Jardinière friends and aficionados,
As we move into our 21st year as a restaurant, we have shared exhilarating times. We have watched the restaurant business grow and change. Once guided by handwritten books with names and times and the memory of brilliant front-of-house people, to an industry driven by computerized systems, social media and influencers, consumer reviews and countless apps helping the public to navigate the growing sea of restaurant possibilities. We have contemplated many variations on how we might adapt to these inevitable changes in consumers taste however, instead of making a drastic change, we’ve decided to close Jardinière on April 27, 2019.
We have had the great pleasure of being a stalwart in the San Francisco dining scene for over two decades. In that time we have been a huge part of our guests lives, providing refuge, entertainment, a place to celebrate births, memorialize deaths, host weddings, important family gatherings, big business meetings and everything in between. We strive to be an amazing place to work; we have grown the Jardinière family, and have connected in ways that we never thought possible. We have been pioneers in the green revolution, sustainability, healthcare, support of our purveyors. We have educated our guests about food and drink while serving at least 5 million plates of delicious and exciting food. We have taken care of our guests and each other with a very clear commitment to doing both to the best of our abilities. We have created a culture that we can be very proud of.
We are incredibly proud of everything that we’ve accomplished. It has been an honor to work with such a dedicated team of individuals committed to growing the restaurant into what it is today. Each person has contributed greatly to support the culture and style we have worked so hard to maintain. We will work hard to ensure that each and every staff member finds a new place to work where they will be able to contribute, grow and thrive.
Few restaurants in San Francisco have made it to this landmark anniversary. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of the Jardinière family and the success of the past 21 years.
Traci Des Jardins