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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

VALENTINE'S DAY:
5 Course Pre Fixe Menu - $175 Per Person. Wine pairings available for $65 per person.
All reservations require a credit card for booking. Cancellations made within 72 hours of the reservation will result in a $100 charge per person.

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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (95)
Good for a Date (91)
Pre/post Theatre (85)
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Romantic (81)
Fit for Foodies (66)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Creative Cuisine (51)
Quiet Conversation (51)
Notable Wine List (44)
Bar Seating (43)
Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Cozy (33)
Local Ingredients (29)
Business Meals (27)
Worth the Drive (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (20)
Seasonal (19)
Late-night Find (18)
Healthy (17)
People Watching (17)
Authentic (15)
Fun (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Casual (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Organic (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Never disappointed! Great food, great service. Go to spot before symphony or opera.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent dinner, as always, but the kitchen was overwhelmed by pre-Ballet Gala diners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food was really small and super pricy. For sure not my ideal place to go

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Perfect dining before SF Ballet Gala!! Smart, attentive and skilled service from check-in 'til departure. Food excellent, as usual--petrale sole fantastic and perfectly prepared. Just a normal night at Jardiniere!!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food and wonderful ambiance. Very attentive service. Restaurant not too full or empty. Very inventive food, classical preparation.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good fancy restaurant. Not the best choice of wines by the glass. Very good food and prices to match. Decent fine dining.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent service, great atmosphere, music is not blasting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

once again, a truly relaxing evening. leave the kids at home and go out for an adult beverage, great food and a wait staff that understands fine dinning.

Thank you.

PN

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious duck, excellent service, great location and ambiance

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We had an absolutely lovely time. The food & the service was sublime!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Loved it! Great night out for myself and my daughter!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Jardiniere is always flawless. Another wonderful night of gracious service, delicious food and delightful ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

For my hubby birthday. It was great they could accommodate vegan. But... could be better for the price. Service was excellently

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

All the food was tasty. Service was great. Ambience was romantic. I liked the Waygu and the duck.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Enjoyed our meal. Fresh ingredients and careful preparation. You can taste the passion that goes on every bite. SF gem everyone should have a pleasure to dine in.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Love this place, food, cocktails and superb service

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

First courses were good but we seemed to have lost the servers attention by the third course - Luke warm food, late fries and no wine. Dessert was inedible.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved New Year’s dinner especially the sea urchin that was velvety and delicious!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good food and service. A bit over price but the ambiance was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is amazing, service excellent and ambiance perfect for wonderful date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Spent Holidays in SF... Jardiniere was a great selection - Pricey, although creative menus and wine list. Must try once!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic restaurant all around, wait staff was friendly and helpful, food was creative and delicious. Great wine selection.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful service! Our waiter Michael B. was amazing. Food was great and creative- we have tried 5 course meal and it was excellent. Next time we are in San Francisco we will dine here again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was excellent and the service top notch. It was a little more than we expected to spend but worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

If you are going to the theatre or opera this is super close and next to the Performing Arts Parking garage. I recommend the crab dip and chocolate dessert were the standouts of our meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The service was incredibly slow. Food was good. The use of great ingredients was evident in all dishes.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This is a top of the line restaurant, very fine dining. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Also very well-situated for SFJazz, Opera or SFSymphony.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Carl our waiter was the best!!! Went before the Nutcracker ballet!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is delicious. Romantic setting/lighting. Very friendly and cordial staff.

Came here for our anniversary and they gave us a card and complimentary dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Post nutcracker perfection

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