Navigating Through This Crazy Time Together
Update: Friday, May 28 - Indoor/Outdoor Dining
In accordance with the CDC and NJ State guidelines, our restaurant will be operating at a fuller capacity and masks will be optional for all staff and guests, in both our indoor and outdoor dining areas. We ask you to be respectful of others' choices as some will choose to continue wearing a mask, while others may not.
We respect the decisions and privacy of our guests and will not question vaccination status; we ask that you respect the privacy of our staff and do the same.
At this time, we will also continue to encourage guests and staff to be space conscious and operate with fewer tables and bar stools during this transition.
Update: Thursday, November 12 - New Operating Hours
Beginning this evening, our kitchen and bar will be closing at 10 PM until further notice due to current NJ state COVID guidelines. During this time, the kitchen will close 1 hour prior (9 PM), Tuesday-Sunday. Dine-in, Dine-out (on our heated patio) and Takeout will be available during these hours.
While our patio is heated, it is also open-air and we highly recommend that you dress properly and bring your own blankets for a more comfortable dining experience.
Update: Thursday, September 3 - Indoor Dining to Open
Beginning, Tuesday September 8, we will begin offering indoor dining. Capacity is limited at 25% and reservations are requested. Outdoor dining and Take-out will continue during this time.
Update: Tuesday, June 16 - Outside Dining is Open
Beginning today at 3 PM, Juniper Hill is now open for outside dining with new, expanded hours! We’ll be serving dinner ‘til 9 (10 Thurs-Sat), drinks ‘til close and will be serving our all day menu beginning at noon, Friday – Sunday. Reservations are recommended. We will continue to offer our menu to go as well, through mobile app/online ordering.
While things may look and feel a little different, our dedication to serving you in the best way we know how remains the same and we can’t wait to share our love for good food, good drink and good times with each and every one of you.
As we’re sure you have heard, there are new guidelines in place to help keep both you and the Juniper Hill team safe during this time. We've listed them below for your review, but we’ll guide you during your visit and appreciate your cooperation in helping us create a comfortable dining environment for our community.
We are so thankful for your continued support during these past few months and thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we move into this next phase.
~Josh & Jen and The Juniper Hill Team
POLICY & GUIDELINES:
- Reservations are strongly recommended. Parties of 8 or less, for now. Should there be a wait, for a table or to go orders, we ask that you wait in your vehicle and we will call you when your table or order is ready.
- Smoking/vaping is strictly prohibited in or around all outdoor dining areas. Please speak to the host regarding a designated smoking area.
- Should you be feeling ill, have a fever or experiencing any other symptoms that may be of concern, we ask that you cancel your reservation, stay home to get well, and visit us at a later time.
- All guests are asked to wear a face covering when entering the building for the restroom, or traveling within public areas or through dining areas. Facial coverings are not required at your table. You will not be permitted into the building without a mask.
- In the event of unexpected inclement weather, your meals will be packed quickly to go. In the event of a stormy forecast, reservations will be canceled and orders will be available to go only. We will make any and all efforts to reschedule at your convenience.
A Few Things to Expect when dining with us (subject to change):
-All tables will be set at least 6 feet apart
-Servers will be wearing face coverings
-Tables, chairs and other touchpoints such as door knobs will be sanitized frequently and after each use.
-Menus are accessible via your mobile device (download our app from your app store for easy viewing) or visit juniper-hill.com, with orders being taken by your server. Should you need a physical menu, a disposable menu will be made available.
Update: Wednesday, June 10 - Outside Dining Begins Next Week
We're excited to announce that we will be opening for Outside Dining beginning on Tuesday, June 16. We are so looking forward to welcoming you back, though in this limited capacity, and are currently making a few changes to ensure an enjoyable dining experience. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Update: Thursday, April 16 - New Online Ordering
We hope this update finds you in good spirits and better health. Hard to believe it’s been almost a month since we’ve closed our doors to the public and became a drive-up spot, but thanks to you, you’ve made that possible. We can’t thank you enough for all your support and patience, as we’ve navigated through these unchartered waters together.
While we’re fortunate that this transition was a little easier for us since we’ve always provided online ordering as part of our service, we were quickly made aware of its limitations when put to frequent use. For this reason, we’ve spent the last few weeks searching for better options and are excited to announce we’ve made the switch to ChowNow, a much more user-friendly and efficient online ordering platform.
In the coming weeks, we’ll also be re-launching the much-improved Juniper Hill mobile app that will make ordering easier than ever. We’re really excited about this change and we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s available for download. In the meantime, please un-install the old Juniper Hill app; it will no longer work and visit juniper-hill.com to place your order for curbside pick-up.
With this update, nothing really changes for you, other than the look and ease of ordering. It will still all work the same, once you re-establish an online account. To order online for curbside pick-up please visit our website and follow the same process of ordering online: choose the “order online” button and follow the prompts to complete your order. Please pay extra attention to the following details:
- Choose your pickup date & time in the top left corner. You may schedule a pick-up time up to 4 days in advance.
- Select Curbside pickup and make a note of the color and type of car that will be picking up your order; you may also include any special instructions that make you feel more comfortable during the pick-up (i.e. leave outside of car, place in trunk, etc.)
- While choosing menu options, please be sure to include any dietary restrictions or specific handling needs.
- Confirm pick-up time and date before placing order. If this is your first time ordering through our new system, you will be asked to create a secure account or sign in through google or Facebook.
- An email confirmation will be sent once order is placed and again, when order is confirmed. Please note the confirmed pick-up time as it may shift up to 30 minutes from your original request; this new feature is in an effort to decrease wait times at the curb during our peak pick-up hours.
Update: Wednesday, March 18
As of today, we are offering curbside pick-up Tuesday – Sunday, between 1 and 6 PM. We will not be open to the public during this time. Crazy as it sounds to not welcome you in to order & takeaway, we’re doing our best to minimize social interaction and hopefully help slow this thing down.
We’ve put together a food & drink TO GO menu, which is now available for online ordering through our website and mobile app – think J Hill favorites, salads, wood-grilled pizzas, sandwiches, burgers and shareables. We’ve done our best to include what we think you’ll be looking for, but if there’s something you’re craving (or ANYTHING you need), please let us know!
Please visit juniper-hill.com or download the Juniper Hill app through your app store for easy ordering access. Here, you’ll be able to order, pay and set the day/time you’d like to pick up your order. Orders will be available for curbside pick-up at our makeshift “drive-thru”, located near our employee entrance near the patio. Simply text us your name with last initial at 917.536.2662 when you arrive. *must be 21 or older to purchase wine or beer - please bring your ID.
Thank you so much for the calls/emails; your kindness and continued support literally keep us going – we love what we do and wouldn’t be here without you. We look forward to the day we can all laugh and eat together again! Until then…hope to see you at the “drive-thru.”
Update: Monday, March 16
As this situation continues to change and evolve, we will continue to do our best in balancing the needs and safety of our community with employee livelihoods. We wish it didn’t mean social distancing ourselves from you all, but at this point it does.
We will be closed for a few days as we take a little extra time to plan ways to best serve our community over the coming days/weeks. We plan to re-open for take-out on Wednesday, March 18 between the hours of 2-6 PM.
In addition to a special food and beverage menu being launched, a number of our guests have subscribed to weekly meals with us. If this is something you’re interested in doing, please contact Josh directly at Josh@juniper-hill.com and he will work with you to create a weekly menu package, specific to your family’s budget, needs and dietary restrictions.
Please continue to watch this space for menu offerings and any additional information we may need to pass along to you as we don’t want to clutter your inboxes! This is a difficult time, but it will pass. In the meantime, we all need to work together to “flatten the curve” and we will do our best to help keep you fed.
We’ll be back in touch with additional details tomorrow. Stay well, try to make the best of this down time (we’re about to kick off a game of Monopoly) and please continue to reach out with any special needs or requests – we’re all in this together! Wishing you all, Josh & Jen
Wishing you all the best in health and happiness,
J & J and The J Hill Team
Dear Friends & Families of Juniper Hill -
As a service provider, it is always our goal to best serve you. We work hard to welcome you into a setting that is as much warm and welcoming as it is clean and safe. Now more than ever, we are working hard to provide a comfortable and safe space where you can enjoy a little food and drink and take a break from it all, while we do our part in keeping you, as well as our entire team healthy during this time of uncertainty.
Like you, we are closely monitoring the situation and evaluating our daily routines. As a recipient of a gold star of excellence rating from the Health Department, keeping a clean and sanitized restaurant has always been and continues to be our top priority at Juniper Hill, as is operating with the highest levels of care when handling food.
Due to the current situation, we are taking extra precautions above and beyond our stringent cleaning, sanitizing and food handling practices throughout the restaurant to ensure we are doing our best to keep everyone around us healthy. We’re all stocked up with commercial-grade sanitizers and anti-bacterial soaps/wipes and giving extra attention to common spaces such as bar/tabletops, doorknobs, bathrooms, chair backs and check presenters. We meet daily with the team to review and/or adjust our protocol and remind them to remain home should they not feel well.
Despite these added measures, we understand you may feel more comfortable dining in the comfort of your own home. If this is the case, please remember our entire menu, including bottled wine and beer and draft beer growlers, is available TO GO – and we'd be happy to bring it to you curbside. You can order via phone (908.335.8905), online at juniper-hill.com or via our mobile app. Should you have any questions or special requests, please don’t hesitate to ask!
We will continue to follow updates and adhere to recommendations from the CDC and our local Health Departments and update you with any changes via Facebook and Instagram. Keeping the community well is a combined effort by all – we’re all in this together! We will do our best to balance safety and service and we ask you to keep washing your hands, stay well and keep us informed as to how we can best serve you and our community. If you’re not feeling well, please stay home and order in…and we promise, our team will do the same. This is best for everyone.
As always, thank you for your continued support of Juniper Hill. Be well and hope to see you soon!
Josh & Jen
Interested in hosting a private party or corporate event at Juniper Hill? We can work with you to customize a seasonal menu that best fits your needs.
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