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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, leisurely, romantic dining, efficient and delicious pre-theatre plates and a bar and lounge for catching up over cocktails and small bites.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours of Operation:
Dinner reservations can be made Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm-9:00pm Fri and Sat: 5:00pm-10:15pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet. $20 Cash only, due upon arrival.
Civic Center BART, 21 Hayes, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 47 Van Ness, F Market
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
Took my husband for his birthday. He's been wanting to go for a while and this experience exceeded all expectations. The food was amazing, the staff were knowledgeable and accommodating, the ambiance is warm and inviting, and we can't wait to bring our friends and family for a visit. Some may find it expensive, but you absolutely pay for what you get, which is a dining experience like no other.
My husband and I dined with a friend at Jardiniere expecting a much better meal and experience. I had read good reviews and was expecting so much more for this San Francisco restaurant. The food was average, nothing special. The brussel sprouts side was an unattractive, poorly prepared, with no taste. The food was not bad but for what we paid we expected so much more. In addition to the food the wine by the glass was overpriced.
We were told by our server that we had to order our entire meal because they were expecting a large crowd yet the three tables next to us were never occupied. Many restaurants tell you to order all the food at once and the problem with this is that they bring you all the food so quickly as if to rush you out. Our guest had not received his cocktail and they were delivering food. I had to tell the person who delivered the food to slow down and let us enjoy our drinks. This is a new trend for many restaurants that I find annoying and inappropriate. Our server did try his best but I would not return here.
Terrific meal in every way. The short rib was the most tender beef of any kind I have every had. My wife was pleased with her sole, too. The atmosphere and low noise level are conducive for quiet conversation. Our waiter was well informed and offered helpful advice without ever hovering. The reservations desk asks when calling for a confirmation whether you are attending a concert or show after dinner, and the servers let you know if that leaves time for appetizers and dessert. Very thoughtful.
Was in fr NY and Jardiniere was recommended by a friend. Really excellent meal and service. I had reasonable expectations, but those were surpassed. Fantastic meal (I had the quail). The wine director also made an excellent suggestion for wine with the dinner.
the food and atmosphere are outstanding. Our server could NOT have been more disconnected - took our order; others delivered the food and kept our water filled; "Ojoly" was his name - NEVER asked how our meal was the only time he checked in was to see if I wanted more wine. My guest asked "is there something wrong with him". Either NOT trained well or certainly not suited for this caliber of restaurant. I' m sure my 11% tip must have struck a chord but he might have just thought I was cheap. HORIBLE server.
Really beautiful restaurant with classy atmosphere and quality food. The only thing that was a bit off was the portion size. We ended up ordering another appetizer after our meals. Thought the pasta portion was small. Also we had an 8 o'clock showing at the theater and they were insistant that we get out of the restaurant quickly
I consider myself a foodie but was definitely disappointed in my new years eve experience with Jardiniere. I've never been one to complain about the price of a good meal if its worth it but aside from the service, this experience just fell flat. $250 per person for pre fixe? Listen.. I get that it was NYE but $250? My biggest qualm is that I wasn't told this upon booking the reservation on open table. I personally called to confirm the reservation 2 days before NYE and it was sprung up on me. I was told that I needed to make the decision whether or not i'd be attending since it was within the 72 hour cancellation window. Excuse me... I was never told about this outrageously priced meal ahead of time. Bill came out to $1,300 for 4 people. Worth is? No. Would I go back? Maybe if it wasn't pre fixe.
I’ve fined at Jardinière many times over many years. Always with great anticipation. It’s such a pretty restaurant.
Service was excellent as always. And the wine list remains creative and vigorous.
But the food. It’s mediocre. As other reviewers have noted, it’s not creative and seems uninspired.
We had the crab appetizer a soup, the duck and the petrale.
Except for the soup ( random vegetable concoction that seemed oily with an unappetizing green color) the food was okay. But at these prices it just has to be better.
Went to dinner with my wife and everything was exelent. The food and service was perfect, especially the caviare! However, I do have a complaint. It was my wife's birthday, our bill with tip was about $ 400, we splerged needless to say. I was able to over look the $5 charge for sparkling in-house made water, but after each ordering a 13 dollar dessert, she also received a tiny bit sized cheeze cake for her birthday, literally one bit. We were charged $1.50 for it. Wow, thats all I have to say. I take my money seriously and go out to eat quite a bit. I did not say anything due to it being my wife's birthday. Even for San Francisco that's a little ridiculous
Prix fixe menu no longer exists. Remaining Menu was limited and uninspired. Sadly this used to be my favorite restaurant. I had no problem paying almost $200 per person. This most recent visit the only thing that remained special was the price. I got short ribs and they were mushy. Salad had huge pieces with an oily bland and bitter dressing. Very inelegant. I ordered hot tea and a refill was never offered. Wine list and sommelier was very good. Great LaSalle Champagne. We won’t be back as my overall impression is that this is a restaurant well past its prime living off of its great reputation.
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