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L'Ardoise

#493 of 14,151 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Louvre / Palais-Royal
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28 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France
+33 1 42 96 28 18
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Today
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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New York City, New York
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145 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our hotel and our driver recommended this restaurant. It is prix fixe only menu. It was too crowded and the food was merely OK. I would not go back. I recommend Lescure down the block.

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Thank Steven L
New York City, New York
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152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a late dinner. The set menu with lots of choices is great value. I had the Duck and it was magnificent. The only downsides are the tables are very much squashed together, so it's very tight. The wine list is limited. But the food is wonderful and service very good.

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Thank 749David
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went back to this restaurant twice on 2 separate occasion on the same trip. So including my last trip here to Paris, I came back thrice. Their quality of food did not drop which is usually my main concern after its pricing. I love their pumpkin soup! It is a must try!

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Thank Cyril J
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my second visit & just as good as the first. Great French menu w/ daily specials & good house wine. Great for couples or solo. Loved the fish, desserts & soups.

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Thank Jennifer M
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the recommendation of our concierge my husband and I booked a table at L'Ardoise, which is two blocks west of our hotel. What a great meal we had. The restaurant holds about 30 people and the tables are very close together, but that should not deter you. I had the soup, lamb and sorbet. My spouse had the crab... More 

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Thank Carole C
New York City, New York
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183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

It a small place a stone's throw from our hotel. Several people recommended it to me so I dragged some coworkers with me. Definitely did not disappoint. The restaurant gave you a feeling that you've been there before, and that you're always welcome. The 3-course selection was delightful, and a very reasonable wine list. Service was good, and we left... More 

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Thank Wilson L
Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food with interesting specials daily. Sometimes it is awkward to dine alone, but the atmosphere is so welcoming and the service is great!

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Thank Kathy A
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The meals and the wine were very original and of very high quality. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is very intimate since the table are set very closely together. This way you easily get to speak with your neighbors, mostly nice people. A good place to be.

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Thank eddebruin
Detroit
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280 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

If you seek an excellent meal in a VERY tight environment (elbow to elbow) in a small room, this is your spot. Recommend the beef bourguignon, mushroom risotto, butternut velouté. Sole waitress was so rushed that she did not have time for pleasantries. Nevertheless, 38€ for a 3 course very fine meal is a real find.

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Thank PointerDetroit
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The food was excellent and great value at 38 Euros for a three course menu. Unfortunately (whether it was just the "Parisienne way" or a language issue) the service was rude. I would recommend the restaurant for the food but not if you want the "perfect experience"!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 23:00
Monday
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Saturday
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Louvre / Palais-Royal
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 96 28 18

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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal, this neighbourhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering window displays. Every other establishment has someone to open the door for you or park your car. You can spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theatres compete for your applause. It's a neighbourhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
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