Fodor's Expert Review L'Ardoise

$$$ Louvre/Tuileries French

Despite the updated chic decor, this tiny, reliably good bistro has not sacrificed substance to style. This is first-rate dining, and the three-course dinner menu (you can also order à la carte, but it's less of a bargain) tempts with original dishes like mushroom-and-foie-gras ravioli with smoked duck; farmer's pork with porcini mushrooms; and red mullet with creole sauce. Just as enticing are the desserts, such as a superb feuillantine au citron—caramelized pastry leaves filled with lemon cream and lemon slices—and a boozy baba au rhum. With friendly waiters and a small but well-chosen wine list, L'Ardoise would be perfect if it weren't so popular (meaning noisy and crowded).

French Casual Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Bistro $$$ Flight Centre

Quick Facts

28 rue du Mont Thabor
Paris, Île-de-France  75001, France


Known For:
  • Good-value prix-fixe menus at lunch and dinner
  • Traditional fare with a contemporary twist
  • Noisy crowds
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Sun.

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