Perfect lunch spot
Cafe Jardin is located inside a gorgeous flower and plant-filled garden setting. The floral display in spring is unbeatable for ambience. We enjoyed our lunch of salmon, crab cake, and beef sandwiches. The menu is reasonably priced and the food tasty though not particularly adventuresome. We stayed quite a long time and the staff were courteous and attentive to the end. There is a $3 per person fee to enter the garden even with a reservation unless you are a garden member.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Beautiful Place, But Not The Price
A unique place to splurge and enjoy! Second time went here for brunch, but it's been awhile. They cooked our steaks very rare instead of medium rare. we accepted it. But the mandatory 20% tip AND tax on tip was an unpleasant surprise. Total price for brunch deserves good steak! Will always love Sherman Gardens, though.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful oasis in the middle
A wonderful oasis in the middle of our busy world --- a lovely lunch spot during the week! Always treated like royalty.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I can't remember when EVERYTHING
I can't remember when EVERYTHING I ordered was superb. My lunch was absolutely outstanding. I've been raving about it to my friends. I HIGHLY recommend Cafe Jardin.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's all good here. Fourth
It's all good here. Fourth time for lunch and we have never had a bad experience. How can you not enjoy a setting like this?
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Food at the Finest Garden
Absolutely charming and wonderful. Everything about it was perfect. Beet salad was a highlight. Trout amandine was one of the best I've ever had -- cooked perfectly. Thin apple tart was lovely. The service was excellent. We weren't rushed for a second but they came with everything promptly throughout. Definitely my new favorite lunch spot in Orange County... and that's saying a lot! The restaurant pairs with Sherman Gardens' beautiful location the way a fine cheese pairs with a good red wine.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A beautiful setting and delicious food. The service is consistently gracious. Great every time!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The gardens were BEAUTIFUL!!
The gardens were BEAUTIFUL!! The real surprise was the really high quality ofthe food. Truly a local gem!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch was absolutely delicious, and very fancy. The view was beautiful and serene, and I definitely recommend taking a stroll through the garden after your meal. Perfect for very special occasions.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always Cafe Jardon out did themselves. Food was perfect. Service as five star. Only problem was the wait time between taking the order and the arrival of the food, but with such ambience does it really matter?
Go and enjoy
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Making a reservation on line was so easy. The staff at the restaurant were so pleasant and helpful, making our experience very relaxing and enjoyable. The food was outstanding, truly gourmet and the 3 course meal was excellent value. The beet salad was fantastic, and the flour less chocolate cake was divine!! The view while we ate was beautiful. Our waiter brought everything to us at perfect intervals, allowing us to enjoy our experience. My only advice is to make sure that the hostess clears your name on the reservation when you arrive, which ours did not. I received an email from the reservation service stating that I was a no show. It was soon cleared up, however and no harm done. It was a perfect day at the Sherman gardens!
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food---nice selection
Excellent food---nice selection and wonderful ambience
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The beautiful gardens are a wonderful backdrop to the excellent food. Service is A1! It was an overcast morning while we were there and, while we could sit on the patio, it was nice to have the heaters on. It is not a large, varied menu, but everything is superb. You just can't go wrong. It is quite a refuge in the middle of all that Pacific Coast Highway traffic and congestion. You don't hear any of it and just breathe a sigh of relief once inside the garden.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Cafe Jardin
Having enjoyed previous experiences at this restaurant, I introduced a friend to it and she loved both the garden and the food. We had delicious crab cakes, an attentive waiter, and a superb view. Afterwards we toured the garden. She was very impressed as we both live in Torrance, so she was not even aware this restaurant existed.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice, quite & comfortable for lunch
Plan to pay a fee for each guest un your party to pass through the gardens. if you only have 2 in your party, don't expect a large table. U get a small table on the parameter of the eating area. Food was very good, portions moderate, price reasonably expensive
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got away from it all!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a friend here for a
I took a friend here for a birthday lunch and we had a delicious experience sitting under an umbrella with a gorgeous view of the gardens. We started with beet salad that was excellent, I had the quiche and tabouli salad which was wonderful and my friend had the trout which she raved over. For dessert, I had a warm apple tart and she had the lemon tart (both were excellent). I think Cafe Jardin is a well kept secret and an absolute bargain at $25 for 3 courses!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who knew such an enchanting and relaxing dining experience which has nothing to do with the beach is located on PCH !
The ambiance in Sherman Library and Gardens is beautiful and serene which always adds to a good dining experience but as beautiful the setting , the food is even more exquisite. the $25 Prix fixe menu is a bargain - the choices are numerous and both delicious and beautifully presented. Café Jardin is a winner and I will be returning soon and dream about it until I do !
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is fabulous and the setting delightful! This is a great, relaxing place to enjoy lunch with a friend.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a treat to be able to
What a treat to be able to do a "glamour lunch" on a patio in a beautiful garden right in the middle of Corona del Mar. The food is elegantly prepared and very flavorful. Do the three-couse prix fixe lunch because they shine on appetizers, mains and desserts and it is a very good value of the quality.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Food & Fantastic Flowers
We had a delightful time dining outdoors - the colorful flowers and lush greenery provided a perfect setting for our beautifully prepared luncheon entrees. We each tried a different item on the menu - and all were amazing! It made my very special day with my daughters one to remember.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Outdoor Scene
Summer in So. CA. should be spent dining in beautiful outdoor venues like Cafe Jardin. Looking out on the gardens and enjoying a lovely menu choice makes for a special day. It is a splurge to eat there, but a great choice for somewhere extraordinary. After a delicious 3 course lunch, the stroll through the gardens was a natural to enjoy. Another added bonus is the convenient parking behind the gardens. This is a gem of a place.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le bon jardin
A bit of Old World charm in the middle of Corona del Mar. The Gardens are lovingly tended, the food is superb and the service mosr welcoming. We enjoyed the three-course Pris Fixe lunch on a warm summer day and look forward to returning.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The gardens surrounding the dining patio are beautiful. We were here for brunch in August, a warm sunny day. Flowers at the height of color. There was a large party inside, and there were also full tables outside on the patio where we sat. Service was so-so because of the large crowd to handle. I've been there several times when it was more leisurely and service was very nice. Some in our group had a first course of beet salad or pate, which were both good; however, my vichysoisse was rather bland. Entrees of filet or salmon or chicken were all very tasty. Dessert tray contained quartered pastries, bite size, all interesting. We had a good brunch overall in a very lovely setting.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Café Jardin is a great destination
Café Jardin is a great destination for ladies, in particular. The portions are reasonable without being skimpy. The food was very good and the ambience is magnificent.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Jardin is fabulous!
Gourmet food, ambience, beautiful grounds, and a real gem. Brunch and lunch spot.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Atmosphere for Lunch
We were totally pleased with our experience. We reserved online the night before, and our table was ready and waiting. The Prix Fixe menu was reasonably priced with very nice choices. The salmon was particularly good, and the beet salad was to die for!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch at Sherman Gardens
Enjoyed a delicious lunch while sitting outdoors enjoying the gardens. A plus is that after our three course luncheon we were invited to enjoy the beautiful gardens. A lovely summer day.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple elegant fare like grilled salmon, every day, on prix fixe menus, or traditional brunch dishes on Sundays, served superbly in a lovely garden setting. Our 3-course meal, preceded by the chef's amuse bouches, was more than enough food, but we enjoyed all. Perfect for the 91st birthday we were celebrating! The gardens are lovely for walking after lunch.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch in the "Garden"
One of my favs to get together with girlfriends for lunch and a lovely stroll. Try to do this on Mondays when Sherman Gardens has no entry fee. Meals are delightful, delicious, light and beautifully served. Love the patio in the summer.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Flower lover oasis...
We loved lunch at Sherman Gardens, our food was outstanding , I had the crab cakes and they were outstanding, everyone
enjoyed their meal...Of course the Chef is Pascal and it shows it.....
Would recommend, especially for outdoor dining...and we made a reservation and they had saved a great table for us..
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in every way
We could not have been happier with our lunch and the service was top notch as usual. The gardens are particularly beautiful right now. I think I always say that! It is a favourite spot for lunch.
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lunch at Cafe Jardin
The food was quite good, the setting was superb, it was quiet enough to converse. I rated to food only very good, which probably means only that next time I'll make different choices from the menu. My companion was quite pleased with her food. I wish I could eat there more often.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful quiet hideaway amongst lovely gardens to meet a friend for lunch
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent lunch
I have been several times to Cafe Jardin and once again was not disappointed. The food was excellent, the portion just right and the service attentive without being overbearing ... I truly enjoyed the trout and the warm apple tart was a perfect ending to a great meal.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, relaxing venue.
Cafe Jardin is located within Sherman Library and Gardens, an absolutely unique and beautiful site! The gardens change with the seasons and are always impecably maintained and beautiful. The food at Cafe Jardin is presented by Pascal Oltas, a mainstay in the Orange County restaurant scene. An altogether wonderful experience!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Café Jadin at the Sherman
Café Jadin at the Sherman Gardens is a wonderful place for lunch assuming the sky is clear and the temperature is warm. The setting in the gardens could not be better and the food was great. Highly recommended for lunch on any beautiful day. The fixed-price menu is $25 (a little expensive) but there are sufficient options on the menu to satisfy just about everyone.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful day at the gardens
Great place for brunch and will definiitely be checking out lunch since I work close by.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were three of us for lunch on Monday. The day could not have been better what with perfect temperatures and great food in a lovely setting. One of the three had never been to Sherman Gardens before so this was a real treat. We had beet salad and the green salad with mushrooms; quiche, the sliced beef sandwich and the crab cake; desert was an apple tart, the flourless chocolate cake, and the lemon tart, all served with endless amounts of iced tea and Arnold Palmers. Delicious!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always enjoy lunch folled
We always enjoy lunch folled by a walk through the gardens
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a Wonderful Place to Dine!
We are members of Sherman Gardens and visit the gardens quite frequently. We usually dine at Cafe Jardin when we go. Generally we select from the 3 course menu and have never been disappointed. The food is always excellent and the presentation is beautiful. The service is excellent and the staff is friendly and caring. On my most recent visit I ordered the beet salad, the crab cakes, and the apple tart. I would recommend all 3 items to everyone! This is one of my favorite restaurants in Orange County.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM