• Find l’Ardoise at 151 Noe Street @ Henry San Francisco, California 94114
  • Get in Touch with Us 415-437-2600
  • L’Ardoise is Open for Dinner Tuesday to Thursday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM

The Chef

ImageChef 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 has subsequently begun his education by working in restaurants in Bordeaux, the Pyrénées, and Paris. Chef Clement spent six years in Paris pursuing his love for 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.


The Guardian

The French love their chalk, and no wonder. Chalk makes possible some of France's most prized wines, from the sparkling cuvées of Champagne to the wonderful, minerally whites of the Loire Valley. It's also useful for writing on chalkboards, which tend to be ubiquitous in French restaurants and on sidewalk sandwich boards outside of same. One of the great pleasures of Paris... [ Click Here ]

7x7 SF

I've lived in the city since 1993 and since 1996, all of my editor jobs have required me to keep track of the restaurant scene. Generally, I have a smug sense of myself as someone that knows this scene pretty well. Until I'm proven wrong. Which is pretty often for someone so smug. [ Click Here ]

SF Gate

Peek through the tiny open window into the kitchen at L'Ardoise, and you'll see Thierry Clement with his head bent in sharp concentration. The chef and owner gracefully moves about in a space no larger than a New York City galley-style kitchen. It's in perfect scale to the 38-seat space, which envelops you like a warm cocoon the moment you push through the cloaks of fabric at... [ Click Here ]

SF Weekly

In one's dream of city life, certain factors are key: a pleasant, light-filled, quiet, and maybe even spacious apartment; easy parking or access to public transportation; and amenities ranging from convenient goods and services to distinctive features such as parks and playgrounds. [ Click Here ]

Wine List

  • Champagne

    Seguret Viudas Spain Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rose Gosset Brut Excellence Veuve Cliquot Brut Rose Roland Champion Grand Cru Brut 2000
  • Bourgogne / Chardonnay

    Macon Villages Nicolas Potal 2010 Chablis William Fevre 2011 Pouilly Fuisse Nadine Ferrand 2008 Santenay Les Hates 2010 Montagny Premier Cru Les Coeres 2010 Puligny Montrachet Les Corvees 2010 Meursault Premier Cru La Goutte d’Or 2009 Beaucanon Napa 2009 Carneros Highway 2011 Fleuron Napa 2010 Mac Rostie Sonoma 2008
  • Rhone / Southwest

    Viognier JL Colombo 2010 Chateau du Rouet Rose 2011 Jurancon Domaine Cauhape 2009
  • Bordeaux / Cabernet / Merlot

    Chateau Le Puey Saincrit 2009 Chateau Croix de Rambeau Lussac St Emilion 2008 Chateau Cormeil-Figeac St Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2003 Chateau Fleur des Rouzes Pomerol 2009 Chateau Tour Pibran Pauillac 2008 Prelude a Grand Puy Ducasse Pauillac 2009 Chateau Clos de Salle Pomerol 2006 Chateau Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classe 1992 Chateau Franc La Rose St Emilion Grand Cru Classe 2008 Chateau de Malleret Haut Medoc 2004 Chateau Segur de Cabanac St Estephe 2009 Honig Cabernet Napa 2010 Mario Perelli Minetti Cabernet Napa 2008 Milbrandt Merlot Washington 2008 Beaucanon Reserve Cabernet 1999
  • Southwest & Spain

    Cotes du Roussillon Georges 2007 Corbieres Chateau de Lastours 2010 Cahors Clos la Coutale 2010
  • Alsace

    Allimant Laugner Pinot Blanc 2010 Trimbach Gewurztraminer 2008
  • Loire / Sauvignon Blanc

    Quincy Domaine du Tremblay 2010 Sancerre Les Chataigniers 2011 Savennieres Cuvee Speciale 2009 Chinon Les Chanteaux 2011 Reinking Redwood Valley 2010 (Organic grapes) Mill Creek Dry Creek Valley 2010 Honig Napa 2012
  • Bourgogne / Pinot Noir

    Bourgogne Nicolas Potel 2010 Avitus Puy Dome 2008 Santenay Louis Latour 2009 Gevrey Chambertin Vielles Vignes Gerard Seguin 2010 Aloxe Corton Premier Cru 2009 Domaine Ravault Clos du Roi Beaune d’Etroyes Premier Cru Benton Lane Willamette Valley 2010 Adelsheim Willamette Valley 2010
  • Rhone / Syrah

    Chateau de Montfaucon Cotes du Rhone 2009 Crozes Hermitages Esquisse 2011 Gigondas Domaine de Trignon 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Juliette Avril 2010 Bandol Domaine Tempier 2009 Cote Rotie La Germine 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante Cigalle 2009 Longboard Russian River 2007
  • Loire / Cabernet Franc

    Chinon Domaine Sauvion 2011 Beaucanon Napa 2006
  • Zinfandel

    Dashe Dry Creek Valley 2010 Frog’ s Leap Napa 2010 R & B Cellars Napa 2009 Turley Old Vines St Helena 2002