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Jardiniere

4.5
4613 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Californian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:15 pm
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Phone number
(415) 861-5555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Audie Golder
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Cross street
Franklin St.
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Parking details
Valet. $20 Cash only, due upon arrival.
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Public transit
Civic Center BART, 21 Hayes, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 47 Van Ness, F Market
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Special events & promotions
We are available for lunch or dinner receptions through our special events manager, Tommie Murphy. tommie@jardiniere.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 4613 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.6
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3.8
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent service... Food was delicious...sea bass tasted a little undercooked..other than that lamb..bread salad and cheesecake excellent! Loved my waitress with the flower of life earrings :-)

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I so appreciate the excellent service at Jardiniere. We ordered a salad, two appetizers and an entree and the kitchen plated everything for two people (half of each item for each person) which was the perfect amount of food for us. Vegetables are all flavorful and beautiful, the crudo is pristine and composed with tasty garnishes. My favorite cocktail (Oaxacan forest) was no longer on menu but the bartender still made it for me. They did not make us feel rushed at all but served us in time so we could make our show.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely experience for our anniversary. Service was great. They even put the flowers my husband brought in a vase while we were there.

Food was also amazing. They have the Impossible Burger here and it was delicious!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter Scott was fabulous! He was super attentive & very nice. Our food was so delicious service was very fast. my boyfriend and I had a wonderful anniversary here

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Some of the rudest service I have ever had. Food is overpriced and mediocre. Would not go back

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I dropped back into an old favorite, Jardinier, the other night and the caliber of the food seems to have stepped up a notch, from excellent to extraordinary, since the last time I was there. It’s always good, but this time it was superb. I’ll be back more often!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food and impeccable service. Great cocktails.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I just want to comment on the service as the food and experience were excellent as always. My wife was trying to get our waiter’s attention but failed. But what stood out is that a waitress, Marla, saw my wife’s gesture, came to our table and graciously met her want. Service beyond the call. Thanks to Marla and the staff

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

I don't think it's as special as it once was--maybe because there's so much competition. My gripe is that they sat us downstairs in the "main dining room"--a very ordinary space separated from the bar by a limp shower curtain.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was great, food fantastic, it is my 3rd time and I am not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Friendly neighborhood environment

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious foods wonderfully, creatively and carefully prepared. Their gluten free cornbread is amazing!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great place for dinner before symphony. Sometimes a little slow in serving the dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Symphony concert

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Really poor service across the board, from waiting 30 minutes to get our drinks, to trying to avoid engaging with our waiter for fear of making him upset. The restaurant was not crowded and we were dining late, not sure how at the end of the night with a pre fixed menu things were so off. It actually felt like a group of people decided to play restaurant for one night and be purposely bad at it. Luckily the dining options in SF make it easy to avoid returning to this restaurant. I feel bad for customers that are sucked into going here to do close proximity to downtown attractions. Good luck playing restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Everything about this restaurant was a joy! Beautifully designed space, excellent food quality, great service and creatively made cocktails! Great restaurant to celebrate any occasion.
I can't wait to return to Jardiniere!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent wine service

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The second floor not open today. Servers are not enough. They seems not professional.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had not eaten at Jardiniere in quite some time but gave it a try on a recent Saturday post matinee performance. We were very pleasantly surprised. The menu options are more limited than they used to be but everything we had was quite good: spring vegetable soup, burrata, watercress salad, warm bread salad, pasta offerings (spaghetti a la chitarra and cavatelli), and a chicken dish featuring the tenderest chicken ever. For wines, we had prosecco for aperitif and Grecco di Tufo for the rest of the meal. The service was good, the sommelier was knowledgeable and helpful and the price is much more reasonable than it used to be. As always, the jazzy décor was part of the experience. We will make an effort to return on a more frequent basis.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Unique and interesting restaurant. Great vibe! Tasty cocktails. And some very good food.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Perfect evening from start to finish

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Jardiniere never disappoints. The service was flawless, our dishes were approachable and thoughtful as was the wine. The ambiance is old San Francisco meets business-fashionata-artist types" in a beautiful backdrop. The only negative was the host (older gentleman) who we found to be uncomfortably unfriendly. Highly recommend if attending the symphony or any other gala in the area

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Too much premature plate snatching. It felt like everyone was in a hurry to go home...at 8:30.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Never fails to please! The food is original, fresh and delicious and the staff is such a delight -- over and over and over!! Simply the best!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

All in all, it was good. The service was a bit slow, given that they knew we had a 7:30 curtain call but we made with about 10 minutes to spare. The food is very good and nicely presented. It IS pricey for size of the servings. Be very specific if you are asking for substitutions. They got our orders all mixed up but we managed. If you are going to the ballet, symphony or opera, this is THE most convenient location but be prepared to have a big bill. There are less expensive options in the neighborhood but nothing like the quality you get here

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We had a great experience in dinning. Are waiter was attentive and well informed. We enjoyed everything we ordered.

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2.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was awful. Took 20 minutes to get a bottle of wine because we the sommelier was serving a private party (still don’t understand why the server couldn’t bring it - usually the sommelier advises and server can serve). We got our appetizers and they were fine. Then it took an HOUR for our entrees to arrive. They were very small portions, and good but not outstanding - the lamb was 1 chop from a rack, a few pieces of pork belly, and a small cake of shredded pork - for $38! Another high-end SF restaurant where you need to go to In-n-Out burger after. We ordered decaf coffee, and when I wanted a refill, I could not get anyone to notice me for 15 minutes. There was one bidder just standing there looking down to the first floor, and though I was waving my arm; couldn’t get any of the servers to notice. At the beginning of the the server asked if we wanted still or sparkling water. I asked if it was expensive bottled water or house made. He said housemade. When the check came, the server had charged us $5 for sparkling water. When asked why he was charging us, he replied “I said that it was housemade, not that it was free - which is what housemade fizzy water means in all other restaurants in SF. Rather than just saying “sorry for the confusion, I’ll take it off the check,” he said he had to get the manager. The manager started explaining their water policy and I said “just take it off the check,” which he did. I told him about all the delays and inattentive service, and he just said “Sorry.” I said “how about you throw in the decaf ($8) for the bad experience?” and looked like I had asked him to shoot his dog! ;-) He eventually did. I didn’t care about the money, just the lackadaisical attitude towards the bad service. So Jardiniere seems like another one of those “All-hat, no cattle” restaurants, where the PR team, not the restaurant team, is responsible for obtaining all the plaudits.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Went with the family while on vacation in San Francisco, because the restaurant was recommended in an article. The restaurant was beautiful and the food was amazing. Great wine list, and such an accommodating staff. Wonderful.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Pre-ballet dinner was good but the service was inconsistent. There were long periods without any attention from the wait staff. Almost missed the opening curtain of the ballet.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

One of the best place I’ve been to recently. The Waygu steak was memorable, the service impeccable, the atmosphere very intimate. Superb choice for a special date.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

A very nice quiet evening because the opera, symphony and lecture halls were dark. Jardiniere is a place for a special evening.d

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We celebrated an engagement at this establishment on Saturday night. The service was attentive and the food was quality.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Over priced food, small portions. Left hungry but with a big bill.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Exceptional restaurant for a special or romantic dinner. Also a wonderful place for an upscale dinner before seeing a play or concert near Civic Center. Pricey but the food and service is great.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My 95 year old Mom and I wanted a nice place to eat before going to a show at the symphony hall. She uses a walker and it was important to find a place with valet parking and first floor dining close to Davies. Jardiniere was perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was fantastic. Service was awesome. And so nice to be able to talk at a normal volume the entire evening! What a treat. Would highly recommend and will be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

absolutely exquisite

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent as usual! Every aspect from greeting through tasty meals & dessert was perfect. Good choice for post-ballet dining--this time it was a matinee. Great martinis, too!

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We've eaten at Jardinare a few times over the past 4 years, usually just before a show at SFJazz. 3 and 4 years ago, we had wonderful meals. Unfortunately, our most recent meal was not up to prior standards. It was okay, but not great, and not what we have come to expect, especially for the prices.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Fabulous in all ways!

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