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300 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4419 (Franklin St.)
+1 415-861-5555
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Mountain View, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really nice dinner spot with high-quality food in a nice sophisticated environment. Don't expect low prices but it worth for a special occasion.

Thank Cecilia F
Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This well-reviewed restaurant did not disappoint for our meal. Our waiter arrived promptly and had excellent ideas for wine and cocktails. Next was appetizers-halibut for me and a lovely beet and asparagus salad for my wife. The halibut entree was perfect and my pasta was wonderful. I'd recommend the buttermilk cake for desert. Portion size was perfect throughout. Prices are... More 

Thank Scott_R_Seattle
Berkeley, California
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199 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am in a wheelchair, and so sometimes going to a restaurant is hard. But Jardiniere smooths out the edges - there's valet parking (yes, it's $20 but worth it) and the host ushers you back from the host stand, moving cocktail drinkers out of the way, to the elevator and then does the same upstairs, making sure that you... More 

Thank nevertooold53
Nick D, Guest Relations Manager at Jardiniere, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review! We are thrilled that you always enjoy your time with us. I hope you will join us soon for another leisurely dining experience (and that Crudo! It is fabulous ;) Cheers! Nick Di More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Girl's night out at Jardiniere couldn't have been better. Ambiance is great, service is top notch, menu is creative and food is superb. We couldn't have asked for a better evening.

Thank Lori M
Fremont, California
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421 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner here before the show. We enjoyed the experience very much. The service was excellent, the setting was nice and also not too noisy. The food was quite good. (Duck and Halibut) Try the polenta too. Plan on a 1.5 hour+ dining experience. It was our first time to this restaurant, we thought it was great.

Thank Shaymur
Oakland, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to Jardiniere for many years, and have watched it decline into an less than perfect dining experience. This restaurant can be very annoying, and at these prices who needs to be annoyed? Greeting from the pony tailed man uncharming and unwelcoming. Don't bother ordering any snacks in the bar, pate with rice crackers, and little dibbles of... More 

Thank Poppy B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the Opera district, a fabulous restaurant. A well chosen wine list complemented by great food and ambience. Busy but not noisy. A great meal

Thank RobinFGriffiths
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

When you walk in from the street, you find yourself in a huge hole--where the bomb must have hit. 2/3 of the space is occupied by a two-floor, opulent bar. Wow! But I'm not reviewing the bar, I don't go to bars. The dining tables are configured around the narrow margins, on two levels, of course with low ceilings. They... More 

Thank Charon666
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Just....wow. One of the most incredible meals I've ever had. Impeccable service, gorgeous presentation and ridiculously good food. Do yourself a favor and try it out.

Thank BriSanVan
Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We went with a party of 6 for an early dinner before the symphony. We arrived at 5 pm sharp and got served our main dishes at 6:40 and had 10 minutes to eat our dinner. Our waiter was no where to be found and when we found him he had an attitude.I had spoken to the manager early in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
French, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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>  > Civic Center
  • Neighbourhood: Civic Center
  • Phone Number: +1 415-861-5555
Traci Des Jardins' signature restaurant in Hayes Valley and home base of 18 years. Jardinière is great hospitality. Modern French techniques with a San Francisco sensibility, a dining experience that can be both elegant and easy. We present a range of experiences tailored to reflect your mood: a multi-course tasting menu, leisurely, romantic dining, efficient and delicious pre-theatre plates and a bar and lounge for catching up over cocktails and small bites.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Civic Center

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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things government and performance-related in the city. Although its streets are best walked during daytime, numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz center offer year round entertainment within the shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold tipped dome of City Hall.
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