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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.
Washington, DC 20037
Contemporary American, Contemporary European, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Inside The Melrose Georgetown Hotel
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(202) 955-3863 ext. 7240
For private events held in any one of the elegantly appointed meeting rooms, please contact Ms. Heather Renz for special menus @ 202-955-3834
Valet parking only from 5:00pm-7:00pm $5.00. from 7:00 pm - closing $15.00, based on availability.
Foggy Bottom Metro
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
We ate here on New Years Eve before a show at the Kennedy Center. It was very close to the theater and worked out well for timing. We informed the staff about our show tickets upon arrival and they did everything to accommodate our departure time so we would not be late to the show.
The Food was amazing! Everything was cooked to perfection, locally sourced and you could see the attention to detail put into each dish. The Fois Gras and Duck Confit Tartlet were perfect starters. For our main course, I ordered the Strip Steak and it was cooked to a perfect medium rare with a savory crust and tender, moist center! My wife ordered the Sea Bass and it couldn't have been prepared better. The prices are astonishingly low considering the caliber of food at Jardenea. I recently spent about double for a similar meal at another D.C. restaurant and the food at Jardenea was bar far prepared to a higher standard!
I will definitely eat here again and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an exquisite meal.
Service was pretty bad. Our server was not attentive at all. He completely forgot a couple of requests and other servers stepped in for him for other basic duties. He just disappeared several times. We watched another server that was definitely attentive to his table. He described dishes and offered specials. Ours did not. The other server even had to pick up our check to process payment
The food was okay. Appetizer was better than the main course. The intermezzo was super sweet orange sherbet-like that did nothing to cleanse or refresh the palate. The main course was duck that was rubbery in a chewy/soggy dough. Not worth the price. The experience was disappointing.
The pre theater menu was amazing - the crab cake was artful, large portion and fantastic. The steak was a perfect medium rare and high quality piece of meat. The chefs menu was an impressive deal that did not compromise on quality. (Available 5pm-7pm — appetizer, entree, dessert ...$44). Highly recommend.
We were looking for a good pre-theater dining option before our show at the Kennedy Center. The food at Jardenea was fantastic, particularly the smoked duck, but everything tasted great. The service was impeccable. Our waiter could answer any questions (one in our group is lactose intolerant) and made sure the cook knew we had to make an 8:00 pm show. It was a Sunday night and therefore probably slow so the restaurant was quiet, but perfect for dinner conversation. Entrees were pricey, but thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Restaurant is a short walk to the KC shuttle stop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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