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“At Le Jardinier, we operate in harmony with the rhythms of nature to artfully craft dishes inspired by seasonal ingredients and rich nutrients” 

-Alain Verzeroli, Le Jardinier Culinary Director

Le Jardinier is a modern restaurant focused on cuisine utilizing the highest-quality, seasonal ingredients and fresh herbs. The concept offers a unique culinary experience that balances wellbeing and indulgence without compromise. French for “the gardener,” Le Jardinier’s cuisine reflects the seasonality and rhythm of nature. The vegetable-rich menu offers various protein options, including sustainable seafood, poultry and meat sourced from local partners, creating a well-balanced meal, rich in nutrients and flavor.

The beverage program at Le Jardinier has been designed to complement Chef Alain Verzeroli's cuisine. We focus on championing small producers with responsible farming techniques and we look for wines that are at the very least sustainably, if not organic or biodynamically grown. A strong presence in French and American wines can be found as well as selections from most corners of the world. The bar program follows a similar thought process and works in harmony with the seasonal menus. We work with the same ingredients used by the culinary team and everything is made in house daily. Our house cocktails are inspired by the classics revisited through a new point of view.

Le Jardinier is beautifully situated on the west side of the Kinder Building, where its floor-to-ceiling windows provide a breathtaking view of the lush and shaded Isamu Noguchi-designed Cullen Sculpture Garden. Trenton Doyle Hancock’s commission Color Flash for Chat and Chew, Paris Texas in Seventy-Two (2020), a vibrant, 10 x 14-foot arboreal tapestry composed of wool and silk fibers, anchors the dining room. Steven Harris and Lucien Rees-Roberts of Steven Harris Architects have echoed the natural theme with plush, sage carpet; veneer walls of vintage limba wood; and a ceiling installation of Noguchi’s Akari lanterns, which cast a warm glow during dinner service and express a direct link to the legendary designer’s sculpture garden. A fractal mirror hung above the wrap-around bar emphasizes the geometric aesthetic of the adjacent Glassell School of Art.

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