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Jardiniere

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300 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4419 (Franklin St.)
Civic Center BART, 21 Hayes, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 47 Van Ness, F Market
415-861-5555
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Jardiniere, opened in 1997, is housed in a beautiful landmark building in...
Jardiniere, opened in 1997, is housed in a beautiful landmark building in San Francisco's chic Hayes Valley neighborhood. Highlights of the elegant setting, designed by Pat Kuleto, include a gorgeous bar and stunning staircase. The highly refined and sensual food of Chef/Owner Traci Des Jardins is a celebration of Northern California's best seasonal bounty prepared with classic French technique. The J Lounge features a full list of specialty cocktails and wines, and offers a variety of creative lounge food and small plates. Its proximity to the theaters makes it an excellent place to dine before or after a show.
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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply the best

This was possibly one of the very best meals I have ever had.the level of service , knowledge and quality was amazing.to die for hamachi , the duck was exquisite as was my husbands wagu had him drooling.It was my birthday and personalized plate of petit fours and complimentary champagne with my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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cork
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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cork
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was possibly one of the very best meals I have ever had.the level of service , knowledge and quality was amazing.to die for hamachi , the duck was exquisite as was my husbands wagu had him drooling.It was my birthday and personalized plate of petit fours and complimentary champagne with my cheese course was fab.Special shout out to Andrew... More 

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Del Mar, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I was happy to try this Michelin star place and had high hopes. Reservation process and arrival were great. Table placement, room design and decor were wonderful. It has a great feel. Service was wobbly. Sommelier was just rude or at best without feelings or emotion (a real sore point as I am somewhat of a wine geek.). Server was... More 

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Largo, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I went to jardiniere for a business team dinner (great choice Linda and Bob!). The restaurant design is very nice. Service was very attentive. I tasted limited items from the menu, but what I had was very good (I want to come back and try many more). The sea urchin appetizer was excellent. I had the tagliatelle with mushroom and... More 

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133 reviews 133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It's difficult to top a spot in an excellent location, with a lovely decor, and excellent food. Because of the ingredients and care put into the food, the prices are not cheap. However, all three of us were delighted with each course and the wine selection offered. The risotto was exceptional as were the fish and seafood. We rounded things... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our evening at Jardiniere was a textbook example of how I think fine dining should be. My husband and I went with the multi-course tasting menu along with the suggested wine pairings; so this special meal should be considered in that admittedly expensive context. Suffice it to say that each course was a delicious, prepared and presented with care and... More 

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Nick D, Front Office Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful evening with us on all levels. We strive to give our guests a memorable evening, and I am glad it showed. We look forward to your next visit with us. Kind Regards, Nick Di More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Always love coming back to Jardiniere when we are visiting the city. Having a Martini at the beautiful bar watching the early theatre goers and their elegant dress. The Nutcracker was on this particular evening and the children all looked adorable. Upstairs for dinner in the magnificent restaurant area, enjoyed my number one food on earth "Caviar". Staff are very... More 

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Nick D, Front Office Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. I am happy to hear that you have returned to the restaurant time after time and enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the city. Warm Regards, Nick Di More 

California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was NOT our first visit to the restaurant. That being said...Great location if you are going to an event at the Opera House BUT... For this caliber of a restaurant they really shouldn't be "out" of anything since we were the first seating (5:00pm)! Sat down and ordered a drink..."out" of Crown, "out" of Jack Daniels (would have expected... More 

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Nick D, Front Office Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us feedback on your experience. I am sad to hear that you didn't have the most enjoyable time with us. It is true that we do not carry certain liquors. However, we always want to listen to the guests needs. I truly apologize about the miss-communication about the wine price range. Our top priority is to... More 

Walnut Creek
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A great location, right across the street from the San Francisco Opera House. There were four of us for dinner. We had a wonderful time.Our Waitress was great, The menu is limited but very good. We weren't thrilled with the appetizers, but the Pasta with Lamb Sausage was to die for. We also had a Crab pasta that was good... More 

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Nick D, Front Office Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us before your opera performance, and writing a review. I am glad to hear that you all have a great evening. We hope to see you again this upcoming season. Kind Regards, Nick Di More 

rdwarriorcal
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We really liked the restaurant, and it was accommodating to both my gluten-free diet and my wife's vegetarian instincts. Our party make a reservation, and the waiter came prepared. He was very good. The food was outstandingly delicious, and the kitchen had the flexibility to create a completely off-menu entree for my wife that made her happy. The kitchen sent... More 

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Nick D, Front Office Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us, and leaving feedback on your experience. I am glad we were able to impress you with our gluten free and vegetarian options. We look forward to seeing you again. Happy New Year. Nick Di More 

Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had reservations, but had to wait a few minutes for the table. The food is good, some dishes are a little on the smaller side. The menu is limited to 4 entrees, so do not expect a large selection of items to choose from. 30 corkage, and a few wines by the glass. Do not let them put your wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4419
    (Franklin St.)
  • Public Transportation: Civic Center BART, 21 Hayes, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 47 Van Ness, F Market
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-861-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Jardiniere, opened in 1997, is housed in a beautiful landmark building in San Francisco's chic Hayes Valley neighborhood. Highlights of the elegant setting, designed by Pat Kuleto, include a gorgeous bar and stunning staircase. The highly refined and sensual food of Chef/Owner Traci Des Jardins is a celebration of Northern California's best seasonal bounty prepared with classic French technique. The J Lounge features a full list of specialty cocktails and wines, and offers a variety of creative lounge food and small plates. Its proximity to the theaters makes it an excellent place to dine before or after a show.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a community park at its center and dozens of trendy businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish respite.
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