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L'Ardoise, San Francisco, CA
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L'Ardoise

4.8
4.8
2886 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French Bistro serving traditional and authentic fare in a cozy atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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  • Order online

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

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What 2,886 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    French

  • San Francisco

    French

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  1. KT

    KatrinaT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Food was delicious. Will definitely go there again !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always very good.
  3. AT

    AnnyT

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really good food! Good service! I had to sit outside because we reserved at the last minute but they have heaters so even it was windy and cold I stayed warm.
  4. IS

    IlanitS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we had a fabulous dinner at L’ardoise! Amazing to always find the see same team year after year. The food was delicious, the service hospitable and professional, and the ambiance perfect- as if we were at a bistro in France. This is our favorite restaurant in SF for sure!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The salad was overdressed but the duck confit was great as always.
  6. E

    Eugenio

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filet mignon or Chilean seabass are excellent main course
  7. RF

    RubinoF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Service was amazing! Took wife for anniversary dinner and was not disappointed. Definitely will return!
  8. KP

    KevinP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    AS always L'Ardoise was excellent. This was our first time back since the pandemic and I was very glad to see that they still deliver an excellent meal, with great service. We were seated outside and we found that uncomfortable so they kindly moved us inside. The appetizers, wine and dinner were excellent. Always leave this place reflecting what a great experience it was. Looking forward to going back the next time we are in SF.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great local restaurant, great staff, great food, highly recommend
  10. MS

    MonicaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here...love this place! I feel like I'm in France. Very pleasant staff, too.
  11. CL

    CathyL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been eating at L'Ardoise since it opened. We are pleased that they continue to deliver a high quality experience on all levels. They have never disappointed even during the height of the pandemic when we ordered take out from them. This is a verified neighborhood gem.
  12. J

    Jody

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent food: interesting dishes very well prepared. French food, so not a place for avoiders of fats.
  13. PF

    ParisianFoodie

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    I love this restaurant. So what happened I'm taking with a grain of salt. We arrived at 6pm for my 61st birthday celebratory dinner. The host said that my Open Table reservation didn't indicate a preference for indoor or outdoor dining and they had nothing available indoor. It was chilly and breezy as is often the case in the city. And I very specifically remember selecting indoor dining when I made the reservation. My husband HATES sitting outside to have cold food. I'm not sure where the mistake happened, so I'm not blaming the restaurant. There was another couple right behind us with exactly the same problem with an Open Table reservation and they ended up sitting outside. The restaurant eventually accommodated us at an inside table for two and we had a lovely meal. The only reason I think they did was because we were about to leave. But the whole experience just left a "bad aftertaste." I'm just glad we didn't have out of town guests as I would have been mortified.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great classic French cuisine. We received a warm welcome and attentive service. We are happy to return soon.
  15. JC

    JonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was delicious. Wonderfully warm staff and cute, cozy ambiance
  16. OG

    OleGG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is tasty, but potatoes is TO DIE FOR!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Reservation at 5pm. Inside Got sat right where everyone walks in and out and where waiters and helper standing right by their bread and water station. Wished they sat us at the back. Appetizers: Escargot- good , shrimp ravioli good and nice of them that they split if for the 3 of us and -only the special fish salad-more potatoes than veg. Entrees:duck was dried, Lamb was good and risotto is ok but wish they serve more veg that potatoes on duck and lamb Dessert:Floating Island - fantastic Will definitely come back to try other dish but will have them give us more veg instead of potatoes.
  18. B

    Bernie

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful neighborhood spot. Good service, food, and ambiance.
  19. CY

    CadmiumYellow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soup of the day Lamb leg with thinly sliced potato Cremme brulee. Mushroom risotto w white truffle oil. Good service . Ate outdoors in a three sided box with heaters. I loved the soup and bread and butter.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I really like this restaurant, been many times, good food, reliable wine list & ligit french wait staff. My only complaint is it can be uncomfortably cold, even in the indoor dining areas. The door is always open which is understandable as the staff need to go in and out but the curtain that protects from the fresh breeze just doesn’t do the job & there isn’t any heating. Even the staff that are running around are mostly in puffy jackets.
  21. BO

    BoraO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Very nice place. Service was super slow. Took 30 minutes from our reservation time/date to get then our orders. Delicious duck leg.
  22. LF

    LocalFoodie

    Philadelphia

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Having just returned from the South of France , I was keen to keep the French ambiance going , so my dining partner and I were enticed by the menu on line. It was a cool evening when we arrived at the corner cafe location in the Mission district and we were warmly greeted and seated outside in their little booths on the sidewalk with a heater( which was necessary on this evening). After making our wine choice there was a bit of a delay before we got our appetizers, but worth the wait . The prawn ravioli in a butter sauce were exquisite - the pasta was so light and translucent and you could see the meaty pieces of prawn. The goat cheese salad was also delicious. However, although the Arctic char was well prepared, the requested medium rare rack of lamb chops were extremely disappointing. The very rare meat was sparse on the chop and was surrounded by layers and layers of fat, (the bones were not even Frenched) making them basically inedible. The potatoes were so salted (and I like salty) and the side of spinach sat in a pool of water( from not being properly drained) also meant that rest of the dish was unappetizing. For French cuisine this was extremely surprising. When brought to the server’s attention he agreed , and offered to comp the desserts instead. He also brought us another glass each of the champagne we had been drinking. The desserts: apple tarte tatin and flourless chocolate cake were pleasing ( in a French bistro style) and the server’s kind attention helped make up for a pretty poor French entree. We will certainly return on another evening to try other menu items, with the hope that this was an an unusual occurrence.
  23. BT

    BubbasTwoCents

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Service was great. Sat outside on Noe St; my only suggestion is to rotate the tables (or provide some shade) so that those facing West are not staring into the sun. Our table had issues with this, and I noted the gentlemen seated next to us also had issues with the sun in the eyes. This was between 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
  24. VY

    VictorY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Charming neighborhood restaurant. Good service. Food was excellent as well as recommendation for the daily specials.
  25. B

    Brassai

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    L’Ardoise is as close to Paris as you’ll get in San Francisco, or anywhere else in the US. Excellent bistro food. Every dish is well executed, service is friendly but professional, lovely ambiance. It’s gotten a bit pricey for a neighborhood place, but you get what you pay for.
  26. AS

    AndrewS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Unfortunately the overall experience was not worth the price … atmosphere is no longer the charming - lights were way to bright, understaffed to handle the additional outdoor capacity and food has lost its way - was once a go to neighborhood haunt - not going back
  27. S

    Soprano

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, as always!
  28. F

    Fran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my girlfriend's birthday and they did an amazing job surprising her, and she was happy.
  29. A

    Alobar

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food & Service were both excellent. Arctic char & Angus steak Frites prepared perfectly.
  30. GH

    GeorgeH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had now idea how wonderful your restaurant is. I had been wanting to try it for years.
  31. FF

    FredF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We found the service and ambience lovely. We were surprisingly married that day at City Hall (we went to get our marriage license AND a wedding appointment opened up so we took it.) We ate outside and thought food and very attentive service deserved top ratings.
  32. c

    cheryl

    San Francisco

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we ate outside and it was a delight. we shared a charcuterie first and then i had the duck and my friend had a ribeye the fries are to die for and everything was cooked perfectly. the service was perfect a wonderful evening.
  33. d

    dsaw

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a classic neighborhood gem and feels like you're swept away into a truly european vibe and dining experience :)! service is impeccable :) tastes are sensational. wine pairings are perfection. destination restaurant for any occasion, for sure :)
  34. MC

    MarkC

    Palm Springs

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While you can’t go wrong with the escargot, the tiger prawn ravioli is outstanding, as is the service and ambiance. Definitely, a must while in SFO…
  35. SM

    ShaunaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love French food and L’Ardoise really delivers a French experience right here in SD
  36. BN

    ButchN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We let our waiter guide us through the wine list and menu. Many items had no English word equivalent. Such a memorable night.
  37. b

    belltowndiner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Every trip to San Francisco for any Francophile should include a dinner at L’Ardoise.
  38. O

    Olivier

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside in the parklet. The food was delicious, the seevice was perfect, the experience was divine!
  39. TC

    4TCfoodies

    Anchorage

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a delightful dining experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining here. The place is small and clean with outdoor sittings. We arrived at 9:00 pm so we had indoor table. We loved everything we had tried from appetizer (escargot and ravioli), main course (steak and risotto) to desert (apple tart). Highly recommend the ravioli and the steak. Nice and friendly service. Definitely will come back again.

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 2886 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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