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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. email@example.com
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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
Food is outstanding with lots of flavor, texture, and depth. Good wine selection. Service is great while the noise level can be much depending on where seated. Conversation of other patrons seems to travel. In all, highly recommend fine dining, great date night, and good value compared to similar priced restaurants in the area.
Service was so slooooow for us. Had to remind them I’d ordered wine, ask for a dinner roll (not offered), etc. Pur waiter was nice, but seemed preoccupied by the tables around us (where he was attentive). Didn’t ask how food was or check on us at all. The food was disappointing. I ordered the chicken after seeing it ordered at table next to us. My plate looked like I received somebody’s leftovers! The greens were missing and piece of chicken was teeny tiny. So odd. I also had ordered a side of polenta, but I found it tasted funky. Maybe it had some truffle oil going on, but this was not mentioned on menu. The almond cake was very good. In addition to all this, unfortunately we were two tables away from a very drunk man who would yell profanities (political in nature) and other rude conversation. No one at the restaurant did anything about this, and I thought they should have. It was yelling above the din and meant to attract attention and to offend. I didn’t appreciate this sort of ambiance. So... all in all, sorely disappointed. I had remembered this restaurant for 15 years (the last time I was here), and was so eager to return with my boyfriend. Based on this visit, I do not plan to return or recommend.
One of the best meals I've ever eaten in my life - and I say this after having meals in Michelin-star restaurants all over the world. This place was fantastic - from the cocktails to the wine to the service to the end-to-end meal (including coffee and dessert). Loved it!
The food was good but the service was really slow - especially the wait for our entrees. Luckily we had allotted plenty of time before our show. I also felt that they were a little snooty about the corkage. I brought a very good bottle of wine and always check the wine list ahead of time to make sure what I bring is not on their list. The $40 corkage was not a problem but both my wife and I thought they were a little condescending the way they acted and we have been to a lot of great restaurants over the years.
We four celebrated a friend's milestone birthday. We had a wonderful, semi-private table to the left of the entrance, so it was lively around us, but we were able to enjoy each other's company, and nothing disrupted our dining experience. The Old Fashioned was ordered and praised, and the rye manhattan straight up with bitters was smooth and most satisfying. The little gem salads were excellent, as were the duck and short rib entrees; the short rib was so tender, it melted in one's mouth. Even the Acme bread rolls were wonderful. The chocolate pave for dessert was incredible, and the red Mencia wine paired perfectly with the entrees. The service was excellent, attentive but not rushed. The valet parking is a great plus. I would very much like to dine at Jardiniere again.
I’ve been a fan of Jardiniere for 2 decades, and always wonder why we don’t go more often. Not tonight, thpugh. The food was adequately prepared but utterly uninspired and downright bland. This classic restaurant needs a shake-up if it wants to retain its old glory.
This is a great restaurant, but beware that when you are dining pre-performance, all the other diners have the same curtain time and things can be a bit hectic and disorganized and food may not be up to the restaurant's usual standards (some of our food was overcooked). If you want to savor your food and have a really good experience, go after the concerts/ballets start.
It’s a rarity to find a high quality, elegant restaurant within walking distance to the city’s cultural gems: the Symphony, ballet and opera.....where one can actually have any conversation without having to shout. Although it closes at 10:30 on a Saturday night, they allowed us to stay until midnight without rushing us out, unlike a nearby restaurant which took our late reservation, only to find that they had closed early!
This was the worst dining experience in memory - from appetizer through coffee. Menu required multiple Wikipedia and dictionary consultations partly because waiter's attitude towards our questions was a put-down. Crab appetizer was a few scraps of crab with a deep fried very oily fish chip. My entree was a reasonably textured but tasteless chicken breast on truffles with bread sauce. My companion had a vegetarian dish that wasn't on the menu but the waiter picked up on her questions and offered that dish. It was "okay." When I asked for the wine list again the waiter flipped it onto the table without looking at us and kept right on going to another table. The meals were so disappointing that dessert was out of the question. I ordered coffee - it tasted old. When no refill was offered I had to request one; it was lukewarm and tasted like the stuff from coffee machines in the student lounge where they haven't cleaned the machine since it was installed.
This experience was especially painful because my friend, who was visiting me from out of town, wanted to treat me to a very good restaurant of my choosing. She was aware of how appalled I was and tried to comfort me by saying that someday we would both laugh about this dinner. I'm not laughing yet.
Very romantic! Great for pre dinner show. Ingredients are five star but a little heavy on the sodium. The portions are small, but after sharing a couple of appetizers you will not want a larger entree.
Be careful if you are seated upstairs. Great views, but because it’s so dark it can be difficult navigating up and down the stairs.
Three of us sat on the upper level in a very accommodating booth, business dinner, but very relaxing in large part due to the tremendous service we received over 2.5 hours. The restaurant was busy but the design of the place keeps the noise down so that you can talk without yelling-so rare, so needed so appreciated! The food was as we requested and was wonderful. I recommend the chicken with chanterelles for sure. The wine was great and the Duplex was a mixologists pride and joy. I believe that you get what you pay for and I was happy to pay the bill. Not inexpensive but worth every penny. Thank you very much, Jardiniere! You made a big difference!
Out of town friend wanted to have dinner at an upscale fun restaurant. Chose Jardiniere because I've always wanted to try it and it has a great reputation. We had 6:45 reservations but were not seated until 7:30 as it was either a ballet of symphony night. Only disappointment was that two out of five entrees were sold out by the time our waiter took or order. It was a definite dining experience in the French fashion. Plenty of time for catching up with friend and just enjoying outstanding service and ambience. Very chic social scene.
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