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L'Ardoise

4.8
2771 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French Bistro serving traditional and authentic fare in a cozy atmosphere.
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KathleenK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect night out. Great food, good service, felt safe and comfortable.

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viplyfca
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unpretentious, good valued dinner. I would highly recommend it.

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vipdmeister
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had another nice dinning experience with the good folks over at L' Ardoise. We'll be back...

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vipClaireP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was good but not spectacular especially for the price. Medium rare is "a la francaise" i.e. raw.
Good ambience, including outside. The server took a wonderful photo of us.

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vipMichael
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local’s spot. Small menu but the food is exquisite and the intimate ambiance is second to none.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food tasted good but the Ribeye was tough and chewy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time - as always!

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MeghanF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience; we sat outside, service was really lovely for the server to waitstaff, food was incredible and ambiance was fabulous. Heaters for outside tables were comfortable and made for perfect private party. Thank you! We’ll be back

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AndrewE
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As an outsider, I can call this a great little gem in San Francisco that the locals adore. It’s authentic and worth the occasional outing. It’s pricey, but nothing in the heart of the city is going to be cheap. As eye roll-inducing as “you’re paying for the atmosphere” may sound, I promise it’ll be worth it.

Every bite (tried my first hanger steak here) was top notch. I doubt you’ll regret what you try on the menu.

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JessicaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and excellent service! Came here for our anniversary and it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service. Everything cooked perfectly. What a Parisian dream.

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Huck
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood place with outstanding food, broad wine selection and friendly service. I will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipHerve
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing as always
took 2 friends for a birthday
they'll be back ;-)

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EricA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, great service, will definitely will go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great to get back. The food wine and ambiance is always amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sebastian was a lovely server. We love this place, thank you!

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vipJanelleM
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Ardoise is simply fantastic. Period. Highly recommended for every reason. The food is simply perfect. The service is beyond fantastic. And the ambience will transport you immediately to Europe. We went four or five times before COVID and last night was our first time back since. Even better than before. Thank you for surviving!! The prices are very fair for the quality and of the food. The wine list is great and is also fairly priced. You can't miss with this spot. If it were a little closer, we would be going at least a couple of times per month.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! Best filet I’ve ever had. Done to perfection. Service was excellent. Will definitely go back again!

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RandyR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I had a great time. I chose this place for her 40th birthday and she loved it!

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vipkeepinitreal
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great - service, food ambience/neighborhood bistro feel! Wish we had such a cozy, delicious and friendly spot in our neighborhood - loved mushroom soup, filet, scallops (in a lobster bisque sauce!) and apple tart dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience as always. Love this place!

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DonaldL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the very best restaurants in the city--almost absurdly consistent, you can't beat the lamb and their special potatoes, Potatoes L'Ardoise.
I do believe they need a more extensive desert menu but the entree's are spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a wonderful time at this restaurant. The food is always consistent, the service is always good, and we keep coming back year after year

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Vinhc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant for any occasions. The staff, service and cuisine are great. Never disappointed. We come here once every 3 months. Great menu, wine selection and deserts are top notched from a traditional and unique French restaurant. Portions are good size.

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vipguyabouttown
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is hands down my favorite go-to, here in San Francisco. I love the staff, the cuisine, and wine. I am never disappointed and always eager to stop in.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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RossM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent. The service was friendly and professional. The wine recommendation was spot on. We sat outside on the sidewalk in front, and the ambience was charming.

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PeterH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Ardoise consistently prepares traditional bistro fare of excellent taste and quality. Yesterday evening's choices confirmed my confidence that for the most delicious French comfort food in a warm, inviting dining room, l'Ardoise is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Definitely new favorite French restaurant in San Francisco!

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Colby
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was impeccable! They went above and beyond on one the stormiest nights, Saturday 23rd. Of course we couldn't get a cab or uber and were extremely late to our reservation. They stayed open for us and we were able to have my birthday dinner. I can't wait to go back and try more menu items. Cheers!

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vipBrunelloAfcionado
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great French food. Service also outstanding. We didn't have to touch our bottle of wine once! I can't remember rhe last time that happened and we spend alot on wine at all kinds of restaurants. The menu is on the smaller side but it works as they obviously focus on quality. They also have daily specials. I decided on the escargot with garlic and parsley butter. The sauce was very light but imparted wonderful flavor. My husband had the tiger prawn ravioli and basically wiped the bowl clean. For entrees I had the excellent duck confit- it fell off the bone- potatoes were also awsome. My husband had the rack of lamb and loved that as well. Desserts were also lovely. I had the floating island with strawberries and he had the flourless Chocolate cake with rasberries. Both were excellent as was the coffee. We thought the prices were also reasonable. Wine list was fine as well.

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vipKatieT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French Bistro that we will def continue to try other outstanding dishes. Loved the tiger prawn raviolis!!! Actually would consider 3 of them as a future entree!

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vipTheresa
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and warm atmosphere. Wonderful food and fast service. It’s now one of my favorite restaurants in SF. We ordered the hanger steak, escargot, cauliflower soup and risotto. All were phenomenal, but I was not a fan of the soup. I’m definitely returning.

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Alan
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

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vipDianaP
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was truly French and truly delicious.

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Andy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a wonderful time, all the staff genuinely care about the service, and are always friendly. The food is always perfect and the ambience is great. Love this spot

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vipMonsieurBongout1
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot. Already too hard to get a reservations so do not want to flatter! When went there when first opened, I remember them seeming to try to 'be very French,' to point was annoying rather than just natural. Not this time. Loved it, tho my cholesterol may never be the same after the main of duck confit w the fried potatoes!

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vipwillnotbeback
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Can’t wait to go back

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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 2771 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.