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L'Ardoise

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27 rue de la Bretonnerie, 45000 Orleans, France
+33 2 38 53 51 66
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very nice experience

Traditional french cuisine with an experimental touch - what else would you want in France ? Give the Ardoise a try. You might not be overwhelmed, but happily satisfied with giving this small restaurant and its cook a chance to show you their talent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
sachabauer
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Geneva, Switzerland
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We decided to check out this nice looking restaurant after a hard day chateau hopping through the Loire Valley. I wish we'd gone to McDonalds. My husband and I each had a 3 course meal - and each of the 6 dishes was consistent in that they were beautifully presented and simply horrible to taste. The sauces were vinegary, the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Traditional french cuisine with an experimental touch - what else would you want in France ? Give the Ardoise a try. You might not be overwhelmed, but happily satisfied with giving this small restaurant and its cook a chance to show you their talent.

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smallfield
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant and were full of expectations, which were soon dashed. The amuse bouche was a glass egg cup full of warm pork and apple gravy, very greasy and unpleasant. The starter was pieces of langoustine and cauliflower set in a sweet orange flavoured aspic. My main course was listed as Ail de Raie, but instead of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our hotel in Orleans recommended this restaurant as it was near and we were tired. A surly waitress made us a little uncomfortable and her attitude didn't improve, even though her boss was pleasant enough. Our main disappointment was the nasty bitter taste under the mousse of the amuse bouche and then the same bitter tincture lurking in a messy,... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We wanted to choose an excellent restaurant for our 1st anniversary dinner in Orléans, my husband's hometown, or nearby towns. So a friend of his, who trained as a chef, highly recommended this place, and told him he has never been let-downed every time he went. The place was unpretentious, and nicely presented with no over-the-top decors. Waitress was absolutely... More 

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Aachen
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had this place recommended by our Hotel. Very cosy place. The waiter helped us with the translation of the menue since our french is not so good. Food was fantastic and the price more than reasonable. On top we received two glasses of wine on the house. If they six stars at trip advisor, we would give them. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 rue de la Bretonnerie, 45000 Orleans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 38 53 51 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 51
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?