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

11:00am – 2:00pm | Monday-Friday

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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Soupe du Jour
Daily Non-Dairy Vegetarian Soup


Homemade Country Paté
Pickled Vegetables, Onion Marmalade, Mustard


Steamed Beet Salad
Herb Goat Cheese, Walnut, Balsamic Reduction


Garden Wedge
Baby iceberg Lettuce, Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, Candied Pecans, Blue Cheese Vinaigrette



Indian-Spiced Braised Lamb
Potato Gnocchi, Cherry Tomatoes, Jimeji Mushrooms & Zucchini


Idaho Trout Almandine
Mashed Potatoes & Haricot Vert


House Smoked Salmon
Arugula, Cucumber, Capers, Pickled Onion, Lemon Vinaigrette


Grilled Spanish Octopus
Rouille, Cauliflower, Castelvestrano Olives, Black Garlic Oil


Sautéed Dungeness Crab Cake
Herb Risotto & Yuzu Beurre Blanc


Grilled Chicken Chef Salad
Sauccison, Tomato, Peas, Garbanzo Beans, Romaine Hearts, Red Cabbage, Shallot Vinaigrette



Flourless Chocolate Cake with Espresso Sauce


Classic Lemon Tart with Berry Sauce


Berry Sorbet with Marinated Strawberry


Chef’s Special Dessert



$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


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


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



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