A sexy, romantic and urbane vibe permeates this two-level brick stunner and special-occasion hot spot. It's also a ridiculously popular pre-opera/ballet/symphony destination due to its proximity to the War Memorial Opera House and Davies Symphony Hall. Jardinière's sophisticated setting—obvious from the moment you enter the dramatic glass doors and spy the centerpiece marble and mahogany oval-shaped bar—serves as an ideal backdrop for its Cali-French cuisine, where local ingredients play starring roles on the decadent, seasonal menu. Sample dishes range from an appetizer of bacon-wrapped rabbit, morel mushrooms and polenta, to crowd-pleaser red-wine braised short rib with horseradish puree and herb salad. Desserts are not to be denied. One tantalizing option: The Bonne Bouche Platter, an assortment of truffles, petit tarts, cookies, espresso crème brûlée and jellies. Reservations recommended; dinner served nightly.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 10:30 PM, Sunday to Monday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover, diners