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Folie Douce

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1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
707-822-1042
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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
Description: Folie DOuce is a local, seasonal, organic California bistro serving...
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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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
date night

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
justin b
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Humboldt County, California
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  • Local cuisine
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Humboldt County, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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

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Arcata, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

When people are seeking an Arcata restaurant recommendation this is my first choice if costs are not an issue, not that it is prohibitively expensive as meals seem to run from low $20's to mid $30's. The food is always excellent and menu is diverse enough, accompanied by appealing specials. The ambiance is quite nice. The wine and beer selection... More 

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Garberville, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The restaurant has a nice ambience, overall food is very good. Nice, simple salad. The steak tip pizza was awesome. The ribeye meal was pretty good, sort of eh for the cost though. Overall had a really nice meal here.

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southern California
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Five of us all ordered from the prix fixe menu which had four options and we were all satisfied from the starter to the dessert. This is a small intimate restaurant in which the owner is hands-on. The menu reflects current market fresh ingredients and creative recipes. The wine list included some nice affordable California wines. All of us thoroughly... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a quality restaurant stuck among other establishments catering to the inhabitants of a college town. The place is unassuming, the food and service are astonishing. The reception by the staff is attentive. Then, the menu gives you your first impression that the place is not average. Mouth watering entrees and a wine list that stands out even anywhere... More 

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California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Everything fresh and delicious. The salmon chowder was fantastic! Our server Jake very knowledgable and answered many questions as my husband has many food allergies. He was patient and wonderful. Only the best ingredients, home made ice cream!. I will need to come back to try out the pizza ( looked great)! Great cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From the outside you would never expect what wonderful delights come out of this kitchen...very knowledgeable staff..outstanding dining experience..my food allergies were no problem, the kitchen prepared everything with out missing a beat...and this is by far a contender in the top ten restaurants I have dined in...

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Arcata, CA
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've been going to Folie Douce for over 12 years. Sept. 9th, we decided to make our 32 Anniversary special and made reservations for 6pm. We were 8 minutes late but by the time we were helped, we were 15 minutes past our reservation time. The hostess/owner told us she gave our table away!!!! She did not call us either.... More 

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Arcata, California
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 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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Maryland
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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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Additional Information about Folie Douce

Address: 1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
Phone Number: 707-822-1042
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
Cuisine: Bistro

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Bistro

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