Jardiniere

4.6
5106 reviews
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French
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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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

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

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H
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Jardiniere willl be missed...

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice all around restaurant.

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A
San Francisco
251 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Outrageously expensive for what was very mediocre food.

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EO
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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SC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Sarah took great care of us.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

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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l
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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RL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HA
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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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s
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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FD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Tommy's joint is better the service was pretentious

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YC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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G
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been one our favorite spots for that special meal or a cocktail before going to the opera house. We’re so sad that it will be closing it’s doors soon.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sorry it will be closing. It was a very pleasant dining experience.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was memorable. Thank you Chef.

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B
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you can go here before they close on 4.27.19 DO IT! you will have an experience you will never forget and for sure miss!! It is how a restaurant was suppose to be. Quintessential San Francisco. If you want to feel like a valued patron, go, if you want to feel great after eating a solid meal, go. They don't and won't make them like this in this country......it's is an end of an era......

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience and the food :( so sad that they are closing down

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LH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, fabulous. To bad they are closing 4/27/19

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JH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time patrons with a lot of expectations, the restaurant didn’t disappoint us at all. Just sad that they are closing soon.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I first went to Jardiniere during their first year, and I couldn’t miss going there one last time. It was wonderful and I am truly sorry to see another fine restaurant go. It was pricey— but I have no regrets. The staff (front and back) took great care of us and delivered an experience worthy of their reputation.

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W
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jardiniere has been our "go to" restaurant since it opened. Whenever we have attended the ballet, opera or symphony we have always included dinner & before or after drinks at Jardiniere as part of our evening out.

We are delighted to have been able to enjoy our "last supper" before the symphony last week and before Jardiniere closes its doors.

Our best wishes are extended to all affiliated with Jardiniere and their new endeavors.

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AF
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The portions were very small and the food was just okay. The atmosphere and service are great. I would go back to eat and drink in the bar but not the restaurant itself.

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A
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have dined at Jardiniere on several occasions and this was one of the best.

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Was here for a birthday. I chose the restaurant, knowing it was going to be their last month to be open.

Service was excellent. He was very knowledgeable in all the ingredients in the dish, and if he didn’t know, he went to find out.

We chose the chef’s prefix menu. Everything was delicious, if only a tad bit too salty. My favorite was the coppa with lavash.

I’ll be sad to see this place go.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good but for price per person for the prix fixe menu, there was a lot left to be desired. Food quality and taste definitely did not match with the price. Now I can see why they are closing.

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IR
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a great experience in going to Jardiniere. We were seated on time. Our waiter was very polite and made nice suggestions on food choice. Also, we got a gentle reminder on time, so we didn't get late for the ballet performance.

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