Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

San Francisco Restaurants

Jardinière

  • 300 Grove St. Map It
  • Hayes Valley

Updated 01/30/2015

Fodor's Review

Famed chef Traci Des Jardins’ restaurant is so sophisticated you may as well be eating at the nearby Opera House. An eye-catching curving staircase leads to an oval atrium, where locals and out-of-towners alike indulge in French-Californian dishes, such as bacon-wrapped rabbit or trout amandine. It's also a draw for pasta lovers—a nice selection (agnolotti, tajarin, garganelli) are available as an appetizer or main. Downstairs is the lounge menu, with smaller plates and smaller price points.

Restaurant Information

Address:

300 Grove St., San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

Map It

Phone:

415-861–5555

Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 01/30/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels

See all restaurants in San Francisco

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

By scoomoo

  • Décor

  • Service

  • Value

Jul 22, 2008

Highs and Lows

I made a reservation at Jardiniere after finding more highly recommended and rated restaurants already booked. We had a couple cocktails at the bar, which were pretty good (and pretty expensive). We ordered a salad, which was pretty good, and a couple of glasses of wine which were great. My wife ordered the duck breast for her main entree and I ordered the Wagyu steak. The duck breast was really good. Wonderful glaze and sauce. The steak was a huge

disappointment. As the most expensive entree on the menu ($60), I was anticipating a perfectly cooked, melt-in-your-mouth meal. Instead, I got a overly-charred (I ordered medium-rare), hard to cut piece of bland meat. The tastiest part was the garlic and spinach garnish. I have had much better steaks at a neighborhood chain restaurant. All-in-all, the experience was not worth the money. Great staff, good atmosphere, but very inconsistent food. At the prices they charge, I would expect nothing less than great across the board.

Read More
  • Décor

  • Service

  • Value

Jul 30, 2007

Lovely place to take your sweetie

I loved the food (oysters and halibut are divine) and the service was first rate but the vibe of the place feels a bit dated. Thankfully, the restaurant notices this too and is getting a much needed makeover in late August. Can't wait to see the end result.

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Food

Décor

Service

Value

Advertisement

X

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.