Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
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
It’s hard hiking up that hill, but worth the experience. One of my top 5 restaurants in San Francisco
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.
We all luv the lovely area n very romantic. The meals r awesome. Services good too. Thank you.
It is great local gem. Great 4-course French cuisine at a very reasonable price!
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
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.
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!
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.
Hidden gem. Wonderful details throughout. Best country French food restaurant in SF.
Exceeded all expectations. Truly outstanding dinner. A unique dining experience in beautiful setting. Strongly recommend!
Birthday weekend in San Francisco
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.
Just a lovely dinner experience in a lovely environment with excellent service and food.
Our waiter, Houari, was amazing! Incredible attention to detail. Bravo!
Such a nice surprise. Takes you into another world. Consider yourself in a small well appointed Parisian restaurant. Food and service was great.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Every course was Devine, the violinist played beautiful romantic music and the staff including the owner were wonderful. Worth every penny!
This place has it all: good food, great service, fabulous setting. Fun and romantic, and you won't leave hungry. You will feel transported.
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.
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.
Great restaurant, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was romantic, I will definitely come back!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A delightful restaurant. The food was delicious. The service gracious and the setting was so lovely.
Excellent food. Excellent value. Well lit without being too bright. Very pleasant staff. Appealing, appropriate decor. Immaculate bathrooms.
Wonderful service and most delicious food. The staff was gracious.
Our first time there and we loved it. Food, service and value were great!
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.
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.
Such a great experience with delicious food. Will definitely be back.
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.