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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
Three Grain Mixed Mushroom Risotto
Parmigiano Reggiano, White Truffle Oil
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.
Very fine food and service. Ambiance is top notch.
One of our favorite spots. The food is consistently tasty, the service attentive, the ambience romantic.
L' Ardoise is a neighborhood gem. They never disappoint!
Wonderful choice for our first return to indoor dining (although outdoor was also available). Superb and original offerings of escargots and mushrooms in potato cup, prawn raviolis and duck leg confit. Very decent choice of wines albeit a tad limited in terms of what’s available by the glass. Cordial, attentive and quick service. Look forward to returning soon.
Definitely the best French bistro in SF! Had a really local and authentic feel to it. Great wine selection and great value overall as well
They’ve made an excellent pivot and are serving outside, great food as always! Friendly service and authentic, I look forward to a return visit.
Love the outdoor dining! Adorable and quaint like being in Europe
Outdoor dining in the new parklet is gracious and lovely. A great place for any kind of evening with well executed French classics. Highly recommended
It was great to return to l'Ardoise after more than a year. The set-ups for the outdoor dining spaces were comfortable and the neighborhood ambience was an excellent surround for us. The cordiality of the staff was great and welcome, and each dish was perfectly prepared and presented.
Limited menu, but everything they make is made to perfection. The outdoor dining experience was ideal. Highly recommend!
Just perfect...beautiful location, great ambiance and excellent food, friendly and attentive waiter and table staff...we had a terrific meal and a great evening. So glad we found this neighborhood gem!
Excellent choice for outdoor dining! True representation of French food and service. I ate frequently at L'Ardoise before the pandemic and always enjoyed it. The current post-pandemic outdoor dining option is almost as good!! Food is diverse, well-cooked, typically French, and the wine list complements the food perfectly. Service is friendly and efficient. Recommend highly!
Service was friendly and prompt as always.
Salad with goat cheese was divine Loved the ravioli with shrimp. I always dream about them
before reservation. We shared and cleaned bowl
of sauce with bread. Filet mignon was delicious and sadly we had no room for dessert. We did enjoy small table inside. A great change from outside dining.
A perfect date spot. Service was superb! The meal was delightful.
We had dinner outside and the food tasted even better! Great service with an excellent wine recommendation by our server. Always a welcoming place to dine at.
Our absolute favorite restaurant. The food is phenomenal every time, the staff is wonderful, and the ambiance is perfect. My husband and I especially love the new outdoor dining setup. It's like being back in Paris.
If you're looking for a French bistro style dinner in SF, look no further. The food was delicious from starters to desserts. The wine list complements well the menu. The service was great even when they were busy.
Best French dinner I had in the City.
We love this restaurant! The food is always great and service is wonderful.
Great dinner to celebrate an anniversary! They made our desert hear shaped and added a candle for us which was a nice touch. Food was amazing, can't recommend the Duck Confit enough. Even with the outdoor seating setup service was great, we'll be back!
Food was very good. The portions could be more copious vis-a-vis price point. Wait staff (Sebastien) was friendly, attentive and super nice.
Lovely place, highly recommend it
This restaurant delivers a consummate dining experience. We have been here many times, and will return many more. As often the case here, there was a dish that one my heart by surprise. The Brussels sprout salad was light, flavorful, and the perfect dish to begin what inevitably was another excellent meal. The chef’s delicious and inspired cuisine is always one half of what makes this place so delightful. The other is the gracious and warm service from a staff that makes us feel like family, and has done so since our first visit.
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 4.9 stars by 2681 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.