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 31, 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
  • Dining here felt like we were
    KostaVVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Dining here felt like we were visiting someone's home kitchen. The food was well prepared and delicious. We liked the decor too. It truly felt like we were in france.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expectations too high
    PebbleBCriticVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Based on very good reviews we were expecting more. The food was nothing special. I would not recommend the rabbit dish.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Jeanne D'Arc is a hidden gem in a city with wonderful restaurants. How they can continuously turn out wonderful meals for such a reasonable price is amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crazy Service
    JeryVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The waiter in this restaurant spoiled the entire meal for us! Before we were even seated he had shoved the wine and food menus onto the table between us and asked what we wanted to drink;he hovered when we said we hadnt decided until we did. There was no interval between courses and he kept coming back to see if we were finished witha dish. If we put our fork down we had to hold on to our plates or they would have been taken out from under our noses.And it was NOT as if the place was full with a waiting line. We didnt complain because he acted that way with allthe tables. About the most frenetic dinner weve ever had.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Look elsewhere...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Went there for a birthday dinner. Food was just ok; soup was warm, not hot. Service was very good. Menu was uninspiring. Souflette tasted very much like a chinese egg tart, barely tasted any of the orange liquor. Steak was bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little France
    fishnaked2
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    This is a neighborhood gem! Romantic, you'd think you were in France itself! The only complaint with our dinner is that there were 5 large groups seated almost concurrently with us (party of two). The restaurant was extremely crowded, not an empty table, which made our wait staff inefficient and slow. Had to request extra butter, bread, water instead of our wait staff checking to see how we were doing. The noise level, due to the crowd, was exhausting and we had a difficult time talking to each other without raising our voices. The food remains top-level but the lack of service really shrouded our dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find in San Fran
    lookouts
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Good atmosphere. It is obvious they have painstakingly decorated the place. Excellent service. Environment thematic (almost Disney-ish)! Food is very good in general and excellent when the great price is taken into consideration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent as
    Barkyboy
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The food was excellent as was the service. The resturant is situated in a quiet out of the way corner and has an old worldly decor. Overall it is very charming.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I loved this restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I loved this restaurant! Food was great and the ambiance and decor was great!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful ambiance, mouth
    Ruthie
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Wonderful ambiance, mouth watering menu, impressive wine list and attentive service. A place you'd like to come with a special someone or nice evening with the girls. This has become one of my favorite spots to dine in San Francisco. Absolutely Superb!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic on every level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Random find on a Friday night and couldn't have been happier. Fixed price four course menu, and the restaurant nailed every single one, for everybody in my party. Service was great as well as the atmosphere. Very reasonably priced with a fantastic French wine list. Highly recommended and will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give it a chance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    I was taken back by its location and decor but the food was extremely good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • plaisir français
    ritusmartVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Love the relaxed feel of this place, small and cozy. Definitely, a secret neighborhood gem. If you want to go to France for food, just go here. Great service. Amazing food. Nice ambiance. Great for a date night. Beware, bit expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We went on a Valentine weekend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We went on a Valentine weekend and everything went well. It was a little hyped up as a top romantic spot in SF, but that was a tad disappointing in term of ambiance. However, the meal was very good and the service was attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very reasonable, quaint French
    MarkPVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Very reasonable, quaint French restaurant (rare that "reasonable" and "French" come up in the same sentence). Food was good and some good wines as well. Probably could have done without the violin/guitar duo walking among the tables in a very small space.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is a lovely gem with
    Forgetthis1VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    This is a lovely gem with wonderful food and a special atmosphere with many pieces of French art works. There's even delightful music. We will go back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The food was very good. I would heartily recommend this restaurant as a find in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent French Restaurant
    dinerTom
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Excellent French Restaurant with great ambiance in botique hotel downtown SF
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The decor and prix fixe menu
    kdrnVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    The decor and prix fixe menu were excellent. A hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a beautiful, curious
    cookieVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    What a beautiful, curious place, full of J'eanne D'Arc memorabilia, like walking into a fantasy. Very unique! The Food was good, but the Grand Marnier souffle was AMAZING!!!
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  • Normandy hidden in San Francisco!
    CaroleW
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    This is a hidden gem - authentic country Norman fare in an atmostphere where you can hear French spoken by the owner, French ex-pats and francophiles. Check out the very reasonably priced wine list - especially the rose from Handily!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Perfect Evening
    Jakobo
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Absolutely exceptional. The food was perfect, the service attentive and the ambiance superb. We came to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday and she was serenaded by the accordion player with several of her favorite songs. The owner stopped by the table to chat and inquire about our experience. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    We had a wonderful evening at Jeanne D'Arc! We had just flown in and were rushing from the airport to check in, so we arrived a bit late. Food, ambience and service were great, and the owners were very kind-- even poured us a second glass of wine as a gift. Rack of lamb was fantastic:)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit of Paris right in SF
    GInnyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2013
    Located in the basement of a small hotel, but with a feeling of France! Lovely decor. Our waiter was very old San Francisco....attentive and proper, which added to the enjoyment. the food is very good...not fancy inventive California, but classic and well prepared. the wine list is reasonably priced. It is a prix fixe so lots of food. The signature soufflé dessert is yummy. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely loved the room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Absolutely loved the room itself. Food was great, but the server made us feel very hurried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful restaurant in every
    bobmccullochVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2013
    Wonderful restaurant in every way. I will start by saying we ateearly on a weeknight so it was only half full (but I nave no reason to believe it would be different on Saturday at prime time). The service was attentive and the food was superb. It truly does give you the sense of being in Paris both in terms of decorations but also the food. It was fixed price (38 as I recall) which provided Soup, choice of two salads and main course which was 6 or 8 - a couple of which had a modest supplement, then desert. Well priced wine list. It is also convenient to the Cable Car lines. I would definitely eat here on my next SF journey.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place is a great little
    FrenchiefortheNightVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    This place is a great little exodus to France from the hustle & bustle of the Union Square area. The food was very authentic and reasonably priced. It is downstairs in the hotel, so not easily seen from the street.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My group showed up 1.5 hrs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    My group showed up 1.5 hrs earlier than our reservation time and with one fewer person, but we were seated immediately nonetheless. The staff couldn't have been nicer, and dinner was fabulous as expected.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, classic French
    Sazerac
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Wonderful, classic French cuisine and a prix fixe value. I had soup, a puff pastry appetizer, duck in a bordelaise sauce followed by the best souffle ever. A bottle of St. Emilion from a French negociant was a perfect match at a great QPR. Very attentive wait staff, as well as a solicitous owner in a charming setting. A wonderful evening despite my dining alone. Thank You Jean d'Arc!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambiance, food and service
    DrSLD
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    The ambiance, food and service were absolutely fantastic. Had a lovely bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape that was excellent with the rack of lamb and the lamb shank dinners. The butternut squash soup was delightful and the pear and walnut salad was prepared to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I looked on Open Table to
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    I looked on Open Table to find some place to eat dinner and then walk to a concert at the Masonic Auditorium. I read the reviews and was not disappointed. We had two different salads that were both fantastic, I had the Coquille St. Jacques and my daughter had the salmon - both were wonderful. I had the souffle and my daughter had the trio for dessert and we were both in heaven. Dinner for us both with a split of wine and coffee was just over $100. All the restaurants at teh hotels on Nob Hill or at the Big Five would have been much more. The atmosphere reminded me of some of the restaurants I dined at in Paris over 20 years ago. I would definitely recommend this if you want to eat either near Nob Hill or Union Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a very sweet small
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    This is a very sweet small French restaurant with a friendly staff. The decoration is elaborate "medieval" and the night we were there we were serenaded by a violinist with mostly French songs. The food is "cuisine bourgeoise",there is nothing "nouvelle" about it, and it is well prepared, fresh, and well presented. The restaurant is not easy to find and it is impossible to get the telephone number via 411. (I think this may be because it is in the basement of a hotel.) The prix fixe (and there is only prix fixe) is a great value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommended - A great deal
    jdsbVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    We discovered this restaurant through Trip Advisor. They have a prix fix menu; four courses for $42. It was the best meal for the price you could possibly get in any city, let alone SF. The squash soup was delicious, and it was a generous serving. The salads were amazing; we all got the half avocado stuffed with shrimp on a bed of greens with baby tomatoes. Again, generous and delicious. There were four of us and we all ordered a different entree. Every entree was of generous portions and cooked to perfection. The food was hot and fresh. They have a true French chef, and the staff who are all French. The gentleman to served us was friendly and attentive. Best deal on great wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The menu choices are of the
    DeliciousandNutritiousVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    The menu choices are of the most traditional variety but reasonably prepared. The setting is quaint & old fashioned but very pleasant and quiet - a good choice for couples wanting to have a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, we ordered the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    great food, we ordered the sea bass, lamb shank, and ending with the souffle, very good choice for special romantic occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best "french country"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    The best "french country" food I've ever had. Very nice wine list - excellent desert! Family owned "small feel" restaurant - nice and quaint even though it's in a basement!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for a Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Extremely charming and romantic restaurant. Great ambiance and easy to have a conversation. Perfect for a date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went because of positive reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    Went because of positive reviews on Opentable. Quite lovely dining room, great French music. Excellent set menu with very good selection of main courses. Outstanding food and superb service. Souffle to die for. Wines reasonably priced. Enjoyed it so much I went back following night, through Opentable of course!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we enjoyed our special french
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    we enjoyed our special french meal to celebrate our 10th anniversary- since we went to Paris for our honeymoon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Since my girlfriend and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    Since my girlfriend and I went at an earlier time for dinner, the ambiance was great and it was mostly couples in a quiet atmosphere. The menu was pre-fixed so the soup and salad, I assume, were already made beforehand. After saying that, the food was still pretty good. The duck breast in mandarin sauce started off weird but after a few more bites, I was accustomed to the flavor and liked it a lot. The decorations were nice and I had an amazing time after all. For a French dinner, it was actually a fast dinner. It only took about an hour and a half.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic