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L'ardoise Bistro

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Neighborhood:
The Castro
French, Bistro
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151 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1245 (Henry)
Church Street Castro Duboce Park/Duboce and Noe Duboce and Church
+1 415-437-2600
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: French bistro fare & a varied wine list star in a cozy, colorful space.

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wow!

I was treated to the most amazing dinner here. Everything was fabulous; food, drinks, service, dessert - amazing! I will definitely come back here again and again. I think it's my new favorite!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Stephtravel2014
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San Francisco, California
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was treated to the most amazing dinner here. Everything was fabulous; food, drinks, service, dessert - amazing! I will definitely come back here again and again. I think it's my new favorite!

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San Diego
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful intimate dinner here for our anniversary during a stay in San Francisco. The staff was warm and welcoming, the room beautifully lit and cozy. The place is very small, and it's hard not to hear neighboring conversations...but that turned out to be a good thing because we had a great conversation with the... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is classical French bistro food at its best. The chef is creative but keeps the actual recipes for the dishes rather than modernizing them or making any changes. It is an intimate setting with great service, wines and food. We go there for romantic celebrations (anniversary) when in town. Pricey but very much worth it.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Whether you're looking for a cozy romantic date night or a relaxing classy time solo This is the place. Great food,Great servers, Great ambiance

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This tiny bistro on Noe St. just north of Market is reminiscent of the multitude of corner bistros found all over Paris -- even the waitstaff are French. We had the Coq au Vin which came with the signature rich, dark sauce, and which did not disappoint. I found the staff attentive, caring and polite; the menu somewhat limited, but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was our second visit to L'Ardoise and it was just as good as the first. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The first visit we had some time constraints and they made sure we got out on time. This second visit was more leisurely and we tried the coq au vin, which was delicious and the steak and... More 

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san rocco
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180 reviews 180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food is really very very good, everything on the menu, I have been there many times, tried meat, fish and the wonderful salads, letting alone the pommel frites, good selection of wine at a reasonable price for San Francisco, great service, wonderful relaxed cozy atmosphere like only the French could create

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very Romantic place in a quiet neighbourhood. Nice french waiters who take good care of you. Huge portions of typical french dishes, perfectly executed.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Happiness is finding a good French restaurant close to home. We had a lovely dinner in this cozy and inviting bistro. The food was excellent and the service very good. We shared the shrimp raviolis and they were terrific. Then we had the mushroom risotto and the seafood cassoulet. Both delicious. The floating island was quite good but was no... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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280 reviews 280 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Perhaps it was the seating, but my 2nd time wasn't quite as special as the first. We sat at the back this time & up front the first time. I don't know if that was it, but it felt different. The food is fantastic - service is great. I will go back, but maybe sit closer to the front. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Noe St, San Francisco, CA 94114-1245
    (Henry)
  • Public Transportation: Church Street Castro Duboce Park/Duboce and Noe Duboce and Church
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Castro
  • Neighborhood: The Castro
  • Phone Number: +1 415-437-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

French bistro fare & a varied wine list star in a cozy, colorful space.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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