Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France

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Jeanne D'Arc is an elegant yet reasonably priced French restaurant located near Nob Hill and Union Square in the Cornell Hotel de France. Replete with tapestries, stained glass and artifacts, the decor celebrates the life and deeds of France's legendary heroine, Joan of Arc.
Founded by the Lambert family in 1972, the restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors. Jeanne D'Arc offers a prix fixe menu and a cellar of well chosen California and French wines. The restaurant is perfect for before-curtain supper, a gathering of good friends, or romance with conversation.
Prix Fixe: $56/pers
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MW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s hard hiking up that hill, but worth the experience. One of my top 5 restaurants in San Francisco

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered lamb shank and veal shank as our entrée. The portion size of the entrée was bigger than those served at regular French restaurants. The taste and textures were excellent. The soufflé was awesome.

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OT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all luv the lovely area n very romantic. The meals r awesome. Services good too. Thank you.

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LH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It is great local gem. Great 4-course French cuisine at a very reasonable price!

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F
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This ranks at the top of the list of truly fine restaurants. Not only is the food supremely
Prepared and delicious, but it’s inexpensive. The French government must be subsidizing it as a French treasure

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very lovely place, felt like a hidden gem. The ambiance was special and felt exclusive. The food was spectacular and exceeded my expectations at every course. The staff was lovely and I even got greeted by the sous-chef, he also wished me a good night at the end. Our waiter was visibly overwhelmed so his attention to us was limited, but that was not his fault. He still made the best of the situation, and contributed to a very pleasant night for me and my wife.

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J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I was very disappointed in the service. It was rushed and disjointed.
Even though our server was all smiles he seemed to be running like he
had a plane to catch. Not one explanation of the of the wine or the food.
The Gran marnier cream for the souffle was brought to the table 5 minutes before the souffle itself arrived.
When added the filling was cold. (Simply unforgivable)

The food and value was still very good!

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W
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute gem! If you love classic French cuisine, this is the restaurant for you. The room is a busy, colorful, visually entertaining dining room. The service is pleasantly professional and the food was spot on. Escargot, steak au poivre and Grand Marnier Souffle (with a little extra Grand Marnier), all were perfectly done. I generally don't get effusive about restaurant ts, but this place is special.

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FA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem. Wonderful details throughout. Best country French food restaurant in SF.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded all expectations. Truly outstanding dinner. A unique dining experience in beautiful setting. Strongly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday weekend in San Francisco

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GM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every item was well prepared. Our waiter was upbeat (as has been our previous experience), the wine list was reasonable, and the overall value as judged eating out in SF was on target.

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LL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a lovely dinner experience in a lovely environment with excellent service and food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Houari, was amazing! Incredible attention to detail. Bravo!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a nice surprise. Takes you into another world. Consider yourself in a small well appointed Parisian restaurant. Food and service was great.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I bought dinner as a gift for my parents. They had a wonderful time, gushed over how great the food was, and the ambiance was romantic and fun like being in a castle.

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WH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hearty and delicious. Amusing, festive and delightful. We've eaten here before and will again. Our guest wants to return with other friends of hers. Jeanne d'Arc is a favourite restaurant, as is The Cornell Hotel for a place to stay downtown.

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MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the dessert souffle! Three of us came here for an early dinner (all later times booked) and had a leisurely, delicious, and entertaining meal. We were offered the French prix fixe menu and enjoyed every course: butternut squash soup, shrimp and avocado salad, and three entrees (ribs, sea bass, shrimp with scallops) each served with carrots, green beans, and scalloped potatoes. We also got one of each of the desserts: grand marnier souffle, fresh fruit tart, and chocolate cake. We were very well fed! The staff was very, very friendly and helpful and the live music (violin) was a lovely touch. The decor is French themed with murals and tapestries; the atmosphere is cozy. We intend to go back and possibly stay at the hotel next time!

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JY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is wonderful. The food is great, service excellent, and ambiance comforting. The only reason I rated this 4 stars is that I had included in my open table reservation that we were there to celebrate my son's 16th birthday, and there was no acknowledgement of it when we were there dining. In fact, the wonderful violinist there played "Happy Birthday" to a gentleman at the table next to ours but nothing to my son...overall, though, this place is worth going!

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is our “special place”. The braised short ribs were awesome as were the faux filet New York steaks in peppercorn sauce. And, of course, the Gran mariner soufflé was simply superb.

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OH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeanne D’Arc in the Cornell Hotel De France is an absolutely perfect place to bring a loved one or group for a special occasion. With on-point and friendly service, delicious food that surprises and delights, and the ambiance of an intimate medieval banquet room, Jeanne D’Arc is a place everyone should visit at least once. My fiancé and I recommend this restaurant wholeheartedly and visit each year for our anniversary. The fixed price for the food is very reasonable for fine dining, at $57 per person for a 4 course meal. With wine and gratuity, this did come to around $90 per person, but that is to be expected when purchasing a bottle of wine (and the wine was delicious but not too much). Truly a spectacular experience every time. We visited on a weekend and on weekdays, and we definitely recommend a weekday if you want to find a table, as this restaurant can get booked out in advance on special days or weekends.

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NH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

There's a sea bass cuisine for main course on their web, but it was not when I was. I chose roast duck breast with raspberry sauce, and It was amazing. I think I was more happier If they had sea bass !
The room was beautifully decorated and cozy, and stuffs were nice and friendly.
I had great times that night.

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SN
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every course was Devine, the violinist played beautiful romantic music and the staff including the owner were wonderful. Worth every penny!

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R
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place has it all: good food, great service, fabulous setting. Fun and romantic, and you won't leave hungry. You will feel transported.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With great reluctance, I write this review to reinforce the numerous other stellar reviews of Jeanne D’Arc. (It is already a challenge to get a table...quite understandably!). The warmth, charm, ambiance, and authenticity would be more than enough to recommend, but the food is truly impressive. In awe of the magic of the chef and what has been created by the talented couple behind this family run establishment.
Entirely memorable.

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t
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeanne d'Arc never disappoints - the food is excellent, the wine selection broad, and the service exceptional. The ambience is lovely and you feel like you are in a Parisian restaurant. It is one of our favorite places to dine in San Francisco. The prix fixe menu is very reasonable ($56/person for 4-courses) and the soufflé is wonderful finish to a delightful meal.

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was romantic, I will definitely come back!

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SF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner for a special birthday at Jeanne D’Arc. This is an old-school French restaurant if the type that is rarely found today. The same owner has been in charge for over 40 years and the chef is in his seventies. The 4-course menu is prix fixe and was delicious for all courses. We had asparagus leek soup to start, escargots and salade Bernadotte for the second, duck breast and pepper steak for the main course, and Grand Marnier soufflé for dessert. The meats for the main course were especially tender and well prepared. Our server was helpful, prompt, and friendly. There was a strolling violinist who provided non-obtrusive accompaniment. The restaurant’s walls were beautifully painted with medieval murals and stained glass. When we arrived at 7, the restaurant was full, but we were still served promptly. Over the course of dinner the restaurant emptied somewhat then refilled with a later dining crowd. The owner stopped by all the tables to greet diners. We had a wonderful dinner and plan to return often before the owners inevitably decide to retire.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, delicious classic French cuisine, very good service. This is a wonderful place for a celebration as it feels very festive without being pretentious. What is especially nice is that you can actually hear the conversation at the table. Execellent value for four course meal and the wine list is very reasonable. We have dined here many times and will continue to return.

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Once again they did not disappoint Excellent French food, so hard to find in the city anymore. Classic menu much to our liking. Took my wife there for her birthday (her favorite spot).

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TP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Four of us went on a Friday night. It was girls' night out. We were celebrating 2 birthdays. Because I noted on the reservation that it was a birthday dinner, the waiter put candles on the 2 birthday desserts. The violinist played "Happy Birthday". It was fun. They don't rush you through the meal. One warning: they serve only wine and beer, not cocktails.

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DM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is in the basement of a hotel. It is very clean and beautiful. The food is delicious. With the price that I paid, the meal is totally up to par with that quality. I was really full after the meal. I would come back again.

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KM
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful restaurant. The food was delicious. The service gracious and the setting was so lovely.

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B
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. Excellent value. Well lit without being too bright. Very pleasant staff. Appealing, appropriate decor. Immaculate bathrooms.

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P
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and most delicious food. The staff was gracious.

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FT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time there and we loved it. Food, service and value were great!

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CD
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine in France without having to fly there. Charming restaurant in the basement of the Cornell Hotel de France on Bush St. at Powell St. Decorated like a French country inn. Fixed price 4 course menu with many delicious choices which change daily. Only a few items have up charges and those are modest. Every dish served to our table was perfectly conceived, cooked and presented. The Grand Marnier souffle for dessert was the best we've ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant. One caveat: The restaurant does not have a vegetarian entree option, and strict vegans may be disappointed.

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B
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a memorable meal . Everything was lovely from the food,Very French traditional to the professional waitstaff to the ambiance. It is also a great value for 4 courses with many options to choose from. We will return for sure as will our guests.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience with delicious food. Will definitely be back.

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l
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Didn’t like the carrot soup, which tasted like baby food, and one of our party ordered the filet mignon, which she found inedible. Waiter offered to bring a different sauce. Maitre d’ asked how everything was and we complained about the steak. He said he would talk to the waiter. Saw them talking, but nothing happened. The soufflé for dessert was excellent, but as we left the maitre d’ said “Sorry you didn’t enjoy the steak.” Seriously? No adjustment was made to the bill. Not recommended.

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