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Jardiniere  - Jardiniere - Permanently Closed, San Francisco, CA

Jardiniere - Permanently Closed

4.6
4.6
5114 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Traci Des Jardins’ signature restaurant in Hayes Valley and home base of 20 years. Modern French techniques with a San Francisco sensibility, a dining experience that can be both elegant and easy. We present a range of experiences tailored to reflect your mood: a multi-course tasting menu available upon request, leisurely, romantic dining, efficient and delicious pre-theatre plates and a bar and lounge for catching up over cocktails and small bites.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Monday–Thursday, Sunday 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 861-5555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Audie Golder

  • Private party facilities

    Intimate private dinners for 2 - 16, large group seated dinners for up to 56, receptions up to 100 & Restaurant Buyouts Available for groups up to 150 seated and 300 for standing receptions. Events may be hosted throughout the restaurant or in Jardinière’s upper or lower level private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Tommie Murphy: (415) 255-1481

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Cross street

    Franklin St.

  • Parking details

    Valet. $20 Cash only, due upon arrival.

  • Public transit

    Civic Center BART, 21 Hayes, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 47 Van Ness, F Market

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. MP

    MichaelP

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so sad that they are closing. We will miss them always good food and service
  2. ED

    ElaineD

    San Francisco

    124 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Let's just say we aren't sorry they are closing. They changed the pre-theater menu so it's very small. Food was OK but nothing special and the desert, citron tart, was very disappointing The dinner was ridiculously expensive. Service was good, however. We never understood what the attraction was and are hoping for something better when the space re-opens
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Positive. Sad to see it close😕
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Was so excited about coming here especially since it is a SF institution that is sadly closing. Also have been a huge fan of Chef de Jardin and was so looking forward to trying her famous cuisine. Mixed experience. Dishes were good, mains much better than the appetizers. Wine was delish. Wish the waiter was a bit more helpful. Overall glad we got to go!
  5. g

    guyabouttown

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The food was great! I would go back for the food only.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sadly (since Saturday is their last day of service), this was one of my best meals at Jardiniere! Lamb Barbacoa was amazing!
  7. L

    Lion

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    A sad ending to a great restaurant! Service slow, food not great, and $36 for a double martini seems like gouging. We will miss it, the best location in town for Opera, Symphony, and Ballet, but clearly the "heart" was gone form the place.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our “go to” restaurant for our family’s special occasions and we were heartbroken to learn of its closing on the 27th. This was an iconic jewel of a place and we will miss it. Best wishes to Traci in her future endeavors and also her wonderful staff for creating such a grand dining oasis.
  9. C

    Cyndy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I celebrated Easter and bid farewell to Jardinaire. It was lovely, and bittersweet.
  10. C

    Chiara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    It's a lovely place, but our food was pretty awful. (And I mean just terrible).
  11. EB

    EconoBob

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jardiniere and all of its excellent employees have been truly important to me over many years. We are so incredibly sad to see this wonderful institution close. We wish Traci and everybody at Jardiniere the very best in the future. Given the amazing job done at Jardiniere for 22 years, these folks will have no problem creating another fantastic dining experience. We will miss you.
  12. H

    Hugo

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Jardiniere willl be missed...
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!! Such a shame this gem will soon close its doors for good. Fortunate we were able to snag a reservation. If you have the chance to make it in before closing, you definitely won't be disappointed!
  14. JM

    JohnM

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice all around restaurant.
  15. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    270 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    270 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are sorry to see this excellent dining spot closing. It has always been top notch. We've been dining here since they opened over 20 years ago.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Outrageously expensive for what was very mediocre food.
  17. EO

    EatOutALot

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We hadn't been back here for quite a while because the food used to be soooo precious. A salad of two little tomatos and two pieces of lettuce. Portions were so small you would leave starving unless you ate three rolls. But this last visit the endive salad was sensational and huge. Enough for 2. The pasta dish was superb and abundant. The desert was exquisite and filling. It's expensive, but was excellent. But we won't be back. They're closing in two weeks for good.
  18. SC

    StevenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing institution. So sad to see it leave! Thanks for the memories.
  19. EM

    ElizabethM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing meal at Jardiniere. So so sad to see it close.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Sarah took great care of us.
  21. CW

    CherylW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Restaurant was highly recommended. Tagliatelle pasta with pork sugo was extremely salty, duck entre was mediocre, expensive wine upgrade by the sommelier to a fuller body wine was unremarkable, weak flavor, no lingering finish that you would anticipate from a 2010 French wine. Felt the dining experience was a waste of money. Beautiful restaurant. Would have been happier sitting at the bar and having a martini.
  22. l

    lrsj50

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I can't believe it's closing, but what a great farewell dinner. Our server was fantastic. He knew the menu, offered suggestions and was attentive, but not overbearing. A beautiful space, this restaurant will be missed.
  23. JK

    JillK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We were seated promptly, but it was a lengthy wait for our first course. We were disappointed that it was a prix fixe dinner as we would rather have had just an entree. I often have had an order and a half of scallops for my dinner, but that was not an option and $20 extra for scallops seems excessive. The second course came soon after the first. The dessert was served with the bill, as it was getting so late we would be late for the ballet. When the bill came it was incorrect, and we didn't have time to sort it out. One of our party was very upset by this and insisted we get it done before we left. This was done, but we were running to the opera house and barely got seated before the curtain went up. Our reservation was at 5:45 for a 7:30 curtain. This is too bad as Jardiniere has always been my favorite restaurant.
  24. RL

    RLMF

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful. So sorry to see it go..... a great dining establishment.
  25. j

    janiek

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sadly, the restaurant is closing. So it wouldn't be possible to recommend this restaurant.
  26. HA

    HomerA

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect restaurant - excellent food, service and ambiance! Also very conveniently located to many music events venues.
  27. RY

    RobertY

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bittersweet final visit to the soon-closing Jardiniere. We have enjoyed all of our times there!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I wanted to eat at Jardiniere one more time before they closed, but it was clear they are already in shutdown mode. Nothing was bad but the service and the food were both meh - not the way I wanted to remember it.
  29. s

    stephaniec

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special experience at Jardiniere, and sadly, we will miss this iconic restaurant. If you have a chance, definitely try to at least have a cocktail here before it closes. Since we dined before the ballet, we had the 2-course pre-fixed meal of scallops and cod. The meal was divine, light yet savory. Service was spot on; our server, David, was funny and personable yet professional. The staff here is exceptional and we wish all of them good luck and success in their future endeavors! Thank you for years of great food and service!
  30. FD

    FrequentDiner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat before walking down the street to see a play at Orpheum Theater
  31. SD

    SonnyD

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Tommy's joint is better the service was pretentious
  32. YC

    YCoh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So sad this place is closing - the food was beautiful and nuanced, the service was perfect.
  33. ML

    MichaelL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad to see Jardiniere go. But it will always be such a beautiful place in my memory. And this dinner confirmed it's legacy of awesomeness!
  34. G

    Gigi

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything about Jardiniere and am so sad it is closing. We've dined there several times over the years and we're looking forward to one last amazing meal in a couple of weeks.
  35. SA

    SteveA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been one our favorite spots for that special meal or a cocktail before going to the opera house. We’re so sad that it will be closing it’s doors soon.
  36. MB

    MarilynB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sorry it will be closing. It was a very pleasant dining experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience was memorable. Thank you Chef.
  38. B

    Beachcomber77

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you can go here before they close on 4.27.19 DO IT! you will have an experience you will never forget and for sure miss!! It is how a restaurant was suppose to be. Quintessential San Francisco. If you want to feel like a valued patron, go, if you want to feel great after eating a solid meal, go. They don't and won't make them like this in this country......it's is an end of an era......
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambience and the food :( so sad that they are closing down
  40. LH

    LisaH

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, fabulous. To bad they are closing 4/27/19

FAQs

Jardiniere - Permanently Closed is rated 4.6 stars by 5114 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Franklin St.

  • Neighborhood

    Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Monday–Thursday, Sunday 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm–10:15 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Californian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet. $20 Cash only, due upon arrival.

  • Public transit

    Civic Center BART, 21 Hayes, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 47 Van Ness, F Market

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Audie Golder

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 861-5555

  • Private party facilities

    Intimate private dinners for 2 - 16, large group seated dinners for up to 56, receptions up to 100 & Restaurant Buyouts Available for groups up to 150 seated and 300 for standing receptions. Events may be hosted throughout the restaurant or in Jardinière’s upper or lower level private dining rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Tommie Murphy: (415) 255-1481

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