Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens
This restaurant is located right inside the beautiful gardens of Sherman Library. I think this would be a really cool place for a wedding because they have a nice building for catering.
Checking in for our reservation was interesting as the only host was busy in the back. It took a while for him to come out and he did apologize. This restaurant was definitely shortstaffed and every table was full. Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable although things took a while. I would say the food is excellent and you cannot beat the beautiful garden views this time a year.
Cafe Jardin, nestled in Sherman Gardens, is always a delightful experience! The food and service is wonderful and it’s always beautiful to view & walk around the gardens. The gardens change some with the seasons & w/added points or items of interest (swings, large Adirondack chair, etc) but are worth investigating thoroughly. Don’t miss the succulent garden! Parking available right off PCH & in the rear of the Gardens.
This is a beautiful venue which is perfectly complimented by the creative and delicious menu,
the handiwork of Chef Pascal Olhats, fpr a new Sunday dinner offering; lovely, peaceful surroundings
in the middle of Newport Beach, one of those "best-kept-secrets" for all to enjoy. Reservations
I always enjoy my meal st Sherman Gardens. The food is delicious, well plated, and the ambiance is beautiful
I brought my aunt, sister, mom, dad and grandma to cafe Jardin on Thursday 6/13/19 for lunch. We were all so pleased with everything about our time there and strolling through Sherman Gardens. The food is absolutely delicious. We also had Champagne and deserts which really made us feel spoiled. It was a perfect afternoon and I am so looking forward to coming back soon.
Love having lunch in the Garden! Restaurant staff seemed a little disorganized and perhaps there should be some signage that let's people know where to check in, what time seating for the tea starts, etc. Once seated, everything was beautiful!
I’ve eaten here many times but yesterday was an off day for them apparently. More concerned with their “rules”, the manager, etc. then with the needs/ wishes of the customer. Left feeling irritated. Too bad because the atmosphere and food are good.
Will try again but not right away.
I absolutely love going to Sherman Gardens and to this lovely restaurant. I live locally and go with my friends. When I have out-of-town guest ....it is the top of the list for places to see
Beautiful garden, delicious food but they need more wait staff at 12 noon.
I had lunch with my in-laws from Phoenix, Arizona and we had a fabulous time. Planning to go back soon !!!
This is a great place to have lunch with friends. Located on the grounds of Sherman Library and Gardens, the outdoor patio dining is set among the beautifully planted gardens. The service is wonderful and the food was very good. Highly recommend.
Food was good though small portion, price was a touch high but understand it's serving in a special environment. Mainly disappointed with the service. Was asking about special and waitress was too rushed to repeat it so I understood. She did not come to ask how things were and barely if she did even look at us.
The food was marginal, small servings and high priced. Soup under seasoned...quiche way too small for the cost. The vegetarian chicken salad was pricey for just lettuce and some vegetables. Would not return. Service as just acceptable but not wonderful.
The garden was in full bloom...just beautiful. I recommend it for EVERYONE.
Cousins visiting from Bay Area
Lovely garden restaurant with delicious food. Quiet, exquisite flowers and a darling gift shop
Food, service, setting ... all outstanding. Will definitely return.
I believe they were short staffed for Mothers Day. We waited 20 minutes before taking our order or offering anything other than water.
The server was outstanding! of course the setting is beautiful and the food was delicious.
We had a very nice time at the gardens and Cafe. The food was very good. A little pricy for the meal, but the food tasted very good.
I love this restaurant. Food is delicious and the service is incredible. I always bring out-of-town guests And celebrate birthdays with friends
Excellent menu and cuisine. Portions stingy. Nice place to sit and relax.
impeccable service, well proportioned and prepared entrees, lovely setting
A superlative visit to enjoy gardens and gourmet cuisine. Thanks again, Aprille
Beautiful gardens, excellent food, good service.
We celebrated the 80th birthday of a colleague and friend, so I chose this restaurant intentionally. I’ve been there number of times and love it. This is one of my favorite restaurants.
Before I was making reservations calling the restaurant directly. Booking through Open table was even more convenient.
I ordered the trout almandine, creme brûlée for dessert and we had champagne.
Very enjoyable experience!
This is one of the nicest al fresco dining experiences in Orange County. Wonderful food - our party had a variety of dishes and all were excellent (and we eat out a lot). The gardens couldn't have been a more beautiful backdrop for our meal. The staff could not have been more accommodating.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. I always bring out-of-town guests and then they have thr pleasure of roaming through the gardens.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the most beautiful garden. It was a perfect way to spend the afternoon.
If you enjoy a classic calif. coast al frescoe dining experience, this is the place. Sublime food, great service, and most of all a very friendly staff that made our afternoon most enjoyable. And oh those gardens.
It was the perfect setting for a family visit with out-of-town relatives. Patty was wonderful on the phone, but the waitress was not as friendly. The menu is very limited, portions small and a little pricey for what you get. But the gardens are glorious and we could stay and talk as long as we wanted. Lovely afternoon.
Sherman Gardens always serves a beautiful and delicious meal. The flowers are in full bloom and added to our dining pleasure.
A very pleasant, relaxing place to have quiet lunch. Everything I have tried on my two different visits has been delicious. Cafe Jardin is the perfect place to meet a friend and linger. Fresh, healthy ingredients and friendly staff make this destination a cut above the rest.
Lovely setting with average service and fair food. Expensive.
Lunch was great, the service excellent. We'll certainly be back.
We had a WONDERFUL lunch! I am booking a reservation again for next month. This is the perfect place to dine and feel special‼️
Our table was ready. It was a cold day and it was so cold inside that I wore a down coat. The server was attentive. My companion and I both had the soup du jour (mushroom) and it was delicious. I ordered the bistro meal (soup plus quiche or a salade LYonaise). The salad was swimming in a caesar like dressing. Very disappointing.
Café Jardin is exceptional. It's located in the Sherman Library and Gardens. If you're in the area make a reservation, enjoy the gardens and make it an outing.
Husband and I enjoyed Valentine's dinner at Cafe Jardin. Classic Pascal fireside dining experience. WE loved it!
Classic gourmet French food, with Edith Piaf serenading quietly in the background. Sherman Gardens is a beautiful oasis in the city.
We were in S California 5 weeks and a college friend took me there. I was enchanted by the atmosphere, delicious food and escape from the noisy restaurants . I took my husband back on Monday. Also loved the classical music.