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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
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8:00 PM
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L'Ardoise

4.7
2054 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Authentic (31)
French Bistro serving traditional and authentic fare in a cozy atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 437-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thierry Clement
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Henry
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Parking details
On Noe Street off Market street
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Public transit
Church Street Castro Duboce Park/Duboce and Noe Duboce and Church
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Takeout, Wine
What 2054 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great experience, stellar service!

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KatieG (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

L’Ardoise is one of our favorite places in the city. We love to come here for the cozy French style decor, impeccable service and delicious food. The food and wine list is reasonably priced. We’ve never had a bad time or dinner here! Definitely a neighborhood gem that’s always booked up.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We discovered L'Ardoise in Oct 2009 and loved everything about it from the beginning. Authentic experience and consistently excellent food. Most of the staff have been there from the beginning. We feel like we're at home whenever we dine here.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great coq au vin, great Brussels sprouts salad and tasty charcuterie. The bread was delicious and abundant The atmosphere is old fashioned French with a SF edge in a lovely Noe Street location. A neighborhood gem we Jeep coming back to!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The service was fantastic the food was fantastic, the experience was fantastic! As it always has been!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Superb! Delicious food & impeccable service.

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RonK (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very intimate French bistro. Food quality is absolutely amazing, service was good. It’s everything you imagine in a neighborhood French bistro, with world class quality food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day

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OpentableDiner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Five star food, two star service.

Came here for Valentines Day and enjoyed a delicious 4-course meal after hearing great things. We were greeted warmly upon arrival. Unfortunately our server disappeared after our main courses and some ground pepper were brought to the table. In stark contrast to the neighboring tables, our wine glasses sat empty after the first glass, and were taken away without offering another for the rest of our time there. They also delivered the check without asking/checking to see if we wanted an after dinner drink or tea/coffee. We essentially ordered our food, and that was the end of any sort of personal interaction with wait staff. Very delicious food, but the service was nearly absent with the exception of prompt food running and water refills. The Valentine’s Day rose they gave us as we left was a nice gesture though!

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AFood (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was great, very delicious. Would definitely recommend it.

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Chuck1947 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We just loved our dinner at L'Ardoise. I had the Brussels sprout salad and the coq au vin and it was all just wonderful. My friend loved his dinner too. We loved the cozy atmosphere too, and the nice waiters. Great experience!

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vipjdmjdm (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A great place for a date. Excellent food and a romantic setting. The coq au vin is ridiculously tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Makes me miss Paris

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Feinschmecker (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

An unapologetically classic French restaurant, full of flavor, full of butter, rich and delicious. More like a French country restaurant in France, all the delicious food without the pretense and unctuousness that often accompanies really good French food in the US. A modest wine list, modestly priced, with plenty of good choices. We came a long way for this (80 miles) and it was absolutely worth it! We'll be back!

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Alobar (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Charcuterie selection was excellent. Brussels sprouts were prepared perfectly and were refreshing palate cleanser. We both had steak (one the special and the other off the menu), which was perfectly seasoned, and cooked to the perfect temperature. The one area to improve on are the desserts. The Ile flottante and the Valrhona cake were OK. Wince list continues to be well-rounded with some great values. Last but most important, our server was attentive, pleasant and did NOT rush us as is so customary. Thank you for a memorable dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

A lovely spot, intimate and small, serving traditional French cuisine. We've eaten here many times over the years. The food is remarkably well prepared, and it may have the best service in San Francisco.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We have been coming here for birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, etc for many years and it is our favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The food is always great as well as the awesome wines available and kir royal to start. Highly recommended for authentic French cuisine and ambiance.

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vipbrockvond (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

I continue to enjoy this spot. A glass of Vacqueyras was somewhat ... strange, but overall a nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Loved it. I'll be coming back. Open table needs to update the prices on their menu. They're a bit more expensive in real life.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at this fine establishment! Great food, great service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I proposed to my partner at L’Ardoise. The staff were very helpful in making the proposal a surprise.

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vipStuart (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is simply the best restaurant in our neighborhood. We have dined here many times and every time they are so welcoming and the food exceptional. Great service and a great atmosphere.

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4Foodies (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant vibe was very casual and unpretentiousness. This was a very good find in San Francisco, located in mostly residential area, with street parking. Inside, feels cozy, warm and intimate. The food was simple and comforting. Started the evening with tiger prawn ravioles with a touch of finesse. The duck confit was moist and flavorful. My husband had the mushroom risotto with a good punch of earthiness. My daughter ordered the wagyu flat iron steak which was tender and cooked just right. My other daughter had the Parmesan risotto with Mahi-Mahi, moist and paired well with the grains. Offered good wine list that pairs well with the dishes on the menu. We ended the meal with their creme brûlée (silky & creamy texture) and the vahlrona chocolate fondant (delicate). Altogether, a delightful evening with very attentive servers.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was very good and the restaurant is located in a beautiful neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

great place,we will definitely come back. Love the coq au vin

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JohnMR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

I dine at L'Ardoise as often as is feasible. The owners are wonderful, the servers professional and helpful, the menu superb as is the wine list. Above all this may be the environment. Having lived in Paris for a time and dined at many wonderful Paris bistros, this transports me back to that wonderful time in my life. Also, it is quiet enough for a conversation without getting a sore throat from shouting and ringing in my ears when I leave. The desserts are the least wonderful selection so I almost always order the creme brulee which is always worth it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed L'Ardoise! I took a friend there for a birthday dinner, and once we figured out how to get inside (their entryway is on the corner of the building, but it's curtained off on the inside, making it look more like a little coat room...kind of fun trying to figure it out though!), we thought we'd walked into a little slice of Paris. From the decor to the French waiter, to the authentic food, we were incredibly satisfied. We had the pate plate which was phenomenal, a frisee salad that was one of their specials (also delicious), and the escargot (which was tasty, but could have done without the potatoe cup surrounding it, in my opinion). Then we shared the filet mignon, which was perfect. We had wine pairings by the glass, suggested by the waiter, for 3 courses and all were excellent. Oh and the floating pastry dessert was amazing!!! We spent about $160 before tip. Highly recommend this spot if you're into all things French!

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Real french food. I've already recommended to a friend!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We went to L'Ardoise for date night and it was a lovely evening. Cozy and intimate inside with great decor and a manageable noise level. The food was good, he had the bacon wrapped scallops (a special I believe) and I had the filet mignon. The waitstaff were attentive and could read the table well so there wasn't any unnecessary interruptions to our meal. Only complaint was the wait, we had a reservation for 7:30 but we weren't seated until 7:50. It's not unexpected because of how small the restaurant is and the pace of the meal. When we were seated the host was very gracious and made us feel right at home, plus we stayed for at least two hours so I can see why our table was delayed at 7:30. All and all a great ambiance and good food, maybe not worth the price for every day dining but a great change of pace and comfortable evening.

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vipRobBelnapSF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This is probably our 5th time coming here since moving to the City, and L'Ardoise NEVER disappoints. This is a great restaurant for authentic French cuisine - if you're looking for one. There's a lot in the City, but highly recommend coming here first. They pretty much set the standard in cuisine and in service. For this reservation, we went on NYE to ring in the 2018 - and had a great time! Highly recommend - huge wine list, great cocktails, and wonderful staff!!

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