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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, Late Night, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
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  • 7
    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
Expensive, lovely setting, very good food

This place is usually too pricey for us, but we heard about their $55 Prix Fixe Monday and decided to give it a try. The setting is luxe, so dress up. We didn't know and got seated in the upper left rear, near the kitchen, bathrooms and office. Our waiter was great, the wine steward was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
William M
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San Francisco, CA
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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235 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We sampled Jardiniere twice on a recent opera weekend in San Francisco and found it to be the ideal late-night dining spot. Located less than a block from the War Memorial Opera House and Symphony Hall, the restaurant caters to an upscale arts crowd, and the bar fills with musicians and patrons on performance evenings. The bar is a wonderfully... More 

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Nome, Alaska
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149 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It started with a snotty waiter talking down to us. Then it spiraled downhill. The menu was unappealing.. Not even a green salad to start. The halibut crudeo appetizer was so small I almost missed it. We resorted to salmon.. Barely 5 small mouthfuls and seasoned poorly. The martini was laughably small.. What a disgrace! Desserts were unappealing. In all,... More 

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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just loved this restaurant ! The food was fabulous , we had the sardine salad and the artichoke starters, both very good. As a main course I had the duck and my husband the salmon ...both excellent. The atmosphere was fantastic and the waiters very good. All in all one of the best restaurants we have been to so far... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. I am pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us, and that all aspects of the evening were great. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Nick Di More 

San Francisco, CA
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380 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This place is usually too pricey for us, but we heard about their $55 Prix Fixe Monday and decided to give it a try. The setting is luxe, so dress up. We didn't know and got seated in the upper left rear, near the kitchen, bathrooms and office. Our waiter was great, the wine steward was very helpful, and the... More 

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

Thank you for joining us for the Monday Night Prix Fixe. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Nick Di More 

Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Inside the venue is lovely - wonderful balcony dining area around a dome looking over the bar. Service attentive, if a little cold at times. We had the tasting menu. Whilst the food was good and we enjoyed the wine pairings (some were really fun and different - a rose Sancerre?!), we did feel rushed which made it somewhat less... More 

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

Thank you for joining us, and taking the time to leave us feedback. I apologize that the pacing was a bit quick. We never want our guests to feel rushed. We will keep this information in mind. I am however happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and wine pairings. We hope to see you again on your next... More 

Philipsburg, Montana
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What an amazing place. Conference we attended booked the entire group here for our Friday night wrap up dinner. We had the whole place. Absolutely superb. The appetizers were exotic. The entree I had (chicken) was a nicely seasoned, crispy skinned, nicely sized portion of succulence. I never heard anything but rave reviews from colleagues. Servers were superb and the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased to see that you and your group enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you all again on your next visit to the city. Kind regards, Nick Di More 

California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I can't recall a total experience that was the equal of this one. The decor, the service, and, of course, the food were all outstanding. And if you are there to enjoy the symphony, opera, or ballet, there is no other restaurant as well located. Also, parking is a snap, whether you opt for valet parking or park it yourself,... More 

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

Thank you for joining us, and for the kind words. I am happy to hear you have enjoyed all aspects of the restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Nick Di More 

Pleasanton, California
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I spent the weekend in San Francisco to celebrate 9 months of marriage (well celebrate anything :-). We chose Jardiniere's to eat and so happy we did. They provide valet parking ($15), thus omitting the first stress of San Francisco...parking. The ambiance inside is beautiful. Low light, beautiful bricks and curves,,,the whole vibe was comfortable, relaxing and... More 

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

Thank you for joining us. I love when I hear that a guest has had a perfect evening at the restaurant. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to seeing you for another evening out on the town. Kind Regards, Nick Di More 

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Friends who live in Santa Cruz took us to this restaurant- fantastic. Food superb & the 4 of us all took different dishes. Service and ambience first class. We love our food & this restaurant would take a lot of beating.

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San Francisco, California
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189 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have visited this restaurant tens of times since it opened in late 1997 and it unequivocally WAS our favorite in SF. While the decor and food have remained at a high level, they have fallen into the trap of overly aggressively "monetizing". This is most apparent in the ludicrous capacity of the highly priced thimble sized cocktails: two or... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am sorry to hear that your most recent time with us was not what you were expecting. Our priority is to make our guests feel welcome, and present them with a memorable evening. I apologize that you were not offered more bread. We would have been than happy to... More 

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Additional Information about Jardiniere

Address: 300 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4419
Phone Number: 415-861-5555
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, American, Seafood

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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: French, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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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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