Wonderful both inside and out. Even before I dined at the restaurant, I was awed at the simple yet captivating exterior designing. When I finanlly went there to eat, I was even more dazzled by the decor on the inside. I tried their 6-course meal and I have to say I was satisfied till the end. Very creative, very tasteful and very modern.
Very nice. The restaurant and service is extremely polished and refined, but not so that it was stuffy or unwelcoming. The 2nd floor calls on a better dining experience, a bit more quiet and romantic than the 1st, so make reservations. The food was prepared well, and the presentation masterful. For those that like the taste of duck, the chef has a few dishes that would satisfy. The price reflects the sophistication of the menu and decor, so be prepared.
Wow, just wow. I have never been dissappointed with Jardiniere's menu. It's great seasonal menu is worth checking in with from time to time. This place is a gem in SF's culinary world.
OK. 1st time in SFO. Used this service to locate good food. Jardiniere has excellent appetizers, salads and desserts. The entrees were OK. I had braised shortribs that was really pot roast and my wife had chicken - plain and bland. If I were to go again I'd order just the appetizers and make them my entree. We complained about the pot roast and the waiter was kind enough to remove from the bill. Good service.
Very Good. The food was excellent, perhaps the best rack of lamb I have ever had -- flavorful and very tender. The decor is interesting and elegant although I don't think art deco goes well with brick walls. Service was strained with so many theater-goers trying to get out the door but once they left, things were better.
Worth a return. Although I was VERY disapointed about the removal of the Foie Gras from the menu, I had a very positive experince and would return. I did the 6 course tasting menu ($75) with wine parings ($40). Although I felt the portion size small for the money, it was worth the cost to sample the range of the chef. The most memorable dish they had, was a sublime lobster w/ gnochi! Try it if it is offered. The poached oysters were a miss. The service was impecible, and when we felt a wine we were served was "corked", the somelier immediately agreed upon smelling...I would return.
One of my favorite places in the city.... I love everything about Jardinere...the ambiance is wonderful and the food and service is always wonderful when I go. The oyster selection never disappoints, the fois gras is succulent. I strongly recommend any of their duck dishes (especially if they have the cassoulet on the menu), the cod and bass just melts in your mouth and the lamb is prepared very well. Also-- they have a great wine list and the bar is fully stocked...
Great Experience ... Perfect for romantic date with live piano and cello. Service is good but not impressive. Make sure to make reservation on 2nd level.
disappointed. i was extremely eager to try jardiniere after hearing rave reviews from friends who recently dined there. i decided to try the chef's tasting menu (6 courses), and was extremely put off by the service: i found myself waiting 20 minutes between some of the courses, and was even accidentally given my dessert before the cheese course. the food (good, not great) coupled with poor service was not worth the price.
Still Going Strong. Still going strong after 5+ years. Dined at Jardiniere last night before attending the ballet. Arrived early enough to have an unrushed dinner before 8:00 curtain. Excellent food, service and ambience. Delicious oyster appetizers and imaginative salad. I had the halibut which was cooked to perfection and served hot, the way it should be. Very good cheese selection for dessert. Service was attentive and professional. Sat in the upstairs dining room, more quiet than downstairs. Terrific wine list. All in all a very good experience. Expensive, but worth it.
Most excellent!. I went to Jardiniere for my birthday last Saturday night and it was a very happy birthday. We had reservations and were seated within 2 minutes of arriving. The Food was very tasty and served quickly, the service was impeccable.
I must have gone on an off night.. I didn't like the food --beginning with the salad. The tomatoes were bad. I didn't care for my main course which actually work to my advantage because the dessert was very good and the only thing worth eating! The restaurant itself is romantic and very nicely designed.
masa's price without the quality. when I went after the ballet one evening, my group had reservations and it still took over 45 minutes to be seated. even if it was busy, it shouldn't take that long. plus, the food was the same price as masa's, but the quality was no where near that. sure it was good food, but not at masa's level, and they shouldn't be charging like they are. however, the atmosphere and decorations are excellent and very romantic, but the food is still not worth it.
Atmosphere elegance service mixed well. Not the usual food critic. I'm probably pretty light as far as experience goes compared to others. Let me just say that this was one of the best dining experiences ever. Food presentation was great. Service was so quick. I even heard some French accents there. Whatever you get, save room for dessert, because it was sooo great. I ordered the Vanilla Bean Pear Tart w/ Rasberry something...and she ordered the Chocolate Mousse Espresso something...both marvelous We went there because of recommendations from this website. I'm only 24 and she's 21 and we did not feel intimidated at all. Such a comfortable atmosphere for everybody (maybe not kids, though).
J'aime Jardiniere!. French food by itself is quite romantic. But with the combination of French and American, you fall right into it. At Jardiniere, you are captivated by your stylish and yet romantic surroundings. You feel right at home with your companion. What can be better than to be with someone you love, eat cuisine that cannot compare to any other, and once in a while look around to see the beautiful restaurant itself. You are indulged as you walk into the martini glass door and don't want to leave!
Jardelicious. I had the good fortune of dining at Gary Danko and Jardinere on consecutive nights recently, and have to say the later came out on top. Of course, when it comes to culinary artistry of this magnitude, differences are subtle, but the food here has the midas touch.