Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens

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$30 and under
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French
Dine in a “hidden oasis” among a serene paradise garden setting featuring a lite French and Mediterranean luncheon fare at Sherman Gardens. Enjoy soft breezes and spectacular foliage for outdoor dining, or dine inside the Great Room surrounded by glass door walls, a mosaic fireplace, exposed beams, and Spanish tiled floors. The dining area is available for private parties, banquets for up to 175 people, and Pascal is the exclusive caterer for Sherman Gardens, home of many spectacular weddings. We also offer Sunday Brunch. There is a $5 admission fee to enter Sherman Library & Gardens. Members are free.

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JaneP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place for lunch. Peaceful, no rush service. Kind wait staff. I have eaten here frequently and truly enjoy it. The menu may be somewhat adventurous for some.

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GayleP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem! Sit outside, enjoy great food and experience the beautiful surroundings! So peaceful and the gift store is an added plus! We will definitely go back! Think of a beautiful Monet painting and that is Sherman Gardens!

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MothersDayBrunch
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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TeriS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food was not better than a cheap diner. In fact, not as good. Quiche was greasy and overcooked. Salad was mediocre, soup was just OK. Service by Araceli was very good, as was the iced tea. Not expecting to ever eat there again.
It used to be much better.

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vipKarA
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food! Pascal restaurants have always been great...this one is no different.

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PamelaC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love going to the restaurant sitting outside looking at the beautiful flowers and of course eating the delicious food. I frequently come here for friends birthdays in often being out of town guests!

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CeciliaG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Trout Almadine is my favorite dish over all. Served beautifully. Every time I come I order it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a beautiful garden setting!

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RhysB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a lovely place to enjoy a delicious lunch with a friend while being surrounded by the beautiful gardens.

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vipTeresaP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I have enjoyed this restaurant for lunch, but it seemed like they were not prepared for dinner. There were no lights whatsoever in the parking lot or on the walkway to the restaurant when we arrived. I had to use the flashlight on my phone to light the way for ourselves and fellow diners who were using canes. We then waited some time at the entrance to the restaurant to be greeted. When we advised our hostess about the unsafe conditions, she seemed unconcerned saying that Sherman Gardens would not let them turn on the lights. Really? All in all, the food was good, the service was below average (in addition to the light issue, we watched diners seated after us get there food before we did) and it was very cold in the restaurant unless you were lucky enough to be seated by the fireplace. We appreciated that Chef Pascal stopped by our table but for $105 per person for dinner it was not what we had hoped for.

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EQGS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a beautiful venue! We had both of the two course lunch menus and it was just the right amount of food for a very reasonable price. We will be back for a Sunday dinner!

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lamcilroy
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had my daughter's small bridal shower brunch, and it was perfect! excellent food and ambience. It was a bit cold, but we were next to the fire which was very special. What a special day!

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RogerA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The chef came to our table to chat with us. He’s very nice! We will definitely eat more food with Pascal.

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vipBandC
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The starters and main courses were exceptional. created to look and taste exciting. Sitting in Sherman Gardens eating lunch in the middle of January! It does not get better than that.

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vipjjfoodie
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there for restaurant week. It was absolutely delicious. The oysters were fantastic! A little noisy because of all the hard surfaces but loved the fireplace.

RM
vipRvdM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant produces exceptional food in a great environment!

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Malia
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was too cold. They need heaters! We were disappointed with the food. The gardens are beautiful. Previous visits had better tasting food.

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vipGregoryPierreCox
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

They sat us next to a table of 20 drunks screaming at the top of their voices.

They refused to ask them to lower their voices.

We had to do it ourselves.

I have been to this restaurant many times before and it was really exceptional and so relaxing. I was really upset that they did nothing to help us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best valentine lunch with family

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vipHatLady
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting on the patio right in the garden was wonderful. Best quiche and butternut quash soup. Thank you Pascal and Jessica! Deirdre

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JonasK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I wouldn't recommend Cafe Jardin simply because it is overpriced. The gardens are cute and accessible at $5. I was hoping for a more reasonably priced lunch.

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vipAnnM
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef came out and greeted us. He even loaned our family member a jacket. He was so kind and wonderful. The food was so very delicious The entire experience was fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a girlfriend for lunch. The service was great and the food was plated beautifully. So fresh and very flavorful!! Looking forward to going back soon!!

CS
CarolSmi
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This is the first time I’ve had a poor meal at Cafe Jardin. I ordered a chicken salad. It was very bland, plain romaine, mediocre ingredients, little or no salad dressing for $20. Quite frankly, I could have much done better at home. Either this salad should be upgraded or taken off the menu. Not up to standard. 😕

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ChristineN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous though not a hugely extensive menu. The garden patio setting is delightful. Christmas music was a little loud for my liking but i’ll Certainly bring other friends here for a luncheon

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WilmaSue
San Diego
31 reviews