Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France

Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantjeannedarc.com/
  • Phone: (415) 421-3154
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Bernard Moutal
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can close the restaurant to the public for a private party of 50 or more.
  • Private Party Contact: Claude Lambert 415-421-3154
  • Entertainment: A violonist performs every saturday
  • Special Events: Bastille day is the biggest event at Restaurant Jeanne d'Arc with musicians & singers. Also notable: Christmas Eve , New Years Eve & Valentine's day.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Cable car at Bush/Powell
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two garages in the vicinity - City Park across the street. - Stockton garage one block and a half down Bush (Reasonable rates after 6:00)
A word from Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France

Jeanne D'Arc is an elegant yet reasonably priced French restaurant located near Nob Hill and Union Square in the Cornell Hotel de France. Replete with tapestries, stained glass and artifacts, the decor celebrates the life and deeds of France's legendary heroine, Joan of Arc.

Founded by the Lambert family in 1972, the restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors. Jeanne D'Arc offers a prix fixe menu and a cellar of well chosen California and Frence wines. The restaurant is perfect for before-curtain supper, a gathering of good friends, or romance with conversation.

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Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)romantic (23)fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (16)notable wine list (7)good for groups (5)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • gogreen
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Pre fixe menu very reasonable and varied/delicious choices. Easy to find the hotel; hard to find the restaurant entrance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice classic French at a bargain price.
    Pyl007VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    This is one of the great bargains in SF for a 4 course prix fixe for $44. Their website is not up to date as it indicates a $38 price. We had the soup of the day, a choice of very nice salads. This particular evening they were also offering a choice of escargots in place of the salad. There are a wide selection of entrees and for dessert select the Grand Marnier souflée. The only complaint this time was that one of our four main courses was only lukewarm and had to be taken back to the kitchen to be reheated. The wines are mostly French are are reasonably priced with several choices in the $25-$36 range. The decor is as you might expect, all about Jeanne d'Arc. We've been here several times over the years and have always had a nice meal. The waiter has been working there for 30 years. This is a quiet restaurant so those who want a lot of action may not like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place, ok food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Based on the reviews we had read, we were expecting a much better meal than we had. The cream of mushroom soup needed spices or something, as it was tasteless. We enjoyed our salads, spinach and mango-shrimp. The rabbit was fall off the bone and good. The lamb shank was not as well cooked (done but not fall of bone done) and quite hardy and full of taste. Really, could there be something besides mashed potatoes as a side? We ordered the souffle and did enjoy it: it was the high point of the meal. But for a trip into the city, not what we had hoped for. We can do better in Central Contra Costa. The food was ok, but not outstanding. The service was attentive and excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I wanted to love this place
    Richmondman
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Entering the Cornell Hotel, we felt transported to Paris. It is nearly identical to the Hotels in Paris we have stayed at. The restaurant is in the basement, and the interesting decor is almost over the top in its homage to Jeanne D'Arc. The prix menu included a great list of classic French entrees at a bargain price, and the service was attentive. The problem was execution. The food in general was bland, and our entrees were overcooked. The Grand Marnier Souffle was definitely the highlight of the evening. We were told the regular chef was not working, which may explain the food, and why only 3 tables were taken on a Friday night. However, it did make for a romantic setting. We will still go back, because if the food improves, it is a great find. Parking at Sutter Stockton make this a breeze.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    Candybear
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My first time to Jeanne D'Arc, and I thought it was great. Each of the four-course items was excellent, and the menu selections were impressive, especially considering the reasonable price point. Atmosphere was wonderful and relaxing, and the restaurant is only a two-block walk from the Stockton Street Garage. Only weak point was service. The waiter was friendly and helpful, but he was the only waiter, so getting his attention was difficult as he was scrambling to cover all of the tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Restaurant
    Bill
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Picked this restaurant for a birthday and it proved to be an excellent choice. Great ambience. Food was excellent. Desserts outstanding. Service was top notch. One guest brought flowers and the waiter brought a vase without asking. Restaurant was quiet! No music thank god! Rich tapestries absorbed sound from other guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special dining experience
    SFCHgal
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I had dined here once before and thoroughly enjoyed the old-world ambiance, delicious food and friendly service. Two months later, I returned with friends (3 other SF natives) to celebrate 2 birthdays. The restaurant was not full on a Wed night, so we sat in a well-lit alcove with quiet French music playing in the background. Dan, our waiter, was once again attentive and welcoming. We were all delighted with our evening there - the food was fantastic, from the savory carrot ginger soup and chilled shrimp salad to our sumptuous entrees (duck leg, lamb gigot, filet mignon and sea bass - all wonderfully prepared), topped off with a delicious light-as-air souffle. We all hope to return soon with other friends and relatives in tow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • French hideaway
    Mmes
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This restaurant is tucked away downstairs in a little hotel. The French owners greet you at the door and lead you in to a medieval French country atmosphere. There are a few open rooms so you feel intimate but not jammed up beside your neighbors. And the decor is stunning! Hand paintings on the walls and ceilings, leaded glass, and even a suit of armor. The fixed price menu was good value and plenty of choices for the mains to suit any taste. The grand Marnier soufflé dessert is heavenly. A Wonderful discovery for a delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Find
    antiquetravlerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    OT rarely is wrong. The prix fixe was a great value for fresh food. Excellent avocado/shrimp salad, duck confit was great, dessert chocolate was perfect. The only thing I did not care for was the vegetable soup it was not hot enough. The waiter was friendly and efficient. I recommend this for a quiet, fresh, French meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely restaurant
    Barkyboy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Every time we visit San Francisco we make it a point to have dinner here. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. This time we were there on a busy Saturday night but the service was still excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A memorable dining experience
    Shelly
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Jeanne D'Arc - what a wonderful find. Four of us went for the first time and all said we'll be back. The ambience, service and food were exceptional and priced right. Some of the dishes were delightfully unique like the mango, avocado, shrimp salad; all courses were delicious and the presentations were beautiful. The wine list was extensive too. Easily will recommend Jeanne D'Arc to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely find...
    sharonVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Lovely, quaint French restaurant away from the maddening crowd. The food, value and service were all great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    NDHeels
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food and wine were very food. Salad was a wonderful start to an excellent meal. Had good bottle of wine suggested by waiter. Don't miss this special little restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab French food near Union Square
    Skookumguy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a treat! Our first course was carrot ginger soup. The salads that followed were delightful. I had Assiete de charcuterie that featured duck rillettes, Parma ham, and saucisson a Ail. My wife chose the salads de la reine mere - heirloom tomatoes & mozzarella. Both were fresh, tasty and attractive. We both loved our faux fillets that were cooked perfectly and served with whipped Yukon potatoes, green beans & tomate Provençal. The piping hot grand marnier soufflé was amazing too. The restaurant and hotel are both decorated by the resident artist who is still at work. Great place for a fantastic meal! It made our birthday outing a real treat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little oasis
    Serrif
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    In what was otherwise a fairly lack lustre area for restaurants, we ate locally on three occasions, this was a little gem. Maybe a little old fashioned for some tastes, it delivered on the three main fronts, ambience, service and most importantly good food at a reasonable price. Indeed we ate in a much vaunted sea food restaurant on the fourth night, Scoma's and Jeanne D' Arc put it to shame on all fronts apart from location. Well recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic French
    HarrywinoVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Jeanne d'Arc is a classic French restaurant. It has a very well-thought out menu. The wine list was fine and keenly priced. The service was excellent. Were we in San Francisco again we would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love
    Kallmecracker
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was amazing. Enterance was different then any other restaurant, unique. Server was hard to understand but was cheerful and made good suggestions. Food was cooked perfectly. And desert was amazing. Lots of wine options. It was a bit loud in the due to the tables being close together and it was a little warm like the ac was not on but it was bareable. Would deffinately recommend to go there on a date. Good prices. I would deffinately go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Most excellent
    goodlife2lewlori
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have been there many, many times. Took special friends to restaurant and they were enchanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Poppy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A great restaurant on the lower level of a boutique hotel. Food and service were wonderful. I do recommend this restaurant and will be back. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Fdwt
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was fabulous Beautiful tapestries and art on walls. This is a special place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    cookieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I love, love, love walking through and dining in your amazingly beautiful restaurant. I've never seen anything like it, and I love France. Our waiter Dan was a joy from beginning to end, what a doll he is! I missed your lamb shank, it wasn't on the menu this time. I ordered the lamb in puff pastry and it was yummy but the broth was poured over the pastry as well as the veggies so the pastry lost it's delicate crunch, which was disappointing. My friend ordered the new york steak and didn't like it very much. My two other friends loved their salmon and scallop dishes, and we all loved the souffle.
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  • Good food, disappointing atmosphere
    CltFan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We booked this place based on reviews and a general love of French food but were a bit disappointed. The food was good, not outstanding, had limited choices, but the biggest issue was the atmosphere. Cheesy painted walls and too brightly-lit, mostly empty. We won't be back. On the plus side, service was attentive.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 191 reviews are from the Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France reviews archive.
  • meowpurrVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    what a gem! Food was so tasty. fix price for 4 course meal.... well worth the dollars. Great food, Great service, creativity on salad. ie, served in round mold, of course without the mold...sliced mangos, sliced avocados, topped with crab and nice presentation around plate. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent value and quality
    Seattlite
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great find near Union Square hotels. Only a block from our hotel, and the hub-bub of Union Square, but surprisingly quiet, refined, and not crowded. The food was very good to excellent--and four courses for $44 is indeed a bargain. The duck confit and the souffle were especially good. Wines very reasonably priced and good quality. Good place for a romantic dinner. Will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the Rough
    NoeDudeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    How the hell did we miss this place for the last 30 years? They have been here for 45+ and family run the whole time. Excellent traditional French. Best pre-ACT-play place we've found in over 20 years of being subscribers. Terrific !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel like you are back in France
    binariouno
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had an enjoyable solo dinner here. French waiters and decor lent to a very pleasant atmosphere. Food was very homey and good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Value - Hidden Gem
    sunnyside1VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We have been going to Jeanne D'Arc for many years. It is really a hidden gem. When you walk down the twisted steps to the restaurant you are transformed to a Paris Bistro. The people are really great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Cute Location
    chefpaul
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Other than "losing" our reservation and therefore forgetting it was our anniversary, everything else was wonderful. The four course prix fix meal was delicious and very reasonable at $44. There is a wide selection of entrees so you can come back many times and have a different meal each time. We did note, though, that there was not a vegetarian selection. The walls are decorated with tapestires and hand painted with flowers and French scenes, making you feel you are in a very different part of the world than the one you walked in from. It is a nice place to come when you want to be able to talk with friends. The service was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming restaurant in a Euro flair
    SPfoodie
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Located in the basement of a French-style boutique hotel between Union Square and Nob Hill, this little restaurant is a little gem complete with a hostess (owner?) and waiter with French accents. They serve a prix fixe menu only so be prepared to dine - not eat and run. Very nice experience before the symphony. We were able to hail a cab quite easily outside to make it to Davies Hall in 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local access
    Neighbor
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Entrees were not especially notable, but acceptable. Not crowed during week, but somehow felt rushed. Entrees served quickly, waitstaff almost too attentive. Cleared table faster than necessary as if there was a large crowd waiting for tables, although there were only four tables with customers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DynahVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The prix fixe was a good value. The soup and the salad were great; the main course was uneventful and over shadowed by the first two, plus we were full by now. and we wanted to save room for the souffle! The souffle was very good!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always charming!
    SHOPPER1VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is one of the better secrets in San Francisco with the most charming decor and veteran servers. The menu is 4 courses for $42, which is a major bargain in a big city.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very special spot
    1jjen
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This reatuarant has been here 47 years for a reason
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • San Francisco hidden gem
    clam
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Located in the basement of the Cornell Hotel at Powell and Bush is a delightful French restaurant. The fixed price meal comes with many delicious menu options at a bargain price for The City. The Gran Mariner Soufflé is fantastic. The restaurant is quiet and the service is attentive.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I will definitely go back
    MattVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I will definitely go back to this restaurant. It is lovely. They had a violinist playing and the food was great and reasonable priced. You can't get four courses in many places in SF for $44.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the relaxed French ambiance
    Quirky
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Not the relaxed, French ambiance I was hoping for. I tried to tell the Maitre d' / waiter / bus boy that I had made a reservation but he didn't seem interested. I have never been served four courses so fast. The Maitre d' / waiter / bus boy would practically run to our table with the next course. It was so ridiculous that my friend held onto her rack of lamb bones as to fend the Maitre d' / waiter / bus boy from taking our plates. He must have attempted to clear our dinner plates six times in ten minutes. The food was quite tasty and we ate every bite, but the service was such a turn off I could not recommend this place to anyone, well, unless you are in need of a four course dinner in under an hour.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Treasure Near Union Square
    LarooVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    If you're looking for the newest and coolest, this is not the place for you. If you're craving old-school French cuisine without a scene, then this place is perfect. We love this restaurant ... it's like dining in an 18th-century grotto. With its four-course, $44 fixed-price menu and solid, reasonable wine list, it's also a bargain.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    birthdaydinner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The service was really bad! The waiter seems to always be in a rush! and forgets to bring what has been ordered often!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A litttle bit of France
    HollyNorthVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    You feel like you're in France because of the decor and ambience. and the food is good and the prix fixe menu a bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice quaint restaurant for
    wayaka
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Nice quaint restaurant for a quiet night. A number of two person tables that were not jammed together. Price Fix menu is quite reasonable and the soufflé was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate