Permanently Closed - Jardiniere

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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 available upon request, 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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MichaelP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so sad that they are closing. We will miss them always good food and service

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vipElaineD
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Let's just say we aren't sorry they are closing. They changed the pre-theater menu so it's very small. Food was OK but nothing special and the desert, citron tart, was very disappointing The dinner was ridiculously expensive. Service was good, however. We never understood what the attraction was and are hoping for something better when the space re-opens

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positive. Sad to see it close😕

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Was so excited about coming here especially since it is a SF institution that is sadly closing. Also have been a huge fan of Chef de Jardin and was so looking forward to trying her famous cuisine. Mixed experience. Dishes were good, mains much better than the appetizers. Wine was delish. Wish the waiter was a bit more helpful. Overall glad we got to go!

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vipguyabouttown
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was great! I would go back for the food only.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly (since Saturday is their last day of service), this was one of my best meals at Jardiniere! Lamb Barbacoa was amazing!

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Lion
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

A sad ending to a great restaurant! Service slow, food not great, and $36 for a double martini seems like gouging. We will miss it, the best location in town for Opera, Symphony, and Ballet, but clearly the "heart" was gone form the place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our “go to” restaurant for our family’s special occasions and we were heartbroken to learn of its closing on the 27th. This was an iconic jewel of a place and we will miss it. Best wishes to Traci in her future endeavors and also her wonderful staff for creating such a grand dining oasis.

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Cyndy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I celebrated Easter and bid farewell to Jardinaire. It was lovely, and bittersweet.

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Chiara
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

It's a lovely place, but our food was pretty awful. (And I mean just terrible).

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vipEconoBob
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jardiniere and all of its excellent employees have been truly important to me over many years. We are so incredibly sad to see this wonderful institution close. We wish Traci and everybody at Jardiniere the very best in the future. Given the amazing job done at Jardiniere for 22 years, these folks will have no problem creating another fantastic dining experience. We will miss you.

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Hugo
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Jardiniere willl be missed...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Such a shame this gem will soon close its doors for good. Fortunate we were able to snag a reservation. If you have the chance to make it in before closing, you definitely won't be disappointed!

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vipJohnM
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice all around restaurant.

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vipAnne
San Francisco
252 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are sorry to see this excellent dining spot closing. It has always been top notch. We've been dining here since they opened over 20 years ago.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Outrageously expensive for what was very mediocre food.

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vipEatOutALot
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We hadn't been back here for quite a while because the food used to be soooo precious. A salad of two little tomatos and two pieces of lettuce. Portions were so small you would leave starving unless you ate three rolls. But this last visit the endive salad was sensational and huge. Enough for 2. The pasta dish was superb and abundant. The desert was exquisite and filling. It's expensive, but was excellent. But we won't be back. They're closing in two weeks for good.

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing institution. So sad to see it leave! Thanks for the memories.

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ElizabethM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at Jardiniere. So so sad to see it close.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Sarah took great care of us.

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CherylW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Restaurant was highly recommended. Tagliatelle pasta with pork sugo was extremely salty, duck entre was mediocre, expensive wine upgrade by the sommelier to a fuller body wine was unremarkable, weak flavor, no lingering finish that you would anticipate from a 2010 French wine. Felt the dining experience was a waste of money. Beautiful restaurant. Would have been happier sitting at the bar and having a martini.

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viplrsj50
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I can't believe it's closing, but what a great farewell dinner. Our server was fantastic. He knew the menu, offered suggestions and was attentive, but not overbearing. A beautiful space, this restaurant will be missed.

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JillK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were seated promptly, but it was a lengthy wait for our first course. We were disappointed that it was a prix fixe dinner as we would rather have had just an entree. I often have had an order and a half of scallops for my dinner, but that was not an option and $20 extra for scallops seems excessive. The second course came soon after the first. The dessert was served with the bill, as it was getting so late we would be late for the ballet. When the bill came it was incorrect, and we didn't have time to sort it out. One of our party was very upset by this and insisted we get it done before we left. This was done, but we were running to the opera house and barely got seated before the curtain went up. Our reservation was at 5:45 for a 7:30 curtain. This is too bad as Jardiniere has always been my favorite restaurant.

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vipRLMF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful. So sorry to see it go..... a great dining establishment.

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janiek
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly, the restaurant is closing. So it wouldn't be possible to recommend this restaurant.

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vipHomerA
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect restaurant - excellent food, service and ambiance! Also very conveniently located to many music events venues.

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vipRobertY
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bittersweet final visit to the soon-closing Jardiniere. We have enjoyed all of our times there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I wanted to eat at Jardiniere one more time before they closed, but it was clear they are already in shutdown mode. Nothing was bad but the service and the food were both meh - not the way I wanted to remember it.

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stephaniec
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special experience at Jardiniere, and sadly, we will miss this iconic restaurant. If you have a chance, definitely try to at least have a cocktail here before it closes. Since we dined before the ballet, we had the 2-course pre-fixed meal of scallops and cod. The meal was divine, light yet savory. Service was spot on; our server, David, was funny and personable yet professional. The staff here is exceptional and we wish all of them good luck and success in their future endeavors! Thank you for years of great food and service!

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FrequentDiner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat before walking down the street to see a play at Orpheum Theater

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SonnyD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Tommy's joint is better the service was pretentious

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YCoh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad this place is closing - the food was beautiful and nuanced, the service was perfect.

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MichaelL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to see Jardiniere go. But it will always be such a beautiful place in my memory. And this dinner confirmed it's legacy of awesomeness!

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vipGigi
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Jardiniere and am so sad it is closing. We've dined there several times over the years and we're looking forward to one last amazing meal in a couple of weeks.

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SteveA
San Francisco
1 review