Juniper, a new 104-seat restaurant and cocktail bar has opened in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Designed by Simcic & Urich Architects (Timbertrain Coffee, Brassneck Brewery), Juniper prides itself on showcasing the best of the Pacific Northwest and Cascadia. It focuses on farm-to-table dining and using locally and sustainably sourced ingredients in both food and drink.
The food menu designed by Chef Sarah Post (FRANK Restaurant at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Northern Ontario’s iconic canoe-tripping Camp Wanapitei and Vancouver’s Edible Canada) incorporates her passion for the outdoors as well as her small-town farming roots.
The bar program run by award-winning Shaun Layton (George, L’Abattoir) is strongly focused on gin. It will offer an evolving and unique list of the liquor where different gins are poured with specific tonics based on the marriage of their aromatics. Given Layton’s creativity, we can expect to see an equally interesting cocktail list in addition to a variety of rotating curated ciders and craft beers being offered.
Wines from the Pacific Northwest have been carefully chosen by industry veteran Sarah Macauley (Bacchus, CinCin), who is also managing restaurant operations.
Juniper will fit nicely into the burgeoning neighbourhood of Chinatown and is situated on the same street as the Keefer Bar and Bao Bei Brasserie. Located at 185 Keefer Street on the corner of Main and Keefer, Juniper will be open daily from 4:00pm to late with Happy Hour from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.