Top 5 French Restaurants In San Francisco – No.3 – L’ardoise Bistro – 94114 – US

Top 5 French Restaurants In San Francisco – No.3 – L’ardoise Bistro – 94114 – US

Top 5 French Restaurants In San Francisco – No.3 – L’ardoise Bistro – 94114 – US

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Category: French

151 Noe St
(between 15th St & Henry St)
San Francisco, CA 94114
Neighborhood: Duboce Triangle

(415) 437-2600


Health Score: 
98 out of 100
Tue-Thu 5:30 pm – 10 pm

Fri-Sat 5 pm – 11 pm

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Beer & Wine Only
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Intimate, Romantic
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About L’ardoise Bistro

L’Ardoise – pronounced [ LARD-WAZZ ] – is a French bistro in San Francisco, serving traditional and authentic fare in a cozy atmosphere. In French, the word ardoise refers to a chalkboard, on which the menu is traditionally written.

L’Ardoise has been a neighborhood favorite since it opened in 2008, receiving great reviews from both diners and professional critics.

The Chef

Chef Clement’s professional experience includes three years at Le Charm, a San Francisco bistro, one year at Elizabeth and Daniel, a 2001 James Beard nominated restaurant, and three years leading the kitchen at Fringale, a Basque inspired restaurant. He then opened his own restaurant, L’Ardoise Bistro in March 2008. L’Ardoise Bistro has been featured in the Michelin guide, and has a good rating in the Zagat Survey, Yelp, and other blogs, plus a few article in the local papers.

Born in the French Alps, Chef Clement then moved with his family in central France, and worked at his father’s butcher shop. He acquired a taste for fresh, simple food that makes the pride of his hometown’s artisan products and his mother’s home cooking.

Chef Clement began spending time in professional kitchens at age 15 and subsequently began his education by working in restaurants in Bordeaux, the Pyrénées and Paris. Chef Clement spent six years in Paris pursuing his love of the culinary arts at venues including The Bistro du Peintre, a typical bistro in the Bastille area; La Cigalle, a small restaurant specializing in soufflés, L’Escargot Montorgueuil , and La Cantine Des Gourmets, a Michelin star rated restaurant. Before moving to the United States, he worked briefly at Fitzer’s in Temple Bar, Ireland, where he was executive chef.

Menu for L’ardoise Bistro



Fresh Butter Lettuce Salad

W/smoked olive oil, vinaigrette & marinated white anchovies

  • 8.00

Duck Foie Gras Terrine

Served with housemade brioche toasts. suggestion: loupiac chateau dauphine

Suggestion 10.00

Tiger Prawn Raviole

W/sauce vierge & fresh mixed herbs

  • 11.00

Charcuterie Plate

With housemade pates

  • 14.00

Escargots En Gueusaille

Garlic & parsley sauce

  • 11.00

Warm Cal. Goat Cheese

On baked apple crouton, mixed lettuces & walnut vinaigrette

  • 12.00

Brussel Sprout Salad

With toasted almonds, goat cheese, balsamic reduction

  • 11.00



Seared Black Angus Filet Mignon

With pommes landaises & white truffle oil

  • 32.00

Black Angus Hanger Steak

With pommes frites & st emilion wine sauce

  • 19.00

Bistro Coq Au Vin

In rich red wine sauce

  • 19.00

Traditional Duck Leg Confit

Cooked 7 hours in its own fat, with pommes landaises & garlic sauce

  • 21.00

Pan Roasted Rack Of Lamb

With potato gratin, garlic & parsley butter

  • 35.00

Pan Seared Loch Duart Salmon

With warm lentil salad & fennel

  • 23.00

Sauteed Gnocchi A La Parisienne

In a puff pastry with hedgehog & black trumpet mushrooms, mushroom sauce

  • 17.00

Crispy Skin Rocky Jr Chicken Breast

Potato puree, spinach & roasted garlic jus

  • 18.00



Buttered Spinach

  • 5.00

Brussel Sprouts Potato Gratin

  • 5.00

Cheese Selection Of The Day

  • 10.00

What’s Popular Here?

Bistro Coq Au Vin

Maria F. Yum! So it was a little crammed and a little loud (on a Tuesday- sign of a great spot!)… and while… Read more

Pommes Landaises

Veronica H. I’ve been wanting to come here for quite some time, and we finally made it! Be sure to make a… Read more

Tiger Prawn Raviole

Paul G. A rainy night on a cozy little corner beneath enormous shade trees. Pushing back the heavy drape at… Read more


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