Top PickYou can always count on Jardiniere for a great dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMJardiniere is a treatwhen people say enjoy the "finer things in life" I think they are including Jardiniere in that statement. Everything about that place is top notch...including the fact that for amazing food...the waitstaff is on top of it and NICE!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty, high quality food madeTasty, high quality food made for a great meal but not a whole lot of creativity that will excite foodies. Great experience and loved the ambiance with 2 floors and open air middle above the bar.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing meal for me. EvenAmazing meal for me. Even better for my friend that has dietary restrictions and was well taken care of. Couldn't have asked for more.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMService is superb!I am a foodie, so my standards are very high for foo, which is why I gave the restaurant four stars for food. The service is outstanding! The vibrant bar scene downstairs gives the restaurant a vibrant vibe, which is muted upstairs.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAn absolutely wonderful diningAn absolutely wonderful dining experience. Service was impeccable, drinks were banging. The menu was clear and percise. The decor of the restaurant is beautiful. Our young daughters were all hips and eyes walking through the bar/lounge area so this will be a happy hour pitstop in the future. I recommend the Spring Lamb served 3-ways. The Acquerello Risotto was creamy and cooked on point - although a bit of heavy hand on the mint. The Braised Hen Lasagna very good but don't expect your Momma's style. Deserts were to die for. A wonderful Mothers Day dinner that had us comfortably out the door in time for the Ballet.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest wines!We had great dinner at this restaurant! Food was very good, very helpfull staff and great wines!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time! WeWe had a wonderful time! We went on a Monday, a prix fixe for Seis de Mayo.....the menu was amazing, each dish delicate and flavorful....we loved every bite and the special wine pairings were perfect. We also enjoyed the evening's special cocktail, "Thyme in Jalisco" which was unbelievable. The service is impeccable, professional and warm. We always enjoy our meals at Jardiniere and this one was superb!!!! Thank you so much, we will return again and again!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, but not greatThe oysters were not very good. The service was not amazing, we waited a while to be addressed, they brought the sides out half an hour before our mains?5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful ExperienceI have to say the whole experience was beautiful. The food and atmosphere were both beautiful, and the service was exceptional. My partner and I are moving to San Francisco this summer, and Jardiniere will definitely be on our list of restaurants to visit for a special occasion.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSuper Monday Night DinnersJardiniere does a fantastic prix fixe dinner which changes each week. There is a different theme each week, and the latest we enjoyed was Seis de Mayo, yes Mexican on 6th May. Five courses with wine pairings for $49 cannot be bettered in the City. Service of course is excellent, friendly and knowledgeable.
The menus for the month are to be found on the website at the beginning of each month so you can decide where in the world your palate would like to go.
We have been several times for this Monday night meal and it never fails to impress. Try it, you can't go wrong!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect!Our go to restaurant when headed to the Civic Center area for any performance, but worth a special trip just for the great dining experience. Hits all the right notes, excellent food, service, ambience - it's perfect!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad wonderful time.Staff was great & knowledable. Food was devine. Will be back someday5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent againEverything was perfect once again. The essential pre-Ballet dinner spot!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, great service,good food, great service, perfect pre theater location, at least 30 percent over priced5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAgreable, bon, rapide, leger, cherUn repas delicieux, servi sans attendre, dans un cadre agreable, des portions une peu petites pour le prix.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceNothing for vegetarians on the menu so they made a plate for us and it was delicious. Top notch service4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMJardiniere . . . What's not to loveWe just love this place for dining before walking across the street to another wonderful evening with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies. Even if you don't have a reservation, bar seating is usually available and you can have either the full or bar menu. The other thing we like is the small portions with great variety that Jardiniere always serves. Service and food presentation are excellent and the ambiance is hard to beat, especially in Hayes Valley.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a wonderful setting,Always a wonderful setting, Jardiniere has retooled its menu. The food is still outstanding and the prices are a bit more friendly. The addition of pasta to the menu offers some nice alternatives. Great wine list, outstanding service....just a very, very good restaurant.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place! I like theVery nice place! I like the fact that te menu change every day to ensure seasonal and fresh products. Great location too - a great way to start the evening before a concert at the bill graham auditorium!! I will definitely be back to try the tasting menu that is really well priced.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOMG! We had the tasting menuOMG! We had the tasting menu and it was fabulous! We brought a friend who doesn't eat out as much as my partner and I. He was blown away - taking pictures, talking to the wait staff and blogging about the whole experience. Traci at the top of her game!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMServer did not extend a warmServer did not extend a warm and pleasant welcome. He was efficient, but did not try to interact with us at all. Disappointing compared to past dining experiences there.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAn absolute winner SO closeAn absolute winner SO close to all the performances !4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was delicious, serviceDinner was delicious, service was impeccable, sommelier was amazing. We were there for a special occasion & it was a fabulous evening.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMJardiniere is a true gem inJardiniere is a true gem in San Francisco. The service and the food are fantastic. Jardiniere should be on everyone's Must Do in SF list.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMJardiniere is a wonderfulJardiniere is a wonderful restaurant. We have been there many times and it never disappoints. We go because it is very close to the symphony, but it is worth a trip on its own. Tracy Des Jardin is a excellent chef. Her food is sophisticated without being fussy. We believe it merits a Michelin star having dined at numerous one and two-star restaurants in both the US and France. The ambiance is lovely--one always feels it is a "special" night when there. If anyone is visiting SF, we think it would make for a memorable evening.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMJardiniere hasn't lost a thingJardiniere hasn't lost a thing over time--lived up to expectations completely. Excellent, imaginative food; gracious service; and beautiful surroundings.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in SFAgain, like my previous reviews for this restaurant, this place is by far the top five in SF for the time being considering some of the old school restaurants are going south.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter years of drive-by ogling,After years of drive-by ogling, it was wonderful to finally dine here (and have it be wonderful)!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceWe enjoyed fantastic food and great service. I hope to visit again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on a Sunday nightWe went on a Sunday night at 7PM. The place was half empty which was perfect for our group which is noise challenged. I asked for a quiet corner table which I got. We also got a wonderfully cheerful and knowledgeable waitress who helped make the evening a great success. The food was tasty, plates small, presentation superb.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe attended a matched wineWe attended a matched wine prix fixe dinner (Donkey and Goat Vineyard). There were three courses, and all were nicely matched to simple yet elegant entrees. The food was elegant and nicely presented. The ambiance at Jardiniere is always lovely. The service was a little bit spotty, but generally it was fine.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways passed by driving downAlways passed by driving down Franklin and wondered about the place. Well no need to wonder it was fantastic. I had the duck and she had wagyu beef pasta. Mine was perfect, but her pasta was to die for. Easily the best dish I've tried this year. Corkage is waived with purchase of a bottle. Will definitely go again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen coming her for yearsBeen coming her for years and has never disappointed. Great wine list, excellent service and great food.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent restaurant. WeExcellent restaurant. We had wonderful service, food, beautiful environment, everything was perfect!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is outstanding. VeryFood is outstanding. Very well prepared; intense flavors without addition of excessive spicing, which many restaurants add these days to hide lack of flavor. Small portions, which allow one to taste more than 1 or 2 courses. Creative combinations.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience !!! LovedAmazing experience !!! Loved it :) wish you offered more Cabs by the glass . Thanks3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food ever.Excellent food and service. Intimate and romantic. Will absolutely return.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeI hadn't been there in 4 years. Food was stellar. Kampachi and sea urchin dishes unique and divine. Short ribs I've had before...but now I know why...melts in your mouth! Cauliflower risotto was extraordinary...and I normally detest cauliflower! Duck delectable, and deserts equally fantastic.
Wine and table service was great, attentive, crisp, helpful and engaging, but not chatty.
I will return before another few years elapse!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThose of you looking for aThose of you looking for a restaurant for a great dinner before a show - look here. The very first thing the waiter asked was if we had a curtain time to consider (we had an 8pm curtain) - and he then paced the meal perfectly for us to make the show. Plus he was great at wine and food recommendations (especial for pairing with the food).3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDid the Monday Night PrixDid the Monday Night Prix Fixe menu with wine pairings. Excellent food and pairings. Everyone was efficient and friendly, not stuffy. Great value at $49 per person.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly, comfortable, great foodWonderful friendly comfortable atmosphere, kind and knowing wait-staff, amazing food. Great reservation experience, and greeted very nicely. Truly great restaurant--we will be back!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA night of excellent serviceA night of excellent service and a great food! Jardiniere my mom's birthday evening a special one!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMminiscule portions. confusingminiscule portions. confusing menu. food not as good as it used to be.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe two of us shared the charcuteriThe two of us shared the charcuterie plate, then we each had the beet salads. Both courses were delicious. Wife had the wagu beef and mashed potatoes. I had the duck breast and Brussels sprouts. The beef and duck were delicious. The sides were not so special. The potatoes were kind of bland. The Brussels sprouts too salty. Dessert was terrific. We brought our own wine for the main course, but had cocktails and a by the glass white with the first two courses. The cocktails were great, and the whites were excellent choices.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a real treat, splurgeFor a real treat, splurge on the 9 course tasting menu with wine pairings...an exceptional culinary experience!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visit Jardiniere beforeWe visit Jardiniere before shows because the service is impeccable and the menu, while somewhat limited, always has interesting and innovative dishes. One of the best "pre-show" dining options in Hayes Valley.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDine here for snob appeal.Dine here for snob appeal. Each bite of the four on the plate is lovely.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Consistently outstanding service. Excellent snacks and special cocktails at the bar. The prix fixe menu with wine pairings is a great idea.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dining but serviceDelicious dining but service was a bit rude and too quick to take plates away.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM