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Folie Douce

1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
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Ranked #4 of 89 restaurants in Arcata
Price range: $16 - $37
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Folie DOuce is a local, seasonal, organic California bistro serving dinners Tuesday-Sunday at 5:30. We embody true California cuisine by utilizing as much local, seasonal, and organic produce and meats as possible in dishes influenced by all ethnicities. Seasonally inspired, we have an ever changing menu while also maintaining some of our favorites year round. We highlight our local community by featuring local winemakers, farmers, and artists on a rotating quarterly basis.
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49 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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Whitwick, UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

From the moment you walk inside you know you are onto something good! Great atmosphere, extremely tasteful décor, very attentive staff. The menu choice was excellent, the food simply outstanding. It wasn't cheap, but you got what you paid for. Highly recommended.

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A warm welcome will greet you to this culinary treasure. Many tempting selections for your first course choice... resist everything (I'm certain it would be good) just order the artichoke cheesecake. Thus is a slice of taste heaven... light, full of savory flavors in each bite. The NY style filet with beet s augratin was excellent. The wait staff suggested... More

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Arcata, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place is small and intimate with excellent ambiance. The pizzas are amazing as is almost everything on the menu. The specials are quite spectacular as well. The wait staff are very friendly and they have a great selection of wine. A little on the pricey side.

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Eureka, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Many things on the menu look good to me. Trying to get Omega 3's, as per my MD's suggestion, I gear toward Salmon and other Omega 3 type fish. Talk about an amazing taste sensation with this particular King Salmon Display on 9-19-2013. Friends enjoyed similar experiences with their choices. This is a restaurant not to miss when you are... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

What a great restaurant this place is. Excellent food, all organic and local. Large portions, maybe a little pricey, but I would definitely eat here again. Loved our server, and the wait staff. Made sure our glasses of water were always filled. I absolutely love this place and highly recommend it! You won't be sorry you tried it!

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

A comfortable, well appointed restaurant in a laid back little town. Good bread and oil, good sized, fresh food (but the duck was a little too "done" for our taste). Surprised that not enough of the local produce (especially the fantastic tomatoes from the market) are not used in the meals. Source everything local and make use of the market... More

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Artfully appointed and rich ambiance with warm color and local arts. The food is organic, fresh and flavorful. The ravioli and salmon were tender and delicious and artfully garnished. The service were superb by Jessica. We like the focaccia so much, she gave us a couple to take for our camping in the redwoods. If you are heading up north... More

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New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Get past the slightly narrow space, decorated in hues of burnt yellows, orange and red - if thats not your cup of tea, of course...be justifiably surprised by the warm, fresh foccoccia and olive oil and then raise your eyebrows when you see the menu. Believe....really believe the waitress when she tells you, with nary any excuse, how she has... More

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Arcata, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Okay so maybe it's not luxurious. But it is very good, especially their homemade individually over-baked mini-pizzas. Excellent wine selection too.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully prepared and delicious. The chef sure knows how to cook. Service was great. Wine was excellent. The appearance from outside is not impressive, but don't let that fool you.

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