers. Call ahead for reservations for parties larger than four.
245 Richmond Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 6W7Get Directions