Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France

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906 reviews
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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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OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience! The lamb chops were excellent!!

DS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an outstanding restaurant for an annuversaey dinner. The food and service were both outstanding. The atmosphere felt like being whisked away to a medieval castle.

EI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided after our meal that this restaurant is the best French restaurant in San Francisco.

F
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food, ambience and service was wonderful.

Y
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 3rd dinner here , about 2 years apart. Each time has been very good, so I only hesitated a little at the new $56 Prix Fixe arrangement. But it was our anniversary, so, what the heck! I mentioned in my notes that we had an 8pm show, and that we could arrive earlier than a 6pm reservation. The manager called and offered to seat us at 5:30, which we gratefully accepted.
Upon arrival we were seated, then very quickly offered a chance to move as a table of 7 was to be nearby. We gladly accepted a table in a cozy corner. Let me just say that every item put before us was exquisite, borderline orgasmic to the taste buds, especially the raspberry sauce for the breast of duck. But also the Escargot, the French version of a Caprese salad, the soup, and the Gran Marnier souffle. (Though my wife and I wished that one of us had ordered a chocolate dessert!) Even the vegetables were amazing. I've never tasted carrots so delicious! The service was spot-on, and timing of the dishes was perfect. I asked for a wine recommendation (wasn't sure what would pair with my duck, especially as I needed only one glass) and my server poured a very nice glass of a French Pinot Noir. Exquisite. Highly recommended. We WILL be back, hopefully sooner than 2 years!

SC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Non mi è piaciuto l’ambiente, triste e lucubre, e neanche tanto il cibo. Non lo consiglio

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O
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been enjoying this lovely restaurant over 18 years . The quality of food has been extremely consistently excellent for the price .
The ambiance and the service are also consistently great . Here we can also talk with friends at a table without shouting to each other , unlike many other noisy restaurants in San Francisco.
It is indeed a gem of the city and the waiter , Dan , is always very friendly , genuinely cheerful and helpful . Highly recommend to French food lovers.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Steak and duck was just a little over- cook. The restaurant was too hot. They needed some fans.

C
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have now been going to Jeanne D'Arc for 30 years, and we delight in seeing the same owner, and many of the same wait staff as well. It is a beautiful building and the restaurant is like being in French grotto. And the food is delicious!

B
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great atmosphere and great food. Definitely worth the price.

R
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

There were no tables available on OpenTable for a party of six, so we settled for a smaller party of four. We were therefore surprised to see several empty tables, some that could accommodate six.

MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant. We've been going there many times before your SF Chronicle article. Dan is amazing to watch in action. He has become a friend. Keep up your good work!

OT
Spain
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Coming from europe, too expensive place... closed menu

L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again - a wonderful return experience at Jeanne D’Arc - food, service and atmosphere are absolutely wonderful and Francine - the roving violin player - makes it one of our most favorite dining places in San Francisco!!!

VC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Un lugar excelente la comida deliciosa desde la sopa la ensalada el lomo con hongos el cordero los acompañamientos de zanahoria papa y habichuelas delicioso todo y para coronar todo dos postres deliciosos el siguiente al Grand marnier imperdible y la mousse de chocolate muy rica también . La atención del mesero impecable un señor grande con una amabilidad y delicadezas indescriptibles! Lo único para mejorar hacía un poco de calor! Volveremos cuando vayamos nuevamente a San Francisco y lo recomendaremos también.

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CP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD ALWAYS OUTSTANDING. GREAT AMBIENCE. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN A SPECIAL PARIS RESTAURANT.
PRICE FIX, WITH GRAND MARINIER SOUFFLE FOR DESERT INCLUDED, AND OUTSTANDING MENU.
IN ADDITION WINES ARE VERY FAIRLY PRICED.
ENJOY A GREAT EVENING, AT A GREAT RESTAURANT. ONE OF THE LAST GRAND RESTAURANTS IN SAN FRANCISCO.
CHARLES PASKERIAN

RP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French food in town. The Grand Marnier soufflé is exceptional. Highly recommended.

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a memorable experience..Food was wonderful! It was a special evening complete with Francine, the violinist. Can't wait to return.

JS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. The ambiance was charming, like having dinner in France

LM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a wonderful time, once again (this is our second time). What a find! Great service, fantastic food. Easy walk from Union Square where we were staying. Total joy!

JS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superbe! We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of our evening. Merci beaucoup!

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

a romantic place, including a violinist to make the evening special.

VH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic French cuisine in a cozy European setting. We will definitely come back!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Great service, very nice waitress! celebrate our anniversary and we have 2 glasses of champagne as a gift! thank you, we will come back for sure!

EW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Let me start by saying that the staff were THE nicest people and really wanted us to have a fantastic experience and were extremely accommodating.

BUT. Given the reviews I was more hopeful for the food. My escargot was gritty. That’s not a term I have ever used to describe escargot. My steak. Meh. Sauce. Meh. The highlight of the meal was dessert, which we truly enjoyed. And the wine by the glass is very minimal. I think my expectations were set high by reviews and I should have realized that this dinner was more about ambiance (which was really fantastic) then food. Maybe the owners being on vacation also had an effect on the meal. For $52 fixe pris I would have rather had just a $12 dessert. Or eliminate one course and use better ingredients. You are all so nice I would love to see your quality rise and sacrifice some quantity.

GD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was excellent. Service was fast. Ambiance was great. Price was outstanding.

BK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. I will definitely return when we next visit San Francisco.

F
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambiance. They did make it like cafe / restaurant in France. Unfortunately, the food was not come to par with it. Main courses that we ate: lamb, sweet bread, and rabbit all have similar sauces - hard to differentiate.

PB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister, her daughter and myself came to Jeanne D’Arc for a 69th surprise birthday gathering for my sister and then to the SF Playhouse afterwards. This was our first visit as 2 of us live about 3 hours north of SF.

This place is AWESOME! Very quaint and nicely decorated. The staff after we let them know we had theater reservations afterwards were extremely accommodating to our needs. They even brought my sister a glass of champagne for her birthday as well as when her dessert came out it was complete with a birthday candle. Then the live violinist came over and played her the Happy Birthday song!! How awesome is that!!

The five course dinner was outrageously superb. We couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience.
I “HIGHLY” recommend that you give this pre-fixe quaint restaurant a try, you won’t be disappointed - we weren’t!

SH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were concerned that there wouldn’t be enough choices on the fixed price menu. We were wrong and everything was excellent. The rack of lamb and soufflé were particularly impressive. Also the old France atmosphere is fascinating. Pretty expensive but well worth it.

V
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed excellent service and good food. We were made to feel very welcome. French cuisine was well prepared and presented. Dessert souffle was outstanding.

RA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The four course dinner was excellent. I had the rack of lamp and my wife had the chilean sea bass for entrees. The ambience was great but felt a little rush in ordering our meal. We will certainly go back again.

NW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and plentiful food. Lovely ambiance, great service. Will be back again.

P
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year that I visit San Francisco, I reserve time for dinner at Jeanne D'Arc. I love the food and the service. Jeanne D'Arc has never disappointed me.

CF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique ambiance and excellent food. The staff was extremely helpful in recommending dishes and wine. The restaurant provides old world ambiance and classic dishes. Perfect for a romantic dining experience

JK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A frequent special night dinner choice. This week there was a violinist. Don't Miss the Grand Marnier Soufflet. The closest you can get to Europe without going through SFO. Jim Kushner

L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we had an amazing dinner - everything was delicious and our server was wonderful- we had a play to get to and he made sure we got served in plenty of time to get to the play - ambience is lovely - a strolling violinist makes it very romantic 😊

GL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Dining Room is absolutely beautiful and completely French. The prix fixe meal was very good and a great value for the price. We were celebrating a birthday and it couldn't have been more lovely -- complete with the roving violinist who played happy birthday! Really a special evening. (Don't miss the Grand Marnier souffle for dessert!)

ST
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived in Paris many years ago and have never, until discovering Jeanne D'Arc, found such a delightful and authentic restaurant. Whenever we pass through San Francisco we must have a meal or two there.
Such memories!

DW
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our experience! Good food with excellent choices. We went with our baby and we were looked after very well. Would love to go back

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