New Years Eve Guide

joe jarrell

SF Station Writer

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By Joe Jarrell (Feb 22, 2004)
Jardiniere is that rare restaurant that proves how interior design enriches the dining experience, and it exudes a particularly celebratory quality in both. The jazz combo plays tasteful classics on a cutaway second floor wrapped by a steel railing resembling flirty silver ribbons. Alongside the first floor's exposed brick columns, lush velvet curtains abound. The glittery gold ceiling looks down upon gold labels from the champagne bottles cuddled in a large silver ice bucket. The soft, long curvature of the obsidian-black bar -- meant to suggest a champagne flute dome -- gleams like the top of a concert piano. More »
By Joe Jarrell (Feb 22, 2004)
Tall plants and warm hues in Solstice's large main room won't diffuse its din, even early on a Monday night. But it's a joyous noise, with the clatter and chatter amongst tables of friends sparking an energetic atmosphere matched by exceptional dishes that represent the cultural melange of San Francisco's flavorful neighborhoods. After culinary school and a stint at Postrio, chef Jay Hotch steps up and proves his chops with nearly every dish on this small plates menu by selecting textural contrasts that work wonders along your tongue. More »
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