We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L'Ardoise

$$$
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Redo Search in Map
See more hotels in your map view
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
27 rue de la Bretonnerie, 45000 Orleans, France
+33 2 38 53 51 66
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 49 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    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
,
Geneva, Switzerland
Add Photo Write a Review

49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
smallfield
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aachen
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed L'Ardoise also viewed

Orleans, Loire Valley
Orleans, Loire Valley
 
Orleans, Loire Valley
Orleans, Loire Valley
 

Been to L'Ardoise? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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 - 50
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from L'Ardoise staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?