Café Jardin

The "coastal garden" cuisine at Café Jardin marries vibrantly fresh California produce with a French pedigree.

The restaurant is located in full view of the central flower gardens. Dining takes place outdoors for the most part, moving indoors in case of inclement weather (a rarity in Orange County).

  • There is a $5 Gardens admission charge to dine in the café.
  • Minimum Food Order $17 & Split Charge $5
  • 18% Gratuity will be automatically added to parties of six or more
  • No split checks, please

Hours & Info

Lunch
11:00am – 2:00pm | Monday-Friday

Brunch*
10:30am – 2:00pm | Sunday

Sunday Dinner
5:30pm – 7:00pm | Sunday Only

*Brunch is seasonal – spring and summer only

For Reservations: 949-673-0033 or Reserve Online.

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Menus

Small Plates

Soupe du Jour
Daily Non-Dairy Vegetarian Soup

…10

Homemade Paté
Country Paté with Pistachios & Pork Rillette

…18

Steamed Beet Salad
Herb Goat Cheese, Walnut, Balsamic Reduction

…12

Seafood Crudo
Tartare Style Ahi Tuna & Scallops with Emulsions Lookalike Condiments

…20

Fall Mushrooms
With Saffron Rice & Black Garlic

…18

Bone Marrow en Croute
Escargot Chimi Churri 

…22

Grilled Champagne Poached Oysters (3)
Leek, Salmon Roe, Créme Fraiche & Sea Beans

…20

Entrée

Dover Sole “Dieppoise” Homemade Noodle Gratineé
Mussels, Prawns, Scallops

…35

Salmon & Octopus
Rouille & Romesco Sauce

…34

Grilled Salmon with Orange Basil Sauce
Arugula, Cucumber, Capers, Pickled Onion, Lemon Vinaigrette

…22

Quiche Lorraine
Ham & Cheese

…19

Braised Short Rib & Pork Belly
Bourguignon, Smashed Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

…40

Grilled Chicken Salad
With Seasonal Vegetables

…20

Slow Cooked Lamb Osso Bucco
Oriental Spice Jus, Butternut Squash Risotto

…35

Salade Lyonnaise
Lettuce, Poached Egg, Croutons, and Lardons

…19

Pascal’s Thyme Crusted Seabass
Seafood Creme & Tomato Concasse

…40

Romaine Garden Salad
Seasonal Crudité Topping, Kalamata Olive, Feta Crumble, Balsamic Dressing

…18

Dessert - $11

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Espresso Sauce

Classic Lemon Tart with Berry Sauce

Seasonal Sorbet with Marinated Berries

Thin Warm Apple Tart

Chocolate Chestnut Torte with Warm Berry Marmalade

Citrus Raspberry Chibousst Brulée

Mocha Hazelnut Mousse with Pomegranate

Brunch - Seasonal

$39.50 Per Person (Plus Tax & Gratuity)
Includes Orange Juice, Iced Tea, or Coffee
Endless Champagne $15
18% Gratuity Will Be Automatically Added To Parties of Six or More

First Course

CHOICE OF:

Lobster Bisque

Salad Lyonaise
Butter Lettuce, Bacon, Croutons, Warm Poached Egg

Homemade Paté
Served with Condiments

Steamed Beet Salad
Herb Feta Cheese, Roasted Walnuts, & Lemon Vinaigrette

Second Course

Omelette with Fine Herbs & Cheese &
Aromatic Herb-Marinated Olive Plate

Main Course

CHOICE OF:

Grilled Chateau Steak Chimi Churri
with Herb Risotto & Sautéed Wild Mushrooms

Striped Bass
Fresh Thyme Beurre Blanc, Mashed Potatoes, & Braised Fennel

Indian-Spiced Braised Lamb
Zucchini Linguine & Roasted Plum Tomato, Lamb au Jus

Roasted Chicken Breast
Sweet Garlic, Fingerling Potato Parsillade

Young Gardener’s Menu – $20
Chicken Fingers with Tomato Basil Soup or Ham & Cheese Quiche with Mini Fries
Ice Cream with Berries
Orange Juice

Dessert

CHOICE OF:

Lemon Tart
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Macanese Egg Tart
Seasonal Sorbet with Strawberries