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About Jardiniere

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, leisurely, romantic dining, efficient and delicious pre-theatre plates and a bar and lounge for catching up over cocktails and small bites.

300 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner reservations can be made Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm-9:00pm Fri and Sat: 5:00pm-10:15pm

Cross Street:
Franklin St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 861-5555

Website:
http://www.jardiniere.com/

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We are available for lunch or dinner receptions through our special events manager, Tommie Murphy. tommie@jardiniere.com

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

NYE - Specail Chef's Menu Only.
FIRST SEATING $175
Reservations from 5pm-7:pm ONLY 4 Course Menu - SECOND SEATING $245 Reservations from 8:30-10pm 5 Course Menu. Live music: Terry Disley Trio startting at 8pm. Champagne Toast at Midnight. *72HR CANCELLATION. $100 PER PERSON CANCELLATION FEE.

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Private Dining

Available for groups of up to 160 seated and 200 for standing receptions.
Events may be hosted throughout the restaurant or in Jardinière’s upper
or lower level private dining rooms.

Jardiniere Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Pre/post Theatre (66)
Romantic (66)
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Good for a Date (64)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Bar Seating (37)
Notable Wine List (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (35)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Cozy (27)
Local Ingredients (26)
Seasonal (18)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Healthy (16)
Business Meals (14)
People Watching (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Authentic (11)
Fun (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Organic (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

The staff at Jardiniere were amazing. We arrived 30 minutes early and they took us in & sat us immediately. Friendly, knowledgeable, & efficient staff, great decor, amazing food, & a terrific all around experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

service lacking and food just ok. The value was just not there

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

The service for this type of restaurant and price point was slow and lackluster. The food was good but again, price point, would have expected a little more flavor in return. Cocktails were amazing. I’d probably pass on this restaurant next time given the poor service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Still good after all these years, but despite the fact we had reservations through OT, there was an attempt to seat us (two women) at a bar type table when the regular restaurant (white table cloth side) was open. Once we had been seated properly, the rest of the evening was fine. Our waiter was excellent and the food was quite good...

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Absolutely fabulous as usual !!! Everything about Jardiniere is exceptional. The service is remarkably extraordinary, as is the food.
It is our go to restaurant every year to celebrate a special December birthday and then go to the Symphony to see Handel’s Messiah.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

The food was perfect from beginning to end. Just simple food prepared perfectly without trying to be overly complicated or trendy. Its easily one of the best meals I've had in recent memory, and this is coming from a long time SF local that has sampled much of what the city has to offer but just never made it to Jardinere until now.

The service was terrible though. Our waiter was inattentive and at times rude. We didn't even get the obligatory "how is everything" a couple of minutes after the main was served. I still look forward to going back though and will chalk it up to our waiter having bad day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The service continues to be friendly, thoughtful and timely. The food is pristine and delicious. This continues to be my favorite place in the city.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Wonderful black code and wine that they recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time. The chef/owner is from my same small hometown and my B-I-L worked for her dad as a ranch foreman. So great that Ms Des Jardins has made such a name for herself in the chef world. The food was delicious and well prepared. Nothing too over the top as Jardiniere has a fairly broad customer base being a "go to" standard restaurant in SF. The crowd looked like a majority of older, seemingly well off people. I think the appeal is to excel without being overly adventurous. It's a very beautiful restaurant making any meal there feel special. I don't drink wine so can't say anything about the wine list. Our table had the duck and Monterey cod entrees. Conjured up memories of our meals in France. Desserts were also very good as was the crab appetizer. We weren't rushed through our meal and service was very attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We've been here before but this experience was the best - nothing could be faulted. Food and service were amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Service was quite slow and inattentive, and they gave us the worst table in the house even though we’d had reservations for a month in advance.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent service. Delicious food. We had the short ribs and the Petrale Sole. Both were done to perfection. The crab dip appetizer presentation was gorgeous. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were celebrating the holidays and could not have picked a better place. Our server was fabulous and the food was amazing. We shared some appetizers and could not get over how each was so delicious. Our entrees did not disappoint... Highly recommend.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My only issue with this restaurant is that one cannot call the host/hostess directly to tell them you will be late. I said this to the host when I arrived and he feigned any knowledge of the problem which I found incredibly stupid. fix it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

With as many times that we have been to Jardiniere this is the FIRST TIME I'VE HAD BAD FOOD!
I ordered the chicken for the first time and it was TOO DRY!! I asked the female server for some sauce for it but she said they did not have any!! Wrong answer!! the male server found some for me.
Still too dry breast meat ---- all was not lost though --- as our three dogs had a great snack of dry breast meat from the chicken.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with great service, but the menu is very limited. Very convenient for dinner before the opera, ballet or symphony.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food was excellent, but the service was even better-fantastic. Highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Dined there before SF Opera "Turandot." Every experience is a real treat - from the genuinely warm greeting at the host/hostess stand, to being taken upstairs and seated, to the wait-person and all the staff who bring food and drink, clear the table, etc. The food is superb.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, People Watching, Cozy
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I am a foodie who ran a culinary school, so I expect good food from a great restaurant. I have life-threatening allergies and asked if they could accommodate them with the duck. If not I'd eat a second or third choice because I wanted good food. I was delighted to hear that they could. Well, they couldn't. All the chef did was put the duck over dry quinoa with overly salted plain greens, leaving off 3 components of the dish. Accommodating is changing not removing. I would have happily eaten something else that had a flavor balance. My food was a one star, but I gave 3 because my husband's was good. The manager apologized and took my meal off the bill even though I ate most of it (I was starving). That made it better. I will return, but with even more explicit directions next time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really loved our dining experience. We live in the city and it had been 5 years since we had been to Jardiniere. Not sure why we waited so long. We started with the Caviar and what a treat, the presentation was perfect and as we started on our last Bellini more we're coming out to our table. Can't wait to go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I believe that I got ripped off just for the wine! It was not an $88 bottle of wine and they took no responsibility for their mistake.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Most amazing restaurant experience we've had in years. Everything was exceptional.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Not sure why the hostess had us wait when the restaurant was empty.
We were seated 30 minutes after arriving for our 7:30pm reservation.
I understand the pre-show rush had just ended, it just gave our timing of the whole evening off.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service could have been improved given the upscale ambiance. My colleague and I were a little early and the hostess was quite cold and non accommodating with respect to helping us get situated at the bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The dinner was generally very good. However, the fois gras was somewhat disappointing. Perhaps the terrine treatment was responsible, but I found the serving scanty, and the goose liver itself seemed thin and watery. Perhaps I was spoiled by the course served in Paris which was very dense in texture and intense in flavor. It fared better on the Acme roll than the toast served with it because the latter tended to further dissipate the frail flavor.

The service went a long way in making up for the disappointment with the shared course. My main course, the quail, was absolutely delicious and completely satisfying. My companion was very pleased with her choices.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

One of the best meals I have had in SF. Everything exceeded my expectations. This was the second time I had been there for dinner

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Being close to the Opera House is its main attraction.
The food is good, but not great.
This was our second or third time there, but I don't think we will be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have enjoyed Jardinere many times pre-opera or symphony and the convenience is great now enhanced with an Uber drop off spot at the front door

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hello Jardiniere Managers! Love your place but there is something wrong about your comp Mushroom Tea cups (or any plates) sitting on our table throughout dinner and not being removed until we pay the bill. RIGHT? And let's chat about the wrong dish arriving. I don't need the waiter and then a GM to argue about it - hey I just came for a great meal. You brought me the wrong dish and never brought the right dish until 25 minutes after my dinner date had her plate - I'll come back but can you correct the attitude of your Staff? Or do you not really care about we local San Fran people ? FYI the tiny bowl of Spaghetti with duck liver was delicious once it arrived but might want your Staff to advise it's tiny - menu suggestions are so welcome to me and guests. We'd have ordered more dishes had we been advised.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Nice ambiance. Great food. Great service. Better to drive. Not a good idea to walk in downtown SF.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Service was excellent as always. Appreciate the sommelier. Very helpful. Creative dishes. But wish the menu had a few more selections.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I always enjoy eating here. The food is interesting and well prepared, and the service is usually excellent, however I thought our waiter this time was snotty and a bit arrogant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Jardiniere was busy on this Sunday night. We celebrated a birthday with warm acknowledgement from the staff. Started with the charcuterie. Really enjoyed the spaghetti with oysters and bottarga ( my star dish) and the black cod with chanterelle and lentils. Apple galette for dessert was fine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Once again Jardiniere did not disappoint--this was one of my best dinners there. The oysters were excellent as usual, and the gold rice with squash and white truffles was fully worth the steep price. My waiter Ojoli helpfully brought baguette slices to accompany the cheese (the flavored bread was not suitable), and the wine steward recommended an excellent wine (by the glass) to accompany the rice dish.
Also enjoyed my late-night visit on Saturday to the bar--wine, food and service were great as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We ate at the bar on a Friday night. We eat in the dining room fairly often but the bar is a great change of pace - same great food but lots of buzz and fun activity in a gorgeous venue, excellent service - all good!

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We requested for a table, one where we normally sit, but it was given away. We want to be sure that we get the same table as we made the request two week ago when we were there. We sat that table just about every time we dined there. Also, I confirmed my request when I was called to confirm my reservation.
The staff was otherwise cordial and was helpful to attend to our needs. They were informed that we would need to leave in time for a pre-concert talk. We ordered deserts and coffee. Deserts timely arrived. When we finished our deserts the coffee had not yet arrived. The coffee was canceled as it was time to leave. As we left the host graciously apologized to for the inconvenience.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Birthday food was tasty

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I would describe Jardiniere as the perfect third date restaurant. The ambiance is elegant, welcoming, and romantic. The service is absolutely incredible! We were treated like royalty from the moment we walked in the door. I ordered the chicken, and we were presented with complimentary mushroom tea. Both were absolutely divine, and it was apparent they were prepared with love. The seasonal sorbet is a must! I will be returning, I just need to go on a first and second date :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding food and good service; as usual. Always a struggle to get a reservation on opera/symphony nights.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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