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L'Ardoise, San Francisco, CA
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L'Ardoise

4.8
4.8
2916 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
French Bistro serving traditional and authentic fare in a cozy atmosphere.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • 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 2,916 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. h

    hilaru

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's great to see that L'Ardoise is back to it's wonderful self! We had a lovely time last night!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s our Anniversary and my wife is very happy on their service! The food are superb… overall, they go above and beyond! I will recommend this restaurant to who ever. Bon appétit!
  3. C

    Connor

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy neighborhood french bistro. Classic traditional French options with thoughtful, seasonal specials. Welcoming staff with great knowledge of their well-curated wine list. Excellent desserts! Feels cozy in an old San Francisco way, great option for dinner with good friends or date nights.
  4. BC

    BarbaraC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was very good. I had ordered Buttered Spinach as a side but received the Butter Leaf Salad. It would have been good to have had the waiter repeat the order to assure I got the right one. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly however.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lugar tranquilo y buena comida
  6. A

    Andrea

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ardoise Never disappoints! I have been there many times and the quality is always outstanding!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    we had a wedding anniversary dinner here and it was just as good as ever.
  8. s

    sb1129

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We felt so cared for and taken care of by Genaro! It is one of our go-to places for delicious food and celebrating life!
  9. SC

    SteveC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Ardoise food is always fantastic. We've eaten there many times over the last years and never had a bad dish. Literally everything I have ordered has been great and the service is excellent.
  10. AA

    AntonioA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent French restaurant in a quiet neighborhood. The menu was great, everything looked amazing. The Coq au vin was superb, as was the steak. Im going back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal experience that we will remember forever! Perfect celebratory destination to take your loved ones. We started with the escargot, followed by the sea bass and coq au vin. The ever flowing baguette was a delicious vessel to soak up the sauces of each. If you have to go with any dessert, get the apple tartin. Share a bottle, have good conversation and enjoy the evening!
  12. J

    Joseph

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, top class service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a hidden gem.
  14. s

    susan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I saved a card from about 6 years ago because I had such a wonderful experience at the restaurant. I had an opportunity to revisit the restaurant this weekend and it was every bit as wonderful as I remembered!!!
  15. FC

    FrancisC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there many times, and consistently it has been excellent!
  16. a

    angelas

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner last night,
  17. TS

    ToddS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love L’Ardoise. It’s a perfect little neighborhood gem. The food is always wonderful and the staff incredibly friendly. We went to celebrate a birthday and they made sure we had a special night. Highly, highly recommend this restaurant.
  18. n

    neelicat

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the duck and it was wonderful. The staff was friendly, warm and came with a candle in our desert for my friend's birthday. A great experience dining at a small, cozy neighborhood place.
  19. W

    2Winenut

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Outdoor dinning is nice on a warm day before the wind comes in. Service was charming and attentive. Food well cooked and served promptly. The Escargot & sauce was tasty but didn’t paired over the potato. For me if it was served with puff pastry or butter, pesto.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Ardoise is one of our favorite San Francisco restaurants. Food is always reliable, creative, and delicious. The wait staff is attentive but not hovering. It is not trendy but just excellent food in the French style.
  21. PC

    PCHEESE

    San Francisco

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we entered, we felt like we'd been coming here forever. Warmth of staff was powerful. All plates were prepared perfectly. Server handled wine recommendations quite competently.
  22. S

    Sunday

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and delicious food!!!
  23. TR

    TylerR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible dining experience. The food was elevated, but French through and through.
  24. JL

    JuliaL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Wonderful neighborhood ambience.
  25. T

    Tozu

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Received at 5 pm immediately seated. Always make a reservation….appreciate the fact the restaurant remembered the birthday celebration!
  26. J

    Jr77

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and wine, I went there to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday and she loved it
  27. JM

    JannieMay

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dine at L’Ardoise every time we get to San Francisco. After a four year hiatus in our travels We are happy to report that this restaurant is as good as ever. We love their salad and their special soup on this visit (corn) was wonderful.
  28. JS

    JimS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere. Excellent service. Nice wine. Food choices just right.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food, courteous service, and charming ambiance for a cozy birthday date.
  30. AK

    AceK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful afternoon outside. Next time want to try inside in evening
  31. i

    idontcook

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    L'Ardoise is a reliably good French bistro. Its food is authentic (its duck leg confit is sublime), wines are interesting, service is attentive and friendly, and prices very fair. We look forward to returning.
  32. IT

    IanT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Authentically French without any pretentiousness. Wonderful food and great service.
  33. M

    Mark

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service.
  34. 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 !
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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!

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 2916 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 43 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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