Le Jardinier

tastemaker nominee
Le Jardinier interior
Photo by Claudia Casbarian

This New York-based, French fine dining concept has made the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston a legitimate dining destination with its vegetable-forward take on modern French cuisine. Its spacious, opening dining room features a dramatic tapestry and a view of the museum’s sculpture garden.

Preparations vary by season, with Verzeroli and chef de cuisine Felipe Botero adding in some Texas and Gulf Coast ingredients to the dishes that earned Le Jardinier’s New York location a Michelin star. Those seeking a more curated experience may opt for the five-course tasting menu. The gluten-free breads and whimsical desserts show a level of creativity and thoughtfulness that makes Le Jardinier feel more welcoming and accessible than might be expected from an establishment at its price point.


Le Jardinier
5500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004


Open Now
Sun: 5 pm-9 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Wed: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Thu: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Fri: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Sat: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-9 pm

Good to Know

  • Fine Dining
  • $$$$
  • Paid Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Full Bar
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly