Our 49-seat space, in SF’s historic Fillmore district, is a neighborhood spot in the best sense of the word. People are welcome to drop in for a drink and a quick bite — there is extensive bar seating if desired — or to come and stay for a more substantial meal. We are both casual and fancy. We offer both small and large plates, a quirky wine list that includes bottles as well as wine and beer on tap, aperitifs, and post-dinner bitters if desired.
Gardenias is just off the main thoroughfare of Fillmore Street on Sutter and falls at the intersection of two great neighborhoods: lower Pac Heights and the Western Addition. Our mission has always been to be an accessible place where people come to revive and be together.
Our food bows to the unique bounty of Northern California, is seasonally influenced and intelligible, with our own particular twists. Our cooking style is wide-ranging, which does not mean fusion. We believe whole-heartedly in one plate | one country. If we had to choose a part of the world that most influences us it would probably be the Mediterranean, but we lean beyond that, too. We adore California freshness, grains, greens. See photos of our plates