L'Ardoise

4.8
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$31 to $50
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French
French Bistro serving traditional and authentic fare in a cozy atmosphere.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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KurianJ
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. As most restaurants have moved outdoors, it would have been a much better evening if they had figured out how to make better use of heat lamps. Noe can be quite windy and chilly.

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vipRobertD
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Longtime favorite now has socially distanced sidewalk seating where we felt perfectly comfortable and sufficiently distant from the other diners. Food quality remains very high with bistro classics like duck confit and steak frites, and service is very attentive. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday! They surprised my husband with a candle. :)

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vipguyabouttown
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Consistent, quality, excellence.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delishious food, great service, and sidewalk space was comfortable. Be sure to wear a jacket!

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ThanhN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, and wonderful atmosphere! Loved every second of it!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful every time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal from start to finish. Outdoor ambiance is delightful, wine list is extensive, and food is top-notch. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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vipGSBT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating that resembles that of Europe/Paris.

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Docdc
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food and nice location. Service was OK, but expected better for the price.

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SusanK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing, romantic spot for our 18th anniversary. Food was delicious; particularly enjoyed the Brussels sprout salad and filet and lamb dishes were cooked to perfection. Loved the potatoes. Service was great.

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SusanS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful discovery to dine here after a last-minute reservation for outdoor dining to celebrate the birthday of my friend. We sat under the trees by this charming bistro and had warm and welcoming service, wonderful food and an ambience that allowed for quiet conversation. We shared the delicate house-made ravioli with bay shrimp and sauce vierge, and I had the generous serving of rack of lamb with its 'smear' of green herb sauce -- and those divine potatoes! I look forward to returning to this very special spot!

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KenV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L'Ardoise never fails to amaze. Been there many times, always leave happy and full! The only real detractor is just the sign of the times...the outdoor dining.. if it's cold, your food gets cold faster. It's a nice neighborhood, and if the weather is nice, the outdoor seating is great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and romantic outdoor setting. The service is impeccable and the food exquisite! It feels like being in a French Bistro in France. Best for meat and desserts lovers!

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vipnapafeed
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !!!!!

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vipFrankyC
Berlin
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French Restaurant in SF with Beautiful terrace and Perfect Filet Mignon

BJ
vipBJB20
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor set up, food was spectacular

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, nice spot for outdoor dining. Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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pauline
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new outdoor space makes you feel like you're in France! Since L'Ardoise is on a quiet street with lots of trees and plants it makes eating outside a very pleasant experience. They are able to space out the tables quite a bit so we felt very safe without too many plastic barriers.

The service and food were really great as always.

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Kerry
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’Ardoise has always been a favorite, but with tables spread far apart under a canopy of trees on the extra-wide garden sidewalk on Noe Street makes it even better with the same great service, wine and food. Very safe outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As wonderful as ever in warmth and professionalism. The added “garden ambience”, especially on a rare warm night, was really memorable!

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SFtraveler
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’ve been to L’Ardoise many times and it is always consistent. Wonderful staff, great food and a superb wine list! They are serving outdoor dining with heat lamps on beautiful Noe street.

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SteveC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, good food. Didn’t knock my socks off but good and well priced.

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Jerseygirl13
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed sitting near heater. Service as always was superb. Great Hanger Steak and Ravioli.

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vipClairB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to enjoy dinner outdoors in L'Ardoise little garden. Would be nice if they string up fairy lights as it's a bit dark and there are no candles on the tables.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The team at this cozy neighborhood have pivoted to outdoor service. It is a unique and romantic experience. They are offering their full menu of rich and classic bistro fare. Support them. Bundled up for the chill breezes outdoors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful Staff and food!

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WillD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary and had a lovely experience. The outdoor seating was great despite it being a chilly night out. We ordered the tiger prawn ravioli, brussels sprout salad, mushroom risotto and the black angus filet mignon along with a bottle of Napa cabernet. All of the food was outstanding, but the risotto was slightly undercooked. The flavors were still great, however.

We had a great time and would definitely recommend L'Ardoise!

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NeighborhoodSupporter
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

They are great people and a neighborhood restaurant we'd like to continue to support. We had the chicken and the halibut. Both were over cooked and cold when we got them. The flavor was pretty bland as well. Wait staff was excellent and they are making the best of having to set up outside, but the food just wasn't good. Hope it gets better. We will go back again because we don't want another boarded up store front in our neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our 11 year Anniversary feel special. We appreciated the wine bottle suggestion and the food recommendations. Will definitely be back.

MM
vipMelissaM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined outside here and it was magical. Even with masks and gloves, the servers provided exceptional, comforting service. The wine and food were delicious. And most importantly, it was really special to dine among neighbors supporting this local gem!

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WilliamW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was wonderful to get to go back to a favorite and be well taken care of in difficult times. And the food was outstanding.

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vipdianeb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome. super sweet spot they've created outside. enjoy!

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MeighenS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They’ve put together a great COVID-ready outdoor option and the staff is lovely. The food is delicious but there were a couple of items in the salads that weren’t very fresh.

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vipStuart
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal here - sitting outside in quiet street. Wonderful staff and great food. Love this place!!

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vipLaborDayMeh
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the layout of the outdoor seating (as indoor dining is currently restricted due to the pandemic). I was reminded of the sidewalk cafes while I was in Paris for work.

Though we live in the neighborhood, our last time here had been on New Years' eve. The service is still, gratefully, top notch. The food is still worth the visit (although I was sad that the duck confit was not on the menu that night).

We'll definitely have to plan more frequent visits!

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Yvonne
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. The food is delicious and the ambiance makes you feel as if you were actually in a little street cafe in Paris. We will definitely return soon!

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Megan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Ardoise and the staff are doing a wonderful job at keeping restaurant culture alive. So nice to have a delicious meal served hot.

FAQs

L'Ardoise does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

L'Ardoise is rated 4.8 stars by 2574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.