First, let me say that we were not tourists in San Francisco when we went to Jeanne D'Arc, but lifetime residents who have been to most of the top restaurants in the city. What always surprises and delights us is how many of these hidden gems we still discover. This little gem is not at street level of the hotel in which it's located but down a flight of stairs (or down the antique elevator) so you can forgive us for not knowing it was there. The decor is beautifully done and well-maintained so you won't be wanting for real French restaurant ambience.
Dinner was a genuine four-course meal at $42 per person and we felt that was a good price for what we got. The pureed vegetable soup was nicely seasoned and very tasty and the mixed green salad with shrimp was just right, not too huge nor too small. I had the filet mignon (extra $6) with potatoes au gratin and a vegetable stuffed artichoke heart. The filet, with a mushroom sauce was as tender as you're going to find anywhere and the side dishes were very well prepared and delicious. My wife ordered the sea bass with shrimp and scallops, which came with asparagus. It was a large tender piece of fish but she thought it could've used a little more seasoning. For dessert we both got the orange soufflé, which is something we don't get very often so we both downed it without hesitation. The service was professional but perhaps a little too fast-paced. However, I must admit that we told the waiter we had an 8 o'clock show later in that evening so I'm sure he just wanted to make sure we weren't late.
All in all, Jeanne D'Arc is well worth a visit for a special dinner with lots of atmosphere.
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