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

Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France Details

  • 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 & Promotions: 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. Continued

Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This is an interesting place, located on the basement level of an old hotel. Lovely murals on the walls, and a refreshingly quiet place. I could actually talk and listen to our group of four without shouting. Very nice. Food is well prepared, if a bit predictable. Menu items are standard french fare. The waitress knew nothing about the wine list, and when she got someone to help her, he turned out to be one of the busboys who knew even less. And they don't have after dinner wines, like muscat or port, which I found odd for a French restaurant. Best part was the quiet. Good romantic place to have decent french food."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The service was really bad! The waiter seems to always be in a rush! and forgets to bring what has been ordered often!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I came here the Saturday after Valentines Day and enjoyed an amazing 4 course meal. Violin musician made her way around the room playing soft romantic music. Our waiter was top notch. We will come here again and again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Amazing food, good service, kinda hot and it was hard to find the restaurant since it is in the basement of a hotel."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We thought every dish perfect. The Rack of Lamb, fresh asparagus, potatoes dauphine? and pear bleu cheese salad were all done to perfection. Grand Marnier Souffle was superior. The service was most attentive in a quaint and charming French ambience."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Basement setting is very romantic but the prix fixe dinner felt rushed and pre-prepared. Desserts were spectacular especially an orange soufflé. Waiters very attentive but in a hurry. Reasonable for SF."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The meal started out great-the bread and soup were outstanding. The salad was ok but the entree tasted like banquet food and we had fillets! There wasn't an escargo on the menu and my daughter and I decided that if the restaurant hadn't been so well decorated, we wouldn't have known we were In a French restaurant. Plain green beans and carrots with no sauce....very disappointing."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The bartender at Buena vista recommended this hidden gem and I was blown away! Delicious food great wine and perfect service!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The wine list was quite limited, the service average... they were clearly understaffed. The food was OK, but the vegetables overcooked and nothing special. Rabbit could have been chicken, but was inoffensive. Lamb shank was properly done. Desserts were nothing special. The restaurant is more about fake ambiance than it is about being a true culinary experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Excellent food, quiet, charming ambiance. Great choice for downtown dining. Charming owner on site. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "In all honesty, we've been there many times before, but it was a very, very busy dinner."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This really is a hidden gem and I'm not sure I want to share but I will. :) The owner, Claude, has been here for 47 years and is all about quality, taste, and not overcharging for what he loves. My husband and I don't often get into the city at night, but when we do this is THE place. The Grand Marnier Souffle' is the best I've had in my life - and I have a few years on the life meter. The custard is not over the top and the texture of the entire dessert is superb. This is the only family style French restaurant I'm aware of in SF. It also doesn't charge you an arm and a leg for their excellent quality and that also goes for the wine list. Soup, salad, choice of main (try the lamb shank) and choice of dessert - for around $42 w/o drinks."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We keep returning to this great French restaurant. Not heavy sauces; more country style which we prefer. Wines have very good labels at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Always the most perfect service for a leisurely dinner. It's quiet so you can actually converse with table mates. Food is ALWAYS delicious. I love this place!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Fine food, good service. The Signature desert is special."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Yet another excellent dinner at Restaurant Jeanne D'Arc. I love this place -- from the excellent menu selections, to the wonderful decor. It's truly a gem in the Union Square area."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Took a chance on this small French restaurant after reading other reviews. It is in the basement of a small hotel and the decor is very interesting! Lots of French tapestries and painted murals on the walls. The menu is a Pre-Fixe and was wonderful. We had 4 courses for $42.00! The food was very good. There were numerous selections for each course except the soup. We would go back next time we are in San Francisco."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "The ambiance of Jeanne d'Arc restaurant near Union Square in San Francisco is like being in a wine "cave" or cellar in France. The food is typically French, and the wine list contains some very reasonably priced Frech wines."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Having dined her several times, I continue to be impressive with the location, service and food selections. Overall, I would rate it as excellent."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Jeanne D'Arc was like dining in another era - the decor is a riff on medieval French and lends itself to letting yourself enjoy a fine meal while forgetting today's cares. I LOVE that it was quiet!!! I'm so tired of having to shout over my food to my dining companions. The food was quite delicious. The wine selection is lovely and the waiter was attentive without hovering."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "This was my third time to dine at Jeanne d'Arc, With all the choices of restaurants in San Francisco I always insist on dining here every time I visit. My guest were equally impressed. All three are well traveled and said it was extremely authentic. The violinist had a great since of humor and is a very accomplished musician. Can not say enough nice things about this place."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "This place is unusual and beautiful. The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. We had thought that, being French, the servings would be small, but in fact they were quite large. Too large perhaps! As others have mentioned, I wish they did an al a carte menu, but then it probably wouldn't be priced so well."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Had a fantastic dinner set in the Joan of Arc theme! What an amazing set up for a restaurant."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "We have never been disappointed with anything at this restaurant. The quality of the food and service is consistently good. I like the fact that there is a variety of excellent entrees to choose from - something for everyone. The rack of lamb is probably my favorite along with the halibut. This is not gourmet French food but rather traditional. The portions are good but if you're expecting something very trendy or avant garde, then this isn't the place. The ambiance is very pleasant and we like the fact that you can actually have a conversation without having to scream at someone that's less than two feet away from you!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Stunning ambience, exquisite presentation and the descriptions fail when trying to describe the food. I kept thinking "something" here will surely disappoint but nothing did and my guests described it as the best meal they can remember in years. These are world travelers and I took them hoping they would not be disappointed. There were no disappointments here. My friends have added Jeanne d' Arc to their "must" list whenever in the City and of course, it remains on my list forever as my favorite and a hidden treasure in a city of many fabulous choices."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "The restaurant is hidden in the basement of the Cornell Hotel. It doesnt feel like a basement. Nice meal. Well prepared but not a wow. Great souffle for dessert."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "It is a fixed price menu with lots of choices. I paid extra for the lamb but it did not deliver. The meat was fine, but covered in a brown sauce that was too salty, glutenous, and luke warm. It would have been so much better prepared simply with herbs Provence, a bit of olive oil, grilled briefly at very high temperature, and served very hot. The signature dish is a orange souffle for desert and it was delicious, interesting and fun. My dining partner had the duck and it was good but not memorable. Our experience would lead us to believe that the kitchen needs a modernization, even if it stays French. The old adage applies: Keep it simple, fresh and delicious. Drop the sauces if they are not authentic."
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "Nice space, prix fixe with numerous options. Great value."
    Dined on 9/3/2013