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Jardiniere

4.5
4536 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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.
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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 reservations can be made Sun-Thurs: 5:00pm-9:00pm Fri and Sat: 5:00pm-10:15pm
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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

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

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What 4536 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
3.9
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice and fancy restaurant. The food is very good but don't order Duck, it was too rare. Their chicken is amazing. The staff is very stiff not very warm. No eye contact. Location is great if you are going to see a ballet or symphony.

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Vick (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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TD2017 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Love Jardiniere! Never fails to deliver great food and a great experience.

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tomo (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

So much choice in todays restaurant scene but in the case of Jardiniere the FOOD and presentation is authentic in every sense of the word
It was my BEST BIRTHDAY EVER !!
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a joy to dine at jardiniere. Have been coming for years before and after theater in area. Food is exceptional and the service is always excellent, making you feel special every time!

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vipLnd60 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My friend had the Duck, the portion was good and she loved every bite. I ordered the pasta though the portion was quite small it was very tasty. We enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Magnificent as always! The only place we will ever celebrate our anniversary!

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vipCDB1 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Elegant, casual and comfortable. They do all three like few others. Food was excellent as was the service. A very enjoyable experience.

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Diner95693 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional service and magnificent food. Absolutely stellar.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Mediocre food at overpriced prices and stuff waited. Wouldn’t go back.

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vipItalian (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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vipRosie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This is a great place to go before the theatre, or after the theatre crowd has left. The food is consistently fantastic. Love the ambiance. Great bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The food was not very good for the price point. Service was slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

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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vipSSKK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Beautiful venue, beautifully composed food, expertly prepared and served, a great pleasure to dine at Jardiniere – we always have a wonderful dinner

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SusanP (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Usually the food is tops. This time the sole dish was too salty-/ a big disappointment. I expected better.

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vipRnb74 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

My husband who is a vegetarian made a specific request that the dish created have more substance than just grain and vegetables. He said clearly he was not vegan and eats eggs and suggested perhaps the chef could make a dish with pasta cheese and vegetables. He got a plate of grains with vegetables - exactly what he had said he did not want. Whine the waiter did bot charge us for the dish, the experience was underwhelming given the clear instructions provided in advance.

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Foodie (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Entrees were not hot upon arrival. Very limited menu.

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MartieB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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vipAlicia (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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vipowhy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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

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vipEconoBob (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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!!

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vipTCS1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

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vipRanger41 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Will I ever tire of this fine restaurant and the dining experience they provide? In a word, No!

From the moment I handed my keys to the valet to the moment I left, I felt I was in good hands.
Just go, and they will take care of the rest. I promise!

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vipHerbA (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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MichaelA (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 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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