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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
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.
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.
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.
we had a lovely, albeit, chilly, dinner. the food was delicious and the staff were amazing, looking forward to indoor dining again!
Quintessential neighborhood French bistro on a quiet part of Noe St. This is the perfect place for a rainy night with your love or by yourself. While Ive been here before this is now my new date night spot with my girlfriend. Highly recommended.
The food was superb and our server was excellent. We would definitely love to return soon!
I have dined at L'Ardoise a number of times and wanted to post a quick review of my experience there last night. This restaurant is set in a quiet neighborhood at the edge of the Castro and offers side walk seating. This outdoor dining is a nice change from the inside of the restaurant and the arrangement of outdoor tables and protected seating seems to work well. The service was prompt and server offered a number of specials and was able to recommend a nice wine. We ordered the escargot which unfortunately was overly salty. (not what I remembered from past meals) My partner ordered the duck which was very tasty... tender and moist. I ordered the filet mignon which was prepared exactly as ordered at a nice medium. Unfortunately the flavor was off and not as I remembered it in the past. It is very unusual for me not to finish a 8oz steak but this one was just not that appetizing which was a bit of a disappointment. My partner tried what was left of the steak and found it lacking. I have to say that their duck is excellent and really is a signature dish at this restaurant. Not sure what happened with the starter or the steak but will give L'Ardoise another chance at some point in the future and will provide a follow up review.
They have a lovely outdoor dining setup! Our server (I believe his name was Alexandre) was excellent and the food came out so quickly. Everything was delicious.
We love the food and it’s so consistent even after shelter in place.
One of the best outside covid setups I’ve seen. It was charming. The service and food were also great.
As always, we left delighted with the food, the service, and the ambience. This is a French restaurant gem in San Francisco.
Server recommendations were spot on, fantastic meal!
LOVED our meal! Thank you so much, what a fantastic experience
L'Ardoise is always delicious and the staff is attentive and friendly. Dining outside is a treat.
Wonderful atmosphere for outdoor dining . Super friendly service.
Food was excellent but difficult to keep it warm enough given the outside seating on a cool night & not enough heaters. Waiter made an excellent wine choice & it was an enjoyable experience.
Food is just so so. No umbrellas for a rainy night. The waiters' attitude is no better than street food stand.
This was our second time out in the last year due to how difficult it is to arrange childcare during Covid. L'Ardoise was pure magic. The evening was brisk, with occasional showers, but we didn't care, the heat lamp kept us warm, and the wine pairing helped as well. It feels, very French, but not ostentatious. It has the atmosphere of a Parisian Bistro, right down to eating out on the sidewalk on a small table, with warm glowing string lights overhead. The food was delicious, and just the right size so we could savor everything.
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 2652 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.