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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 (79)
Pre/post Theatre (66)
Romantic (66)
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Good for a Date (65)
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)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Amazing food, service.cocktail and service. Wagu beef was out of this world and there Manhattan was the best I have ever had!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! Everything is so eloquently thought out and well executed. Fantastic for a nice date or a special occasion! It will definitely impress.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Disappointing all around. We had our wedding dinner there a year ago, and were hoping to have a special anniversary dinner. I let them know when I made the reservation, and was told we would have a lovely table and they would do something special. We had the least desirable table and not one mention of our anniversary. Not a good experience, and unlikely we'll go back. The food is excellent, but the experience ruins it.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Superb, refined food in an elegant setting with impeccable service – one of the very best restaurants in California -

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had heard so many great things about Jardiniere, but after dining there for our 25th wedding anniversary, before seeing a show, were not that impressed.
The salads were not crisp, the desserts were disappointing and the prices were high.
We expected more from the cuisine, for the prices they were charging and the reputation they have.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Jardiniere has consistently excellent food. The portions are just the right amount. The duck was delicious as well as the fish. The panacotta dessert was light and delicious and enough for two people. The wines by the glass, as always, were very well chosen. Jardiniere is a special treat before the opera or the symphony. It is also a treat for dinner after an event.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The menu is too limited. If you go there with any regularity, it doesn't hold enough interest.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

A great place for post matinee opera performances. It is quite and easy to discuss what you have seen.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Still one of the finest in town. Going back again this Friday. Excellent food, excellant service.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wonderful meal. Wonderful service. Very knowledgeable server - it was my girlfriends birthday and they made it very special for us. Thank you!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was good, but not great for the price. My side dish came when I has two bites left of my main course. Otherwise the service was nice. It is very loud!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Menu seemed new and somewhat abridged to me, although our server said it was in place for three years. Expect expensive but the very best service and pre opera/symphony option.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We love it here! Every time we visit, we have a great time. The service is great; the food is delicious; and the dining room is stunning. Thank you!

Tags: Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything from start to finish was fantastic. What an extraordinary place!

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere and great location. Food portions are way too small and price is high.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was very good, especially the Alaskan halibut. The dessert, panda cotta, was exceptional. There is a limited menu. The restaurant is in a beautiful space.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Very attentive service and one of the most delicious and creative meals I've had in a long time! Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Michael, our waiter, was fantastic. The food and environment were a perfect balance of sophisticated and classy but still trendy. Just end to end great experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great cocktails, nice ambience in the Lounge. We were a little confused as to who our server was at the beginning of service.

There were two different brands of dinner knives on the table when we were sat.

The shortrib was savory, the fried quail outstanding but the Sturgeon fell a little flat. Sides of polenta and green beans were good.

Blueberry dessert was like a danish - not a bad thing but not exactly as it was described. We would have expected this more as a breakfast dish.

Tags: Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We had a wonderful experience! Will be back. Thank you.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always outstanding! Robert, our server, was fantastic. Very informative and a dry wit. Thanks for that, lad! Lovely blond bartender, didn't get her name, a fantastic mixologist AND she provided me the recipe for the bourbon drink I so enjoyed. If I'd only remembered the opera started 5 hours earlier.....

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Only complaint: a little pricey for small portions especially wine. I declined a second glass after the first glass seemed so small-didn't look like a 5 oz pour. Otherwise no problems with waitstaff, noise or quality of food- just glad they provided me with two rolls so I didn't go away hungry

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Pros
Very close to the San Francisco Symphony, Opera
Attractive restaurant on the inside, had reservations and was seating promptly
Service is polite, friendly and efficient
ahh but the food was a downer

Cons

Frites and pommes (fries were disappointing - salty)
oysters (some had fishy taste) usually a sign of not being fresh.
sturgeon with corn sauce was delicious except there was something in the sauce or fish that was gritty
Our polenta side dish never arrived and we inquired about it. It was also on the bill and we had to request for it's removal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful food. Exceptional staff thru out. Convenient and our fav place to eat before opera or symphony!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have dined at Jardiniere many times and this was not our best experience, unfortunately. We have noticed that the menu has become increasingly limited with just a few items per category. This does not have to be a problem, but it can be if one has dietary restrictions. On this occasion my husband's trout was practically raw. It was gelatinous and not at all appealing. My duck (which I have had there many times) was tough and difficult to cut. Our oysters to begin were lovely and the dessert good, but obviously the main course is important! We won't stop going--hoping it was just an "off night." But, since it is an expensive restaurant, one does not want to be disappointed with the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Of the dozen or so restaurants in Hayes Valley we have visited this is the best by far. Mainly, the food was really good: radishes and cucumbers, little gem salad, the sous vide trout, the wagyu steak. Also the Lexington cocktail. No room for dessert. Without being at all stuffy, the experience was clearly dining in a first-class restaurant. Service friendly and professional (though could have been a little quicker). We don't often spend a c-note each for dinner, but we will again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food and service were subpar. They included a higher priced item on our bill than we had ordered, and even after they admitted their error they pushed back and tried to keep the higher charge on the bill. Really inappropriate-I felt like I was at work negotiating a hostile deal with a dishonest counter party rather than enjoying my anniversary. Shameful behavior. We will not return.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Incredible food! The short ribs were melt in your mouth fantastic. The quail was fried but still felt light and was very flavorful. For starters we had the foie gras terraine which came with the most delicious butter fried multi-grain toast that we ever had!

The wine list was very well curated and fairly well priced given usual restaurant market ups on wine. With the Somm's help we picked not only a unique but delicious Champagne to start with the foie gras but also had a 2000 Beaucastel CdP that went very well with our main course.

To finish with dessert, I did the "100 yrs of Port flight" which was very reasonably priced to try a 10 yr Taylor Fladgate, 20 yr Churchill, 30 yr Ramos Pintos and 40 yr Graham's Tawny Port. The 30 year Ramos Pintos was the star of the flight and I can still taste it even as I type this review days later.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food and service were outstanding as always. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food and ambiance never disappoint and are only bolstered by the exceptional staff. Jardiniere is a true dining pleasure.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The wagyu hangar steak was excellent, cooked to perfection, practically melted in my mouth. All round great experience and will definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a terrific birthday dinner at Jardiniere. We had the steak, duck, salmon, impossible bau, green salad with peaches, foie gras, and acme bread with salted butter. The service was impeccable, and the food was expertly prepared. Thank you Jardiniere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Overall, we felt the meal was good, but not great. I think the salmon would have tasted better if the salmon was cooked. The almost raw salmon was not a taste that I liked. Although I like crisp green beans, the green beans that night were extremely crisp, almost tough, and would have benefited from another minute or two of cooking. The Winter Gem salad, the pomme frites, and the semifreddo dessert were superb. Our waiter was also superb. This was my second dinner at this restaurant, and I thought the first dinner was better than the second. But overall, it was good and I will still continue to dine here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, great cocktails. I had the Impossible Burger and it was as good as expected.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

go to place before the opera great staff nice atmosphere very good food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tapas, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Dinner was fine- not spectacular for the price point. Food was just kind of boring. Identical menu to what we had last time, only more lackluster. Staff passed us several times without checking in- my wine needed refilling. Not sure anyone checked in to see how the meal was... Hosts very friendly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Very pleasant place humming with chatter and clinking of glasses at the bar; server was assiduous; amuse-bouche was a corn tea that rang a faint reminder to beef tea - quite warming; warm and crispy bread on request; chilled eggplant soup with beans - quite the novel gazpacho with Indian herbs and avocado; there was an unexpectedly long pause before the entrèe finally came - the lightly seared king salmon was very tender and fresh and the aesthetics of the dish was impressive and thus was well worth the wait; melon sorbet (2 scoops!) with crisp waffles was a sweet satisfying end to my repast. The server introduced the vegan burger "the impossible burger" - sounded delicious and should be a good choice for green Mondays. Unfortunately there was another wait for the check to be settled, and that somehow deducted marks off this meal which would have been great value for money ($71.77 excluding gratuity).

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The impossible burger is amazing! You'd try it and they sometimes sell impossible bao, which based is the same. The impossible is worth to try because of the texture which is plant-based, and it tasted like meat. The bar even serve some great beer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was great but the service underwhelmed. Food came out in wrong order. We had no problem eating it because it was so good. Also kept giving us plain water over and over again and we kept reminding them we ordered sparkling.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Sit at the bar and get the Impossible Burger! Friendly and nice bartenders. Great place for a special occasion date or business dinner. Food seems good but could be time for a remodel to modernize!

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