Juniper at The Vanderbilt in Westbury, Delights with a Sustainable, Regional Menu

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Courtesy of Juniper at The Vanderbilt. Credit: Doug Young

Juniper at The Vanderbilt in Westbury is celebrating its second year, delighting customers with a sustainable menu that highlights the farms, food, and wine of New York and Long Island. As Civetta Hospitality Group’s newest concept, the American restaurant offers an extensive raw bar as well as grilled steaks, vegetables, and seafood for brunch and dinner.

Located inside Long Island’s first luxury hotel and residences, Juniper at The Vanderbilt’s kitchen is led by Executive Chef Fernando Cepada. He brings his culinary talent from previous ventures at Veritas under Chef Sam Hazen, Thomas Preti Caterers, and many top NYC kitchens. 

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Double Smashed Burger. Credit: Doug Young

The Menu

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Courtesy of Juniper at The Vanderbilt. Credit: Doug Young

Juniper’s signature dinner dishes include Baked Bluepoint Grilled Oysters with Prosciutto, Ribeye for Two with Bone Marrow, and Duck with Juniper oil from Joe Jurgielewicz & Sons Duck. A top choice is the Double Smashed Burger with Shelburne Cheddar, Arugula, and a Fried Egg.

For brunch, notable selections include Shrimp and Stone Ground Grits, Shakshuka, Wild Mushroom Toast, and Fried Chicken and Waffles (pictured above).

For dessert, select from choices like a Vanilla Ice Cream Sundae with a chocolate gluten-free brownie, Tahitian Vanilla Cheesecake with poached rhubarb, and others.

All dishes change seasonally with help from local farming partners.


Juniper’s beverage program includes a seasonal cocktail menu created by partner Tanya Saxena. A must-sip is the New York Sour: Russell’s Reserve 10 Year, Lemon, Egg White, and Bitters.

Juniper highlights cocktails from small batch gins from artisanal producers around New York. Gin cocktails include the Empress with lavender and honey; Plymouth with Aperol, Beets, Tonic; and Brooklyn with Grapefruit, Rockey’s, and Tonic. 

Private Events

Juniper is available for private events for groups between 10-100. Ideal for many different types of events from rehearsal dinners to birthday celebrations, the restaurant has four distinct private event spaces including an outdoor private event space.

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The dining room at Juniper at The Vanderbilt. Courtesy of Juniper at The Vanderbilt

Hours & Additional Information

Juniper at The Vanderbilt is open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on the weekends. Dinner is served from 5-10pm, and brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-3pm. Happy Hour is served Tuesday-Thursday from 5-8pm at the bar.

Delivery is available Delivery will be available via GrubHub, Seamless and Uber Eats.

About Civetta Hospitality Group

Civetta Hospitality Group includes the following restaurants:

In addition, Civetta owns a wedding and events venue in Southampton called the Muses, and manages F&B for Collective Retreats, Governors Island.

Their restaurants have been committed to sustainability since their inception. Civetta’s national reputation for sustainable business practices, as well philanthropic involvement, has received commendations by former President Barack Obama, The City of New York and Rockefeller and Ford Foundations.

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Credit: Beechwood Homes, Elisa Dragotto

About The Vanderbilt

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Credit: Beechwood Homes, Elisa Dragotto

The Vanderbilt, located just 25 miles from New York City in the village of Westbury, is Long Island’s first luxury rental apartment building and hotel. Opened in 2018, the 195-unit six-story building includes the upscale dining setting of Juniper at The Vanderbilt. The Vanderbilt also 24-hour concierge, private courtyard with outdoor swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga studio, library, game room, screening and party room, business center, grab café, and on-site parking.

Near The Vanderbilt are a multitude of shopping destinations, restaurants, and cultural destinations like Old Westbury Gardens, one of Long Island’s Gold Coast mansions.

The Vanderbilt is also conveniently located 18 miles from JFK Airport, and 1.5 miles from the Long Island Railroad station for a 40-minute journey west to Manhattan.

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Courtesy of Beechwood Homes

The Vanderbilt was created by The Beechwood Organization, Long Island’s largest home builder and developer of lifestyle communities. The refined style of The Vanderbilt meets the region’s demand for luxury apartment living as an alternative to home-ownership. Their graciously designed hotel suites bring forth a new way to live in luxury on Long Island.

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Vanessa Gordon
Vanessa Gordon is the Owner and Publisher of East End Taste Magazine. Vanessa is regularly called on as a family travel, personal finance, and Hamptons lifestyle expert. She has been featured in Reader's Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, New York Post, The Daily Beast, The Daily News, and many other publications. Vanessa is also the Founder of the annual Hamptons summer event, the Hamptons Interactive Brunch.