]Pronounced “lard wazz”—French for the large chalkboard listing the daily specials—this hidden Castro gem feels like an old Parisian bistro, with rich burgundy walls, plush carpet, heavy curtains, and dark wood. The mood is romantic, and the food a bit more special than usual. Escargots are served en gueusaille—in fried potato cups—with garlic and parsley cream sauce. Favorite entrees are just as Gallic; think coq au vin in red wine sauce with potato puree, bacon, and pearl onions; or roasted rack of lamb with pomme frites, garlic, and parsley butter. Add a bottle from the selective wine list and a cheese plate to finish, and your evening will be parfait.
San Francisco› Restaurant
151 Noe St (at Henry St)
Our Rating Neighborhood The Castro Hours Tues–Thurs 5:30–10pm; Fri–Sat 5–10:30pm Transportation Bus: 24. Any Market St. light rail or streetcar Phone 415/437-2600 Prices Main courses $17–$34 Cuisine Type French Web site L’Ardoise