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About Jardenea

Jardenea is a freshly new, “Farm to Fork Concept,” that practices sustainable environmentally friendly techniques. Our goal is to bring a better awareness of food, health, and well-being to your life while insuring to leave the land a better place for the next generation. We strive to give the complete dining experience with not only the cuisine but our signature cocktails and our seasonally changed wine list. The Cuisine that we create is globally influenced and locally produced whenever possible. Our chefs have a deep appreciation for farm fresh products but also realize these products could come at a great cost and leave a large carbon footprint. While keeping this in the forefront we only source products from the finest farms, fisheries, foragers and artisans that believe in the same vision. The menus are changed with the season and reflect the regional flavors to maximize freshness and minimize the carbon footprint.

2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast:

Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am


Lunch:

Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 955-3863 ext. 7240

Website:
http://www.melrosehoteldc.com/washington-dc-restaurants.aspx

Catering:
For private events held in any one of the elegantly appointed meeting rooms, please contact Ms. Heather Renz for special menus @ 202-955-3834

Parking Details:
Valet parking only from 5:00pm-7:00pm $5.00. from 7:00 pm - closing $15.00, based on availability.

Public Transit:
Foggy Bottom Metro

Executive Chef:
Nelson Erazo

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jardenea Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for a Date (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Organic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was spectacular. Great atmosphere. The presentation and smells of every ingredient was superb.
The best fresh meal in the area.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent Service and Great Food. Very generous portions. Has a pre theatre menu.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Loved the service and enjoyed every bite of the meal . Affordable and reasonable price mark for both foods and drinks

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service and food was excellent. The young handsome chef Patrick came to see how everything was. Definitely recommend to my friends

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great experience. Why was this place empty on early Sunday evening? The prix fixe pre-theater menu was a very good value. A very ample crab cake appetizer was especially superb. Sophisticated understated modern decor.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was our 1st time to Jardenea which is in the Melrose Hotel. This lovely high-end Boutique Hotel has a wonderful vibe with a great Bar/Lounge as you enter & the restaurant across the entrance is Farm to Table. Derek our waiter greeted us warmly with his enthusiastic personality & made our night explaining the menu which the Chef changes seasonally. He was genuinely interested in our dining experience & made sure the evening was perfect. We will be dining there on Thanksgiving Day with another couple & requested Derek be our waiter again. Looking forward to the terrific Thanksgiving Day menu which has many choices besides the Traditional Turkey meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We came in and there was no host/hostess, no waiter, nobody behind the bar or any staff. They had a single waiter working in the place, and the poor guy was doing everything.

The food isn't bad, its ok. But, It is not worth what you are going to pay, there are plenty of better restaurants in DC.

This place is ok if you can't book a table for a big group and need somewhere to go for business without looking cheap then this is fine. Otherwise, book somewhere with a better ambience, adequate staff, support and a more modern menu. I spent about $500 for a 6 person dinner, two bottles of wine without dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was good, but it was hard to find initially because it is inside the Magnolia Hotel, which was not as clear and obvious as I would have liked. Additionally, if you sit at the high top tables, the cold air coming in from outside was less than desirable. Otherwise, the food was good, albeit a bit pricey.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and the servers were so kind, attentive. I asked for a different type of salad dressing for the meal I was ordering and they were happy to make the adjustment. A couple of others requested some changes as well and the staff went out of their way to do as requested and to make our meal a pleasant one.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This restaurant is never crowded and the chef does an excellent job! Loved the crab cake app and rack of lamb!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food reasonably priced within walking distance of Kennedy

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful food at Jardenea and a great happy hour at the bar! Jardenea is great for a quite date or even renting the space for an intimate party. I even brought a special dessert to share with my husband to remember our wedding anniversary and the staff plated it beautifully with fresh strawberries. The tucked away Jardenea is a gem in the District!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Just got back from having dinner at Jardenea and it was the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. We found Jardenea at the last minute on OpenTable and we’re so glad we did. Beautiful restaurant, quiet, jazz music and best of all, Derek. From the moment we walked in he made us feel welcome and special. Derek is simultaneously extremely professional and informative, yet warm and personal. He exudes service. Oh - and our food was excellent - flavorful, balanced and served HOT which seems to be a problem at even the higher end places we’ve eaten lately. We had the Caesar salad, crab bisque, sea bass and filet, all were wonderful and well presented. Highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My dining companion had been there before and raved about the food. We sat outside because it was a beautiful evening. But as it became dark, there was no lighting on the patio and we asked for a candle; they could not produce one so we ate our entrees in complete darkness. Service was incredibly slow and the food was good but nothing special. Will not return anytime soon.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was our first visit to Jardenea, but we found the experience memorable. The menu is rich in its use of local ingredients and in the incorporation of new elements in imaginative ways. We shared an appetizer of roasted Brussels sprouts with goat cheese (it's a very large portion for one person!) that was exceptionally delicious. We both had scallops for entrees: the presentation and accompanying ingredients were excellent, but the scallops themselves were slightly overcooked (and thus a little rubbery). The service was outstanding.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Pricey compared to what was advertised on websites. Not very healthy cooking/choices, but tasty. Dessert was not good. Don't order Creme Brulee

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

A very enjoyable dining experience. A server was attentive and accommodating. We told him we were attending a show at The Kennedy Center and he made sure we were out on time without feeling rushed. The food was so delicious and the cocktails fun. Would definitely go back and highly recommend it for a pre-Kennedy Center dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was delicious, service was jus the right amount of attention and the ambiance was very nice for a business lunch. I look forward to eating here again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fabulous, friendly service. Reasonably priced glasses of wine. Fun version of Caesar salad. Excellent scallop entrée with creative and delicious vegetable accompaniment. Very quiet on a Sunday night.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was big reason to return; serving staff was gracious and attentive; chef came out to ask about dishes (pretty unusual for this area at this point). Was not expecting the quality of food and choices available given the surroundings/location -- so was pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Amazing food! Everything was beautifully prepared and it was delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Superb dinner in wonderful atmosphere with excellent service by Nelson (the waiter though head chef Nelson prepared great meal). Was a bit concerned about some poor reviews but these are all old. New chef has been there s little over a year so those are irrelevant. We loved crab cake appetizer, perfectly cooked beef with truffle potatoes to die for, and smoked duck. Service was prompt and helpful but not overbearing. Quiet, nice background music. Yes it is just off hotel lobby and unmarked(hint: just turn right upon entering hotel), but worth finding!

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

First, Waiter Nelson was a dynamic package as a food descriptor, a knowledgeable menu specialist, a patient server, a delightful waiter-to-chef-to-table liason, and one of the best national and international waiters who listened and best fed us;
Second, the food offerings were spectacular--remarkably FRESH, succulantly delicious, well sized (not too large or too little), bursting with unique spices/flavors, and ...
We recommend Jardenea to every friend visiting DC, to every family member for a future occasion, to Baltimore family/friends, and to the international community with whom my husband works!! Will you open in Chicago or Minneapolis?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

It was beautiful weather so we sat outside for brunch - good people watching! The food was very tasty but a little expensive. Since it was in our hotel I didn't mind paying a little extra for the convenience. Service was a little slow but hospitable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Loved it! We have lived in the neighborhood for years and had not tried it as generally we find hotel restaurants not very interesting. Jardenea breaks that mold. We were with an older friend who loves salmon. But he also likes it thoroughly cooked, so it was helpful that the waiter mentioned that the chef usually does it so there is still some translucent pink. The chef, bless his heart, accommodated our friend and it was cooked through and through. Lovely.

Many thanks for a fine meal. See you soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Outstanding venue for conversation as it is cozy and quiet. Very attentive waiter. One of my favorite places to catch up with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Came in for DC restaurant week and for a friend's birthday. The food was amazing! (I recommend the duck). And the wait staff was so courteous. The young chef even came to our table and asked how our meal was. It was too bad they don't have much advertising or signage. People are really missing out on a great meal. I would definitely return.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Fantastic menu. Great service. Everything tasted wonderful and was presented beautifully. Special call out to the fantastic Grouper Tacos.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

An unexpected find in a hotel lobby restaurant. I had the peach salad and citrus crusted sole. My husband had the bisque and pork chops. It was truly delicious. Not a large menu but well balanced. The cocktails were also really well done. Not too strong, just right. Worth a visit for a solid good meal. The servers were great, around but not intrusive.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food. No valet parking was available because the garage as full.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Best Maryland crab cake around. Fish was delicious. Meat was great. Notice level was comfortable to have a conversation. Not overcrowded.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Beyond excellent pre-theatre dining experience! Our server Joe was most efficient and attentive without being overbearing. He even serenaded our birthday girl with his exquisite singing voice! The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and bountiful in portion size. We opted for the pre-fixe combination (soft shell crab and crab cake appetizers; both had the Hawaiian halibut entree; cream brulee and lava cake desserts). The chef visited our table during our entree course to ask how everything was! Would highly recommend this hidden gem of a restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Dinner was delicious and service was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

While billed as a "farm to table" restaurant we were a bit surprised to find brussel sprouts and asparagus on the menu in July. Additionally, Hawaiian Sea Bass which would need to come from very far away if truly Hawaiian. It was fine as a pre-theater spot, nothing special and didn't meet expectations as farm to table.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant. Between my husband and me we tried the watermelon gazpacho, Maryland crab cake, petrale sole, and sea bass. Everything fresh and delicious. Fish cooked perfectly. Kudos to the chef. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Superlative service! The fish was fresh, the presentations imaginative.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Every single time I've been, whether for business or for pleasure, the atmosphere has been wonderful, the food very well prepared and very seasonal. Good wine list and can enjoy unhurried dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was excellent, and it's a beautiful space. The only thing that wasn't ideal is that the server was overly attentive. It was relatively early, and they weren't busy, so I guess she was bored. Still, it was a bit intrusive. Other than that, great meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Very nice and tasty experience! The service was exceptional, which I didn't expect given the reviews. We had the pre fixe menu before heading to the Kennedy Center (an easy walk for those who have the 15 minutes). Crab cake starter was huge (enough for sharing between two people, really) and delicious. Sea bass entree was a good portion and prepared very nicely. The color of the grits beneath the fish was off-putting, but not enough to keep us from devouring it given how flavorful it was. Creme brulee came with a nice thick came of caramelized sugar a some nice ripe berries. The custard was slightly lumpy, but the flavor was amazing. Highly recommend for a special occasion or just a nice dinner out considering the fair price points.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

A surprise find located in a neighborhood hotel. We'll be back.

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