Great farm-to-table foodThe food was wonderful. I had the goat cheese and beet salad, and I could tell how fresh the ingredients were. For dinner, I had the fresh made pasta, which was equally delicious and very filling. I gave this four stars only because the food was slow in coming. We found out later that it was due to a large event in the hotel.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingJardenia was great! The food was excellent, but William really knows how to treat customers and enhanced our experience.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service and attention.Outstanding service and attention. Beautiful decor and the food was delicate and fresh and prepared and not overly spiced or flavored. Could actually taste the fresh quality in the veggies. Such a find. Will definitely be back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very good dinner,Overall a very good dinner, 4.5 stars. All of the food was excellent. I had the Hawaiian seabass and my girlfriend had veal with bread pudding. No real complaints. The server was a tiny bit on the slow side but he was nice and knowledgeable.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMCan not say enough for thisCan not say enough for this restaurant - GREAT food - GREAT service. We were staying at the hotel - The Melrose - however based on recommendations, and preference for organic/farm to table, would have found Jardenea anyway. Definitely would go back!!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly Enjoyable MealTwo friends and I met here for dinner and it was an A+ experience from start to finish. The menu was original and creative. All of the dishes ordered between us, which included a terrific Crab Bisque, Lump Crab and Avocado, Bourbon-Glazed Quail, and a lovely Filet Mignon (there was considerable plate-swapping) were beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable, not overly intrusive but attentive. The servers were continually taking care of minor details such as water refills and timely plate clearing without prompting. I would unhesitatingly recommend this restaurant and we definitely plan to return soon.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA fine dining findVery good food and outstanding service. We would definitely go again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCharming & deliciousJardenea hits that perfect note of making you feel pampered and special without being stuffy or formal. The staff here is warm and attentive. The room is so pretty and the food is absolutely delicious. It is noticeable how fresh all the ingredients are and the flavors they create are amazing. The Manager was so friendly and let us linger for hours so we could enjoy every bite. Easily the best meal I have had in Washington.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!Superb and well made fresh food! We had the sea bass (imported from Hawaii) and the grass feed beef (from Colorado). Both entrees were impeccably cooked and presented so beautifully. Staff was welcoming and attentive and helpful with wine pairings. My newest D.C. favorite!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI booked Jardenea not realizingI booked Jardenea not realizing that it was located in the hotel that we were staying at. When we entered, there really wasn't anyone to greet us, but the manager came within 2 minutes and escorted us to our table. The waiters were very prompt. We had the lamb meatballs to start with which were divine, melted in your mouth and worked perfectly with the mango chutney. For dinner, I had the sea bass and the boyfriend had the filet. My sea bass was cooked perfectly, flaky, moist, delicious. If this rating was based off of me I would have gave Jardenea 5 stars. Unfortunately, my boyfriend's filet was perfectly cooked but poorly seasoned. The meat was over seasoned on one side and not seasoned on the other. Making some bites very salty3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing, unique food and theAmazing, unique food and the newly renovated design of the hotel is beautiful.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice place tucked inA very nice place tucked in the Melrose hotel, we passed the hotel twice with out knowing that the restaurant is inside hotel (lack of signage), front door personnel guided us to the restaurant, where we got greeted by the manager, sat us down and gave us the description of the menu, suggested few items. I ordered the BLT salad, my wife ordered the beet salad as appetizers, my entree was the Lamb and the wife had the Duck. Food took time to come out but it was worth it. Service was top notch, manager check on us couple of times which we liked.
The only down about the place is the signage,3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM