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300 Grove St San Francisco, CA 94102
300 Grove StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94102
$$$$French Restaurant, LoungeToday 5–10:30PM
Friday 5–10:30PMSaturday 5–10:30PMSunday 5–9PMMonday 5–9PMTuesday 5–9PMWednesday 5–9PMThursday 5–9PM
Jardinière features the award winning French-California cuisine of Chef Traci Des Jardins. We specialize in utilizing sustainable and local ingredients whenever possible.
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Chef Traci Des Jardins' Californian-French restaurant known for tasting menus & a romantic ambiance.- Google
"Fava bean salad - tasted like spring."
"Avocado/salmon toast - by far my favorite of the bunch."
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Andrew Duszak
a week ago
My husband and I returned joyfully to Jardiniere for our one year anniversary in mid January 2016. One year to the day prior we held our wedding party at Jardiniere, which was a hefty, well worth the memory, investment. A couple years prior my now husband and I celebrated a birthday at Jardiniere. My point is Jardiniere holds much history and nostalgia in our San Franciscan lives as a couple. We want this restaurant to be the best, for we have told everyone that it is. My concern is it may be slipping and relying on its reputation. Upon returning in January 2016 on a Friday evening, all seemed well. We were beyond excited to relive past memories over fine wine and food. Upon face value we did. The atmosphere superb, waiter excellent, somliei a bit odd (even for SF) but, helpful though came across as annoyed that we asked him for a suggestion on what to pair with our meal. We both had 1 bottle of red wine, bread/butter, scallops, lamb pasta, I the braised beef ribs, my husband the duck, & shared a basic dessert. We started dinner at 7:30ish, we're home about 10:30pm. I awoke at 2:30am, drenched in sweat, in severe stomach distress, and spent the next 72 hours glued to my bathroom, had to call out of work on Monday. My husband felt fine. The only difference was he did not try the beef. We both noted the scallops had sand in them. Things happen, restaurants can never prevent every food born illness however, they can be classy and polite. About 4 days after, once my stomach settled and I could think clearly I wrote Jardiniere via their website, to not cause a fuss, but to notify them of my immediate, direct food posioning I experienced. I told them all that I listed above. My admiration for the restaurant, wanting them to remain an institution, outlining exactly what we ate. I asked for nothing. However at over $175/person for the tab I thought they would at least write me back with a basic apology. Two plus weeks later I have heard nothing.... For the reputation Jardiniere carrries, the cost, and the perception of excellence, I am concerned it may have fallen into the folklore of once upon a time. Some things are best left as a memory.
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John Mark
2 months ago
I've never had something bad or even average here. Truly one of the best in a city with a legendary culinary reputation.
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Kyle Hunsberger
a year ago
My wife and I enjoyed a trip to the restaurant during our honeymoon. The food was AMAZING (we chose the tasting menu), and our server was excellent as she helped ensure that we made it to our evening concert on time. Additionally, I must commend the fact that the restaurant includes a wonderful selection of nonalcoholic beverages, something my wife and I were able to really enjoy (she had a spritzer with juice and mint, and I had a wonderful vineyard grape juice). We would DEFINITELY recommend this place.
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cody mallette
5 months ago
Worth every penny or should i say hundred not cheap but you get what you pay for top of the line cuisine
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Joe Muller
2 months ago
Very good, I had the Steak, and some as aps as well as some cocktails... but stay away from the duck fat potatoes.. they are just so so french fries. .. service was great!
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Samantha Berg
9 months ago
I came here on a Saturday night with two girlfriends before the ballet. We didn't have a reservation but we quickly found a lounge spot big enough for the three of us. We ordered cocktails and food to share. I had the bee-side, which was delicious and refreshing with lemon and mead from the rooftop bee garden. We shared the avocado salmon toast, kale chips, fava bean salad, burger, and charcuterie plate. Avocado/salmon toast - by far my favorite of the bunch. Just really perfectly done. Citrusy salmon, creamy avocado, crunchy toast. Kale chips and goat cheese - really interesting dish. The kale chips weren't single leaf chips like I've seen before but seemed to be made from some kind of puree instead. They had the texture of a popped rice chip. They were delicious, and paired really well with the whipped goat cheese they were served with. Fava bean salad - tasted like spring. The fennel was a great touch. Burger - I didn't have any of the burger but the other two girls seemed to like it a lot, and the french fries served on the side were super crispy. Charcuterie - pretty disappointing. Not a lot of meat, not particularly flavorful options, and the bread served with it overpowered the lighter flavors of the meat. Not something I'd order again. Overall, this was a nice place to stop with solid food and drinks. On the pricy side, so not somewhere I'd go all the time, but a great option before a show.
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Shirell B.
a year ago
This gem still makes my mouth water when i reminisce about my visit. My starter was the jardinière charcuterie. My main dish was the duck breast confit, and an order of duck fat potatoes. All were magic in my mouth. The staff and vibe were good, the food is the star attraction (as it should be). Worth the visit.
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Amanda White
a year ago
Everything was fantastic. Our waiter was very attentive and seemed to be a step ahead of our needs. The sommelier was quite knowledgable (as one would expect) and suggested the perfect wine that complimented both our meals. The food was delicious! It was such a special evening.


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