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Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens
Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens

Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pascalnewportbeach.com
  • Email: cafejardin@pascalnpb.com
  • Phone: (949) 673-0033
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm, Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Pascal Olhats
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-Private area seats up to 120 Guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Juan Ramirez (949) 673-0033

Getting there

  • Cross Street: PCH and MacArthur
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens
Dine in a “hidden oasis” amongst a serene paradise garden setting featuring a lite French and Mediterranean luncheon fare at Sherman Gardens. Enjoy soft breezes and spectacular foliage for outdoor dining, or dine inside the Great Room surrounded by glass door walls, a mosaic fireplace, exposed beams, and Spanish tiled floors. The dining area is available for private parties, banquets for up to 230 people, and Pascal is the exclusive caterer for Sherman Gardens, home of many spectacular weddings. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our lunch was great as was the service, however, there was a large group of ladies in the main dining room having a business meeting and including a small but noisy music group. Because of the very loud noise of the music we chose to sit out on the patio even though the weather was on the cool side, one of our ladies is not well and would have chosen to sit inside we made do by sitting her in the corner of the patio and out of the wind. Other than that our day was very successful the kitchen has vastly improved the crab cakes and the lavender cream dessert was to die for! Have eaten here many times as well having attended three weddings over the years, will return again for sure."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The server spilled champagne on one of our guests of honor and on me. Our guest of honor was celebrating her birthday. It wasn't just a little spill, it was a huge spill all the way down the back of her dress. Our server did apologize later, but we were surprised that the manager didn't come over to apologize. We thought the manager might want to offer to remove the "endless champagne" charge of $15 for her, or comp her lunch, or offer to dryclean her dress. Our guest was disappointed about her dress. My dress and shoes were spilled on as well. Neither of us were offered any sort of compensation. It would have been nice to know upon making the reservation that each guest owes $3 for the donation. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is absolutely my favorite lunch spot. Pascal's menu and presentation are always perfect. I had the crab cake on risotto...wonderful. My friends had the scallops...perfection, and the shortribs bourgignone, very tasty. Our desserts, well, the lemon tart is light and not too tart, and the apple tart one of my favorite desserts of all time. The Sherman Gardens are more beautiful than ever, and I have been coming here for over 20 years. This is the restaurant I bring new friends to, especially when they're from out of town, and old friends when we just want to breathe in beauty and have our souls refreshed along with our stomachs. If you haven't tried it yet, don't miss it!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We often visit Cafe Jardin with friends, out-of-towners, or on special occasions. The Sunday Brunch is lovely, several courses. I recmmend the salmon as best entree selection on brunch menu. Service was friendly, ambiance very nice."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "There were 7 of us and we had such a wonderful experience. The lunch was very good but the ambiance was even better. It was so pleasant being surrounded by friends and beautiful flowers."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We sat outside by the amazing garden. Food and service was also very good. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. It was a beautitful day and the garden scene was so enjoyable. I will definitely visit again and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Lovely ambiance, delicious food...wish it were open in winter for brunch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "First time here for lunch and it was a lovely setting, my only complaint about the ambiance was that there was construction going on directly across from where I was seated, so that wasn't very nice to see or hear. The service was very good, not rushed or ignored but attentive. I got the prix-fixe lunch which started with a salad but it was overpowered by way too much vinaigrette. The white fish was nice but flavorless, the brussels sprouts with pancetta and fingerling potatoes was quite good. The dessert was lavender creme brûlée which was very good. It was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The Garden is replacing the glass roof on the tropical garden greenhouse, so the ambience, view, and noise level at the cafe are negatively impacted. Construction containers and workers' trucks take up 40% or so of the back parking lot, particularly around noon. The food is good, but the service was glacially slow in two visits this month. One of my friends asked to take some food home; our waiter never reappeared with her doggy bag in the remaining 15 minutes we were there. So, of course, she didn't recall it until we were part way home."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Love the place and everyone whom I have invited over in the last few years has loved it as well. Many have gone on to invite family and friends on their own. Great food, excellent service, lovely gardens; what's not to like!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Until Sherman Gardens does something to stop the repair noise from 11 to 2 p.m. each day, it is not a pleasant place to enjoy a lunch and beautiful view which is what Sherman Gardens is all about!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Great environment for our holiday family outing: Grandma, granddaughter, daughter, daughter in law. Fire in fire place enhanced the festive atmosphere; looking out at the gardens was soothing. Server was attentive and responsive. Garden salad got thumbs up, beet salad mixed reactions. Cheese plate was a little sparse . and not very creative flavor wise. Crab cakes were excellent, nicely presented. Dessert selection was varied and tasty."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We are members of Sherman Gardens and visit the gardens quite frequently. We usually dine at Cafe Jardin when we go. Generally we select from the 3 course menu and have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent and the presentation is beautiful. The service is excellent and the staff is friendly and caring. On my most recent visit I ordered the beet salad, the crab cakes, and the apple tart. I would recommend all 3 items to everyone! This is one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Everything about this Cafe is lovely and the food is very good. However, it isquite over priced. I know a top O.C. Restaurant which has a $20 prix fix three course lunch for $5 less than Cafe Jardin!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We had to sit outside because the main dining room was being readied for another event. It was a little chilly to be outside that particular day."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "We always enjoy lunch folled by a walk through the gardens"
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Café Jadin at the Sherman Gardens is a wonderful place for lunch assuming the sky is clear and the temperature is warm. The setting in the gardens could not be better and the food was great. Highly recommended for lunch on any beautiful day. The fixed-price menu is $25 (a little expensive) but there are sufficient options on the menu to satisfy just about everyone."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "We could not have been happier with our lunch and the service was top notch as usual. The gardens are particularly beautiful right now. I think I always say that! It is a favourite spot for lunch."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "Café Jardin is a great destination for ladies, in particular. The portions are reasonable without being skimpy. The food was very good and the ambience is magnificent."
    Dined on 8/7/2013