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walkoffdinner Dec 26, 2012 09:27 PM

My daughter is in town and we want a very good place for dinner. Something like Bix or Boulevards, she's pretty straight forward food wise. Thinking Jardiniere for a drink, not sure about dinner there something else close by? Or place we can get a cocktail before dinner elsewhere? She does like meat, so-so for fish.

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    SFDude Dec 29, 2012 10:37 AM

    In that area, Absinthe would probably be your best choice; It is a french bistro, but it is creative and incredibly well-executed. Jardiniere is pricier and the food is less "straight forward" (but also excellent).

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    1. re: SFDude
      bbulkow Dec 29, 2012 06:09 PM

      I think Jardiniere is plenty straight forward. Lamb sugo. Chicken. Sea Bass. I would go to Absinthe for a drink (they're better for that) and Jardiniere for dinner. The problem with Jard. is the price performance ratio, and since you didn't mention that - and want swank - I think it's a good choice.

    2. smatbrat Dec 27, 2012 09:18 AM

      Absinthe is near by.

      Havent ben to the new or Plaj.

      Are you looking for a swanky place?

      1. CarrieWas218 Dec 27, 2012 08:03 AM

        The scallops at Jardiniere are amazing. I love eating there. Tjinsf recommends Absinthe which - for me - is nothing more than high-priced (but tasty) French bistro food. I'd stick with Jardiniere! Great choice and stunning atmosphere!

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          tjinsf Dec 26, 2012 11:40 PM

          Absinthe in Hayes Valley? It's pretty straight forward and not to far from Jardiniere.

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