This is a small (about 25 covers), totally unpretentious restaurant with a cozy ambiance and pleasant welcome from the minimalist but highly professional and efficient staff. Its speciality, not surprisingly, is fish from a modest, yet imaginative, menu. The Slate is the creation of Sébastien Truth. After working in several restaurants in the area, the young chef embarked on his own business, with the desire to share his culinary experience. The menu is Norman cuisine with only fresh, never frozen and always in season fish.
The chef, Sébastien Truth, is to the right in the photo. If you are worried about the interior, you are in the wrong restaurant. The interior is charming and the food is a work of love which shows through in every dish.
For starters I had the Soufle de Crevette et San petit fumet seen above. It was basically a shrimp soufle with a delicious sauce. Lisa had the Croustillant de Camembert, also very good.
For our plats, I had the Faux Fillet which to be honest was a fairly tough strip steak, what was I thinking ordering beef in Fecamp? Lisa had the Filet de Dorade Filet Royal Sauce Buerre Blanc which was very good.
For desert we split the excellent Mi-Cuit au Chocolate seen above with mint flavored whipped creme. For a small restaurant in a small seaside town, L'Ardoise has received a lot of good reviews. In fact it received a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The menu is small, three entres, four plats and three deserts but the food is good and the prices are very reasonable. It is not directly on the harbor, it is behind the square Nicolas Selle where there are are some very touristy restaurants. We loved the food and the service was very friendly.