Beaver Creek Magazine 2009
Carving out a niche as a master of fine dining just down the road is Douglas Abel at Juniper Restaurant, located along the Eagle River in Riverwalk at Edwards. Abel, with his Executive Chef Todd Bullis, says he brought his dream for a new restaurant to Edwards in 2002 based on a proven model. “Basically, I wanted a downvalley Sweet Basil, from the minute you walk in the door all the way through the dining experience,” says Abel, referring to Vail’s famed fine dining establishment. “There was great opportunity for that here in Edwards.” Watching Abel work is to witness a master, indeed. Though Juniper is open nightly for dinner only, he arrives early in the afternoon, enlivening the place with motivational pats on the backs and helpful observations for the staff. Nothing escapes his attention, from the wine selection to the linen tablecloths to the lighting throughout the main dining room and newly enclosed patio overlooking the Eagle River. “I really like what I do, and I think that shows,” Abel says. “I just love being here.”
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“Ate a Juniper a few years ago and had one of the best steaks in my life. So, I was excited to go back last night. Happy to say I was not disappointed. Again, the food was excellent, the service was as well, and the restaurant had a lovely energy. It was not too loud… The energy level was just right. I got the filet and it was cooked perfectly. We also had a few sushi appetizers which were all delicious. You can’t go wrong here.” Read More
Every year we come to Beaver Creek/ Avon, and we look forward to eating here. We are native NY people who have access tongreatvrestaurants, and while in CO we favor Juniper. The staff is excellent, the presentation of meal superior, and the quality, and flavor a real treat
5 star rating for the best meal ever! My husband was given a very generous gift certificate and we ate at the Juniper last night for the first time. My husband had a ribeye special and I had the filet minion. The flavor was unsurpassed and sooo tender my husband could cut his easily with a fork! I will add that we have eaten at numerous highly recommended restaurants in this area and have never gone back. We are already planning our next visit to the Juniper!!!