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  • L’Ardoise is located at 151 Noe Street @ Henry San Francisco, California 94114 415-437-2600 info@LArdoisesf.com
  • L’Ardoise is OPEN for InDoor and Outdoor Dinning and TakeOut Tuesday to Saturday

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.

Reviews

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/Sparkling

    Crémant De Bourgogne Rosé Bouillot $11 $55 Michael Dervin Rosè Champange $95 Champagnè Lanson Père&Fils Brut $18 $95 Champangè Colin Premièr Cru $110
  • Bordeaux Blanc

    Château La Rose du Pin Entre-Deux-Mers 2019 $10 $40

    Bourgogne / Chardonnay

    Mâcon-Villages Beaune Bouchard Ainé &Fils 2018. $35 Bourgogne AOP Domaine Larochette 2018 $13 $50 Mâcon-Villages Coteaux des Margots 2019 $50 Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes 2019 $70 Chablis Domaine William Fevre 2018 $82 Meursault 1er cru “La Goutte D’Or” Domaine Bernard Millot 2015 $130 Beaucanon Estate Napa 2017 $40 Mac Rostie Sonoma Coast 2019 $14 $56 Stags Leap Hands of Time Napa 2018 $60 Jordan Russian River 2016 $92 Mac Rostie Sonoma Coast 2018 1/2 $35
  • Rhone / Southwest

    Rosé Château Paradis Coteaux D’Aix-en-Provence 2019 $40 Rose château du Rouët Cote De Provence 2017 $10 $40
  • Bordeaux / Cabernet / Merlot

    Château De Fontenille Gran Bordeaux. 2018 $12 $48 Château la Croix Calendreau Bordeaux Supérieur 2016 $55 Chatèau Des Arnauds Lassagne Bordeaux 2019 $58 Château Vieux Potana Lalande De Pomerol 2018 $72 Margaux “Charmes De Kirwan” 2016 1/2 $67 Saint-Estèphe Frank Phelan 2015 $90 Margaux Charmes De Kirwan 2015 $120 Château Fourcas Hosten Medoc Gran Vin De Bordeaux Medoc 2015 $75 Saint Julien Château Du Glana 2015 $92 Saint Julien Château Beychevelle “Amiral de Beychevelle” 2016 $150 Pauillac Château Pédesclaux Grand Cru Classé 2016 $210 Mario Perelli Minetti Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2017 $15 $60 “Ely” Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2017 $75 Stags Leap “Hands of Time” Red Blend Napa 2018 $82 Alpha Omega II Two Squared Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2017 $112 Frog’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2016 $139 Honig Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 201 1/2 $46
  • Sauternes

    Chateau D Yquem 2005 (1/2 $520)

    Alsace

    Pinot Blanc Allimant Laugner 2019 $42 Pinot Gris Allimant Laugner 2016 $48
  • Loire / Sauvignon Blanc

    “La Villaudière” Sauvignon Blanc Reverdy 2017 $33 Pouilly Fumé “Arrêt-Buffatte” 2018 $41 Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) Domaine Pichot 2019 $56 Quincy Vin Noble Domaine du Tremblay 2019 $50 Sancerre Domaine Auchere 2019 $14.5 $58 Sancerre Domaine Vacheron 2019 $85 Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa. 2020 $11 $44 “Clos Pegase” Carneros Napa 2018 $54
  • Bourgogne / Pinot Noir

    Sancerre Domaine Auchere Pinot Noir 2019 $14 $57 Domaine Les Grypèes Morgon Gamay 2020 $50 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Abbaye de Santenay 2017 $62 Bourgogne Chitry Olivier Morin 2019 $60 Michel Sarrazin Fils Givry Sous La Roche 2019 $75 Domaine Delarche Pernand Vergelesses. 2019 $80 Marsannay Louis Latour Beaune 2018 $88 Saint Romain Alain Gras 2017 $115 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Domaine Gerard Seguin 2018 $130 Pommard Grand vin De Bourgogne “Cuvée Signature” Bouchard 2010 $165 “Lemelson” Pinot Noir willamette Valley, Oregon 2018 $16 $64 Hanna Estate Pinot Noir Russian River 2016 $105
  • Rhone / Syrah/grenache

    Rasteau Grenache/Syrah “Lavau” 2017 $44 Côtes Du Rhône Les Frangines Domaine De L’Obrieu 2017 $38 Lirac Château De Mountfaucon “Baron Louis” 2015 $14 $58 Gigondas “Moulin de la Gardette” Cuvée Tradition 2018 $88 St Joseph Domaine Cluzel Syrah 2018 $76 Châteauneuf Du Pape Domaine Chante Cigale 2019 $110
  • Cabernet Franc

    Vignoble Musset Roullier Les Neuf Vingt 2018 $12 $48
  • Zinfandel

    Dashe North California 2018 $13 $55 Sobon Estate “Rezerve" 2019 $55