Monday–Thursday, Sunday 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm–10:15 pm
Intimate private dinners for 2 - 16, large group seated dinners for up to 56, receptions up to 100 & Restaurant Buyouts Available for groups up to 150 seated and 300 for standing receptions. Events may be hosted throughout the restaurant or in Jardinière’s upper or lower level private dining rooms.View Private Dining Details
The best impossible burger hands down. They make this an ultimate high class experience.
Very attentive service, and the food was unique and delicious. I especially enjoyed hearing from the sommelier Jonathan, who was entertaining and informative.
As usual, it is the only place to go before the symphony, opera or ballet! And they are particularly helpful when juggling guests before a performance ! In this case it was George who deserves the kudos for our wonderful evening even as we rushed off to the symphony lecture! Thanks to all of your wonderful staff as well!
The place is very nice and the service is excellent actually outstanding but the food was not great.
Ambiance was great for a Friday night. Dinner was at 8:30 and we were brought to our table quickly. However, despite friendly staff, the overall service was quite slow. It took at least 15 minute before our waiter came to take our order - we knew what we wanted within 5 minutes of looking at the menu. Our dinner ended up being a little over 2 hours from start to finish. Would have been a better experience if we could have shaved off 40 minutes.
We ordered an appetizer, pasta dish, fish, and beef dish, followed by dessert; all of them were quite delicious. Would come back for another meal in the future.
There were many good tables for two available, yet we were taken to a corner very close to the next table. By the end of the evening, we knew the table next to us history, background, family dynamics, income, etc. The food was good but portions very very small. The Dessert was overpriced. A very small cake with an added small vanilla ice scoop was $18. Would not recommend. Certainly overpriced and not worth the hype.
We had an enjoyable dinner. We found the service to be a little on the slow side. We were seated for quite some time before the server came over and took our drink order, and then subsequent dinner order. But once that happened, the rest of the dinner was enjoyable and the food was great.
I love the atmosphere at Jardiniere. The drinks were outstanding, and enjoyed the unique touches like decanting our wine in a scientific beaker. Food was solid as always.
The only disappointment was the waiter. He was dull, unattentive and overall not very interesting. I realize, we tend to spend more on a nice meal experience than most, but when you spend $900 for 4 people, I think it is fair to expect a little more from the server.
I will go back and hope for someone better.
Love this spot pre opera. Convenient delicious and great food
The pre show format worked for me. Service was attentive. The wine folks are spot on. The pre show slam they get hurt their offerings. The new format worked for me Thursday.
There was a problem with my entree so they took it back, comped me for it and gave me my choice of replacement for free. Satisfied overall.
Forced to have pre-theatre menu before 7pm. Unfortunate. but choices were good.
Restaurant was lovely, menu perfect - fresh, local and delicious. Couldn't go wrong with any selection on the menu. Excellent service and everyone so accommodating. This was a birthday celebration following a performance of Tosca. Enjoyed every minutes. Will be back.
Perfect for out of town family. I found the food over salted (2 out of 3) dishes.
I've been going to Jardinere since they opened 20 years ago. Never disappoints.
Still ..after all of these years -a solid dining destination.
Our favorite place to dine -- and the food was amazing as always! Our server was a little glitchy in terms of rapport and couldn't answer all of our questions (and didn't admit to it). Definitely don't BS about what's on the cheese plate, servers -- just go look at the labels. Still, a great night! And every other service experience we've had there or had that night was off the charts (on the yay end).
Starters and desserts were amazing. Mains were small for the price and they were good, but not particularly memorable. Service was a little shaky at times, and outstanding at others.
Good pre-opera meal but somewhat limited selection
This was my first time with the special pre-opera menu with options for 2 or 3 selections. The service was quicker because of the abbreviated menu but I missed seeing the full menu. But I will agree the timing was good for we opera goers.
Atmosphere is great! Food is spot on, though not quiet spectacular; you're paying for the location and vibe and service. Service was great as well, though there were a couple noticeable gaps. Staff is excellent! Also, the menu we got in the restaurant had more items that the menu online did, which was a nice surprise.
A beautiful restaurant- friendly and excellent service. Food is creative - we’ll prepared and presented and very good. Highly recommend!
Visited for the impossible burger with my mum from Scotland, & were welcomed & treated very well. Were seated in a cosy corner table, service was exceptional with a sommelier serving wine& food was very tasty. Restaurant busy& other food looked well presented.
Very elegant atmosphere. Not an everyday sort of restaurant, but perfect for a special night out. Very well located next to SFJAZZ and other music venues in Civic Center.
Service was delightful, not intrusive. Miyagi oysters could not have been better. My duck breast was a bit dry but the red rice and spices were superb and the confit delicious. The halibut tartar was beautiful, light, and tender. The salmon was perfectly cooked. Looking forward to our next visit.
Great food & service. We tried the impossible meatballs( good) Foi gras was amazing and the pome fritter was really good too. For dinner we had the duck and Wagyu steak which were both delicious!
We had the upside down cake for dessert and loved it!
The location is perfect for so many activities and I love the way they check if you are attending an event to make sure you have plenty of time. Food is always good and waiters explainatin of items on menu are extremely helpful. Always enjoy our dinner.
I thought it was a really good menu for the price. We were celebrating being a year away from getting married, and we went all out. Got a nice bottle of wine oysters the whole deal and it was a very fair price! Would come back for sure!
The food was quite nice, but overpriced. Servings were very small. The atmosphere was lovely and intimate. Service was terrible: despite it not being very busy, and there being several servers, every single interaction took too long - we were waiting before someone offered us a drink; we were waiting before someone took our orders; we were waiting for about 15 minutes to get a second drink; and we were waiting so long for dessert that my cake arrived lukewarm. In a less fancy place, I'd totally not care about these things, but they also didn't let us taste the wine; spilled water when pouring, and didn't wipe it up; and forgot to bring my husband's dessert.
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary there. We drove from Sacramento specially for having dinner in Jardiniere. We loved this place, great service, great food, great atmosphere. Now We have a new favorite place to celebrate our special occasions. Thank you Jardiniere team for your amazing service!
I have loved patronizing Jardiniere since they opened twenty years ago: excellent food, creatively prepared; perfect location for the opera, symphony, etc.; professional service; accomplished chefs advancing the art of cuisine. This last visit was a bit subpar, but they have proved their mastery many times in the past, so I cannot hold one minor slip-up against them. However, my dear Jardiniere, when I ask for a steak to be done "medium," please don't send it to the table rare. That feels like an insult, as if I don't know what I really want.
See you again soon.
Jardiniere has been my favorite restaurant for a long, long time. When I come the city for the opera or symphony, it is the perfect place for dinner before or after the performance. Yes, it is convenient, but the food is wonderful (they have a great new menu), the atmosphere is that of a Paris bistro, and the wait staff is the best anywhere. Anywhere.
Jardiniere is a very pleasant restaurant, cleverly designed , i love the central well and the lighting.
The service is impeccable, the wine list eclectic and expensive, the menu is refined although not French per se. Yes the chef use French techniques, the king salmon is poached sous-vide for exemple, but the result is contemporary American. Each dish I tried came great and well presented. This place is ideal for dinner before the concert, at the philharmonic or the opera nearby. If you come after the concert, hurry up to order as San Francisco is more like a red neck middle west town for the night life: everything close so early!
A very nice welcome and good cuisine. Very nice place. Will recommend it and return
Welcome was good, seating was poor considering the advanced reservation. We were celebrating a birthday and they seated us in the back corner near the bussing table. Food was good; however, portion size was underwhelming. The supporting waitstaff was excellent, and deserving of the 5% SF tax...however, our main server was uninterested in our experience and needs. We had three (3) full courses, and he never once asked us how our meal was - disappointing. The only saving grace, was they remembered we were celebrating a birthday and brought out a candle light dessert despite no confirmation of the birthday request. Overall, we’d give 3 out of 5 stars.
We went there because it is near Opera house and Symphony hall and it had a good reputation. The service was good . We ordered King Salmon. I am sorry I have to say it was not very impressive. We love Salmon and eat lots so I was little disappointed the Salmon was not much special at all. The salads and dessert were good. I do not mind pay more for special meal but this is just not the case for us. May be we did not order right one so I still recommend to go there but not order Salmon.
Great pre-show menu and meal. Wait staff very helpful. Definitely going back
The waiter was phenomenal!
My girlfriend's salmon was extremely tasty and the presentation was perfect. I had the chicken and while it was very good, it was nothing to write home about. I may be a little bias since I prefer a grilled chicken breast over the way it was cooked by the chef at the restaurant.
The cocktails were definitely worth trying. They were inventive and very, very good.
The ambiance was very nice as well. We had a corner booth and had a great view of the entire restaurant.
All in all, it's an exceptional restaurant and I would highly recommend it to anyone celebrating an anniversary or a special date.
The overall experience was that it was not up to standard: the food was ok, but too fat, the portions were very small (even to European standards, where we are from), it was too expensive. Further it was cold, there was a continuous draft. Service was friendly.
Food was good and the sevice was so thoughtful. We appreciated your caring attention
thank you so much!!!!!! Lee Faberman, for 3 , Thurs sept 27th before Opera