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Folie Douce

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1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
707-822-1042
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Folie DOuce is a local, seasonal, organic California bistro serving dinners...
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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  • 50
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Restaurant in Town

The vegetarian creation of the evening has never disappointed me, although definitely get reservations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
Stephanie C
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Troy, Idaho
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Made a reservation for 6 people here. Staff are friendly and helpful, noise level not too bad, and portions generous, but we were disappointed with the quality of the food. At what I consider premium prices ($38 for leg of lamb, this is not the RITZ!), we expect GREAT food, not bland food. We do appreciate the local sourcing, but... More 

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Thank Gerry Q
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The vegetarian creation of the evening has never disappointed me, although definitely get reservations.

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Thank Stephanie C
Spokane, Washington
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Delicious, locally sourced food, deliciously prepared and presented, great attentive (not cloying) service. Small dining room, but it felt spacious.

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Thank QuanYinLynne
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I have been going here since the 90s. They have always been amazing. Had lunch for the first time and had the same wonderful experince.

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Thank Lelehnia D
Connecticut
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We got into Arcata on a Friday at 9pm very hungry. This place was a still open Hail Mary. Talk about serendipity, we liked it so much we came back the next night for my wife's birthday! The service was attentive and polite. The food was outstanding. While it's on the pricy side, I think it's appropriate for the creativity... More 

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Thank docjct
NorCal
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Probably one of the two best restaurants in the Eureka/Arcata area. Their new lunch menu is to die for, especially how you can turn any sandwich into a salad with a duck egg on top. Their dinners and desserts are divine. Good service, cute atmosphere. Fresh local ingredients. Excellent homemade bread. Pricey.

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Thank HumboldtWoman
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

We went here on a locals recommendation because we wanted fresh local food and fish. Both had the prix fix menu because having a taste of everything plus the $35 each was great. Wonderful dishes, salmon and tri tip amazing. Especially liked the micro green salad and fresh veggies. Wine list good and speaks to the food choices; reasonable prices... More 

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Thank Sabrina F
Placerville, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This smaller restaurant is top notch! The food is organic, creative, and delicious. I had the fresh fish with red rice and my daughter had their pasta special. We split a roasted Brussels sprouts side that were the best Brussels sprouts I have ever tasted. We had to take some home, and were too full to try any deserts. They... More 

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Thank travel69mom
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Lived here my whole life and I can't believe I just now discovered folie douce! Great service, food, drinks! It is a smaller place reservations required! So. Good will be back soon!

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Thank Ahannah21
Humboldt County, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

delicious! Steaks are amazing. Great wine list and fabulous services. fixed menu specials are a great deal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 707-822-1042

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?