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Traditional Duck Leg Confit
Cooked 7 Hours in its Own Fat, Served With Pommes Landaises and Garlic Sauce
Pan Seared Black Angus Filet Mignon
With Pommes Landaises and White Truffle Oil
Pan Roasted Rack of Lamb
With Pommes Frites or Pommes Landaises, Garlic & Parsley Butter
Nice friendly waiter, good food, felt like a little jaunt to France. Only caveat is, despite making a reservation well in advance and asking for a nice table to celebrate a special occasion, we were seated in front of the open door and were freezing. Fastest good food I’ve ever had.
Our first time there and it was a hit! The staff are friendly and attentive in just the right measures! The food spectacular! It's a popular and somewhat small place so getting reservations as far in advance is a necessity! Superb!
The staff was amazing!!!
We loved our meal and couldn’t rate it higher. Perfect ambience, delicious food and great wine. What more could you ask for?
It’s always a pleasure to celebrate a special occasion at our favorite neighborhood bistro, but last night was extra special because it was our first time dining there since they’d reopened for indoor dining. There are never any surprises at L’Ardoise: my husband’s duck confit and bacon-fat fried potatoes was as rich and decadent as ever, and my hanger steak, a perfect medium rare with its delicious sauce and crispy fries with aioli were as wonderful as I’d remembered them. The tart tatin was a perfect sweet ending to our meal. Service was warm and professional as always, if a bit slower than usual due to them serving a full house inside and and outside at 6 pm on a weeknight!
A wonderful meal, delicious food and great service. A charming neighborhood place with unpretentious, but exquisite French food. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone!
Always a great meal and service! Never disappoints. Can't wait to go back!
We enjoyed our meal. Mushroom soup and filet mignon and duck confit. With the floating island. One of the few places that has floating island
Wish they had more high chairs
My wife and I were staying at a nearby VRBO. We made a reservation for this place after walking by. The food and service were good and very reasonably priced. Nice neighborhood find
Amazing! Our food was incredible. The service was beyond fantastic. We couldn’t have imagined a more dreamy setting. Thanks for everything! Highly recommend anything on the menu in regards to food and wine. You can’t go wrong!
Wonderful evening and a beautiful setting.
Wonderful food in casual neighborhood
loved my first experience inside for 14 months
i loved everything
a highlight of this year
Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Food is great and service excellent. A favorite in SF.
Wonderful experience, food was superb
It was so cold we could not stay for desert. The food was not what we expected and we were disappointed. Given the outside space being open this place has not lost it's quaintness as expected given the beautiful outside of the building. I will research recent reviews to find places to eat from now on.
They are doing a great job in uncertain times where restaurants are forced to provide service in an outdoor setting. We'll be back to support the great job they are doing.
We Had a really nice time. Escargot was very different but super good. We had charcuterie as well. I had the rack of lamb, everyone else had steak. We all enjoyed everything. Our waiter also recommended some great wines, too. This little quiet corner snuggled in a cute neighborhood have it a real bistro feel.
As always amazing! This is our go to place for great French food... the staff is so friendly... and food is always perfect!
They have done a nice job spacing tables with plant dividers due to covid.
It’s so nice that they have reopened...
Outstanding food, wine, and service. We will definitely come back.
Great service and good!
Absolutely fantastic restaurant all around. Atmosphere, great food, attractively priced wine list, and absolutely terrific service and attitude. Both inside and outside are very attractive options.
The Ambiance changed since the last time I was there
We sat outside in a very stark parklet
The plants that had been there were removed and the table cloth was missing
the staff are very friendly but felt I was eating in a very sparce environment
It is by far the best French Bistro food in San Francisco aside from it's sister restaurant, Mathilde. Always great food and service.
Exceedingly polite and attentive service. Outstanding tastes. I went with four other people and three of us had the same dish. We left feeling adored and we were warmed by the atmosphere the food and the service.
Wonderful restaurant. Great food at a good price and ultra attentive service. My go to restaurant for a special treat in a comfy setting.
Both the food and service were outstanding!
Love this place, definitely try tiger prawns and dug leg!
Always a great place to have a lovely dinner with friends.
Excellent food and service. Always consistent.
It was great to be back! The food was delicious and the ambiance perfect!!
This year, Covid prevented a trip to France. So, if you can’t go to Paris, coming to L’Ardoise is the next best thing. Great food, friendly and knowledgeable service and a good wine list are all there. With expansion they can seat more people outside, and they are managing to be at once busy and retain the personal touch. Highly recommended!
Very comfortable parklet, excellent food and brilliant wine choices
We ordered the duck confit and the rack of lamb. Both were superb! Trout salad and shrimp ravioli were also amazing as appetizers.
My second time here within a week! Very attentive service and great food both times.
Tiger prawns raviolis and the duck leg! i will keep coming back!
Excellent food and excellent service! The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. I can’t say enough about how great the food is.
Quintessential neighborhood French bistro. Excellent food and service.
I'll start with the positive: the outdoor seating is very well done, and the service is excellent (a notable level above other similar restaurants in the neighborhood). Some of the dishes we had were also very good. The prawn ravioli appetizer was one of the better dishes I've eaten in San Francisco. The brussel sprout salad was solid. And the pommes frites (served with the hanger steak) were delicious.
Unfortunately, it all fell apart with the entrees. The fish special simply lacked all flavor, and the mashed potatoes it was served on tasted like nothing and had the texture of instant potatoes cooked in a microwave. The hanger steak was better, but it still suffered from a lack of flavor.
Overall, the experience was very hit-or-miss, and given the middling entrees and price point, it made for a bad experience.
Everything was delicious, from the Brussels sprout salad to the duck confit (those potatoes!!), to the creme brûlée. Will definitely be back the next time I visit SF.
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 2701 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.