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All 88 Arcata Restaurants

Folie Douce

1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
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Ranked #6 of 88 Restaurants in Arcata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $37
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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English first
Arcata, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Year in and year out, Folie Douce has been our answer to the question of where to go on a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. This is not bargain country -- go for the great flavors, creative menu items, and intimate atmosphere. If its a bargain you want, then go to Rita's. Our last visit was no exception.... More

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155 reviews 155 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Another restaurant that wants to be gourmet but the food isn't nearly that caliber. Serving sizes are too small and prices are too high given those sizes. I ordered a pizza, which is actually plenty big enough for one person but not nearly enough for two.

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Martinez, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful aromas greet you at Folie Douce, even before you walk in the door. We found the staff to be attentive and friendly, and the menu quite varied. I had the catch of the day, which if I recall was a rock cod, and it was served with very tasty, nicely al dente vegetables and a "garnish" of mussels steamed... More

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Glen Ellen, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food here is wonderful. This was our second visit and the meal could not have been better. I had the duck, my husband and son the steak and our friend the fish of the day. All were excellent as was the strawberry salad. The service however was horrible. It was Mothers Day and quite busy even after 7:30PM. They... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stopped here on a road trip and was very impressed with both the food and service. When one approaches this establishment it seems very humble, in a run down section of town. DO NOT let this dissuade you! This is a very funky, sweet place that serves the best selection of sustainable foods in the north state and does it... More

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Whitwick, UK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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