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About Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens

Dine in a “hidden oasis” amongst 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 230 people, and Pascal is the exclusive caterer for Sherman Gardens, home of many
spectacular weddings. We also offer Sunday Brunch.

2647 East Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm, Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
PCH and MacArthur

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 673-0033

Website:
http://www.pascalrestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
There is a parking lot at the rear of Sherman Gardens. Please note that a $5 per person entrance fee is required to Sherman Gardens.

Executive Chef:
Pascal Olhats

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-Private area seats up to 120 Guests.

Private Party Contact:
Tony Aguilar: (949) 673-0033

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Jardin at Sherman Gardens Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.9

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (16)
Special Occasion (12)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Scenic View (10)
Casual (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Authentic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good but service not so. The waiter never came to refill our water glasses and could not keep track of who ordered what, even though it was a 3 course fixe prix menu and the restaurant not full.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined 6 days ago

I drove from North County San Diego taking the Coast Hwy part of the way. Spectacular views, wonderful weather, leisurely drive allowing for the stop and go traffic thru Dana Point, Laguna Beach, etc. My choice for lunch was the Trout - a rarely seen item on most menus - and was totally satisfied with the preparation, presentation and delicious flavor. The staff members were professional, courteous and friendly. The patio seating was perfection with a front & center view of the beautifully decorated Christmas Tree. A tour of the grand garden topped off the day for my guest & I. Can't wait to return to try some of the other enticing menu items.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. We celebrated a friend’s gathering for a Christmas lunch. It was lovely!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 29, 2017

It's always a delight to dine here and I have been doing so for years. Tour the gardens before or after lunch and enjoy a fine meal on the patio overlooking the gardens. The food is always excellent . I would dine here more frequently if there were daily specials.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I love Sherman Library and Gardens for the sheer natural beauty of the surroundings. Unfortunately the day we visited the restaurant had a problem with its gas ovens and could not serve the quiche which I️ was looking forward to.
I did have a ceasar type salad topped with a poached egg. The salad was very tasty though not a large enough portion.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Their short ribs are the best I have ever eaten. Beautiful presentations on their dishes. Great for a leisurely meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always enjoy Sherman Gardens and Cafe Jardin. Overtime we're in there, we ensure we have lunch there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Lovely afternoon lunch with a friend. Beautiful setting, flowers everywhere.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A most charming environment with well presented and tasty cuisine.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful setting delicious food and very reasonably priced for quality of food. My only complaint was service was so slow we had to get up 3 times to get someone’s attention , we had to get up to also pour our refills for water ? It’s a shame they obviously need more help and try to serve the whole restaurant with the manager and one server . Still we left very satisfied and enjoyed our meal tremendously!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Love visiting the lovely gardens and gift shop. It is also fun to see if the turtles move! The food is delicious and wait staff friendly and personable. A great choice for birthday or lunch with friends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A fabulous ambiance for a quiet scenic luncheon. It is also beautiful to walk through the gardens after lunch, The food is good but a bit pricey and a limited menu.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Lovely garden setting, delicious cuisine, fine service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I love going to Cafe Jardin in the Sherman Gardens! The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. The gardens are beautiful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Delightful and beautiful

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The ambiance of eating in a beautiful garden setting is wonderful. The service is formal, pleasant and gracious. The menu needs more variety.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The library was so interesting, the gardens beautiful and the lunch was delicious.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a great Sunday brunch. $40-four course meal overlooking garden was beautiful. Make reservations, enjoy a stroll through garden before or after. Great service too.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Went for lunch and a stroll through the gardens.
Very,very nice. Nice gem.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The view while eating is especially beautiful.
The food and menu is much improved over a year or two ago. It is quiet although music is softly playing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Our Gadabouts' group had an enjoyable experience, at Cafe' Jardin. The food was delicious, the service was prompt and friendly, and the view of the garden was most pleasant.
Our visit was a treat

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Outdoor café overlooking the beautiful Sherman Gardens. We found the food to be creative and
delicious. Started with the steamed beet salad and the pate , both unique and delicious. We had the trout and finished with the "thin apple tart". Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Gorgeous gardens, great food, terrific service, lovely setting.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and everyone loves Sherman Gardens. Our table for 7 was lovely.

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Beautiful setting - and unique gift shop after eating.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Horrible service but the fantastic food and atmosphere make it worth it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Our waiter, Eric, was very helpful and kind. He gave us lots of time to make our selections and was patient with our many questions about the menu; everything was beautiful and tasty.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food at Sunday brunch was gourmet all the way! All three of us ordered different choices for each course and shared, everything was delicious!! Our server was excellent and our water glasses and coffee cups were never empty!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fun, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good food in a beautiful setting.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Just a lovely relaxing yummy lunch ( the bottle of champagne we ordered might have had something to do with that) with a pretty view of the gardens. We had the trout and while I usually eat very light, I appreciated preparation: the skin crisped in butter, potatoes and hericot vert.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Compliments to staff and the chef. Outstanding!
Food, beautiful presentation and great taste.
Service timely and attentive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Wonderful experience. Beautiful outdoor seating with excellent services . My friend and I had lunch and chose beet salad, salmon appetizer and crab cakes which we shared. We ended with the apple caramel tart. The food was perfect and the ambience made the afternoon pleasant and relaxing. You do need to save your pennies though, but worth every one.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The surrounding gardens were beautiful with a vast array of flowers and varieties of plants. The food and service for lunch were both wonderful. It was a very relaxing and beautiful location that worked great for a business lunch.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I took my aunt and cousin here for Sunday brunch and auntie absolutely loved it! She was enchanted with the dahlias in bloom and enjoyed the food and ambiance as well. The food was cooked perfectly and we were all members of the clean plate club. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Charming and friendly ambience. Beautiful stolling grounds and food was very good...Perfect for birthday lunch or friends getting together.
Plenty of parking..

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 13, 2017

What can I say, but that we had the perfect lunch!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Celebrated my birthday brunch here with family. It's wonderful to dine outdoors in view of the beautiful gardens. Great ambiance, service was not rushed (as it should be), and always, always love Pascal's food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We enjoyed the luncheon and the gardens immensely. The current glass show should not be missed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Idyllic spot for outdoor lunch!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Overall great experience !! Loved walking around the gardens and shopping in the lovely gift shop !!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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