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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Valentine’s day dinner (5 courses) with live music and singers + 1 glass of champagne: $92 per person (excludes Tax and Tips): Soup - Choice of second courses - Choice of entrees - Cheese and salad - Choice of desserts

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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NH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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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SF
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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BM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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KM
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
40 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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JR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time. Charming place unlike any other I’ve been to in SF. Felt like I was in France. Good food and service. Grand Marnier soufflé out of this world!

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor and atmosphere reminded us of our intimate meals in the European towns of the French and German countryside.

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

We left Jeanne D’Arc feeling like we had been on a long weekend in France. Warm, attentive service by native French speakers, a delicious three course, price fixe meal with many choices, cozy, quirky setting. An excellent value.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We read the article in the Chronicle and could not believe we had never been there. We rarely go out, but Jeanne d'arc sounded so special and exactly what we love. It did not disappoint. It was a Christmas gift to my family from me. The food was fantastic. It was small, authentic, and special. Loved hearing so many people speaking French. We will go again for all special occasions.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

New Year’s Eve . Busy and friendly. We did have to ask several times if our table was ready as it is downstairs . Service was good and food was delicious! Did not feel rushed at all which was nice. For the prix fixed dinner(@110./per person) and we brought our own wine(25/corkage fee) I think we shouldn’t have had to leave a tip. I did though , wine list is poor compared to many other places in SF. Al in all the food was amazing!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The restaurant has a unique and authentic atmosphere. Enjoyed lively Holiday decorations and live music. Tasty classic French food.

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BS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a birthday dinner (we also stayed at the hotel) and the overall experience was wonderful. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated, soft lighting and a violinist. Service was friendly and attentive and the menus as a nice variety and wine list is small but many nice choices - we had an excellent Bordeaux. Food was very good - 4 courses at a very reasonable price and almost more than we could eat. The dessert soufflé was superb.
I highly recommend this charming place. Combined with the hotel it was like a weekend in France.

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b
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Do yourself a favor and enjoy outstanding service and delicious cuisine in a beautiful, charming and cozy dining room in the cellar of the Cornell Hotel. It is a very unique dining experience in SF. The authentic French cuisine is excellent. Dinner includes choice of an appetizer, soup, main course with vegetables and potato and completely decadent desserts. We are a family of five who have substantial appetites, and the amount of food included was more than adequate. On Saturday night there was an excellent violinist who only adds to the wonderful ambience. The prices for this type of dining experience is truly a bargain. I look forward to returning Jeanne D'Arc.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything!

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious. Great value in otherwise very expensive city.

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KR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the very best restaurants I have ever tried in San Francisco. It is a true gem. Roberto was amazing and the owners of the restaurant so friendly. The food is off the charts and at $54 for a pric fixed menu a spectacular deal. We will definitely return. Take my word for it. Make a reservation and go. You will not be disappointed.

Cheers.

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s
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very very French
Pleasantly surprised and pleased by ambience and how hospitable they were to us
It was quiet with a comfortable French ambiance

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S
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was charming, evokes memories of the 7th arrondissement! Our server was Roberto. My friend started with glass of red. We both had the potato leek soup and avocado shrimp salad that were delicious. She had the duck magret and I had the NY steak au poivre. We both felt we had better, she said hers may have been overdone & tasteless and my steak reminded me of a slice of roast and was bit tasteless. The potatoes however were wonderful. We both had the grand marnier soufflé (my first soufflé !) Service was fine, still extremely busy due to holiday season.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French cuisine. Always have a great dining experience. Grand Manier soufflé is a must for dessert

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G
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very lovely Christmas Eve dinner.

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EE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice and authentic french restaurant. reminded us a trip we did in old villages in France. Just the right atmosphere... and hospitality. very good for celebrating a private event.

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TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very cozy and nicely decorated with painting and statuary in every nook and cranny. The menus for special events such as Bastille Day are extraordinary.

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S
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming room, excellent French cuisine, good service. A great special occasion place.

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Average food and below average service. Never filled water or wine glass after the first time.

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DW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Owner Claude Lambert greeted us warmly as we were enjoying his fabulous Grand Marnier Souffle. This neighborhood gem was festively decorated for Christmas week. A pair of opera singers regaled the diners with Christmas classics in the cozy room with romantic lighting. I cannot wait to return for Bastille Day.

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AD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quiet ambiance is wonderful, soft music in the background. The menu is perfect for me. I wonder if I will ever tire of the grand marnier souffle, but I doubt it.

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O
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a group of friends that gets together for dinner every couple of months. We’ve been doing this for about 20 years. Dinner at Jeanne D’Arc was one of the best ever! Everything was nearly perfect: the service, the setting, and especially, the food! Plenty of options on the price fixe menu and the food itself was wonderful! I hope to return in the near future.

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D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French food in a beautiful setting. Relaxing , quiet, and much needed respite from the madness that is San Francisco. Not inexpensive but well worth it; wife and I spent $200.00 including 1/2 bottle of very good French wine and tip.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this place. Great ambiance, food, and service. Our waiter was very good and Heurvi helped us with our wine choice and he checked on us throughout the evening even though we were not in his section. We will definitely be back. A must try.

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