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L'Ardoise, San Francisco, CA
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L'Ardoise

4.8
4.8
2842 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

French Bistro serving traditional and authentic fare in a cozy atmosphere.

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2 people

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 437-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Thierry Clement

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    The Castro

  • Cross street

    Henry

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Church Street Castro Duboce Park/Duboce and Noe Duboce and Church

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Soup du Jour$6.00

    • Fresh Butter Lettuce Salad$8.00

      With Smoked Olive Oil Vinaigrette and Marinated white Anchovies

      • Tiger Prawn Ravioles With Sauce Vierge and Fresh Mixed Herbs$11.00

        • Charcuterie Plate With Housemade Pates$14.00

          • Haricot Vert Salad$11.00

            With Goat Cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, Almonds, Balsamic Reduction

            • Escargots en Gueusaille$11.00

              (in fried potato cups) with Garlic and Parsley Cream Sauce

              • Warm Sonoma Goat Cheese on Baked Apple Crouton, Mixed Lettuces & Walnut Vinaigrette$12.00

                Entrees

                • Pan Seared Black Angus Filet Mignon$34.00

                  With Pommes Landaises and White Truffle Oil

                  • Pan Seared Black Angus Hanger Steak$22.00

                    With Pommes Frites and St Emilion Sauce

                    • Bistro Coq au Vin in Red Wine Sauce$19.00

                      Potato Puree, Bacon and Pearl Onions

                      • Traditional Duck Leg Confit$21.00

                        Cooked 7 Hours in its Own Fat, Served With Pommes Landaises and Garlic Sauce

                        • Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb$39.00

                          With Pommes Frites or Pommes Landaises, Garlic & Parsley Butter

                          • Pan Seared California Wild White Sea Bass$24.00

                            With Arugula & Green Beans Salad, Olives, Lemon Olive Oil, Basil Pesto

                            • Pan Seared Wild Alaskan Halibut$32.00

                              With Risotto, Spinach, Confit Tomatoes, Fish Veloute & Mixed Herbs

                              • Three Grain Mixed Mushroom Risotto$17.00

                                Parmigiano Reggiano, White Truffle Oil

                                • Crispy Skin Rocky Jr Chicken Breast$18.00

                                  Potato Purée, Spinach and Roasted Garlic Jus

                                  Desserts

                                  • Vanilla creme brulee$8.00

                                    • Valrhona chocolate fondant$8.00

                                      • Apple tarte Tatin$8.00

                                        • Valrhona banana and chocolate pudding$8.00

                                          • Floating Island$8.00

                                            with caramel sauce and fresh strawberries

                                            Sides

                                            • Pommes Frites$5.00

                                              • Buttered Spinach$5.00

                                                • Pommes Landaises$5.00

                                                  • Cheese selection of the day$10.00

                                                    Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                    What 2,842 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                    4.8
                                                    4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.8Food
                                                    • 4.8Service
                                                    • 4.6Ambience
                                                    • 4.5Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    • San Francisco Bay Area

                                                      French

                                                    • San Francisco

                                                      French

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                                                    1. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Delightful evening with stellar food and service.

                                                    2. w

                                                      wilthefinn

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      57 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      57 reviews

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Just needed to sneak away to France, and this the closest to it near our house. Always a warm welcome, prompt seating and menus. Don’t overlook the specials! Such a great carte, so many delicious choices. Always to wonderful, flavorful and well composed. The the fruit tarts was a thing of delicious beauty. Enjoy!

                                                    3. s

                                                      surfchicken

                                                      New York Area

                                                      62 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      62 reviews

                                                      Dined 1 day ago

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      I have the tiger prawn ravioli appetizer w a very light almost wonton like pasta on them- very nice and paired well with the salad w goat cheese and walnuts. My son had the steak frites (the hangar steak) and was happy and impressed with the cooking temp of his medium rare order. Very nice wine selection! Friendly staff and fast service. Charming neighborhood spot.

                                                    4. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always a treat! Great service, incredible food!

                                                    5. b

                                                      bnatraveler

                                                      Dallas

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Amazing authentic French cuisine. Everything was spot on, down to the butter. I ate so much I couldn’t manage desert.

                                                    6. SS

                                                      SrubaS

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      It was a lovely experience and food was great. The duck confit, ribeye and floating island dessert were awesome.

                                                    7. JK

                                                      JimK

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                      Very tasty French cuisine, and fine champagne and desserts. I just it were a bit quieter.

                                                    8. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Romantic and cozy. Best lamb chops in SF. The floating meringue dessert is divine. Excellent service!

                                                    9. DW

                                                      DavidW

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      When we go out to dinner my partner and I like to share/split the whole meal. When I asked if we could coarse the meal, they knew exactly what I meant and graciously accommodated us. We shared the special beat salad which was amazing, then shared Arctic Char which was cooked perfectly, we ended up ordering the special blackened ribeye and would order it again. We shared the floating island and apple tatin for desert. We will definitely be back

                                                    10. G

                                                      Gregory

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Wonderful food, service, ambiance and location. It transports you to France.

                                                    11. EK

                                                      ElizabethK

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We love L'Ardoise. The food is always delicious. If anything the service, which was always good, has gotten even better. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Can't wait to go back!

                                                    12. JR

                                                      JanR

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Best meal we've had in a while. Everything was perfectly prepared and fresh, not too fussy but rich and incredibly flavorful. Great service, very cute unpretentious place, but the food is definitely the standout. Can't wait to go again to try everything on the menu!

                                                    13. E

                                                      Eugenio

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                      For the price, restaurant should have good quality functioning heaters in the ouside tables.

                                                    14. AB

                                                      AlanB

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience2

                                                      Enjoyed the dinner. Very taken with the floating island dessert. Bravo.

                                                    15. MA

                                                      MARS

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food was fantastic. Initially it felt a bit rushed and overwhelming, but everyone was great and the the service was lovely.

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Neighborhood gem with the best duck leg confit in SF!

                                                    17. MM

                                                      MorganM

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food here is outrageously good, service is great.

                                                    18. s

                                                      surfchicken

                                                      New York Area

                                                      63 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      63 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Arctic char was perfect with just the right about of mushroom risotto. Steak Frites delicious and cooked med rare. Nice wine selection and a decent tarte tatin. Charming neighborhood spot!

                                                    19. f

                                                      fumim

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We enjoyed everything - brussel sprout salad, shrimp ravioli, coq au vin, duck confit & apple tarte tatin. Also, it has a good selection of wine at fairly reasonable price. The service was attentive & helpful - casual but not overly friendly. It really is a wonderful bistro perfect for any occasion from a date to a small group gathering. We particularly appreciate ample space between tables whereas it used to be tight pre-pandemic.

                                                    20. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Great food, service

                                                    21. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Las Vegas

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      The tiger prawn ravioli was so fresh and tasty. Creme brûlée was excellent. Lovely time.

                                                    22. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Excellent French food. Great cuisine with an amicable environment and home feeling

                                                    23. TT

                                                      TimT

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                      Lovely little restaurant. Made us feel like we were back in France. Friendly and professional staff. Very good, authentic French cuisine.

                                                    24. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Super cold inside of the restaurant:( Great food though!!

                                                    25. U

                                                      Ulysse71

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      L’Ardoise is a truly French restaurant. My wife and I celebrated our 28 anniversary last night. My only complaint was that the interior of the restaurant was freezing. Had I known this I would have chosen a table outside with the heaters. Still a memorable experience. Chapeau!!!

                                                    26. v

                                                      vmc427

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Unpretentious small French Restaurant, well staffed . The garden salad was more than ample. The wine selection is excellent. The cog au van was excellent as was the artic char. We'll definitely be going back.

                                                    27. e

                                                      etch

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      LOVE this place and everything about it... the food, ambiance, service is all amazing.

                                                    28. TC

                                                      4TCfoodies

                                                      Anchorage

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 27, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fabulous cuisine and wine list. A great SF bistro!

                                                    29. FG

                                                      FoodGeekGal

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Everything was very delicious at this French restaurant. We had the escargot, duck, lamb chops, coq au vin, and ribeye steak. For dessert, we had the creme brulee, Valrhona chocolate cake, and this delicious meringue coated with sliver almonds in a vanilla anglaise sauce. So yummy! We washed this down with two bottles of delicious French wines! The ambiance and location were great! Will be returning.

                                                    30. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      What a gem! Beautiful, romantic, cozy place. Amazing food, excellent service, comfortable vibe and reasonable price! Came here for our anniversary and we will be back!

                                                    31. m

                                                      marman

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always good, great food and service in the bistro atmosphere.

                                                    32. c

                                                      couqquoc

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      25 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Food was great. Service was great. Dining room temperature was a bit chilly because the front door was open.

                                                    33. DD

                                                      DukeofDining

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Even though the nine level was high, everything else was wonderful.

                                                    34. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Perfection!

                                                    35. E

                                                      Eater

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      163 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      163 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                      I had been here a few years ago when my husband was at acute rehab from heart surgery near here. At the time, I ordered the hanger steak and I remember it was melt in your mouth tender along with a generous portion. The portion I experienced this time was enough, however the steak was chewy and not tender. My husband ordered the Chilean sea bass and that portion was quite small for $42! His fish was good, but not spectacular. Disappointing to say the least. I know restaurants are struggling and portion size is how they make up for it. However, I think quality is still important and once that is lost, then what truly remains in a $150 dining experience?

                                                    36. m

                                                      mariad

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had a fun laughing enjoyable evening. Our server was so interesting and entertaining that we enjoyed the experience overall. Helped us make some beautiful photos for our memory. Food was amazing and we look forward going there again! Felt like being in Europe with all the charm that French restaurant has to offer.

                                                    37. KJ

                                                      KristinJ

                                                      Atlanta

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Just an all around lovely meal. Friendly, efficient, and precise service and delicious French comfort food. The coq au vin was out of this world. I’d love to become a regular here.

                                                    38. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great date night spot. Lovely service

                                                    39. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      20 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      20 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The meal and service are always top notch - a great place to dine.

                                                    40. DW

                                                      DebraW

                                                      St. Louis

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Our favorite go to restaurant. Authentically French and I feel like I'm in Paris when we dine here. The French speaking staff are wonderfully warm and welcoming. This is our fifth time eating here and we will continue to do so.

                                                    FAQs

                                                    You can order delivery directly from L'Ardoise using the Order Online button. L'Ardoise also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 437-2600.

                                                    L'Ardoise is rated 4.8 stars by 2842 OpenTable diners.

                                                    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                    Booked 31 times today

                                                    Order delivery or takeout

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                                                    Google Map for L'Ardoise

                                                    151 Noe Street San Francisco, CA 94114

                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Henry

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      The Castro

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      French, European

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Street Parking

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      Church Street Castro Duboce Park/Duboce and Noe Duboce and Church

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Thierry Clement

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (415) 437-2600

                                                    • Catering

                                                      Please call for details.

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      Please call for details.

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