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L'ardoise Bistro

151 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1245
+1 415-437-2600
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck confit” (22 reviews)
“floating island” (10 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00 Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
151 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1245
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Superb meal and service. Ravioli and the goat cheese starters were simple but superb. Black cod risotto and coq ou vin were great. We booked 40 mins before dining , the service was fantastic on a busy night. Awesome

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really love l'ardoise. We have been visiting this restaurant regularly for the last few years and always appreciated the friendly and efficient staff, the cosy atmosphere, the great location and the delicious food. This time however disappointed a little bit. We had the foie...More

1  Thank Herve L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Duck Confit and Sole were both cooked to perfection, and the service was spot on. Brussels sprout salad with goat cheese was delicious as well. Minus one star for $30 corkage fee (especially after being told $25 a few days before... which still seems high...More

Thank jd34
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Unfortunately the French Bistro is in decline. Where there were once bistros on every Paris corner, now there are few. There is still a good bistro on a corner in the Castro- L'ardoise. It covers the French classics and does it well. Happily, for San...More

Thank JOEL S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Made a reservation the day of for a Saturday night, only seating left for a party of 2 was at the bar, which was fine because many times I prefer to eat at the bar as I like to sit side-long with my husband. At...More

Thank debcook35
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

BBF picked dinner her for her birthday. Service was very good and professional. We had a bottle of merlot, St Clement which was OK but not my favorite. Their wine prices run in $30-$40+ range per bottle. My cauliflower soup was old, little bit bland....More

Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed 22 January 2018

New Years night they were able to get me and my other half a sitting with one of their prefixed menus. It was perfectly done and needed nothing.

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Great neighborhood French bistro. Not many tables so make reservations as the restaurant is usually full. Many wonderful food and wine selections. There were four of us and we chose different entrees—filet, hanger steak, lamb, and scallions. All were wonderful. Pleasant and attentive staff. Will...More

Thank Shannydog
Reviewed 21 November 2017

It was 2009, in May I decided to pay a visit to my friend Laure who just moved a few months before to San Francisco. After a week of Mexican cuisine in mission (Where I had my first molle experience) and a few American alternative...More

Thank hamid_ammour
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Pulling open the door, past the drapery, one steps into a bit of France. The colors, the furnishings, the welcome. This is a true bistro and they crank food out quickly so it's possible to have a quick wonderful meal, or you can opt for...More

Thank William M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1245
  • Public Transportation: Church Street Castro Duboce Park/Duboce and Noe Duboce and Church
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighbourhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-437-2600
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French bistro fare & a varied wine list star in a cozy, colorful space.
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