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Jardiniere

300 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4419 (Hayes Valley)
415-861-5555
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Ranked #341 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
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
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Hayes Valley
Cross street: Franklin St.
Transit: Civic Center BART, 21 Hayes, 49 Van Ness/Mission, 47 Van Ness, F Market
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.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic evening at this restaurant. Good food and drinks, as well as fantastic service by staff. Recommend it to everyone visiting SF.

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San Francisco, California
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231 reviews 231 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

First time at this restaurant and I found the food, dessert, wine list, and the ambiance as expected in a fine dining establishment. As others have mentioned, the menu is a bit pricey and the portion size is typical of pricey restaurants but I didn't leave feeling hungry. I ordered the risotto, Coho salmon, and the cucumber / goat cheese... More

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Los Altos, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food is the thing here, though other aspect are worthy. The salads were gorgeous, thoughtfully composed and delicious. Every ingredient was obviously chosen with great care. Small touches abounded there and with the mains. On the mains, a slow cooked short rib dish was accompanied by sauces, greens and other bits that added much and detracted not at all... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner here to celebrate my husband's birthday during a city trip to SF. The ambiance of the restaurant is very nice; a big staircase leads up to the dinning area. The water/winecoolers 'hidden' in the balustrade were a nice touch. We were seated at a table overlooking the downstairs bar. We chose the 5 course surprise menu with... More

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Aruba
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We loved the contemporary decor of this restaurant. It is open and light with a great stairway that takes you up to the second level. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was the "best" we found but very close to the top!

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Nick D, Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for dinner. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and hope to see you again the next time you are in San Francisco. Kind Regards, Nick Di More

Phoenix, AZ
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165 reviews 165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been fortunate to dine at Jardinière many times, since they opened, and returned during our July trip to San Francisco, looking forward to the experience. Unfortunately, we dined on a Monday evening, and were surprised that they only offered an abbreviated menu. This was akin to a Restaurant Week Menu, and was a disappointment for us, as we... More

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

Bill, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and your service was great, yet disheartened that we could not offer you the full menu. Almost every Monday evening we serve what we call the "Monday Night Prix Fixe". Each Monday is a different theme, and allows guests... More

San Francisco
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Jardiniere is our go-to place when we want to celebrate a special evening. Our dinner last night was a celebration of our wedding anniversary and it did not disappoint. From the appetizer through the dessert, each course was a special treat with flavors to be savored and enjoyed. I had the risotto for the first time and, quite frankly, it... More

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

Michael, Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, and thank you for joining us on such a special evening. I am pleased to hear that our staff took great care of youl, and that the risotto was a hit! We look forward to seeing you both again soon. More

Edmonton
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

An absent friend booked this charming restaurant for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We decided to try the 8 course special menu and we were so impressed with the knowledgeable and attentive staff and an outstanding array of flavours and textures that these various foods introduced to our palate. I particularly appreciated the labour intensive effort of all... More

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

Ian, Thank you for writing a review about your time with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our tasting menu. We put lots of love and passion into our food and service, and I am glad to see that it shined through and made for a memorable evening. We hope to see you again. More

Toronto
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I made reservations for Jardinere ahead of time as it was close to our hotel, Inn at the Opera and since it was my first visit to San Francisco, I wanted somewhere nearby on the first night. We were not disappointed and really needed a nice evening out as our airline lost our luggage. The service was incredible and all... More

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

Thank you taking the time to write us feedback, and sharing your evening with us. I am glad we could soothe your airline woes with a memorable meal! We hope to see you the next time you are on the West Coast. More

San Francisco, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I have loved Jardinere for many years and have eaten there many times. My husband had never been so for our anniversary I took him to dinner to celebrate. The food was good though the lamb belly could have been more crispy. My primary complaint was that the sommelier did not bring our wine until after our dinner was served.... More

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Stephen C, Front Office Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am disheartened to hear that our sommelier didn’t meet your expectations. I will be sure to relay your message to our wine department. We want all of our patrons to be well taken care of when they dine with us. I truly hope you will give us another opportunity to provide 5 star service. More

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