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Jardin at The Garden, San Antonio, TX

Jardin at The Garden

4.3
4.3
1207 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Located at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, JARDIN is Chef Jason Dady's newest venture in farm-to-table cuisine. Inspired by the bountiful trees, plants and herbs on the campus, Jardin encapsulates the fresh and natural flavors found in small towns along the Mediterranean. Our menu features mix-and-match Mezze dishes, House-Made Hummus, Fresh Focaccia Pizza, Sweet-and-Savory Sunday Brunch, Decadent Desserts and a full service bar with craft cocktails and wine.



Located in the old Sullivan Carriage house, Jardin offers al fresco dining on our gorgeous patio, Grab N' Go options for a garden picnic, farmhouse- style indoor seating, and private dining space all while being on the Garden grounds.

We invite you to dine with us for brunch, lunch or dinner six days a week and encourage you to escape to the San Antonio Botanical Garden which serves as a living museum of native and imported plant life for visitors to appreciate, learn from and enjoy. No Admission Fee, FREE Parking.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (210) 338-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jason Dady

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Enter Through the Main Gate of the Garden atN. New Braunfels

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. No admission necessary to dine at the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,207 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Antonio

    Healthy

  • San Antonio

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Antonio

    Healthy

  • San Antonio

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Susie was AMAZING the food was wonderful we tried the 3 choice small plate , the white cheddar wrapped date was so very good. The Nan pita was phenomenal and the beef kabobs again so perfect. This place is picture perfect and the beautiful gardens surrounding the area made our day!!!!
  2. MR

    MrRandy

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were sitting in the patio on a Sunday evening it was warm but not too hot! Ruby was our waitress- she was just great! Good fresh and delicious!
  3. RW

    RWRG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for ambience and food. The "Greek Hummus" with Naan is great as an appetizer for several people or it could easily serve as a main course for one person. It's a large serving! The restaurant bakes the Naan bread onsite. Good stuff.
  4. JB

    JonathanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service as per usual. Drinks, meal and dessert were absolutely to die for!
  5. EW

    EricW

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    There was no indication when the reservation was made that it would be for outdoor seating - it was over 90 degrees when we arrived at 11:30am, we were first sat with our backs in the sun, upon our request, we were moved to a more shaded table - the hostess said they could not accommodate indoor seating even though there were plenty of empty tables. The service started off pleasant but quickly went downhill - an appetizer was ordered as an entrée (and noted as such to the server) but it was served with the appetizers for the table. Our second round of drinks took over 10 minutes, again the restaurant was not overly busy. Two entrees were served while three others waited over 20 minutes, this was noted to the bartenders as our server could not be found. The other three entrees finally arrived but the other three guests were already done eating - this did not make for good first impression. There was no explanation or apology for this oversight. The food was fantastic and in the end, all six guests said we will give the restaurant another try.
  6. JR

    JudyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was good but a little too heavy on the olive oil!
  7. SB

    StefB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We were one of 2 tables that were seated outdoors and it seems they were short staffed for the evening. We went in greeted for about 15 minutes. It’s ok because the area is beautiful in the evenings and we knew the food was going to be good. Drinks were not correct when they were brought out and the server seemed a little flustered. It didn’t ruin our date, but we know to expect slow service since this is the second time dining there and the service was about the same the previous time.
  8. JH

    JeffH

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overlooked gem in SA. Lots of interesting appetizers and small plates. Excellent cocktails. Great service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    148 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The deviled eggs were mushy and inedible. Dates were fantastic. Bellinis amazing and the focaccia was meh. Waitress very disinterested.
  10. FP

    FinnP

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food always delicious and fresh and nicely prepared
  11. JO

    JOHNS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time diner. It was outstanding. Great ambience. I will return.
  12. l

    luvnportland

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service was very good and attentive. Great place for a quiet dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Overall the food was good. Naan bread was undercooked. Tea tasted old. Service was poor.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delightful hideaway with a refreshing menu
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    I was on time for my reservation for lunch on a Sunday. We were promptly seated as there was not an overwhelming crowd of people by any means. After sitting there for literally 25 minutes (I kept count of the time after about 10 minutes) without water or a visit to our table, my husband got someone’s attention and let him know we had not been seen. He let us know he would get someone. Another 7 minutes later, a waitress came over to our area but went to a table that had been seated almost 15 minutes after us. This was the point in which I decided to get up and leave. Since I left 25 minutes into my reservation I am being reported as a “now show” which can affect my ability to make reservations on Open Table. I am so disappointed in this experience and expect more from a Jason Dady restaurant. I want to remind anyone reading that the crowd was NOT overwhelming by any means (several open tables, no one really sitting outside) and they seemed to have a reasonable amount of people to be able to cover the floor. I do not think this was an issue of being short staffed. This also isn’t a unique experience for Jardin- this is the 3rd time I’ve visited and the 3rd time I’ve had awful service. As much as I love the food- I can’t return.
  16. r

    rodrigos

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    La comida normal, no había pizza y nos avisaron que no había 15 mins después de haberla pedido. El mesero nos atendió bastante mal, muy amable pero se le olvidaba todo, no marcó bien los tiempos de la comida y las cuatro personas que íbamos comimos a destiempo. Muy decepcionante
  17. BC

    BryceC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Unfortunately the food has declined since opening and service is not mentally present. Short rib was old, tough and over cooked. Broth was fair. 4 of the 6 selections were incomplete to descriptions. As example, figs not stuffed with white cheddar. Asked waitress and she was surprised they were stuffed. Could hear her talk to a cook and they laughed as he stated that he forgot to stuff them. Wait staff and cooks were focused on personal discussions during our dinner and while not mean, just going through the motions as if ready to be elsewhere. We paid our bill and left prior to dessert. Will not return, shame for good when first opened. Horribly overpriced for the less than average food and service.
  18. H

    Hammers

    Toledo

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent salads, awesome dressings. Did not care for the "deviled" eggs appetizer, as the yolk part was simply soft boiled egg. Great service.
  19. AH

    AliH

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accommodated our group of 17 in the upstairs room rather than outside which was great considering the temp was approaching 100 degrees. Their daily special with added salmon was delicious. Friends enjoyed their meals. Blue crab hummus excellent. Service was good considering we had 17 of us.
  20. RK

    RobertK

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, Jardin was great. It was an 11 AM seating, so we were worried it might be hot, but the shade outside was great and they had plenty of fans blowing as well. I had the salmon, which was excellent. All of their bread is great, too. This was the third time I have eaten there, and it has always been great. We had as guests two folks from Austin who are real foodies, and they were suitably impressed!
  21. W

    Winedaddysr

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A wonderful way to end our lovely visit to the Botanical Gardens. Hannah is a friendly and know server. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. All of the food is outstanding!
  22. JH

    JoyceH

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    My husband and I had a lovely early lunch at Jardin on Sat. Fans kept us cool, the ambience was perfect at our outside table, the food delicious and the service mostly good. Our only less than positive comment would be that our waitress did not check in with us once our order was placed or after our meal was served. However, we will definitely come again, and happily recommend Jardin to others, most particularly for its food and great outdoor ambience.
  23. M

    Matt

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Lunch Light and flavorful A must try stop
  24. TX

    TXFOODIE

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a last minute birthday celebration, my friend (birthday lady) and I were very pleased with the food and the dessert. Definitely planning on going back for sure, their menu is very interesting and would love to try everything.
  25. DF

    DeniseF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We were Told their pizza oven was broke so we had to choose something else. Salmon was way over cooked as well as the chicken. Our friends ordered short ribs, after some time, we’re finally told they were out. Our reservation was for 5:30 and one of the first ones there for dinner. Service was beyond terrible. Was even told if we wanted dessert, there was no guarantee we would get it. No reason to go back.
  26. GL

    GLN1

    Austin

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had 5:30 reservations for patio. They call at 5:15 to say the patio is closed for cleaning. Could that be a surprise? We were then seated upstairs with no service for 20 min. I finally rounded up someone to drink orders. Not our server but at least she helped. We were first ones seated. As they filled other tables they were getting drinks and food. Finally drinks came. We ordered appetizer appetizers that never came. We were going to concert at 7:30 on the same property which they had no knowledge of and we’re not prepared for. We left at 7:20 with no food. Made contact with manager who made all the wrong responses as did the waiter. We will never go there again and will warn our friends.
  27. N

    Nicole

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service was poor. Waiter seemed to be new. That's ok! But then she disappeared and the host served our food to us as if we were cows. Just threw it on the table no eye contact no "enjoy your dinner." We were sharing a dish, and asked for extra plates as the host walked away and gave us no attention. The couple behind us was irritated as well. And a table of 4 who was there before both of us never got served. I hope they retain good service because the location is amazing and the ambience is lovely.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    I was with a date for whom it was his first time visiting San Antonio. We had an early, 5:30 pm reservation. First off when taking our beverage order we were immediately told that they didn’t have any Tequila, or Emmolo wine or one other. In addition we were told we could not order pizza because the oven was broken. So we ordered several appetizers and small plates including babaghanoush and asked for pita bread for that. When they brought the appetizers they did not provide us with plates and they didn’t bring the pita bread until we asked about it later and were told “we are very short staffed tonight”. Some friends of ours came and sat next to us and after ordering they were subsequently told they were out of short ribs. The salmon was over cooked as was the chicken. We arrived at 5:30 and had tickets to a 7:30 pm concert in the building immediately next to the restaurant. When the server asked if we wanted to see a dessert menu she said “would you like to see a dessert menu, but even if you want dessert we can’t guarantee that you will be on time for the concert”. This was so disappointing as I had high expectations of this as a Jason Dady restaurant.
  29. DS

    DuraS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food and great atmosphere! I loved it
  30. DC

    DonnaC

    Oklahoma City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish could have been photographed for a foodie magazine. Flavor combinations were spot on.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal. Very cozy and their hummus was amazing.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved having diner outside at the edge of the botanical gardens. Food was great. Drinks were fun. Service was sincere. Patio was surprisingly pleasant despite the heat.
  33. P

    Piolino

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Nice, airy dining room. It was a bit noisy at times, but not excessive. Service was erratic - sometimes very good, at other times lackluster. The Mezze plates were quite good; subtle flavors that enhanced the main ingredients, not overpower them. I might suggest using something to give them a little kick now and then, but, overall the dishes were very good. The Yellow Gazpacho was outstanding.
  34. RE

    RobinE

    San Antonio

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    They were out of Mumm champagne and had nothing comparable. They were out of pizza. Waitress not knowledgeable about wine or food. She never came back to replenish my tea offer another drink to my friend. I had to ask for ice twice. It took 20 min to get the bill after we asked for it.
  35. H

    Helene26

    San Antonio

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, shady, well-placed fans. Very comfortable on a warm-hot summer day. Food is always great. service was attentive without being intrusive. Keep your good work
  36. L

    Love

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We visit this location atleast twice a year on special occasions. The food is awesome, the service is great. I love the music selection and the seating area. I do hate that they didn't mention our Anniversary even know they asked about in planning our reservations.
  37. K

    Kirk

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    We went to Jardin to celebrate my oldest daughter’s graduation from Trinity University. I made the reservation based on photos and reviews on Open Table as well as a review of the menu. While the location of the restaurant itself, inside the botanical gardens, would make one think this would be an exceptional dining experience, the ambiance leaves a lot to be desired, as does the dinner menu. Rather than being “fine dining” this is actually a tapas style wine bar. The tables have no linens, service is merely OK, and if you want anything other than a mix of appetizers, you will find this place completely lacking. While the appetizers we ordered were very good (particularly the bruschetta and white cheddar dates) the servings were tiny (2 pieces of bruschetta and 3 dates per order). When one of our guests attempted to order a pizza, we were informed the pizza oven is broken and has been for “some time” so no pizza. Additionally, the menu we were provided was starkly different from the one online, with very limited entrees, at least two of which they were “out of” when we attempted to order them. Overall, if you are looking for a wine and tapas bar to have a casual bite for lunch while visiting the gardens then this is the place. However, if you are looking for an upscale dining experience with entrees and excellent service, then you need to look elsewhere.
  38. p

    pfried

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was fantastic, they focus on fresh made foods. The Mediterranean flare is refreshing and delicious. We had several appetizers to share and they were very tasty. We then shared a plate and salad.. The chicken was really good and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. We also topped of the meal with dessert, the olive oil cake was well done, but I was not a fan of the saffron chantilly. Overall great food and great value
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    We waited 40 minutes before even getting drinks. Not sure what the problem was. Looked like plenty of staff and it wasn’t extremely busy.
  40. AG

    AnthonyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was very tasty! Took my wife for brunch, had a mimosa too! Yes, highly recommend!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Jardin at The Garden offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 338-5100.

Jardin at The Garden is rated 4.3 stars by 1207 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Jardin at The Garden

555 Funston Pl San Antonio, TX 78209-6631

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Enter Through the Main Gate of the Garden atN. New Braunfels

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Mediterranean, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free Parking is available at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. No admission necessary to dine at the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jason Dady

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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